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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Assistant Dean Position at Texas Southern

Law School:   
  Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Title:         Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness

Department:  Law 

to:     Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 

Date:      Fall Semester 2013


            The Assistant Dean for Academic Support & Bar Readiness (ADASBR) performs a variety of functions at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Office of Academic Affairs, to support the teaching and learning goals of the Law School. The ADASBR will have a 12-month administrative
appointment. The ADASBR will divide his/her time between the administrative
duties in academic support, bar examination services program, and teaching or
assisting in the teaching of 1-2 Bar courses per year at the Law School.  Salary is commensurate with University guidelines and experience.

The ADASBR is responsible for:

  • Effective management of existing academic support programs at the Law School.
  • Designing and implementing strategies to successfully assist students’ learning,
         particularly at-risk or high risk students.
  • Participating in individual and group academic advising of at-risk Bar examination
  • Designing and implementing strategies to assist students with preparation for the Bar
         examination including working with members of the administration and
         faculty to evaluate curriculum and academic standards to maximize Bar
  • Participating in the planning and development of Bar exam passage and enhancement
         programs, including Bar examination counseling and coaching of students
         during their enrollment and as they prepare to take the Bar examination.
  • Along with other members of the administration, evaluating and creating reports
         on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, course enrollment,
         entrance scores and Bar passage results; Work with the Center for Pedagogy
         and Law School Assessment Department to develop and track matrix to
         determine effectiveness of programs and initiatives.
  • Hiring, training and supervising  student mentors  who provide academic
         support ;
  • Assisting in designing and implementing the academic support component of the
         orientation programs;
  • Work with Students’ Affairs in overseeing the institution’s policies for
         providing reasonable accommodation for academic support students with
         disabilities to ensure compliance with the ADA and section 504 of the
         Rehabilitation Act.

The ADASBR may have other responsibilities as assigned from
time to time by the Dean of the Law School and or Associate Dean for Academic

The ADASBR reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
and works closely with other constituencies within the law school, particularly
the Assistant Dean of Students’ Services, Registrar, and Executive Director of
Assessment, Bar Curriculum Instructors, Lawyering Process instructors, Tutors,
Student Mentors, Writing Professors, and other faculty members.  

            Applicants must have a J.D. degree and strong academic credentials. The successful candidate must be able to work both collaboratively and independently and must have a creative approach to problem solving, with strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication
skills, and demonstrated success in collaborating within all levels of an
institution. Preference will be given for experience in teaching and coaching
at-risk law students, academic support, law school administration, law school
teaching, and scholarship in the area of learning theory and academic support.

            Please apply at www.  Click on the link for “Search Job Postings”
and type “Law” in the Department Name.  Select the position for Assistant Dean, Academic Support and Bar Exam Services.  If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Gabriel Aitsebaomo at 713.313.1127 or

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