Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Assistant Professor of Academic Success & Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation at U of Dayton

Assistant Professor of Academic Success and Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation – POSITION SUMMARY

The University of Dayton School of Law is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Academic Success who also will be Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation.    The Academic Success Program at the School of Law is designed to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and first-time bar passage.  The Academic Success Program impacts every stage of the academic program, providing support to students from orientation to after graduation.  An academic success professor position is a non-tenure track position for one year with possibility for renewal pursuant to a faculty adopted policy which also provides for a long-term (three or five-year) appointment after at least three years of satisfactory service.   An Assistant Professor of Academic Success will be charged with teaching academic success courses, providing academic advising to students, and participating in and supporting the Academic Success Program.  The Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation is an internal administrative appointment at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Law.  The Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation will lead the Academic Success Program and supervise faculty teaching in programs of academic success and bar examination preparation.  A more detailed position description is available upon request.

An applicant must have prior experience in legal education or law teaching, including prior experience in the enhancement of student learning processes and outcomes. In addition to a J.D. degree, the applicant must also have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators.  We prefer candidates with three years or more prior experience in law school academic support, prior experience in the assessment of students’ academic performance consistent with the expectations of the faculty and the bar examination, and highly effective communication and presentation skills.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.  To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed
to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.  Applications will be accepted until March 27, 2014.  To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply online at: 
 http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/13008.  Cover letter and CV should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application.  For more information about the School of Law or the Academic Support Program, please visit our website at http://www.udayton.edu/law or contact the chair of the hiring committee, Professor James Durham, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio  45469-2772.



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