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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, July 18, 2014

Director ASP Position at St. John's

St. John’s University School of Law
Director, Academic Support
Tracking Code 217794-951
Title: Director, Academic Support
Department:  School of Law
Campus:  Queens, New York
Job Description:
St. John’s Law School invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean or Director of Academic Support.  St. John’s is committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse student body; we admit students who have the potential to succeed in law school and in the legal profession.  We are therefore committed to providing support to any of our students who struggle academically. 
The Law School already has a robust bar passage program for students at risk of failing the bar.  The new Assistant Dean/Director will focus, instead, on academic support in the first, second and (for our evening students) third years of law school.  He or she will help students transition into law school and complete the J.D. degree.  The Director will work with Professors (especially first-year Professors), Teaching Assistants, and Writing Consultants from the Law School Writing Center to devise and provide individualized help for students at risk as well as broader programs and initiatives that provide academic support to students.  We anticipate that the program will evolve, depending on the Director’s vision and skills.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative, self-starter with a strong understanding of the skills students need to succeed in law school.   A J.D. is required for this position.  A Master’s Degree in Education (or a similar field) and experience working with adult learners are both preferred, but not required.
The position does not carry a faculty rank.  It will be filled in an administrative title (e.g., Director, Assistant Dean, etc.), which will depend on credentials and experience.
When applying, please include a list of five references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what your vision would be for developing a robust and innovative academic support program at St. John’s.
This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver’s license is also required.
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

 Applications are accepted online via this link.

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