Monday, June 12, 2017
Position Description: Director of Academic Success
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, a small, mission-driven institution in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking to hire a Director for its Academic Success Program. The position is full-time, non-tenure track, and will commence on or before August 1, 2017. A twelve-month contract is preferred. The Director of Academic Success, in coordination with the Director of Bar Services, develops, coordinates, and implements the law school’s Academic Success Program. Job duties include teaching courses focused on the development of academic skills; overseeing the school’s week-long pre-matriculation program; and working with students in individual and small-group meetings. In addition, the Director of Academic Success will have a significant role in the school’s bar preparation program. The LMU Duncan School of Law is provisionally approved by the American Bar Association, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, and will be seeking full ABA approval in the near future. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Inquiries and letters of interest may be sent to Professor William Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be submitted online at https://lincolnmu.peopleadmin.com/postings/3085. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the position will remain open until filled.
Required qualifications: JD from an institution accredited by the ABA or the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners; bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction (can be inactive).
Preferred qualifications: At least three years of experience practicing law or teaching at a legal institution; prior experience with law school academic success or bar preparation programs; a personal record of strong academic achievement; law school advising, counseling, or tutoring experience; and higher education teaching experience.
- The position advertised:
X a. is a full-time appointment.
___ b. is a part-time appointment.
- The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
X c. may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ f. is an adjunct appointment.
X g. is a year-to-year appointment.
___ h. is a one-year visitorship.
___ i. is for at will employment.
- The person hired:
___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
X b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
___ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
4. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below. (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
___ a. over $120,000
___ b. $110,000 - $119,999
___ c. $100,000 - $109,999
___ d. $90,000 - $99,999
X e. $80,000 - $89,999
___ f. $70,000 - $79,999
___ g. $60,000 - $69,999
___ h. $50,000 - $59,999
___ i. $40, 000-49,999
___ j. $10,000 - $39,000.
___ k. less than $10,000.
5. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Assistant Dean.
X c. Director.
___ d. Associate Director.
___ e. Assistant Director.
___ f. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).
___ g. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
X h. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ i. no title.
- Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):
X a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.
X b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.
X c. working with diverse students.
X d. managing orientation.
X e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
X f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
X g. working with students on an individual basis.
___ h. teaching other law school courses.
- The person hired will be present in the office:
___ a. 9-10 month appointment.
X b. Year-round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).
- The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
X b. No.
- The person hired will report to:
X a. the Dean of the Law School.
___ b. an Associate Dean.
___ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department.
___ d. a Faculty Committee.