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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, June 2, 2017

Visiting Position in Academic Excellence at New England Law

Faculty Position in the Academic Excellence Program

New England Law | Boston is seeking dynamic and experienced applicants for a faculty position in the Academic Excellence Program.  The program provides support to students throughout their law school experience, including a first-year legal skills course, an upper-class legal analysis course set in the context of Evidence law, and individual counseling and advising initiatives. These programs help students learn the critical skills for success in law school, on the bar examination, and in legal practice.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will work closely with the Director of Academic Excellence and other members of the faculty to:

  • Design and teach academic support courses, workshops, and additional programming as needed. Specifically, the person hired will be responsible for teaching sections of:
    • a) Academic Excellence: a full-year, weekly class for all 1L students designed to develop the fundamental skills for law school success (e.g., case reading, briefing, outlining, exam writing and legal analysis). The course also includes several sessions and exercises that are co-taught with other members of the faculty.
    • b) Legal Analysis: a fall-semester course for 2L students based in the context of Evidence, focusing on teaching core exam-writing and analytical skills.
  • Provide individual counseling to first-year and second-year students needing academic support;
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities as needed to implement the program;
  • Assist with bar preparation teaching, counseling and other initiatives as needed; and
  • The person hired may also be called upon to perform other activities in service to the law school, such as faculty committee and task force work, and student group advising.

 Qualifications:

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school with strong law school credentials
  • At least two years of experience in academic support, law teaching, or educational counseling/advising
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with students to support their academic progress and to implement individually tailored measures to improve their performance
  • An ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with faculty in designing effective co-taught classes within the first-year program 
  • Prior experience in teaching legal skills and designing assessments to achieve skills-based learning objectives (such as issue-spotting, identifying and applying legal rules to material facts, and presenting viable counterarguments) is highly desired

This is a full-time, one-year visiting position starting not later than August 1, 2017 at a title and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary history/requirements) and writing sample to resume@nesl.edu.  

New England Law | Boston, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law and as consistent with ABA and AALS policies.

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