Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, September 22, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Success Position at UNT Dallas

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in Fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.

The College of Law’s goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

The University – the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should possess enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow’s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to:

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:


  • Teach and assist in the development of academic support related courses to enhance law school performance.
  • Teach and assist in the development of bar readiness related work product courses and workshops.
  • Assist in the design and teaching of workshops to improve the academic skills of students.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of student-led programs, including training.
  • Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product and bar readiness related work product.
  • Provide individual academic support counseling to students in all stages of their studies, including those struggling academically and those preparing for the bar exam.
  • Serve as an individual support to students, monitor the progress of students, and provide the encouragement necessary to contribute to successful academic completion.
  • By utilizing various outreach mechanisms, encourage students and bar takers throughout major events such as finals and the bar exam.
  • Assist in providing academic advising to all students.
  • Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data.
  • Assist in the coordination of efforts and work with other student services departments to address the needs of students.
  • Respond to student concerns in a timely manner, and
  • Otherwise support the Director of Academic Success and Bar Readiness, as needed.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

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