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Friday, October 5, 2018

Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Bar Support Position at Drexel

 Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Bar Support 

Drexel University Kline School of Law, in Philadelphia, seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Bar Support for a position commencing on January 1, 2019 or later. We are accepting applications now, and the position will remain open until filled.

JD Degree and membership in at least one state bar required. Law teaching experience, expertise and experience in academic support or bar support preferred. Ability to work collaboratively and to communicate well with students, faculty and staff.

The person filling this position will develop and teach courses to support the successful bar passage of our graduates, coordinate bar support activities throughout the law school, and have additional teaching responsibilities as agreed upon. 

The Kline School of Law is part of Drexel University and is centrally located in Philadelphia.  Its JD program includes a professional practice requirement in the form of a clinic or co-op placement for academic credit, as well as a pro bono service requirement. Students can pursue concentrations in Health Law, Business and Entrepreneurial Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Criminal Law.  Its nationally ranked legal writing program prepares students for their professional practice requirement.  A robust Academic Success curriculum under the Direction of a full-time Director of Academic Success offers faculty-led workshops, Dean Scholar sessions in each large first year course, upper level courses in analysis and writing strategies, counseling, and individual assistance by a Writing Specialist.

The person appointed will assume responsibility for assessing our current communications, programming, and support of successful bar passage, and for augmenting and revising our current academic programming in this area.

These responsibilities may include:

  • developing, coordinating and teaching part of a two-semester sequence of bar examination preparation courses for third-year students that may be required for certain students and elective for others.
  • centralizing communication with students about bar examination preparation and the requirements for admission to the bar.
  • coordinating a faculty and alumni bar mentor program for students.
  • analyzing student data relating to bar passage 
  • offering resources to faculty regarding teaching techniques and assessments that support bar exam preparation.

The person appointed will also have the opportunity to teach academic courses as part of our J.D. program consistent with their interests and the school’s academic needs.

This appointment will be a full-time contract position. At the Kline School of Law, Teaching Professors participate actively in the life of the law school, including attending faculty meetings and workshops, and serving on committees. After an initial contract period, most of our Teaching Professors hold renewable contracts and vote on all matters other than appointment and promotion of tenure-track faculty.

Please apply through the Drexel Jobs Portal at https://www.drexeljobs.com    The position is titled Asst Teaching Prof/Director of Bar Support, and is requisition number 9252 for Department 3392: Kline School of Law.

For further information, contact Terry Jean Seligmann, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at tjs57@drexel.edu.

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