Friday, May 1, 2015

Two New Positions in Academic Achievement at The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School is restructuring the Academic Achievement Program and seeks two Academic Achievement Specialists who will work with the Director and Associate Director of the program under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.  It is anticipated that one specialist will enhance the design of the Expert Learning course, which provides guidance regarding the challenges of the first year of law school.  This specialist will also work with professors of first year courses to integrate the course into doctrinal courses. This specialist will design and teach in a new program, the Advanced Learning Labs in coordination with professors of second year courses. It is anticipated that the second specialist will teach in bar preparation courses for credit and bar preparation programs for students both in their final semester and during their two months of intensive bar preparation. This specialist will also design new bar preparation programs.

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-approved law school with an excellent academic record and bar passage, preferably in Illinois.
  • Law school experience preferred, either in an academic achievement program or as an adjunct professor.
  • Superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good organizational and judgmental abilities.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to work under pressure and evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Sensitivity to students with disabilities and multicultural backgrounds.
  • Some knowledge of law school academic support and willingness to learn  the approach at The John Marshall Law School.
  • Willingness to attend and develop relationships at regional and national bar support meetings.
  • General knowledge of intellectual technology and willingness to master new developments.

Note:  As these are new positions, other job related duties and responsibilities may be assigned, and the job description may change as the needs of the Academic Achievement Program change.

Application:

Submit cover letter, resume, and three recommendations on or before application deadline on June 30, 2015, or when the position is filled. Start date scheduled for August 1, 2015. Personal interviews will take place at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604.  Submit application to the attention of Associate Dean Anthony Niedwiecki.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Albany Law School seeks Director of Academic Support and Bar Success

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND BAR SUCCESS
 
Albany Law School seeks applicants to direct and expand its academic support and bar success programs.   The Director will administer and assess the existing academic success and bar success programs and recommend additions and modifications to the programs, focusing on initiatives to increase bar passage rates. The Director may have other responsibilities as assigned from time to time by the Dean and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
 
Qualified candidates will have a J.D. with strong law school credentials and admission to the practice of law, preferably in New York. The position requires knowledge of legal theory, analysis and writing, and other skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar examination.  Preference will be given for experience in academic support and bar preparation programs, administrative and supervisory experience, law teaching experience, counseling and tutoring experience, knowledge of learning theory, understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.  This is a full-time, 12-month, long-term contract track position with the beginning rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Academic Success.  The person who fills this position will be eligible for a five-year long-term contract after a probationary period of three (3) years. 
 
Albany Law School is the oldest, independent law school in North America with a long tradition of producing great leaders.  We are located in the heart of New York State’s capital since 1851, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains.  Albany is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Boston and Montreal, and is served by excellent highway, air and rail transportation systems. The institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs -- including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center -- provide unique opportunities for students and faculty. With 17 neighboring colleges and universities, including a campus shared by Albany Medical College, Albany College of Pharmacy and Sage College, the school benefits from several joint degree programs as well as other associations. Students and faculty also work closely with New York's highest court, federal courts and the state legislature, as well as a thriving tech-based economy.
 
Albany Law School offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package.  Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest using the contact information below.  Deadline for receipt of applications is April 24, 2015.
 
Albany Law School
Attn:  Sherri Donnelly, Director of Human Resources
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3494
Fax: (518) 445-3262
E-mail: hr@albanylaw.edu

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Academic Support Position: Ave Maria Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking

THE AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW IN NAPLES FLORIDA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking. The person in this position will teach academic success related courses and provide intensive academic counseling to students. This position requires the ability to identify students’ academic strengths and opportunities and to devise effective instructional approaches and counseling strategies to help students optimize their academic performance. The person in this position will have exceptional teaching and counseling skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team, sound judgment, the ability to deal with sensitive situations using discretion, and the ability to foster close relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach the Applied Critical Thinking and Legal Analysis class, a three-credit course designed to optimize students’ academic performance.
  • Provide academic counseling to students and participate in efforts to support all students’ law school success.
  • Create and deliver academic success presentations and workshops to groups of students. 
  • Prepare, administer, and provide in-depth feedback on practice exams and actual exams.
  • Track students’ performance and maintain records and statistics concerning students’ progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

4. Qualifications:

Qualified applicants will possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, bar certification, relevant experience, and a strong dedication to student success. Previous experience teaching, tutoring, or providing academic counseling is a plus. Florida bar membership, practice experience, and a strong interest in the learning sciences are also helpful. Some evening and weekend work required

5. Contact:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references to HR@avemarialaw.edu.

Ave Maria School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, and strongly encourages applications from persons of diverse backgrounds willing to support the institutional mission.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Director of Bar Success at UMass

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE:

Director of Bar Success

DIVISION:                

Academic and Student Affairs

 

 

DEPARTMENT:  

School of Law

 

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

REPORTS TO:

Director of Teaching and Learning Methods

SUPERVISES: 

May supervise student employees and provide functional supervision of clerical/administrative staff.

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Director of Bar Success will work with the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods, as well as faculty and staff, including the Director of Graduate Academic Resources and Legal Writing Center, to assist students and graduates as they prepare for the bar exam, both as they progress through Law School and after they graduate.   Develops, coordinates, and implements school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage, including joint workshops and courses, and meetings with students, graduates, Academic Success professionals and faculty.

 

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Implements, evaluates, and enhances existing bar-preparation services.
  • Improves and expands existing programs, including:  providing a clearinghouse of bar preparation, collaborating with commercial bar preparation companies to assist students with their bar preparation efforts, working with ASP staff to coordinate a mentor program to provide individual mentors to graduates preparing for the bar, tracking at-risk students’ preparation for the bar exam and performance on the exam, and providing resources for repeat bar exam takers.
  • Helps individual students and graduates develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for
    passing the bar exam.
  • Creates individual student plans of study after one-on-one meetings with all 2L, 3L, and 4L students.
  • Individual student and graduate counseling and mentoring.
  • Provides advice on course selection.
  • Provides general assistance about bar application completion.
  • Meets regularly with students and graduates who are preparing for the bar exam and reviews sample bar exam essays. and provides analysis and feedback to help them improve their writing skills.
  • Instruction in workshops and for-credit course.
  • Coordinates instruction and assessments for or teaches for-credit bar preparation course and provides feedback on student work product.
  • Analyzes bar exam results (including statistical analysis) and provides regular reports concerning results.
  • Provides bar-related information to faculty members regarding topics tested and recent bar exam questions in the faculty member’s area of teaching and encourages and supports faculty development with respect to the bar exam.
  • Develops web page and other communications describing bar support program and services.
  • Stays abreast of bar exam developments in Massachusetts and nationally and of developments in the delivery of bar support by law schools.
  • Regularly attends and develops relationships at regional and national bar support professionals meetings, with efforts to develop leadership role.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Juris Doctorate

EXPERIENCE:

Previous (one year or more) experience teaching.

OTHER

Evening and weekend work will be required.  Travel will be required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong interpersonal, organization, analytical and public speaking skills.
  • Ability develop and manage higher educational programs
  • Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law school students.
  • Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles/disabilities.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform research and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter, demonstrated initiative.
  • Able to relate to students, faculty, University personnel, and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated creativity.
  • Ability to follow-through.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters in Education (or related degree)

Experience teaching law students, including experience during law school

Bar support work at a Law School
Experience working with the Massachusetts bar exam

     

 

 

 

     

 

Note: Other job related duties and responsibilities may be assigned and/or the job description changed periodically to reflect changing organization needs.

Note: All position descriptions need to be completed and approved before recruiting activities begin.  All updated or revised administrative position descriptions must be approved by the appropriate Vice Chancellor/designee and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/designee.  All new administrative position descriptions must be approved by the Vice Chancellor/designee, Associate Vice Chancellor for Affirmative Action/designee and Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/designee.  If applicable, the Office of Human Resources will provide notice to and consult with the union representative.                                February 2015

 

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Asst Dean of Law Student Affairs--St. Marys, TX

Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs

St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, seeks an Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs.  The position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. The Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs is a senior administrator of the Law School whose primary responsibilities focus on the academic, intellectual, psychological, and personal aspects of student life at the law school. This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of student life in the law school, including promoting student engagement in law school life, supervising law student activities and organizations, developing new organizations that promote service and professionalism, coordinating professional and social opportunities to engage law students in university life and to encourage law students to develop and maintain a professional manner and demeanor.  The Assistant Dean must also have a commitment to leadership in a Catholic and Marianist institution, which fosters quality education in a family spirit; to pursue service, justice and peace and prepare for adaptation and change, while encouraging each person in their own way in their formation in faith.

Applications can be found at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/.  Along with the employment application please submit (1) letter of application addressing interest in position, (2) curriculum vita, (3) official graduate transcript confirming the Juris Doctor degree, (4) three letters of reference. For further inquiries, please contact Victoria Mather, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at vmather@stmarytx.edu.  Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015 through March 10, 2015. 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Job Opening: Director of Bar Support at UMass Law

 

Director of Bar Support

Job Description:

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Director of Bar Success will work with the Director of Academic Success, as well as faculty and staff, including the Director of Graduate Academic Resources and Legal Writing Center, to assist students and graduates as they prepare for the bar exam, both as they progress through Law School and after they graduate.   Develops, coordinates, and implements school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage, including joint workshops and courses, and meetings with students, graduates, Academic Success professionals and faculty.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implements, evaluates, and enhances existing bar-preparation services.
  • Improves and expands existing programs, including:  providing a clearinghouse of bar preparation, collaborating with commercial bar preparation companies to assist students with their bar preparation efforts, working with ASP staff to coordinate a mentor program to provide individual mentors to graduates preparing for the bar, tracking at-risk students’ preparation for the bar exam and performance on the exam, and providing resources for repeat bar exam takers.
  • Helps individual students and graduates develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for
  • passing the bar exam.
  • Creates individual student plans of study after one-on-one meetings with all 2L, 3L, and 4L students.
  • Individual student and graduate counseling and mentoring.
  • Provides advice on course selection.
  • Provides general assistance about bar application completion.
  • Meets regularly with students and graduates who are preparing for the bar exam and reviews sample bar exam essays. and provides analysis and feedback to help them improve their writing skills.
  • Instruction in workshops and for-credit course.
  • Coordinates instruction and assessments for or teaches for-credit bar preparation course and provides feedback on student work product.
  • Analyzes bar exam results (including statistical analysis) and provides regular reports concerning results.
  • Provides bar-related information to faculty members regarding topics tested and recent bar exam questions in the faculty member’s area of teaching and encourages and supports faculty development with respect to the bar exam.
  • Develops web page and other communications describing bar support program and services.
  • Stays abreast of bar exam developments in Massachusetts and nationally and of developments in the delivery of bar support by law schools.
  • Regularly attends and develops relationships at regional and national bar support professionals meetings, with efforts to develop leadership role.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: JD

EXPERIENCE:Previous (one to three years) experience teaching law students.

OTHER: Evening and weekend work will be required.  Travel may be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong interpersonal, organization, analytical and public speaking skills.
  • Ability develop and manage higher educational programs
  • Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law school students.
  • Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles/disabilities.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform research and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter, demonstrated initiative.
  • Able to relate to students, faculty, University personnel, and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated creativity.
  • Ability to follow-through.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters in Education (or related degree)

Bar support work at a Law School

Proven success in raising bar pass rate at a law school


Experience working with the Massachusetts bar exam


Previous experience directing a bar exam program either in a law school or for a commercial provider

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Job Posting: Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western

Our dear friend Marilyn Scheininger is retiring. Her position at CalWestern is opening up. Please be sure to wish Marilyn well on her journeys; she has been a wonderful friend and colleague to so many people in ASP, and her presence will be deeply missed.

Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Cal Western

Applications will be accepted through May 10, 2014.  The start date for this position is August 1, 2014.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree and J.D. required.  Experience with law school academic support and bar support required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.  Prior administrative experience, including at least 5 years supervisory experience, and budget management essential.  Must be able to work with diverse constituencies.  Knowledge and experience with statistical studies beneficial.  Demonstrated administrative experience, exceptional interpersonal advisory and supervisory skills, complex project management abilities, and superlative oral and written communication skills are also essential.
 
Summary Description:  This position is responsible for providing, coordinating, and supervising academic support and bar support programs for students at California Western.  The Assistant Dean must provide leadership for the department and effectively manage multiple tasks, programs, and responsibilities.  Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with a highly diverse student and faculty population are required. A commitment to supporting students and promoting academic success in a rigorous law school environment is essential.
Interested individuals should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: California Western School of Law Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu. Competitive benefits, 403(b) and Flexible Spending Plans.
California Western is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Founded in 1924, California Western (www.cwsl.edu) is a private, independent law school located in downtown San Diego, California that is celebrating 90 years of excellence.  It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pitt Law ASP

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (“ASP”), to begin in February 2014. The School of Law is committed to student achievement, and the Director will be primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support the School of Law’s goals of improving students’ law school academic success and success on the bar exam.
 
Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a higher education setting in the areas of academic assistance or academic counseling or will have equivalent administrative, teaching, or practice experience. The ideal candidate will also have direct experience in preparing students for success on the bar exam, with an emphasis on substantial knowledge and experience regarding the Pennsylvania bar exam. The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within a diverse law school community, including students served by the ASP, faculty members, and the School of Law’s administration. The Director will report directly to the Dean of the School of Law.
 
This position is responsible for working with faculty and professional staff to design and implement an Academic Support Program at the School of Law.

https://www.pittsource.com/postings/77386

 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Job Announcement: University of Connecticut Pre-Law Advisor

This is the posting for the undergraduate portion of my job at UConn. There is tremendous overlap between my pre-law work and experience in ASP; someone with ASP experience would be a wonderful fit for this job.

I cannot speak highly enough of the students, my colleagues, and the environment here at UConn. My four years here have been magical. It is truly a job where I have been excited to come to work everyday. The right person will find an unparalleled level of professional and personal support, not just from supervisors and colleagues, but from the students and alumni you will be serving. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact me personally (rebecca.flanagan@uconn.edu).  

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University of Connecticut
Pre-Law Advisor
Academic Advisor II, UCP VI

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated supervisor, advises undergraduate students and alumni interested in attending law school from the beginning exploration of their options through the law school admission process.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.    Advise students in developing academic plans to prepare for law schools and the legal profession.
2.    Advise students in application process and assist students in gaining admission to appropriate law schools.
3.    Provide outreach to prospective undergraduate students during Orientation, regional campus visits, and recruitment events.
4.    Disseminate information to students, advisors, and others, including: creation of a pre-law resource area with print and electronic information about the legal profession, law school application timetables, information about the LSAT exam, schedules for on- and off- campus events, etc.; development and maintenance of a pre-law advising website.
5.    Oversee and coordinate Special Program in Law for undergraduates admitted provisionally to UConn School of Law at time of admission to University.
6.    Teach a first-year seminar on law-related topics.
7.    Maintain assessment data on student applications and admissions in appropriate formats, including electronic. Maintain databases on pre-law students during their undergraduate and post-graduate stages.
8.    Develop a peer advising program for upper-class students to work with first- and second-year students interested in law and, when needed, speak at orientations and recruitment activities.
9.    Working with other University offices, develop and organize workshops and information sessions on relevant topics, including general admission, applications, letters of recommendation, and strategies for writing personal statements. Develop and supervise an annual law school fair.
10.    Act as spokesperson and liaison for the program both within the University and with pre-law departments at other universities, with law schools, and other relevant audiences.
11.    Engage UConn faculty in support of pre-law students and activities and encourage course development on topics related to the legal profession. Work with interested faculty to develop the Pre-Law Advisory Council.
12.    Contribute to the professional community of law school advisors at the regional and national level.
13.    May supervise support staff and/or work-study students.
14.    May work closely with the UConn Law School on special projects.
15.    Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1.    Master’s degree in relevant field.
2.    3 – 5 years’ experience in advising undergraduate students or in the legal profession.
3.    Ability to travel in a professional capacity.
4.    Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.
5.    Experience working with diverse constituencies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.    JD strongly preferred.
2.    Experience in legal education or practice.
3.    Demonstrated understanding of law school admissions landscape.
4.    Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and counseling skills.
5.    Knowledge of pre-law student population.
6.    Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines.
7.    Demonstrated experience with databases, web applications and electronic communications.

TO APPLY

For full consideration upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references with contact information via Husky Hire (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/).  Include search number on all correspondence. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Law Instructor Position at CUNY

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Performs teaching, research, and
guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise as noted
below. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or
related activities.

Shares responsibility for committee
and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other
functions.

 

The CUNY School of Law Clinical
Program has been nationally recognized as one of the best in legal education.
It affords each student the opportunity to engage in the practice of law by
learning through service to underserved communities. The Law School currently
offers seven live-client clinical programs and three faculty-supervised
externship programs. CUNY School of Law faculty members have been recognized as
innovative leaders in clinical legal education, through service, publications,
and participation at conferences.

 

CUNY School of Law's Immigrant &
Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) represents and supports non-citizens in a variety
of settings and courts, covering immigration law and issues at the intersection
of law and security. The current mission of the IRRC is to provide a platform
for the exploration, development and implementation of ideas and strategies to
close the growing legal divide between citizens and non-citizens of the United
States of America. At the heart of our work is a principled commitment to the
rights and dignity of all.

 

By supporting and representing
immigrants and other non-citizens, we aim to train law students to become
thoughtful, principled, and creative social justice lawyers, empowered with the
skills needed to confront the degradation in the rights of citizens and
non-citizens alike that has been wrought under the guise of security and public
safety but is driven by oppressive and discriminatory forces.

 

The IRRC is a two-semester, 16-credit
clinic. More detailed information about the full breadth of our work is
available at www.law.cuny.edu/academics/clinics/immigration.html.

 

The Law School will hire an
Instructor responsible for live case supervision, project management,
co-teaching, and curricular development in the IRRC. Applicants should have a
demonstrated commitment to CUNY School of Law's social justice mission and
should wish to contribute to the training and development of lawyers dedicated
to social justice and public service.

 

The tenure-track faculty member
directing the IRRC has the ultimate responsibility for the overall operation of
the program, including the classroom component, the administration of the
clinic, and supervision of students' casework. The IRRC director will meet that
responsibility with the support of the Instructor. In the IRRC director's
absence, the Instructor will assume the responsibility or share it with other
faculty, as determined by the director, in consultation with the Associate Dean
for Clinical Programs.

 

This position is full-time and
Instructors must be available for and interested in teaching, participating in
clinic faculty meetings during the school year, summer clinic work (including
case management), assisting with the design and development of curriculum
materials during the summer, and performing other duties for the benefit of the
overall program. This position may also involve evening and weekend duties. In
accordance with the law school's needs, the Instructor may be required to teach
in other or additional clinics, in lawyering seminars, in a doctrinal course,
and/or to provide academic skill instruction or other program support.

 

In the first two years of service,
Law Instructors may opt into participating in faculty meetings, pursuant to the
CUNY School of Law Governance Plan. They may also assume other faculty
governance responsibilities and serve on committees as appointed by the Dean or
the Committee on Committees.

 

Upon reappointment for three or more
years of continuous service, they may participate in governance activities
without an annual opt in process.

 

This job may include weekend and
evening duties

 

QUALIFICATIONS

J.D. or L.L.B; admission to the Bar
of the State of New York and to various federal courts required.

Applicants who are not yet admitted
but are in a position to secure such admission within six months will be
considered with the understanding that continued employment may be contingent
on successful admission within that timeframe. Also required are demonstrated
legal ability, the ability or potential to teach successfully, interest in
productive scholarship, legal work, or law-related work, and the ability to
cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

 

For appointment as Law Instructor,
the candidate must have demonstrated commitment to poverty law, public service,
or social justice lawyering. S/he must show potential as a teacher in the
classroom and in supervising students on cases, and as a leader in the public
interest community. S/he should have a minimum of two years practice experience
at the start of her/his first contract term at CUNY, with some exposure to or a
strong interest in law and security issues and immigration law, and a desire
and ability to support IRRC community-based lawyering initiatives, such as the
Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, a
cross-clinical collaboration with the Criminal Defense Clinic (more details
about CLEAR are available at www.cunyclear.org), and other immigration-related
projects.

Depending on docket need, coverage
responsibilities during the academic year and the summer will encompass cases
and projects stemming from extraterritorial imprisonment, extrajudicial
killing, domestic detention, surveillance, and policing issues, as well as a
full range of immigration matters and projects, including deportation defense,
asylum, and gender violence related work.

 

Candidates with clinical teaching or
supervisory experience are encouraged to apply, as are any candidates who
already hold or have held an active federal security clearance or who are
willing to apply for one and are not clearly ineligible.

 

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive
compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and
retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide
mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our
commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

 

$39,832 - $86,595; commensurate with
experience, plus summer case coverage stipend where applicable.

HOW TO APPLY

From our job posting system, select
"Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the
requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system,
access the employment page on our web site, www.cuny.edu , and search for this
vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a Cover
letter and CV/resume. It is recommended you submit these as one PDF document.

For position inquiries contact:

Rosa Navarra

Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment

facultyappointments@law.cuny.edu

CLOSING DATE

Review of applications to begin March
29, 2013.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to
enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with
disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our
pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and
inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Asst. Director of ASP at UC-Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, School of Law invites applications
for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Skills.  The
successful candidate will develop, enhance, and implement a program to
assist students in the transition to law school, to promote their
successful completion of the J.D. program, and to prepare them to sit
for the bar exam.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be available
to begin on May 1, 2013.

The Assistant Director’s primary
responsibility will be to work individually and in small groups with
students to improve their legal analysis, exam-taking, and time
management skills. The Assistant Director is also expected to
effectively promote the Academic Skills Program.

In collaboration with the Director of Academic Skills and faculty members, the Assistant Director will be responsible for:
  • Creating
    and delivering a comprehensive workshop program for first-year students
    on topics including class preparation, study habits, case briefing,
    outlining, and exam-taking.
  • Working closely with first-year
    faculty members to design and administer exercises in doctrinal
    subjects, and to provide individual and small group feedback on those
    assignments.
  • Helping students excel in their doctrinal courses
    and on the bar exam by providing individual academic counseling,
    feedback on practice exams, and workshop programs.
  • Assisting in developing the curriculum for a legal analysis course and bar preparation program.
The
School of Law’s inaugural class graduated in the spring of 2011.  The
School projects total enrollment of approximately 341 students across
all three classes in 2013-14.  At full size, the School anticipates an
annual enrollment of approximately 600 students.  With the School still
in its growth stage, the Assistant Director will have a rare opportunity
to contribute to the design and implementation of the Academic Skills
Program.  It is therefore expected that the new Assistant Director will
participate in developing and refining existing programs with the same
spirit of innovation that characterizes the school.  The successful
candidate will be expected to exercise independence and judgment,
drawing on past experience and careful analysis of the Law School’s
particular needs.

The Assistant Director of Academic Skills
reports to the Director of Academic Skills and works closely with the
Assistant Dean of Student Services and the Senior Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs.  The position is a full-time, twelve-month academic
appointment with the standard vacation and benefits package accorded
employees of the University of California. This is not a faculty
appointment, and residence during the summer is expected.  Salary will
be commensurate with experience.

Requirements Candidates for the position must have:
  • A J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school and a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school;
  • Admission to a state bar, preferably California;
  • At
    least one year of experience in law practice and/or law teaching with a
    focus on legal writing and analysis, preferably with experience in law
    school academic skills;
  • Familiarity with the subjects tested on and format of the California Bar Exam;
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • The
    ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to
    improve law students’ academic development, and to design, implement and
    manage innovative programs to promote that development;
  • The
    ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good judgment, and
    exemplify customer service in working with students, faculty, and staff;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse and growing population of students, faculty and administrators; and
  • The ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.
Preferred:  Significant experience in academic support/skills programs at the law school level.

TO APPLY: To
be considered for this position, applicants should submit the following
materials using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT,
located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF01917:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Relevant publications and/or writing samples
  • Contact information for three references
Review
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled; preference will be given to applications received by
April 20, 2013.
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Assistant Dean/Director of Academic Enrichment at FIU

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

About FIU College of Law

As a vital part of Miami's only public research university, FIU College of Law is a dynamic urban law school with approximately 480 students. The College of Law currently has 30 full-time faculty members. The FIU College of Law is housed in a state-of-the-art building at the heart of the main university campus. 

The FIU community and the College of Law are strongly committed to the pursuit of excellence and the goal of ensuring opportunities within the legal profession for individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, and religion.

Assistant Dean/Director of Academic Enrichment

The Academic Enrichment Program at the FIU College of Law seeks an individual to develop and administer a comprehensive program supporting law students from enrollment to bar examination.  The Assistant Dean/Director will hold instructional faculty status as a non-tenure track lecturer in law and report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.   The Academic Enrichment Program is envisioned as a comprehensive component of the College of Law’s instructional platform impacting every stage of the academic program.  The specific components of the program will be developed by the Assistant Dean/Director, but must span the length of the academic year and accommodate both day and evening students. In previous years, the FIU College of Law Academic Support Program has included the following responsibilities: teaching courses on legal reasoning and analysis, performing counseling with students, preparing students for the bar examination, and academic advising.   The Assistant Dean/Director will work closely with the Faculty Academic Enrichment Committee; represent the interests of students participating in the academic enrichment program to members of the faculty and administration, and will coordinate efforts with faculty and administration, as appropriate.

Applicants who pass the first step in the screening process will be asked to present a proposal for a comprehensive academic enrichment program tailored to the mission and specific needs of the College of Law.  Applicant proposals will identify their comprehensive vision for the Academic Enrichment Program at the FIU College of Law which may include, but is not limited to, how to assist all law students in their law school performance while maintaining a focus on at-risk students needing additional remedial support, potential use of diagnostic testing to identify areas needing improvement, utilization of varying pedagogical methods to increase proficiency under a variety of test-taking circumstances, improving comprehension and critical thinking, coordinating faculty to complement the Academic Enrichment Program, and meeting the counseling needs of students.  

REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have:

Ÿ  A J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school (additional degrees in either law or education are a plus);

Ÿ  At least three years’ experience in legal education, and/or law teaching with a focus on legal writing and analysis, preferably with experience in law school academic, support, enrichment or related;

Ÿ  The ability to assess students’ academic performance consistent with the expectations of the faculty, to cultivate and enhance student learning processes and outcomes, and to design, implement and manage programs to promote academic development;

Ÿ  The ability to develop methods to evaluate, assess, measure, and report to the faculty and administration on the efficacy of the Academic Enrichment Program;

Ÿ  The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators.

 

Title and Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Expected Start Date:  fall 2013.  Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by April 1, 2013.  Interested applicants must apply to the FIU Office of Human Resources.  Applications must be submitted on-line at careers.fiu.edu.  When applying please reference Job Opening ID: 505596.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

2 New ASP Jobs at Western State

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Disability Resources

Western State University College of Law

Western State University College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Disability Resources, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.  The professor’s primary responsibility will be to work with J.D. students to reach their full academic potential for succesful performance in law school, on the bar exam, and after graduation. 

The Director will act as the liaison to administrators, faculty, and professional staff regarding disability-related issues, laws and policies in an effort to ensure the Law School is in compliance with all disability-related policies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative oversight of services for students who have disabilities
  • Analyzing and interpreting documentation to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations for students of the law school
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, professional staff and others to ensure that students are receiving the reasonable accommodations to which they are entitled
  • Supervising professional staff members and student staff
  • Interpreting and applying federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and developing procedures and practices to ensure compliance
  • Assisting in the identification of program/curricular accessibility barriers
  • Providing information regarding Disability Resources to inquiring students
  • Overseeing the process of providing testing accommodations, note-taking assistance, and textbooks in alternative formats and determining and coordinating appropriate service provision of transcriptionists, interpreters, and others
  • Assisting with the law school’s academic support programs, including teaching workshops and/or classes related to law school skills and working with students in individual and small group sessions.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and knowledgeable professional exhibiting a high degree of organizational skills, sensitivity and integrity.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings, so as to be able to design programs and provide support for students in the school’s part-time evening program. 

Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of Federal statutes including the Rehabilitation Act, 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990. Candidates must have experience in reading disability documentation and determining appropriate accommodations as well as demonstrated knowledge of and use of adaptive technology (hardware and software) and equipment. 

Candidates should have a J.D., a solid academic record, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior administration, and excellent writing and speaking skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred.  Experience with counseling and outcomes assessment is highly valued. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

This position is a full-time, long term contract-based faculty position. The position offers an initial one-year contract, after which, the faculty member is eligible to apply for a presumptively renewable long-term contract (5 years).  Long Term Contract Faculty are eligible for research grants and have the same voting right on all aspects of faculty governance as tenure-track faculty, except selection and promotion of tenured and tenure-track faculty. 

 Western State is located in Fullerton, California and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. In furtherance of Western State’s institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to: Paula Manning, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, 1111 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831-3014 or pmanning@wsulaw.edu.

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Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills—Academic Support

Western State University College of Law

Western State University College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.  The professor’s primary responsibility will be to work with J.D. students to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school, on the bar exam, and after graduation. 

Responsibilities include:

  • designing and assisting with the law school’s academic support classes, workshops, and events;
  • assisting the Director of Academic Support in designing and implementing innovative academic support programs and evaluating existing programs;
  • teaching workshops and/or classes related to law school and bar exam preparation; and
  • Working with students in individual and small group sessions.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and knowledgeable professional exhibiting a high degree of organizational skills, sensitivity and integrity.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings, so as to be able to design programs and provide support for students in the school’s part-time evening program.  Experience with counseling and outcomes assessment is highly valued.

Candidates should have a J.D., a solid academic record, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior administration, and excellent writing and speaking skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

This position is a full-time, long term contract-based faculty position. The position offers an initial one-year contract, after which, the faculty member is eligible to apply for a presumptively renewable long-term contract (5 years).  Long Term Contract Faculty are eligible for research grants and have the same voting rights on all aspects of faculty governance as tenure-track faculty, except selection and promotion of tenured and tenure-track faculty. 

 Western State is located in Fullerton, California and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. In furtherance of Western State’s institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to: Paula Manning, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, 1111 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831-3014 or pmanning@wsulaw.edu.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Job Opportunity: U Arkansas-Fayetteville Director of Externships and ASP

Director of Externships and Academic Success

The University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville is currently seeking a full-time Director of Externships and Academic Success, to begin August 15, 2013.  The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Externship and Academic Success programs. 

The School of Law has an active and growing Externship program, which currently includes the following categories of placements: Corporate Counsel, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, International, Judicial, Legislative, Other Governmental, and Public Interest.  In calendar year 2012, 118 students participated in externships.  The Director will be the primary faculty supervisor.  The Director will select and train field supervisors for each site, conduct site visits as needed, inform students of placement options; coordinate student application and registration; provide orientation, training, and on-going consultation to students; monitor student performance; and review students= written work.  The Director will also seek new externship opportunities, periodically review faculty policies and propose updates, and periodically update Program materials.

The School of Law’s Academic Success Program is in a transitional period.  It currently consists of special advising for students identified as at academic risk, a Teaching Assistant program in the first-year classes, and occasional workshop offerings.  In addition to overseeing those initiatives, the Director will develop and propose an effective Academic Success program for the School of Law.

 Applicants must have completed a J.D. degree and have a minimum of three years of law practice or teaching experience. Preferred qualifications are five years of law practice or teaching experience, as well as strong teaching, organizational, and public outreach skills.  The salary range will be in the $60’s commensurate with education, background, and experience.  This is a non-tenure-track position, and will be open until filled.  To apply please send a letter of interest, current vita or resume, and contact information for three references.

Contact: Terri Huckleberry, University of Arkansas School of Law, Waterman Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.         terri@uark.edu            479-575-6520 

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the social, ethnic, and gender diversity of our faculty and academic community. Applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Asst. Dean of Student Success position at Charlotte Law

Assistant Dean position open at Charlotte School of Law

 

Charlotte School of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Dean of Student Success.  The Assistant Dean position oversees the management of Charlotte Law’s Academic Success and Bar Preparation functions.  The position carries faculty status with eligibility for long-term renewable contracts.  Visit their website (www.charlottelaw.edu) and click the “Join Our Team” link at the top of the page for official details and how to apply.

 

Professor Christopher Woodyard is currently serving in the position on an interim basis and will be happy to discuss the role/team with interested individuals.  You can email him directly at cwoodyard@charlottelaw.edu

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Monday, October 15, 2012

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF LAW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

The University of Texas School of Law invites applicants for the position of Assistant Dean For Student Affairs.  The Assistant Dean is responsible for supervising the administrative office that oversees the academic experience of students at UT Law School.  Specific functions of the Student Affairs Office include administering University and Law School rules and regulations, maintaining student records, implementing a course registration process, and advising students on course selection and other academic matters.   The Assistant Dean is responsible for supervising the student discipline process of the University, implementing accommodations for disabilities, managing all law student organizations, facilitating students applications to state bar authorities, and producing the UT Law Graduation, also known as the Sunflower Ceremony.  The position requires a highly motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal skills for working with students, faculty, and administrators.  The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs must be involved in maintaining high standards in student life and academic counseling.  There is a strong preference for candidates with a J.D. and five years of experience working in higher education with student programs.

More information is available at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/121005010351

UT Law School has long been recognized as one of the top institutions for legal education in the United States.  Approximately, seventy-five tenured and tenure track faculty and thirty clinical faculty teach over 1200 students in the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws programs each year.  In terms of both scholarly distinction and success in the classroom, UT Law School has long had one of the most outstanding faculties in the nation.  Over 23,000 living graduates are involved in industry, business, government service, elective office, judicial office, and the practice of law throughout the United States and the world.  For more information about UT Law School, please visit www.utexas.edu/law   

Austin, Texas is a vibrant community within Central Texas.  Home to the State Capital, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Museum, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and four Fortune 500 Corporations, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United States with over 800,000 residents.  Austin often is mentioned in discussions of this country’s most livable cities because of its diverse culture and its rolling hills that are surrounded by lakes. 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Suffolk Law ASP Position

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

AT SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

 

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Academic Support beginning in the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year or the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year.  Assistant Professors in the Academic Support Program (ASP) are responsible for assisting incoming students as they acclimate to the rigors of law school by teaching skills such as case briefing, course outlining, and legal synthesis.  In addition, ASP Professors work with upper-division students in order to enhance their study skills and analytical abilities.  Candidates must be available to teach both day and evening-division students, and are required to work with students both in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis.  We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to academic support, and particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.  Academic support or law school teaching experience is strongly preferred.  Interested candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.  Interested applicants should address a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to:  Chair, LPS and ASP Committee, at pmiceli@suffolk.edu.  Alternatively, applicants may address their materials to the Chair and send them to our administrative assistant at the following address: Suffolk University Law School, ATTN: Patti Miceli, LPS Department, 120 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts 02108.  The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in October of 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Job at CUNY Law

Job Title: Director - Irene Diamond Professional Skills Center (Academic Resource Center

Director)

Job ID: 6098

Location: CUNY School of Law

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

 

GENERAL DUTIES

Directs curriculum development and operations of a learning resource center.

- Designs, implements and monitors a comprehensive student support program based on targeted

academic resources such as tutoring, remedial and/or other related support services

- Administers all curricular, administrative, and financial aspects of the center; oversees design and

delivery of various programs sponsored by the center

- Performs outcomes assessment and creates strategic plan to further develop center offerings

- Ensures ongoing faculty and staff development to support high quality student services delivery;

promotes best practices in field

- Manages annual budget; develops proposals and other initiatives for expanded center funding

- Cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships; serves as primary liaison to faculty and administrators

to plan and execute center activities

- Manages professional, instructional and clerical staff

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Resource Center Director

CONTRACT TITLE

Higher Education Officer

FLSA

Exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Director of the Irene Diamond Professional Skills Center will assist the Academic Dean and the

Director of Academic Support Programs in designing and implementing all aspects of the Law School's

Academic Support Program. This is primarily a teaching position. The Director will work with first- and

second-year students as they develop the doctrinal, academic, study, and time-management skills

necessary for success in the Law School's program of study, on the bar exam, and in practice. The

Director may teach weekly first- or second-year skills sessions; teach academic support sections of

required doctrinal courses; work with students individually or in small groups; and train and supervise

teaching assistants. The Professional Skills Center also designs and administers the Summer Law

Institute (a three-week intensive introduction to law study) and the Pre-Law Program (a mandatory

orientation program for all entering students). The Director will be involved in planning and teaching in

those programs. In keeping with CUNY's integrated approach to academic support, the Director will also

help develop faculty workshops on pedagogy and serve as a resource to faculty in the areas of

skills-based teaching and testing.

The Director may have additional responsibilities as determined in consultation with the Academic Dean

and the Director of Academic Support Programs.

This job may include evening and weekend duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must be committed to the public interest and access missions of the Law

School and the role of an integrated academic support program in law school. She or he should possess

excellent writing, speaking, and organization skills. Experience in a law school academic support

program, or other relevant teaching experience, is strongly preferred. JD degree is preferred.

COMPENSATION

$82,299 - $102,253; commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title

and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time

employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health

benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, select "Employment", and "Search Job Listing". You will be prompted to

create an account. Return to this job listing using the "Job Search" page and select "Apply Now".

It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one document.

If you have any inquiries, please contact Maryann Ruggiero at maryann.ruggiero@mail.law.cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of applications to begin 7/26/12.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with

disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and

continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

UNLV: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAM

Willliam S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program.

ROLE OF THE POSITION

The Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program will be responsible for providing support for Program and counseling 20-30 students per week in order to assist them with their legal studies.  The Assistant Director will monitor and train student mentors, assist in curriculum development for the bar passage program, counsel current students and alumni on bar passage issues, and conduct seminars for the first year class.

 The position reports to the Director of the Academic Success Program and works closely with and actively collaborates with the Law School faculty and senior administrators.

PROFILE OF THE LAW SCHOOL

The School of Law is now building on its record of success during its first decade as the public law school of Nevada.  We are a new school with a diverse alumni base of just under 1500.  The School of Law has 477 students enrolled (347 full-time, 130 part-time) and 44 full-time faculty, and enjoys state-of-the-art facilities at the center of the UNLV campus.  For more information about the Boyd School of Law, please refer to our website at http://www.law.unlv.edu/.

PROFILE OF THE UNIVERSITY

UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university with 27,000 students and more than 1000 full-time faculty.  With more than 120 graduate programs, including 38 doctoral and professional programs, UNLV is Nevada’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution.  It provides traditional and professional academic programs for a diverse student body and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship.  For more information about the University, please refer to the UNLV website at http://www.unlv.edu.  Las Vegas is a diverse and entrepreneurial city that boasts unparalleled access to world-class restaurants and entertainment, all within a short drive to some of the nation’s premier outdoor attractions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:  J.D. degree and related professional experience.  Candidates should possess superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectiveness in working with students and alumni, administrators, and  faculty.

APPLICATION DETAILS

To apply, submit a letter which includes work experience, resume, and list of references via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu.  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.  Application review will begin immediately, and we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jennifer Carr, Director of the Academic Success Program at Jennifer.carr@unlv.edu. 

 

UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Job Posting: Director of Academic Success at TJ Law

 Director of Academic Success

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Thomas Jefferson School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success. The successful candidate will oversee the development of an innovative program to assist students in the transition to law school, to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program, and to work collaboratively with administration and faculty to provide them with a skill-set that will transition effectively into bar exam preparation. The school is seeking to build an innovative academic success program and we seek a Director who will be an enthusiastic addition to our academic success team.  We seek to serve and retain a highly qualified and diverse student body, and the Director should have experience effectively educating a diverse student population. Ideally, the successful candidate will begin in July of 2012.

The Director of Academic Success will report to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Preparation, and will work closely with other staff and faculty at the law school to develop a program that is fully integrated with the J.D. curriculum.  The Director will develop, implement and manage programs to promote the academic success of students at the law school. The Director will coordinate, participate and facilitate individual and small group sessions to improve students' study, writing, time-management and test-taking skills. The Director will develop and conduct workshops on topics including class preparation, study habits, case briefing, outlining, and exam-taking. The Director will supervise the academic staff within the program, including working with the Legal Writing Specialist.  The Director will also be responsible for hiring, training, and coordinating a peer-tutoring program. The successful candidate will be expected to exercise independence and judgment, drawing on past experience and careful analysis of the law school’s particular needs, in the creation of new programming.
 Additionally, the Director will be responsible for assessing the academic success program and making periodic reports to the administration and faculty on the program’s progress and outcomes. The Director of Academic Success also will represent the law school at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by academic support professionals at other institutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with colleagues to identify, address and resolve student-learning issues.

Participate in program design and development activities to ensure high rates of student success, which includes curriculum design and teaching in a classroom setting.

Participate in the development and implementation of a Fall Orientation Program. 

Assess student performance processes on all levels (e.g. individually, organizationally and academically) and develop programs that support sustained improvement of the student body.

Encourage and facilitate positive learning outcomes by working with students individually and in group settings, which includes but is not limited to teaching classes, holding individual conferences, working with faculty and administration, etc.

Work with the different emotional and social backgrounds that affect a diverse, adult learner population.

Supervise and support staff within the Academic Success Program.

Work with the Associate Director – Writing Specialist in the design of workshops to strengthen the students’ ability to perform case analysis, synthesize material, outline, and learn effective test taking strategies.

Perform individual academic advising as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate must have:

J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school and a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school;

Successful completion of a bar exam;

Three years of teaching experience in an educational (or similar) environment;

Superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including experience making presentations to law school students;

Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles. 

The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic development, and to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist adult learners in reaching their academic potential;

The ability to work well with a diverse student body, including having a cultural awareness of different learning styles;

Strong teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills;

Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff;

Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines;

Managerial and supervisory experience;

The ability to handle highly sensitive matters with complete discretion; and

The ability to develop techniques to evaluate and measure the efficacy of academic support programs.

Work Schedule:  40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, weekends and evenings as needed.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Women, members of minority groups and others whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of our faculty and to our goal of multicultural competence in our academic program are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references, by June 15, 2012, to:

Professor Leah Christensen, Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Bar Preparation, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 or via email to lchristensen@tjsl.edu.  Please email Professor Leah Christensen with any questions about this position.

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