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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at U of Buffalo

Position Summary:

The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program is designed to provide students with support through every stage of the academic program. Thus, the Director will work closely with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Vice Dean for Student Affairs, and the faculty to develop small and large group classes and programs designed to enable students to be successful in law school and on the bar exam. Specifically, it is anticipated that the Director will oversee the development and operation of a writing center, manage an individualized academic counseling program, and assist students and alumni as they prepare for the New York State Bar Exam. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants must have earned a J.D. at an accredited law school and been admitted to practice in at least one state. Applicants should also possess an academic and/or practice history demonstrating strong analytical, verbal, and legal research and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Given the critical role that the Director serves in the academic program at the law school, it is expected that the successful candidate will also possess some or all of the following:

  • Prior experience managing or providing individualized academic support services in a law school setting.
  • Teaching experience in a bar preparation or academic support program, a legal research and writing program, and/or in any other capacity requiring an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law.
  • Familiarity with the subjects covered by the Uniform Bar Exam.
  • A demonstrated ability to assist students with a diverse array of identified needs, including students for whom English is a Second Language (ESL), students with learning disabilities, and students with disparate learning styles. 
  • A history of working in a collaborative team setting, with a preference for those who have done so in connection with the development and implementation of an academic support program or in a similar academic setting.

Application Process:

                Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, contact information for at least three references, and teaching evaluations, if available, to S. Todd Brown, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, at stbrown2@buffalo.edu.  The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. All applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

February 21, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Associate Director of Bar Support Position at Roger Williams

Associate Director of Bar Support
 
 
 
 
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Department: School of Law
Locations: Bristol, RI
Posted: Feb 10, '17
Type: Full-time Regular
Ref. No.: 109814
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About Roger Williams University:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.


Job Description:

The Associate Director of Bar Support's primary objective will be to enhance the bar passage rates at the law school through developing, implementing, directing, and evaluating a comprehensive bar examination program, including teaching the for-credit Applied Legal Reasoning course.  The Associate Director will work in the Academic Success Program and will assist the Director of Academic Success to incorporate best practices in preparing students for the bar and in academic advising.

Bar Exam Material Review and Preparation
Teach Applied Legal Reasoning (ALR) course each semester as arranged by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, in multiple sections as appropriate. The primary focus of the course should be the Multi-state Bar Exam (MBE), but there should also be instruction and coverage of the Multi-state Performance Test (MPT) and the Multi-state Essay Exam (MEE) and other skills necessary for first time bar success. Course should include feedback and evaluation of course performance to strengthen content knowledge and analytical and writing skills needed for bar success. The Associate Director will work with the Director of Academic Success to incorporate best practices in teaching into the bar prep program and will incorporate instruction by distance learning into the bar prep program.

Provide support to graduates during bar preparation leading up to the bar.

Provide remedial instruction and support for students who fail to earn a passing grade in ALR for the purpose of improving performance on the MBE and providing a way for students to obtain academic credit for the course, if appropriate.

Design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive workshop series for all law students on topics related to the bar. Workshop series should include, at minimum, the following topics: early considerations for first and second year students, preparing for the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), overview of the application process, and workshops on the MBE, MPT, and MEE.

Student Counseling and Guidance
Meet individually with all third year students to review important information on the bar exam. These mandatory "Bar Information Meetings" are to provide individual counseling and advice for students on the steps they should follow to ensure first-time bar success and to advise students regarding the bar exam application process and choice of jurisdiction. In collaboration with the Director of Academic Success, provide academic advising sessions to first and second-year students, as well as open door advising sessions before course registration.

Serve as academic advisor for students identified most likely to fail the bar exam. As academic advisor, review and approve course registration each semester for adequate coverage of bar courses and provide other academic support, in conjunction with the Director of Academic Success and the Writing Specialist, to improve analytical and writing skills necessary to pass the bar exam.

Work individually or in a group setting with graduates who were unsuccessful on the bar exam to provide coaching and guidance as they prepare to retake the bar exam.

Analyze bar exam results, including analysis by law school performance and admissions criteria (LSAT and undergraduate GPA) and provide regular reports to the faculty and senior staff.

Maintain the law school's website on the bar exam and Character & Fitness process in accordance with best practices and ABA requirement Standards 504 & 509.

Bar Exam Liaison
Advise the faculty and administration regarding any bar preparation matters and work with faculty on the integration of bar exam topics and material, including assessments, in select courses.

Oversee the ABA reporting of bar exam data in consultation with the Registrar and Associate Dean.

Attend regional and national Academic Support Conferences.

Serve as the primary contact for the School of Law with commercial bar course vendors and bar examiners to obtain results, monitor changes to the exam, and arrange for meetings as appropriate.

Provide information to students and administrators about the bar exam, including the application process, and organize sessions with bar examiners where possible. 


Requirements:

J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and strong academic credentials and admission to the practice of law.

Three years of relevant experience, either in the law school academic support field or teaching bar exam skills.  

Proven teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills including class preparation, classroom teaching and working with individual students.

Adept at developing, marketing and delivering a bar preparation program.

Commitment to diversity and supporting a diverse student population.  Willingness to work with students with a range of disabilities.

Proficient in compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis.

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9


Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81401  

February 21, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Position at McGeorge Law University of the Pacific

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Union Level  
Department Student Services
Campus Sacramento
Posting Number 201300975P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months  
Work Schedule  
Position End Date  
Open Date  
Close Date 03/13/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants  

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

The Assistant Dean is responsible for counseling and advising law students about classes, academic programs, and stress and time management. The Assistant Dean also oversees disciplinary matters, student policies, student government, student organizations and events, and supports the academic and community life of students to enhance retention. In addition, the Assistant Dean supervises examinations, accommodated examinations, wellness programs, special projects and programs, and disabled student services. The Assistant Dean serves on appropriate faculty committees. The Assistant Dean is responsible for the operations of the Student Affairs and Registrars offices, including supervision of staff, day to day office operations, and the operations budget.

Essential Functions

1. Directly supervise the operations of the Student Affairs and Registrars office. This includes supervision of professional and support staffs, day-to-day office operations, and the operations budget. Set performance expectations and customer service standards for each office and annually monitor and evaluate office functions against those standards.

2. Oversee and/or provide academic counseling services to J.D. and LL.M. students . Make referrals to other University student services as appropriate.

3. Process student requests for withdrawals, leave of absences, accommodations, requests to attend summer and other programs at other ABA schools, request for transfer, add/drop classes, switch divisions, letters of good standing, and letters to State Bar re: moral character and other registration information. Provides students with registration information through email and informational sessions.

4. Oversee the delivery of services including in-class and exam accommodations to all disabled students under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and pursuant to establish University policies and procedures.

5. Handles all faculty and staff requests for information regarding academic statistics (academic disqualification, academic probation, division switches). Handle all FERPA issues regarding information maintained by Registrar.

6. Handle all matters which come before the Grading and Advancement Committee and the Graduate Studies Committee. Prepare student petition files, attend all Committee meetings and provides academic background to Committee, prepare and disseminate all decision letters.

7. Provide assistance to the Associate Dean including issues surrounding the preparation of the academic schedule, class size and classroom changes, exam scheduling, and requests to audit classes.

8. Assess the University’s student-oriented business processes, policies, practices and procedures to minimize risk and ensure compliance.

9. Assist student organizations with planning and implementation of projects; provide guidance on availability and procedures for obtaining funds including coordination efforts with Advancement. Serve as liaison between the student body, faculty, and administration on matters affecting students; act as an advocate for students as appropriate; oversee student disciplinary processes.

10. Oversee the scheduling and administering of examinations and provide accommodated exams.

11. Oversee wellness programs and manage the student insurance program.

12. Designated Campus Security Authority.

13. Serve on various campus committees and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate degree.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

• Education and Experience:
Experience or educational degree in psychology, counseling, or a related field would be beneficial. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience in a law practice or higher education is required.

• Communication & Reasoning:
Exceptional verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Excellent collaboration and negotiation skills, including the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff. Demonstrated success in program management and leadership skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse population; and function independently in making decisions and completing projects with limited supervision. Function effectively as a team player as well as works independently, set priorities and meet deadlines. Work with sensitive matters and records, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to form and maintain positive and collaborative professional relationships with colleagues and with other departments and academic units.

• Computer Skills & Technical Skills:
Candidates must have intermediate skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Banner or other database programs desirable.

Physical Requirements

• Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some lifting of materials (20 lbs or less)
• Bending, stretching, reaching required
• Sitting for long periods of time

• Work Environment:
Fast paced office with many competing demands. Travel up to 15%. Evening and weekend work often required.

Hiring Range  
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document

 

February 18, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Assistant Director Position at Stetson

            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EXEMPT

 

POSITION:               Assistant Director for Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:      Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

DATE POSTED:       02/10/2017

Primary Purpose:

The Assistant Director for Academic Success and Bar Preparation Programs will participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program that partners with students and alumni from admission through matriculation and bar passage.  The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for academic success within the College of Law and responsibilities will include assisting students with academic skills to be successful in law school, planning and presenting academic skills workshops, academic counseling, and coaching alumni who are studying for the bar exam.

Responsibilities:

 

Academic Success

  • Assists students with academic skills to be successful in law school.
  • Planning and presenting academic skills workshops.
  • Collaborates with faculty members to implement academic success strategies within the curriculum.
  • Provides academic counseling to students seeking assistance with study techniques and exam preparation.
  • Reviews student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help students improve legal writing skills and exam preparation strategies.
  • Develops and presents academic skills workshops for first-year students, focusing on time management, note taking, and preparing for classes and exams.
  • Works closely with at-risk students academic strategies.

Bar Preparation

  • Bar Preparation Counseling
  • Meets with students in their final semester to begin developing an individualized approach to the bar exam.
  • Develops and presents bar preparation workshops for all students, providing information on long-range planning and the skills required to pass the bar exam.
  • Answers general student questions related to completing the Florida Bar Application.
  • Communicates with commercial bar review companies to coordinate student services.
  • Helps College of Law alumni to create individual study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam.
  • Coaches individual alumni as they prepare for the bar exam through regular meetings, reviewing sample bar exam essays, and providing feedback and analysis based on their performance.

Administrative Tasks

  • Develops and maintains the Academic Success, Bar Preparation and, Bar Prep Portal website.
  • Assists in planning and presenting at New Student Orientation.
  • Participates in campus-wide initiatives in collaboration with other student services offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for Stetson students.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Sound judgment and discretion sufficient to build relationships with students and colleagues that foster trust and cooperation.
  • Ability to develop rapport with students in an individual counseling setting.
  • Ability to complete tasks in an expeditious and courteous manner.
  • Ability to collaborate in order to build highly effective academic outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with academic success and bar preparation team.
  • Sufficiently strong minded so as to impart unambiguous directions to students who need motivation, both in law school and on the bar exam.

 

Qualifications:

  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school required
  • Member attorney in good standing required
  • At least one to three years’ experience in academic success program preferred. 
  • Member of the Florida Bar preferred. 
  • High level of organization, flexibility, sound judgment, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Large group and small group presentation ability.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality pursuant to FERPA and other regulations.
  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis, preferred.
  • Teaching experience helpful
  • Must establish and maintain positive working relationships within department and College of Law.
  • Must be a dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Flexibility to work outside the normal assigned schedule when requested.
  • Computer skills include:  Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), required.

Please visit http://www.law.stetson.edu/jobs. Click on How to Apply to complete the secure online application and upload your resume. You may also mail your cover letter/resume/application and salary requirements to Human Resources Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu   Resume review will begin on February 27, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.

The Stetson University community is dedicated to being one of inclusive excellence, where people from all backgrounds can live, learn, work and contribute.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

February 13, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Enhancement/LRW Position at U of Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Law

Advertisement for Director of Academic Enhancement/Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing

The University of Kentucky College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.  The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Academic Enhancement program at the College of Law. This includes planning the Academic Enhancement Pre-Orientation Legal Reasoning program, teaching regular Academic Enhancement workshops, and continuing to enhance the College of Law’s Bar Exam Support program.

In addition, the successful applicant will usually teach one section of legal writing in the first-year Legal Research and Writing course. The course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year law students to legal writing, analysis, and research.  Law librarians teach the research component of the course, which is approximately 1 of the 4 credits. Thus, the new faculty member must be able to work collaboratively with other faculty involved in the Legal Research and Writing program.

The position offers an initial contract as Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing (clinical title series) for a term not to exceed three years.  After the initial appointment period, the successful candidate will be eligible for renewable five-year appointments. The salary will be commensurate with experience.  This is a twelve-month appointment due to the requirements of the Academic Enhancement program. 

Qualified candidates will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, strong analytical, writing, and research skills, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of three years is strongly preferred). Experience teaching in higher education and knowledge of adult learning theory is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. or resume, writing sample, and at least three references. Apply online for requisition # FE00870 at www.uky.edu/hr/ukjobs. Applicants who submit their materials by March 1, 2017, are assured consideration, but applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Scott R. Bauries, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at scott.bauries@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky College of Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  1. The position advertised:

     __   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

     _X_ b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

     __   c.   may lead only 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 a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

  1. The professor hired:

    _X_ a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings (with some limitations).

     __   b.   will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

  1. The school anticipates paying an annual 12-month base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)

___ over $120,000

_X_ $110,000 - $119,999

_X_$100,000 - $109,999

_X_ $90,000 - $99,999

_X_ $80,000 - $89,999

_X_ $70,000 - $79,999

___ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000

___this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

  1. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:

_X_ a.   30 or fewer

_X_ b.   31 - 35

_X_  c.   36 - 40

__   d.   41 - 45

__   e.   46 - 50

 __   f.    51 - 55

 __   g.   56 - 60

 __   h.   more than 60

February 13, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dean's Fellow Position at Whittier

Position available for recent JD graduates who want to be in Academic Support: Download Deans Fellow ASP Job Description

January 29, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

Associate Director of Bar Services

Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174

Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic support and bar preparation position. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month, renewable, 405(c), non-tenure-track, assistant clinical professor position. The Associate Director's primary responsibilities will be to teach a section of the Law School's Bar Preparation course and to help the Director of Bar Support to prepare graduating and recent graduates to sit for the bar. As a member of the Law School Faculty, the Associate Director may be assigned other duties consistent with that role and the overall goals of the Law School and the Bar Preparation and Academic Support Programs, including, but not limited to, helping the Director of Bar Services and the Director of Academic Support to implement programming to enhance the professional development of second- and third-year students as they make curricular choices, sharpen their academic skill, and prepare to take the bar examination and helping upper-level students improve their academic and professional skills.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

Qualifications:

Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law, preferably within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in bar preparation or academic services, preferably as a full-time member of a bar preparation or academic support program, or, failing that, in legal research and writing or in some other capacity that required an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law. Substantive knowledge and experience regarding Pennsylvania law and the Pennsylvania bar exam is helpful. The successful candidate must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of constituents.

Application Instructions:

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application consists of a detailed letter of application, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will close no later than March 10, 2017. Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/39174. To learn more about Duquesne University School of Law, please visit: http://law.duq.edu/.

________________________________________

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


January 15, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UCLA Director of Student Life Position

Monday, January 9, 2017

Whittier Law Assistant Director Position

Assistant Director of Academic and Bar Support

Whittier Law School is currently accepting applications in its expanding Academic and Bar Support Department. The Academic and Bar Support Department works collaboratively to design and implement innovative curriculum to engage students in the development of legal analytical skills, transferrable throughout a student’s law school career, bar preparation, and law practice.

Specific Duties

The ideal candidate would assist and collaborate with other members of the Academic and Bar Support team with the following:

  • Collaborate with law school faculty on Academic Support and Bar programming geared towards all full time and part-time students, including workshops and skills-focused courses
  • Develop assessment tools for use throughout law school courses, including doctrinal courses, as needed
  • Teach courses and/or workshops focused on academic skill development and bar preparation, as needed
  • Support all Whittier Law School bar-takers during bar preparation, offering assistance with both substantive and skills-related concerns
  • Provide feedback on assignments and examinations through workshops and/or individual student meetings
  • Help track and report information regarding bar passage, as required by the ABA
  • Counsel students regarding law school and the bar exam, in both small and large sections
  • Track at-risk students and provide resources and support to assist them in improving the skills needed for success

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Admission to the CA State Bar

Preferred

  • Experience in either teaching or tutoring law students
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
  • Familiarity with online learning platforms
  • Experience with developing curriculum to engage various learning styles

This position is an academic staff, non-faculty position. Salary, benefits, and title are commensurate with experience. The position is a full-time position, with occasional work on weekends and evenings, as needed. Whittier Law School is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications for all qualified individuals.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support, Mary Basick, at mbasick@law.whittier.edu.

January 9, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Director of Academic Success Position at U of Idaho - Boise Campus

ASP Listserv information:

This is a newly created position, created to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent academic support to our students with the addition of the 1L year at our Boise location (scheduled to begin in Fall 2017). The successful applicant would serve as the Director of Academic Success at our Boise location.  (Nancy Luebbert continues to serve with distinction as the Director of Academic Success on the Moscow campus.)

For a full description of the position, and to apply, please see https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/16288.

And for those of you unfamiliar with Boise, you can check out some info here http://www.boise.org/ and here https://www.cityofboise.org/.

December 6, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

U of Colorado Director of Academic Support Position

Colorado Law is hiring a Director of Academic Support.  This is a newly-created, full-time instructor level faculty appointment.  A description of the position appears below; to review the full list of requirements and to apply, please use the following link:

https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=07639&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WDXPFn502GA.mailto

We’d like to have someone in place in early summer, or by the beginning of the 2017 fall semester at the latest.  We will begin reviewing applications on January 9, 2017, so for full consideration please submit your application by January 8.

The University of Colorado School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Support, a non-tenure track faculty position. Working closely with faculty and administration, the successful candidate will develop, enhance, and implement academic support courses and programs to assist students in the transition to law school, improve students’ academic performance in law school, and help students develop successful strategies for the bar exam.

Job Responsibilities

The Director of Academic Support will promote the academic success of students at the Law School.  In collaboration with the Associate Deans and the Senior Assistant Dean for Students, the Director will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop and teach curriculum for and teach second- and third-year academic support courses for credit;
  • Teach a section of a Legal Analysis, an academic support course for first-year students;
  • Assist with hiring, training, and supervising student fellows to provide peer-led academic support programs;
  • Develop curriculum for and lead a pre-Orientation program for a subset of entering first-year students;
  • Teach workshops on essential law school skills for first-year students;
  • Provide individual and small-group counseling on study skills, and feedback on student practice exams and exercises;
  • Identify students who are likely to benefit from ASP resources and encourage their participation in ASP programming;
  • Provide support for students and graduates as they prepare to sit for the bar exam;
  • Work with the law school faculty and administration on analysis of academic achievement and bar examination results and strategies for maximizing academic success and bar passage for Colorado law graduates.

Please use this link for more information and to apply for the position:

 https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=07639&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WDXPFn502GA.mailto

December 4, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

Associate Director of Bar Services

Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174

Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic support and bar preparation position. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month, renewable, 405(c), non-tenure-track, assistant clinical professor position. The Associate Director's primary responsibilities will be to teach a section of the Law School's Bar Preparation course and to help the Director of Bar Support to prepare graduating and recent graduates to sit for the bar. As a member of the Law School Faculty, the Associate Director may be assigned other duties consistent with that role and the overall goals of the Law School and the Bar Preparation and Academic Support Programs, including, but not limited to, helping the Director of Bar Services and the Director of Academic Support to implement programming to enhance the professional development of second- and third-year students as they make curricular choices, sharpen their academic skill, and prepare to take the bar examination and helping upper-level students improve their academic and professional skills.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

Qualifications:

Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law, preferably within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in bar preparation or academic services, preferably as a full-time member of a bar preparation or academic support program, or, failing that, in legal research and writing or in some other capacity that required an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law. Substantive knowledge and experience regarding Pennsylvania law and the Pennsylvania bar exam is helpful. The successful candidate must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of constituents.

Application Instructions:

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application consists of a detailed letter of application, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will close no later than March 10, 2017. Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/39174. To learn more about Duquesne University School of Law, please visit: http://law.duq.edu/.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

November 15, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Support for the Part-Time Program at CUNY

The Director of Academic Support for the Part-time Program at CUNY School of Law will work with the Academic Dean, the Director of the Professional Skills Center, and the Director of Academic Support Programs in designing and implementing all aspects of the Law School's Academic Support Program. The Director will be assigned teaching duties as part of her/his regular 35-hour per week assignment.

The Director may work with first-, second-, and third-year students, primarily in the part-time evening program, as they develop the doctrinal, academic, study, and other skills they will need to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. The Director may teach weekly 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 and the Pre-Law Orientation Program. 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 areas of skills-based teaching and testing.

The Director may have additional responsibilities as determined in consultation with the Academic Dean and other Skills Center staff.

This job will include evening, day, and weekend duties.

For more information about the position including how to apply please click here: http://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/director-of-academic-support-part-time-program-academic-resource-center-dir/BD9BC5373E99426EA9672FDBB137FF30/job/   

Please note that you will have to create a username and password to apply for the position.

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity
Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed
questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying
a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each
item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting,
and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.
1. The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
__√_ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time
Position)
___ 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 a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year
Visitorship only)
___ g. is for at will employment.
2. The professor hired:
__√_ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ 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.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked
below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other
courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other
professional development funds.)
___ over $120,000
___ $110,000 - $119,999
__√_ $100,000 - $109,999
__√_ $90,000 - $99,999
_√__ $80,000 - $89,999
__√_ $70,000 - $79,999
___ $60,000 - $69,999
___ $50,000 - $59,999
___ $40, 000-49,999
___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000
4. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
__√_ b. Director.
___ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.
5. Job responsibilities include:
_√__ a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest
they will struggle to excel in law school.
_√__ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school
examinations or other assessments.
_√__ c. working with diverse students.
__√_ d. managing orientation.
__√_ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
__√_ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
__√_ g. working with students on an individual basis.
_√__ h. teaching other law school courses.
6. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months
(June – August).
__√_ a. Yes.
___ b. No.
7. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
_√__ b. No.
Note: The Association of Academic Support Educators strongly recommends that this disclosure
form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the
ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

November 15, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs Position at Akron U

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs

The University of Akron School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs (ASP). This is a 12-month salaried contract professional staff position.  The Assistant Dean for ASP will be responsible for oversight and coordination of academic success programs (working with other ASP staff and student assistants).  These responsibilities encompass programs providing support for law students throughout the law school curriculum, from pre-Orientation workshops through Bar passage, and include programs such as group workshops, online modules, one-on-one tutoring, supervising peer tutoring, and designing and supplying formative feedback for basic analytical, reasoning, study, writing, and time management skills.

Required Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate; law license; demonstrated record of successful teaching; effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to successfully supervise others.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with design and implementation of academic success programs in a law school context; ability to assist student learning in a variety of modes; ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles; ability to build rapport with a variety of students (including those at-risk); ability to work well with a variety of constituencies (including faculty and staff); demonstrated record of effective self-starting and follow-through; experience in organizing and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously; ability to effectively manage workload priorities. 

Interested applicants must fill out an online application and submit a cover letter, resume, and references online.  For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 9824.

While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Assistant Dean Brian Fuller, Chair of the search committee, at bfuller@uakron.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.    The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

November 14, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Director of Academic Excellence Position at American U Washington College of Law

Position Title: Director of Academic Excellence (13487)
Position Number: 13487 Open Date: 10/27/2016
Department: Washington College of Law Close Date:  
Salary Range: $70,000-$72,000 Band: Team Leader/Consultant B
Work Hours per Week: 35-Exempt Position Type: Full-time Staff
Location: Tenley Campus    
 
Description:
The main function of this position is to promote the academic excellence of American University Washington College of Law students, from matriculation through graduation. The Director will be responsible for formalizing the efforts the law school has taken to date, and leading a centralized effort to optimize students’ academic achievements.      

The Director will analyze student success in the law school curriculum and on the bar examination and will recommend and work with the Committee on Academic Excellence to implement and supervise supplemental academic training where necessary.  The Director will also advise students on academic excellence in law school and provide strategic planning assistance to improve academic outcomes for all students.  The Director will also be responsible for working with the Assistant Dean of Academic Services & Registrar to analyze and, where appropriate, enhance the experience of first-year JD students. In all of these functions, the Director will act as a liaison between the students, faculty, and staff for academic and first-year experience issues.     
Educational Requirements:
Juris Doctor degree.
Minimum Requirements:
  • At least six (6) years of legal experience
  • Experience either in academic skills at a law school or similar academic setting or in professional bar review services
  • Excellent writing, and analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and recommend and implement appropriate actions
  • Experience in teaching, advising, and mentoring students
  • Highest ethical and professional standards and proven ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Superb administrative skills and multi-tasking abilities
  • Positive attitude and enterprising approach
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team
Additional Information:

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a resume and cover letter with their application, detailing their interest and experience.

At AU we offer a competitive benefits package including a 2:1 matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, robust professional development opportunities and a variety of employee wellness programs. For more information regarding our benefits and life at AU please visit http://www.american.edu/hr/ProspEmployee.cfm and http://www.american.edu/hr/Benefits.cfm

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

 

November 5, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

UC Hastings Position

Announcement of a job opening at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. UC Hastings is continuing to expand our academic support programs by hiring a second Academic and Professional Success Lecturer. Under the direction and supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Success, the Academic and Professional Success Lecturer will support the Legal Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Support Program, administer bar passage success programming, lead academic workshops, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, coordinate student led programs, supervise student workers, and teach academic support classes. The position is thus a combination of program administration, direct student tutoring, and classroom teaching. The start date is January 3, 2017, though we recognize that it is difficult for many to move in the middle of an academic year, and are thus flexible as to the start date. For a full description of the position, please see http://uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/human-resources/docs/current-openings/APSLecturerAPSOct2016.pdf.

October 30, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Additional Information on the Concordia Director Position

Some additional information has been provided for the Concordia position that was announced on the Blog on Monday, October 24th (see that post for the description and application instructions). The following information was provided in a ASP listserv announcement:

    Attached is the form providing somewhat standardized information on ASP postings.

    In some respects, it's difficult to make this announcement fit the form. Our five-year contracts are evergreen contracts and automatically renewed for an additional five years. So, unlike the     five-year contracts common for clinical faculty, there's never a point at which they could be non-renewed for no cause, leaving the faculty member without a job.

    Salary and rank depend on experience. For questions, consult with Victoria Haneman, the Chair of the Commitee.

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity

Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting, and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.

  1. The position advertised:
  2.  is a tenure-track appointment.

X     b.  may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

  1.  may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position)
  2. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
  3. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
  4.  is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year Visitorship only)
  5. is for at will employment.
  1. The professor hired:

 X_a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

___b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.

  1. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
  1. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development )

      over $120,000

      $110,000 - $119,999

      $100,000 - $109,999

      $90,000 - $99,999

___$80,000 - $89,999 ___$70,000 - $79,999 ___$60,000 - $69,999

      $50,000 - $59,999

      $40, 000-49,999

      this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000

      this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

  1. The person hired will have the title of:
  1. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

 X_b. Director.

  1. Professor (tenure track).

 

 X_d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

___e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

  1.  no title.
  1. Job responsibilities include:

___ a. working with students whose predictors (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.

  1. 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.

  1. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months (June – August).

X     a. Yes.

__   b. No.

 

  1. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain

 X_a. Yes.

___b. No.

Note: The Association of Academic Support Educators strongly recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

 

October 29, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Director of Academic Success Position at Concordia

Concordia University School of Law: Director of Academic Success

Background: Concordia University School of Law, located in Boise, Idaho, invites applications for a Director of Academic Success and law professor position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.  This is a full-time faculty position that may lead to long-term successive contracts.  Our goal is to recruit a dynamic, bright, and highly motivated individual who is interested in making significant contributions to our law school and its students.  Experience in academic support and bar exam support is preferred, and teaching experience is desirable.  As a Lutheran institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will support our mission and promote Lutheran values.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Committee.  Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement of faith, and a letter of interest to https://cu-portland.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=124. Please also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position. Please note: these references will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at an appropriate later point in the review process. Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be emailed to the Victoria Haneman, Chair of the Committee, at vhaneman@cu-portland.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

October 24, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Two Assistant Professors of Academic Success Positions at U of Dayton

Assistant Professor of Academic Success– POSITION SUMMARY

The University of Dayton School of Law is accepting applications for
two Assistant Professors of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program at the School of
Law is designed to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and firsttime
bar passage. The Academic Success Program impacts every stage of the academic program,
providing support to students from orientation until graduation. The Assistant Professor of
Academic Success position is non-tenure track with an initial one-year appointment. There is a
possibility for renewal long-term (three or five-year) appointments after three years of
satisfactory service. The Assistant Professor of Academic Success will be charged with teaching
academic success courses, advising students on issues related to their coursework and
professional development, supervising and evaluating the Learning Communities program and
upper-class Dean’s Fellows, and participating in the greater academic success professional
community.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and excellent written
communication skills. They must also have passed a bar examination and been admitted to
practice law in a U.S. state

We prefer candidates with:
• An outstanding academic record;
• Successful and recent experience in legal education or law teaching, particularly in
designing and teaching academic success courses or those related to legal reasoning,
critical reading, exam-writing and bar examination preparation;
• Experience providing effective academic advising and professional development
counseling for students;
• Recent successful experience developing and administering structured intervention and
counseling programs for at-risk students;
• Successful experience developing course materials and supervising and evaluating
others’ teaching, especially that of graduate or law students;
• Recent successful program administration, including delivering and assessing all aspects
of a program, especially if the experience relates to academic support or bar examination
preparation;
• Excellent oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills;
• Previous participation in the larger community for academic success professionals,
including attending or presenting at conferences or other endeavors to support
professional development;
• Effective interpersonal skills with various constituencies, including the ability to work
collaboratively with colleagues;
• Experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds;
• Demonstrated commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities; and,
• Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.

Applications will be accepted until November 18, 2016. To be considered as a candidate for this
position, you must apply online at: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/21430 Cover letter and CV
should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application. The cover letter
should address the applicant’s ability to meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. For more
information about the School of Law or the Academic Support Program, please visit our website
at http://www.udayton.edu/law or contact the chair of the hiring committee, Professor Susan
Wawrose, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research
university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and
share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the
development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.
To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of
diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against
minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of
sexual orientation or gender identity.

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity
Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed
questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying
a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each
item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting,
and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.
1. The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
X b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time
Position)
___ 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 a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year
Visitorship only)
___ g. is for at will employment.
2. The professor 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.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked
below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other
courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other
professional development funds.)
___ over $120,000
___ $110,000 - $119,999
___ $100,000 - $109,999
___ $90,000 - $99,999
X $80,000 - $89,999
X $70,000 - $79,999
X $60,000 - $69,999
___ $50,000 - $59,999
___ $40, 000-49,999
___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000
4. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Director.
___ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
X e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.
5. Job responsibilities include:
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.
___ d. managing orientation.
X e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
___ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
X g. working with students on an individual basis.
X h. teaching other law school courses.
6. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months
(June – August).
X a. Yes.
X b. No.
We are hiring two ASP faculty members. Both will not be required to work full-time during
the summer.
7. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
X b. No.

Note: The Association of Academic Support Educators strongly recommends that this disclosure
form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the
ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

October 22, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 21, 2016

LSU Director Position

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a Director of Academic Success to modify our existing program and to assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive Academic Success Program to help students in the transition to law school and to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program.  The program will emphasize success in first-year courses and the development of strong legal writing skills.  Applicants should have earned a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction. Also required are a record of excellent academic success in law school and a minimum of two years’ experience in law practice and/or law teaching with a focus on legal writing and analysis.  Experience in an academic support program at the law school level is preferred.

Faculty rank and status will depend upon the applicant’s qualifications and experience.  The Faculty Appointments Committee will review applications on a rolling basis.  Applicants should send a cover letter indicating their experience with and vision for Academic Support and a current curriculum vita to Melissa T. Lonegrass or William R. Corbett, Co-Chairs of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 110 LSU Union Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106. 

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.       

October 21, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)