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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Friday, July 18, 2014

Director ASP Position at St. John's

St. John’s University School of Law
Director, Academic Support
Tracking Code 217794-951
Title: Director, Academic Support
Department:  School of Law
Campus:  Queens, New York
 
Job Description:
 
St. John’s Law School invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean or Director of Academic Support.  St. John’s is committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse student body; we admit students who have the potential to succeed in law school and in the legal profession.  We are therefore committed to providing support to any of our students who struggle academically. 
 
The Law School already has a robust bar passage program for students at risk of failing the bar.  The new Assistant Dean/Director will focus, instead, on academic support in the first, second and (for our evening students) third years of law school.  He or she will help students transition into law school and complete the J.D. degree.  The Director will work with Professors (especially first-year Professors), Teaching Assistants, and Writing Consultants from the Law School Writing Center to devise and provide individualized help for students at risk as well as broader programs and initiatives that provide academic support to students.  We anticipate that the program will evolve, depending on the Director’s vision and skills.
 
Qualifications:
We are looking for an experienced, innovative, self-starter with a strong understanding of the skills students need to succeed in law school.   A J.D. is required for this position.  A Master’s Degree in Education (or a similar field) and experience working with adult learners are both preferred, but not required.
 
The position does not carry a faculty rank.  It will be filled in an administrative title (e.g., Director, Assistant Dean, etc.), which will depend on credentials and experience.
 
When applying, please include a list of five references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what your vision would be for developing a robust and innovative academic support program at St. John’s.
 
This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver’s license is also required.
 
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
 

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

 Applications are accepted online via this link.  

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Welcome changes at Western New England University School of Law . . .

Beginning on July 1st, Kandace Kukas will be the Assistant Dean of Bar Admissions Programs at Western New England University School of Law.  Kandace Kukas comes to Western New England University School of Law with a wealth of experience in bar preparation.  Beginning on August 1st, I will take on the role of Director of Academic Success Programs -- in addition to that of Associate Professor of legal Research and Writing.

(Myra G. Orlen)

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

University of Louisville Director of Academic Success Position

Director of Academic Success position at the University of Louisville School of Law.   You can find the posting on http://louisville.edu/jobs under “Staff Positions”.  The job ID # is UL172 and will remain open until June 15.  The online application is available athttps://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp.   I think there are a lot of talented folks in ASP positions that would be a great fit for this.  Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

 

Position Description
Please note: this is the 80% FTE position with the salary of $40,000.00 annually.

The successful candidate will work with students in their transition to law school, will promote students' successful completion of the J.D. program, and will work with administration and faculty to provide students with a skill-set that will prepare them for the bar exam. The School of Law seeks to serve and retain a highly qualified and diverse student body, and the Director should have experience and training that will support working with a diverse student population. Ideally, the successful candidate will begin on June 30, 2014.

Some specific responsibilities of the Director of Academic Success include being responsible for the 1L Structured Study Group program, which includes providing curriculum, training, and supervision to Student Academic Fellows; working with students, individually and in small groups, on legal writing, time management, and test-taking skills; developing and conducting academic support workshops on class preparation, study habits, case briefing, outlining, and exam-taking; and assessing the academic success program, including the law school's bar passage, along with making periodic reports to the faculty on program outcomes. The Director should be prepared to develop and teach a one-hour Legal Methods Study Group in the Spring semester.

Finally, the Director is responsible for working more generally with the Assistant Dean of Student Life and others, to help acculturate students to the rigors of law school and to provide support and referrals to students in need.


The Brandeis School of Law is part of a dynamic metropolitan research university and has a student body of approximately 400 students. It is committed to maintaining a diverse student body and providing an educational experience focused on public service, interdisciplinary study, and public policy development.

 

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement Position at California Western

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement

California Western School of Law seeks applicants for the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement provides academic support to law students, particularly those at academic risk.  The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for supervising the tutoring program, presenting skills workshops, and working with first-year students who are facing academic difficulty.  The Assistant Director also teaches the Academic Achievement Workshop for second-year students and tutors alumni who are studying for the California bar exam. 

Qualifications:  (1) a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic success and bar passage; (2) at least two years of law teaching experience, preferably in an academic support or bar preparation program; (3) excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; (4) strong problem-solving abilities; (5) good organization, judgment, and flexibility; (6) strong legal research and office computer skills, as well as an aptitude for learning new technology; (7) experience with educational technology and/or statistical analysis software (like SPSS) a plus; (8) experience  in course planning, classroom presentations, formative and summative assessment a plus; and (7) a demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and salary requirements; and (2) a resume to Human Resources (hr@cwsl.edu). Salary will be commensurate with experience, and the position includes a competitive benefits package.  Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2014.  The preferred start date is August 1, 2014.

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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Sunday, June 1, 2014

USC Gould School of Law Dean of Students Position

Position Vacancy

DEAN OF STUDENTS

 

USC Law School seeks applicants for the position of dean of students.  The law school – located just south of downtown Los Angeles on the main USC campus – has always been a small and collegial institution.  Our entering JD classes typically are under 200 students.

The dean of students oversees core aspects of student services, including student affairs, financial aid, registration and records, and the office of public service.  In addition to managing these functions, the dean of students provides students with personal and academic counseling and collaborates with other law school offices, especially admissions, careers services, international programs, academic support, and the academic dean.  The dean of students sits ex officio on the academic affairs committee.

The successful candidate will possess a collaborative working style and proven ability to manage an office.  A JD degree and prior experience in higher education, especially in counseling students, are strongly preferred.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

To apply for this position, follow this link:  http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/23378.

For additional information, contact Professor Scott Altman: saltman@law.usc.edu

 

5/27/2014

 

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Assistant Dean of Graduate Legal Studies Position at Cornell

Although not an ASP position, I thought the following position may be of interest to some of our colleagues since it has ASPish dimensions:

The Assistant Dean of Graduate Legal Studies is responsible for providing overall leadership for the Law School's Graduate Legal Studies Program, and for the ongoing development, planning, management and assessment of the program. The Assistant Dean reports to and coordinates with the Associate Dean for International Affairs. In addition, he or she works closely with the Graduate and International Faculty Committee and the faculty Director of Graduate Legal Studies. The Assistant Dean serves as the primary career counsellor and academic advisor for the graduate students. In addition, he or she is responsible for overseeing the following matters related to the Law School's graduate students: immigration and visas; fellowship awards; the university's graduate school program; and the New York Bar. Finally, the new Assistant Dean will be responsible for transitioning LL.M and J.S.D. admissions into the Graduate Legal Studies Program office. As a part of this transition, and going forward, the position will require domestic and international travel for meetings and recruitment.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  A JD (or equivalent degree) is required and further graduate degree in law is preferred. In addition, the successful applicant must have at least 3 - 5 years of relevant experience. The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated aptitude for working well with a diverse and engaged international student body, as well as with staff and faculty; strong communication and leadership skills; be self-motivated and seek opportunities for learning; be flexible, open and receptive to new ideas and approaches to the program; and show initiative in his or her approach to leadership and program development.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: LLM or other graduate degree in law; at least 5-7 years of previous experience in law school administration or student services, plus previous experience with international students and programs; fluency in a second language; and membership in the New York Bar.

 

For a full description and to apply on line, please see: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=23747.  Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development Position at Touro

JOB POSTING

 

Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development

 

Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development.  This position is a 12-month position and reports to the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs. 

The Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development assists the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs in all aspects of Touro’s Academic Support Programs and bar preparation programs with a specific concentration on bar programs. 

JOB RESPONSIBILTIIES:

 ALS Practicum:  teach a fall section and one or more spring sections of Touro’s bar preparation seminar course.

Legal Foundations:  teach two sections of this first-semester, first year course.

 One-on-one tutoring for at-risk students: Weekly one-on-one bar tutoring sessions in the seven weeks before the bar exam for eligible February and July bar takers.  In addition, work with approximately 10 students to prepare for the July bar from May-July; work with approximately 5 students for the February bar.

Teach MPT component for Legal Analysis I and/or II classes

Supplemental bar counseling:  One-on-one counseling for “at risk” students in the semester before graduation.

·         Provide supplementary bar prep workshops:

o   Informational workshops on bar review courses

o   Getting a “jump start” on bar prep

o   What to expect in bar review and how to prepare financially, emotionally, and scholastically

o   Substantive bar preparation sessions --- targeted subjects

 

 Individual bar assistance:Provide individual assistance to all students who seek bar services, including re-takers as well as first-time takers, and LL.M. students. 

·         Administrative functions:

o   For bar tutoring programs: identify eligible students; invite and sign-up students; in consultation with the Director, assign students to tutors; provide materials and oversight to tutors; follow-up with surveys to tutors and students

o   Provide administrative oversight for bar workshops and programs

o   Provide administrative oversight for bar diagnostic programs

 

Future programs.  Provide assistance in preparing students for bar passage as programs are implemented.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school for this full-time position.  The ideal candidate should possess excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to bar passage and academic support. Strong interpersonal communications skills are essential. Experience in bar preparation and academic support at the law school level is required.  Evening and some weekend work is required. 

 

Application Procedure

Please send a cover letter and your resume to:  lindab@tourolaw.edu.  The subject line of your email should read:  Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development. 

 

Application Deadline:  June 15 with rolling application review.

 

Touro Law Center is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, an hour from New York City. Fifty full-time law faculty members provide a practice-oriented educational curriculum to approximately 700 students in both full-time day and part-time evening programs. Visit http://www.tourolaw.edufor more information about Touro Law Center.

 

Touro College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Our practices and employment decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment are not to be based on an employee's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic predisposition, housing status, or any other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. Our policies are in conformance with Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso

Job Description

Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Academic Success Counselor.

 

Valparaiso University Law School is located in northwest Indiana and is part of a residential community with excellent public schools and other resources.  It is approximately ten miles from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as well as one hour from downtown Chicago.

 

The law school is an integral part of Valparaiso University, a Lutheran affiliated institution founded in 1859 and known for its outstanding liberal arts education and professional programs.  For more information about Valparaiso University Law School, see http://www.valpo.edu/law.

 

Valparaiso University is looking for an Academic Success Counselor.  The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, teaching academic study skills to currently enrolled Valparaiso University law students, counseling students on academic and bar exam success skills and attorney licensing requirements, and advising graduates studying for the bar examination.

 

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

·         Assists in counseling and advising new students, students on academic probation, students "at risk", and any other student seeking to improve academic performance and/or other academic issues including course scheduling, social influences, etc.  Assist students in developing individualized learning plans and monitor progress throughout the semester.

 

·         Tracks the academic progress of "at-risk" and academic probation students through detailed note taking.

 

·         Designs lesson plans and present workshops, tutorials, and programs on topics such as analytical skills, learning styles, time management skills, case briefing, note taking, outlining, exam preparation, and exam taking.  Evaluate the success of these programs through student evaluations and other means.

 

·         In conjunction with the Directors of Academic Success, directs the Dean's Fellow's program.  Recruits, trains, and supervises the Dean's fellows.  Evaluates the success of the program through student evaluations and other means.

 

·         Assists students in reviewing answers to practice exams and provides advice regarding exam strategy, including bar exam essays and strategies.

 

·         Assists the Directors in maintaining the Academic Success website.

 

·         Assist in bar exam coaching.

 

·         Perform all other duties assigned by the Directors of Academic Success.

 

 

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

 

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a criminal background check.

 

 

To be considered for this position you must upload:

·         Cover letter

·         Resume

·         List of 3 professional references

·         Answer all the application questions

 

 

Please address cover letter to:

Deondra Devitt, Assistant Director, Human Resource Generalist
Valparaiso University, School of Law
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Required Skills

·         Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

·         Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, law school affiliates and guests

·         Ability to use initiative and independent judgment withing established policy and procedural guidelines

·         Ability to handle and keep confidential a variety of different student questions and concerns

Required Experience

·         J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school with a strong academic record is required

·         1 to 3 years of legal experience is preferred

·         At least one (1) year of academic experience in either law school teaching, counseling, or bar exam tutoring is preferred

·         Must be a member of a state bar who has successfully completed a bar examination

·         Strong academic and professional qualifications, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching students with diverse backgrounds

Job Location

Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Director of Bar Programs Position at California Western

California Western School of Law

Director of Bar Programs

California Western School of Law seeks applicants for the Director of Bar Programs.  In conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Director of Bar Programs is responsible for the California Western bar review program, which includes 2L, 3L and graduate components.  The Director staffs and teaches in bar preparation programs for second and third year law students, coordinates the post-graduate program, and assists students studying for the California bar examination. To be effective, the Director must stay abreast of developments in the California bar exam; develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs; measure the effectiveness of the bar programs, and supervise small group instructors.  The Director also advises the faculty and administration as to all bar preparation matters and makes periodic reports about bar passage.

Qualifications:  (1) a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic success; (2) at least five years of law teaching experience, preferably in a bar preparation program; (3) strong skills in course planning, classroom presentation, formative and summative assessment, as well as the ability to counsel and tutor individual students; (4) superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; (5) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law student bar performance and to design, implement, and manage programs to promote that development; (6) good organization, judgment, and flexibility; and (7) a demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.  Experience working with SPSS or similar statistical analysis software is preferred.

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and salary requirements; and (2) a resume to Human Resources (hr@cwsl.edu). Salary will be commensurate with experience, and the position includes a competitive benefits package.  Applications will be accepted through June 13, 2014.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2014.

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, 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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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UCLA Position for Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs – UCLA School of Law

JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT

The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services, also known as the Dean of Students, provides strategic leadership for law school programs and services that foster the academic success and professional development of students enrolled at the law school. The incumbent cultivates an environment of mutual respect and appreciation of diversity among students.  Key responsibilities of this position include: serving as a liaison for students with faculty and administration; advising and supporting students in their academic development; overseeing implementation of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities; overseeing student organizations; implementing academic standards; formulating new policies affecting student conduct or academic options; overseeing student welfare and discipline; and overseeing the creation and support for procedures and programs that promote diversity, foster an inclusive environment, and enrich law students in their professional development.

The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Curriculum and works in a collaborative relationship with other offices within the law school and campus, the faculty and the legal community. The candidate directly supervises the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, and the Assistant Director of Student Services.

Discretion and independent judgment are required of this position. Some travel may be required to attend on and off campus events during and outside normal business hours.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

 

·         Juris Doctoratedegreeor theequivalentdegreedesired.

·         Senior levelmanagement experienceandskill in programreviewand development, institutional assessmentprocesses, andinter-unitcoordination.

·         Seventotenyears ofexperienceworking ina positionwith increasing responsibility, preferably atan institutionof higher education.

·         Demonstratedabilitytoeffectappreciationofdiversity, inter-cultural competencyand experienceinfosteringthose values instudents, staffand facultyinaconcreteand pragmatic way.

·         Demonstrated skill in academic advising for all students, but particularly students in the academic support program.

·         Advancedknowledgeof theoveralllawschool academic cycle, witha clear understandingof curriculum, financialaid, law school and American Bar Association policies and procedures.

·         Abilitytoestablish andmaintaineffective, collaborativerelationships andenlistsupport ofall levelsoffaculty, staff, students, campus administrators andcommunityconstituencies, inorder tomobilizea teameffort toaccomplish programgoals.

·         Demonstratedabilityto deal with andresolveconceptual, administrativeand public relations issues.

·         Advanced knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act and compliance requirements.

·         Skill in developing andimplementingsuccessful strategies toprovideexceptionalstudentand facultyservices.


 

 

APPLICATION INFOMRMATION

Please note the application deadline is April 10, 2014.

The link to apply is listed below:

http://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63284

 

 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Assistant Professor of Academic Success & Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation at U of Dayton

Assistant Professor of Academic Success and Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation – POSITION SUMMARY

The University of Dayton School of Law is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Academic Success who also will be Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation.    The Academic Success Program at the School of Law is designed to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and first-time bar passage.  The Academic Success Program impacts every stage of the academic program, providing support to students from orientation to after graduation.  An academic success professor position is a non-tenure track position for one year with possibility for renewal pursuant to a faculty adopted policy which also provides for a long-term (three or five-year) appointment after at least three years of satisfactory service.   An Assistant Professor of Academic Success will be charged with teaching academic success courses, providing academic advising to students, and participating in and supporting the Academic Success Program.  The Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation is an internal administrative appointment at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Law.  The Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation will lead the Academic Success Program and supervise faculty teaching in programs of academic success and bar examination preparation.  A more detailed position description is available upon request.

An applicant must have prior experience in legal education or law teaching, including prior experience in the enhancement of student learning processes and outcomes. In addition to a J.D. degree, the applicant must also have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators.  We prefer candidates with three years or more prior experience in law school academic support, prior experience in the assessment of students’ academic performance consistent with the expectations of the faculty and the bar examination, and highly effective communication and presentation skills.

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. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.  Applications will be accepted until March 27, 2014.  To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply online at: 
 http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/13008.  Cover letter and CV should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application.  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 James Durham, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio  45469-2772.

 

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Director of Academic Success Position at Florida Coastal

 Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Academic Success. 

Coastal Law offers a dynamic, professional, and collegial work environment for employees in addition to state of the art facilities, cutting edge technology, and a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package.   To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@fcsl.edu

The Director of Academic Success performs academic support functions essential to promoting students’ success in law school and to the successful growth of the institution, including working with students  seeking  to  improve  academic  performance  and  prepare  for  the  bar  examination.    The Director is responsible for all program design, implementation, and reporting.  The position is a full- time non-faculty member of the academic staff. This position reports to the Dean. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Designing, implementing, managing, and reporting on all academic success and bar prep       programming (including the Law School Foundations Program) and managing ASP staff.
  • Counseling and advising students regarding; bar exam preparation, bar coaching, students on academic probation, academic alert, and any other student seeking to improve academic performance.
  •  Teaching at least one section of the Advanced Florida Bar Studies course each fall and spring.
  • Assisting in preparing and presenting the Academic Success workshops (as applicable) and bar prep workshops.
  • Assisting students in reviewing answers to practice exams (including bar exam essays) and providing advice regarding exam strategy.
  • Serving as a member of the Academic Outcomes Best Practices group and performing various duties as assigned by the group.
  • Serving as a member of the Bar Preparation Committee and/or Academic Standards Committee and performing various duties as assigned by the Committee.
  •  Tracking subjects’ tests on bar exams and keeping personal knowledge of those subjects current; attending each Florida Bar Exam administration.
  •  Preparing and overseeing Academic Success budgets.
  • Serving as a member of the Academic and Student Services Team and assisting the Team as needed.
  • Assisting Career Services and the Academic Team in planning and executing Rising 2L and 3L Orientations.
  •  Attending meetings as necessary within the law school, and performing other duties as assigned.
  • Attending seminars and conferences to improve ability to provide appropriate services at the law school.
  •  Performing other duties as assigned. 

Education & Experience Requirements:

  •  Juris Doctor Degree required.
  •  Minimum 2-3 years legal practice experience.
  • Prior academic support experience (either professional or as part of a graduate or law school program) or teaching experience (i.e., legal writing or comparable teaching experience in writing and analytical skills training) is preferred.
  •  Licensed by a State Bar Association; however, Florida Licensure is preferred. 

Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  •  Ability to create and deliver effective workshops on bar exam topics.
  • Possess a professional, rigorous, respectful, supportive, energetic, and reliable commitment to excellence in student outcomes, in teaching and in mentoring of Academic Success Department staff.
  • Demonstrate excellent management/leadership skills and a strong track record of effectively handling policy and program development as well as high-level decision making.
  • Effectively model professionalism.
  • Demonstrate high level of organization, reliability, creativity, motivation, resourcefulness, and initiative.
  • Demonstrate ability to  work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate well to students, possess strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrate exceptional ability to communicate professionally through both verbal and written means.
  • Possess ability to work well under pressure, including managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Possess a dedication to Florida Coastal School of Law’s unique philosophy, strategic plan, goals, and doctrine. Coastal Law values emotional intelligence, a commitment to continuous improvement, interdependence, and healthy conflict.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel. 

Personal Values

Represent core beliefs, principles, or qualities that guide individual behavior toward attainment of the organization’s vision, mission, strategic initiatives, customer objectives, and mission pillars.

  • Continuous Improvement – This value is reflected by use of objective data to assess performance, identify opportunities to improve, and achieve progress rather than perfection.
  • Interdependence  –  This  value  is  grounded  in  mutual  responsibility  for  shared  goals  and outcomes without concern for personal gain or appearances.
  • Passion for Excellence – This value is evidenced by a singular and intense commitment to outstanding performance and outcomes pursuant to continuous innovation and improvement, hearing and responding to the voice of the customer, process excellence, and a culture that inspires and reflects personal growth and development.
  • Personal Humility – This value is evidenced by a humble and modest manner and consistent habit of crediting others for successes and blaming himself or herself first for failures or shortcomings.
  • Dedication to the Greater Good – This value is evidenced by a dedication to higher purpose that supersedes self-interest and prioritizes outcomes that best serve the customer or organization. 

Team Values

Represent core beliefs, principles, or qualities that guide group interaction toward attainment of the organization’s vision, mission, strategic initiatives, customer objectives, and mission pillars.

  • Vulnerability-Based Trust – This value is grounded in the ability to acknowledge, comfortably and without prompting, mistakes, weaknesses, failures, and needs for help.  It is an essential element of honest and effective interaction and, ultimately, security of position.
  • Healthy Conflict – This value is evidenced by open, honest, and robust discussion of ideas and issues, so that diverse views are aired without the tensions, passive-aggressiveness, and back channel processes incident to conflict avoidance.
  • Clear Commitments – This value is reflected by unambiguous responsibility for achievement of an agreed-upon result within a specified time frame.
  • Accountability – This value is indicated by the willingness of a team member to provide direct, honest, and specific feedback with respect to actions or behaviors that may impair individual, group, or organizational achievement.
  • Commitment to Results – This value is evidenced by a relentless focus upon specific objectives and clearly defined outcomes. 

Coastal Law is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support Position at Loyola Chicago

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a clinical faculty position, Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support. Loyola is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. The Writing and Academic Support Programs are vital parts of the School of Law's curriculum and mission. 

The Associate Director will assist in administering both the School of Law's Writing Program and Academic Support Program. The Writing Program includes a required three-semester curriculum, and advanced writing electives. The courses are skills-based and the staff is entirely comprised of experienced practitioners who serve as adjunct professors. The Academic Support Program includes an academic tutor program open to all first-year students and staffed by student tutors, an Academic Enhancement Program for targeted students, and upper-division electives focused on bar exam skills. 

Key responsibilities include assisting the Director in: 

- Administering and growing the existing Academic Support Program.

- Teaching an exam skills program for targeted first-year students.

-Training and supervising student tutors in the Academic Support Program.

-Designing and developing bar exam preparation resources for students, including workshops, courses, and online resources.

- Administering the curriculum for the required writing courses, including syllabi, problem files, lesson plans, and other course materials.

- Coordinating courses electives and programming in both the Writing and Academic Support Programs, including Advanced Writing for Legal Practice and Bar Exam Writing Skills courses.

- Training and supporting adjunct faculty and training and supervising student tutors in the Writing Program.

- Providing individual counseling to students.

- Collecting and assessing data relating to the administration of both the Writing and Academic Support Programs.   

Minimum Education or Experience  Qualified applicants will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, relevant experience including previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a strong commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support is a plus.    Applications can be submitted at the Loyola University Chicago Human Resources website: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56751 and are requested by February 28, 2014.

 

LWI Disclosure:

 

Legal Research & Writing Faculty Teaching Position

Job Posting Disclosure Form

for the Dircon and LRWPROF-L Listservs 

At least one option must be checked for each of the four items below; but all options for any item may not be checked to avoid giving a specific answer, or in an effort to avoid specifying a legitimate range.  Space is provided for 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.

     __   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. 

Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable

              term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                               

 

2.  The professor hired:

     _x_   a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

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

Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights:

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                              

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

__x_ $90,000 - $99,999

__x_ $80,000 - $89,999

___ $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 

Additional information about base salary or other compensation:                              

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                             

4.  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

     __   b.   31 - 35

     __   c.   36 - 40

     __   d.   41 - 45

     __   e.   46 - 50

     __   f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     __   h.   more than 60 

Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted teaching outside of the legal research and writing program:                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                             

 Note:  The Association of Legal Writing Directors requires and the Legal Writing Institute recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings of teaching opportunities for legal research & writing professors sent to subscribers of the DIRCON and LRWPROF-L  listservs.  This form is not required for notices of academic support positions, for notices for writing specialists, or for other academic teaching opportunities, unless those positions require the teacher to teach courses required of a legal research & writing professor at the law school (however, we strongly encourage the optional use of the form for such appointments).  A subscriber’s failure to comply with these requirements on DIRCON may result in the loss of subscriber privileges.

 

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Announcement of a New Position: Assistant Dean & Director of Bar Admissions Programs

Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs

Western New England University School of Law is seeking candidates to become our Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs.  This is a full time, year round position.  The Director will design, administer, and oversee the Law School’s bar examination preparation efforts and activities, including, as appropriate, teaching classes (for-credit and/or non-credit), counseling and tutoring students on an individual and group basis, and developing/implementing/monitoring programs and services.

The Director will work with law students to help them prepare for success on the bar examination; will design and implement an effective bar passage program, including strategies to assist all students, particularly students whose academic indicia are predictive of challenges in passing the bar; will track the academic progress of students, particularly at-risk students, to insure that students are receiving necessary bar passage services; will track students’ bar examination results to focus better the Law School’s efforts and to satisfy accreditation reporting; will teach a supplemental bar review program or for-credit course or courses; will oversee the bar pass course taught by an outside contractor; will coordinate interactions with the State Board of Bar Examiners in various states and with commercial bar exam providers; will develop programs and services to encourage awareness of bar exam and bar admissions requirements; and will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning, the Director of Academic Support, the Academic Support and Bar Pass Committee and other members of the faculty and staff to help students achieve success on their bar exams.    

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a J.D. degree from an A.B.A. approved law school, admission to at least one state bar, and experience in teaching in and administering bar exam preparation programs and courses. 

Application Process:  Nominations and applications should be received by February 1, 2014, although nominations and applications may be accepted until the position is filled.  All applications should include a letter of interest and résumé, together with the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.  Applications should be addressed to Joanne Ollson, Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources at the Career Center, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic resumes may be sent to Donna Martin at donna.martin@wne.edu.  Although not mandatory, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit materials electronically in MS Word format.

Western New England University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Applications from, and nominations of, women and minority group members are strongly encouraged.

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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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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Director of Bar Success Services at UALR

Title

Position Type

Non Classified

Employee Class Code

NF

AR State Title

Research Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number

FNC00175

UALR Functional Title

Director of Bar Success Services / R97250

Position Number

R97250

Department

Dean-School of Law

Position Summary

The Director of Bar Success Services/Institute for Law Teaching and
Learning Fellow (the “Director”) is responsible for all aspects of the Law
School’s bar passage program. The Director also provides writing and
secondary academic support services to law students.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

      
  • Design, plan, schedule, and teach bar pass program that runs concurrent with students’ bar study (“concurrent bar pass program”).
  •   
  • Advertise and otherwise promote concurrent bar pass program to current UALR Bowen students, particularly those students about to graduate.
  •   
  • Solicit, on an individual basis,those students at risk of failing the bar and
    recruiting same to participate in the concurrent bar pass program.
  •   
  • Coordinate solicitation efforts regarding at-risk bar takers with faculty.
  •   
  • Publicize and coordinate Essay Advantage program and grade essays.
  •   
  • Work individually with bar takers who request private assistance.
  •   
  • Maintain contact with all bar takers to provide support, encouragement and assistance.
  •   
  • Work with IT staff to develop and maintain website for UALR Bowen bar takers.
  •   
  • Provide writing assistance to students identified as needing writing help for 10 – 15 hours per week as the law school’s Writing Advisor.
  •   
  • Assist with training and oversight of structured study group leaders and with assessment of program.
  •   
  • Assist with assessment and assistance to students on academic probation.
  •   
  • As a Fellow of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, contribute to Institute conferences at UALR Bowen Law School and other Institute activities,
    contribute Institute “Ideas of the Month” and “Articles of the Month”
    according to established rotation.
  •   
  • Author a law review article addressing an issue relating to academic support or law teaching and learning more generally.
  •   
  • Present at one or more academic support conferences.
  •   
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      
  • A working knowledge of the legal profession.
  •   
  • Superior writing skills.
  •   
  • Excellent organizational, teaching, interpersonal, communication, and counseling
    skills.
  •   
  • Ability to communicate excellently using multiple methods.
  •   
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students.
  •   
  • Potential for excellence as a teacher.
  •   
  • Integrity, honesty, and receptiveness to feedback.

Required Education and/or Experience

A J.D. is required. A license to practice law (active or inactive status) is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Teaching experience or a background in the field of education is preferred.

Background Check Requirements

00
  - Criminal Only

Start Date

01/02/2014

Additional Qualifications

License(s)/Certifications

 

Physical Demands

Light
  Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing
  (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally,
  Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Occasionally,
  Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for long periods of
  time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability
  to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential,
  Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate Distances;
  Occasionally, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling:
  Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25
  lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25
  lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for
  long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential,
  Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close
  vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate
  Distances; Occasionally

Work Conditions

Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A
  criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify
  an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the
  position. Background check information will be used in a confidential,
  non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity,
  affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities,
  women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all
  applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of
  legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date

10/30/2013

Close Date

11/30/2013

Open Until Filled

No

Special Instructions to Applicants

 

 

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Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage Position at UDC

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

UNIVERSITY  OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID  A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW
(UDC-DCSL) invites applications to fill the tenure-track position of Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage.  We will consider exceptionally talented applicants at either the assistant or
associate professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement.  The position will begin in July, 2014.

We are looking for an experienced academic success professional who is familiar with the best practices in the field and interested in designing a state-of-the-art academic success and bar passage program suitable for our mission. The mission of the University of the District
of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates and represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics.  UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs).  UDC is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university.  UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: Top 10 in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News and World Report, 2012); 2rd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2012); 1st  most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2012); 4th best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2012); and Top 20 most innovative law school (PreLaw Magazine, 2012). UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.

The salary range for Associate Professor is $92,000 to $138,000. The salary range for Assistant Professor is $73,533 to $110,300.

Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by November 1, 2014 for complete consideration. Interested candidates must apply to the UDC Office of Human Resources.  The web address is http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhaslr9.   Applicants should also send a cover
letter and resume.  Contact:  Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Co-Chair, Faculty
Appointments Committee, University of the District of  Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 52, Room 470, Washington, D.C. 20008.  wreuben-cooke@udc.edu

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Two Positions at Stetson Law

POSITION:        Assistant Director for Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:             Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

REPORTS TO:              Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Academic Success

DATE POSTED:            09/17/13

 

Primary Purpose:

Participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Academic Success
Program that partners with students from admission through bar passage.  Responsibilities will include academic counseling and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

Academic Counseling:

  • Advises upper-level students on course selection, study techniques and exam preparation. 
  • Reviews upper-level student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help
    students improve their writing skills.

Bar Preparation Counseling:

  • Meets with individuals who are preparing for the bar exam and review sample bar exam
    essays and provide analysis and feedback to help them improve their writing skills.
  • Helps individuals develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for
    passing the bar exam. 
  • Develops and implement the Bar Preparation Service’s Repeat Taker Program.
  • Addresses general student questions about completing the bar application.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Assists with Academic Success and Bar Preparation Workshops.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Bar Preparation website and blog.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation. 
  • Collaborates with other campus offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for students.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:


  •   J.D. degree
      required.  Must be a member in
      good standing of The Florida Bar.  One
      to three years’ experience in academic support preferred. Ability to build
      rapport with students in individual counseling setting. Ability to maintain
      the confidentiality of student records and information. Ability to conduct
      basic statistical analysis, preferred. 
      A high level of organization, flexibility, judgment and interpersonal
      skills are required.  Strong written
      and verbal communication skills, and presentation ability, required.  Experience with Stetson’s bar preparation
      program, a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and
      PowerPoint

Resumes
and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources
Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu

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.

 

POSITION:        Director of Bar Preparation Services
(non-faculty opening)

DEPARTMENT:             Academic
Success & Bar Preparation Services

REPORTS TO:              Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Academic Success

DATE POSTED:            09/09/13

Primary Purpose:

Stetson’s Academic Success Program’s vision is that all students will achieve their personal best in law school and pass the bar exam on their first attempt.  Its mission is to provide the academic support and guidance necessary to empower students to achieve personal and professional success.

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of existing bar-preparation services
    • The existing services include:  providing a clearinghouse of bar preparation
      information for Florida and other state bar takers, collaborating with
      commercial bar preparation companies to generate study plans to assist students
      with their bar preparation efforts, coordinating an essay writing program to
      assist with the students’ performance on the Florida bar exam, coordinating 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
    • Instruction in workshops and for-credit course
      • Coordination of a bar preparation workshop series
      • Coordinate instruction and assessments for Survey of Florida Law, a for-credit bar preparation course  Serve as Course Administrator for Multistate
        Strategies, a distance-learning for-credit bar preparation course
      • Individual student counseling and mentoring
        • Providing feedback on student work product
        • Providing advice on course selection
        • Providing general advice about bar application completion
        • Assist with supervision of Academic Success Program assistant directors and administrative specialist

Additional responsibilities include

  • Assist with general academic success program efforts, such as new student orientation
  • Work closely with the Director of Academic Success, the Associate Dean of Academics, and other members of the Stetson faculty and senior staff
  • Work with day and evening students on Stetson’s campuses in Gulfport/St. Petersburg and downtown Tampa
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
    • All other duties as assigned by Director.

 Qualifications:

Required qualifications include:


  •   J.D. from an ABA-accredited law
      school

  •   License to practice law; if not a
      member of the Florida bar, willing to obtain a Florida Bar license within one
      year of hire

  •   Strong communication,
      organizational, and interpersonal skills

  •   Proficiency
      with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

 

Preferred qualifications include:


  •   Experience with bar exam
      programming and instruction

  •   Teaching experience — especially
      bar tested topics or academic support

  •   Experience with counseling,
      outcomes assessment, statistics, English as a Second Language, and disability
      services

 

Resumes and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources
Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu

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.

 

 

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