Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Senior Director Position at St. Thomas University (FL)

ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Senior Director of Academic Support beginning in Fall 2017.  The position title and whether the position is tenure-track depend on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.  The Faculty Recruitment Committee will review applications on a rolling basis.   Applicants should send a cover letter indicating their experience with and vision for Academic Support, a current curriculum vita, and at least three professional references to Professor Lenora Ledwon, Co-Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, St. Thomas University School of Law, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 or email lledwon@stu.edu.

Located in Florida's beautiful, cosmopolitan, diverse Miami area, St. Thomas University School of Law was founded in 1984 and is continually ranked as one of the most diverse, student-oriented law schools in the nation. Our main campus is commuting distance from Broward and Palm Beach County. St. Thomas University School of Law has earned a national reputation for its mission of inclusion and admission opportunity for students from historically underrepresented groups, for academic support, legal writing, tax, business, environmental and intercultural human rights legal education programs.

We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at www.stu.edu/law to learn more about our school of law, our community and our programs.  St. Thomas encourages applications from female and minority candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.

September 20, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 19, 2016

UNC Position: Director Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Director for Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

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.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All candidates must submit a cover letter, CV/resume and a list of three professional references, in order to be considered for this position.

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Law-360001
Working Title Director for Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Student Services
Salary Range $55,000 - $62,000
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002165
Position ID 20018060
Posting Open Date 09/14/2016
Application Deadline 10/14/2016
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 12/01/2016
Position Summary

The UNC School of Law is seeking a seasoned admissions/student services professional with a proven record of commitment to diversity, inclusion and student success to serve as Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion. The Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion reports to the Assistant Dean for Admissions.

The Director will plan and implement the law school’s outreach and recruiting strategy for all JD students. The Director will work with the Office of Communications to annually develop creative recruiting strategies using a variety of print and electronic media to attract a talented and diverse class of students to the applicant pool. The Director will represent the School of Law at on-campus and off-campus functions with regard to admissions and diversity and inclusion matters and serve as a liaison with pre-law advisors. The Director will participate in the application screening and selection process. The Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion will play an important role in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programming and strategies in collaboration with Student Services. The Director will serve as the liaison with a range of affinity organizations and assist with outreach efforts to alumni from underrepresented constituencies. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Admissions.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and/or management of admissions and/or student support functions, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and relevant experience in substitution. Specific minimum experience requirements are at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or the Department Head in other units that may employ such positions based on accepted professional standards of practice within the field.

Qualifications and Experience

Three or more years of admissions and/or student affairs experience, preferred. Sophisticated working knowledge of the legal profession and legal education. Experience with database management. Excellent communication, marketing, interpersonal, and organizational abilities. Ability to interface and effectively maintain relationships with multiple constituencies. Ability to work independently in high-visibility and under high-stress situations, and make presentations before varied audiences around the country.

Other Preferred Qualifications include: Other professional experience with diversity and inclusion. Experience with PeopleSoft, ACES2 or comparable database management systems. Professional supervisory experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

All candidates must submit a cover letter, CV/resume and a list of three professional references, in order to be considered for this position.

Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/105824

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Naadii Salaam, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email 919.962.8509
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have a J.D.?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you developed communications materials for diversity and inclusion events and programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 3-5 years of experience in graduate admissions or career services with an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience leading or participating in a diversity recruiting initiative?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe a specific event within your professional career that demonstrates diversity or cultural competence and explain how you managed the event.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please state how your commitment to diversity has been demonstrated.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you have any experience with student recruitment, admissions, and post-enrollment support? If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

September 19, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Assistant Director Position at St. Thomas University (FL)

Assistant Director of Academic Support

St. Thomas University School of Law is seeking an Assistant Director of Academic Support. The Assistant Director will help the academic support team coordinate and implement supplemental first year courses, including legal skills workshops, other academic related workshops, and perform other teaching duties as assigned. The Assistant Director will advise students regarding academic success in law school, meet with students to gain insight into academic strengths and weaknesses, as well as confidentially explore any other concerns that might impact their learning. The Assistant Director will act as a liaison between the students, faculty, and staff for academic issues. 

Job Requirements:

J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school is required, as well as a minimum of 5 years in private practice or judicial clerkship experience.  Good standing with the Florida bar or another state bar.  Experience in teaching, advising, or mentoring students.   Highest ethical and professional standards and proven ability to exercise exemplary judgment. Willing/able to work some evenings and weekends.

How to apply

Send your resume, cover letter detailing your qualifications, a writing sample, and three professional references to Associate Dean Tamara Lawson at tlawson@stu.edu

September 17, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Additional Information on the Washburn Law Position

Washburn Law is searching for an ASP Director. Washburn has a long tradition of unitary tenure track for its full-time faculty, and this position has that potential, depending in large part upon the interests of the candidate.

Even though this is an ASP position, I have included the usual form after the full-text announcement. The only question that we can’t answer easily is class size, since it can vary quite a bit depending on how the ASP Director would like to design the program.

Full text of position announcement:

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for the faculty position as Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage. The position may be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interest. The commencement date for the position is the 2017-18 academic year.   The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes.

The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol.  Recently, the Topeka and Shawnee County Library was named the 2016 Library of the Year, the highest honor for libraries in the U.S. and Canada.  Topeka has previously been named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger’s magazine.  Topeka features affordable housing and beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks.  It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education historical site.

Washburn Law School is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school; a distinguished academic record; record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly production; and a strong commitment to academic support.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Interested candidates should send a resume, listing three references, and a cover letter.  Contact: Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621.  E-mail: janet.jackson@washburn.edu.

Optional provision of LRWProfs listserv form:

  1. The position advertised:

     _*see below*_   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

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

     _*see below*_   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):

The position may be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interest. The commencement date for the position is the 2017-18 academic year. The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes.

  1. The professor hired:

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

     __   b.   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 funds.)

___ over $120,000

_x_ $110,000 - $119,999

_x_ $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: Dependent upon candidate qualifications, term of annual contract, and nature of position.

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

     __   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:     

The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services.

If you have questions, our faculty recruitment committee welcomes contact as noted above.

September 17, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Position at Suffolk

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

AT SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a full-time position as an Academic Support Professor starting in the fall semester of 2017. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor of Academic Support, commensurate with experience. Professors in the Academic Support Program (ASP) are responsible for assisting incoming students as they acclimate to the rigors of law school by teaching them skills such as case briefing, course outlining, legal synthesis, and legal analysis. In addition, ASP Professors work with upper-division students in order to enhance their study skills and analytical abilities. Candidates must be available to work with both day and evening-division students. The successful candidate will be required to teach an upper level course titled Legal Analysis and Methods in addition to working with students on a one-on-one basis. The position is not tenure-track, but may lead to successive long-term contracts.

We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to academic support and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. We particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Experience in the field of Academic Support or other law school teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates for the position must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references by accessing the following link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oe5J3fwP&s=aals. The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in the Fall of 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.


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

  1.  The professor hired:
    ___ a.  will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

XX  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.

ASP faculty are entitled to vote on all matters except appointments and promotions of tenure track faculty and tenure issues.

  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 funds.)
    ___ over $120,000
    ___ $110,000 - $119,999
    ___  $100,000 - $109,999
    XX  $90,000 - $99,999
    XX  $80,000 - $89,999
    XX  $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

Depending on experience and qualifications, the successful applicant may be hired at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Academic Support, which accounts for the wide salary range checked above.


  1. The person hired will have the title of:

___  a.  Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

___  b.  Director.

XX  c.  Professor

___  d  No title

  1. Job responsibilities include:

XX  a.  working with students whose predictors (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.

XX  b.  working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.

XX  c.  working with diverse students.

XX  d. managing orientation.

XX  e.  teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).

___  f.  teaching bar-exam related classes.

XX  g.  working with students on an individual basis.

___  h.  teaching other law school courses.

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

___  a.  Yes.

XX  b.  No.


While encouraged, publication is not required to achieve the ranks of Assistant or Associate Professor of Academic Support.  To be eligible for promotion to the rank of Full Professor of Academic Support, publication is required.

 

September 13, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Associate/Assistant Director Position at UC Irvine

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 13th, 2016
Last review date: August 15th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 31st, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

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

The Assistant/Associate Director will promote the academic success of students at the Law School.
In collaboration with the Director of Academic Skills and the Academic Skills Program team, the Assistant/Associate Director will have the opportunity to:
• Develop curriculum for and teach third-year/post-graduation bar preparation programs;
• Develop curriculum for and teach first-year Academic Skills “Labs” and integrated exercises in doctrinal subjects;
• Develop workshop content and teach workshops for matriculating first-year students;
• Assist in developing curriculum and teaching second-year programs focusing on legal analysis and legal writing skills;
• Provide individual and small-group feedback on student practice exams and exercises;
• Manage department databases (e.g., internal shared drive, TWEN), create and administer student surveys to assess programming, create marketing materials, and coordinate with administrative assistants on logistics for department programs;
• Assist with hiring, training, and supervising student fellows to help administer various first-year student programs;
• Engage in professional development through collaborating with Academic Skills professionals at the local, regional, and national levels to present educational and innovative programs; and
• Assist in planning and managing the budget for first-year programs, student fellows, and books/materials purchases.

The UC Irvine School of Law's inaugural class graduated in the Spring of 2011. The School projects total enrollment of approximately 350 students across all three classes in 2016-17. At full size, the School anticipates an annual enrollment of 600 students. With the School still in its growth stage, the Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Skills will have a rare opportunity to contribute to the design, development, and implementation of the Academic Skills Program. It is therefore expected that the successful candidate will examine and add to existing programs with the same spirit of innovation that characterizes the School. The successful candidate will be expected to exercise independence and judgment, drawing on past experience and careful analysis of the Law School’s particular needs.

UC Irvine School of Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. UCI Law is an innovative and visionary law school focused on educating talented and passionate lawyers driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. The law school is a collegial, supportive, and friendly environment and our faculty is comprised of accomplished, nationally-ranked thought leaders from around the country with a broad range of expertise. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked sixth in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has admissions qualifications comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study, and public service.

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Consistently ranked among the nation's best universities - public and private - UCI excels in a broad range of fields, garnering national recognition for many schools, departments and programs. With more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system.

Please visit the following link to apply for this position:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03611

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Job location

Irvine, CA

Requirements

Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional - Relevant publications or writing samples

References

3-5 references required (contact information only)

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

September 10, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

UNLV Position

Assistant Professor in Residence, Director of the Academic Success Program [17020]

Location:
Las Vegas, NV
 
Category:
Faculty - Law and Legal Studies
 
Posted:
08/23/2016
 
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
 
Type:
Full Time
 
Announcement Number:
17020
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POSITION TITLE
The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor in Residence, Director of the Academic Success Program, Search Number 17020

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

ROLE of the POSITION
The Director is responsible for all Academic Success Program (ASP) programming and initiatives in support of Boyd's 400 full-time, part-time day, and part-time evening students. The Director works closely with law faculty and administration to develop and implement programs to support student achievement in law school and to help students pass the bar exam and succeed in their professional lives. The Director interacts with students in formal and informal classes, conducting workshops and outreach on essential law school skills and bar exam preparation, and meets individually with students seeking to improve their academic performance and to develop strategies for bar exam study and success. The Director is expected to identify students who are likely to benefit from ASP resources and encourage their participation in ASP programming. The Director plays a prominent role in new student orientation, introducing students to legal reasoning and analysis, task and time management, and the services provided by ASP.

The Director is expected to be familiar with national bar exam standards and trends in bar exam assessment. He or she serves as the law school's authority on the Nevada bar examination, its content, and trends in that content. He or she works directly with students individually and in groups on bar preparation and with the law school faculty and administration on analysis of bar examination results and strategies for maximizing bar passage for Boyd graduates.

The Director supervises an Assistant Director and upper-class student mentors and directs their deployment in meeting ASP objectives. The faculty expects that the Director will be a resource for its members to increase teaching effectiveness. Given the nature of the position's responsibilities and the composition of the student body, the Director will be required to work evening and weekend hours as necessary.

The Boyd School of Law, the only law school in Nevada, is a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff who work together collegially and respectfully to maximize the potential of its students and to help the law school fulfill its aspirations. We welcome applications from those who wish to participate in this sort of community, and we strongly encourage women and people of color to apply. For more information on the Boyd School of Law, see our website www.law.unlv.edu. Please contact Associate Dean Frank D. Durand at (702) 895-1240 if you have questions about the position.

QUALIFICATIONS
A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school is required, together with membership in a state bar and successful completion of a state bar examination. The successful candidate will have significant law school professional experience, preferably in the context of a law school academic success program, a record of strong academic performance in law school, and experience in teaching or instruction. Also required are excellent project management skills, strong organizational skills with attention to detail, the ability to carry out responsibilities with a minimum of supervision, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong service commitment.

SALARY RANGE
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on October 1, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Associate Dean Frank D. Durand, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

Application Information

Contact:
Employment Services
Human Resources
University of Nevada Las Vegas
 
Phone:
702-895-3504
 
Online App. Form:
 
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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

Monday, September 5, 2016

Three Positions at Mitchell Hamline

Title: Dean, Academic Excellence

Status: Faculty Position

The Dean of Academic Excellence will work closely with the President and Dean, Associate Deans, Dean of Students, and faculty to provide a vision for and build a premier academic support program that reaches students in all four of its programs. The Dean of Academic Excellence will be responsible for all aspects of the Academic Excellence Program, which currently includes pre-orientation programming, skills workshops, student-led study groups, credit-bearing classes, bar preparation, and individual tutoring. The Dean of Academic Excellence will have primary responsibility for managing the budget of the Academic Excellence program and will inspire and manage a growing staff. He or she will also be responsible for analyzing bar pass data and for evaluating empirically the success of various bar initiatives. The successful applicant will have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. The applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, and a proven ability to work collaborative with students, faculty, and staff to promote the academic achievement of every student.

Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; record of academic and extracurricular success in law school; minimum of 5 years of teaching or law practice experience; ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law students’ academic development and to design and implement programs to promote that development; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and administrators, including students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law schools; ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet firm deadlines; ability and initiative to forge partnerships with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the surrounding legal community; experience with online education; knowledge of and interest in recent changes in legal pedagogy and the legal profession; ability to understand and work with data to effectively evaluate the school’s programming. Prior teaching experience in an academic success or legal writing or prior leadership experience in an academic setting is preferred.

To apply please send cover letter and resume, salary requirements and three professional references by e-mail to hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to 651-290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Priority will be given to applications received by September 16, 2016.

 

Title: Assistant Directors of Academic Excellence

Status: Two (2) Full Time positions

The Assistant Directors of Academic Excellence will be responsible for developing and teaching courses in the Academic Excellence Program that build analytical skills and prepare students to pass the bar examination. These duties may include teaching courses in the on-campus programs and assisting in the development and implementation of online academic excellence programming to reach students in the school’s Hybrid online and other part-time programs. The successful candidate will have a track record of inspiring success with academically at-risk students, proven ability to work collaboratively with others, and a commitment to providing outstanding services in a challenging atmosphere.

Qualifications: JD from an ABA-accredited law school; record of academic and extracurricular success in law school; minimum of 3 years of law practice or other relevant experience; ability to implement programs to promote development of every student; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and administrators, including students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law schools; ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines successfully. Prior teaching experience in academic support or legal writing and previous experience in providing instruction in an online format preferred.

To apply please send cover letter and resume, salary requirements and three professional references by e-mail to hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage at Washburn

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for the faculty position as Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage. The position may be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interest. The commencement date for the position is the 2017-18 academic year.   The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes.

The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol.  Recently, the Topeka and Shawnee County Library was named the 2016 Library of the Year, the highest honor for libraries in the U.S. and Canada.  Topeka has previously been named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger’s magazine.  Topeka features affordable housing and beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks.  It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education historical site.

Washburn Law School is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school; a distinguished academic record; record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly production; and a strong commitment to academic support.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Interested candidates should send a resume, listing three references, and a cover letter.  Contact: Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621.  E-mail: janet.jackson@washburn.edu.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Director Position at South Dakota

Position Description – Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Title: Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Job Description: The University of South Dakota School of Law anticipates an opening for a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. This is a new position at the law school, and will be a twelve-month appointment. The Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications, and will report directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  A successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and implement academic support programming for first and second year students, particularly at-risk students; (2) develop and implement bar exam preparation programming for third year students; (3) work in collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collect and evaluate data related to academic success and bar passage rates; (5) draft reports, as necessary, regarding student performance analyses; (6) counsel students regarding academic performance; (7) advise and assist students in the bar application process; (8) provide assistance for repeat bar-examinees; and (9) perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a JD and be admitted to a Bar in a US jurisdiction. He or she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to collect and analyze large pools of data. The successful candidate should also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) The ideal candidate would have at least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. This is a highly-preferred qualification. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is preferred. (3) One year experience in the private or governmental practice of law is preferred.

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota.  Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/. Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references.  Inquiries about the position or the use of the website may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu; or telephone 605-677-5393.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

ASP and Bar Prep Position at Touro

Touro College

Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Job Posting

Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs

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

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join our Academic Development Department. The ideal candidate will have experience with both bar preparation and academic support.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs is a full-time, staff-level position that assists the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs in all aspects of Touro’s Academic Development programs including: working with students on an individual basis; coordinating and providing skills training workshops; developing appropriate student learning materials; maintaining records associated with bar tutoring and counseling programs, coordinating and teaching in Touro’s bar-preparation programs; and implementing new services relevant to enhancing our law students’ academic experience.  Evening availability necessary; some weekend work.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Counseling and working with students individually, regarding academic support and study skills;
  • Developing, implementing, and teaching academic success workshops and other programs for 1L student and 2L students;
  • Sharing in the creation, maintenance, and distribution of teaching materials in conjunction with the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs;
    ● Assisting in implementing and teaching in programs related to bar exam preparation;
    ● One-on-one tutoring in Touro’s bar prep programs;
  • Providing support for graduates during the bar review periods as they prepare for the bar exam;
  • Assisting with the collection and analysis of data related to bar exam outcomes and bar exam materials;
  • Maintaining records associated with bar preparation and counseling programs; and
  • Other duties related to academic support, success, retention, and bar preparation as assigned by the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education, Preparation, and Training

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school.  Admission to the bar in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. At least one year of experience teaching academic support or bar preparation in a classroom setting, whether at the college or law school level, is required.  Evening and some weekend work is required. 

Skills

  • Excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to academic support
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills are essential

Physical Demands

  • Sitting for long periods of time

Computer Skills

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office

Travel

  • N/A

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Application Procedure

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

Application Deadline:  August 22, 2016 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.edu for 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 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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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Critical Skills Program Instructor at Nova Southeastern

Critical Skills Instructor - Nova Southeastern University


Job Title Critical Skills Instructor
Position Number 995033
Center Shepard Broad College of Law
Location Main Campus, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Job Open Date 07212016
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Job Category Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience
Pay Basis Annually
Subject to Grant Funding?: No
Job Grade/level: 87
Type of Shift NonFaculty
Full time
Benefits Eligible Reg FT w/Benefits

Primary Purpose:
Provide academic support, implement instructional programs, and supervise the parttime (adjunct) instructors of the Critical Skills Program, under the guidance and approval of the Associate Dean.
1. The first priority of all members of the College of Law is to serve our clients, the applicants, students, and alumni. Therefore, Instructors will
not be limited by this job description but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by supervisor(s). Instructors will be readily available,
visible, and accessible to students and other constituents of the College of Law. Primary responsibilities will be teaching and providing academic
support to the students.
2. Teaches courses assigned through the academic support program.
3. Regularly assists with designing and presenting the various workshops and instructional segments for the program on preparing for
and succeeding in law school.
4. Supervises parttime (adjunct) instructors when needed.
5. Directs and facilitates additional small group and individualized instruction by parttime
(adjunct) instructors with students in the program.
6. Monitors attendance and participates in academic support sessions on an ongoing basis to maintain the quality of the program.
7. Meets regularly with the Associate Dean and coordinates faculty assistance for skills workshops. Identifies and collaborates with faculty
interested in assessing, improving and critiquing student skills development.

Essential Job Functions:
8. Interacts with students informally and formally on a regular basis to collect helpful feedback from students.
9. Coordinates with Student Affairs to monitor and assist students with academic difficulties.
10. Communicates with the program's personnel to receive information about students who require personal counseling and advice about
attending and benefiting from the program.
11. Coordinates and creates structures for the integration of law school and communitywide
resources to facilitate the delivery and development of the bar examination initiative across the curriculum.
12. Conducts, publicizes and coordinates all Skills Workshops.
13. Maintains and updates links to the exam bank website and the online learning support center website on an ongoing basis. Coordinates
and establishes teaching support platform online using internet resources including newsgroups.
14. Oversees materials on reserve in the onsite library for use by law students and parttime
instructors, including academic and bar review materials, articles on academic support programs, law teaching, bar
examinations, legal education advances, and related topics.
15. Conducts research in appropriate, related areas.
16. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures, county, state and federal regulations, and accreditation requirements.
17. At certain times during the academic year, this position demands some work on evenings and weekends. Evening hours will be expected
to accommodate the evening program students.
18. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Critical Skills Programs.

Marginal Job Functions:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Adequate knowledge of and familiarity with the content and academic requirements of firstyear
law school courses and law related skills to respond to the academic needs of firstyear law students.
2. Excellent research and internet skills.
3. Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written.
4. A history evidencing high selfmotivation, a capacity and willingness to work hard, and strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
5. Proficiency in Word.

Job Description
Job Requirements
Required Certifications/Licensures:
Required Education Juris Doctorate
Major (if required):
Required Experience: Two (2) years' experience in the practice of law, or the equivalent experience, is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bar membership and experience in the areas of study skills, reading or expository writing.
2. Previous successful work experience in an academic environment.
Is this a safety sensitive position (are applicants potentially subject to drug testing)?
No
Does this position require a criminal background screening? No
PreEmployment
Conditions
Sensitivity Disclaimer
Quick Link: www.nsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=80315

If you have questions, please email the Human Resources department at nsujobs@nova.edu or call (954)262HR4U
(4748).

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Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services Stetson

Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW may seek to fill a faculty position for Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services beginning in fall 2017.

Our main campus is located in Gulfport, Florida, in the Tampa Bay area, the nation’s nineteenth largest metro area.  Stetson was established in 1900 and is Florida’s oldest law school.  Stetson has earned a national reputation for its advocacy, elder law, legal writing, and higher education programs, and has Centers for Excellence in Advocacy, Elder Law, Higher Education Law and Policy, and International Law. We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at http://www.law.stetson.edu to learn more about our school, our community and our programs.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in serving as the Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services to prepare students to thrive in law school and pass the bar exam on their first attempt. Responsibilities will include leading the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Programs, coordinating instruction for workshops and bar-related courses, and mentoring and counseling individual students. Stetson encourages applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching.

The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin reviewing applications on or around August 15, 2016. Candidates will be interviewed during the AALS 2016 Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C., although some interviews may take place at other times and locations.

Contact: Applicants should send a cover letter indicating their interest, a current CV, and at least three professional references to Professor Candace M. Zierdt at facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu or by standard mail to Professor Zierdt at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.

 

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Assistant Director Position at California Western

Academic Achievement


Position: Assistant Director of Academic Support


California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support.


Summary Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Support 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 teaches the Academic Achievement Workshop for second-year students and assists alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.


About the School: California Western School of Law is a not-for-profit, independent law school located in downtown San Diego, with approximately 800 students. San Diego’s oldest law school, CWSL was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1962 and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1967. In addition to its strong JD and LLM programs, California Western offers dual and joint degrees with UC San Diego and San Diego State University and administers numerous clinical programs including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, and several programs focused on improving the rule of law in Latin America.


Qualifications: Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of California Bar exam; at least one year of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required. Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring; experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment; and knowledge of California Civil Procedure preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidates must be self-starters, able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks of varying complexity and urgency in a timely and efficient manner. This individual will be joining a great Academic Achievement team that consistently collaborates and reinforces each other’s efforts in furtherance of a truly supportive learning community for our students. The individual must have a firm commitment to provide exemplary services in a demanding and challenging environment, while understanding processes and compliance requirements necessary to execute academic success programming. Demonstrating good judgement is key. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to speak effectively to groups. The individual must have poise, tactfulness, diplomacy and professionalism when dealing with staff, faculty, students and outside constituents. The candidate must also demonstrate a passion for working with students – particularly those who struggle academically – and have a track record of developing robust relationships with students.
Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The institution offers competitive benefits, including 403(b) and flexible spending plans.


Interested individuals should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu by August 1, 2016. The search will continue until the position is filled. Start Date: Ideally September 2016 to facilitate transition into the fall trimester and prior to the kick-off of student tutor programming. The institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The institution provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Director of Diversity Position at Northwestern

Here is the link to apply:

https://nuhr.northwestern.edu/psp/hr91prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=28797&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Here is the job description:

Job Summary:

The Director of Diversity, Education, & Outreach is responsible for the development and management of all Diversity Education & Outreach programs and activities in the Law School.  This includes recruitment, planning, coordination, project management, conflict management, budgeting, student counseling, relationship building, and external networking as outlined in the duties described below.

Please noteThe Director of Diversity, Education, & Outreach must be willing to travel and when necessary, work a flexible schedule (night and weekend events are sometimes necessary).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works with school deans, faculty, staff, and other administrative offices to plan strategies, develop programs, and implement new activities that foster and support diversity and inclusion in the law school student population.  With Law Admissions, develop and implement innovative recruitment strategies to attract a larger number of diverse student applicants through work with Student Services, personal visits to target schools and cities, dissemination of materials promoting the Law School, coordination of student, faculty, and alumni efforts, and individualized follow-up with applicants. Advises the Dean and faculty on diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Leads Diversity, Education, and Outreach initiatives in the Law School, ensuring the continued development of an inclusive, student-focused culture. Oversee and plan programs, workshops, and training sessions with students, staff, and faculty to promote the school's effort to build and maintain an environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and diverse. Oversees programs to support the integration of diverse students into the law school community.
  • Serve as an advisor to individual students on academic issues, curricular and educational decisions, academic progress and performance, and career objectives. Serves as an ombuds for students when necessary. Provides guidance and support to 12+ student groups who serve diverse students or whose mission involves diversity.
  • Collaborates in program and policy development is Student Services to ensure that diversity goals are included in event planning, budget preparation, and promotion of the mission.
  • Takes on Student Services assignments as delegated by the Associate Dean of Students, including matters related to the honor code, character and fitness, examinations, orientation, convocation, ADA accommodations, and other matters related to Student Life. Represents Dean of Student Services in circumstances as needed.
  • Builds external networks to promote diversity goals of law school. Represents the school at the local, state, and national levels on all matters related to diversity affairs.
  • Fosters the development of a vibrant community of diverse scholars through work with diverse alumni, faculty, and current students. Ensures diversity goals and initiatives are integrated in the Law School community, including marketing efforts, recruitment, and other strategic objectives and matters.
  • Develops financial aid resources (including scholarships) and employment opportunities for diverse students through coordination with a range of private and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Plans and manages Diversity Education and Outreach budget; coordinate and consult in planning and management of Student Affairs' budget.  Reviews and approves expenditures charged to and revenues applied to Diversity Education and Outreach and assigned student groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a JD degree.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of legal or comparable experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, alumni, staff, legal professionals, and the general public. 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others in difficult conversations and manage conflict.
  • Proven ability to exercise initiative and judgment in coordinating various programs to serve the best interest of all parties involved. 
  • Must be self-directed and willing to identify and assume new responsibilities as the needs of the Law School change and grow.
  • Must be willing to travel and when necessary, work a flexible schedule (night and weekend events are sometimes necessary).
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in counseling, recruitment, and/or job placement in a law school or comparable setting strongly preferred. 
  • Prior experience in both advocacy and conflict management/resolution settings.
  • Prior experience that encompasses broad range of client interactions, including, at least, racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, sexual identity, and socio-economic status diversity.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Highly organized.
  • Experienced advocate.
  • Proven conflict management/resolution ability.
  • High degree of comfort working with a wide variety of competing constituencies.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

UC Hastings Two Academic and Professional Success Lecturer Positions

UC HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
EST. 1878

The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.


The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS LECTURER
Academic and Professional Success
Classification: Level 3 / Class Code 1717 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited
Hiring Salary Range: $57,890-$81,034 (commensurate with qualifications)
Posting Date: June 24, 2016


THE ROLE
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, which might include courses described in the UC Hastings online course catalog as “Legal Analysis” and/or “Critical Studies.” Collect and analyze program data. The position is thus a combination of program administration, direct student tutoring, and classroom teaching.


RESPONSIBILITIES
Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
 Assist the Directors of the LEOP and ASP programs in the design and teaching of special workshops to improve the academic skills and bar passage rate of diverse students, including, in the case of LEOP, students from non-traditional backgrounds.
 Assist in design and implementation of student led programs, including, hiring, training, and supervision of student workers.
 Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product;
 Counsel and advises individual students on various academic concerns;
 Devise and implement bar passage success programming, including cultivating resources, improving the website, engaging with Student Services to do informational outreach to students, organizing summer bar prep programming for recent graduates;
 Teaching Legal Analysis, Critical Studies, and other “Academic Success” classes;
 Evaluate programming, e.g., by collecting and analyzing data.


REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
 Active membership in the California State Bar;
 Some prior teaching, tutoring, and/or academic program administration preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES.
 Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills;
 Strong organizational skills for tracking data and program materials (electronic and hard copy).
 Knowledge of creative teaching methods for diverse populations with a focus on skills development.
 Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, alumni, staff, students, the public, and bar associations through responsive communications, pro bono activities, and professional presentations;
 Must be available to attend occasional evening and/or weekend events.


BENEFITS
 Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
 Life Insurance
 University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
 Disability Insurance
 Legal Insurance
 Generous vacation and sick leave
 Thirteen paid holidays per year
 Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs
 Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses


THE HIRING PROCESS
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Incoming Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Success Morris Ratner at ratnerm@uchastings.edu.
Failure to provide the information as required on the application form including attaching a cover letter and a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.


Please Note: **This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.


Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


WHAT TO EXPECT
Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Depending on the quality and number of the applications received, only the better qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview. The position is open until filled.


UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Pace Associate Director of Academic Success Position

The Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University has an opening for its Associate Director of Academic Success position.  A full description of the position and the qualifications necessary is posted on the Pace website: careers.pace.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55909  (best viewed in Firefox).  

All applications should be submitted through the link on the website. 

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

UC Irvine Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills Position

Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills Program

University of California, Irvine

School of Law

The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills. The successful candidate will develop, enhance, and implement a program to assist students in the transition to law school, to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program, and to prepare them to sit for the bar exam. Ideally, the successful candidate will be available to begin on August 1, 2016.

UCI School of Law opened its doors to students in August 2009. The Law School’s innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary teaching, research, and public service. With faculty recruited from top-tier law schools around the country, the Law School is uniquely positioned to build an institution that is relevant to law practice and legal scholarship in the 21st century and that pushes the frontiers of the profession. For more information, visit www.law.uci.edu.

Job Description

The Associate/Assistant Director will promote the academic success of students at the Law School.

In collaboration with the Director of Academic Skills, the Associate Director of Academic Skills, the Assistant Director of Academic Skills, and faculty members, the Associate/Assistant Director will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop curriculum for and teach third-year/post-graduation bar preparation programs;
  • Develop curriculum for and teach first-year Academic Skills “Labs” and integrated exercises in doctrinal subjects;
  • Develop workshop content and teach workshops for matriculating first-year students;
  • Assist in developing curriculum and teaching second-year programs focusing on legal analysis and legal writing skills;
  • Provide individual and small-group feedback on student practice exams and exercises;
  • Manage department databases (e.g., internal shared drive, TWEN), create and administer student surveys to assess programming, create marketing materials, and coordinate with administrative assistants on logistics for department programs;
  • Assist with hiring, training, and supervising student fellows to help administer various first-year student programs;
  • Engage in professional development through collaborating with Academic Skills professionals at the local, regional, and national levels to present educational and innovative programs; and
  • Assist in planning and managing the budget for first-year programs, student fellows, and books/materials purchases.

The Law School’s inaugural class graduated in the spring of 2011. The School projects total enrollment of approximately 350 students across all three classes in 2016-17. At full size, the School anticipates an annual enrollment of 600 students. With the School still in its growth stage, the Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills will have a rare opportunity to contribute to the design, development, and implementation of the Academic Skills Program. It is therefore expected that the successful candidate will examine and add to existing programs with the same spirit of innovation that characterizes the School. The successful candidate will be expected to exercise independence and judgment, drawing on past experience and careful analysis of the Law School’s particular needs.

Requirements

Candidates for the position must have:

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

Preferred:  Experience in academic support/skills programs at the law-school level.

Nature of Appointment

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

Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

July 9, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs Position at Catholic University of America

The following new position was announced on the listserv by Maura DeMouy, Assistant Dean for Student Support, at Catholic University:

Dear ASP Colleagues,

I am happy to let you know about an exciting new opportunity at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law as Assistant Director for Academic Affairs. The Assistant Director position will report to me and is a 12-month, full-time, non-faculty staff position.
This position carries two primary responsibilities. One is to support our students in successfully gaining admission to the bar of their choice. This responsibility in turn involves two main activities: (1) implementing and managing the law school’s efforts to support our student’s success in passing relevant bar examinations (mostly in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York); and (2) supervising preparation of bar certifications for all relevant jurisdictions (nationwide). Pursuit of the first activity will most likely involve significant counseling and coaching of students, both in groups and individually. Pursuit of the second activity will be supported by an Administrative Assistant II in the Office of Academic Affairs.  Part of this overall responsibility will also involve the collection and maintenance of data regarding the bar exam experience of our students, and the appropriate analysis and reporting of that data. It will also involve the regular monitoring of, and reporting on, bar admissions requirements, and bar exam characteristics, in all relevant jurisdictions.
The second primary responsibility of this position is to implement and manage our ongoing academic support efforts at the law school. Again, discharge of this responsibility is likely to involve significant counseling and coaching of students, both in groups and individually. It will also likely involve the development and deployment of resources of particular use to students having academic difficulty.  The individual in this position will also tailor counseling and support for students with disability accommodations.
Beyond these two primary responsibilities, the position more generally supports the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, the Assistant Dean for Academic Services and Registrar, and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in the work of the Office of Academic Affairs. To see the position description or apply, please click here.

 

July 2, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Associate Director Position at BU

Excerpt from listserv email regarding new position:
 
I invite you to consider joining our wonderful group at BU Law in the new role of Associate Director for Academic Enrichment.  The new position will report to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and will be responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of academic and bar support programs for students at Boston University School of Law. The Associate Director will provide leadership and support for assessing and responding to students’ progress on academic learning outcomes; writing and oral performance; and study strategies. The AD will also develop and implement programming that complements the JD curriculum, while coordinating and promoting available resources to foster deeper understanding of legal concepts for JD students. In addition, the position will oversee bar examination preparation for 3L students and graduates.
 
Please see the attached position description for a more complete list of the position’s goals, and click here to apply: https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=298980&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017164&level=levelid2&levelid2=4271&startflag=3.
 

 

June 27, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)