Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, May 11, 2018

Faculty and Director of Academic Success Position at Southern Illinois

                                                                                                      

Faculty Position: Director of the Academic Success Program

Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment in order to prepare them for a changing legal profession in a global environment. SIU School of Law seeks to fill a full time, 9-month, tenure-track or tenured position in the area of academic support beginning in the 2018 - 2019 academic year.

Rank & Title: Director of the Academic Success Program — Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor of Law.

Minimum Qualifications:  The Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from a nationally accredited law school, and an outstanding law school academic record. Factors to be considered in assessing the academic record include: rank in class, selectivity of the J.D. degree (or its equivalent) granting institution, honors received, and other factors relevant to academic performance.  To be eligible for appointment at the Full or Associate Professor level, the candidate must have prior law school teaching experience and an established record of scholarship and contributions to the profession.  Full or Associate Professor candidates should be able to meet the requirements for promotion and tenure on the faculty of the School of Law.

Preferred Qualifications: An advanced degree in education theory or a related discipline or one or more years of experience in a law school academic support program. Experience in student counseling, academic support, bar exam preparation, legal writing and analysis, or remedial teaching is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities: The Director of the Academic Success Program will direct the School of Law’s program of academic support, which includes a first-year program of academic success, support for upper level students, and a bar preparation program. The Director will lead the School of Law’s Academic Success Program team, which currently includes both a full-time academic support specialist and a full-time bar preparation specialist.

The Director will also have responsibility for: (a) teaching at least two classroom courses per academic year to be negotiated with the Dean, (b) research and publication involving legal analysis of a high quality; (c) committee and other service work within the law school; and (d) university and public service.  The Director’s responsibilities will also include working with the Academic Success Program team to oversee program-led (or program-initiated) study groups, offer workshops, counsel students, monitor student progress through the curriculum, and work with students on an individual basis. The Director will also work with School of Law faculty and administration to analyze academic achievement and bar examination results and develop strategies to maximize academic success and bar passage.  The Director’s position is a full time, tenured or tenure-track position based on a nine-month contract.

To apply: Applications should be submitted electronically to lawdean@law.siu.edu or by mail to the address below.  Electronic applications preferred.  A completed application will require a letter of application, a resumé, and the contact information for three references.  The letter should be addressed to:

Mark Schultz, Chair, Personnel Committee

C/O Patty Lynn

Southern Illinois University School of Law

Mail Code 6804

1150 Douglas Drive

Carbondale, Illinois  62901

Deadline for application: May 11, 2018, or until position is filled.

SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population.  All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

 

 

May 11, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

What is AccessLex Institute?

There has been a good bit of buzz about AccessLex, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. AccessLex has been mentioned in some postings on the listserv in the past months. Kirsha Trychta recently posted on the Blog about her takeaways from the AccessLex bar exam research forum; the link to her post is here.

You may remember Sara J. Berman, the Director of Programs for Academic and Bar Success at the Center for Legal Education Excellence at AccessLex Institute. Sara wrote the book published by the ABA, Pass the Bar Exam. Sara was part of the ASP/bar law school community for a number of years having worked at Nova Southeastern and at Whittier. She started her position at AccessLex this spring and is working hard to bring to the forefront issues that concern the ASP/bar profession.

The URL for the AccessLexCenter for Legal Education Excellence is https://www.accesslex.org/accesslex-center-legal-education-excellence.

There is a new Bar Success Research Grant Program accepting letters of inquiry May 1-31, 2018: https://www.accesslex.org/bar-success-grant-program. See the website or the May 1st posting to the ASP listserv for more information.

And there has even been a recent job posting for an academic and bar success research analyst at AccessLex: https://accesslexinstitute-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=76.

There seem to be a number of potential resources for the ASP/bar profession that AccessLex can provide. (Amy Jarmon)

May 5, 2018 in Academic Support Spotlight, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements, Program Evaluation | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Director of Bar Passage Position at DePaul

The College of Law at DePaul University invites applications for the position of Director of Bar Passage. The Director of Bar Passage will oversee initiatives to support successful bar passage for students and graduates for the College of Law. The Director will teach a number of required and elective courses, including courses required for at-risk students and electives available to all students. In addition, the Director will coordinate and serve as a coach in the post-graduation bar coaching program and be the primary contact between the College of Law and bar review vendors. The Director will also counsel current students and recent graduates regarding bar exam preparation and readiness.  The position is a full-time, term (non-tenure track) faculty position.   The full job posting can be found at:https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1878

Questions about the position can be directed to Allison Ortlieb (aortlieb@depaul.edu).    

May 4, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Atlanta's John Marshall Position in the Office of Academic Achievement

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School invites applications for a position in the Office of Academic Achievement. 

This position is a full-time, non-tenure track position that begins on August 1, 2018.  This is a one year contract that may lead to successive short-term contracts. 

Responsibilities:

To enhance the critical skills associated with law school success, the office of academic achievement (OAA) at AJMLS offers instruction in the form of one-on-one counseling, mandatory and non-mandatory workshops, group presentations and specialized course offerings to all enrolled students and graduates of AJMLS. Reporting directly to the Director of the program, the successful applicant should be able to:

  • Help implement and manage all components of the academic support program at the Law School, which includes programming focused on preparing students for the bar exam.
  • Teach academic workshops to students in the day and evening division on topics, such as briefing, course outlining, and exam performance.
  • Provide learning strategies and techniques to enhance and leverage the academic skills that underline law school success.
  • Work one-on-one with students in the day and evening division with focus on strengthening the academic skills of critical reading, briefing, outlining, and analysis. Individual counseling serves all students as well as students identified as academically at risk.
  • Provide written, formative feedback to students on practice problems and/or exams.
  • Help develop and assess the academic success program by collecting and maintaining data relevant to academic performance.
  • Help develop personal action plans for students studying for law school exams and bar exams
  • Identify students’ academic strengths and opportunities and assist in providing effective instruction to help leverage performance.
  • Be interested, and stay current on, educational learning theory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the program.

 Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, a law license, excellent academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in an academic success program.

Application Information:

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and contact information for three references to: Sarah D. Murphy, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 1422 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 or via email to smurphy@johnmarshall.edu. Please submit application materials by May 20th, 2018. Salary will be based on experience.  

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is equal opportunity employers and does not discriminate in any of their programs or activities on the basis of race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, disability, color, or religious belief.

May 4, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Associate Director of Academic Skills at UC Irvine

UC Irvine School of Law is seeking an Associate Director of Academic Skills.  Please click the below link for the full position description and application information:

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04481

Even though we are filling a position in the Academic Skills department, we are very interested in applicants with experience teaching legal writing skills given the courses that our department teaches (e.g., Written Legal Analysis and Legal Analysis & Writing Practice). 

If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact me or Sue Kung, UCI’s Director of Academic Skills (skung@law.uci.edu).

April 29, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Academic Support Specialist at John Marshall Law School in Chicago

Academic Support Specialist, Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation

This is a fulltime staff position beginning June 16, 2018 or as negotiated.  This appointment is for twelve months with renewable one year terms.

Responsibilities

The Academic Support Specialist will report directly to the Director of the Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation Programs.  The ideal candidate will provide academic support to law students, beginning in their first year, on study skills, exam strategies, time management techniques, and prepares students and graduates for the bar exam.  The ideal candidate will teach skills courses, conduct workshops, and review and provide critical and constructive feedback on exercises and practice exams. The ideal candidate will also counsel students from diverse backgrounds.

Educational requirements

  • JD required.

Experience requirements

Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction in the United States and has been licensed to practiced law for a minimum of five years.

Desired Skills

  • Excellent and patient listener;
  • Ability to interact with people from various backgrounds and cultures;
  • Ability to keep information confidential;
  • Creative and innovative problem solver;
  • Optimistic and positive outlook;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of a professional team;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Manage time efficiently to handle multiple tasks;
  • Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Previous academic support in higher education or legal writing experience a plus.

How to Apply

Submit (1) your cover letter summarizing your reasons for applying for this position and your qualifications, (2) your resume detailing relevant experience, and (3) a list of at least three references to: Rodney Fong, either by mail to The John Marshall Law School, Attn: Associate Dean Rodney Fong, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or by email to rfong@jmls.edu. 

Salary: Based on experience.

Deadline: May 12, 2018

Questions should be directed to Associate Dean Rodney Fong at rfong@jmls.edu or 312-427-2737 ext. 312.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

April 29, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Two Part-Time Positions at Seton Hall Law School

Anyone interested in either position should email a resume and cover letter to Dean Cara Foerst, Associate Dean for Academics:

cara.foerst@shu.edu | 973-642-8506

Position One

Seton Hall Law School seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Legal Practice and Assistant Director of Academic Success.  This is a part-time position that involves teaching one section of Introduction to Lawyering and administering the Bar Exam Support section of the Academic Success program.  

Teaching Introduction to Lawyering

The Assistant Director of Academic Success and Assistant Director of Legal Practice will teach one section in our innovative Introduction to Lawyering course.  The Introduction to Lawyering course is a full-year six credit course. The course covers legal writing, legal research, client interviewing, client counseling, negotiation, oral argument, and professionalism. The course is taught by doctrinal and legal practice professors in a coordinated and collaborative manner. In teaching the course the faculty member will be responsible for the following:

  • Teaching Introduction to Lawyering classes twice a week during weeks when classes are scheduled.
  • Meeting with students in individual and joint conferences to discuss writing assignments and interactive skills exercises.
  • Providing students with detailed written feedback on writing assignments and interactive skills exercises.
  • Attending Introduction to Lawyering faculty meetings to prepare for upcoming classes and activities.
  • Teaching several sessions at the Introduction to Lawyering Day at law school orientation.
  • Meeting with students outside of class time and conferences as needed to discuss assignments and other law school topics.
  • Working with the Director and other Lawyering faculty to create and revise the class exercises.
  • Other assignments consistent with the needs of the program.

Assistant Director of Academic Support

In the role of Assistant Director of Academic Success reports directly to the Director of Academic Success and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  The Assistant Director is responsible for contributing to a positive student experience by providing academic and bar exam support services to current law students and recent graduates. 

The Assistant Director provides high-level support to the Director on management, execution, and analysis of all academic support for bar exam preparation including programs, workshops, information sessions and other programming.  The Director may be assigned to instruct in the academic support and bar preparation areas.  Additionally, this position oversees confidential data for the Academic Success, Bar Exam Programs, and Bar Pass Rates. 

The Assistant Director works in a collaborative relationship with all law school students, faculty and administrators and staff and actively participates in implementing procedures to enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiency of Academic Success and Bar Prep Programs.  The ability to provide timely and accurate communication is essential.  This position requires occasional attendance at on and off campus events during and outside normal business hours and presence at the Law School during the summer months while recent graduates are studying and preparing for the bar exam.  Some travel may be required. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the development of the academic success program for students beyond their first year.
  • Advise and work with students on all aspects of bar exam preparation.
  • Host workshops on bar-exam related topics.
  • Assist the Director of Academic Success with the administration of the Academic Success and Bar Exam programs, including but not limited to working with faculty and commercial bar prep companies. 
  • Provide one-on-one academic and personal counseling to J.D. students.  Refer students to counseling resources when necessary.  Maintain regular office hours.  Provide academic skills tutoring and life coaching for students.  
  • Provide high-touch monitoring of and communication with recent graduates while they are studying and preparing for the bar exam. 
  • Manage confidential law school databases and processes relating to student academic information relating to student performance, bar pass statistical analysis, academic supervision, academic success, and other areas as needed. 
  • Perform administrative duties as necessary including managing budgets and costs, responding promptly to emails and phone calls, planning events and workshops, attending meetings within the department and law school.
  • Keep current on latest trends and practices with bar exams, bar exam preparation, academic support and legal education.
  • Attendance is expected at Orientation, Commencement and other Law School events.  Presence in the building during the summer months in which recent graduates are studying and preparing for the bar exam. 

Most weeks the person in this position will be expected to come to the law school at least three days a week to teach classes, meet with students and faculty and fulfill other responsibilities.  However, some weeks will require a more substantial time commitment.

Qualifications: Seton Hall seeks individuals with stellar legal writing, interpersonal, and practice skills. Candidates must have 3-5 years of practice experience and excellent academic records. Teaching experience is preferred.  Experience in higher education is a plus.

Position two:

Teaching Introduction to Lawyering in Innovative Weekend Program

Seton Hall Law School is hiring a part-time adjunct professor to teach a section of Introduction to Lawyering in our innovative weekend law school program for the 2018-19 school year. The Introduction to Lawyering course is a full-year six credit course. The course covers legal writing, legal research, client interviewing, client counseling, negotiation, oral argument, and professionalism. The course is taught by doctrinal and legal practice professors in a coordinated and collaborative manner. 

In the weekend program the Introduction to Lawyering course is taught as a hybrid live/on-line class.  Two-thirds of the class is taught live on alternating weekends, and one-third on-line.  Many of the formal on-line components of the class have been prepared already, so, although the faculty member will be responsible for teaching from those components, the professor will not be responsible for preparing most of the on-line features.   However, the faculty member will have to use technology, such as Skype or Zoom, to communicate with students, and to teach parts of the course.

In teaching the course the faculty member will be responsible for the following:

  • Teaching a three and a half hour Introduction to Lawyering class session every other week for 8 weeks during each semester; 
  • Meeting with students during the evenings in individual and joint conferences, both in person and on-line, to discuss writing assignments and interactive skills exercises;
  • Providing students with detailed written feedback on writing assignments and interactive skills exercises;
  • Attending Introduction to Lawyering faculty meetings to prepare for upcoming classes and activities;
  • Teaching several sessions at the Introduction to Lawyering Day at law school orientation;
  • Meeting with students outside of class time and conferences as needed, both in person and on-line, to discuss assignments and other law school topics;
  • Developing class plans and exercises with the other Lawyering professors, and
  • Other assignments consistent with the needs of the program.

The faculty member is required to come to the law school for the weekend class sessions, which are tentatively scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. every other Saturday, and to meet with students either on-line or in person most weeks.  This will require additional availability either on weekends or at night, as most weekend students work full-time.  Some weeks and weekends will require a more substantial time commitment, and some will be lighter depending on where the students are in the curriculum.  The position begins in August 2018.

Qualifications: Seton Hall seeks individuals with stellar legal writing, interpersonal, and practice skills, along with experience and comfort with on-line technology such as Blackboard, Skype, or Zoom. Candidates must have 3-5 years of practice experience and excellent academic records. Teaching experience is preferred. 

April 27, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Position at Pepperdine

Assistant Dean for Academic Success

Pepperdine University School of Law is seeking applicants for Assistant Dean for Academic Success.

Pepperdine Law is excited to be searching for the new leader for our academic success and bar prep programs.  Historically, our program has been coordinated and staff by a variety of our full-time faculty members and student teaching fellows who each support and work in the program on a part-time basis.  We are looking forward to hiring an enthusiastic and energetic candidate for this new Assistant Dean role and invite applications from the law school ASP and bar prep community.  This is a great opportunity for an individual who wants to take charge of their own program in a highly supportive and entrepreneurial environment where student success in law school and on the bar exam are among the law school's highest priorities.

In most years, Pepperdine Law’s first-time bar takers consistently meet or surpass ABA law schools’ average pass rates on the CA Bar Exam. The law school is looking to develop even stronger academic success and bar support programs, and is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Assistant Dean to lead its existing and evolving programs.

The Assistant Dean will coordinate, supervise, and teach in Pepperdine Law’s academic support and bar support programs. He or she will report to the Associate Dean for Student Success and will work collaboratively with faculty and other members of the law school administration.

The Assistant Dean’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and manage academic and bar support programs, events, and outreach. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and teach the 1L Law Exam Workshop and an upper-division academic success course in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Help plan, coordinate, and co-teach the 3L Bar Exam Workshop course in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Plan, coordinate, staff, teach workshops, and work directly with recent graduates in the summer bar support program.
  • Train and supervise full-time and adjunct faculty and staff who work in the academic success and bar support programs.
  • Compile, gather, and analyze data on all aspects of academic success and bar support programs to help inform and develop them, with a continuing goal of improving students’ success in law school and on the bar exam.
  • Stay abreast and regularly inform the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic success and bar support programs.
  • Together, with a team of part-time faculty and administrators, supervise and delegate administrative aspects of the academic success and bar support programs.
  • Complete other duties as necessary to carry out above and related functions.

If you work at Pepperdine Law, you are at a place where:

  • Dean Caron and the entire administrative leadership team are highly supportive of the law school's academic and bar preparation programs.
  • The university and the law school encourages and supports entrepreneurship, vision, and a can-do attitude. 
  • And last, but certainly not least, the law school's location in beautiful Malibu, at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, provides a wonderful backdrop to our daily work environment.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school required. California Bar strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with legal pedagogy and academic and bar support required.
  • At least five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Apply now

  • Please introduce yourself by sending a cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to Selina Brandt at selina.brandt@pepperdine.edu.

April 27, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Professor and Director of Academic Success Position at Capital University

Professor and Director
of Academic Success

Capital University Law School seeks to hire a full time Professor and Director of Academic Success. This is a full-time faculty position eligible for a long-term contract status. The Director will support the Law School’s overall academic mission to provide access and opportunity to student populations that have been underrepresented in the legal profession. The Director will develop and implement academic success programming to improve students’ academic preparedness and performance. Responsibilities include working in collaboration with deans, the director of the bar services, and faculty to develop and implement academic success curriculum focused on analytical skill development, class and exam preparation strategies, writing and time management skills.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and manage all components of academic success programs of the Law School.
  • Coordinate and hold individual student meetings and workshops to improve students’ study, writing, time-management and test-taking skills.
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate each component of the academic success programs including those participating and/or teaching in the program.
  • Provide general counseling to students regarding the academic rigors of legal study.
  • Meet with students to review work when appropriate, provide one-on-one assistance for students with academic deficiencies, and academic advising. Refer students to other law school personnel or departments where appropriate.
  • Integrate, where appropriate, technology into the academic success programs offerings.
  • Develop and maintain and academic success web page with information and resources available to all students.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.). Previous teaching experience, particularly in a law school setting, is preferred.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Strong skills in the areas of organization, planning, interpersonal relations, oral and written communications, and customer service are necessary.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital’s dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) names and addresses of three references, and 3) a letter of interest. 

Please send application materials to Debbie Scott, Executive Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office, Capital University Law School, 303 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 or via email DScott2@law.capital.edu

April 14, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Associate Director Position at Boston University

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, School of Law, Student Services

Tracking Code

5762/D0218

Job Description

Report to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of academic and bar support programs for students at the Law School. Provide leadership and support for assessing and responding to students progress on academic learning outcomes; writing and oral performance; and study strategies. Develop and implement programming that compliments the JD curriculum, while coordinating and promoting available resources to foster deeper understanding of legal concepts for JD students. Oversee bar examination preparation for 3L students and graduates. Advise dual degree students on course selection. Play an active role in Student Affairs to foster a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment in the School of Law.

Required Skills

Required skills and experience: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a proven record of academic achievement during law school; 3-5 years of work experience of which 1-3 years is in academic support, law instruction and/or bar preparation; admission to a state bar in the United States, preferably Massachusetts or New York; and demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Preferred skills and experience: At least 3 years experience in academic support, law instruction and/or bar preparation; deep understanding of learning modalities and theory, supported by familiarity with testing and assessment; and familiarity with online technology. Master's degree in a related field.

Boston University an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 75

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=301881&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017219&startflag=1

April 7, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 6, 2018

Associate Director Position at Thomas Jefferson

The team at Thomas Jefferson School of Law provided the following information on the listserv: 

Though this position is for ASP, the ideal candidate will be comfortable working on the bar-side as well as we have an integrated department and team members teach across the bar prep and ASP curriculum. To apply for the position, applicants should submit a resume accompanied by a cover letter to hr@tjsl.edu.

The file containing the job description is here: Download Associate Director of Academic Success 3.2018.

April 6, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Assistant Director and Lecturer Position at Santa Clara

Full-time Assistant Director / Lecturer:  We are hiring a full-time professor to teach in both our Legal Writing Department and Office of Academic and Bar Success.  This hybrid position is an 11-month contract with the possibility to renewal, full benefits.  

In the Legal Writing Department, you will teach one section of the year-long Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing course to about 25 first-year students. 

As an Assistant Director in the Office of Academic and Bar Success, you will teach one semester-long course that helps students hone their legal analysis and writing skills, with an emphasis on preparing for the California Bar Exam. You will directly counsel students and carry out programming aimed at improving academic performance.

Please review the application here, and please forward to interested colleagues.  If you have any questions, please email Professor Devin Kinyon <dkinyon@scu.edu>, the Director of the Academic and Bar Success for the 2018-2019 year. 

  1. The position advertised:

     __   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

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

     X_   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):

After a one-year initial contract, the position may lead to rolling, renewable contracts of three years.

  1. The professor hired:

     ___   a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings*

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

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

The professor may serve on committees, and vote on committee matters.  

 

  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

_X__$90,000 - $99,999

 _X_$80,000 - $89,999

_X_ $70,000 - $79,999

___ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

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

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

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

     _X_   a.   30 or fewer

     __   b.   31 - 35

      __  c.   36 - 40

    __     d.   41 - 45

     __   e.   46 - 50

     __   f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     __   h.   more than 60

 

April 1, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement Position at California Western

Follow the link for the position description: Assistant Dean Position.

March 23, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Assistant Director Position at U of San Diego

Opening at University of San Diego: The position is Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs, and would join the Director in administering all ASPish programming at USD.  More information can be found here:

https://usdebsprod.sandiego.edu/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=27022&p_spid=1308594

March 16, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Santa Clara Position in Legal Writing and Academic and Bar Success

Santa Clara Law is hiring a full-time professor to teach in both our Legal Writing Department and Office of Academic and Bar Success.  This hybrid position is an 11-month contract with the possibility to renewal, full benefits.  

In the Legal Writing Department, you will teach one section of the year-long Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing course to about 25 first-year students.

As an Assistant Director in the Office of Academic and Bar Success, you will teach one semester-long course that helps students hone their legal analysis and writing skills, with an emphasis on preparing for the California Bar Exam. You will directly counsel students and carry out programming aimed at improving academic performance.

Please review the application here, and please forward to interested colleagues.  

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Associate Director Position at UC Irvine

UC Irvine School of Law is seeking an Associate Director of Academic Skills.  Please click the below link for the full position description and application information:

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04481

February 25, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nova Southeastern University Assistant Dean Positions

Assistant Dean, Academic Success and Professionalism Program 

TO APPLY AND FOR FULL LIST OF JOB FUNCTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED: www.nsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=82337   

 

Administers and assesses the existing professional development, academic support, and bar preparation programs, and executes strategies designed to strengthen academic success, focusing on initiatives to increase graduation and bar passage rates.

Essential job functions include:

  1. The first priority of all members of the College of Law is to serve the College of Law's clients, the applicants, students, alumni, and donors. Therefore, team members will not be limited by this job description in an effort to assist our clients, but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by the Dean.
  2. Supervises a department responsible for all aspects of professionalism skills instruction, individual academic support services, and bar examination preparation for students and graduates; and serves as instructor in the relevant courses.
  3. Develops curriculum and co-curricular programs that provide academic assistance for all students to improve foundational skills including logic, critical reading comprehension, essay writing, legal issue identification, and legal analysis skills.
  4. Plans and organizes curriculum and co-curricular programs designed to assist students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, bar application and admission process, and preparation to enter law practice.
  5. Designs and implements assessment tools to identify "at-risk" students at each phase of their program participation to provide relevant remediation for each student to help improve retention and bar passage.
  6. Designs and implements innovative academic and bar readiness programs.
  7. Develops learning outcomes, exercises, and assessment tools designed to help students develop into self-regulated learners consistent with College of Law strategic goals, ABA accreditation, and SACS accreditation requirements.
  8. Counsels and works with students in individual and small group sessions, and providing intensive support for graduates during the bar review period as they prepare for the bar exam.
  9. Collaborates with commercial bar review programs, works with the alumni department on the alumni mentoring program, tracks at-risk students, develops assessment tools, and prepares bar exam statistics and reports.
  10. Implements a program to track and report bar passage information and programming assessments with outcomes focused on improving existing programs.
  11. Represents the College of Law at and participates in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by bar preparation or academic support professionals.
  12. Performs other duties as directed by the Dean. 

Required Education and Experience:

*Juris Doctorate *

  1. Minimum of three (3) years education and law teaching experience, academic counseling, tutoring or experience in an academic success and bar preparation programs.
  2. Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience, and engaging presentation skills.
  3. Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.
  4. Understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges. 

February 25, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Assistant Dean of Academic Achievement Position at Atlanta's John Marshall

Friday, February 9, 2018

UC Hastings Position

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 modern legal challenges.

Academic & Professional Success Specialist for the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP)

Classification: Level 3 / Class Code 1717 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited

Hiring Salary Range: $70,000-$75,000 annually (commensurate with qualifications)

Posting Date:  

THE ROLE

Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic & Professional Success (ADAPS) and the Director of the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP), the Academic & Professional Success Specialist for LEOP (“LEOP APS Specialist”) will implement LEOP-specific academic support programming, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, supervise student workers, and collect and analyze program data. The position is thus a combination of program administration and direct student tutoring.

This is a one-year contract position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the design, development and implementation of new and existing academic skills and bar passage support programs and workshops targeted at LEOP students.
  • Assist in hiring, training and supervising student workers employed as LEOP Tutors, who conduct weekly study groups to help LEOP 1L students to develop effective study skills and to learn how to approach law school exams.
  • Coordinate the weekly LEOP Tutor-led study groups.
  • Coordinate and administer periodic 1L practice exam sessions.
  • Work with faculty teaching the courses for which a LEOP Tutor is assigned to develop appropriate hypothetical problems, practice exams, and rubrics to use for providing individualized feedback.
  • Provide 1:1 academic counseling and support to LEOP students.
  • Assist with assessment of LEOP’s academic and bar passage support programs, including collecting and analyzing program data.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Experience working with non-traditional students who have experienced significant obstacles—educational, economic, social, or physical—that have restricted access to academic opportunities and resources;
  • Active membership in the California State Bar;
  • 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;
  • 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

Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For your Work/Life Balance

  • Fourteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program

THE HIRING PROCESS

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Academic & Professional Success Program Coordinator Katharine Mason at masonk@uchastings.edu

Failure to provide the required information 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. UC Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

February 9, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Correction: Assistant Dean Position at New York Law School

The ad posted on Friday, February 2nd was incorrectly posted as being for NYU. The link is  Download Asst Dean for Academic Success Position Description(1).

February 5, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)