Thursday, April 28, 2016
Job Title: Visiting or Resident Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Academic Success
Location: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
Position Type: Non-Tenure Track, one or two-year contract, Full-time, 12 months (Exempt)
Opening Date: April 27, 2016
Closing Date: Open until filled
Creighton University School of Law seeks applications for a full-time (12 months), non-tenure track, contract position as Visiting or Resident Faculty beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. The School of Law prefers a two-year contract for the successful candidate, but will consider a one-year contract that is renewable for one additional year. Physical presence in Omaha is required. The successful candidate will:
- Effectively create and manage academic support programs at the Law School;
- Design and implement strategies to successfully assist students’ learning, particularly
at-risk or high-risk students;
- Coordinate and participate in individual and group academic advising;
- Design and implement strategies and enhancement programs to assist students with
Bar examination readiness, counsel and coach students, and work with members of the administration and faculty to evaluate curriculum and academic standards to maximize Bar passage; and
- Create and teach academic support courses.
The successful candidate must have a J.D. degree and a minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience at an American Bar Association accredited law school. The candidate should also demonstrate strong interpersonal skills; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; and have the ability to work collaboratively. Strong preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience or training in law school academic success.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be considered until the position is filled. Additional information about the School of Law is available at https://law.creighton.edu/.
To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses your background and experience, with emphasis on why you would be interested in the position and your teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; the names of at least two references; and salary requirements to: http://careers.creighton.edu.
The School of Law serves the Creighton University mission in the Jesuit Catholic tradition of social justice, responsible leadership, and professional distinction.
Creighton University is an EEO/Title IX Employer, in compliance with the Federal Laws relating to discrimination in employment practices, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or handicap.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Nova Southeastern University
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Friday, April 15, 2016
The University of Miami School of Law is seeking a new professor to join our academic support and bar preparation program.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to help expand and improve our program. The ideal candidate will have experience with both bar preparation and academic support. This is a lecturer-in-law faculty position (non-tenure), with competitive salary, and great benefits.
View the complete job description here: http://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5250527&user_id=&ViewAll
Position number #00000215. Please DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE UM CAREER SITE. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV and references to:
Detra Davis Fleming
University of Miami School of Law
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087
Please consider joining us in beautiful Miami! Feel free to call or email me with questions!
Alex Schimel and Joanne Harvest Koren
Monday, April 4, 2016
Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs
The University of Akron School of Law seeks to fill a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs position. The position is a salary position, paid on a monthly basis. Akron Law is excited to expand its Academic Success Programs to support its traditionally strong performance on the bar examination, increasing student enrollment (first year enrollment increased close to 30% this year), and new international programs. We are currently enjoying growing national recognition for particularly with respect to our bar examination preparation (top 25 ranking by National Jurist), training of prosecutors and public defenders (No. 7 ranking by National Jurist), intellectual property program (“A” grade by preLaw Magazine), and overall ranking (top 50 ranking from Above the Law).
The person in this position will be responsible for providing support to law students by teaching, providing formative feedback, conducting workshops and supplying assistance with basic writing and analytical skills as needed. This person will develop, schedule and administer academic success (including bar support) programming and courses, and teach, or assist in teaching, ASP courses (including Legal Reasoning and Advanced Legal Applications).
Other responsibilities include:
- Assisting in recruiting, managing, developing, and training ASP Fellows, including helping them design effective skills-based tutoring sessions.
- Assisting in developing, scheduling and administering academic success programming and courses, including pre-matriculation and post-matriculation efforts.
- Maintaining and developing ASP resource holdings.
- Administering bar preparation support efforts, including participating in bar support efforts in Columbus twice a year.
- Assisting in entering attendance data in advising database.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requires a Juris Doctorate Degree, Law License, and a minimum of two years of experience in bar preparation teaching, bar preparation grading, academic teaching, legal skills teaching or legal practice. Ability to teach required. Computer skills (including spreadsheet, word processing and database capabilities) required.
Demonstrated record of effective self-starting and follow-through, demonstrated success in assisting student learning, ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles, ability to build rapport with all students( including at-risk students), and demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of constituencies preferred. Ability to create, implement and evaluate academic support preferred.
For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 9473.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Mercer Law School has an opening for an Assistant Director of Academic Success & Student Affairs. For a full job description and the desired qualifications, a link to post is here: https://www.mercerjobs.com/postings/1052. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Mary Donovan, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at email@example.com.
Margaret (Peg) McCann
Director of Academic Success
Mercer Law School
Macon, Georgia 31207
Thursday, March 24, 2016
We are thrilled to announce that the University of North Carolina School of Law is expanding its Academic Excellence Program by hiring an Academic Excellence Program Coordinator. The position will work with the Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence and other faculty to administer the school's Academic Excellence Program, which includes the LEAP Preorientation Program, Bar Success Program, and other school-year academic success initiatives. She will develop programs and deliver presentations on academic support-related topics; provide individual and small-group academic counseling; collect, track, and analyze data to better understand the impact of academic success initiatives on law school and bar exam performance; and collaborate with Student Services, Admissions, Career Development, and faculty to ensure that academic excellence services are integrated throughout the law school. The position is a full-time staff position and the first of its kind at the UNC School of Law.
The UNC School of Law has a robust Academic Excellence Program begun by Ruth Ann McKinney, a national leader and pioneer in law school academic support. The program is currently led by the Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence, Jon McClanahan, as well as two other outstanding full-time faculty, Kaci Bishop and O.J. Salinas.
To read more about the position and submit an application, please click on this link: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/94075.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Jon P. McClanahan
Associate Dean for Administration,
Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence, &
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
Cell: (919) 428-3869
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Coordinator of Academic Support
|Posting Type:||External - Open to All Applicants|
|Job Title:||Coordinator of Academic Support|
|Position Type:||Administrative Staff|
|Department:||College of Law|
Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% additional in matched contributions into the TIAA-CREF Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.
Candidates must hold at least a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school with a minimum of more than one year’s prior experience in academic support. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Academic Support to provide an integrated program of academic support and bar support services.
The Ohio Northern University College of Law is seeking to appoint a Coordinator of Academic Support to begin on or after May 15, 2016.
To coordinate the Academic Support Program (ASP) at Ohio Northern University College of Law; work with the Director of Academic Support to provide an integrated program of academic support and bar support services; manage the January term Legal Problem Solving and Analysis course and teach one section of the course; meet individually with academic at-risk students in the 1L and 2L classes or any student by request or upon recommendation by professor; host weekly academic support sessions open to all 1L students; teach one academic support based course each term; provide academic assistance and host weekly ASP sessions in the Summer Starter Program; provide input on issues such as academic assessment and data evaluation of student performance.
- Strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills
- A JD from an ABA accredited law school with strong grades
- Familiarity with outcomes based assessment
The Pettit College of Law has a 129 year history at the university and is a small College of 218 full-time students, three-fourths of whom come from outside Ohio. The law college is accredited by the ABA and is an AALS member.
|Open Until Filled||No|
|Special Instructions to Applicants:||
Candidates should submit an introductory letter, resume, transcripts, and names of three references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to: Assoc. Dean Bryan H. Ward, Ohio Northern University College of Law, 525 S. Main Street, Ada, Ohio 45810.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you currently hold a J.D?
- * How many years of similar work experience do you have?
Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Copy of Transcript 1
- Copy of Transcript 2
- Other Document
Monday, March 21, 2016
Assistant Director of the Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation Program Position at University of Maryland
Assistant Director of the Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation Program - School of Law - (1600005Y)
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks an enthusiastic and talented individual for an Assistant Director of the Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation Programs (payroll title Research Assistant). The Academic Achievement Program is designed to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and bar passage. The Assistant Director position is a 12-month, full-time, non-faculty, non-tenure track position.
The Assistant Director of the Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation Programs will work with the Director of the Academic Achievement Program in providing academic support to law students in all three (or four) years of law school. The Assistant Director of the Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation Programs is an administrative appointment at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Law.
• Teaching in the Bar Preparation Program, including teaching or co-teaching the Bar Preparation Course, a course designed to teach bar writing skills, multiple choice test-taking skills, and limited substantive law;
• Providing bar preparation support, including during the summer, to recent J.D. and LL.M. graduates of the law school;
• Counseling recent graduates who were unsuccessful in passing the bar exam;
• Designing and conducting programs and workshops for current students to educate them about issues related to the bar exam;
• Teaching academic skills to LL.M. students;
• Assisting in the administration of the Academic Achievement Program, including:
• Conducting workshops for first-year and LL.M. students;
• Meeting one-on-one with students;
• Coordinating with faculty
• Working with upper level teaching fellows;
• Assisting with website and social media delivery of academic support information; and
• Assisting faculty and administration in developing outcomes and assessment tools;
• Performing other duties, as requested by the Director of the Academic Achievement Program.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (a) cover letter, (b) resume, and (c) the names and telephone numbers of three references to LAW-HR@law.umaryland.edu, with “Academic Achievement” in the subject line. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to:
Mary Alice Hohing
Director of Administration and Operations
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
DEADLINE: April 1, 2016
START DATE: May 2, 2016
• J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school.
• Bar Passage required.
• Experience in bar preparation and academic support at the law school level is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent oral/written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to bar passage and academic support.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators.
• Strong organizational skills.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Nova Southeastern University
Employee First Name:
Employee Last Name:
Position Title Director, Critical Skills and Academic Support Program
Position Number 992657
Job Category: Exempt
Job Group: 106-Academic-Related Dir/Mgr
Center/Department Shepard Broad College of Law
Job Grade/Level: 91
Type of Shift: Non-Faculty Full time
Benefits Eligible: Reg FT w/Benefits
Pay Basis: Annually
Reports to: (TITLE) Dean, Shepard Broad College of Law
Reports to: (POSITION NUMBER) 992879
The Director of Critical Skills and Academic Support administers and assesses the existing critical skills, academic support, and bar preparation programs, and executes strategies designed to strengthen academic success, focusing on initiatives to increase bar passage rates.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Administers all aspects of critical skills instruction, individual academic support services, and bar examination preparation for students and graduates, including teaching in and/or administering the relevant courses.
2. Develops programs, workshops and events 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.
3. Plans and organizes workshops 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.
4. 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.
5. Designs and implements innovative academic and bar readiness programs.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Implements a program to track and report bar passage information and programming assessments with outcomes focused on improving existing programs.
10. 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.
11. Performs other duties as directed by the Dean.
Marginal Job Functions:
1. This position demands some work on evenings and weekends.
2. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures, county, state, federal regulations and accreditation requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Superior writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, managerial, and communication skills required to work with a diverse student body.
2. Knowledge of legal theory and analysis necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar examination.
3. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a responsible manner.
4. Demonstrated ability to lead a team and manage programs effectively and efficiently.
5. Flexible and team-orientated.
Required Education: Juris Doctorate
- Minimum of three 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.
1. Familiarity with outcomes based assessments.
2. Ability to think critically and innovatively about measuring student academic progress.
Is this a safety sensitive position (are applicants potentially subject to drug testing)?
Safety Sensitive Policy.
Does this position require a criminal background screening?
Budget Year: FY17
Job Description Disclaimer These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
ADA Addendum Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Associate Director for Student Affairs Position at Indiana U - Robert H. McKinney School of Law - January 22nd deadline
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law seeks applicants for the Associate Director for Student Affairs. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Dean for Students Affairs and design, manage, and implement an academic support program including bar support for law students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITES: The Associate Director will develop programs, advise and tutor students with special focus on students facing academic challenges, collaborate with faculty, develop an assessment model to measure the effectiveness of academic support, collect and analyze data, and draft reports concerning program outcomes. In addition, the Associate Director will manage the administrative aspects of the Dean’s Tutorial Society, including educational outreach, academic support initiatives and related programming.
REQUIRED: J.D. from an accredited institution, plus at least one year of post-law school professional experience.
The successful candidate should possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; excellent leadership skills; unimpeachable integrity and trustworthiness; mature judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information; must have a keen sensitivity to human relations, with a high degree of empathy and approachability; demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision; knowledge of legal theory and understanding of academic support best practices, strong law school academic record, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required. Must have cultural competency in working with a diverse population.
PREFERRED: Three or more years of post-law school experience, especially teaching, advising, and tutoring in higher education or related experience. Bar admission in any state.
Applicants can apply directly online by January 22, 2016 at: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/19394.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of Academic Support
REPORTS TO: Director, Academic Support
DEPARTMENT: Academic Support/Law School
CLASSIFICATION: Professional Staff
Under the direction of the Director of the Academic Support Program, performs a variety of professional and counseling tasks. This position has responsibility for assisting in scheduling, monitoring and evaluating comprehensive programs and materials for first year law students and counseling for first year law students.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Monitor, evaluate and revise academic support programs conducted by Student Instructors; coordinate meeting times and rooms for academic support programs and events; assist in preparing materials and performs set-up tasks for the programs and events.
• Responsible for communicating information about the nature, schedule, and location of academic support programs and events to relevant groups.
• Assists in counseling students in academic difficulty.
• Develop and implement methods for collecting, tracking, and analyzing data for evaluation of student participation.
• Prepare individual student evaluation profiles for students in academic difficulty.
• Assists in the presentation of active learning workshops to students.
• Assist in recruiting, scheduling interviews, hiring and training of student instructors.
• Oversee the collection, organization, storage and retrieval of student instructor materials.
• Serve on University committees as requested.
• Comply with University and departmental safety rules and regulations.
• Perform related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Incumbent performs routine assignments alone, following established practices. Supervisor will advise incumbent when work is not up to par and take appropriate steps for resolution within established procedures.
Supervises the work of Student Instructors and acts as an alternate supervisor to approve hours of student instructors.
Requires knowledge of office management and supervision, budget preparation and monitoring, and skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar exam. Familiarity with statistical analysis is a plus.
Requires the ability to develop, implement, and efficiently organize and carry out administrative policy and procedures in support of law school academic support programs. Counseling skills to assist students in developing academic and non-analytical skills necessary to succeed in law school. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Proficiency with computers needed including, but not exclusive of programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TWEN, and statistical programs.
Requires a Juris Doctor Degree and previous professional or administrative experience in an institution of higher learning or business or law office environment. Prior teaching or counseling experience is helpful. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, students and the public. Membership in a state bar. Florida State Bar preferred, but not required.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience and a cover letter with a description of their qualifications and experience based on the qualifications listed in the job bulletin.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Director, Academic Success; Law School - 998251
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Academic Services and collaborating with other faculty and staff, the Academic Success Director assists students and graduates as they prepare for the bar exam, both as they progress through law school and after they graduate. Additionally, they will run established academic success programs and initiatives within the law school. In coordination with the Assistant Dean for Academic Services and other relevant faculty and staff the Academic Success Director develops, implements, and coordinates school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage, including a credit-bearing courses, workshops, and individual meetings with students, graduates, and faculty. Additionally, the Director tutors and provides academic counseling for at-risk students.
Friday, December 18, 2015
JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Bar Preparation
DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation
RPORTS TO: Director of Bar Preparation
POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students
POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
GENERAL SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Bar Preparation the Associate Director of Bar Preparation (“Associate Director”) is responsible for helping coordinate and supervise academic success and bar support programs for students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, with an emphasis on bar preparation. The Associate Director will provide assistance with and will monitor learning outcomes, academic performance, academic support activities to all grade levels, and will participate in all other student retention activities. The successful candidate will also help support law school students and graduates as they prepare for their bar examinations, including by teaching Academic Success and bar-related courses and by coordinating post-graduation bar support programming.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:
• Work collaboratively with faculty, the Director of Bar Preparation, the Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to assess and address the current needs for programming and support.
• Participate in the presentation of academic success program activities beginning with the new student orientation program.
• Work collaboratively to tailor current programming and curriculum to meet the needs of students participating in the Intensive Curriculum.
• Provide administrative, research and design support to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Bar Preparation and the Director of Bar Preparation.
• Provide administrative support to the Academic Success & Bar Preparation Program.
• Work collaboratively to provide support to bar candidates.
• Provide support and academic advice and counseling to recent graduates.
• Collaborate to design, develop, and implement the Continuing Bar Program and the Commercial Bar Support Program.
• Work with the Director of Bar Preparation and others in the department in the design of a comprehensive workshop series on topics related to the bar exam.
• Help to track and report information regarding bar passage and programming assessments.
• Enforce campus policies regarding commercial bar preparation access to Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
• Participate in committees as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
• Represent the law school at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by bar preparation or academic support professionals.
• Teach courses that provide academic support and skill development as well as bar preparation-focused courses as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Required: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a proven record of academic achievement during law school.
• Required: Admission to a state bar in the United States, preferably California.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing law or delivering writing or other instruction in an academic institution or law firm.
• Experience with academic support and bar preparation.
• Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.
• Prior academic tutoring or experience in an academic success program.
• Familiarity with online technology.
• Able to sit or stand, type, read or write for extended periods of time.
• Able to handle high level of stress in a useful, constructive manner.
• Able to lift/carry materials and publications up to 20 pounds.
• Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
• 40 or more hours per week, Monday through Friday, as well as on weekends and in evenings, as needed.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Full-Time Law Faculty and Director of the Academic Success Program
School of Law [Boise, Idaho Campus]
University Mission: Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.
University Core Values:
• Servant Leadership
Unit or Department: School of Law [Boise, Idaho Campus]
Unit/Department Mission: The Concordia University School of Law integrates civic engagement, faith, and learning in the search for truth, social justice and an informed voice of reason.
Position title: Full-Time Law Faculty and Director of the Academic Success Program
Mission of the position (overall goal): Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academics, the Director of the Academic Success Program will maximize student learning and performance in law school courses and on the bar exam by instructing students on learning techniques, identifying external resources for student academic success, collaborating with other faculty on instruction, and assessing the success of educational programs.
Summary of the position (how the overall goal is reached): The Director of the Academic Success Program will have lead responsibility in instructing students in learning skills and academic success during orientation and in a non-credit course aimed at all first-semester students; teach a course targeted at students who would benefit from support in legal analysis; identify and evaluate external resources to assist students; support students seeking assistance in learning and the faculty in teaching and program assessment. Responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for bar exam passage.
Concordia University School of Law: The School of Law is a branch campus of Concordia University Portland, which is part of the Concordia University System affiliated with the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. Concordia is a Christian University preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Based in Boise, Idaho Concordia University School of Law is only the second law school in the state of Idaho and is located in close proximity to the largest concentration of the state’s law firms, attorneys and legal institutions. We offer students a range of internship, externship, mentorship and community outreach opportunities for an urban real-world experience to back up a curriculum of foundational and core concepts.
Concordia provides a challenging, yet supportive learning environment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our commitment to justice, compassion and moral integrity. Concordia University School of Law emphasizes academic rigor, community engagement and ethical decision-making in a Christian context to prepare our graduates for legal, professional and leadership roles of the local, national and global frontier.
Reports to: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Hired/appointed by: The Dean of the School of Law
1. Academic Support
• Teach a non-credit course for first-semester students on learning skills.
• Teach a for-credit course for students, primarily in their second-semester, who would benefit from a further chance to develop legal analysis skills.
• Provide at orientation initial instruction and appropriate information on academic support, in coordination with other faculty and Student Affairs.
• Provide advising on academic success to all students.
• Identify and evaluate external resources for academic support.
• Coordinate and collaborate in the development of a program for training faculty advisor based on our curriculum and academic success model. Work with Student Affairs in the assignment of students to a faculty advisor.
• Assist faculty to develop strategies for student academic success, particularly for students in academic difficulty and those for whom English is a second language.
• Coordinate and collaborate in the development of institutional strategies for promoting student learning.
• Assist in assessing the success of academic support activities and serve as a resource for faculty institutional research in courses.
• In collaboration with the faculty and administration, create reports on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, using entrance data and bar passage results.
2. Bar Exam Support
• Develop and implement strategy for successful first-time and ultimate bar exam passage
• Direct the instruction and curriculum of the bar exam planning course(s)
• Coordinate any bar review course contract(s), establishing/maintaining the relationship, evaluating the product, and tracking/reviewing student performance within the product
• Work with Student Affairs to ensure students interested in sitting for the bar understand the application process, apply, and invest in a bar review course
3. Other Duties
• Work with students with learning or physical disabilities and direct any students that may qualify for reasonable accommodations, according to the ADA, to Student Affairs.
• Engage in other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Academics.
Three to five years of experience working in academic support positions with law students preferred.
MA in Education or related field or teaching experience preferred.
JD and bar passage and admission required.
Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively teach in workshop and individual settings.
Flexibility to work irregular hours and weekends.
Excellent computer and technology skills. Prefer experience with data management, Microsoft Excel, and report development.
Consistently support the University and Law School mission statements.
Critical skills and qualities for this position:
• Training and expertise in student success programming and implementation.
• Strong communication skills.
• Familiarity with bar exam preparation.
• Self-directed, creative, and self-motivated problem solver. Able to take initiative and conceive new ideas that will streamline and make processes more effective for students.
• The ability to work with students in crisis and make well-reasoned determinations of next steps.
• Congenial and supportive work style. Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to quickly adapt and gain expertise in university computer systems.
• Effective task and time management abilities. Ability to manage multiple projects while also attending to daily/weekly/monthly and annual tasks.
• Must possess integrity, judgment and positive outlook. Must present with maturity and professionalism.
Physical demands of the position:
____ Repetitive motions sitting at keyboard
_X__ Rising and sitting repeatedly
_X__ Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office environment
_X__ Ability to sit for extended periods of time
_X__ Ability to speak and hear
Assessment schedule: Position assessed after the initial 90 days, and then annually.
Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees:
As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:
1. Support the mission of Concordia University.
2. Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.
3. Work as a team member in a professional environment.
4. Possess a “service attitude“ (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).
5. Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).
To Apply: POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED. The preferred start date is January 15, 2016. If the position does not fill at that time, the preferred start date is July, 2016. Please submit a resume, letter of interest, teaching philosophy, contact information for three professional references and a Concordia Employment Application Form http://www.cu-portland.edu/aboutcu/documents/cu_faculty_employment_application.pdf to: Penny Wilcox, Assistant to the Faculty, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is seeking a candidate to fill a position for Counselor & Director of Multiple Choice Initiatives in our newly formed Comprehensive Legal Academic Success Program (CLASP). The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of all multiple choice initiatives and programs in our academic support and bar prep programs as well as for providing support to students from matriculation through admission to the bar examination, with the primary goal of enhancing the learning and study skills of students. This is a newly revamped program with great faculty and administrative support!
• JD from an ABA accredited law school, admission to a state bar, and strong academic records
• At least one year experience teaching legal writing/legal methods, or working in academic support and/or counseling law students from diverse backgrounds.
• 3-5 years of related work experience; legal work experience in private practice, non-profit organizations, government, corporate, or judicial clerkship preferred.
• Strong skills in legal analysis and legal writing.
• Experience in program management desirable.
• Ability to create, design, and manage programs aimed at at-risk students and students on academic probation
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Must have ability to multi-task, and be detail oriented
• Excellent writing, analytical, speaking, organizational, and interpersonal skills required to work with diverse student body.
To apply: http://tinyurl.com/CLASPmc
This position is located at 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32807
Salary commensurate with experience.
Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Whittier Law School is now accepting resumes for the positions of Director of Bar Support and Assistant Director of Bar Support.
The Director of Bar Support helps students and graduates prepare for success on the bar exam. The Director reports to the Dean and the Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Support and collaborates closely with other faculty and staff. The Director develops, implements, and coordinates school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage and teaches mandatory 3L bar support courses. The Director collaborates with commercial bar reviews, works with the alumni association on the school’s alumni mentoring program, tracks at-risk students, develops assessment tools, and prepares bar exam statistics and reports.
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Bar Support and the Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Support. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director and Assistant Dean on all aspects of bar success preparation.
Whittier Law School is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. These positions are academic staff, non-faculty positions. Salary and benefits for both positions depend on a candidate's experience and other qualifications. Candidates must be graduates of an ABA law school, must hold a JD degree and possess an excellent academic record and prior work experience. Candidates must also have passed the California Bar Exam or a bar exam in a UBE jurisdiction.
Please submit resumes and letters of interest describing qualifications for the above positions to the Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support at email@example.com.
Sara J. Berman,
Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support
Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Boulevard
Costs Mesa, CA 92626
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Associate Director of Academic Support
Ohio Northern University College of Law
Associate Director of Academic Support. Rank dependent upon qualifications. 12 month appointment with eligibility for continuing appointment
Be an integral part of the Academic Support Program (ASP) at Ohio Northern University College of Law; provide academic assistance for all students to improve essay writing, reading comprehension, issue spotting, and legal analysis skills; meet individually with academic at-risk students in the 1L and 2L classes or any student by request or upon recommendation by professor; host weekly essay success sessions open to all 1L students; teach one academic support based course each term; provide academic assistance and host weekly ASP sessions in the Summer Starter Program; provide input on issues such as academic assessment and data evaluation of student performance.
- Strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with groups of students
- A JD from an ABA accredited law school with strong grades
- Admission to a state bar
- At least one year prior experience working in academic support in an ABA accredited law school, which included individual counseling of students
- Familiarity with outcomes based assessment
- Ability to think critically and innovatively about measuring student academic progress
Competitive salary, dependent on experience and qualifications. Fringe benefits include TIAA-CREF retirement program, medical insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, and tuition remission for dependents.
Ohio Northern University is a 143 year old, coeducational, residential university related to the United Methodist Church. In addition to law, the university has colleges of arts and sciences, business, engineering, and pharmacy. The university is located 15 miles east of Lima and Just over an hour from Columbus, Dayton, Fort Wayne, and Toledo. The Pettit College of Law has a 129 year history at the university and is a small College of 218 full-time students, three-fourths of whom come from outside Ohio. The law college is accredited by the ABA and an AALS member
All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.onu.edu/postings/3241. EOE
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Assistant Director/Director of Academic Support
POSITION SUMMARY: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, recently recognized for having the most diverse student body, seeks an Assistant Director of Academic Support to join the Academic Support department. Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness, the Assistant Director of Academic Support will assist with the coordination and execution of strategies designed to strengthen academic support services and improve student outcomes. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record, experience as an instructor, lecturer or tutor, and engaging presentation skills. The position is a staff position and the appointment may be at the level of assistant director or director, depending upon the experience of the candidate.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Deliver academic and degree plan advising to students; respond promptly to student requests.
- Work one-on-one with students needing academic assistance.
- Collaborate with faculty to identify areas where academic remediation is needed and create an effective outreach program to service students most in need.
- Utilize print and broadcast media to communicate program events to students.
- Administer and grade practice exams and maintain records of student performance.
- Assist with the planning and implementation of the 1L Orientation and 1L Skills Academy.
- Identify at-risk students.
- Recommend new or additional learning interventions tailored to student performance.
- Offer skills-based instruction in to law students in a variety of areas.
- Is accessible to students during Law School operational hours and as needed evenings, weekends and summers.
- Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school with track record of academic achievement
- Strong oral presentation skills and ability to remediate complex legal rules
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student body
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work collaboratively with existing leadership team
- Excellent written communication and legal writing skills
- Professional appearance and demeanor
- Candidate must be available to work Monday - Friday during business hours throughout the academic year and also willing to work evenings and weekends during bar study periods as needed.
- Law school teaching or tutoring experience. Trial experience may be substituted for teaching experience, on a case by case basis.
- Law license earned by exam, with MBE score ≥ 150
- Sufficiently knowledgeable in one or more MBE subject, as evidenced by academic performance, AmJur or Cali Awards
- Familiarity with Blackboard, TWEN, Banner, and other technologies
- Quantitative skills and ability to analyze or create data intensive statistical reports
SEND INQUIRIES TO:
Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness
Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, Texas 77004
Texas Southern University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment or in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
La Verne College of Law is excited to offer 2 full-time faculty positions in the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness. Please see the position description below and if you are interested in applying, please click here.
Assistant Professor Center for Academic and Bar Readiness
Job Description Summary
This is a contract faculty position. This is not a tenure or tenure-track position. This position has a series of presumptively renewable contract of varying lengths. The person employed in this position will teach academic and bar readiness courses with the possibility of teaching doctrinal courses. This is a 12-month position.
Job duties include designing and assisting with the law school’s academic and bar readiness classes, workshops, and events; assisting the Asst. Dean and the Director of the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness in designing and implementing innovative academic and bar readiness programs and evaluating existing courses and programs; teaching workshops and/or classes related to law school and bar exam preparation; counseling and working with students in individual and small group sessions. Providing intensive support for graduates during the bar review period as they prepare for the bar exam. Additional duties include developing learning outcomes, exercises and assessments designed to help students develop into self-regulated learners
Juris Doctorate. Have taken and passed a bar examination in any U.S. jurisdiction. Good oral and written communication skills, strong analytical/critical thinking skills.
Admitted to practice law in the State of California. Teaching experience, working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.
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