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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Two Positions at Barry Law

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Instructor of LRW and Bar Prep Position at Willamette University

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW (Salem, Oregon) is currently accepting applications for the position of Instructor of Legal Research & Writing and Bar Preparation.  The position will begin in August 2018.

Full details of the position and application instructions can be found here.

Contact: Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from the search committee chairperson, Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, who may be reached atkeithcp@willamette.edu .

Please share this listing with any colleagues who might be potential candidates. Thank you!

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, founded in 1842, is a nationally recognized liberal arts school with graduate programs in business and law. WU has earned a national reputation for its academic standards and exemplary citizenship, values that have defined the culture of this campus for more than 160 years. Willamette University's motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of our distinguished university. It speaks to our commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of our alumni.

Willamette University is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country, Salem is Oregon’s capital city, boasting a mild climate and high quality of life. Our prime location affords us ready access to the Oregon Coast, the Cascade Mountains and a wide range of recreational opportunities. Salem’s local attractions are complemented by those of nearby urban, cultural and academic centers in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene – all within an hour’s drive of the of our beautiful campus. Oregon is home to great food and wine and some of the nation’s most beautiful scenery. Salem is the perfect community in which to live and raise a family.

Willamette University Values Diversity:

Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Job Posting Disclosure Form for the Dircon and LRWPROF-L Listservs

 1.  The position advertised may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

After two years in the position of Instructor of Legal Writing, Instructors may apply for voting rights and a longer-term contract.  Upon approval, the candidate will receive the title of “Professor of Legal Writing,” will be granted a longer-term contract of at least three years, and can vote at faculty meetings on all matters except tenure-related hiring, tenure, promotion, dismissal, termination, and changes to personnel policies.  

 2.  The professor hired will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.  However, after two years in the position of Instructor of Legal Writing, Instructors may apply for voting rights and a longer-term contract.  Upon approval, the candidate will receive the title of “Professor of Legal Writing,” will be granted a longer-term contract of at least three years, and can vote at faculty meetings on all matters except tenure-related hiring, tenure, promotion, dismissal, termination, and changes to personnel policies.

3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $50,000 to $69,999.   Salary will be determined commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

      _x_   a.   30 or fewer

     _x_   b.   31 - 35

     _x_   c.   36 - 40

Typical sections of Legal Research and Writing contain 30 or fewer students.  Typical sections of Legal Analysis for the Bar contain 40 or fewer students.

January 13, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 12, 2018

Asst. Clinical Professor/Director of Bar Prep Position at U of Memphis

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Bar Preparation

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law seeks applicants for its new position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Bar Preparation.  The holder of this 12-month position will be responsible for building upon existing efforts to develop the law school’s programming to support our students’ success throughout law school and on the bar exam.  Responsibilities will include

  • designing and implementing bar preparation programming, including assistance for graduates between graduation and the taking of the bar exam
  • coordinating with the law school’s Director of Academic Success Programs,
  • collecting and analyzing data on student success to assist in developing a plan to maintain and increase bar passage

Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent law degree.  Among other qualifications, candidates should have a strong desire to work with and a demonstrated potential for teaching and leading law students; substantial interest in national strategies for student success; and the ability to collaborate with other law school stakeholders.  Experience teaching bar preparation is preferred.

Applicants must apply through the University of Memphis Work Forum at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/17587  and submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references.  Inquiries may be made to Professor Daniel Kiel, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, at dkiel@memphis.edu.

While the School of Law does not treat race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation as dispositive in hiring decisions, the School of Law has a strong institutional commitment to hiring persons who will add to its diversity.  The University of Memphis is an EEO/AA employer.

LISTSERV DISCLOSURES:

  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.

Consistent with the current University of Memphis rules, the Law School anticipates that the individual hired will have a twelve-month clinical faculty appointment with presumptively renewable contracts of one year. 

  1. The professor hired:

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

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

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

The professors hired will vote on all matters except hiring, promotion, and tenure of tenured/tenure-track faculty.

  1. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include teaching other courses or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)

___ over $120,000

___ $110,000 - $119,999

___ $100,000 - $109,999

___ $90,000 - $99,999

_x_ $80,000 - $89,999

___ $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

*Subject to University approval of funding, the Law School anticipates that the annual academic year base salary will be $87,000.  Tennessee does not have an income tax, and, in several different surveys, Memphis consistently ranks in the top ten for having one of the lowest costs of living in the United States.  Additionally, the positions will be benefits eligible. (See http://www.memphis.edu/benefits/info/retirement.php for more information.) 

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

     __   a.   30 or fewer

     __   b.   31 - 35

     __   c.   36 - 40

     __   d.   41 - 45

     __   e.   46 - 50

     __   f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     _x*_   h.   more than 60

This is not a position for a legal research & writing professor.  Instead, it is for a director of bar preparation and it is anticipated that the individual will teach a bar preparation course to many or all members of the 3L class.

January 12, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 11, 2017

Position Opening for Assistant Professor/Director for Center for Academic and Bar Readiness at La Verne

La Verne College of Law is seeking a Director for CABR. Please see a brief description below. If anyone is interested, you can apply here.

The University of La Verne College of Law seeks an experienced, energetic, and dynamic person to serve as an Assistant Professor and Director in its Center for Academic and Bar Readiness (CABR.) The person in this position will assist students in developing the skills necessary for success in law school and on the bar exam. The position is a twelve-month contract, non-tenure track faculty position that includes both teaching and administrative components; after an initial probationary period, the applicant will be eligible for graduated multi-year renewals. The person hired will have faculty status and be permitted to vote on matters other than tenure/tenure track promotion and hiring.

The person hired will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean for CABR, members of the CABR faculty, and the faculty at large. The successful applicant will:

  • Advance La Verne Law’s mission to guide our students in the discovery of law and self as they prepare for the practice of law and other professional careers.
  • Advance CABR’s departmental mission to provide an innovative, constantly evolving program that employs sound educational principles to help students to achieve their highest academic potential by cultivating and enhancing their academic skills.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Supervise CABR faculty members by providing training and development to be used in teaching both academic skills and bar preparation courses.
  • Work with the Assistant Dean of CABR to develop a budget and track program expenses
  • Monitor contract compliance with vendors
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new programs that will engage current COL students and increase academic and bar readiness skills.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with ABA standards on legal education.
  • Collect and analyze empirical data related to CABR program outcomes.
  • Participate in program review and assessment initiatives.
  • Teach skills and substantive content to enhance student academic and bar readiness.
  • Provide high quality academic advising to students.
  • Serve on La Verne Law and University- wide faculty committees.
  • Work on other projects as assigned.

December 11, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Two Positions at TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law

TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law: Assistant Dean, Academic Support and Bar Readiness: https://jobs.tsu.edu/postings/2417

The Assistant Dean for Academic Support & Bar Readiness (ADASBR) performs a variety of functions at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Office of Academic Affairs, to support the teaching and learning goals of the Law School. The ADASBR has both administrative and teaching responsibility for academic support and the bar examination services program; and for teaching or assisting in the teaching of one- two bar courses per year at the Law School.

Works with other law school units, to design and implement strategies to successfully assist students’ learning. Identifies specific learning outcomes, and assists high risk students to improve learning skills. Designs and implements strategies to assist students with preparation for the bar examination, including working with members of the administration and faculty to evaluate curriculum and academic standards to maximize bar passage. Participates in the planning and development of Bar exam passage and enhancement programs, including bar examination counseling and coaching of students during their enrollment and as they prepare to take the bar examination. Along with other members of the administration, evaluates and creates reports on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, course enrollment, entrance scores and bar passage results. Works with the Center for Pedagogy and Law School Assessment Department to develop and track matrix to determine effectiveness of programs and initiatives. Effective management of (3) academic support instructors, (1) administrative assistant and existing academic support programs: course teaching, bar coaching and other programs that relate to the cohort at the Law School. Coordinates the hiring of student teaching and writing assistants who provide academic support. Assists in designing and implementing the academic support component of the orientation programs. Work with Students’ Affairs in overseeing the institution’s policies for providing reasonable accommodation for academic support students with disabilities to ensure compliance with the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Performs other job-related duties as required.  


Assistant Dean, Academic Support and Bar Readiness

Position Information: https://jobs.tsu.edu/postings/2417

Posting Number

TSU201891

Official TSU Title

Assistant Dean, Academic Support and Bar Readiness

Grant Title

N/A

Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

The Assistant Dean for Academic Support & Bar Readiness (ADASBR) performs a variety of functions at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Office of Academic Affairs, to support the teaching and learning goals of the Law School. The ADASBR has both administrative and teaching responsibility for academic support and the bar examination services program; and for teaching or assisting in the teaching of one- two bar courses per year at the Law School.

Essential Duties Summary

Works with other law school units, to design and implement strategies to successfully assist students’ learning. Identifies specific learning outcomes, and assists high risk students to improve learning skills. Designs and implements strategies to assist students with preparation for the bar examination, including working with members of the administration and faculty to evaluate curriculum and academic standards to maximize bar passage. Participates in the planning and development of Bar exam passage and enhancement programs, including bar examination counseling and coaching of students during their enrollment and as they prepare to take the bar examination. Along with other members of the administration, evaluates and creates reports on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, course enrollment, entrance scores and bar passage results. Works with the Center for Pedagogy and Law School Assessment Department to develop and track matrix to determine effectiveness of programs and initiatives. Effective management of (3) academic support instructors, (1) administrative assistant and existing academic support programs: course teaching, bar coaching and other programs that relate to the cohort at the Law School. Coordinates the hiring of student teaching and writing assistants who provide academic support. Assists in designing and implementing the academic support component of the orientation programs. Work with Students’ Affairs in overseeing the institution’s policies for providing reasonable accommodation for academic support students with disabilities to ensure compliance with the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Performs other job related duties as required.

% FTE

100%

Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience.

Education

Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school. Undergraduate or Master’s degree majoring in education or related field preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification

Admission to practice in a state in the United States.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires excellent oral, written, interpersonal and organizational skills. Must also have the ability to use personal computers and Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Access. Familiarity with Banner, Blackboard, Tegrity and Scantron suites helpful.

Work Experience

At least three years of related experience preferred.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises a section within the department or a small department of direct reports. Includes some human resources responsibilities for direct reports. Confers with manager or director about human resources and operational issues. If no supervisory responsibilities, serves as single incumbent for critical function. Supervises the work of assigned program instructors and staff.

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and diverse with some interrelationship across processes. Handles some unrelated functions. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents. May monitor budget activities but no responsibility for budget and expenditure authority.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Develops strategic direction, goals, plans and policies for an area of responsibility. Sets broad objectives and is accountable for overall results in respective area of responsibility. Authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance. Requires high degree of independent judgment and problem solving of complex problems.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

Contact with peers at other law schools. Contact and interaction with faculty and others in leadership roles at the school of law related to developing the academic program. Typically handles highly sensitive and/or confidential information.

Customer Service Relationships

Anticipates customer needs and regularly motivates or influences others to deliver customer service excellence. May troubleshoot highly sensitive or confidential issues. Personally ensures problem resolution. Identifies barriers to effective customer service and participates in setting customer service standards. Participates in establishes a customer feedback system for academic support and holds self accountable for customer service excellence within the department or program.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Work is performed within routine office environment with no exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Physical demands are usually limited to sitting or standing in one location much of the time. Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects of light weight may be required.

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date

 

Open Until Filled (overrides close field) 

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Do you have a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school? (Undergraduate or Master’s degree majoring in education or related field preferred).
  • Yes
  • No
  1. *Are you admission to practice in a state in the United States?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. *Do you have three years of related experience?
  • Yes
  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

*****

TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law: Assistant Director, Academic Support and Bar Readiness: https://jobs.tsu.edu/postings/2412

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness, the Assistant Director of Academic Support at Thurgood Marshall School of Law will assist with the coordination and execution of strategies designed to strengthen academic support services and improve student outcomes.

In collaboration with the department head, teaches and manages one or more bar elective courses per semester in accordance with the Faculty Manual. Offers skills-based instruction in to law students in a variety of areas. Works one-on-one with students needing academic assistance. Coordinates academic tutorials. Provides administrative supervision for student tutors. Evaluates student-lead tutorial sessions. Manages student assistant time sheets and tracks time and effort forms. Performs statistical reporting on attendance and outcomes as requested. Assists with the planning of 1L Skills Academy content based on current faculty syllabi. Collaborates with faculty to identify areas where academic remediation is needed and creates an effective outreach program to service students most in need. Performs statistical reporting on attendance and outcomes as requested. Delivers academic and degree plan advising to students; responds promptly to student requests. Is accessible to students during Law School operational hours and as needed evenings, weekends and summers. Provides, administers and grades practice exams and maintains records of student performance. Facilitates skills and/or bar readiness workshops as directed. Performs statistical reporting on participation and performance indicators as requested. Assists with the planning and implementation of the 1L Orientation. Maintains department calendar and effectively communicates department events to students using electronic, social and print media. Submits and monitors funding requests for Academic Support events. Identifies at-risk students to the Assistant Dean. Monitors student academic performance and recommends new or additional learning interventions tailored to student performance. Performs other duties as required.

Assistant Director Academic Support – Law School

Position Details: https://jobs.tsu.edu/postings/2412

Position Information

Posting Number

TSU201890

Official TSU Title

Assistant Director Academic Support – Law School

Grant Title

Assistant Director Academic Support – Law School

Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness, the Assistant Director of Academic Support at Thurgood Marshall School of Law will assist with the coordination and execution of strategies designed to strengthen academic support services and improve student outcomes.

Essential Duties Summary

In collaboration with the department head, teaches and manages one or more bar elective courses per semester in accordance with the Faculty Manual. Offers skills-based instruction in to law students in a variety of areas. Works one-on-one with students needing academic assistance. Coordinates academic tutorials. Provides administrative supervision for student tutors. Evaluates student-lead tutorial sessions. Manages student assistant time sheets and tracks time and effort forms. Performs statistical reporting on attendance and outcomes as requested. Assists with the planning of 1L Skills Academy content based on current faculty syllabi. Collaborates with faculty to identify areas where academic remediation is needed and creates an effective outreach program to service students most in need. Performs statistical reporting on attendance and outcomes as requested. Delivers academic and degree plan advising to students; responds promptly to student requests. Is accessible to students during Law School operational hours and as needed evenings, weekends and summers. Provides, administers and grades practice exams and maintains records of student performance. Facilitates skills and/or bar readiness workshops as directed. Performs statistical reporting on participation and performance indicators as requested. Assists with the planning and implementation of the 1L Orientation. Maintains department calendar and effectively communicates department events to students using electronic, social and print media. Submits and monitors funding requests for Academic Support events. Identifies at-risk students to the Assistant Dean. Monitors student academic performance and recommends new or additional learning interventions tailored to student performance. Performs other duties as required.

% FTE

100%

Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience.

Education

Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school with track record of academic achievement.

Required Licensing/Certification

N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1.Sufficiently knowledgeable in one or more MBE subject, as evidenced by academic performance, AmJur or Cali Awards.
2.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student body.
3.Strong oral presentation skills and ability to remediate complex legal rules. 
4.Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work collaboratively with existing team.
5.Excellent written communication and legal writing skills.
6.Professional appearance and demeanor.

Work Experience

Requires three (3) years of related experience. Requires a working knowledge of standard practices and procedures.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Provides first-line management to department. Allocates resources according to priorities and within budget parameters. Has HR responsibilities for direct reports. Consults with Director on operational issues (including fiscal matters).

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and focus more on single processes. Work is sometimes standardized and sometimes varied. There is no responsibility for budget, revenues and/or expenditures.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Performs tasks and duties under general supervision, using established procedures and innovation. Chooses from limited alternatives to resolve problems. Occasional independent judgment is required to complete work assignments. Often makes recommendations to work procedures, policies and practices. Refers unusual problems to supervisor.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

Some contact with others, including students, general public, visitors and University personnel. Purpose of contacts is to provide explanation or interpretation of information. May handle confidential information and some complex matters.

Customer Service Relationships

Requires moderate interpersonal and communication skills to ensure that customer requests or needs are met. Acknowledges and clarifies customer inquiries, requests, or complaints to ensure that needs are identified, documented and addressed.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Work is performed within routine office environment with no exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Physical demands are usually limited to sitting or standing in one location much of the time. Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects of light weight may be required. Work may require extensive travel.

Desired start date

 

Position End Date (if temporary)

 

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date

 

Open Until Filled (overrides close field) 

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school with track record of academic achievement?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Do you have three years of related experience?
  • Yes
  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3

November 27, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Excellence Position at American

Position Title: Assistant Director of Academic Excellence (13862)
Position Number:
13862
Open Date:
11/9/2017
Department:
Washington College of Law
Close Date:
Salary Range:
$60,000 - $65,000
Band:
Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst B
Work Hours per Week:
35-Exempt
Position Type:
Full-time Staff

Description:
The Assistant Director of Academic Excellence will promote the academic excellence of American University Washington College of Law students, from matriculation through graduation. The Assistant Director will direct and implement the law school’s programs and initiatives designed to enrich students’ learning experiences and help prepare students to pass the bar exam. The Assistant Director will design, implement, and evaluate comprehensive workshops for all law students on topics related to academic and bar exam success. The incumbent will meet with and counsel students on their academic progress; develop and oversee the execution of individualized learning plans; plan, conceptualize and teach workshops to faculty, staff, and students about best practices for bar exam preparation; and develop and implement events, programs, and initiatives that provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for law students. Reporting to the Director of Academic Excellence, the incumbent will have a central role in the law school in incorporating best practices in preparing students for academic and bar exam success. The Assistant Director will supervise and train all Academic Excellence Dean’s Fellows.

Educational Requirements:
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school

Minimum Requirements:
• Admission to the bar
• Four (4) years’ experience advising or mentoring law students and/or law graduates preferably in the area of bar preparation or academic support
• Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills
• Ability to build rapport with students, faculty and staff
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social learning platforms

Preferred Requirements:
• At least 1 year of legal practice or post-graduate clerkship

Additional Information:
Some evening and weekend work is necessary based on program and student needs.

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

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

To Apply Please Visit: https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6971

November 17, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at Concordia Law - Updated Link in Job Ad

Concordia University School of Law, located in Boise, Idaho, invites applications for a Director of Academic Success position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. This is a full-time position that may be a contract faculty or staff position, depending upon the qualifications of the candidate. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academics, the Director of the Academic Success Program will have lead responsibility for maximizing 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 faculty on instruction, and assessing the success of educational programs. In addition, this position will have responsibility for teaching courses targeted at students who would benefit from support in legal analysis; supporting students seeking assistance in learning; and for developing and implementing a strategy for bar exam passage. The Director is also responsible for administering the Admission by Performance Program, the law school’s conditional admission program for prospective 1L students. The position requires interaction with prospective students, students, staff, faculty, and administrators on a daily basis. Our goal is to recruit a dynamic, bright, and highly motivated individual who is interested in making significant contributions to our law school and its students. Experience in academic support and bar exam support is preferred, and teaching experience is desirable. As a Lutheran institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will support our mission and promote Lutheran values. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Committee. Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement of faith, and a letter of interest to https://cu-portland.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=6&id=471. Please also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position. Please note: these references will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at an appropriate later point in the review process. Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be emailed to the Victoria Haneman, Chair of the Committee, at vhaneman@cu-portland.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continued until the position is filled. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

November 12, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Assistant Professor of Academic Success Position U of Dayton - Deadline is Novermber 21st

Assistant Professor of Academic SuccessPOSITION SUMMARY

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for one Assistant Professor of Academic Success. This is a non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of one year and the possibility of renewal for long-term (three or five-year) appointments after three years of satisfactory service.

The focus of the Academic Success Program at the School of Law is to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and first-time bar passage. Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Academic Success will include:

  • teaching academic success courses related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam- writing, and bar examination preparation;
  • providing academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
  • supervising and evaluating the Law School’s Learning Communities program, including designing student-led sessions and working with upper-level Dean’s Fellows;
  • participating in the larger community for academic success professionals through regular

attendance or presentations at conferences and other relevant endeavors to support the faculty member’s professional development;

  • delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic support from orientation

until graduation.

Applicants must have a J.D. degree from and a record of high academic achievement at an ABA- accredited law school and recent experience in legal education or law teaching in an American law school, particularly in designing and teaching academic success courses or those related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam-writing, and/or bar examination preparation. Applicants must also articulate a commitment to academic support, including implementing the best models and practices available to encourage student success and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in American law schools.

We prefer candidates with:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to academic support, including implementing best models and practices available to encourage student success and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in American law schools;
  • Demonstrate successful experience providing effective academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
  • Recent successful experience developing and administering structured intervention and counseling programs for at-risk students;
  • Recent successful program administration, including delivering and assessing all aspects of a program, especially if the experience relates to academic support;
  • Demonstrate successful experience compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis, including familiarity with the most commonly used statistical software programs;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills with various constituencies;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Demonstrate successful experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds; and
  • Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university.  The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices.  As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against  minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications will be accepted until November 21, 2017. To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply online at: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/24704  Cover letter and CV should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application. The cover letter should address the applicant’s ability to meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. For more information about the School of Law or the Academic Support Program, please visit our website at http://www.udayton.edu/law or contact the chair of the hiring committee, Professor Victoria VanZandt, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772.

November 11, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Legal Writing and Bar Prep Position at Willamette

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW (Salem, Oregon) is currently accepting applications for the position of Instructor of Legal Research & Writing and Bar Preparation.  The position will begin in August 2018.

Full details of the position and application instructions can be found here.

Contact: Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from the search committee chairperson, Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, who may be reached at keithcp@willamette.edu .

Please share this listing with any colleagues who might be potential candidates. Thank you!


WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, founded in 1842, is a nationally recognized liberal arts school with graduate programs in business and law. WU has earned a national reputation for its academic standards and exemplary citizenship, values that have defined the culture of this campus for more than 160 years. Willamette University's motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of our distinguished university. It speaks to our commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of our alumni.

 

Willamette University is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country, Salem is Oregon’s capital city, boasting a mild climate and high quality of life. Our prime location affords us ready access to the Oregon Coast, the Cascade Mountains and a wide range of recreational opportunities. Salem’s local attractions are complemented by those of nearby urban, cultural and academic centers in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene – all within an hour’s drive of the of our beautiful campus. ​Oregon is home to great food and wine and some of the nation’s most beautiful scenery.​ Salem is the perfect community in which to live and raise a family.

 

Willamette University Values Diversity:

Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

 

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 1.  The position advertised may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

After two years in the position of Instructor of Legal Writing, Instructors may apply for voting rights and a longer-term contract.  Upon approval, the candidate will receive the title of “Professor of Legal Writing,” will be granted a longer-term contract of at least three years, and can vote at faculty meetings on all matters except tenure-related hiring, tenure, promotion, dismissal, termination, and changes to personnel policies.  

 

 2.  The professor hired will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.  However, after two years in the position of Instructor of Legal Writing, Instructors may apply for voting rights and a longer-term contract.  Upon approval, the candidate will receive the title of “Professor of Legal Writing,” will be granted a longer-term contract of at least three years, and can vote at faculty meetings on all matters except tenure-related hiring, tenure, promotion, dismissal, termination, and changes to personnel policies.

 

3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $50,000 to $69,999.   Salary will be determined commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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

      _x_   a.   30 or fewer

     _x_   b.   31 - 35

     _x_   c.   36 - 40

 

Typical sections of Legal Research and Writing contain 30 or fewer students.  Typical sections of Legal Analysis for the Bar contain 40 or fewer students.

 

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Assistant Professor Position at La Verne

Announcement of a position for Assistant Professor in the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness (CABR) at the University of La Verne College of Law. This position is a contract faculty position with voting rights (except on tenure and promotion) and has a very competitive salary for Southern California. The contract period starts at one year and is graduated with the potential for a 3-5-year contract and promotion to Associate Professor.

Please see the link below for the full position description and application process.

https://laverne.peopleadmin.com/postings/4873

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

American University Associate Director Position

Position Title: Associate Director of Academic Advising & Policy Development (14327)

Position Number:

14327

Open Date:

10/10/2017

Department:

Washington College of Law

Close Date:

 

Salary Range:

$70,000 - $75,000

Band:

Project Leader/Advisor B

Work Hours per Week:

35-Exempt

Position Type:

Full-time Staff

Description:

The Associate Director of Academic Advising & Policy Development will promote the academic excellence of American University Washington College of Law students, from matriculation through graduation. The Associate Director will lead the law school’s advising efforts, and will be responsible for conceptualizing and organizing all academic advising activities at the law school and individually providing academic advising to JD students.  The incumbent will have a central role in the law school in ensuring that all students have the opportunity for appropriate, useful, targeted, and strategic academic advising and that they are knowledgeable about the law school’s myriad academic and student services.  The Associate Director will also be responsible for policy and procedure development related to the curriculum and compliance with American Bar Association standards and American Association of Law Schools rules.

Educational Requirements:

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; Admission to the bar.

Minimum Requirements:

·         5 years of experience advising or mentoring law students and/or law graduates preferably in the area of academic advising

·         Deep knowledge of law school curricula, law school pedagogical approaches,  and developments in the legal market

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated focus on empathy, sensitivity, and discretion

·         Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills

·         Ability to build rapport with and gain trust of students, faculty and staff;

·         Strong oral presentation skills

·         Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment

·         Understanding of the structure and purpose of the American Bar Association Standards and Association of American Law Schools Regulations

·         Knowledge of FERPA and implementing regulations

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms

·         Must be self-motivated and able to initiate and set goals and prioritize tasks

·         Demonstrated supervisory experience and attention to detail

Preferred Requirements:

·         At least 1 year of legal practice or post-graduate clerkship

Additional Information:

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

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

To Apply Please Visit: https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6912

 

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at Concordia Law

Concordia University School of Law, located in Boise, Idaho, invites applications for a Director of Academic Success position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.   This is a full-time position that may be a contract faculty or staff position, depending upon the qualifications of the candidate.  Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academics, the Director of the Academic Success Program will have lead responsibility for maximizing 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 faculty on instruction, and assessing the success of educational programs.  In addition, this position will have responsibility for teaching courses targeted at students who would benefit from support in legal analysis; supporting students seeking assistance in learning; and for developing and implementing a strategy for bar exam passage.   The Director is also responsible for administering the Admission by Performance Program, the law school’s conditional admission program for prospective 1L students.  The position requires interaction with prospective students, students, staff, faculty, and administrators on a daily basis.  Our goal is to recruit a dynamic, bright, and highly motivated individual who is interested in making significant contributions to our law school and its students.  Experience in academic support and bar exam support is preferred, and teaching experience is desirable.  As a Lutheran institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will support our mission and promote Lutheran values.   

 
Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Committee.  Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement of faith, and a letter of interest to https://cu-portland.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=6&id=454.  Please also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position. Please note: these references will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at an appropriate later point in the review process. Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be emailed to the Victoria Haneman, Chair of the Committee, at vhaneman@cu-portland.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continued until the position is filled. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Prep at Hofstra

Assistant Director of Academic Support

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support.  The Academic Support Program assists J.D. and LL.M. students in the development of the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the Bar Exam, and in practice.  The successful candidate will report to the Director of Academic Support and will assist in designing and implementing all aspects of Hofstra’s established Academic Support Program including:

  • Teaching first-year and upper-level classes and workshops;
  • Assisting in planning and implementing first-year and upper-level programs;
  • Providing individual writing, study and test-taking skills assistance and counseling;
  • Identifying and assisting students who need additional academic support;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of bar exam preparation classes, programs and events;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of new services to enhance our students’ academic performance;
  • Assisting in the compilation, maintenance and presentation of bar exam data and departmental database;
  • Special projects as requested by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation.

Minimum requirements are:  a J.D.; a strong academic record; a background demonstrating a potential for excellence in academic support and/or bar exam preparation; an understanding of developments in legal pedagogy; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the law school community; proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; and excellent writing and speaking skills.  The following are not required but would substantially enhance an application: experience in law school academic support programs or other relevant teaching experience (including experience as a teaching assistant during law school); and/or an advanced degree in education, psychology, counseling, or a related field.  Law practice experience is helpful, but without teaching experience will generally not be sufficient.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. Some evening hours are part of this position.

Application Instructions:  Qualified and interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume via email to:  Nicole R. Lefton, Esq., Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation & Assistant Professor of Academic Support and Bar Preparation, email: LawSchoolJobs@hofstra.edu.  Please include “Assistant Director of Academic Support” in the subject line.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. 

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U Mass Dartmouth Director of Academic Success Position

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Director of Academic Success DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs 

DEPARTMENT: Student Services Law School 

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU, Cat. 15 

FLSA STATUS: Exempt EEO STATUS: 3.1 JOB CODE: 023 

REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning Methods 

SUPERVISES: Student employees and peer tutors 

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Collaborates in the design, direction, and implementation of all aspects of the Law School’s Academic Support program. The Director promotes law student retention with remedial programming and academic counseling and collaborates with Deans and Faculty to ensure students' successful completion of law school and bar exam passage. 

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population. 

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Collaborates on the design and implementation of programming for law students to facilitate their analytical development, examination skills, and early integration into the Law School’s curriculum. 
  • Presents MPRE resources and workshops to secure student success on the required Professional Ethics exam. 
  • Provides and oversees programmatic assistance and counseling for all students in academic difficulty. 
  • Collaborates with Associate Dean as requested in evaluating and resolving student petitions. 
  • Functions as staff member to all faculty Academic Standards Committee meetings. 
  • Liaises with Students Services personnel and Law Enrollment Center personnel for comprehensive student support services. 
  • Works with individual faculty members to provide final exam reviews for students. 
  • Writes Academic Plans for students who are out of satisfactory academic performance. 
  • Works with the Faculty and Deans to monitor, analyze, and promote student retention. 
  • Oversees and manages the Instructional Assistants program for faculty members, and designs and manages peer tutoring program as directed by the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods. 
  • In collaboration with the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods and Law School leadership, administers the Law Learning Center, remedial workshops, summer instructional programming, and MPRE preparation, and participates in staff meetings. 
  • Gathers and analyzes data regarding student use of academic support resources. 
  • In collaboration with faculty, is available to teach academic success courses. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

EDUCATION: Juris Doctor, strong educational background. 

EXPERIENCE: Previous (over one year) of experience providing academic support to law students. 

OTHER: 
Must be available to work nights and weekends; occasional travel is required to local, regional and national conferences as well as travel to support students and graduates taking the bar exam. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and public speaking skills. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data. 
  • Ability to develop and manage higher educational programs. 
  • Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law students. 
  • Knowledge of educational theories, learning styles, and disabilities. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Three years of experience providing academic support to law students. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support for bar exam preparation.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Director Position at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School seeks candidates for the Director of its Academic Success Program. The Director will:

  • Enhance learning habits and strategies of entering and returning students, both through classroom and one-on-one instruction;
  • Coordinate efforts to increase students’ success in tests, bar exams and other requirements for admission to practice;
  • Serve a student population composed of accelerated 2-year, traditional 3-year, and extended 4-year JD students and internationally-trained LLM students;
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of student needs and periodically inform the faculty of those needs;
  • Mentor students in a range of activities, including the annual journal competition.

Applicants must articulate a clear vision for the future of the Brooklyn Law School’s Academic Success Program and demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for working with students who seek or require academic enhancement.  They must have both a deep theoretical knowledge of and significant experience in enhancing student learning and also possess the ability to build rapport with all students.  The status of the Director of Academic Success Program will commensurate with experience and credentials, as well as with a possibility of tenure for candidates holding a JD and producing a substantial body of relevant scholarship. We are committed to hiring a proven, innovative leader, and we are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty.

Applicants should email their materials to Prof. Alex Stein, Chair of the Lateral Appointments Subcommittee, Brooklyn Law School: alex.stein@brooklaw.edu

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Position at UA Little Rock

The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is currently looking for our new Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Services. You can find the job posting here

The Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Services is responsible for managing the Law School’s academic support program and the Law School’s bar passage program. This includes supervising student mentors, assisting in academic support programming development and instructing the law school bar preparation skills courses during the academic year. 

This is a great position for anyone who may new to academic support or is looking for an opportunity to innovate in the classroom.

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Assistant Director of Academic Success Position at UNT Dallas

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in Fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.

The College of Law’s goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

The University – the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should possess enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow’s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Teach and assist in the development of academic support related courses to enhance law school performance.
  • Teach and assist in the development of bar readiness related work product courses and workshops.
  • Assist in the design and teaching of workshops to improve the academic skills of students.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of student-led programs, including training.
  • Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product and bar readiness related work product.
  • Provide individual academic support counseling to students in all stages of their studies, including those struggling academically and those preparing for the bar exam.
  • Serve as an individual support to students, monitor the progress of students, and provide the encouragement necessary to contribute to successful academic completion.
  • By utilizing various outreach mechanisms, encourage students and bar takers throughout major events such as finals and the bar exam.
  • Assist in providing academic advising to all students.
  • Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data.
  • Assist in the coordination of efforts and work with other student services departments to address the needs of students.
  • Respond to student concerns in a timely manner, and
  • Otherwise support the Director of Academic Success and Bar Readiness, as needed.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Link to the job posting: https://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/postings/2967

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Assistant Director of Academic Success Position at Vermont

Vermont Law School has an opening for its Assistant Director, Academic Success Program position.  This is a 12 month faculty position.  A full description of the position and required qualifications are posted on the Vermont Law School website at:  https://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89462  All applications should be submitted through the link on the website. 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Support Position at Texas A&M

Texas A&M is looking for an Assistant Director to complete our team.  The person hired will assist in developing and managing of all aspects of the first-year, peer mentoring and upper-level academic support program, in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Academic Support and the other Assistant Director of Academic Support, DeShun Harris. In addition, the incoming Assistant Director contributes to developing and managing the “Preparing for Bar” Course, our Bar Mentoring Program, and other Bar Exam preparation materials and services.

Candidates must have a JD, and preferably have some experience in legal education.  Texas A&M University School of Law is located in vibrant downtown Fort Worth.  The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living and a strong economy.

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M University welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the law school’s academic community. Applicants can apply directly online at: https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/113980. Please also send your résumé or cv directly to Professor James McGrath, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Support - jmcgrath@law.tamu.edu.  Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor McGrath at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.  Please respond by October 15, 2017.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Director of Bar Success and Academic Support Position at Loyola University Chicago

We are happy to announce that Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position in support of our students:  Director of Bar Success and Academic Support.  The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information about the application process, can be found at:  http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5768

The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive programming to support our students’ success throughout law school and the bar exam.  This position includes teaching classes and workshops, meeting individually with students, administering academic support programming, and tracking student performance and bar exam data to continually reassess the program and our students’ needs. 

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others.  The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be a vital part of the School of Law's curriculum and mission.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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