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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at U Mass

Director of Academic Success University of Massachusetts School of Law 

The University of Massachusetts School of Law is seeking a Director of Academic Success. The Director collaborates in the design, direction, and implementation of all aspects of the Law School’s Academic Success 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.  

UMass Law offers a robust Academic Success program designed to assist all students from orientation through bar passage. The program involves three full-time faculty and staff members (the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods, the Director of Academic Success, and the Director of Bar Success), a required first-year academic success course, a peer-tutoring program, and a spacious, centrally-located Law Learning Center.  

For the complete position description and qualifications please go to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/

The review of applications will begin July 12, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  

UMass Law is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community.  

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors. 

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

July 1, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 30, 2017

University of Oklahoma ASP/Bar Support Position

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is seeking a full-time academic and bar support professional.  The duties include teaching a bar preparation class to 3Ls, assisting in the early identification of at-risk students; meeting regularly with students who are at-risk or on academic probation to track their progress, and tutoring students on study and exam taking skills while providing substantive support where needed.  A full listing of the position may be found at: https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=171931&tz=GMT-05%3A00.

June 30, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 23, 2017

UC Hastings Position for Academic & Professional Success Graduate Fellow

 

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

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

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS GRADUATE FELLOW 

Academic and Professional Success

Classification: Level 1 / Class Code 2038 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited

Hiring Salary: $50,000 (commensurate with qualifications)

Posting Date:  June 16, 2017

THE ROLE

Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success, the Academic and Professional Success Graduate Fellow will support the Legal Education Opportunity Program and other academic support and skills programming, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, coordinate student led programs, supervise student workers, and collect and analyze program data. The position is thus a combination of program administration and direct student tutoring.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Assist in the design and teaching of special workshops to improve the academic skills and bar passage rate of diverse students, including, in the case of LEOP, students from non-traditional backgrounds;
  • Assist in design and implementation of student led programs, including, hiring, training, and supervision of student workers;
  • Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product;
  • Counsel and advise individual students on various academic concerns;
  • Evaluate programming, e.g., by collecting and analyzing data; and
  • Otherwise support the Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success in the development of students’ academic skills.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES.        

  • Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills;
  • Strong organizational skills for tracking data and program materials (electronic and hard copy).
  • Knowledge of creative teaching methods for diverse populations with a focus on skills development.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, alumni, staff, and students;
  • Available to attend occasional evening and/or weekend events.

BENEFITS

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

THE HIRING PROCESS

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Incoming Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success Stefano Moscato at moscato@uchastings.edu.

Failure to provide the information as required on the application form including attaching a cover letter and a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. 

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

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

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

 

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

June 23, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Administrative Contract Positions at Atlanta's John Marshall

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School invites applications for administrative contract positions within its Office of Academic Achievement.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

These are full-time, non-tenure track positions that begin on August 1, 2017.  Responsibilities of the positions include teaching academic success workshops for first year students in the day and evening divisions and working one-on-one with first year and upper level students who are identified as being academically at risk. Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance.  Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in an academic success program.

Application Information

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  These positions will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Dean Malcolm L. Morris, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 1422 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 or via email to mmorris@johnmarshall.edu with a copy to Erika Murray at emurray@johnmarshall.edu.

  1. The position advertised:

      __   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

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

     _X_ c.   may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

     __   d.  has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

     __   e.  is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

     __   f.   is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

 Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):

  1. The professor hired:

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

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

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

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

 ___ over $120,000

___ $110,000 - $119,999

___ $100,000 - $109,999

___ $90,000 - $99,999

___   $80,000 - $89,999

_       $70,000 - $79,999

X      $60,000 - $69,999

__     $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

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

___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

Additional information about base salary or other compensation:

*Commensurate with experience.  

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

      __   a.   30 or fewer

     _X_  b.   31 - 35

     ___  c.   36 - 40

     ___  d.   41 - 45

     ___  e.   46 - 50

     ___  f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     __   h.   more than 60

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

Browning Jeffries
Associate Professor

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
1422 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
P: 678-916-2636
www.johnmarshall.edu
bjeffries@johnmarshall.edu

View my research on my SSRN Author page:
http://ssrn.com/author=1237719

June 15, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Director Position at Lincoln Memorial University

Position Description: Director of Academic Success

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

 

The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, a small, mission-driven institution in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking to hire a Director for its Academic Success Program. The position is full-time, non-tenure track, and will commence on or before August 1, 2017. A twelve-month contract is preferred. The Director of Academic Success, in coordination with the Director of Bar Services, develops, coordinates, and implements the law school’s Academic Success Program. Job duties include teaching courses focused on the development of academic skills; overseeing the school’s week-long pre-matriculation program; and working with students in individual and small-group meetings. In addition, the Director of Academic Success will have a significant role in the school’s bar preparation program. The LMU Duncan School of Law is provisionally approved by the American Bar Association, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, and will be seeking full ABA approval in the near future. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Inquiries and letters of interest may be sent to Professor William Gill at william.gill@lmunet.edu. Applications should be submitted online at https://lincolnmu.peopleadmin.com/postings/3085. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the position will remain open until filled.

Required qualifications: JD from an institution accredited by the ABA or the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners; bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction (can be inactive).

Preferred qualifications: At least three years of experience practicing law or teaching at a legal institution; prior experience with law school academic success or bar preparation programs; a personal record of strong academic achievement; law school advising, counseling, or tutoring experience; and higher education teaching experience.

AASE Questionnaire:

  1.  The position advertised:

  X       a.         is a full-time appointment.
___      b.         is a part-time appointment.

  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 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 an adjunct appointment.

  X       g.         is a year-to-year appointment.

___      h.         is a one-year visitorship.

___      i.          is for at will employment.

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

  X       b.         will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
___      c.         will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

4.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below.  (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
___      a.         over $120,000
___      b.         $110,000 - $119,999
___      c.         $100,000 - $109,999
___      d.         $90,000 - $99,999
  X       e.         $80,000 - $89,999
___      f.          $70,000 - $79,999
___      g.         $60,000 - $69,999
___      h.         $50,000 - $59,999
___      i.          $40, 000-49,999
___      j.          $10,000 - $39,000.
___      k.         less than $10,000.

5.         The person hired will have the title of:

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

___      b.         Assistant Dean.

  X       c.         Director.

___      d.         Associate Director.

___      e.         Assistant Director.

___      f.          Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).

___      g.         Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

  X       h.         Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

___      i.          no title.

  1. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):

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

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

  X       c.         working with diverse students.

  X       d.         managing orientation.

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

  X       f.          teaching bar-exam related classes.

  X       g.         working with students on an individual basis.

___      h.         teaching other law school courses.

  1. The person hired will be present in the office:

___      a.         9-10 month appointment.

  X       b.         Year-round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).

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

___      a.         Yes.

  X       b.         No.

  1. The person hired will report to:

  X       a.         the Dean of the Law School.

___      b.         an Associate Dean.

___      c.         the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___      d.         a Faculty Committee.

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Assistant Director Position at U of Akron

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.  The person in this position will be responsible for providing support to law students by 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 ASP courses (including Legal Reasoning and Advanced Legal Applications).

Other responsibilities include:

Recruit, coordinate, train and supervise ASP student assistants, including helping them design effective skills-based tutoring sessions.

Design academic support programming for students, including working with professors and advising at-risk students.

Administer bar preparation support efforts, including participating in bar support efforts in Columbus twice a year.

Required Qualifications:

Requires a Juris Doctorate Degree, Law License, and a demonstrated record of successful teaching, preferably in areas such as academic success, bar preparation, legal skills, or legal writing.  Computer skills (including spreadsheet, word processing and database capabilities) required.

Preferred Qualifications:

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# 10134

June 3, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Visiting Position in Academic Excellence at New England Law

Faculty Position in the Academic Excellence Program

New England Law | Boston is seeking dynamic and experienced applicants for a faculty position in the Academic Excellence Program.  The program provides support to students throughout their law school experience, including a first-year legal skills course, an upper-class legal analysis course set in the context of Evidence law, and individual counseling and advising initiatives. These programs help students learn the critical skills for success in law school, on the bar examination, and in legal practice.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will work closely with the Director of Academic Excellence and other members of the faculty to:

  • Design and teach academic support courses, workshops, and additional programming as needed. Specifically, the person hired will be responsible for teaching sections of:
    • a) Academic Excellence: a full-year, weekly class for all 1L students designed to develop the fundamental skills for law school success (e.g., case reading, briefing, outlining, exam writing and legal analysis). The course also includes several sessions and exercises that are co-taught with other members of the faculty.
    • b) Legal Analysis: a fall-semester course for 2L students based in the context of Evidence, focusing on teaching core exam-writing and analytical skills.
  • Provide individual counseling to first-year and second-year students needing academic support;
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities as needed to implement the program;
  • Assist with bar preparation teaching, counseling and other initiatives as needed; and
  • The person hired may also be called upon to perform other activities in service to the law school, such as faculty committee and task force work, and student group advising.

 Qualifications:

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school with strong law school credentials
  • At least two years of experience in academic support, law teaching, or educational counseling/advising
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with students to support their academic progress and to implement individually tailored measures to improve their performance
  • An ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with faculty in designing effective co-taught classes within the first-year program 
  • Prior experience in teaching legal skills and designing assessments to achieve skills-based learning objectives (such as issue-spotting, identifying and applying legal rules to material facts, and presenting viable counterarguments) is highly desired

This is a full-time, one-year visiting position starting not later than August 1, 2017 at a title and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary history/requirements) and writing sample to resume@nesl.edu.  

New England Law | Boston, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law and as consistent with ABA and AALS policies.

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June 2, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Advocacy Fellow Position at Louisiana State

This position is off the beaten path of ASP/bar, but some of our readers may be interested in applying:

 

The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire an Advocacy Fellow to assist in the administration and coaching of its Advocacy Programs.  The Advocacy Programs include the Law Center’s moot court, trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution external competition teams, as well as the Law Center’s internal advocacy competitions and voluntary skills development workshops.  Reporting to the Director of Advocacy Programs, this position is responsible for the continued development and administration of a robust set of student skills development opportunities.

The Advocacy Fellow provides case preparation assistance to participants, assists in the recruitment and training of coaches and judges, plans and implements voluntary skills training opportunities and events, creates at least one full trial, appellate, or dispute resolution case file, and organizes competition registration and team travel arrangements. The Advocacy Fellow also acts as a secondary coach where needed.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. Prior experience as a competitor and/or coach in the LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs or a similar law school skills training and competition program is strongly preferred.  This is a full-time position. The term of appointment for the Advocacy Fellow is one year and will begin in Summer 2017.  For exceptional performance, a Fellow may receive reappointment for a second year. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of at least three references to LSU Human Resources by visiting https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/LSU-Law-Advocacy-Fellow_R00011733

June 1, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Northeastern Director of Academic Success Program Position

Northeastern is searching for a new Director of the Academic Success Program.  The position is being advertised as a non-tenure-track faculty position (Associate Teaching Professor) and as an Assistant Dean/Director of the Academic Success Program.  The final call will be made based on the applicant’s qualifications and background. The links for Northeastern's career postings are given below. Anyone who may be interested in the position can contact Professor Melinda Drew at (617) 373-3960.   

For the Associate Teaching Professor and Director Academic Success Program:  https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48103.

For the Assistant Dean & Director Academic Success Program: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48122. 

 

May 22, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 19, 2017

University of San Francisco One-Year Position

Position

Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Law+Plus and Bar+Plus

Job Requirements

A qualified candidate must have (1) a J.D. degree with strong law school credentials, (2) be admitted to The State Bar of California, and (3) at least two years of academic support and bar preparation experience, either as an instructor or tutor.  

The candidate must be experienced in counseling and working with students individually, in a small group setting, and in the classroom.  Experience in assessing student academic progress and implementing individually tailored measures to improve student performance is required.  The candidate must be able to work creatively, efficiently, and collaboratively with a team of faculty, staff, student teaching assistants, and student organizations. The candidate must have a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and knowledge of how learning styles, multicultural factors, and non-cognitive factors affect learning. Knowledge of law-school curriculum development, specifics of the California bar exam, and statistical-analysis techniques are a plus. 

Job Responsibilities

The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director and other members of the Law+Plus and Bar+Plus faculty to:

  • Teach and develop (a) the first-year workshop curriculum, which includes coordinating integrated exercises with first-year faculty and the Academic Support Program, (b) the bar-preparation curriculum, which includes coordinating USF’s summer program with faculty, bar review companies, and other departments on campus, and (c) two academic sessions for orientation, which includes coordinating with the Office of Student Affairs;
  • Provide individual counseling to (a) first-year and second-year students struggling academically, and (b) upper-division students preparing for the bar-exam; and
  • Complete various projects, such as managing the TWEN page, data collection and analysis, and marketing tasks.

The Assistant Director will also have the opportunity to teach unit-credit classes in the Law+Plus and Bar+Plus programs, such as Legal Analysis or Logic for Lawyers.  The focuses of these classes include, but are not limited to, improving a student’s analysis, study strategies, and essay and MBE techniques.

Special Instructions

This is a one year, full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month contract position with benefits. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Interviews will begin next week and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact Interim Director, Christina Chong, atcschong@usfca.edu.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, three references, and any teaching evaluations to Associate Dean, Susan Freiwald, freiwald@usfca.edu, and CC Christina Chong,cschong@usfca.edu

May 19, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Instructor for Bar Exam Prep Position at New England Law

Instructor for Bar Examination Preparation

New England Law | Boston, recognized by National Jurist for being among the top 20 law schools for bar preparation in the country that add “the most value to their students when it comes to the bar exam,” is seeking someone to assist the director of Bar Examination Preparation in teaching, administering, and counseling within the program. The position will report directly to the Director of Bar Examination Preparation Services in support of the program’s core initiatives. The person hired for the position will also perform other functions essential to promoting student success on the bar examination and to furthering the success and growth of the institution.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing, presenting, teaching and administering bar support courses, workshops, and additional programming.  Specifically, the person hired for the position will be responsible for teaching sections of the Fall Applied Legal Reasoning Course and teaching or co-teaching parts of the Spring Advanced Legal Analysis course, and other programs as needed.
  • Assist in planning events related to bar support, including the Fall Diagnostic Exam and Review session offered to 3L and 4LE students, and MBE, MPT and MEE Workshops.
  • Assist in reviewing and grading student work, providing formative assessment throughout all stages of bar exam preparation.
  • Assist in the administration of all bar support programs, including coordination with bar preparation companies, room scheduling, preparation of program materials, and other administrative duties as needed.
  • Collect and maintain performance data necessary to assess programming (e.g., Summer PMBR results, Diagnostic Exam Performance data, etc.).
  • Assist in maintaining a database of released bar examination MBE, MPT, and MEE questions.

 Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for working with students
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school, recent graduation desirable
  • Successful completion of at least one state bar examination
  • A record of academic success
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and a diverse population of students
  • The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Prior experience working with students with disabilities preferred
  • Prior experience working for a law school bar passage program; prior teaching experience, including in law school; advanced degree in education theory (or related discipline), or one or more years of experience in student counseling, legal writing and analysis, writing performance tests, such as the MPT, or remedial teaching preferred

This is a full time, one year visiting position starting in August 2017 at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary history/requirements) and writing sample to resume@nesl.edu

New England Law | Boston, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law and as consistent with ABA and AALS policies.

May 16, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Academic Support Position at Berkeley Law

Berkeley Law is seeking an Academic Coordinator. The Academic Coordinator will assist and collaborate with the Director of Academic Support at Berkeley Law. The Academic Coordinator will train tutors within the Academic Support Program, help standardize the curriculum, offer one-on-one tutoring sessions, and coordinate study sessions and educational workshops for students, thereby expanding our capacity to help students while providing increased attention to those most in need of academic support. 

The position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2017. The position is 75% time with benefits. For details on the position, including required qualifications and application materials, and information about how to apply, please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01380

This position is open until filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

May 16, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Position at UCLA

UCLA School of Law

Job Posting

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education

The position of Assistant Dean for Experiential Education requires a talented and enthusiastic individual to build and oversee the operational excellence of the UCLA Law program of clinical and experiential education.  The Assistant Dean will report to and work under the general direction of the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean of Experiential Education and will be expected to work independently with multiple faculty and staff within the law school.  The Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning and support the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean in expanding and promoting excellence in the law school’s program of clinical and experiential education.  The Assistant Dean will also develop and maintain systems to ensure the provision of excellent legal services to clients and excellent pedagogical opportunities for students.  These duties will require the Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the law school community, as well as with external governmental and nonprofit entities with which the law school is collaborating.  The person in this position should have some background and familiarity with clinical legal education, the ability to exercise creativity and good judgment about the law school program, and a deep interest in educating students and providing legal services to clients and communities in the region.  The person in this position has the possibility of spending up to approximately 25% of his/her time teaching in a clinical program, to be determined in consultation with the Faculty Director/Vice Dean. 

Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of substantial legal practice or related experience; and demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in clinical legal education preferred.  The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is a full-time, year round, non-tenure track academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.  Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02951 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.  Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

May 8, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Director of Bar Admissions Program at Western New England

Director of Bar Admission Programs

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

The Director will work with law students to help them prepare for success on the bar examination and will further develop the program that is currently in place and implement appropriate changes as needed to make it as effective as possible.  Aspects of this work include: developing strategies to assist all students (particularly students whose academic indicia are predictive of challenges in passing the bar); tracking the academic progress of students (particularly at-risk students) to insure that students are receiving necessary bar passage services; tracking students’ bar examination results to focus better the Law School’s efforts and to satisfy accreditation reporting; teaching a supplemental bar review program or for-credit courses; coordinating interactions with the Board of Bar Examiners in various states and with commercial bar exam providers; developing programs and services to encourage awareness of bar exam and bar admissions requirements; and working closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning, the Director of Academic Support, the Academic Support and Bar Pass Committee and other members of the faculty and staff to help students achieve success on their bar exams. 

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

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Application Process:  Applications should be received by June 2, 2017, although nominations and applications may be accepted until the position is filled.  This position has a start date of July 1, 2017.  All applications should include a letter of interest and résumé, together with the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.  Applications should be mailed to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Human Resources, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Assistant Director Position at American U

Assistant Director of Academic Excellence job posting here: Download Assistant Director of Academic Excellence (13862).

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Temporary Position at UC Irvine for Academic Skills Specialist

UC Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Academic Skills Specialist.  The primary function will be to assist in providing feedback to students on California bar exam essays and performance tests.  It is a temporary position from approximately mid-May through mid-July.  The duties of the position may completed remotely, but a background check must be  completed at a University of California campus.  For more information, please use the link below to access the full job description.

If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, please use the following link to access the application system:

https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=3D2017042=

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Assistant Dean of Students Position at Touro

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Assistant Dean for Student Services

Department:  Touro Law Center Office of Student Services

Status:   Full-time

Reports To:  Dean of the Law Center

FLSA:     Exempt

Supervises:  Administrative Assistant I  to the Office of Student Services, and Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Dean oversees all aspects of the Office of Student Services including, but not limited to, student advising and counseling, exam administration, student records (including Satisfactory Academic Progress reports and of application amendments and other admission-related documents), registration, student evaluations of faculty, ADA Compliance regarding students, and issues of student conduct and safety.  The Assistant Dean also facilitates communication between the students and the faculty and administration, collaborates closely with the Registrar, Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar and Compliance offices, and has possible teaching opportunities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Student Advising & Counseling: Be available to students seeking counsel and advice on issues including, but not limited to, disability, mental health, family/personal, stress, career and professional development, course selections and other academic issues. In addition to scheduled appointments, the Assistant Dean is expected to maintain availability for “walk-in” appointments to answer questions, solve problems address student concerns. Working closely with the other Associate and Assistant Deans and the Registrar, the Assistant Dean helps to identify students with academic concerns.
  • Exam Administration: Coordinate all aspects of Touro Law Center final examination administration, including scheduling of proctors, arranging for accommodations for students with disabilities and exam conflicts, and enforcing important exam-related student deadlines.
  • Student Organizations & Activities: Supervise and work with the Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid who serves as the administrative liaison for all law student organizations, including the Student Bar Association.
  • Awards & Scholarships: Supervise and work with the Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, who collects and disseminates scholarship and fellowship information and other monetary opportunities for students (i.e., essay contests).
  • Organize and supervise first year orientation.
  • Assist the Director of the Honors Program with special enrichment programs for outstanding students.
  • Assist in implementation of web-based student services delivery systems. Monitor Office of Student Services social media outlets (i.e. blog, Facebook account, Twitter account.)
  • Coordinate with the Academic Dean about class scheduling and implementation of academic policies.
  • Enforce academic discipline (probation and dismissal) in coordination with the Associate Dean and the academic support faculty and other administrators. The Assistant Dean for Student Services serves as the Chief Academic Integrity Officer.
  • Serve on faculty and staff committees necessary for outreach and communication with students and student groups.
  • Supervise and train student services staff to assist with the duties and tasks above.
  • Complete any other necessary tasks and duties, not specifically listed above.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education, Preparation, and Training

  • Juris Doctor

Skills

  • Computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook Email

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Counseling
  • MBA or MS in Business or Higher Education

Physical Demands

  • None

Computer Skills

  • MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook Email

Travel

  • None

Application Procedure

Please send a cover letter and your resume to:  lindab@tourolaw.edu.  The subject line of your email should read:  Assistant Dean for Student Services. 

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

 

April 24, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Instructor of Law Positions at St. Mary's

St. Mary’s University is excited to announce that we are continuing to grow our innovative Office of Law Success.  We have performed a comprehensive review of our program and are now in the process of expanding our course offerings and programs.  This approach includes new graded academic support courses, enhanced programming, and dramatically increased funding.

Most pertinently, we are significantly expanding our team of academic support professionals.  For the Fall 2017 semester, St. Mary’s is looking to hire multiple Instructors of Law Success.  These full-time teaching positions will provide formal instruction within a required legal skills program that is designed to stretch across the entire law school curriculum.  Additionally, Law Success Instructors will provide individual student advising, design and coordinate programming, and assist in curriculum development. 

The posting is available here: https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/556574.html

St. Mary’s is located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, and the School of Law is devoted to the success of its students and academic support team.  We are lucky to have a friendly, collaborative environment and the opportunity to expand and innovate in our field with the complete support of the faculty and administration. 

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to reach out to Professor Zoe Niesel, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Law Success, at zniesel@stmarytx.edu, or at 210-436-3987.

April 21, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lecturer in Law Position at UCLA

UCLA School of Law is seeking a new Lecturer in Law who will be responsible for teaching core courses required for graduate law students who have a foreign law degrees (LL.M. degree candidates) to sit for the California, New York, or other state bar exams and for creating and implementing co-curricular programs for these students.  This is a full-time, nine-month, academic, non-tenure track appointment.  The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment will be effective July 1, 2017. 

For more information, please see:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02877

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Director Position at Northwestern School of Law

Just posted Director of Academic and Professional Excellence (APEx) position at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  This is Northwestern's proactive professional and academic counseling position.  The full job description,  posting, and application can be found here.  The job ID is 30731.  A summary of responsibilities is as follows:

The Director, Academic & Professional Excellence is responsible for curating and directing all academic excellence programming, counseling students on their academic preparation and success, and supporting the Associate Dean of Student Services as needed.  This includes planning, coordination, project management, internal and external networking, conflict management, and teamwork within Student Services as outlined in the duties described below.

  • Implementation of all academic excellence programming in Summer, Fall, and Spring, and incorporating student and faculty feedback to most effectively, efficiently, and successfully meet the needs of Northwestern Law students. These offerings include the Summer Law Preparatory Program, Acclimating to Law School, Case Briefing, Outlining, Exam Writing, and Post-Exam Learning, as well as other periodic presentations.
  • Advise and counsel individual students on academic progress and performance, personal issues, educational decisions, and any other academic issues and objectives.  
  • Solicit, select, and supervise APEx Advisors (second and third year law students) who will support Director and counsel law students.
  • Coordinate related events with other Student Services Directors, including but not limited to orientation, journal selection, award selection, graduation, and others.  
  • Collaborate in program and policy development for Student Services.  
  • Form network alliances with key internal department partners and external partners.
  • Support Student Services and take on other assignments as delegated by the Associate Dean of Student Services.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

April 3, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)