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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Assistant Director Position at California Western

Academic Achievement


Position: Assistant Director of Academic Support


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


Summary Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Support provides academic support to law students, particularly those at academic risk. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for supervising the tutoring program, presenting skills workshops, and working with first-year students who are facing academic difficulty. The Assistant Director teaches the Academic Achievement Workshop for second-year students and assists alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.


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


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


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


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

July 23, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Director of Diversity Position at Northwestern

Here is the link to apply:

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

Here is the job description:

Job Summary:

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

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

Specific Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

UC Hastings Two Academic and Professional Success Lecturer Positions

UC HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
EST. 1878

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


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


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


THE ROLE
Under the direction and supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Success, the Academic and Professional Success lecturer will support the Legal Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Support Program, administer bar passage success programming, lead academic workshops, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, coordinate student led programs, supervise student workers, and teach academic support classes, which might include courses described in the UC Hastings online course catalog as “Legal Analysis” and/or “Critical Studies.” Collect and analyze program data. The position is thus a combination of program administration, direct student tutoring, and classroom teaching.


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


REQUIREMENTS


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

July 12, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pace Associate Director of Academic Success Position

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

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

July 11, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

UC Irvine Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills Position

Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills Program

University of California, Irvine

School of Law

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

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

Job Description

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

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

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

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

Requirements

Candidates for the position must have:

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

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

Nature of Appointment

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

Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.

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

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

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs Position at Catholic University of America

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

Dear ASP Colleagues,

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

 

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

Monday, June 27, 2016

Associate Director Position at BU

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

 

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

University of Louisville Postion

Program Manager, School of Law (Job Id: UL619)

Institution:
 
Location:
Louisville, KY
 
Category:
Faculty - Law and Legal Studies
 
Posted:
06/23/2016
 
Type:
Full Time
 
Job ID: UL619
Location: School of Law

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to community engagement and diversity, and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Minimum Qualifications
J.D. and three years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits. Grade EG

Preferred Qualifications
Prefer candidate to be a member of the bar of any state.

Position Description
  • Develop, implement, and manage the Law School's academic success program for 1Ls. Prepare and lead academic success presentations for the Summer Enrichment Program, KLEO, and Pre-Orientation programs for entering law students. Design and implement the academic success components of first-year orientation. Coordinate and supervise the Structured Study Group program for first-year law students. Recruit, train, and supervise up to 12 students to serve as Academic Fellows while acting in a managerial capacity, supervisor, and mentor. Also, duties include monitoring, coaching, and supervising Academic Fellows while tracking and managing weekly hours submitted with weekly reports.
  • Design, develop, implement, and conduct academic success workshops and programs to improve students' learning skills necessary for success in legal studies, including instruction for refining students' analytical, learning, and time management skills, as well as guidance in case briefing, note taking, outlining, exam preparation, and exam taking. Maintain records regarding first-year participation in the Structured Study Group program and attendance at Academic Success Workshops. Direct, implement, and execute a 3L bar prep program for 3L students in the spring. Analyze bar results and determine best practices in bar preparation. Track correlations between bar prep program implementation and other Academic Success Programs to Bar Passage Results.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the title. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM each Monday.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. For more information, please contact us by email at employment@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-6542.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Application Information

Contact:
School of Law
University of Louisville
 
Phone:
502-852-6542
 
Fax:
502-852-5665
 

June 26, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Law Success Instructor Positions at St. Mary's University

Excerpt from listserv email from Zoe Niesel, Service Professor and Director of Law Success,  St. Mary's University School of Law:
 
St. Mary’s University is excited to announce that we are dramatically changing our academic support approach.  We have performed a comprehensive review of our program and are now in the process of rolling out our new Law Success program.  This new 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 2016 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/412107.html.  (Please note that although the title for this position in the posting is Associate Director, Bar Studies & Academic Success, we will be changing the title as soon as we complete the restructuring of our office.)

From the ad posting:

In the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, assists in the execution of the functions of the Academic and Student Affairs Office at the Law School, including counseling students, providing lectures, assessing and grading written work, managing data systems, and developing curricula. 

The Associate Director must also have a commitment to leadership in a Catholic and Marianist institution, which fosters quality education in a family spirit; to pursue service, justice and peace and prepare for adaptation and change, while encouraging each person in their own way in their formation in faith.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Coordinates, plans, and executes academic support programming for 1L, 2L, and 3L students, including classes, workshops, bar preparation events, and individual academic counseling with students, irrespective of year in law school, who want to improve their grades generally, or who have specific questions about study or test-taking skills;
  • Provides course advising to law students;
  • Works with both day and evening students;
  • Creates and executes mandatory programming targeting the lower half of the 1L, 2L, and 3L class, including a number of Fundamental Skills Programs helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and as lawyers, along with helpful feedback mechanisms;
  • Creates, plans, and executes voluntarily attended programing targeting 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, and Masters of Jurisprudence Students;
  • Works to improve opportunities for both in-person and online programming and feedback mechanisms;
  • Works closely with Bar Review Companies in the development of jointly created programming for the law students;
  • As appropriate, assists students in completing materials necessary for the Financial Aid Office;
  • Provides updates and feedback regarding programming and student performance to the law school administration;
  • Works with law students needing accommodations;
  • Assists with the Summer Skills Enhancement Program;
  • Plans, hosts, and executes occasional special events (such as conferences) and presentations to provide learning opportunities and collaboration with peers in the academic support profession;
  • Works with the Office of Career Services at the Law School to create and implement joint programming for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM Students;
  • Tracks and keeps records of academic counseling appointments and mandatory and voluntary programs;
  • Executes the curriculum used by advanced law students to teach skills such as briefing cases, creating outlines, and writing law school essay exams, helps train these students as they work directly with students, and provides feedback;
  • An Associate Director is expected to be available for both day and night appointments and programming.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  General direction from the Director(s) in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and/or the Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess positive interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Must be proactive and possess a positive customer service oriented attitude.  Creativity and positive leadership skills are mandatory;
  • Fluency in English is required, but a language other than English is an advantage (although not a requirement); 
  • Must respond professionally to inquiries and provide services to students requiring academic counseling and advising;
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Must be able to travel and to work some evenings and weekends; and
  • Must be prepared and willing to provide leadership in a Catholic and Marianist institution committed to fostering quality education in a family spirit; to pursuing service, justice, and peace; to preparing for adaptation and change; and to encouraging each person in their own way in their formation in faith.

EDUCATION:  Juris Doctor preferred; in the absence of a J.D., a candidate must hold a graduate degree and have teaching experience in a field within the programs curriculum. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior experience in the practice of law preferred; 
  • Prior experience in writing curriculum proposals preferred;
  • Prior experience in data management, analysis and predictive modeling preferred;
  • If JD bar admission strongly preferred;
  • Student counseling experience, teaching, or other type of experience providing academic support to students in a law school environment preferred; and
  • Prior experience counseling J.D. candidate preparing for bar examination preferred.

CERTIFICATION: Not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to stand during lengthy presentations with good manual dexterity and ability to lift up to 25 lbs.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

June 25, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CLASP Counselor and Director of Bar Data Collection and Assessment at Barry

Barry University School of Law seeks a CLASP (Comprehensive Legal Academic Success Program) Counselor & Director of Bar Data Collection and Assessment.  This is a full-time exempt position. The CLASP Counselor & Director of Bar Data Collection and Assessment is responsible for providing support to students from matriculation through admission to the bar examination, with the primary goal of enhancing the learning and study skills of students.  Responsible for all academic support and bar data collection and assessment initiatives.

Additional information and application here (search for CLASP): http://www.barry.edu/jobs/

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity


Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting, and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.

The position advertised: ___ a. is a tenure-track appointment. ___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. ___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position) ___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed. ___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years. ___ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year Visitorship only) _X_ g. is for at will employment.

The professor hired: ___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion. _X_ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

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.)
_X_ Pay is commensurate with experience and no pre-set range is available

The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
_X_ b. Director.
___ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.

Job responsibilities include:
_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.
___ 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.

The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months (June – August).
_X_ a. Yes.
___ b. No.

The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
_X_ b. No.


Note: The Association of Academic Support Educators strongly recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

June 1, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Watch for a Future Announcement of a New BU Position

Boston University School of Law will be creating a new position - the Associate Director for Academic Enrichment – to provide greater coordination and assessment of the School’s academic skills development programming, bar preparation, and student support services. This position will collaborate with faculty, administrators and students for the shared goal of fostering student excellence in a dynamic and diverse community. Once the AD for Academic Enrichment position description is finalized, it will be posted here, and on the Boston University Human Resources site. Those interested in a preliminary discussion of the position are encouraged to reach out to Associate Dean Gerry Muir at gmmuir@bu.edu.

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Director of Academic Success Position at Georgetown

Summary of Job Description
Job Number: 20160405
Job Title: Director of Academic Success - Office of the Dean of Students
Department: Law Center - Dean of the Students
Grade/Level:  
Salary:  
Date Posted: 19 MAY 2016
   

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Director of Academic Success – Office of the Dean of Students

The Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for a senior administrative position, the Director of Academic Success (DAS), to begin on or before August 15, 2016.    

Reporting to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students and serving as a member of the student affairs leadership team, the DAS has six primary areas of responsibility, with additional responsibilities as assigned.

First, the Director develops, implements and manages co-curricular programs to support the academic development and success of the school’s nearly 2,000 JD students, with a primary focus on first year students. Currently, such programs include individual and group tutorial programs for first year JD students and the 1L 101 continuing orientation program, which features seminars on topics such as study habits, case briefing, outlining and exam-taking. Second, the Director develops resources for and counsels JD students who are having academic difficulty, with a focus on exam preparation and exam-taking strategies. Third, the Director supervises and advocates for the Barrister’s Council, one of the nation’s premier student-run appellate advocacy, trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution competition programs. Fourth, the Director serves as a senior academic adviser, counseling individual students on academic policies, upperclass course selection, the intersection of academic and career planning, and related personal and academic development issues. Fifth, the Director plays an important role in developing and expanding co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for students, partnering with the Dean of Students and other senior staff to develop and deliver programs that enhance students’ professional success skills. And sixth, the Director supervises the head of wellness programming at the Law Center and collaborates with the Dean of Students to develop the strategic direction for the school’s nationally acclaimed wellness programs.

Requirements: 

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school
  • At least two years of law practice experience
  • At least one year of law teaching experience or the equivalent, ideally with a focus on legal writing and analysis with superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law students’ academic development, and to design and implement programs to promote that development
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a highly diverse population of students, faculty and administrators, including many students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law schools
  • Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines
  • Ability and initiative to forge partnerships with faculty, staff, students, alums and the DC legal community
  • Knowledge of and interest in recent changes in legal pedagogy and the legal profession
  • Excellent judgment and natural compassion
  • An appreciation of the wellness challenges confronting law students and practicing lawyers
  • An appreciation of the Jesuit tradition and mission of Georgetown University.   

Preferred: Significant experience as a competitor in or coach/instructor of law school moot court and/or trial advocacy competitions. 

   
 

EEO Statement
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

 
 

 

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee

POSITION NOTICE
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW


THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of
Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track position,
added to complement the College’s commitment to helping students develop analytical and other skills
necessary for law school and, after graduation, law practice.

The Director will coordinate and manage the academic success programs at the College of Law.
This includes:
• the fall 1L ASP, which currently consists of a series of lectures regarding time
management, preparing outlines, studying for exams, etc.;
• the spring 1L ASP, which currently involves second and third-year students leading
weekly review sessions for first-year students;
• lectures during students’ second and third year regarding essay exam writing strategies;
• a bar preparation course, given in the third year.

In addition to these coordination and management duties, the Director will have significant
creative input in shaping the future direction of the program, including identification and
implementation of strategies to enhance students’ learning.

This individual, in consultation with the Director of Legal Writing, will also administer and grade
a writing diagnostic for all incoming students and, on the basis of that diagnostic, coordinate writing
workshops throughout the first year for those incoming students in need of additional instruction. The
ASP Director will also meet with, counsel, and tutor students who have been identified as potentially
benefitting from one-on-one instruction regarding legal analysis, legal writing, class preparation, etc.

This individual may have the option of also teaching an upper-level legal writing class to
students who have been identified as potentially benefitting from an additional legal writing class
designed to improve analytical and writing skills. The individual may also have the option to teach the
third-year bar preparation course.

A law degree from accredited law school and indicators of academic success in school are
required. Additional desired qualifications include two years in an academic setting or equivalent law
practice or other experience; superior writing, editing, and analytical ability; and the ability to
understand and criticize legal writing and analysis.

This is a ten-month position with a renewable two-year contract.

In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity
among our faculty, students body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color,
persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would
contribute to a diverse law school environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses your background and experience, with
emphasis on why you would be interested in the position and your teaching philosophy; curriculum
vitae; and the names of at least three references to Alex Long, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at
along23@utk.edu or to the address below:


    Alex Long, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    The University of Tennessee College of Law
    1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37996-1810

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of
Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination
statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on
the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to
employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section
504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or
veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for
accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and
Diversity.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Appalachian School of Law Director of Academic Success and Bar Prep Position

Assistant Professor & Director of Academic Support and Bar Prep Appalachian School of Law

Job Title:
Assistant Professor & Director of Academic Support and Bar Prep

Position Type:
Faculty

Base Pay Band (not including summer stipends or professional development):
$70,000 to $79,999

Job Summary:
To coordinate and supervise the Academic Support and Bar Prep Program at Appalachian School of Law (ASL).

Start Date:
ASL is seeking to appoint a Director of Academic Support & Bar Prep Program (ASP) to begin on August 1, 2016.

Principal Responsibilities:
To work collaboratively with all the faculty to support ASL’s students academically and in preparation for their bar examinations; to teach Legal Strategies I in the fall and Legal Strategies II in the spring to first-year students (ASL’s academic-support courses); to help teach ASL’s Intro to Law Orientation for first-year students; to meet individually with first-year and second-year students who are at-risk academically and other students if requested or if recommended by a professor; to host academic support and bar prep workshops; to monitor learning outcomes; to evaluate data concerning student performance; to support students in their preparation for their bar examinations, including post-graduate support; and to track and report information regarding bar passage and assessments.

Minimum Qualifications:
A JD from an ABA accredited law school; admission to the practice of law from at least one state bar; and at least three years of experience in law school academic support or teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five to ten years of experience working in a higher-education setting in the areas of teaching, academic assistance, academic counseling or similar administrative, teaching, or practice experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse law school community, including students served by the ASP, faculty, and administrators.

Law School Description:
ASL is located in the scenic, mountainous region of southwestern Virginia. All aspects of ASL’s academic program—from the structured curriculum and the required summer externship to the community service commitment—are designed to respond to the unique needs and opportunities of a law school in this region.

Status and
Appointment Length:
Full-time, 12-months

Closing Date:
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and hopes to conduct a number of preliminary interviews in Long Island City, New York, between May 23 and May 27, 2016, to coincide with the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Support Educators. The search
committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and names of three references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to personnel@asl.edu.

Appalachian School of Law
Assistant Professor & Director of Academic Support & Bar Prep
1. The position advertised: _X_ a. is a tenure-track appointment. ___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. ___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position) ___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed. ___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years. ___ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year Visitorship only)
___ g. is for at will employment.

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

3.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 _X_ $70,000 - $79,999 ___ $60,000 - $69,999 ___ $50,000 - $59,999 ___ $40, 000-49,999 ___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000 ___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

4. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
_X_ b. Director.
_X_ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.

5. Job responsibilities include:
_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.
_X_ h. teaching other law school courses (If desired and subject to curricular needs).

6. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months (June – August).
_X_ a. Yes.
___ b. No.

7. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
_X_ a. Yes.
___ b. No.

This institution is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, veteran status or political affiliation.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Academic Success Position at Creighton

Job Title:   Visiting or Resident Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Academic Success

Location:   Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska

Position Type:   Non-Tenure Track, one or two-year contract, Full-time, 12 months (Exempt)

Opening Date:   April 27, 2016

Closing Date:   Open until filled

Creighton University School of Law seeks applications for a full-time (12 months), non-tenure track, contract position as Visiting or Resident Faculty beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. The School of Law prefers a two-year contract for the successful candidate, but will consider a one-year contract that is renewable for one additional year. Physical presence in Omaha is required. The successful candidate will:

  • Effectively create and manage academic support programs at the Law School;
  • Design and implement strategies to successfully assist students’ learning, particularly
    at-risk or high-risk students;
  • Coordinate and participate in individual and group academic advising;
  • Design and implement strategies and enhancement programs to assist students with
    Bar examination readiness, counsel and coach students, and work with members of the administration and faculty to evaluate curriculum and academic standards to maximize Bar passage; and
  • Create and teach academic support courses.

Skills/Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a J.D. degree and a minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience at an American Bar Association accredited law school. The candidate should also demonstrate strong interpersonal skills; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; and have the ability to work collaboratively. Strong preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience or training in law school academic success.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be considered until the position is filled. Additional information about the School of Law is available at https://law.creighton.edu/.

To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses your background and experience, with emphasis on why you would be interested in the position and your teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; the names of at least two references; and salary requirements to: http://careers.creighton.edu.

The School of Law serves the Creighton University mission in the Jesuit Catholic tradition of social justice, responsible leadership, and professional distinction.

Creighton University is an EEO/Title IX Employer, in compliance with the Federal Laws relating to discrimination in employment practices, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or handicap.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Director of Critical Skills and Academic Support Postion at Nova Southeastern

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Position Title

Director, Critical Skills and Academic Support Program  

Position Number

992657  

Job Category:

Exempt  

Job Group:

106-Academic-Related Dir/Mgr  

Center/Department

Shepard Broad College of Law  

Job Grade/Level:

91  

Type of Shift:

Non-Faculty Full time  

Benefits Eligible:

Reg FT w/Benefits  

Pay Basis:

Annually  

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Dean, Shepard Broad College of Law  

Reports to: (POSITION NUMBER)

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992879  

Primary Purpose:

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The Director of Critical Skills and Academic Support administers and assesses the existing critical skills, academic support, and bar preparation programs, and executes strategies designed to strengthen academic success, focusing on initiatives to increase bar passage rates.  

Essential Job Functions:

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1. Administers all aspects of critical skills instruction, individual academic support services, and bar examination preparation for students and graduates, including teaching in and/or administering the relevant courses.

2. Develops programs, workshops and events that provide academic assistance for all students to improve foundational skills including logic, critical reading comprehension, essay writing, legal issue identification, and legal analysis skills.

3. Plans and organizes workshops designed to assist students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, bar application and admission process, and preparation to enter law practice.

4. Designs and implements assessment tools to identify "at-risk" students at each phase of their program participation to provide relevant remediation for each student to help improve retention and bar passage.

5. Designs and implements innovative academic and bar readiness programs.

6. Develops learning outcomes, exercises, and assessment tools designed to help students develop into self-regulated learners consistent with College of Law strategic goals, ABA accreditation, and SACS accreditation requirements.

7. Counsels and works with students in individual and small group sessions, and providing intensive support for graduates during the bar review period as they prepare for the bar exam.

8. Collaborates with commercial bar review programs, works with the alumni department on the alumni mentoring program, tracks at-risk students, develops assessment tools, and prepares bar exam statistics and reports.

9. Implements a program to track and report bar passage information and programming assessments with outcomes focused on improving existing programs.

10. Represents the College of Law at and participates in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by bar preparation or academic support professionals.

11. Performs other duties as directed by the Dean.  

Marginal Job Functions:

1. This position demands some work on evenings and weekends.

2. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures, county, state, federal regulations and accreditation requirements.  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Superior writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, managerial, and communication skills required to work with a diverse student body.

2. Knowledge of legal theory and analysis necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar examination.

3. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a responsible manner.

4. Demonstrated ability to lead a team and manage programs effectively and efficiently.

5. Flexible and team-orientated.  

Required Certifications/Licensures:

 

Required Education:

Juris Doctorate  

Major (if required):

 

Required Experience:

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1. Minimum of three years education and law teaching experience, academic counseling, tutoring or experience in an academic success and bar preparation programs.

2. Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience, and engaging presentation skills.

3. Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.

4. Understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.  

Preferred Qualifications:

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1. Familiarity with outcomes based assessments.

2. Ability to think critically and innovatively about measuring student academic progress.  

Is this a safety sensitive position (are applicants potentially subject to drug testing)?
Safety Sensitive Policy.

No  

Does this position require a criminal background screening?
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No  

BUDGET INFORMATION

 

Budget Year:

FY17  

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These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  

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ADA Addendum

Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.  

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Friday, April 15, 2016

University of Miami School of Law Lecturer in Academic Achievement Position

The University of Miami School of Law is seeking a new professor to join our academic support and bar preparation program.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to help expand and improve our program. The ideal candidate will have experience with both bar preparation and academic support. This is a lecturer-in-law faculty position (non-tenure), with competitive salary, and great benefits.

View the complete job description here: http://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5250527&user_id=&ViewAll

Position number #00000215. Please DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE UM CAREER SITE. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV and references to:

Detra Davis Fleming

University of Miami School of Law

P.O. Box 248087

Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087

ddavis@law.miami.edu

Please consider joining us in beautiful Miami! Feel free to call or email me with questions!

Best regards,

Alex Schimel and Joanne Harvest Koren

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Assistant Director of ASP at Akron Position

Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs

The University of Akron School of Law seeks to fill a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs position. The position is a salary position, paid on a monthly basis.  Akron Law is excited to expand its Academic Success Programs to support its traditionally strong performance on the bar examination, increasing student enrollment (first year enrollment increased close to 30% this year), and new international programs.  We are currently enjoying growing national recognition for particularly with respect to our bar examination preparation (top 25 ranking by National Jurist), training of prosecutors and public defenders (No. 7 ranking by National Jurist), intellectual property program (“A” grade by preLaw Magazine), and overall ranking (top 50 ranking from Above the Law).    

The person in this position will be responsible for providing support to law students by teaching, providing formative feedback, conducting workshops and supplying assistance with basic writing and analytical skills as needed.  This person will develop, schedule and administer academic success (including bar support) programming and courses, and teach, or assist in teaching, ASP courses (including Legal Reasoning and Advanced Legal Applications). 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in recruiting, managing, developing, and training ASP Fellows, including helping them design effective skills-based tutoring sessions.
  • Assisting in developing, scheduling and administering academic success programming and courses, including pre-matriculation and post-matriculation efforts.
  • Maintaining and developing ASP resource holdings.
  • Administering bar preparation support efforts, including participating in bar support efforts in Columbus twice a year.
  • Assisting in entering attendance data in advising database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Requires a Juris Doctorate Degree, Law License, and a minimum of two years of experience in bar preparation teaching, bar preparation grading, academic teaching, legal skills teaching or legal practice.   Ability to teach required.  Computer skills (including spreadsheet, word processing and database capabilities) required.

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# 9473.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Assistant Director of Academic Success & Student Affairs at Mercer

Good morning,

Mercer Law School has an opening for an Assistant Director of Academic Success & Student Affairs. For a full job description and the desired qualifications, a link to post is here: https://www.mercerjobs.com/postings/1052. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Mary Donovan, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at donovan_m@law.mercer.edu.

Margaret (Peg) McCann
Director of Academic Success
Mercer Law School
Macon, Georgia 31207
478-301-5017

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Academic Excellence Program Coordinator Position at UNC

Colleagues,

We are thrilled to announce that the University of North Carolina School of Law is expanding its Academic Excellence Program by hiring an Academic Excellence Program Coordinator. The position will work with the Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence and other faculty to administer the school's Academic Excellence Program, which includes the LEAP Preorientation Program, Bar Success Program, and other school-year academic success initiatives. She will develop programs and deliver presentations on academic support-related topics; provide individual and small-group academic counseling; collect, track, and analyze data to better understand the impact of academic success initiatives on law school and bar exam performance; and collaborate with Student Services, Admissions, Career Development, and faculty to ensure that academic excellence services are integrated throughout the law school. The position is a full-time staff position and the first of its kind at the UNC School of Law.

The UNC School of Law has a robust Academic Excellence Program begun by Ruth Ann McKinney, a national leader and pioneer in law school academic support. The program is currently led by the Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence, Jon McClanahan, as well as two other outstanding full-time faculty, Kaci Bishop and O.J. Salinas.

To read more about the position and submit an application, please click on this link: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/94075.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Regards,
Jon McClanahan

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Jon P. McClanahan
Associate Dean for Administration,
Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence, &
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
Appointment Calendar
Cell: (919) 428-3869

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