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Friday, September 7, 2018

Director of Student Success Initiatives Position at NKU - Chase

Director of Student Success Initiatives

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Student Success Initiatives, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.  This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position, and it covers both academic support and bar preparation.   

The Director’s primary responsibility will be to work with students to help them develop the skills needed to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and on the bar exam.  Responsibilities include: (1) designing and implementing academic support programs; (2) designing and assisting with the law school’s bar exam preparation programs; (3) teaching the law school’s third-year bar preparation course each semester; and (4) teaching the two-semester Legal Studies course for NKU Chase’s evening students.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings, so as to be able to teach the Legal Studies course and to provide academic support for students in the evening division. 

Applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and excellent communication skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should also have an understanding of the dynamics of diversity (including first-generation college graduates) in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in all levels of their work.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, but we anticipate the salary being between $75,000 and $80,000 (plus full benefits) per 12-month year. 

Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 125 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and southwest Ohio. Long known as the “The Lawyer’s School,” Chase has served both traditional and non-traditional students throughout its history.  Chase is fully approved by the ABA and is a member of the AALS.  More information about Chase may be found at https://chaselaw.nku.edu/  Application materials (cover letter, CV, law school transcript, and a list of three professional references) should be submitted through the Northern Kentucky University website (https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/7333).

Any questions can be addressed to Lawrence D. Rosenthal, Associate Dean for Academics, at rosenthall@nku.edu.  The application period will remain open until the position is filled, but the committee will start reviewing applications on October 1.

It is Northern Kentucky University’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or genetic or veteran status, is prohibited.

 

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success Position at Chapman

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law (the “Law School”) has an immediate opening for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success for a one-year term covering Academic Year 2018-2019.

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success will have the responsibility of working with the Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Achievement (“Executive Director”) to provide a holistic, comprehensive program of academic support and bar preparation that encompasses law students’ entire academic experience at the Law School, from Orientation through the Bar Exam.

Specifically, this responsibility includes the following duties:

  1. In conjunction with the Executive Director, conduct classes outlining the Academic Support Program and Case Briefing during Orientation;
  2. Conduct and present four (4) 1L Workshops in the first six (6) weeks of the 1L academic year covering the following topics: (1) Class Preparation and Participation, including further work on Case Briefing; (2) Time Management; (3) Outlining; and (4) Introduction to Essay Writing;
  3. Conduct essay workshops in each of the three Tracks so as to cover essay writing in all substantive 1L classes both first and second semesters;
  4. Select, in conjunction with doctrinal and LRW professors, teaching assistants (called Academic Fellows) for all 1L classes and LRW sections, and for selected upper-level courses, not later than July 10 of each year, and coordinate the rooms and times for each Academic Fellow to conduct weekly review sessions and office hours;
  5. Supervise Academic Fellows as follows: (a) Conduct a training session prior to Orientation in each Academic Year; (b) Develop a rubric for evaluating Academic Fellows; (c) Observe their review sessions, using the rubric; (d) Supervise time sheets; and (e) provide feedback to Academic Fellows for improvement;
  6. Require Academic Fellows to create assignments to improve student writing and issue-spotting, and revise and approve such assignments;
  7. Work with students to: help students problem solve issues regarding legal analysis, stress and time management, class preparation and participation, and exam preparation and performance; diagnose writing and analysis problems affecting academic performance by identifying the misunderstanding or habit that causes the student to engage in ineffective writing or analysis; and prescribe solutions that identify what steps the students can take to improve academic performance;
  8. Meet regularly with students who are at-risk, on probation, or otherwise are having academic difficulty, require written assignments of them, and provide thorough written feedback on such practice exams in terms of both structure and substance (copies of which feedback should be retained to develop data on student challenges for reporting to the faculty);
  9. Develop a culture among 1L students and 2L students of regularly writing practice exams before taking actual exams, and supplying such practice exams and thorough written feedback on such practice exams in terms of both structure and substance;
  10. Teach courses assigned by the Executive Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, including, without limitation, the courses entitled, “Legal Writing Skills” and “Legal Analysis Workshop”; and
  11. Assist the Executive Director with the Bar Preparation Program as he or she directs.

Applicants should send a CV and grading sample showing comments directly to to Prof. Mario Mainero by email at the following contact:

Prof. Mario Mainero

Professor of Academic Achievement and

Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Achievement

Chapman University

Fowler School of Law

(714) 628-2518

mmainero@chapman.edu

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Assistant Professor of Academic Success Position at St. Thomas (FL)

VACANT POSITION – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS

St. Thomas University School of Law is seeking an Assistant Professor of Academic Success.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a law school, managing people and schedules, and working in a team to help guide students in their pursuits of academic and professional achievement.  

JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job duties may include and are not limited to:  

- Help the academic success team coordinate and implement supplemental first-year courses, including legal skills workshops and other academic related workshops

- Help students acclimate to and succeed in law school through one-on-one meetings; special focus on students deemed at risk

- Develop and monitor academic plans and recovery plans for individual students

- Act as a liaison between the students, faculty, and staff for academic issues

- Manage peer-to-peer (Academic Success Fellows) program and Skills Center

- Teach established Academic and Legal Skills curriculum (

- Provide programming and assistance for Bar Exam test takers before and after graduation

- May require weekend and after-hours work based on program and student needs 

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:

- J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school

- Minimum of 5 years practice or judicial clerkship experience

- Good standing with the Florida bar or another state bar

- Excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills

- Strong teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills

- The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic

  development and bar passage, and to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist

  adult learners in reaching their potential

- Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based approach to course design and implementation.

- The ability to work well with a diverse student body, including cultural awareness and understanding of

   Different learning styles

- Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines

- Highest ethical and professional standards and proven ability to exercise exemplary judgment

- Willing/able to work some evenings and weekends

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume, letter of interest detailing your qualifications, a writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to Associate Dean Tamara Lawson at tlawson@stu.edu.

Salary based on experience.  Excellent benefits. 

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Director of Bar Success Position at Faulkner Law

Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law is seeking a qualified candidate to serve in the position of Director of Bar Success. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing initiatives to assist the School of Law’s current students and recent graduates in preparing to succeed on the bar examination. The Director of Bar Success will work closely with the Director of Academic Success and the faculty to develop students’ examination skills during law school and may be responsible for teaching one or more bar-related courses. The Director of Bar Success will also counsel current students and recent graduates regarding bar examination preparation and will serve as the primary contact between the School of Law and bar review vendors.  The position is a full-time, non-tenure track position.  For more information visit: https://www.prospera.com/CareerHubViewer/Post.aspx?ID=FaulknerUniversity_external_Cb3c9S5Hxs6P_Checksum=PRS358.

August 3, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 27, 2018

Student Services Position at Notre Dame

Position Information
Job Title Law Student Services Program Manager

Job Description The Law School’s Student Services, Program Manager provides leadership and strategic direction for a dynamic student life program that supports the intellectual, professional, and personal development of all students in the law school. This position focuses on all facets of the student experience, from orientation to commencement, and seeks to create an environment in which all students can thrive. The Program Manager develops programming initiatives that cultivate an inclusive student community; facilitates interaction and communication among students, faculty, and staff; coaches students to use University resources to their best advantage in order to maximize their educational and professional experiences while in law school; and supports and counsels students on the personal and academic issues they may face throughout law school so that they have the best legal education experience possible.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide counseling to students, particularly those with personal, academic, and medical issues, and provide referrals to University resources, including financial aid, medical, counseling, and psychological services. Coordinate with faculty regarding excused student absences. Collaborate with other offices and resources on campus to develop and deliver innovative programming for law students that enhances wellness, resilience, and professionalism. Address student conduct issues and advise students on Law School and University policies.
• Develop and implement processes for efficient administration of final exams. Collaborate with the University’s Office of Disability Services; advise students on requesting disability accommodations; and oversee accommodations for students with disabilities, working with the faculty to assure appropriate classroom and testing accommodations.
• Oversee budgets for all law student organizations, including law journals and moot court board. Develop appropriate guidelines and policies for student organizations. Provide training to student leaders to enhance their leadership skills and development, assure the highest quality programming by their organizations, and increase opportunities for all students to form meaningful social and professional connections around common interests.
• Develop and implement Law School orientation and welcome programming for new students. Coordinate with resources across campus to provide a holistic welcome to the University. Train current students and staff to support all orientation events.
• Oversee the academic support program. Develop programs to enhance the law school’s delivery of integrated personal, academic, and career advising to students in South Bend during study away (i.e., Chicago, Washington DC, London, and international exchange programs).
• Coordinate the Law School’s response to urgent student matters and crises. Serve on University committees and task forces as requested. Support commencement activities, working together with the Law School Registrar.
• Develop and oversee programming initiatives that cultivate an inclusive student community, in collaboration with other resources on campus supporting diversity and international students. Coordinate Law School response to student concerns relating to discrimination, including sexual harassment, violence, and abuse.
• Develop and implement programming to improve the financial literacy and debt awareness of law students, working together with administrators of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Minimum Qualifications J.D.required.
5 to 6 years experience.
3-4 years working directly with students in a higher-education setting required. 3-4 years experience in the practice of law highly desirable.
(#LI-POST)

Preferred Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Department Dean's Office-Law School (33000)

Department Website law.nd.edu

Family / Sub-Family Student Svcs / Gnrl Stud Svcs Post Undrgrad

Career Stream/Level EIC 3 Specialist

Department Hiring Pay Range

Commensurate with experience

Pay ID Semi-Monthly

FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt

Job Category Administrator/Professional

Job Type Full-time


Schedule: Days of Week & Hours

M-F 8 AM-5 PM
This position will require occasional work after hours and on weekends in support of student activities and exams.

Schedule: Hours/Week MF - 8 AM - 5 PM

Schedule: # of months 12 months

Posting Detail Information
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Posting Detail Information

Job Posting Date (Campus)

06/19/2018

Job Posting Date (Public) 06/19/2018

Job Closing Date 08/20/2018

Posting Type Open To All Applicants

Posting Number S18518 Advertising & Screening Information

Quick Link for Internal Postings

http://jobs.nd.edu/postings/13110

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
1. Letter of Recommendation 1
2. Letter of Recommendation 2

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Director Position at University of South Dakota available for January 2019 or later start date

Director of Academic and Bar Support
University of South Dakota School of Law
Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. The position is relatively new and the Director will have an opportunity to shape the program. This is a twelve-month/annual appointment, and the Director will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications.

The duties of the Director will include: (1) developing and implementing academic support programming for 1Ls and 2Ls, particularly at-risk students; (2) developing and implementing bar exam preparation programming for 3Ls; (3) collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collecting data regarding academic success and bar passage rates; (5) drafting reports, as necessary, regarding student performance; (6) counseling related to academic performance; (7) advising and assisting students in the bar application process; (8) assisting repeat bar examinees; and (9) performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a JD and be admitted to a bar in a US jurisdiction. He or she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) At least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is valuable. (3) One year of experience in the practice of law.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu; or telephone 605-677-5393.

Applicants must apply online at http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/12010. For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Open until filled.

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

 

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Assistant Director Position at Charleston

 JOB POSTING 

Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success

Department: Academic Affairs

Status: Full-time, 12-month, staff level

Reports to: Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Success

FLSA: Exempt

The Charleston School of Law is looking for someone enthusiastic about student success. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a law school, managing people and schedules, and working in a team to help guide students in their pursuits of academic and professional achievement.

JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success is a full-time, staff-level position. The Assistant Director will work alongside the Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Bar Passage in all aspects of the Charleston School of Law’s Academic Development programs The position will primarily focus on helping students get a strong start by working with 1Ls and 2Ls, but the ideal candidate will also have experience working with bar exam takers. Job duties include but are not limited to:

- Aid in development of a workshop series for 1L students to build skills for academic success

- Help students acclimate to law school through one-on-one meetings; special focus on students deemed at risk

- Manage peer-to-peer (fellow) academic success program

- Teach established Academic and Legal Skills curriculum

- Provide assistance for Bar Exam test takers (after graduation); may require weekend and after-hours work

The Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success must be able to work with current law school faculty and staff in the continued development and implementation of programs used to enhance student academic and bar success. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in law school, specifically in an academic or bar success program.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:

Applicant must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school. Requires admission to the bar in at least one U.S. jurisdiction and a demonstrated commitment to working with students, inside and outside the classroom, to improve their academic performance. Ideally, applicant will have passed a bar exam that includes the MPT. Applicant must have excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

To perform this job successfully, the applicant must be able to perform each function satisfactorily. The requirements and responsibilities listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to perform the tasks. The Charleston School of Law is and Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in any of their activities or programs on the basis of: race, color, sex, gender, age, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other classes protected by law.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Shera Silvis, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 535, Charleston, SC 29403 or via email to SSilvis@charlestonlaw.edu. Please submit application materials no later than July 30, 2018. Salary estimated at $60,000+ (based on experience, negotiable) plus benefits.

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Associate Director Position at Thomas Jefferson

 JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation

DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation

REPORTS TO: Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation

POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students

POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, the Associate Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation (“Associate Director”) is responsible for helping coordinate and supervise integrated academic success and bar support programs for students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The successful candidate will help support law school students and graduates to succeed in law school and as they prepare for their bar examinations, including by teaching bar-related and academic success courses. The Associate Director will also provide assistance with and will monitor learning outcomes, academic performance, academic support and bar preparation activities to all students, and will participate in other student retention activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Work collaboratively with Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, the Vice Dean or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the faculty to assess and address the current needs for academic success and bar-related programming and support.

 Work with the Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation and other department members to administer the integrated academic success and bar preparation program for current students and bar-takers, including by teaching classes; providing one-on-one and small group tutoring; developing and teaching workshops; providing support and guidance to the advanced student mentors and Learning Assistants; and completing other tasks as assigned.

 Teach sections of bar-related and academic success skills courses as needed (including fall, spring, and summer).

 Work collaboratively to tailor programming including courses and workshops to meet the needs of students and bar-takers each term (fall, spring and summer, including the February and July bar cycles).

 Collaborate to design, develop, and implement the Continuing Bar Candidates Program and the Commercial Bar Support Program.

 Provide structured writing, organizational, and analytical assistance to current students and recent graduates, including through workshops and presentations.

 Participate in the presentation of academic success program activities beginning with Week One, the student orientation program.

 Provide administrative support to the Academic Success & Bar Preparation department as needed.

 Help to track and report information regarding bar passage and programming assessments and evaluations.

 Provide support and academic advice and counseling to students and recent graduates.

 Enforce campus policies regarding commercial bar preparation access to Thomas Jefferson School of Law, as applicable.

 Participate in committees as assigned by the Vice Dean or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

 Oversee student workers as needed.

 Represent the law school at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by academic support or bar preparation professionals, as applicable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

 J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a proven record of academic achievement during law school.

 Admission to a state bar in the United States, California (or another popular state for graduates) highly preferred.

 At least 2 years of experience practicing law or delivering writing or other instruction in an academic institution, law firm, or commercial bar prep company.

 Familiarity with bar-tested subjects and bar exam format.

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 Prior experience with academic support and bar preparation strongly preferred.

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

 Experience teaching writing and/or working with students for whom English is their second language preferred.

 Experience with assessment and with data collection preferred.

 Familiarity with online technology preferred.

 The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic development and bar passage, and to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist adult learners in reaching their potential.

 The ability to work well with a diverse student body, including having a cultural awareness of different learning styles.

 Strong teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills.

 Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff.

 Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines.

 Ability to work effectively in a team-based approach to course design and implementation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 Able to sit or stand, type, read or write for extended periods of time.

 Able to handle high level of stress in a useful, constructive manner.

 Able to lift/carry materials and publications up to 20 pounds.

 Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

WORK SCHEDULE:

 Full time position, Monday through Friday, includes teaching evenings. Some weekends will be necessary.

 

To apply for the position, applicants should submit a resume accompanied by a cover letter to hr@tjsl.edu.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working on  both ASP and the bar-side as this is an integrated department and team members teach across the bar prep and ASP curriculum. 

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Director/Assistant Professor Position at La Verne

La Verne College of Law is posting the position for Director of the Center for Academic & Bar Readiness and Assistant Professor. There is a lot of opportunity for creative innovation in teaching and learning as well as program development. The salary for this position is competitive for the Southern California Region. Please hit the link below if you are interested in applying.

https://laverne.peopleadmin.com/postings/5711

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

 Help implement and manage all components of the academic support program at the Law School, which includes programming focused on preparing students for the bar exam.

 Teach academic workshops to students in the day and evening division on topics, such as briefing, course outlining, and exam performance.

 Provide learning strategies and techniques to enhance and leverage the academic skills that underline law school success.

 Work one-on-one with students in the day and evening division with focus on strengthening the academic skills of critical reading, briefing, outlining, and analysis. Individual counseling serves all students as well as students identified as academically at risk.

 Provide written, formative feedback to students on practice problems and/or exams.

 Help develop and assess the academic success program by collecting and maintaining data relevant to academic performance.

 Help develop personal action plans for students studying for law school exams and bar exams

 Identify students’ academic strengths and opportunities and assist in providing effective instruction to help leverage performance.

 Be interested, and stay current on, educational learning theory.

 Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the program.

Qualifications:

 Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, a law license, excellent academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance.

 Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in an academic success program.

Application Information:

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

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

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Friday, June 22, 2018

John Marshall Law School in Chicago Director Position

Job Description - Director, Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation


The John Marshall Law School, located in Chicago, is seeking an experienced Director for its Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation Program. This is a fulltime staff position beginning immediately or as negotiated. This appointment is for twelve months with renewable one year terms.


Responsibilities


The Director will report directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Achievement, Institutional Assessment, and Bar Preparation. The Director will oversee the daily operations of the academic support and bar preparation programs, including supervising and training academic support and bar preparation staff. Additional responsibilities include:


• Collaborate with the Associate Dean in developing short and long term goals and objectives for the academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean in assessing and if necessary, redesigning any existing courses, workshops, or programs for the academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Develop and manage all academic support and bar preparation workshops, programs, and events.
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean in developing the curriculum and teaching of the 1L Expert Learning courses in the fall and spring semesters.
• Plan, develop, coordinate, and teach the bar preparation courses in the fall and spring semesters.
• Plan, develop, coordinate, teach workshops, and direct programs, such as the Bar Boot Camp, and work directly with recent graduates in the bar preparation program.
• Counsel and assist law students and graduates on law school and bar exam success. Many of our students are from diverse backgrounds and are first generation law students.
• Review and provide meaningful feedback on practice exams and other formative assessment exercises submitted by law students and graduates.
• Train and supervise adjunct faculty and staff who work in the academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Stay abreast and regularly update the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Communicate and coordinate with and stay abreast of the recent trends in commercial bar review programs.

Educational requirements
• JD required.

Experience requirements
• Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.
• At least five years of experience in academic support and bar preparation at a law school, preferably at least three years in a director’s capacity.

Desired Skills
• Works collaboratively with members of a professional team;
• Excellent and patient listener;
• Interacts with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
• Diagnoses student challenges with a holistic approach;
• Optimistic and positive outlook;
• Creative and innovative problem solver;
• Identify and navigate administrative rules and policies
• Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills;
• Manage time efficiently to handle multiple tasks;
• Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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

Salary: Based on experience.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

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

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

June 22, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Instructor in Academic Success and Professionalism Position at Nova Southeastern

The listing for this full-time, full benefits position in Academic Success and Professionalism can be found here.

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Associate Director Position at IU McKinney School of Law

The attached PDF gives the full job description: Download Job Description Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Full Time and the following link is to the job posting and online application link: Job Posting and Online Application Link.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Assistant Director of Academic Support Position at California Western

California Western has posted a job opening for the Assistant Director position. Here are two sources for the job posting:

CWSL website posting - https://www.cwsl.edu/community/current-job-openings 

Chronicle of Higher Ed posting - https://www.higheredjobs.com/region/details.cfm?JobCode=176730343&Title=Assistant%20Director%20of%20Academic%20Support

 

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Assistant Director Position at University of the District of Columbia

Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs

http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhvorva?sort=1&sortdir=a

1. The position advertised:

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

Other, please specify:

2. 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 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 an adjunct appointment.

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

___ h. is a one-year visitorship.

_x_ i. is for at will employment.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 2:

3. The person 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.
___ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Other, please specify:

The person hired is encouraged to attend all faculty meetings and faculty development sessions. The person will be permitted to vote on all matters except those reserved for executive session.

Additional information, question 3:

 

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
___ e. $80,000 - $89,999
_x__ f. $70,000 - $79,999
_x__ g. $60,000 - $69,999
__x_ h. $50,000 - $59,999
___ i. $40, 000-49,999
___ j. $10,000 - $39,000.
___ k. less than $10,000.

Other, please specify: $55,488.16 - $74,765.45 –This reflects the salary range for the position. The actual salary will depend on the experience of the person hired.

Additional information, question 4:

5. The person hired will have the title of:

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

___ b. Assistant Dean.

___ c. Director.

___ d. Associate Director.

__x_ e. Assistant Director.

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

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

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

___ i. no title.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 5:

6. 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.

___ d. managing orientation.

___ 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.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 6:

7. 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).

Additional information, question 7:

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

___ a. Yes.

__x_ b. No.

Additional information, question 8:

9. The person hired will report to:

___ a. the Dean of the Law School.

___ b. an Associate Dean.

_x__ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___ d. a Faculty Committee.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 9:

Instructor, Academic Success

http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhaupia?sort=1&sortdir=a

1. The position advertised:

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

Other, please specify:

2. 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 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 an adjunct appointment.

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

___ h. is a one-year visitorship.

_x_ i. is for at will employment.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 2:

3. The person 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.
___ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Other, please specify:

The person hired is encouraged to attend all faculty meetings and faculty development sessions. The person will be permitted to vote on all matters except those reserved for executive session.

Additional information, question 3:

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
___ e. $80,000 - $89,999
___ f. $70,000 - $79,999
_x__ g. $60,000 - $69,999
__x_ h. $50,000 - $59,999
__x_ i. $40, 000-49,999
___ j. $10,000 - $39,000.
___ k. less than $10,000.

Other, please specify: $42,196.01 - $63,292.47 –This reflects the salary range for the position. The actual salary will depend on the experience of the person hired.

Additional information, question 4:

5. The person hired will have the title of:

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

___ b. Assistant Dean.

___ 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).

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

___ i. no title.

Other, please specify: Academic Success Instructor

Additional information, question 5:

6. 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.).

___ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.

_x__ g. working with students on an individual basis.

___ h. teaching other law school courses.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 6:

7. 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).

Additional information, question 7:

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

___ a. Yes.

__x_ b. No.

Additional information, question 8:

9. The person hired will report to:

___ a. the Dean of the Law School.

___ b. an Associate Dean.

_x__ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___ d. a Faculty Committee.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 9:

May 26, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Assistant Director Position at Touro

JOB POSTING

Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs

 

Department: Academic Support
Status: Full-time, 12-month, staff-level
Reports To: Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs
FLSA: EXEMPT

 

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join our Academic Development Department. The ideal candidate will have experience with both bar preparation and academic support.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs is a full-time, staff-level position. The Assistant Director assists the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs in all aspects of Touro’s Academic Development programs including: working with students on an individual basis; coordinating and providing skills training workshops; developing appropriate student learning materials; maintaining records associated with bar tutoring and counseling programs; coordinating and teaching in Touro’s bar-preparation programs; and implementing new services related to enhancing our law students’ academic experience. Evening availability necessary; some weekend work.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Counseling and working with students individually, regarding academic support and study skills;
● Developing, implementing, and teaching academic success workshops and other programs for 1L student and 2L students;
● Sharing in the creation, maintenance, and distribution of teaching materials in conjunction with the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs;
● Assisting in implementing, and teaching in, programs related to bar exam preparation;
● One-on-one tutoring in Touro’s bar prep programs;
● Providing support for graduates during the bar review periods as they prepare for the bar exam;
● Assisting with the collection and analysis of data related to bar exam outcomes and bar exam materials;
● Maintaining records associated with bar preparation and counseling programs;
● Other duties related to academic support, success, retention, and bar preparation as assigned by the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs.


REQUIREMENTS:
Education, Preparation, and Training
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school. Admission to the bar in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. At least one year of experience teaching academic support or bar preparation in a classroom setting, whether at the college or law school level, is highly recommended. Evening and some weekend work is required.

Skills
• Excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills
• A demonstrated commitment to academic support
• Strong interpersonal communications skills are essential

Physical Demands
• Sitting for long periods of time

Computer Skills
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office

Travel
• N/A

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Application Procedure
Please apply for the position at: http://touro.peopleadmin.com/postings/2610

Application Deadline: rolling application review

Touro Law Center is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, an hour from New York City. Visit http://www.tourolaw.edu for more information about Touro Law Center.

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

 

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Faculty and Director of Academic Success Position at Southern Illinois

                                                                                                      

Faculty Position: Director of the Academic Success Program

Southern Illinois University School of Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Schultz, Chair, Personnel Committee

C/O Patty Lynn

Southern Illinois University School of Law

Mail Code 6804

1150 Douglas Drive

Carbondale, Illinois  62901

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

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

 

 

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

What is AccessLex Institute?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 4, 2018

Director of Bar Passage Position at DePaul

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

 Qualifications:

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

Application Information:

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

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

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