Saturday, September 30, 2017
Assistant Director of Academic Support
The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support. The Academic Support Program assists J.D. and LL.M. students in the development of the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the Bar Exam, and in practice. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Academic Support and will assist in designing and implementing all aspects of Hofstra’s established Academic Support Program including:
- Teaching first-year and upper-level classes and workshops;
- Assisting in planning and implementing first-year and upper-level programs;
- Providing individual writing, study and test-taking skills assistance and counseling;
- Identifying and assisting students who need additional academic support;
- Assisting in the development and implementation of bar exam preparation classes, programs and events;
- Assisting in the development and implementation of new services to enhance our students’ academic performance;
- Assisting in the compilation, maintenance and presentation of bar exam data and departmental database;
- Special projects as requested by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation.
Minimum requirements are: a J.D.; a strong academic record; a background demonstrating a potential for excellence in academic support and/or bar exam preparation; an understanding of developments in legal pedagogy; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the law school community; proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; and excellent writing and speaking skills. The following are not required but would substantially enhance an application: experience in law school academic support programs or other relevant teaching experience (including experience as a teaching assistant during law school); and/or an advanced degree in education, psychology, counseling, or a related field. Law practice experience is helpful, but without teaching experience will generally not be sufficient. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Some evening hours are part of this position.
Application Instructions: Qualified and interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume via email to: Nicole R. Lefton, Esq., Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation & Assistant Professor of Academic Support and Bar Preparation, email: LawSchoolJobs@hofstra.edu. Please include “Assistant Director of Academic Support” in the subject line.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH
OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Director of Academic Success DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Student Services Law School
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU, Cat. 15
FLSA STATUS: Exempt EEO STATUS: 3.1 JOB CODE: 023
REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning Methods
SUPERVISES: Student employees and peer tutors
SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Collaborates in the design, direction, and implementation of all aspects of the Law School’s Academic Support program. The Director promotes law student retention with remedial programming and academic counseling and collaborates with Deans and Faculty to ensure students' successful completion of law school and bar exam passage.
Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collaborates on the design and implementation of programming for law students to facilitate their analytical development, examination skills, and early integration into the Law School’s curriculum.
- Presents MPRE resources and workshops to secure student success on the required Professional Ethics exam.
- Provides and oversees programmatic assistance and counseling for all students in academic difficulty.
- Collaborates with Associate Dean as requested in evaluating and resolving student petitions.
- Functions as staff member to all faculty Academic Standards Committee meetings.
- Liaises with Students Services personnel and Law Enrollment Center personnel for comprehensive student support services.
- Works with individual faculty members to provide final exam reviews for students.
- Writes Academic Plans for students who are out of satisfactory academic performance.
- Works with the Faculty and Deans to monitor, analyze, and promote student retention.
- Oversees and manages the Instructional Assistants program for faculty members, and designs and manages peer tutoring program as directed by the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods.
- In collaboration with the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods and Law School leadership, administers the Law Learning Center, remedial workshops, summer instructional programming, and MPRE preparation, and participates in staff meetings.
- Gathers and analyzes data regarding student use of academic support resources.
- In collaboration with faculty, is available to teach academic success courses.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Juris Doctor, strong educational background.
EXPERIENCE: Previous (over one year) of experience providing academic support to law students.
OTHER: Must be available to work nights and weekends; occasional travel is required to local, regional and national conferences as well as travel to support students and graduates taking the bar exam.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and public speaking skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data.
- Ability to develop and manage higher educational programs.
- Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law students.
- Knowledge of educational theories, learning styles, and disabilities.
- Three years of experience providing academic support to law students.
- Demonstrated ability to provide support for bar exam preparation.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Brooklyn Law School seeks candidates for the Director of its Academic Success Program. The Director will:
- Enhance learning habits and strategies of entering and returning students, both through classroom and one-on-one instruction;
- Coordinate efforts to increase students’ success in tests, bar exams and other requirements for admission to practice;
- Serve a student population composed of accelerated 2-year, traditional 3-year, and extended 4-year JD students and internationally-trained LLM students;
- Conduct ongoing monitoring of student needs and periodically inform the faculty of those needs;
- Mentor students in a range of activities, including the annual journal competition.
Applicants must articulate a clear vision for the future of the Brooklyn Law School’s Academic Success Program and demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for working with students who seek or require academic enhancement. They must have both a deep theoretical knowledge of and significant experience in enhancing student learning and also possess the ability to build rapport with all students. The status of the Director of Academic Success Program will commensurate with experience and credentials, as well as with a possibility of tenure for candidates holding a JD and producing a substantial body of relevant scholarship. We are committed to hiring a proven, innovative leader, and we are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty.
Applicants should email their materials to Prof. Alex Stein, Chair of the Lateral Appointments Subcommittee, Brooklyn Law School: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 22, 2017
The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is currently looking for our new Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Services. You can find the job posting here.
The Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Services is responsible for managing the Law School’s academic support program and the Law School’s bar passage program. This includes supervising student mentors, assisting in academic support programming development and instructing the law school bar preparation skills courses during the academic year.
This is a great position for anyone who may new to academic support or is looking for an opportunity to innovate in the classroom.
The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in Fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.
The College of Law’s goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.
The University – the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should possess enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow’s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Teach and assist in the development of academic support related courses to enhance law school performance.
- Teach and assist in the development of bar readiness related work product courses and workshops.
- Assist in the design and teaching of workshops to improve the academic skills of students.
- Assist in the design and implementation of student-led programs, including training.
- Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product and bar readiness related work product.
- Provide individual academic support counseling to students in all stages of their studies, including those struggling academically and those preparing for the bar exam.
- Serve as an individual support to students, monitor the progress of students, and provide the encouragement necessary to contribute to successful academic completion.
- By utilizing various outreach mechanisms, encourage students and bar takers throughout major events such as finals and the bar exam.
- Assist in providing academic advising to all students.
- Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data.
- Assist in the coordination of efforts and work with other student services departments to address the needs of students.
- Respond to student concerns in a timely manner, and
- Otherwise support the Director of Academic Success and Bar Readiness, as needed.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Link to the job posting: https://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/postings/2967
Vermont Law School has an opening for its Assistant Director, Academic Success Program position. This is a 12 month faculty position. A full description of the position and required qualifications are posted on the Vermont Law School website at: https://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89462 All applications should be submitted through the link on the website.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Texas A&M is looking for an Assistant Director to complete our team. The person hired will assist in developing and managing of all aspects of the first-year, peer mentoring and upper-level academic support program, in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Academic Support and the other Assistant Director of Academic Support, DeShun Harris. In addition, the incoming Assistant Director contributes to developing and managing the “Preparing for Bar” Course, our Bar Mentoring Program, and other Bar Exam preparation materials and services.
Candidates must have a JD, and preferably have some experience in legal education. Texas A&M University School of Law is located in vibrant downtown Fort Worth. The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living and a strong economy.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M University welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the law school’s academic community. Applicants can apply directly online at: https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/113980. Please also send your résumé or cv directly to Professor James McGrath, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Support - email@example.com. Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor McGrath at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509. Please respond by October 15, 2017.
Friday, September 15, 2017
We are happy to announce that Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position in support of our students: Director of Bar Success and Academic Support. The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information about the application process, can be found at: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5768.
The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive programming to support our students’ success throughout law school and the bar exam. This position includes teaching classes and workshops, meeting individually with students, administering academic support programming, and tracking student performance and bar exam data to continually reassess the program and our students’ needs.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be a vital part of the School of Law's curriculum and mission.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Full posting on Higher Ed Jobs is here. Description of ASP at UNLV from a listserv posting from Chelsea Baldwin, Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of Academic Success:
"Our Academic Success program is a full spectrum program that runs from orientation through bar preparation and includes the management of a student staffed resource and learning center. The Assistant Director's role includes meeting with current students to provide academic guidance, training and supervising student mentors, assisting in curriculum and programming development, conducting workshops and programs, and counseling current students and alumni on bar preparation. Although I am fairly new here, I have found the work environment, my colleagues, and our students to be simply wonderful. Living in Las Vegas also has its perks."
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Director of Academic Success University of Massachusetts School of Law
The University of Massachusetts School of Law is seeking a Director of Academic Success. The Director collaborates in the design, direction, and implementation of all aspects of the Law School’s Academic Success program. The Director promotes law student retention with remedial programming and academic counseling and collaborates with Deans and Faculty to ensure students' successful completion of law school and bar exam passage.
UMass Law offers a robust Academic Success program designed to assist all students from orientation through bar passage. The program involves three full-time faculty and staff members (the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods, the Director of Academic Success, and the Director of Bar Success), a required first-year academic success course, a peer-tutoring program, and a spacious, centrally-located Law Learning Center.
For the complete position description and qualifications please go to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.
The review of applications will begin July 12, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
UMass Law is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.
Friday, June 30, 2017
The University of Oklahoma College of Law is seeking a full-time academic and bar support professional. The duties include teaching a bar preparation class to 3Ls, assisting in the early identification of at-risk students; meeting regularly with students who are at-risk or on academic probation to track their progress, and tutoring students on study and exam taking skills while providing substantive support where needed. A full listing of the position may be found at: https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=171931&tz=GMT-05%3A00.
Friday, June 23, 2017
The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.
The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS GRADUATE FELLOW
Academic and Professional Success
Classification: Level 1 / Class Code 2038 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited
Hiring Salary: $50,000 (commensurate with qualifications)
Posting Date: June 16, 2017
Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success, the Academic and Professional Success Graduate Fellow will support the Legal Education Opportunity Program and other academic support and skills programming, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, coordinate student led programs, supervise student workers, and collect and analyze program data. The position is thus a combination of program administration and direct student tutoring.
Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist in the design and teaching of special workshops to improve the academic skills and bar passage rate of diverse students, including, in the case of LEOP, students from non-traditional backgrounds;
- Assist in design and implementation of student led programs, including, hiring, training, and supervision of student workers;
- Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product;
- Counsel and advise individual students on various academic concerns;
- Evaluate programming, e.g., by collecting and analyzing data; and
- Otherwise support the Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success in the development of students’ academic skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
- Active membership in the California State Bar;
- Some prior teaching, tutoring, and/or academic program administration preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES.
- Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills;
- Strong organizational skills for tracking data and program materials (electronic and hard copy).
- Knowledge of creative teaching methods for diverse populations with a focus on skills development.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, alumni, staff, and students;
- Available to attend occasional evening and/or weekend events.
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
- Life Insurance
- University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
- Disability Insurance
- Legal Insurance
- Generous vacation and sick leave
- Thirteen paid holidays per year
- Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs
- Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
THE HIRING PROCESS
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Incoming Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success Stefano Moscato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School invites applications for administrative contract positions within its Office of Academic Achievement.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
These are full-time, non-tenure track positions that begin on August 1, 2017. Responsibilities of the positions include teaching academic success workshops for first year students in the day and evening divisions and working one-on-one with first year and upper level students who are identified as being academically at risk. Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in an academic success program.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. These positions will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Dean Malcolm L. Morris, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 1422 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 or via email to email@example.com with a copy to Erika Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The position advertised:
__ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
__ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
_X_ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
__ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
__ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
__ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.
Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):
- The professor hired:
__ a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
_X_ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights:
- The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)*
___ over $120,000
___ $110,000 - $119,999
___ $100,000 - $109,999
___ $90,000 - $99,999
___ $80,000 - $89,999
_ $70,000 - $79,999
X $60,000 - $69,999
__ $50,000 - $59,999
___ less than $50,000
___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000
Additional information about base salary or other compensation:
*Commensurate with experience.
- The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught will be:*
__ a. 30 or fewer
_X_ b. 31 - 35
___ c. 36 - 40
___ d. 41 - 45
___ e. 46 - 50
___ f. 51 - 55
__ g. 56 - 60
__ h. more than 60
Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted teaching outside of the legal research and writing program:
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
1422 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Position Description: Director of Academic Success
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, a small, mission-driven institution in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking to hire a Director for its Academic Success Program. The position is full-time, non-tenure track, and will commence on or before August 1, 2017. A twelve-month contract is preferred. The Director of Academic Success, in coordination with the Director of Bar Services, develops, coordinates, and implements the law school’s Academic Success Program. Job duties include teaching courses focused on the development of academic skills; overseeing the school’s week-long pre-matriculation program; and working with students in individual and small-group meetings. In addition, the Director of Academic Success will have a significant role in the school’s bar preparation program. The LMU Duncan School of Law is provisionally approved by the American Bar Association, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, and will be seeking full ABA approval in the near future. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Inquiries and letters of interest may be sent to Professor William Gill at email@example.com. Applications should be submitted online at https://lincolnmu.peopleadmin.com/postings/3085. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the position will remain open until filled.
Required qualifications: JD from an institution accredited by the ABA or the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners; bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction (can be inactive).
Preferred qualifications: At least three years of experience practicing law or teaching at a legal institution; prior experience with law school academic success or bar preparation programs; a personal record of strong academic achievement; law school advising, counseling, or tutoring experience; and higher education teaching experience.
- The position advertised:
X a. is a full-time appointment.
___ b. is a part-time appointment.
- The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
X c. may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ f. is an adjunct appointment.
X g. is a year-to-year appointment.
___ h. is a one-year visitorship.
___ i. is for at will employment.
- The person hired:
___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
X b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
___ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
4. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below. (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
___ a. over $120,000
___ b. $110,000 - $119,999
___ c. $100,000 - $109,999
___ d. $90,000 - $99,999
X e. $80,000 - $89,999
___ f. $70,000 - $79,999
___ g. $60,000 - $69,999
___ h. $50,000 - $59,999
___ i. $40, 000-49,999
___ j. $10,000 - $39,000.
___ k. less than $10,000.
5. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Assistant Dean.
X c. Director.
___ d. Associate Director.
___ e. Assistant Director.
___ f. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).
___ g. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
X h. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ i. no title.
- Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):
X a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.
X b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.
X c. working with diverse students.
X d. managing orientation.
X e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
X f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
X g. working with students on an individual basis.
___ h. teaching other law school courses.
- 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).
- The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
X b. No.
- The person hired will report to:
X a. the Dean of the Law School.
___ b. an Associate Dean.
___ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department.
___ d. a Faculty Committee.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs
The University of Akron School Of Law seeks to fill a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs position. The position is a salary position, paid on a monthly basis. The person in this position will be responsible for providing support to law students by conducting workshops and supplying assistance with basic writing and analytical skills as needed. This person will develop, schedule and administer academic success (including bar support) programming and courses, and teach ASP courses (including Legal Reasoning and Advanced Legal Applications).
Other responsibilities include:
Recruit, coordinate, train and supervise ASP student assistants, including helping them design effective skills-based tutoring sessions.
Design academic support programming for students, including working with professors and advising at-risk students.
Administer bar preparation support efforts, including participating in bar support efforts in Columbus twice a year.
Requires a Juris Doctorate Degree, Law License, and a demonstrated record of successful teaching, preferably in areas such as academic success, bar preparation, legal skills, or legal writing. Computer skills (including spreadsheet, word processing and database capabilities) required.
Demonstrated record of effective self-starting and follow-through, demonstrated success in assisting student learning, ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles, ability to build rapport with all students( including at-risk students), and demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of constituencies preferred. Ability to create, implement and evaluate academic support preferred.
For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 10134
Friday, June 2, 2017
Faculty Position in the Academic Excellence Program
New England Law | Boston is seeking dynamic and experienced applicants for a faculty position in the Academic Excellence Program. The program provides support to students throughout their law school experience, including a first-year legal skills course, an upper-class legal analysis course set in the context of Evidence law, and individual counseling and advising initiatives. These programs help students learn the critical skills for success in law school, on the bar examination, and in legal practice.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The position will work closely with the Director of Academic Excellence and other members of the faculty to:
- Design and teach academic support courses, workshops, and additional programming as needed. Specifically, the person hired will be responsible for teaching sections of:
- a) Academic Excellence: a full-year, weekly class for all 1L students designed to develop the fundamental skills for law school success (e.g., case reading, briefing, outlining, exam writing and legal analysis). The course also includes several sessions and exercises that are co-taught with other members of the faculty.
- b) Legal Analysis: a fall-semester course for 2L students based in the context of Evidence, focusing on teaching core exam-writing and analytical skills.
- Provide individual counseling to first-year and second-year students needing academic support;
- Assist with administrative responsibilities as needed to implement the program;
- Assist with bar preparation teaching, counseling and other initiatives as needed; and
- The person hired may also be called upon to perform other activities in service to the law school, such as faculty committee and task force work, and student group advising.
- JD from an ABA-accredited law school with strong law school credentials
- At least two years of experience in academic support, law teaching, or educational counseling/advising
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with students to support their academic progress and to implement individually tailored measures to improve their performance
- An ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with faculty in designing effective co-taught classes within the first-year program
- Prior experience in teaching legal skills and designing assessments to achieve skills-based learning objectives (such as issue-spotting, identifying and applying legal rules to material facts, and presenting viable counterarguments) is highly desired
This is a full-time, one-year visiting position starting not later than August 1, 2017 at a title and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary history/requirements) and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Law | Boston, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law and as consistent with ABA and AALS policies.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
This position is off the beaten path of ASP/bar, but some of our readers may be interested in applying:
The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire an Advocacy Fellow to assist in the administration and coaching of its Advocacy Programs. The Advocacy Programs include the Law Center’s moot court, trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution external competition teams, as well as the Law Center’s internal advocacy competitions and voluntary skills development workshops. Reporting to the Director of Advocacy Programs, this position is responsible for the continued development and administration of a robust set of student skills development opportunities.
The Advocacy Fellow provides case preparation assistance to participants, assists in the recruitment and training of coaches and judges, plans and implements voluntary skills training opportunities and events, creates at least one full trial, appellate, or dispute resolution case file, and organizes competition registration and team travel arrangements. The Advocacy Fellow also acts as a secondary coach where needed.
Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. Prior experience as a competitor and/or coach in the LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs or a similar law school skills training and competition program is strongly preferred. This is a full-time position. The term of appointment for the Advocacy Fellow is one year and will begin in Summer 2017. For exceptional performance, a Fellow may receive reappointment for a second year.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of at least three references to LSU Human Resources by visiting https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/LSU-Law-Advocacy-Fellow_R00011733
Monday, May 22, 2017
Northeastern is searching for a new Director of the Academic Success Program. The position is being advertised as a non-tenure-track faculty position (Associate Teaching Professor) and as an Assistant Dean/Director of the Academic Success Program. The final call will be made based on the applicant’s qualifications and background. The links for Northeastern's career postings are given below. Anyone who may be interested in the position can contact Professor Melinda Drew at (617) 373-3960.
For the Associate Teaching Professor and Director Academic Success Program: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48103.
For the Assistant Dean & Director Academic Success Program: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48122.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Law+Plus and Bar+Plus
A qualified candidate must have (1) a J.D. degree with strong law school credentials, (2) be admitted to The State Bar of California, and (3) at least two years of academic support and bar preparation experience, either as an instructor or tutor.
The candidate must be experienced in counseling and working with students individually, in a small group setting, and in the classroom. Experience in assessing student academic progress and implementing individually tailored measures to improve student performance is required. The candidate must be able to work creatively, efficiently, and collaboratively with a team of faculty, staff, student teaching assistants, and student organizations. The candidate must have a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and knowledge of how learning styles, multicultural factors, and non-cognitive factors affect learning. Knowledge of law-school curriculum development, specifics of the California bar exam, and statistical-analysis techniques are a plus.
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director and other members of the Law+Plus and Bar+Plus faculty to:
- Teach and develop (a) the first-year workshop curriculum, which includes coordinating integrated exercises with first-year faculty and the Academic Support Program, (b) the bar-preparation curriculum, which includes coordinating USF’s summer program with faculty, bar review companies, and other departments on campus, and (c) two academic sessions for orientation, which includes coordinating with the Office of Student Affairs;
- Provide individual counseling to (a) first-year and second-year students struggling academically, and (b) upper-division students preparing for the bar-exam; and
- Complete various projects, such as managing the TWEN page, data collection and analysis, and marketing tasks.
The Assistant Director will also have the opportunity to teach unit-credit classes in the Law+Plus and Bar+Plus programs, such as Legal Analysis or Logic for Lawyers. The focuses of these classes include, but are not limited to, improving a student’s analysis, study strategies, and essay and MBE techniques.
This is a one year, full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month contract position with benefits. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Interviews will begin next week and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact Interim Director, Christina Chong, email@example.com.
How to Apply
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Instructor for Bar Examination Preparation
New England Law | Boston, recognized by National Jurist for being among the top 20 law schools for bar preparation in the country that add “the most value to their students when it comes to the bar exam,” is seeking someone to assist the director of Bar Examination Preparation in teaching, administering, and counseling within the program. The position will report directly to the Director of Bar Examination Preparation Services in support of the program’s core initiatives. The person hired for the position will also perform other functions essential to promoting student success on the bar examination and to furthering the success and growth of the institution.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in preparing, presenting, teaching and administering bar support courses, workshops, and additional programming. Specifically, the person hired for the position will be responsible for teaching sections of the Fall Applied Legal Reasoning Course and teaching or co-teaching parts of the Spring Advanced Legal Analysis course, and other programs as needed.
- Assist in planning events related to bar support, including the Fall Diagnostic Exam and Review session offered to 3L and 4LE students, and MBE, MPT and MEE Workshops.
- Assist in reviewing and grading student work, providing formative assessment throughout all stages of bar exam preparation.
- Assist in the administration of all bar support programs, including coordination with bar preparation companies, room scheduling, preparation of program materials, and other administrative duties as needed.
- Collect and maintain performance data necessary to assess programming (e.g., Summer PMBR results, Diagnostic Exam Performance data, etc.).
- Assist in maintaining a database of released bar examination MBE, MPT, and MEE questions.
- Enthusiasm for working with students
- JD from an ABA accredited law school, recent graduation desirable
- Successful completion of at least one state bar examination
- A record of academic success
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- The ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and a diverse population of students
- The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Prior experience working with students with disabilities preferred
- Prior experience working for a law school bar passage program; prior teaching experience, including in law school; advanced degree in education theory (or related discipline), or one or more years of experience in student counseling, legal writing and analysis, writing performance tests, such as the MPT, or remedial teaching preferred
This is a full time, one year visiting position starting in August 2017 at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary history/requirements) and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Law | Boston, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law and as consistent with ABA and AALS policies.