Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UCLA Director of Student Life Position

Monday, January 9, 2017

Whittier Law Assistant Director Position

Assistant Director of Academic and Bar Support

Whittier Law School is currently accepting applications in its expanding Academic and Bar Support Department. The Academic and Bar Support Department works collaboratively to design and implement innovative curriculum to engage students in the development of legal analytical skills, transferrable throughout a student’s law school career, bar preparation, and law practice.

Specific Duties

The ideal candidate would assist and collaborate with other members of the Academic and Bar Support team with the following:

  • Collaborate with law school faculty on Academic Support and Bar programming geared towards all full time and part-time students, including workshops and skills-focused courses
  • Develop assessment tools for use throughout law school courses, including doctrinal courses, as needed
  • Teach courses and/or workshops focused on academic skill development and bar preparation, as needed
  • Support all Whittier Law School bar-takers during bar preparation, offering assistance with both substantive and skills-related concerns
  • Provide feedback on assignments and examinations through workshops and/or individual student meetings
  • Help track and report information regarding bar passage, as required by the ABA
  • Counsel students regarding law school and the bar exam, in both small and large sections
  • Track at-risk students and provide resources and support to assist them in improving the skills needed for success

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Admission to the CA State Bar

Preferred

  • Experience in either teaching or tutoring law students
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point
  • Familiarity with online learning platforms
  • Experience with developing curriculum to engage various learning styles

This position is an academic staff, non-faculty position. Salary, benefits, and title are commensurate with experience. The position is a full-time position, with occasional work on weekends and evenings, as needed. Whittier Law School is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications for all qualified individuals.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support, Mary Basick, at mbasick@law.whittier.edu.

January 9, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Director of Academic Success Position at U of Idaho - Boise Campus

ASP Listserv information:

This is a newly created position, created to ensure that we continue to deliver excellent academic support to our students with the addition of the 1L year at our Boise location (scheduled to begin in Fall 2017). The successful applicant would serve as the Director of Academic Success at our Boise location.  (Nancy Luebbert continues to serve with distinction as the Director of Academic Success on the Moscow campus.)

For a full description of the position, and to apply, please see https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/16288.

And for those of you unfamiliar with Boise, you can check out some info here http://www.boise.org/ and here https://www.cityofboise.org/.

December 6, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

U of Colorado Director of Academic Support Position

Colorado Law is hiring a Director of Academic Support.  This is a newly-created, full-time instructor level faculty appointment.  A description of the position appears below; to review the full list of requirements and to apply, please use the following link:

https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=07639&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WDXPFn502GA.mailto

We’d like to have someone in place in early summer, or by the beginning of the 2017 fall semester at the latest.  We will begin reviewing applications on January 9, 2017, so for full consideration please submit your application by January 8.

The University of Colorado School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Support, a non-tenure track faculty position. Working closely with faculty and administration, the successful candidate will develop, enhance, and implement academic support courses and programs to assist students in the transition to law school, improve students’ academic performance in law school, and help students develop successful strategies for the bar exam.

Job Responsibilities

The Director of Academic Support will promote the academic success of students at the Law School.  In collaboration with the Associate Deans and the Senior Assistant Dean for Students, the Director will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop and teach curriculum for and teach second- and third-year academic support courses for credit;
  • Teach a section of a Legal Analysis, an academic support course for first-year students;
  • Assist with hiring, training, and supervising student fellows to provide peer-led academic support programs;
  • Develop curriculum for and lead a pre-Orientation program for a subset of entering first-year students;
  • Teach workshops on essential law school skills for first-year students;
  • Provide individual and small-group counseling on study skills, and feedback on student practice exams and exercises;
  • Identify students who are likely to benefit from ASP resources and encourage their participation in ASP programming;
  • Provide support for students and graduates as they prepare to sit for the bar exam;
  • Work with the law school faculty and administration on analysis of academic achievement and bar examination results and strategies for maximizing academic success and bar passage for Colorado law graduates.

Please use this link for more information and to apply for the position:

 https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=07639&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WDXPFn502GA.mailto

December 4, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

Associate Director of Bar Services

Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174

Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic support and bar preparation position. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month, renewable, 405(c), non-tenure-track, assistant clinical professor position. The Associate Director's primary responsibilities will be to teach a section of the Law School's Bar Preparation course and to help the Director of Bar Support to prepare graduating and recent graduates to sit for the bar. As a member of the Law School Faculty, the Associate Director may be assigned other duties consistent with that role and the overall goals of the Law School and the Bar Preparation and Academic Support Programs, including, but not limited to, helping the Director of Bar Services and the Director of Academic Support to implement programming to enhance the professional development of second- and third-year students as they make curricular choices, sharpen their academic skill, and prepare to take the bar examination and helping upper-level students improve their academic and professional skills.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

Qualifications:

Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law, preferably within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in bar preparation or academic services, preferably as a full-time member of a bar preparation or academic support program, or, failing that, in legal research and writing or in some other capacity that required an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law. Substantive knowledge and experience regarding Pennsylvania law and the Pennsylvania bar exam is helpful. The successful candidate must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of constituents.

Application Instructions:

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application consists of a detailed letter of application, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will close no later than March 10, 2017. Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/39174. To learn more about Duquesne University School of Law, please visit: http://law.duq.edu/.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

November 15, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Support for the Part-Time Program at CUNY

The Director of Academic Support for the Part-time Program at CUNY School of Law will work with the Academic Dean, the Director of the Professional Skills Center, and the Director of Academic Support Programs in designing and implementing all aspects of the Law School's Academic Support Program. The Director will be assigned teaching duties as part of her/his regular 35-hour per week assignment.

The Director may work with first-, second-, and third-year students, primarily in the part-time evening program, as they develop the doctrinal, academic, study, and other skills they will need to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. The Director may teach weekly skills sessions; teach academic support sections of required doctrinal courses; work with students individually or in small groups; and train and supervise teaching assistants.

The Professional Skills Center also designs and administers the Summer Law Institute and the Pre-Law Orientation Program. The Director will be involved in planning and teaching in those programs. In keeping with CUNY's integrated approach to academic support, the Director will also help develop faculty workshops on pedagogy and serve as a resource to faculty in areas of skills-based teaching and testing.

The Director may have additional responsibilities as determined in consultation with the Academic Dean and other Skills Center staff.

This job will include evening, day, and weekend duties.

For more information about the position including how to apply please click here: http://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/director-of-academic-support-part-time-program-academic-resource-center-dir/BD9BC5373E99426EA9672FDBB137FF30/job/   

Please note that you will have to create a username and password to apply for the position.

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity
Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed
questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying
a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each
item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting,
and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.
1. The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
__√_ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time
Position)
___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year
Visitorship only)
___ g. is for at will employment.
2. The professor hired:
__√_ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring,
tenure, and promotion.
___ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked
below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other
courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other
professional development funds.)
___ over $120,000
___ $110,000 - $119,999
__√_ $100,000 - $109,999
__√_ $90,000 - $99,999
_√__ $80,000 - $89,999
__√_ $70,000 - $79,999
___ $60,000 - $69,999
___ $50,000 - $59,999
___ $40, 000-49,999
___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000
4. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
__√_ b. Director.
___ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.
5. Job responsibilities include:
_√__ a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest
they will struggle to excel in law school.
_√__ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school
examinations or other assessments.
_√__ c. working with diverse students.
__√_ d. managing orientation.
__√_ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
__√_ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
__√_ g. working with students on an individual basis.
_√__ h. teaching other law school courses.
6. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months
(June – August).
__√_ a. Yes.
___ b. No.
7. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
_√__ b. No.
Note: The Association of Academic Support Educators strongly recommends that this disclosure
form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the
ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

November 15, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs Position at Akron U

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs

The University of Akron School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs (ASP). This is a 12-month salaried contract professional staff position.  The Assistant Dean for ASP will be responsible for oversight and coordination of academic success programs (working with other ASP staff and student assistants).  These responsibilities encompass programs providing support for law students throughout the law school curriculum, from pre-Orientation workshops through Bar passage, and include programs such as group workshops, online modules, one-on-one tutoring, supervising peer tutoring, and designing and supplying formative feedback for basic analytical, reasoning, study, writing, and time management skills.

Required Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate; law license; demonstrated record of successful teaching; effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to successfully supervise others.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with design and implementation of academic success programs in a law school context; ability to assist student learning in a variety of modes; ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles; ability to build rapport with a variety of students (including those at-risk); ability to work well with a variety of constituencies (including faculty and staff); demonstrated record of effective self-starting and follow-through; experience in organizing and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously; ability to effectively manage workload priorities. 

Interested applicants must fill out an online application and submit a cover letter, resume, and references online.  For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 9824.

While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Assistant Dean Brian Fuller, Chair of the search committee, at bfuller@uakron.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.    The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

November 14, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Director of Academic Excellence Position at American U Washington College of Law

Position Title: Director of Academic Excellence (13487)
Position Number: 13487 Open Date: 10/27/2016
Department: Washington College of Law Close Date:  
Salary Range: $70,000-$72,000 Band: Team Leader/Consultant B
Work Hours per Week: 35-Exempt Position Type: Full-time Staff
Location: Tenley Campus    
 
Description:
The main function of this position is to promote the academic excellence of American University Washington College of Law students, from matriculation through graduation. The Director will be responsible for formalizing the efforts the law school has taken to date, and leading a centralized effort to optimize students’ academic achievements.      

The Director will analyze student success in the law school curriculum and on the bar examination and will recommend and work with the Committee on Academic Excellence to implement and supervise supplemental academic training where necessary.  The Director will also advise students on academic excellence in law school and provide strategic planning assistance to improve academic outcomes for all students.  The Director will also be responsible for working with the Assistant Dean of Academic Services & Registrar to analyze and, where appropriate, enhance the experience of first-year JD students. In all of these functions, the Director will act as a liaison between the students, faculty, and staff for academic and first-year experience issues.     
Educational Requirements:
Juris Doctor degree.
Minimum Requirements:
  • At least six (6) years of legal experience
  • Experience either in academic skills at a law school or similar academic setting or in professional bar review services
  • Excellent writing, and analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and recommend and implement appropriate actions
  • Experience in teaching, advising, and mentoring students
  • Highest ethical and professional standards and proven ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Superb administrative skills and multi-tasking abilities
  • Positive attitude and enterprising approach
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team
Additional Information:

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

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a resume and cover letter with their application, detailing their interest and experience.

At AU we offer a competitive benefits package including a 2:1 matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, robust professional development opportunities and a variety of employee wellness programs. For more information regarding our benefits and life at AU please visit http://www.american.edu/hr/ProspEmployee.cfm and http://www.american.edu/hr/Benefits.cfm

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

 

November 5, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

UC Hastings Position

Announcement of a job opening at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. UC Hastings is continuing to expand our academic support programs by hiring a second Academic and Professional Success Lecturer. Under the direction and supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Success, the Academic and Professional Success Lecturer will support the Legal Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Support Program, administer bar passage success programming, lead academic workshops, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, coordinate student led programs, supervise student workers, and teach academic support classes. The position is thus a combination of program administration, direct student tutoring, and classroom teaching. The start date is January 3, 2017, though we recognize that it is difficult for many to move in the middle of an academic year, and are thus flexible as to the start date. For a full description of the position, please see http://uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/human-resources/docs/current-openings/APSLecturerAPSOct2016.pdf.

October 30, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Additional Information on the Concordia Director Position

Some additional information has been provided for the Concordia position that was announced on the Blog on Monday, October 24th (see that post for the description and application instructions). The following information was provided in a ASP listserv announcement:

    Attached is the form providing somewhat standardized information on ASP postings.

    In some respects, it's difficult to make this announcement fit the form. Our five-year contracts are evergreen contracts and automatically renewed for an additional five years. So, unlike the     five-year contracts common for clinical faculty, there's never a point at which they could be non-renewed for no cause, leaving the faculty member without a job.

    Salary and rank depend on experience. For questions, consult with Victoria Haneman, the Chair of the Commitee.

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity

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

  1. The position advertised:
  2.  is a tenure-track appointment.

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

  1.  may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position)
  2. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
  3. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
  4.  is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year Visitorship only)
  5. is for at will employment.
  1. The professor hired:

 X_a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

___b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.

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

      over $120,000

      $110,000 - $119,999

      $100,000 - $109,999

      $90,000 - $99,999

___$80,000 - $89,999 ___$70,000 - $79,999 ___$60,000 - $69,999

      $50,000 - $59,999

      $40, 000-49,999

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

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

  1. The person hired will have the title of:
  1. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

 X_b. Director.

  1. Professor (tenure track).

 

 X_d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

___e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

  1.  no title.
  1. Job responsibilities include:

___ a. working with students whose predictors (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.

  1. managing orientation.

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

X   f.  teaching bar-exam related classes.

X     g. working with students on an individual basis.

___h. teaching other law school courses.

  1. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months (June – August).

X     a. Yes.

__   b. No.

 

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

 X_a. Yes.

___b. No.

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

 

October 29, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Director of Academic Success Position at Concordia

Concordia University School of Law: Director of Academic Success

Background: Concordia University School of Law, located in Boise, Idaho, invites applications for a Director of Academic Success and law professor position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.  This is a full-time faculty position that may lead to long-term successive contracts.  Our goal is to recruit a dynamic, bright, and highly motivated individual who is interested in making significant contributions to our law school and its students.  Experience in academic support and bar exam support is preferred, and teaching experience is desirable.  As a Lutheran institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will support our mission and promote Lutheran values.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Committee.  Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement of faith, and a letter of interest to https://cu-portland.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=124. Please also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position. Please note: these references will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at an appropriate later point in the review process. Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be emailed to the Victoria Haneman, Chair of the Committee, at vhaneman@cu-portland.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

October 24, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Two Assistant Professors of Academic Success Positions at U of Dayton

Assistant Professor of Academic Success– POSITION SUMMARY

The University of Dayton School of Law is accepting applications for
two Assistant Professors of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program at the School of
Law is designed to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and firsttime
bar passage. The Academic Success Program impacts every stage of the academic program,
providing support to students from orientation until graduation. The Assistant Professor of
Academic Success position is non-tenure track with an initial one-year appointment. There is a
possibility for renewal long-term (three or five-year) appointments after three years of
satisfactory service. The Assistant Professor of Academic Success will be charged with teaching
academic success courses, advising students on issues related to their coursework and
professional development, supervising and evaluating the Learning Communities program and
upper-class Dean’s Fellows, and participating in the greater academic success professional
community.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and excellent written
communication skills. They must also have passed a bar examination and been admitted to
practice law in a U.S. state

We prefer candidates with:
• An outstanding academic record;
• Successful and recent experience in legal education or law teaching, particularly in
designing and teaching academic success courses or those related to legal reasoning,
critical reading, exam-writing and bar examination preparation;
• Experience providing effective academic advising and professional development
counseling for students;
• Recent successful experience developing and administering structured intervention and
counseling programs for at-risk students;
• Successful experience developing course materials and supervising and evaluating
others’ teaching, especially that of graduate or law students;
• Recent successful program administration, including delivering and assessing all aspects
of a program, especially if the experience relates to academic support or bar examination
preparation;
• Excellent oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills;
• Previous participation in the larger community for academic success professionals,
including attending or presenting at conferences or other endeavors to support
professional development;
• Effective interpersonal skills with various constituencies, including the ability to work
collaboratively with colleagues;
• Experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds;
• Demonstrated commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities; and,
• Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.

Applications will be accepted until November 18, 2016. To be considered as a candidate for this
position, you must apply online at: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/21430 Cover letter and CV
should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application. The cover letter
should address the applicant’s ability to meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. For more
information about the School of Law or the Academic Support Program, please visit our website
at http://www.udayton.edu/law or contact the chair of the hiring committee, Professor Susan
Wawrose, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research
university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and
share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the
development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.
To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of
diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against
minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of
sexual orientation or gender identity.

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity
Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed
questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying
a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each
item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting,
and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.
1. The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
X b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time
Position)
___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year
Visitorship only)
___ g. is for at will employment.
2. The professor hired:
___ 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.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked
below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other
courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other
professional development funds.)
___ over $120,000
___ $110,000 - $119,999
___ $100,000 - $109,999
___ $90,000 - $99,999
X $80,000 - $89,999
X $70,000 - $79,999
X $60,000 - $69,999
___ $50,000 - $59,999
___ $40, 000-49,999
___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000
4. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Director.
___ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
X e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.
5. Job responsibilities include:
X a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will
struggle to excel in law school.
X b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations
or other assessments.
X c. working with diverse students.
___ 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.
X h. teaching other law school courses.
6. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months
(June – August).
X a. Yes.
X b. No.
We are hiring two ASP faculty members. Both will not be required to work full-time during
the summer.
7. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
X b. No.

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

October 22, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 21, 2016

LSU Director Position

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a Director of Academic Success to modify our existing program and to assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive Academic Success Program to help students in the transition to law school and to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program.  The program will emphasize success in first-year courses and the development of strong legal writing skills.  Applicants should have earned a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction. Also required are a record of excellent academic success in law school and a minimum of two years’ experience in law practice and/or law teaching with a focus on legal writing and analysis.  Experience in an academic support program at the law school level is preferred.

Faculty rank and status will depend upon the applicant’s qualifications and experience.  The Faculty Appointments Committee will review applications on a rolling basis.  Applicants should send a cover letter indicating their experience with and vision for Academic Support and a current curriculum vita to Melissa T. Lonegrass or William R. Corbett, Co-Chairs of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 110 LSU Union Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106. 

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.       

October 21, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

U of Memphis Assistant Director of Law School Student Affairs and Academic Success Programs Temporary Position

The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of Law School Student Affairs and Academic Success Programs. 

Please note that this is a temporary staff appointment (funding is limited to the remainder of this academic year) expected to terminate at the end of June 2017.  

A job description and application instructions are available via the link below:

https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/13731

The position will close on October 11, 2016.   

The law school welcomes applications that would contribute to the diversity of the law school staff.  

If you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact Meredith Aden at maden@memphis.edu.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Position at UCI Law Still Available for Applicants

Dear Colleagues, 

UCI Law is still actively recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Skills. Since we are hiring for the long-term, please feel free to apply even if you will not be available until January or summer of 2017. 

We are looking for an experienced instructor who will be able to teach ASP courses in the curriculum starting next Fall. We are willing to hold the position open for the right candidate so he/she can fulfill his/her current teaching obligations this year. We understand that it would be incredibly difficult to leave another academic institutional this time!

Applicants can access AP Recruit by following this link:

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03611  Anyone who is interested in being considered for the position should formally apply through this link, and also send me materials by email.

As always, I'm happy to talk to anyone about this position. 

All the best, 

Linda Puertas

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

Director of Bar Studies Position at Seattle U

Position Title Director of Bar Studies Program
Position Number Staff_11262
Department Law School
Additional Department  
Market Reference Pay Range 14
FLSA Status Exempt
Position Category Professional
Position Type Full-time
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Week 37.5
FTE 1.0

Job Description

Position Summary

The Director of the Bar Studies Program teaches the bar studies class and provides educational programs to law students to prepare them to gain admission to the bar. This position reports to the Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC).

Seattle University School of Law educates lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service.

Essential Job Functions

Teach bar preparation courses to law students and law graduates preparing for the bar exam. Provide individual students with skills counseling, along with small group skills counseling, that is complimentary to the class.

Counsel students (other than those enrolled in bar preparation courses) about their academic progress in law school and readiness to take the bar exam.

Provide programming and advice for students about the administrative aspects of the bar admission process. This includes timetables for registering to take the exam as well as the information needed to submit a complete application.

Provide the faculty and administration with information and advice regarding the bar exam and other aspects of the admissions process.

Collect and gather data to review, analyze and measure the success of the bar studies program.

As a member of the ARC Team actively participate in the development and implementation of events and programs that provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for our law students.

Maintain the Bar Studies website, making sure all content is current and accurately reflects the programs that are being provided.

Marginal Job Functions

other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited institution and must have attained a license to practice law (need not be current).

Must have the ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling situations and maintain student and student record confidentiality.

A high level of self motivation, organization, flexibility, and solid judgment and interpersonal skills.

Must have outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written legal writing skills, with the ability to use these skills in individual and group presentation situations.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and social media platforms.

All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the University’s mission, vision and values and requires a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications

College level teaching experience

counseling experience

Compensation Salary will be discussed during the interview process and is commensurate with qualifications.
Excellent Benefits Package

Our excellent benefits package currently includes: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, significantly subsidized for employee and dependents; generous retirement plan; vacation, sick leave, 12 holidays plus Christmas week off, community service leave; Transportation pass 75% paid; Automatic payroll deposit; Library privileges for employees; University fitness facilities free for employees; S.U. tuition for employees and dependents administered in accordance with University policies.

Application Instructions

Application Instructions: Please apply online at: https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying.
Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870.

Close Date  
Non-Discrimination Policy

Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.

All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator by calling (206) 296-2824.

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-2824

Office of Human Resources
RINA 214
(206) 296-5870
hr@seattleu.edu<mailto:hr@seattleu.edu>

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

Quick Link http://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/19473

Applicant Documents

Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you referred to this job posting?
    • Seattle University jobsite
    • Indeed.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • NWjobs.com/Seattle Times
    • Craigslist.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc-Please name in next question)
    • Industry Specific Jobsite (Please name in next question)
    • Employee Referral (Please name in next question)
    • Other (Please name in next question)
    • Yesler Terrace Resident
  2. If Other, Employee Referral, Social Media or Industry Specific Job Site please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Senior Director Position at St. Thomas University (FL)

ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Senior Director of Academic Support beginning in Fall 2017.  The position title and whether the position is tenure-track depend on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.  The Faculty Recruitment Committee will review applications on a rolling basis.   Applicants should send a cover letter indicating their experience with and vision for Academic Support, a current curriculum vita, and at least three professional references to Professor Lenora Ledwon, Co-Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, St. Thomas University School of Law, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 or email lledwon@stu.edu.

Located in Florida's beautiful, cosmopolitan, diverse Miami area, St. Thomas University School of Law was founded in 1984 and is continually ranked as one of the most diverse, student-oriented law schools in the nation. Our main campus is commuting distance from Broward and Palm Beach County. St. Thomas University School of Law has earned a national reputation for its mission of inclusion and admission opportunity for students from historically underrepresented groups, for academic support, legal writing, tax, business, environmental and intercultural human rights legal education programs.

We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at www.stu.edu/law to learn more about our school of law, our community and our programs.  St. Thomas encourages applications from female and minority candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.

September 20, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 19, 2016

UNC Position: Director Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Director for Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All candidates must submit a cover letter, CV/resume and a list of three professional references, in order to be considered for this position.

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Law-360001
Working Title Director for Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Student Services
Salary Range $55,000 - $62,000
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002165
Position ID 20018060
Posting Open Date 09/14/2016
Application Deadline 10/14/2016
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 12/01/2016
Position Summary

The UNC School of Law is seeking a seasoned admissions/student services professional with a proven record of commitment to diversity, inclusion and student success to serve as Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion. The Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion reports to the Assistant Dean for Admissions.

The Director will plan and implement the law school’s outreach and recruiting strategy for all JD students. The Director will work with the Office of Communications to annually develop creative recruiting strategies using a variety of print and electronic media to attract a talented and diverse class of students to the applicant pool. The Director will represent the School of Law at on-campus and off-campus functions with regard to admissions and diversity and inclusion matters and serve as a liaison with pre-law advisors. The Director will participate in the application screening and selection process. The Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion will play an important role in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programming and strategies in collaboration with Student Services. The Director will serve as the liaison with a range of affinity organizations and assist with outreach efforts to alumni from underrepresented constituencies. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Admissions.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and/or management of admissions and/or student support functions, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and relevant experience in substitution. Specific minimum experience requirements are at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or the Department Head in other units that may employ such positions based on accepted professional standards of practice within the field.

Qualifications and Experience

Three or more years of admissions and/or student affairs experience, preferred. Sophisticated working knowledge of the legal profession and legal education. Experience with database management. Excellent communication, marketing, interpersonal, and organizational abilities. Ability to interface and effectively maintain relationships with multiple constituencies. Ability to work independently in high-visibility and under high-stress situations, and make presentations before varied audiences around the country.

Other Preferred Qualifications include: Other professional experience with diversity and inclusion. Experience with PeopleSoft, ACES2 or comparable database management systems. Professional supervisory experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

All candidates must submit a cover letter, CV/resume and a list of three professional references, in order to be considered for this position.

Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/105824

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Naadii Salaam, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email 919.962.8509
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have a J.D.?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you developed communications materials for diversity and inclusion events and programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 3-5 years of experience in graduate admissions or career services with an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience leading or participating in a diversity recruiting initiative?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe a specific event within your professional career that demonstrates diversity or cultural competence and explain how you managed the event.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please state how your commitment to diversity has been demonstrated.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you have any experience with student recruitment, admissions, and post-enrollment support? If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Assistant Director Position at St. Thomas University (FL)

Assistant Director of Academic Support

St. Thomas University School of Law is seeking an Assistant Director of Academic Support. The Assistant Director will help the academic support team coordinate and implement supplemental first year courses, including legal skills workshops, other academic related workshops, and perform other teaching duties as assigned. The Assistant Director will advise students regarding academic success in law school, meet with students to gain insight into academic strengths and weaknesses, as well as confidentially explore any other concerns that might impact their learning. The Assistant Director will act as a liaison between the students, faculty, and staff for academic issues. 

Job Requirements:

J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school is required, as well as a minimum of 5 years in private practice or judicial clerkship experience.  Good standing with the Florida bar or another state bar.  Experience in teaching, advising, or mentoring students.   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, cover letter detailing your qualifications, a writing sample, and three professional references to Associate Dean Tamara Lawson at tlawson@stu.edu

September 17, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Additional Information on the Washburn Law Position

Washburn Law is searching for an ASP Director. Washburn has a long tradition of unitary tenure track for its full-time faculty, and this position has that potential, depending in large part upon the interests of the candidate.

Even though this is an ASP position, I have included the usual form after the full-text announcement. The only question that we can’t answer easily is class size, since it can vary quite a bit depending on how the ASP Director would like to design the program.

Full text of position announcement:

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for the faculty position as Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage. The position may be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interest. The commencement date for the position is the 2017-18 academic year.   The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes.

The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol.  Recently, the Topeka and Shawnee County Library was named the 2016 Library of the Year, the highest honor for libraries in the U.S. and Canada.  Topeka has previously been named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger’s magazine.  Topeka features affordable housing and beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks.  It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education historical site.

Washburn Law School is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school; a distinguished academic record; record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly production; and a strong commitment to academic support.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Interested candidates should send a resume, listing three references, and a cover letter.  Contact: Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621.  E-mail: janet.jackson@washburn.edu.

Optional provision of LRWProfs listserv form:

  1. The position advertised:

     _*see below*_   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

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

     _*see below*_   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 position may be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interest. The commencement date for the position is the 2017-18 academic year. The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes.

  1. The professor hired:

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

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

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

___ over $120,000

_x_ $110,000 - $119,999

_x_ $100,000 - $109,999

_x_ $90,000 - $99,999

_x__ $80,000 - $89,999

___ $70,000 - $79,999

___ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

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

___this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

Additional information about base salary or other compensation: Dependent upon candidate qualifications, term of annual contract, and nature of position.

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

     __   a.   30 or fewer

     __   b.   31 - 35

     __   c.   36 - 40

     __   d.   41 - 45

     __   e.   46 - 50

     __   f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     __   h.   more than 60

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

The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services.

If you have questions, our faculty recruitment committee welcomes contact as noted above.

September 17, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)