Thursday, October 15, 2015
invites applications for the position of:
Assistant Dean, Bar Preparation & Academic Success
|STARTING SALARY:||Depends on Qualifications|
|CLOSING DATE:||11/30/15 11:59 PM|
|Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is seeking to fill the Assistant Dean position to their CLASP (Comprehensive Legal Academic Success Program) Bar Preparation and Academic Success Program. The Assistant Dean is responsible for providing support to students from matriculation through admission to the bar examination, with the primary goal of enhancing the learning and study skills of students; primarily responsible for overseeing all academic support and bar prep functions.
1. OVERSEE CLASP (COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAM) PROGRAM:
2. INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC COUNSELING:
3. OVERSEE BAR APPLICATION INITIATIVES:
4. FACULTY COMMITTEES:
Serve on faculty committees where appropriate and assigned.
5. Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data, performance, and outcome measures and assessments consistent with ABA standards.
7. OTHER DUTIES: Perform other related duties as assigned or as required.
|Salary commensurate with experience.
This position is located in Orlando, FL at 6441 East Colonial Drive.
Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
|APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
11300 NE 2 Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
ASSISTANT DEAN, BAR PREPARATION & ACADEMIC SUCCESS
|Assistant Dean, Bar Preparation & Academic Success Supplemental Questionnaire|
|*||1.||Do you have a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school?|
|*||2.||Do you have admission to a State Bar?|
|*||3.||Do you have 5-8 years of related experience?|
|*||4.||Do you have at least one year experience teaching legal writing/legal methods, or working in academic support and/or counseling law students from diverse backgrounds?|
|*||5.||Do you have at least 2 years of supervisory experience?|
|* Required Question|
Monday, October 12, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
The Northern Illinois University College of Law anticipates having an opening for one Legal Writing/Academic Success Program Instructor:
The Legal Writing and Advocacy Course is a core course in the first and second-year curriculum at Northern Illinois University College of Law. The four-credit, two-semester course is structured to help first and second-year law students acquire and refine the basic legal writing and analysis skills fundamental to the successful completion of law school and to the competent practice of law. As a secondary goal, students in Legal Writing and Advocacy are also introduced to other skills and topics important to the practice of law, including oral communication of legal issues, interviewing and counseling, professional responsibility, and motion practice.
In addition to, and in conjunction with the Legal Writing Program, Northern Illinois University College of Law assists law students in achieving their greatest potential through the Academic Success Program (ASP). There are numerous components to ASP throughout the course of the students’ academic career at NIU Law. As part of ASP, all 1L students participate in the Introduction to Legal Skills course during the second seven weeks of the fall semester. This course is taught by the Legal Writing/ASP faculty and introduces students to exam-preparation, study skills, synthesis, and analytical writing. Further, as part of ASP, select incoming 1L students are required to participate in a Jump Start Orientation program the week prior to the 1L Orientation. These students are instructed in basic analytical and rule development skills during a week of writing-intensive course work taught and implemented by the ASP Instructors. Further, select admitted students are invited to participate in the 1L ASP based on objective criteria including undergraduate GPA and law school admission test scores. Participation is a mandatory condition of admission for students who meet certain criteria determined by the faculty. Students participating in the program attend weekly mentor and study sessions conducted by upper-level student Graduate Assistants for their four doctrinal courses. 2L students with a GPA of 2.4 and below are required to participate in Upper-Level ASP, semester-long, one-hour, weekly, ungraded course taught by the ASP Instructors. The writing-intensive Upper-Level ASP focuses on exam-writing, outlining, and study skills.
The Legal Writing/ASP Instructors, together with the Co-Directors of Legal Writing and Academic Success, are responsible for the delivery of the legal writing and academic success programs at Northern Illinois University College of Law. The Legal Writing/ASP Instructors report to the Co-Directors of Legal Writing and Academic Success. This is a ten-month position within the University.
The responsibilities of a Legal Writing/ASP Instructor include:
- Teach the required Introduction to Legal Skills Course to first year law students
- Teach the required Legal Writing and Advocacy Course to first and second-year law students
- Plan and develop legal writing and legal skills problems for these courses
- Provide individual instruction to first-year students
- Grade and comment on legal writing and legal skills assignments
- Assist in the planning, development, and delivery of programs tailored to help ASP students reach their full potential
- Provide academic counseling to ASP students
- Assist in the hiring, training, and oversight of upper-class students who serve as Graduate Assistants for ASP students
- Assist in the planning and delivery of meetings geared toward developing general study and exam skills for the entire first-year class during the fall semester
- Assist in the planning, development, and delivery of the week-long academic orientation program for select incoming 1L students participating in the NIU Law Jump Start Program
- Assist in the planning, development, and delivery of the orientation program for the entire first-year class
- Cooperate and assist with other programs involving oral and written communication skills, including the second-year moot court competition and third-year external moot court teams
- Provide individual instruction to students selected to participate in upper-level ASP during fall semester
- Provide individual instruction to first-year students selected to participate in the exam-writing seminar during spring semester
- Assist in the planning, development, and delivery of Bar programs for upper-level students and alumni
- Assist in the continuing in-depth evaluation of both the legal writing and academic success programs and identify and implement program improvements
- Other responsibilities that may become necessary as determined by the Deans and program directors
NIU Law seeks applicants for one anticipated Legal Writing/ASP Instructor position.
Required qualifications include a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, a valid license to practice law, strong writing skills, strong academic credentials, and a minimum of two years of teaching and/or practice experience.
Preferred qualifications include the ability to work well within a coordinated program structure, background or training in counseling or educational theory, the ability to work with a diverse student population and strong organizational skills.
Applicants please send a letter of application addressed to Interim Dean Mark W. Cordes stating qualifications, transcripts, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for two professional references to:
Administrator, Office of the Dean
Applications will be received until the end of business day, Thursday, November 5, 2015.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wake Forest University School of Law (in Winston-Salem, NC) is hiring a Bar Success Coordinator and Adjunct Professor to work in the Academic Engagement Program. This is a staff/ adjunct position with responsibility for teaching the for-credit bar preparation course, providing individual counseling for repeaters, and working with faculty to develop teaching tools and methods that lead to improved bar performance. Here's the link to the position description:
GGU School of Law in SF is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Development and Bar Services. This position is a full-time staff position and would make the fourth member on the team. They are beginning the interviewing process so interested candidates should apply right away. At GGU, academic support is fully integrated into the law school curriculum and they have a rigorous bar pass program. http://www.ggu.edu/jobs/
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Position: Director of Academic Support and Bar Success
ALBANY LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants to direct and expand its academic support and bar success programs. The Director of Academic Support and Bar Success will administer and assess the existing academic success and bar success programs and recommend additions and modifications to the programs, focusing on initiatives to increase bar passage rates. The director may have other responsibilities as assigned from time to time by the dean and the associate dean for academic affairs.
Qualified candidates will have a J.D. with strong law school credentials and admission to the practice of law, preferably in New York. The position requires knowledge of legal theory, analysis and writing, and other skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar examination. Preference will be given for experience in academic support and bar preparation programs, administrative and supervisory experience, law teaching experience, counseling and tutoring experience, knowledge of learning theory, understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.
This is a full-time, 12-month, long-term contract track position with the beginning rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Academic Success. The person who fills this position will be eligible for a five-year long-term contract after a probationary period of three years.
Albany Law School is the oldest, independent law school in North America with a long tradition of producing great leaders. We are located in the heart of New York State’s capital since 1851, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. Albany is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Boston, and Montreal, and is served by excellent highway, air and rail transportation systems. The institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs -- including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center -- provide unique opportunities for students and faculty. With 17 neighboring colleges and universities, including a campus shared by Albany Medical College, Albany College of Pharmacy and Sage College, the school benefits from several joint degree programs as well as other associations. Students and faculty also work closely with New York’s highest court, federal courts and the state legislature, as well as a thriving tech-based economy.
Application (electronic preferred) should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and three references and be sent to Faculty Recruitment Committee c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, President and Dean’s Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208-3494, email@example.com.
Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit Albany Law School’s Website: www.albanylaw.edu.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Jon McClanahan, Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence at UNC, has posted a job announcement on the listserv. His description follows:
The UNC School of Law seeks to hire two full-time clinical faculty members to start in summer 2016. The person hired will teach two sections—each with about 17 students—of Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (RRWA), a core first-year, two-semester, six-credit course. Other teaching opportunities may occasionally arise too.
The person hired will join the School of Law’s Writing and Learning Resources Center (WLRC) (http://www.law.unc.edu/academics/wlrc), which also operates an Academic Excellence Program. Our experienced team—Kaci Bishop, Alexa Chew, Luke Everett, Rachel Gurvich, Jon McClanahan (Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence), Wyatt Orsbon, O.J. Salinas, Craig Smith (Assistant Dean for the WLRC), and Sara Warf—is collaborative and creative. For example, we are using an innovative textbook written by Alexa Chew and our former colleague (now turned professional writer) Katie Rose Guest Pryal: The Complete Legal Writer (Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming January 2016). In addition to guiding students with clear explanations and closely related sets of examples, the book uses a genre-discovery approach that promotes student autonomy by teaching a process for learning to write unfamiliar legal documents.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Steven Foster, Director of Academic Achievement at OKC, has announced this position opening on the listserv with the following information:
OCU is a great place to work in Academic Achievement. We will have 2 full-time positions serving the students: the Director (myself) and the Coordinator. The administration considers the department essential to our law school and provides us the resources we need to succeed. Oklahoma City is also an outstanding place to live. It is a “big league city” while still providing great hospitality. Multiple organizations have named OKC one of the fastest growing cities. While we are finally making it to the big time, our cost of living is still one of the most affordable in the nation for the city’s size (ie - our $1.90 a gallon gas prices this morning). There is no better place to be! (I maybe a little biased since I am a life-long Okie).
The link to the position is: Academic Achievement Coordinator Position.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Academic & Bar Readiness
This position is currently being filled as a one-year visiting position. The position will be reposted and filled permanently next year, for 2016-2017. The anticipated start date is no later than August 17t, 2015.
The University of La Verne College of Law is ideally situated in the Inland Empire city of Ontario, CA, ten miles east of the main university campus. Ontario is within an hour’s drive of the Pacific Ocean, the mountains, and the desert near Palm Springs. The College of Law is seeking a highly organized, energetic, dynamic person who is passionate about student success, culturally intelligent, and is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the growth and change at the COL. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness, the person in this position will assist students in developing the skills necessary for success in law school and on the bar exam.
Job duties include designing and assisting with the law school’s academic and bar support classes, workshops, and events; assisting the Asst. Dean and the Director of the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness in designing and implementing innovative academic and bar support programs and evaluating existing courses and programs; teaching workshops and/or classes related to law school and bar exam preparation; counseling and working with students in individual and small group sessions. Additional duties include developing learning outcomes, exercises and assessments designed to help students develop into self-regulated learners.
- Juris Doctorate
- Have taken and passed a bar examination in any U.S. jurisdiction.
- Good oral and written communication skills, strong analytical/critical thinking skills.
- Teaching experience,
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
- Licensure in California
If you are interested in working with a great team, please apply today! Click here.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Bar Preparation
DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation
REPORTS TO: Director of Bar Preparation
POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students
POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
GENERAL SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Bar Preparation the Associate Director of Bar Preparation (“Associate Director”) is responsible for helping coordinate and supervise academic success and bar support programs for students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, with an emphasis on bar preparation. The Associate Director will provide assistance with and will monitor learning outcomes, academic performance, academic support activities to all grade levels, and will participate in all other student retention activities. The successful candidate will also help support law school students and graduates as they prepare for their bar examinations, including by teaching Academic Success and bar-related courses and by coordinating post-graduation bar support programming.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:
- Work collaboratively with faculty, the Director of Bar Preparation, the Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to assess and address the current needs for programming and support.
- Participate in the presentation of academic success program activities beginning with the new student orientation program.
- Work collaboratively to tailor current programming and curriculum to meet the needs of students participating in the Intensive Curriculum.
- Provide administrative, research and design support to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Bar Preparation and the Director of Bar Preparation.
- Provide administrative support to the Academic Success & Bar Preparation Program.
- Work collaboratively to provide support to bar candidates.
- Provide support and academic advice and counseling to recent graduates.
- Collaborate to design, develop, and implement the Continuing Bar Program and the Commercial Bar Support Program.
- Work with the Director of Bar Preparation and others in the department in the design of a comprehensive workshop series on topics related to the bar exam.
- Help to track and report information regarding bar passage and programming assessments.
- Enforce campus policies regarding commercial bar preparation access to Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
- Participate in committees as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
- Represent the law school at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by bar preparation or academic support professionals.
- Teach courses that provide academic support and skill development as well as bar preparation-focused courses as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Required: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a proven record of academic achievement during law school.
- Required: Admission to a state bar in the United States, preferably California.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing law or delivering writing or other instruction in an academic institution or law firm.
- Experience with academic support and bar preparation.
- Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.
- Prior academic tutoring or experience in an academic success program.
- Familiarity with online technology.
- Able to sit or stand, type, read or write for extended periods of time.
- Able to handle high level of stress in a useful, constructive manner.
- Able to lift/carry materials and publications up to 20 pounds.
- Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
- 40 or more hours per week, Monday through Friday, as well as on weekends and in evenings, as needed.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) is looking for a full-time, tenure-earning faculty member interested in teaching in its Academic Success and Bar Preparation programs starting August 2015. ASL is committed to student achievement, and this position will be primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support ASL’s goals of assisting law students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, adjust to the challenges of law school, pass the bar exam, and prepare to enter law practice.
Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a higher-education setting in the areas of teaching, academic assistance, academic counseling or similar administrative, teaching, or practice experience. The successful candidate also must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse law school community, including students served by the Academic Success Program, faculty, and administrators.
ASL is located in the scenic-mountainous region of southwest Virginia. All aspects of ASL’s academic program—from the structured curriculum and the required summer externship to the weekly community service commitment—are designed to respond to the unique needs and opportunities of a law school in this region.
Women, people of color, and others with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Priscilla Harris, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee. For email, send to firstname.lastname@example.org, including in the subject line, “ASP Position.” For mail, send to Priscilla Harris, Appalachian School of Law, 1169 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614. We will start reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Position Title: Assistant Director, Office of Academic & Bar Success
Department, Program, Center: Law School
Requisition Number: FAC000284
College or School: School of Law
POSITION SUMMARY INFORMATION
The faculty in the Office of Academic & Bar Success work in and out of the classroom to improve the academic success of Santa Clara Law’s students from Orientation through Bar passage. Our faculty works in coordination with doctrinal and skills faculty to design, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and improve the academic skills curriculum. Our faculty members teach courses, provide direct student counseling, and coordinate student programming on a year-round basis. The Assistant Director will primarily work with first-year and continuing students on their academic success needs.
This position is a 75% full-time, eleven-month appointment. The position is a non-tenure track, one-year lecturer position with benefits, subject to renewal contingent on programmatic need.
Salary: Depending on qualifications; benefits eligible.
- J.D. degree and California Bar membership.
- Experience counseling students in a higher education setting.
- Comfort and familiarity in working with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to think imaginatively, critically, and collaboratively about how to improve and measure student academic development.
- Understanding of, and ability to work for, the mission and goals of Santa Clara University School of Law.
- Prior teaching or tutoring experience is desirable, particularly in a law school setting.
- Experience in program management and assessment is desirable.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- participating in the design, direction, and evaluation of the 1L Academic Success Program (ASP).
- serving as co-supervisor of ASP student fellows and coordinators.
- leading co-curricular presentations on academic success topics during Orientation and throughout the first year.
- coordinating 1L academic success counseling.
- administering the 1L supplemental practice exam series.
In addition, the Assistant Director may teach credit-bearing skills courses, support students subject the Directed Study policy (our upper-division academic support intervention), and assist with Bar preparation programming.
The Law School supports professional development through conferences and training; scholarship is welcome but not required.
Start Date: 08/01/2015
POSTING DETAIL INFORMATION
Open Date: 05/12/2015
Close Date: 05/22/2015
Additional Information: Please include in your application: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) At least two letters of reference.
Reference letters will be automatically solicited via the system upon submitting your application.
Any questions may be addressed to Devin Kinyon, Assistant Director of the Office of Academic & Bar Success, at email@example.com.
To learn more about the School of Law, please visit http://law.scu.edu/.
About Santa Clara University: Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
EEO Statement: Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando is seeking to fill the Coordinator of Bar Preparation position. The Coordinator, Bar Preparation will counsel students one-on-one to help increase the knowledge and provide further support to law students preparing for the bar exam or the MPRE exam. Assists Bar Preparations and Academic Success programs as needed.
- Provide one-on-one student counseling of students studying for the bar exam, preparing for the MPRE, during course registration period, preparing bar applications. and other student counseling as directed by the Assistant Dean or Directors.
- Provide instruction and feedback on essay writing for Academic Success and Bar Preparation; grade essays; teach 1 bar preparation course per year
- Support and assist Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department workshops, events and activities.
- Master scheduling of the Department’s overall Bar Preparation and Academic Success schedules, including workshops and other events within each area.
- JD required
- Must be member of the Florida Bar
- 1-3 years experience working in the legal profession; teaching and counseling experience a plus
- Advanced ability to analyze legal writing and provide productive feedback
- Ability to set up and manage semi-complex scheduling
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Advanced writing and one on one oral communication skills with students at varying levels of understanding of legal writing and exam taking
- Demonstrated advanced legal writing skills - Please provide writing sample
- Demonstrated high scores on all portions of the Florida Bar Exam
Salary commensurate with experience.
This position is located in Orlando, FL at 6441 East Colonial Drive.
Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Support. This position involves supervision of the law school’s academic support program for students in all years of the law school program and supervision of the law school’s bar preparation program for third-year students. The Director will also teach first-year students in the Legal Writing Program. The Director’s contract is initially a one-year probationary contract, subject to renewal for a second probationary year. The contract may then be awarded for a five-year term. At the end of the first five-year term, the Director is eligible for a presumptively renewable five-year contract. The law school support for the Director would include grants for scholarship, teaching assistants, and conference travel. Prior experience in academic support is preferred, but not required. The law school campus is in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital and a center for law, business, and culture in the mid-South. We particularly welcome applications from residents of other regions of the country, women, and minorities. To learn more about the law school and its environment, visit our website at www.law.mc.edu or contact Professor Jim Rosenblatt, Faculty Appointments Committee, Mississippi College School of Law by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 601-925-7147. Those wishing to apply for the position should send Professor Rosenblatt an email (email@example.com) with the following attachments: a cover letter describing your interest in the position and what you would bring to the position, a Mississippi College Faculty Application, a short writing sample (3-5 pages), and resume. Transcripts are not required at this time. If one wants to be considered also for the Assistant Director of Academic Support position, indicate that in the cover letter. Priority consideration will be afforded applications received by May 14, 2015. Additional information and a job description are available on the Employment section of the Mississippi College web site at Director of Academic Support, School of Law.
Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support. This position involves assisting the Director with the supervision of the law school’s academic support program for students in all years of the law school program and of the law school’s bar preparation program for third-year students. The Assistant Director will also teach first-year students in the Legal Writing Program. The Assistant Director’s contract is initially a one-year probationary contract, subject to renewal for a second probationary year. The contract may then be awarded for a five-year term. At the end of the first five-year term, the Assistant Director is eligible for a presumptively renewable five-year contract. The law school support for the Assistant Director would include grants for scholarship, teaching assistants, and conference travel. Prior experience in academic support is preferred, but not required. The law school campus is in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital and a center for law, business, and culture in the mid-South. We particularly welcome applications from residents of other regions of the country, women, and minorities. To learn more about the law school and its environment, visit our website at www.law.mc.edu or contact Professor Jim Rosenblatt, Faculty Appointments Committee, Mississippi College School of Law by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 601-925-7147. Those wishing to apply for the position should send Professor Rosenblatt an email (email@example.com) with the following attachments: a cover letter describing your interest in the position and what you would bring to the position, a Mississippi College Faculty Application, a short writing sample (3-5 pages), and resume. Transcripts are not required at this time. Priority consideration will be afforded applications received by May 14, 2015. Additional information and a job description are available on the Employment section of the Mississippi College web site at Assistant Director of Academic Support, School of Law.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
THE AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW IN NAPLES FLORIDA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking. The person in this position will teach academic success related courses and provide intensive academic counseling to students. This position requires the ability to identify students’ academic strengths and opportunities and to devise effective instructional approaches and counseling strategies to help students optimize their academic performance. The person in this position will have exceptional teaching and counseling skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team, sound judgment, the ability to deal with sensitive situations using discretion, and the ability to foster close relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach the Applied Critical Thinking and Legal Analysis class, a three-credit course designed to optimize students’ academic performance.
- Provide academic counseling to students and participate in efforts to support all students’ law school success.
- Create and deliver academic success presentations and workshops to groups of students.
- Prepare, administer, and provide in-depth feedback on practice exams and actual exams.
- Track students’ performance and maintain records and statistics concerning students’ progress.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants will possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, bar certification, relevant experience, and a strong dedication to student success. Previous experience teaching, tutoring, or providing academic counseling is a plus. Florida bar membership, practice experience, and a strong interest in the learning sciences are also helpful. Some evening and weekend work required
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references to HR@avemarialaw.edu.
Ave Maria School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, and strongly encourages applications from persons of diverse backgrounds willing to support the institutional mission.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH
OFFICIAL JOB TITLE:
Director of Bar Success
Academic and Student Affairs
School of Law
Director of Teaching and Learning Methods
May supervise student employees and provide functional supervision of clerical/administrative staff.
SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Director of Bar Success will work with the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods, as well as faculty and staff, including the Director of Graduate Academic Resources and Legal Writing Center, to assist students and graduates as they prepare for the bar exam, both as they progress through Law School and after they graduate. Develops, coordinates, and implements school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage, including joint workshops and courses, and meetings with students, graduates, Academic Success professionals and faculty.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Previous (one year or more) experience teaching.
Evening and weekend work will be required. Travel will be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Masters in Education (or related degree)
Experience teaching law students, including experience during law school
Bar support work at a Law School
Note: Other job related duties and responsibilities may be assigned and/or the job description changed periodically to reflect changing organization needs.
Note: All position descriptions need to be completed and approved before recruiting activities begin. All updated or revised administrative position descriptions must be approved by the appropriate Vice Chancellor/designee and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/designee. All new administrative position descriptions must be approved by the Vice Chancellor/designee, Associate Vice Chancellor for Affirmative Action/designee and Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/designee. If applicable, the Office of Human Resources will provide notice to and consult with the union representative. February 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs
St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, seeks an Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. The Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs is a senior administrator of the Law School whose primary responsibilities focus on the academic, intellectual, psychological, and personal aspects of student life at the law school. This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of student life in the law school, including promoting student engagement in law school life, supervising law student activities and organizations, developing new organizations that promote service and professionalism, coordinating professional and social opportunities to engage law students in university life and to encourage law students to develop and maintain a professional manner and demeanor. The Assistant Dean must also have a commitment to leadership in a Catholic and Marianist institution, which fosters quality education in a family spirit; to pursue service, justice and peace and prepare for adaptation and change, while encouraging each person in their own way in their formation in faith.
Applications can be found at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Along with the employment application please submit (1) letter of application addressing interest in position, (2) curriculum vita, (3) official graduate transcript confirming the Juris Doctor degree, (4) three letters of reference. For further inquiries, please contact Victoria Mather, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015 through March 10, 2015.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Seattle University School of Law invites applications to serve as the Director for the Academic Resource Center (ARC), ideally beginning on June 1, 2015. ARC is a nationally renowned academic support program, which is known for its commitment to providing access to the legal profession. The ARC program’s dual purpose is to support the diverse and non-traditional students admitted through SU’s Access Admission Program so they excel in law school and beyond, as well as to provide general academic support and bar preparation assistance to the entire student body. The ideal candidate will have expertise and experience in providing academic support for law students, as well as teaching excellence and administrative capability.
The director reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and supervises three staff members (ARC Associate Director, ARC Assistant Director, and Director of Bar Studies) as well as a team of law student teaching assistants. The director will oversee and evaluate the instructional and programmatic activities of the ARC to implement a comprehensive series of student academic support services that facilitate student academic success and retention, and that support law faculty teaching. The director will teach the intensive summer course for Access Admission students, as well as other academic support-related courses and study strategy workshops. The director is expected to be a supportive link between faculty, teaching assistants, and students by handling questions and helping resolve academic-related problems. The director is also expected to help create and maintain an open and welcoming environment for students and provide advice and counsel to students on issues related to their academic success. In addition, the director works collaboratively with other law school student service departments to provide comprehensive student educational services, oversees ARC Access Admission Alumni events and programs, and actively represents the ARC and School of Law with the Washington State Bar Association, local specialty associations, and national organizations.
This position may be a tenure-track/tenured, long-term contract, or an administrative staff appointment, depending on experience and expertise. Tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor appointees are responsible for teaching, maintaining an active research/scholarship agenda and providing service to the School and University. Contract Assistant, Associate or Professor of Lawyering Skills faculty are responsible for teaching, professional development and community service to the School and University.
Required: J.D. from an ABA-accredited institution and license to practice;
Preferred: An advanced degree in a field related to education.
Seattle University School of Law educates ethical 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. Our rigorous educational program is characterized by innovation, creativity and technological sophistication, and we prepare our graduates for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Interested applicants should submit applications online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu, and include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for at least three references. The cover letter should be addressed to Professor Catherine O’Neill, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, and should describe the applicant’s educational philosophy, commitment to diversity in the legal profession, and how the applicant believes the ARC mission of providing access and support to students from under-represented populations furthers the mission of the Seattle University School of Law. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15, 2015. Open until filled.