Monday, September 23, 2013

Two Positions at Stetson Law

POSITION:        Assistant Director for Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:             Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

REPORTS TO:              Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Academic Success

DATE POSTED:            09/17/13

 

Primary Purpose:

Participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Academic Success
Program that partners with students from admission through bar passage.  Responsibilities will include academic counseling and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

Academic Counseling:

  • Advises upper-level students on course selection, study techniques and exam preparation. 
  • Reviews upper-level student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help
    students improve their writing skills.

Bar Preparation Counseling:

  • Meets with individuals who are preparing for the bar exam and review sample bar exam
    essays and provide analysis and feedback to help them improve their writing skills.
  • Helps individuals develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for
    passing the bar exam. 
  • Develops and implement the Bar Preparation Service’s Repeat Taker Program.
  • Addresses general student questions about completing the bar application.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Assists with Academic Success and Bar Preparation Workshops.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Bar Preparation website and blog.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation. 
  • Collaborates with other campus offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for students.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:


  •   J.D. degree
      required.  Must be a member in
      good standing of The Florida Bar.  One
      to three years’ experience in academic support preferred. Ability to build
      rapport with students in individual counseling setting. Ability to maintain
      the confidentiality of student records and information. Ability to conduct
      basic statistical analysis, preferred. 
      A high level of organization, flexibility, judgment and interpersonal
      skills are required.  Strong written
      and verbal communication skills, and presentation ability, required.  Experience with Stetson’s bar preparation
      program, a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and
      PowerPoint

Resumes
and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources
Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu

The Stetson University community is dedicated to being one of inclusive excellence,
where people from all backgrounds can live, learn, work and contribute.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service.  We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

 

POSITION:        Director of Bar Preparation Services
(non-faculty opening)

DEPARTMENT:             Academic
Success & Bar Preparation Services

REPORTS TO:              Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Academic Success

DATE POSTED:            09/09/13

Primary Purpose:

Stetson’s Academic Success Program’s vision is that all students will achieve their personal best in law school and pass the bar exam on their first attempt.  Its mission is to provide the academic support and guidance necessary to empower students to achieve personal and professional success.

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of existing bar-preparation services
    • The existing services include:  providing a clearinghouse of bar preparation
      information for Florida and other state bar takers, collaborating with
      commercial bar preparation companies to generate study plans to assist students
      with their bar preparation efforts, coordinating an essay writing program to
      assist with the students’ performance on the Florida bar exam, coordinating a
      mentor program to provide individual mentors to graduates preparing for the
      bar, tracking at risk students’ preparation for the bar exam and performance on
      the exam, and providing resources for repeat bar exam takers
    • Instruction in workshops and for-credit course
      • Coordination of a bar preparation workshop series
      • Coordinate instruction and assessments for Survey of Florida Law, a for-credit bar preparation course  Serve as Course Administrator for Multistate
        Strategies, a distance-learning for-credit bar preparation course
      • Individual student counseling and mentoring
        • Providing feedback on student work product
        • Providing advice on course selection
        • Providing general advice about bar application completion
        • Assist with supervision of Academic Success Program assistant directors and administrative specialist

Additional responsibilities include

  • Assist with general academic success program efforts, such as new student orientation
  • Work closely with the Director of Academic Success, the Associate Dean of Academics, and other members of the Stetson faculty and senior staff
  • Work with day and evening students on Stetson’s campuses in Gulfport/St. Petersburg and downtown Tampa
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
    • All other duties as assigned by Director.

 Qualifications:

Required qualifications include:


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

  •   License to practice law; if not a
      member of the Florida bar, willing to obtain a Florida Bar license within one
      year of hire

  •   Strong communication,
      organizational, and interpersonal skills

  •   Proficiency
      with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

 

Preferred qualifications include:


  •   Experience with bar exam
      programming and instruction

  •   Teaching experience — especially
      bar tested topics or academic support

  •   Experience with counseling,
      outcomes assessment, statistics, English as a Second Language, and disability
      services

 

Resumes and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources
Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu

The Stetson University community is dedicated to being one of inclusive excellence, where people from all backgrounds can live, learn, work and contribute.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service.  We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

 

 

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Director of Academic Support Position at Washburn

Washburn University School of Law invites applicants for a faculty position as Director of Academic
Support.  This is a tenure-track position which includes teaching responsibilities.  The duties of the Director would include designing and administering a comprehensive academic support program for law students.  J.D. Degree and strong academic credentials required; prior academic support of law school teaching experience preferred.  Washburn University School of Law values diversity and encourages
applicants whose backgrounds would enrich the school.  Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should send a resume, listing three references, and a cover letter.  (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Contact:  Professor Nancy G. Maxwell, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of
Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621. Email: nancy.maxwell@washburn.edu

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Academic Skills Counselor Position at UC Irvine

School of Law Academic Skills Counselor

The University of California, Irvine, School of Law invites applications for the
position of Academic Skills Counselor.  The successful candidate will
develop, enhance, and implement a program to assist students in the transition
to law school, to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program, and
to prepare them to sit for the bar exam.  Ideally, the successful
candidate will be available to begin on August 14, 2013.

The Academic Skills Counselor’s primary responsibility will be to work
individually and in small groups with students to improve their legal analysis,
exam-taking, and time management skills. The Academic Skills Counselor reports
to the Director of Academic Skills and works closely with the Assistant
Director of Academic Skills, the Assistant Dean of Student Services, and the
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The preference is for a
full-time, twelve-month academic appointment, but applicants interested in a
part-time appointment will be considered. The successful candidate will be
provided with the standard vacation and benefits package accorded employees of
the University of California. This is not a faculty appointment, and residence
during the summer is expected. The full-time annual salary range is $46,644.00 to $58,272.00; this position is classified within the Academic Coordinator series.

Complete details of this position and directions for on-line applications may be accessed at:

http://www.oeod.uci.edu/ads/index_other.asp#Other_Law

For additional information on the School of Law, please visit www.law.uci.edu

Patti O’Dorisio, Director of Personnel
UC Irvine School of Law

UCI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated
to excellence through diversity.

 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Assistant Director of Academic Support Position at Texas Wesleyan

Position Announcement: Assistant Director of Academic Support

 

Texas Wesleyan University, founded in 1890 in Fort Worth, is a United Methodist
institution with a tradition of integrating the liberal arts and sciences with
professional and career preparation at the undergraduate level and in selected
graduate areas. The University is currently seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Support position. 

The Assistant Director of Academic Support assists the Academic Support Director with the
development and management of all aspects the First Year Academic Support
Program, participates in law school curriculum and program development work,
conducts scholarly research, writes and submits articles for publication and
participates in University-wide committees.

Juris doctor degree is required. Two to five years of University teaching experience preferred.

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.  To apply, send a current resume
& a cover letter indicating position desired to: Office of Human Resources,
Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, TX 76105, or
HR@txwes.edu.

Visit http://www.txwes.edu/hr to view full job description and other open positions.

EOE

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Assistant Dean for Student Support at Catholic University

Assistant Dean for Student Support (full-time, 35 hours/week). Law School - Office of the Dean

Position Summary: The Law School provides graduate (JD) and post-graduate (LL.M) education for the practice of Law. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, the Assistant Dean for Students Support is responsible for supporting students in their personal, academic and institutional social
activities within the Law School. The Assistant Dean for Student Support will collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research to ensure the highest quality academic and personal experience for all students. 

Essential Responsibilities Include: Establishing a program of academic excellence to help diagnose and support students who are at academic risk as measured by their first semester's grades; identifying students who have learning disorders or are experiencing serious personal/emotional problems and refer as appropriate to on- or off-campus professionals; working with faculty, external experts and university support personnel to establish courses, conferences and programs that will support student and faculty needs; working with the Office of Student Life to aid students organize and administer programs of interest to all students or groups of students; designing and producing the annual orientation program for incoming students; supporting and advising the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research as desired and needed; serving as primary point of contact for students' suggestions, requests and acting as ombudsman as appropriate in response; supporting Academic Support Manager and all deans and directors in the preparation of the ABA Annual Report, the U.S. News Annual Survey and preparation for the seven-year ABA site inspection, including the self-study, data collection and site visit. 

Minimum Qualifications: A JD is required. Candidates with a Master's degree in educational Counseling and three (3) years of experience at the graduate level may be considered. A minimum of five plus (5+) years related work experience in an institutional of higher education, preferably an ABA accredited law school. Experience organizing conferences, lectures and programs is desirable. 

For immediate consideration, please forward 1) resume, 2) cover letter and 3) salary requirements to Attention Ms. Ivonne Ambrozkiewicz, Director of Employment & Training Development, recruitera@lists.cua.edu. Please quote position 101185 in your correspondence. You
must include your salary requirements as part of your application
.

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Assistant Director Position at Touro

Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs

Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs.  This position is a 12-month position and reports to the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs. 

The Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs assists the Director of Academic
Development and Bar Programs in all aspects of Touro’s Academic Development
programs including: recruiting, training, and supervising teaching assistants;
working with students on an individual basis; coordinating and providing skills
training workshops; developing appropriate student learning materials;
coordinating and teaching in Touro’s bar-preparation programs; and implementing
new services relevant to enhancing our law students’ academic experience. 

Job Responsibilities:

Primary responsibility for the administrative duties associated with the 1L Teaching Assistant (“TA”)
Program with shared monitoring and training responsibilities; the
administrative tasks include: identifying and selecting TAs, scheduling TA
sessions, monitoring TA and student attendance, reviewing weekly TA status
reports, and maintaining and disseminating TA materials;

Provide individual counseling and tutoring;

In conjunction with the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs,  sharing in the creation, maintenance, and distribution of teaching materials which includes the further development and maintenance of the ASP website/blog;

Assist in implementing and teaching in programs related to academic development and bar exam
preparation;

One-on-one tutoring in Touro’s summer bar prep program;

Other duties related to academic support, success, retention, and bar preparation as assigned by the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs;

Design, develop, implement, and conduct academic-success workshops and programs, including instruction for refining students’ analytical, learning, and time management skills, as well as guidance in case briefing, note taking, outlining, exam preparation and exam taking. 

Requirements:

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school.  The ideal candidate should possess excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to academic support. Strong interpersonal communications skills are essential. Experience in academic support or teaching,
whether at the college or law school level, is required.  Evening and some weekend work is
required. 

Application Procedure

Please send a cover letter and your resume to:  lindab@tourolaw.edu.  The subject line of your email should read:  Assistant Director of Academic Support. 

Application Deadline:  Friday, July 26, 2013

Touro Law Center is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, an hour
from New York City. Fifty full-time law faculty members provide a
practice-oriented educational curriculum to approximately 700 students in both
full-time day and part-time evening programs. Visit http://www.tourolaw.edu for
more information about Touro Law Center.

Touro College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Our
practices and employment decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment,
promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment are not
to be based on an employee's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin,
disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, marital
status, genetic predisposition, housing status, or any other protected status,
in accordance with applicable law. Our policies are in conformance with Title
IX, 1972 Education Amendments

 

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Assistant Dean Position at Texas Southern

Law School:   
  Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Job
Title:         Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness

Department:  Law 

Reports
to:     Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 

Start
Date:      Fall Semester 2013

 

            The Assistant Dean for Academic Support & Bar Readiness (ADASBR) performs a variety of functions at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Office of Academic Affairs, to support the teaching and learning goals of the Law School. The ADASBR will have a 12-month administrative
appointment. The ADASBR will divide his/her time between the administrative
duties in academic support, bar examination services program, and teaching or
assisting in the teaching of 1-2 Bar courses per year at the Law School.  Salary is commensurate with University guidelines and experience.

The ADASBR is responsible for:

  • Effective management of existing academic support programs at the Law School.
  • Designing and implementing strategies to successfully assist students’ learning,
         particularly at-risk or high risk students.
  • Participating in individual and group academic advising of at-risk Bar examination
         candidates.
  • Designing and implementing strategies to assist students with preparation for the Bar
         examination including working with members of the administration and
         faculty to evaluate curriculum and academic standards to maximize Bar
         passage;
  • Participating in the planning and development of Bar exam passage and enhancement
         programs, including Bar examination counseling and coaching of students
         during their enrollment and as they prepare to take the Bar examination.
  • Along with other members of the administration, evaluating and creating reports
         on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, course enrollment,
         entrance scores and Bar passage results; Work with the Center for Pedagogy
         and Law School Assessment Department to develop and track matrix to
         determine effectiveness of programs and initiatives.
  • Hiring, training and supervising  student mentors  who provide academic
         support ;
  • Assisting in designing and implementing the academic support component of the
         orientation programs;
  • Work with Students’ Affairs in overseeing the institution’s policies for
         providing reasonable accommodation for academic support students with
         disabilities to ensure compliance with the ADA and section 504 of the
         Rehabilitation Act.

The ADASBR may have other responsibilities as assigned from
time to time by the Dean of the Law School and or Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs.

The ADASBR reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
and works closely with other constituencies within the law school, particularly
the Assistant Dean of Students’ Services, Registrar, and Executive Director of
Assessment, Bar Curriculum Instructors, Lawyering Process instructors, Tutors,
Student Mentors, Writing Professors, and other faculty members.  

            Applicants must have a J.D. degree and strong academic credentials. The successful candidate must be able to work both collaboratively and independently and must have a creative approach to problem solving, with strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication
skills, and demonstrated success in collaborating within all levels of an
institution. Preference will be given for experience in teaching and coaching
at-risk law students, academic support, law school administration, law school
teaching, and scholarship in the area of learning theory and academic support.

            Please apply at www. https://jobs.tsu.edu.  Click on the link for “Search Job Postings”
and type “Law” in the Department Name.  Select the position for Assistant Dean, Academic Support and Bar Exam Services.  If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Gabriel Aitsebaomo at 713.313.1127 or gaitsebaomo@tmslaw.tsu.edu.

 

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Interim Director of Bar Services Position at Golden Gate

The position is a full time staff position for one year. 
To apply, please visit the Golden Gate University website www.ggu.edu,
and on the home page look for "About GGU" and then the link
"Jobs at GGU" and then the link "View Jobs and Apply
Online".  The application process is entirely online through our
partner "NeoGov" - you need not submit paper materials unless you
want to do so, in which case you can mail them to Kimberly Stanley's address below. 

 

Kimberly Stanley

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor of Law

Golden Gate University School of Law

536 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA  94105-2968

Tel:  (415) 442-7037

Fax: (415) 442-6609

Email: kstanley@ggu.edu

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Diversity Education and Outreach Position at Northwestern

Job Summary:

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


Specific
Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school;
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of legal or the equivalent combination of education,
         training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with
         students, faculty, alumni, staff, legal professionals, and the general
         public;
  • Proven ability to exercise initiative and judgment in coordinating various
         programs to serve the best interest of all parties involved;
  • Must be self-directed and willing to identify and assume new responsibilities
         as the needs of the Law School change and grow;
  • Must be willing to travel and when necessary, work a flexible schedule (night
         and weekend events are sometimes necessary).
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in counseling, recruitment, and/or job placement in a law
         school or comparable setting strongly preferred;
  • Prior experience in both advocacy and conflict management/resolution settings;
  • Prior experience that encompasses broad range of client interactions, including,
         at least, racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, sexual identity, and
         socio-economic status diversity.

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

The job posting can be found on line at  https://nuhr.northwestern.edu/psc/hr91prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL.
 Search diversity.  The pay level is an Exempt 9 (range $60-100k).

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Date Posted: 7/5/2013

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Academic Support and Bar-Related Programs Position at Southwestern

PROGRAM COORDINATOR -
ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND BAR-RELATED PROGRAMS

Southwestern announces an exciting opportunity in its Academic Support and Bar-Related
Programs Office. The Program Coordinator is responsible for a diverse number of
administrative and operational responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be a
versatile self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision and able to
coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully and creatively
while interacting with a variety of constituencies. The Project Coordinator
will provide general administrative assistance including but not limited to
program participation management, document production, database management,
proofreading, budget management, event coordination, and graphic design/​desktop
publishing.​


The Program Coordinator is a critical member of the Academic Support and
Bar-Related Program team.  The office has primary responsibility for
designing and implementing innovative academic support programs, courses, and
individual and small group counseling sessions, and designing and assisting
with bar exam preparation classes, workshops and events.

Duties
include:


  • First-year and upper-division academic skills workshops and
    courses;

  • Summer and winter bar preparation programs;

  • The Dean's Fellows program;

  • Assists with bar data review and presentation;

  • Processes invoices and tracks departmental expenses;

  • Oversees work-study students and projects;

  • Prepares the annual activity calendar; and

  • Maintains the program's portal page and program-specific TWEN
    pages. 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Bachelor's
degree with two years' experience in student, academic or administrative
services. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal,
service, and verbal/​written communication skills; good judgment; strong
organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS
Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint).​


For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs2@swlaw.edu.

 

 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Academic and Bar Readiness Counselor Position at LaVerne

LaVerne College of Law is seeking a new Academic and Bar Readiness Counselor.  See the following link for details:

https://laverne.peopleadmin.com/postings/57

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Whittier Law School Academic Support and Bar Preparation Position

Whittier Law School seeks candidates to work with our Academic Support and Bar Preparation programs. Successful applicants will work with Academic Support for first and second year students and Bar Preparation for third and fourth year students. Primary responsibilities include individual and group work with students on legal analysis and study skills, time management and other academic success skills, support for classes and workshops, participation in program development and assessment of programs and student learning. We seek candidates who excelled in law school, who exhibit a passion for teaching and learning, who have a strong work ethic and who enjoy working on and collaborating with a dynamic team of professionals. Salary and benefits depend on level of experience. Candidates must be law school graduates with a JD degree who have passed the California Bar Exam. Whittier Law School is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Please submit resumes and letters of interest that describe the applicant’s qualifications for the above position directly to Sara Berman at sberman@law.whittier.edu.

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University of Louisville Director of Academic Success Position

A 30-hour a week Director of Academic Success position (eligible for full benefits) is available at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville.  Ideally, the successful candidate will begin on July 1, 2013.  Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references via the online application.  Review of applications will begin May 21, 2013.

The full job description is posted at:

http://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=175747170&Title=Program%20Manager%20%2D%20Director%20of%20Academic%20Success&aID=7137.

 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Job Announcement: University of Connecticut Pre-Law Advisor

This is the posting for the undergraduate portion of my job at UConn. There is tremendous overlap between my pre-law work and experience in ASP; someone with ASP experience would be a wonderful fit for this job.

I cannot speak highly enough of the students, my colleagues, and the environment here at UConn. My four years here have been magical. It is truly a job where I have been excited to come to work everyday. The right person will find an unparalleled level of professional and personal support, not just from supervisors and colleagues, but from the students and alumni you will be serving. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact me personally (rebecca.flanagan@uconn.edu).  

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University of Connecticut
Pre-Law Advisor
Academic Advisor II, UCP VI

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated supervisor, advises undergraduate students and alumni interested in attending law school from the beginning exploration of their options through the law school admission process.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.    Advise students in developing academic plans to prepare for law schools and the legal profession.
2.    Advise students in application process and assist students in gaining admission to appropriate law schools.
3.    Provide outreach to prospective undergraduate students during Orientation, regional campus visits, and recruitment events.
4.    Disseminate information to students, advisors, and others, including: creation of a pre-law resource area with print and electronic information about the legal profession, law school application timetables, information about the LSAT exam, schedules for on- and off- campus events, etc.; development and maintenance of a pre-law advising website.
5.    Oversee and coordinate Special Program in Law for undergraduates admitted provisionally to UConn School of Law at time of admission to University.
6.    Teach a first-year seminar on law-related topics.
7.    Maintain assessment data on student applications and admissions in appropriate formats, including electronic. Maintain databases on pre-law students during their undergraduate and post-graduate stages.
8.    Develop a peer advising program for upper-class students to work with first- and second-year students interested in law and, when needed, speak at orientations and recruitment activities.
9.    Working with other University offices, develop and organize workshops and information sessions on relevant topics, including general admission, applications, letters of recommendation, and strategies for writing personal statements. Develop and supervise an annual law school fair.
10.    Act as spokesperson and liaison for the program both within the University and with pre-law departments at other universities, with law schools, and other relevant audiences.
11.    Engage UConn faculty in support of pre-law students and activities and encourage course development on topics related to the legal profession. Work with interested faculty to develop the Pre-Law Advisory Council.
12.    Contribute to the professional community of law school advisors at the regional and national level.
13.    May supervise support staff and/or work-study students.
14.    May work closely with the UConn Law School on special projects.
15.    Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1.    Master’s degree in relevant field.
2.    3 – 5 years’ experience in advising undergraduate students or in the legal profession.
3.    Ability to travel in a professional capacity.
4.    Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.
5.    Experience working with diverse constituencies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.    JD strongly preferred.
2.    Experience in legal education or practice.
3.    Demonstrated understanding of law school admissions landscape.
4.    Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and counseling skills.
5.    Knowledge of pre-law student population.
6.    Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines.
7.    Demonstrated experience with databases, web applications and electronic communications.

TO APPLY

For full consideration upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references with contact information via Husky Hire (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/).  Include search number on all correspondence. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

April 23, 2013 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Interim Director Position at U of Dayton

The following information was on the listserv from Staci Rucker about this position in 2013-2014 and the job search for a full-time Director for future years:

The University of Dayton School of Law is looking to hire an Interim Director of Academic Success for the 2013-14 school year.  You may access the job posting here:  http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/6293

I have served as the Director of Academic Success at UDSL since 2007.  Effective May 16th, I will become the Assistant Dean of Students, hence the need to hire an Interim Director.  The Law School will conduct a search to permanently fill the Director of Academic Success position during the 2013-14 school year.  The person in the Interim Director position will be eligible to apply, if interested. 

UDSL is a wonderful place to work, led by a Dean and many faculty who are extremely supportive of the academic support program.  I will gladly speak with anyone who may be interested in the position. 

Kindest regards,

Staci

Staci P. Rucker
Lecturer in Law and Director of Academic Success Programs
University of Dayton School of Law
007 Keller Hall
Dayton, OH 45469-2772
Phone: (937) 229-4072
Fax: (937) 229-4769
srucker1@udayton.edu

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Law Lecturer Bar Passage Position at U of Denver

Law-Lecturer, Bar Passage Programs, Part-Time (004566) Posted Hiring Range:  Competitive Estimated start date: 6/01/2013

Term: 12 months per year, non-renewable

Work Schedule:  20 hours per week

Department Introduction:

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a top 100 law school with nationally ranked programs in environmental and natural resources law, legal writing, clinical training, international law and tax law. Our curriculum is innovative and global in its perspective, and our faculty are some of the finest in the nation.

Position Summary:

This Lecturer position is a one-year (12-month) half-time appointment (20 hours per week). The position is open until filled with anticipated service to commence no later than June 1, 2013.  The primary duties and responsibilities are serving as a teacher and bar passage advisor to support the law school’s Bar Passage Program.  As a member of the law school’s faculty, the lecturer’s duties and responsibilities will include the following: teaching one section of the law school’s academic bar passage course per academic year, serving as a co-teacher in both the winter and summer bar success programs, coaching individual students and graduates in successfully preparing for the bar exam, and providing assessment assistance to the law school’s overall assessment goals and bar passage program.  Some evening and weekend work is required as the law school has both day and evening programs, and the lecturer is expected to be available to work on campus throughout the entire year in service of the winter and summer bar success programs.  Applications received by April 1st will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Minimum qualifications:

  *   JD or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  *    At least one year of legal experience.

  *    Demonstrated interest in teaching.

Application Process and Contact Information:

Applicants must complete the online application at www.dujobs.org.  Please include a resume, cover letter and the names of 3 business references.  Applications received by April 1st will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.dujobs.org/. Questions regarding hiring can be addressed to Professor Eli Wald, Chair, Visiting Appointments Committee, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, ewald@law.du.edu.

DU and its Sturm College of Law are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Law Instructor Position at CUNY

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Performs teaching, research, and
guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise as noted
below. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or
related activities.

Shares responsibility for committee
and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other
functions.

 

The CUNY School of Law Clinical
Program has been nationally recognized as one of the best in legal education.
It affords each student the opportunity to engage in the practice of law by
learning through service to underserved communities. The Law School currently
offers seven live-client clinical programs and three faculty-supervised
externship programs. CUNY School of Law faculty members have been recognized as
innovative leaders in clinical legal education, through service, publications,
and participation at conferences.

 

CUNY School of Law's Immigrant &
Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) represents and supports non-citizens in a variety
of settings and courts, covering immigration law and issues at the intersection
of law and security. The current mission of the IRRC is to provide a platform
for the exploration, development and implementation of ideas and strategies to
close the growing legal divide between citizens and non-citizens of the United
States of America. At the heart of our work is a principled commitment to the
rights and dignity of all.

 

By supporting and representing
immigrants and other non-citizens, we aim to train law students to become
thoughtful, principled, and creative social justice lawyers, empowered with the
skills needed to confront the degradation in the rights of citizens and
non-citizens alike that has been wrought under the guise of security and public
safety but is driven by oppressive and discriminatory forces.

 

The IRRC is a two-semester, 16-credit
clinic. More detailed information about the full breadth of our work is
available at www.law.cuny.edu/academics/clinics/immigration.html.

 

The Law School will hire an
Instructor responsible for live case supervision, project management,
co-teaching, and curricular development in the IRRC. Applicants should have a
demonstrated commitment to CUNY School of Law's social justice mission and
should wish to contribute to the training and development of lawyers dedicated
to social justice and public service.

 

The tenure-track faculty member
directing the IRRC has the ultimate responsibility for the overall operation of
the program, including the classroom component, the administration of the
clinic, and supervision of students' casework. The IRRC director will meet that
responsibility with the support of the Instructor. In the IRRC director's
absence, the Instructor will assume the responsibility or share it with other
faculty, as determined by the director, in consultation with the Associate Dean
for Clinical Programs.

 

This position is full-time and
Instructors must be available for and interested in teaching, participating in
clinic faculty meetings during the school year, summer clinic work (including
case management), assisting with the design and development of curriculum
materials during the summer, and performing other duties for the benefit of the
overall program. This position may also involve evening and weekend duties. In
accordance with the law school's needs, the Instructor may be required to teach
in other or additional clinics, in lawyering seminars, in a doctrinal course,
and/or to provide academic skill instruction or other program support.

 

In the first two years of service,
Law Instructors may opt into participating in faculty meetings, pursuant to the
CUNY School of Law Governance Plan. They may also assume other faculty
governance responsibilities and serve on committees as appointed by the Dean or
the Committee on Committees.

 

Upon reappointment for three or more
years of continuous service, they may participate in governance activities
without an annual opt in process.

 

This job may include weekend and
evening duties

 

QUALIFICATIONS

J.D. or L.L.B; admission to the Bar
of the State of New York and to various federal courts required.

Applicants who are not yet admitted
but are in a position to secure such admission within six months will be
considered with the understanding that continued employment may be contingent
on successful admission within that timeframe. Also required are demonstrated
legal ability, the ability or potential to teach successfully, interest in
productive scholarship, legal work, or law-related work, and the ability to
cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

 

For appointment as Law Instructor,
the candidate must have demonstrated commitment to poverty law, public service,
or social justice lawyering. S/he must show potential as a teacher in the
classroom and in supervising students on cases, and as a leader in the public
interest community. S/he should have a minimum of two years practice experience
at the start of her/his first contract term at CUNY, with some exposure to or a
strong interest in law and security issues and immigration law, and a desire
and ability to support IRRC community-based lawyering initiatives, such as the
Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, a
cross-clinical collaboration with the Criminal Defense Clinic (more details
about CLEAR are available at www.cunyclear.org), and other immigration-related
projects.

Depending on docket need, coverage
responsibilities during the academic year and the summer will encompass cases
and projects stemming from extraterritorial imprisonment, extrajudicial
killing, domestic detention, surveillance, and policing issues, as well as a
full range of immigration matters and projects, including deportation defense,
asylum, and gender violence related work.

 

Candidates with clinical teaching or
supervisory experience are encouraged to apply, as are any candidates who
already hold or have held an active federal security clearance or who are
willing to apply for one and are not clearly ineligible.

 

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive
compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and
retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide
mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our
commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

 

$39,832 - $86,595; commensurate with
experience, plus summer case coverage stipend where applicable.

HOW TO APPLY

From our job posting system, select
"Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the
requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system,
access the employment page on our web site, www.cuny.edu , and search for this
vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a Cover
letter and CV/resume. It is recommended you submit these as one PDF document.

For position inquiries contact:

Rosa Navarra

Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment

facultyappointments@law.cuny.edu

CLOSING DATE

Review of applications to begin March
29, 2013.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to
enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with
disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our
pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and
inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

March 26, 2013 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Asst. Director of ASP at UC-Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, School of Law invites applications
for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Skills.  The
successful candidate will develop, enhance, and implement a program to
assist students in the transition to law school, to promote their
successful completion of the J.D. program, and to prepare them to sit
for the bar exam.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be available
to begin on May 1, 2013.

The Assistant Director’s primary
responsibility will be to work individually and in small groups with
students to improve their legal analysis, exam-taking, and time
management skills. The Assistant Director is also expected to
effectively promote the Academic Skills Program.

In collaboration with the Director of Academic Skills and faculty members, the Assistant Director will be responsible for:
  • Creating
    and delivering a comprehensive workshop program for first-year students
    on topics including class preparation, study habits, case briefing,
    outlining, and exam-taking.
  • Working closely with first-year
    faculty members to design and administer exercises in doctrinal
    subjects, and to provide individual and small group feedback on those
    assignments.
  • Helping students excel in their doctrinal courses
    and on the bar exam by providing individual academic counseling,
    feedback on practice exams, and workshop programs.
  • Assisting in developing the curriculum for a legal analysis course and bar preparation program.
The
School of Law’s inaugural class graduated in the spring of 2011.  The
School projects total enrollment of approximately 341 students across
all three classes in 2013-14.  At full size, the School anticipates an
annual enrollment of approximately 600 students.  With the School still
in its growth stage, the Assistant Director will have a rare opportunity
to contribute to the design and implementation of the Academic Skills
Program.  It is therefore expected that the new Assistant Director will
participate in developing and refining existing programs with the same
spirit of innovation that characterizes the school.  The successful
candidate will be expected to exercise independence and judgment,
drawing on past experience and careful analysis of the Law School’s
particular needs.

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

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

TO APPLY: To
be considered for this position, applicants should submit the following
materials using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT,
located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF01917:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Relevant publications and/or writing samples
  • Contact information for three references
Review
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled; preference will be given to applications received by
April 20, 2013.
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

March 25, 2013 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Assistant Dean/Director of Academic Enrichment at FIU

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

About FIU College of Law

As a vital part of Miami's only public research university, FIU College of Law is a dynamic urban law school with approximately 480 students. The College of Law currently has 30 full-time faculty members. The FIU College of Law is housed in a state-of-the-art building at the heart of the main university campus. 

The FIU community and the College of Law are strongly committed to the pursuit of excellence and the goal of ensuring opportunities within the legal profession for individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, and religion.

Assistant Dean/Director of Academic Enrichment

The Academic Enrichment Program at the FIU College of Law seeks an individual to develop and administer a comprehensive program supporting law students from enrollment to bar examination.  The Assistant Dean/Director will hold instructional faculty status as a non-tenure track lecturer in law and report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.   The Academic Enrichment Program is envisioned as a comprehensive component of the College of Law’s instructional platform impacting every stage of the academic program.  The specific components of the program will be developed by the Assistant Dean/Director, but must span the length of the academic year and accommodate both day and evening students. In previous years, the FIU College of Law Academic Support Program has included the following responsibilities: teaching courses on legal reasoning and analysis, performing counseling with students, preparing students for the bar examination, and academic advising.   The Assistant Dean/Director will work closely with the Faculty Academic Enrichment Committee; represent the interests of students participating in the academic enrichment program to members of the faculty and administration, and will coordinate efforts with faculty and administration, as appropriate.

Applicants who pass the first step in the screening process will be asked to present a proposal for a comprehensive academic enrichment program tailored to the mission and specific needs of the College of Law.  Applicant proposals will identify their comprehensive vision for the Academic Enrichment Program at the FIU College of Law which may include, but is not limited to, how to assist all law students in their law school performance while maintaining a focus on at-risk students needing additional remedial support, potential use of diagnostic testing to identify areas needing improvement, utilization of varying pedagogical methods to increase proficiency under a variety of test-taking circumstances, improving comprehension and critical thinking, coordinating faculty to complement the Academic Enrichment Program, and meeting the counseling needs of students.  

REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have:

Ÿ  A J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school (additional degrees in either law or education are a plus);

Ÿ  At least three years’ experience in legal education, and/or law teaching with a focus on legal writing and analysis, preferably with experience in law school academic, support, enrichment or related;

Ÿ  The ability to assess students’ academic performance consistent with the expectations of the faculty, to cultivate and enhance student learning processes and outcomes, and to design, implement and manage programs to promote academic development;

Ÿ  The ability to develop methods to evaluate, assess, measure, and report to the faculty and administration on the efficacy of the Academic Enrichment Program;

Ÿ  The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators.

 

Title and Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Expected Start Date:  fall 2013.  Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by April 1, 2013.  Interested applicants must apply to the FIU Office of Human Resources.  Applications must be submitted on-line at careers.fiu.edu.  When applying please reference Job Opening ID: 505596.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

March 16, 2013 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2 New ASP Jobs at Western State

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Disability Resources

Western State University College of Law

Western State University College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Disability Resources, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.  The professor’s primary responsibility will be to work with J.D. students to reach their full academic potential for succesful performance in law school, on the bar exam, and after graduation. 

The Director will act as the liaison to administrators, faculty, and professional staff regarding disability-related issues, laws and policies in an effort to ensure the Law School is in compliance with all disability-related policies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative oversight of services for students who have disabilities
  • Analyzing and interpreting documentation to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations for students of the law school
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, professional staff and others to ensure that students are receiving the reasonable accommodations to which they are entitled
  • Supervising professional staff members and student staff
  • Interpreting and applying federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities and developing procedures and practices to ensure compliance
  • Assisting in the identification of program/curricular accessibility barriers
  • Providing information regarding Disability Resources to inquiring students
  • Overseeing the process of providing testing accommodations, note-taking assistance, and textbooks in alternative formats and determining and coordinating appropriate service provision of transcriptionists, interpreters, and others
  • Assisting with the law school’s academic support programs, including teaching workshops and/or classes related to law school skills and working with students in individual and small group sessions.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and knowledgeable professional exhibiting a high degree of organizational skills, sensitivity and integrity.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings, so as to be able to design programs and provide support for students in the school’s part-time evening program. 

Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of Federal statutes including the Rehabilitation Act, 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990. Candidates must have experience in reading disability documentation and determining appropriate accommodations as well as demonstrated knowledge of and use of adaptive technology (hardware and software) and equipment. 

Candidates should have a J.D., a solid academic record, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior administration, and excellent writing and speaking skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred.  Experience with counseling and outcomes assessment is highly valued. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

This position is a full-time, long term contract-based faculty position. The position offers an initial one-year contract, after which, the faculty member is eligible to apply for a presumptively renewable long-term contract (5 years).  Long Term Contract Faculty are eligible for research grants and have the same voting right on all aspects of faculty governance as tenure-track faculty, except selection and promotion of tenured and tenure-track faculty. 

 Western State is located in Fullerton, California and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. In furtherance of Western State’s institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to: Paula Manning, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, 1111 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831-3014 or pmanning@wsulaw.edu.

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Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills—Academic Support

Western State University College of Law

Western State University College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.  The professor’s primary responsibility will be to work with J.D. students to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school, on the bar exam, and after graduation. 

Responsibilities include:

  • designing and assisting with the law school’s academic support classes, workshops, and events;
  • assisting the Director of Academic Support in designing and implementing innovative academic support programs and evaluating existing programs;
  • teaching workshops and/or classes related to law school and bar exam preparation; and
  • Working with students in individual and small group sessions.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and knowledgeable professional exhibiting a high degree of organizational skills, sensitivity and integrity.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings, so as to be able to design programs and provide support for students in the school’s part-time evening program.  Experience with counseling and outcomes assessment is highly valued.

Candidates should have a J.D., a solid academic record, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior administration, and excellent writing and speaking skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

This position is a full-time, long term contract-based faculty position. The position offers an initial one-year contract, after which, the faculty member is eligible to apply for a presumptively renewable long-term contract (5 years).  Long Term Contract Faculty are eligible for research grants and have the same voting rights on all aspects of faculty governance as tenure-track faculty, except selection and promotion of tenured and tenure-track faculty. 

 Western State is located in Fullerton, California and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. In furtherance of Western State’s institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to: Paula Manning, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, 1111 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831-3014 or pmanning@wsulaw.edu.

March 7, 2013 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)