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Monday, March 20, 2017

Berkeley Director of L.L.M. Writing and Academic Support

Berkeley Law is seeking a Director of LL.M. Writing and Academic Support.

The Director will be responsible for developing the curriculum for Berkeley Law's LL.M. legal research and writing (LRW) programs, for teaching two sections of LRW and a two-unit course of general interest to LL.M.s, and for developing and administering an academic support program for LL.M. students.

The position is anticipated to begin May 15, 2017, and is open until filled. The position is half-time with benefits. For details on the position, including required qualifications and application materials, and information about how to apply, please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01311.
If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

March 20, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Director of Academic Success/Asst. Professor Position at UNLV

*Revised* Director of the Academic Success Program, Assistant Professor in Residence [17131]

Location:
Las Vegas, NV
 
Category:
  • Faculty - Law and Legal Studies
  • Admin - Admissions and Enrollment
 
Posted:
02/16/2017
 
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
 
Type:
Full Time
 
Announcement Number:
17131
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POSITION TITLE
The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of the Academic Success Program, Assistant Professor in Residence (Search Number 17131).

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

ROLE of the POSITION
The Director is responsible for all Academic Success Program (ASP) programming and initiatives in support of Boyd's 400 full-time, part-time day, and part-time evening students. The Director works closely with law faculty and administration to develop and implement programs to support student achievement in law school and to help students pass the bar exam and succeed in their professional lives. The Director interacts with students in formal and informal classes, conducting workshops and outreach on essential law school skills and bar exam preparation, and meets individually with students seeking to improve their academic performance and to develop strategies for bar exam study and success. The Director is expected to identify students who are likely to benefit from ASP resources and encourage their participation in ASP programming. The Director plays a prominent role in new student orientation, introducing students to legal reasoning and analysis, task and time management, and the services provided by ASP.

The Director is expected to be familiar with national bar exam standards and trends in bar exam assessment. He or she serves as the law school's authority on the Nevada bar examination, its content, and trends in that content. He or she works directly with students individually and in groups on bar preparation and with the law school faculty and administration on analysis of bar examination results and strategies for maximizing bar passage for Boyd graduates.

The Director supervises an Assistant Director and upper-class student mentors and directs their deployment in meeting ASP objectives. The faculty expects that the Director will be a resource for its members to increase teaching effectiveness. Given the nature of the position's responsibilities and the composition of the student body, the Director will be required to work evening and weekend hours as necessary.

This is an academic faculty position that offers opportunity for employment security through a long-term contract, as well as the potential for doctrinal course teaching assignment.

The Boyd School of Law, the only law school in Nevada, is a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff who work together collegially and respectfully to maximize the potential of its students and to help the law school fulfill its aspirations. We welcome applications from those who wish to participate in this sort of community, and we strongly encourage women and people of color to apply. For more information on the Boyd School of Law, see our website www.law.unlv.edu. Please contact Associate Dean Frank D. Durand at (702) 895-1240 if you have questions about the position.

QUALIFICATIONS
A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school is required, together with membership in a state bar and successful completion of a state bar examination. The successful candidate will have significant law school professional experience, preferably in the context of a law school academic success program, a record of strong academic performance in law school, and experience in teaching or instruction. Also required are excellent project management skills, strong organizational skills with attention to detail, the ability to carry out responsibilities with a minimum of supervision, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong service commitment.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on March 1, 2017. Materials should be addressed to Associate Dean Frank D. Durand, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

Application Information

Contact:
Human Resources
University of Nevada Las Vegas
 
Online App. Form:
 
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

March 12, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation Position at U of South Dakota

Position Description – Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Title: Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Job Description:

The University of South Dakota School of Law anticipates an opening for a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. This is a brand new position at the law school, and the new Director will have an exciting opportunity to play a substantial role in designing the program. This will be a twelve-month appointment, and the Director will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications. In addition, the successful candidate will report directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  The duties of the Director will include: (1) developing and implementing academic support programming for first and second year students, particularly at-risk students; (2) developing and implementing bar exam preparation programming for third year students; (3) working in collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collecting data related to academic success and bar passage rates; (5) drafting reports, as necessary, regarding student performance; (6) counseling students regarding academic performance; (7) advising and assisting students in the bar application process; (8) providing assistance for repeat bar-examinees; and (9) performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a JD and be admitted to a Bar in a US jurisdiction. He or she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate should also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) The ideal candidate would have at least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is valuable, though none of those qualifications is required. (3) One year of experience in the private or governmental practice of law is preferred.

Vermillion is a small, charming community in southeast South Dakota that can boast a low cost of living, a friendly atmosphere, proximity to natural beauty, and a safe environment. In addition, we are located only one hour away from Sioux Falls, which is the largest metropolitan area in the state, and are only two hours away from Omaha, Nebraska. Finally, we are the flagship institution in the state of South Dakota, as well as the only law school serving the state.  

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

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60864  . For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references.  Inquiries about the position or the use of the website may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu; or telephone 605-677-5393. Review of applications begins 3/21/2017 and the position is open until filled.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law Position at U of Denver

Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law, Academic Achievement - Sturm College of Law

Job Description

Founded in 1892, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) is a nationally recognized leader in experiential legal education featuring top-20 programs in legal writing, clinical training, trial advocacy, tax law, and other fields. Located in one of the nations most dynamic and beautiful cities, Denver Law has a long-standing tradition of innovation in legal education and a commitment to producing ethical, skilled, and professionally aware lawyers through a variety of teaching approaches, including its innovative Academic Achievement and Bar Success Programs.

Position Summary

Denver Law is hiring for a full-time, 12-month faculty position to teach in its Academic Achievement Program. Key responsibilities for the position include: teaching foundational academic skills to first-year students in both classroom and workshop settings; counseling students regarding their academic performance; providing writing support for students across a range of academic settings; teaching upper-level classes in legal analysis; teaching a course in the Bar Success Program and working individually with students preparing for the bar examination; supervising student assistants; and providing additional services (in collaboration with other faculty and staff colleagues) to enhance the academic success of students. The initial term is one academic year with the possibility of renewal based on job performance and pedagogical needs.

Required Qualifications

Assistant Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two years of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience.

Associate Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of five years of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience.

Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of seven years of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience.

Additional requirements include:

  • Outstanding academic record.
  • Relevant legal practice experience.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in law teaching.
  • Expertise in legal research, analysis, reasoning and communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a dedicated team of faculty and staff colleagues.
  • Commitment to working effectively with individuals from historically underrepresented populations.
  • Demonstrated potential for outstanding pedagogical achievement and national recognition in the field.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Inquiries about this position may can be made to Viva Moffat, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at vmoffat@law.du.edu.   

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae 

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Department
SCOL-JD Instruction
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

March 7, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at UDC - DCSL

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications to fill the tenure-track position of Director of Academic Support.  We will consider exceptionally talented applicants at either the assistant or associate professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement.  The position will begin in July, 2017.

We are looking for an experienced academic success professional who is familiar with the best practices in the field and interested in designing a state-of-the-art academic success program suitable for our mission. The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, and represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics.  UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  UDC is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university.  UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: Top 10 in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News and World Report, 2017); 2nd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2016); 2nd most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2016); 2nd best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2016); and the #1 Ranked law school in National Jurist Magazine’s “Schools with the most community service hours per student” (2017).  UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.

The salary range for the position is $97,513 - $122,004, depending upon appointed rank.

Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by March 20, 2017 for complete consideration. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume.  Contact:  Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 52, Room 470, Washington, D.C. 20008. 

wreuben-cooke@udc.edu

March 4, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at U of Buffalo

Position Summary:

The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program is designed to provide students with support through every stage of the academic program. Thus, the Director will work closely with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Vice Dean for Student Affairs, and the faculty to develop small and large group classes and programs designed to enable students to be successful in law school and on the bar exam. Specifically, it is anticipated that the Director will oversee the development and operation of a writing center, manage an individualized academic counseling program, and assist students and alumni as they prepare for the New York State Bar Exam. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants must have earned a J.D. at an accredited law school and been admitted to practice in at least one state. Applicants should also possess an academic and/or practice history demonstrating strong analytical, verbal, and legal research and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Given the critical role that the Director serves in the academic program at the law school, it is expected that the successful candidate will also possess some or all of the following:

  • Prior experience managing or providing individualized academic support services in a law school setting.
  • Teaching experience in a bar preparation or academic support program, a legal research and writing program, and/or in any other capacity requiring an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law.
  • Familiarity with the subjects covered by the Uniform Bar Exam.
  • A demonstrated ability to assist students with a diverse array of identified needs, including students for whom English is a Second Language (ESL), students with learning disabilities, and students with disparate learning styles. 
  • A history of working in a collaborative team setting, with a preference for those who have done so in connection with the development and implementation of an academic support program or in a similar academic setting.

Application Process:

                Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, contact information for at least three references, and teaching evaluations, if available, to S. Todd Brown, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, at stbrown2@buffalo.edu.  The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. All applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

February 21, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Associate Director of Bar Support Position at Roger Williams

Associate Director of Bar Support
 
 
 
 
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Department: School of Law
Locations: Bristol, RI
Posted: Feb 10, '17
Type: Full-time Regular
Ref. No.: 109814
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About Roger Williams University:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.


Job Description:

The Associate Director of Bar Support's primary objective will be to enhance the bar passage rates at the law school through developing, implementing, directing, and evaluating a comprehensive bar examination program, including teaching the for-credit Applied Legal Reasoning course.  The Associate Director will work in the Academic Success Program and will assist the Director of Academic Success to incorporate best practices in preparing students for the bar and in academic advising.

Bar Exam Material Review and Preparation
Teach Applied Legal Reasoning (ALR) course each semester as arranged by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, in multiple sections as appropriate. The primary focus of the course should be the Multi-state Bar Exam (MBE), but there should also be instruction and coverage of the Multi-state Performance Test (MPT) and the Multi-state Essay Exam (MEE) and other skills necessary for first time bar success. Course should include feedback and evaluation of course performance to strengthen content knowledge and analytical and writing skills needed for bar success. The Associate Director will work with the Director of Academic Success to incorporate best practices in teaching into the bar prep program and will incorporate instruction by distance learning into the bar prep program.

Provide support to graduates during bar preparation leading up to the bar.

Provide remedial instruction and support for students who fail to earn a passing grade in ALR for the purpose of improving performance on the MBE and providing a way for students to obtain academic credit for the course, if appropriate.

Design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive workshop series for all law students on topics related to the bar. Workshop series should include, at minimum, the following topics: early considerations for first and second year students, preparing for the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), overview of the application process, and workshops on the MBE, MPT, and MEE.

Student Counseling and Guidance
Meet individually with all third year students to review important information on the bar exam. These mandatory "Bar Information Meetings" are to provide individual counseling and advice for students on the steps they should follow to ensure first-time bar success and to advise students regarding the bar exam application process and choice of jurisdiction. In collaboration with the Director of Academic Success, provide academic advising sessions to first and second-year students, as well as open door advising sessions before course registration.

Serve as academic advisor for students identified most likely to fail the bar exam. As academic advisor, review and approve course registration each semester for adequate coverage of bar courses and provide other academic support, in conjunction with the Director of Academic Success and the Writing Specialist, to improve analytical and writing skills necessary to pass the bar exam.

Work individually or in a group setting with graduates who were unsuccessful on the bar exam to provide coaching and guidance as they prepare to retake the bar exam.

Analyze bar exam results, including analysis by law school performance and admissions criteria (LSAT and undergraduate GPA) and provide regular reports to the faculty and senior staff.

Maintain the law school's website on the bar exam and Character & Fitness process in accordance with best practices and ABA requirement Standards 504 & 509.

Bar Exam Liaison
Advise the faculty and administration regarding any bar preparation matters and work with faculty on the integration of bar exam topics and material, including assessments, in select courses.

Oversee the ABA reporting of bar exam data in consultation with the Registrar and Associate Dean.

Attend regional and national Academic Support Conferences.

Serve as the primary contact for the School of Law with commercial bar course vendors and bar examiners to obtain results, monitor changes to the exam, and arrange for meetings as appropriate.

Provide information to students and administrators about the bar exam, including the application process, and organize sessions with bar examiners where possible. 


Requirements:

J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and strong academic credentials and admission to the practice of law.

Three years of relevant experience, either in the law school academic support field or teaching bar exam skills.  

Proven teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills including class preparation, classroom teaching and working with individual students.

Adept at developing, marketing and delivering a bar preparation program.

Commitment to diversity and supporting a diverse student population.  Willingness to work with students with a range of disabilities.

Proficient in compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis.

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9


Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81401  

February 21, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Position at McGeorge Law University of the Pacific

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Union Level  
Department Student Services
Campus Sacramento
Posting Number 201300975P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months  
Work Schedule  
Position End Date  
Open Date  
Close Date 03/13/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants  

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

The Assistant Dean is responsible for counseling and advising law students about classes, academic programs, and stress and time management. The Assistant Dean also oversees disciplinary matters, student policies, student government, student organizations and events, and supports the academic and community life of students to enhance retention. In addition, the Assistant Dean supervises examinations, accommodated examinations, wellness programs, special projects and programs, and disabled student services. The Assistant Dean serves on appropriate faculty committees. The Assistant Dean is responsible for the operations of the Student Affairs and Registrars offices, including supervision of staff, day to day office operations, and the operations budget.

Essential Functions

1. Directly supervise the operations of the Student Affairs and Registrars office. This includes supervision of professional and support staffs, day-to-day office operations, and the operations budget. Set performance expectations and customer service standards for each office and annually monitor and evaluate office functions against those standards.

2. Oversee and/or provide academic counseling services to J.D. and LL.M. students . Make referrals to other University student services as appropriate.

3. Process student requests for withdrawals, leave of absences, accommodations, requests to attend summer and other programs at other ABA schools, request for transfer, add/drop classes, switch divisions, letters of good standing, and letters to State Bar re: moral character and other registration information. Provides students with registration information through email and informational sessions.

4. Oversee the delivery of services including in-class and exam accommodations to all disabled students under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and pursuant to establish University policies and procedures.

5. Handles all faculty and staff requests for information regarding academic statistics (academic disqualification, academic probation, division switches). Handle all FERPA issues regarding information maintained by Registrar.

6. Handle all matters which come before the Grading and Advancement Committee and the Graduate Studies Committee. Prepare student petition files, attend all Committee meetings and provides academic background to Committee, prepare and disseminate all decision letters.

7. Provide assistance to the Associate Dean including issues surrounding the preparation of the academic schedule, class size and classroom changes, exam scheduling, and requests to audit classes.

8. Assess the University’s student-oriented business processes, policies, practices and procedures to minimize risk and ensure compliance.

9. Assist student organizations with planning and implementation of projects; provide guidance on availability and procedures for obtaining funds including coordination efforts with Advancement. Serve as liaison between the student body, faculty, and administration on matters affecting students; act as an advocate for students as appropriate; oversee student disciplinary processes.

10. Oversee the scheduling and administering of examinations and provide accommodated exams.

11. Oversee wellness programs and manage the student insurance program.

12. Designated Campus Security Authority.

13. Serve on various campus committees and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate degree.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

• Education and Experience:
Experience or educational degree in psychology, counseling, or a related field would be beneficial. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience in a law practice or higher education is required.

• Communication & Reasoning:
Exceptional verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Excellent collaboration and negotiation skills, including the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff. Demonstrated success in program management and leadership skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse population; and function independently in making decisions and completing projects with limited supervision. Function effectively as a team player as well as works independently, set priorities and meet deadlines. Work with sensitive matters and records, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to form and maintain positive and collaborative professional relationships with colleagues and with other departments and academic units.

• Computer Skills & Technical Skills:
Candidates must have intermediate skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Banner or other database programs desirable.

Physical Requirements

• Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some lifting of materials (20 lbs or less)
• Bending, stretching, reaching required
• Sitting for long periods of time

• Work Environment:
Fast paced office with many competing demands. Travel up to 15%. Evening and weekend work often required.

Hiring Range  
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document

 

February 18, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Assistant Director Position at Stetson

            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EXEMPT

 

POSITION:               Assistant Director for Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:      Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

DATE POSTED:       02/10/2017

Primary Purpose:

The Assistant Director for Academic Success and Bar Preparation Programs will participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program that partners with students and alumni from admission through matriculation and bar passage.  The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for academic success within the College of Law and responsibilities will include assisting students with academic skills to be successful in law school, planning and presenting academic skills workshops, academic counseling, and coaching alumni who are studying for the bar exam.

Responsibilities:

 

Academic Success

  • Assists students with academic skills to be successful in law school.
  • Planning and presenting academic skills workshops.
  • Collaborates with faculty members to implement academic success strategies within the curriculum.
  • Provides academic counseling to students seeking assistance with study techniques and exam preparation.
  • Reviews student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help students improve legal writing skills and exam preparation strategies.
  • Develops and presents academic skills workshops for first-year students, focusing on time management, note taking, and preparing for classes and exams.
  • Works closely with at-risk students academic strategies.

Bar Preparation

  • Bar Preparation Counseling
  • Meets with students in their final semester to begin developing an individualized approach to the bar exam.
  • Develops and presents bar preparation workshops for all students, providing information on long-range planning and the skills required to pass the bar exam.
  • Answers general student questions related to completing the Florida Bar Application.
  • Communicates with commercial bar review companies to coordinate student services.
  • Helps College of Law alumni to create individual study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam.
  • Coaches individual alumni as they prepare for the bar exam through regular meetings, reviewing sample bar exam essays, and providing feedback and analysis based on their performance.

Administrative Tasks

  • Develops and maintains the Academic Success, Bar Preparation and, Bar Prep Portal website.
  • Assists in planning and presenting at New Student Orientation.
  • Participates in campus-wide initiatives in collaboration with other student services offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for Stetson students.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Sound judgment and discretion sufficient to build relationships with students and colleagues that foster trust and cooperation.
  • Ability to develop rapport with students in an individual counseling setting.
  • Ability to complete tasks in an expeditious and courteous manner.
  • Ability to collaborate in order to build highly effective academic outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with academic success and bar preparation team.
  • Sufficiently strong minded so as to impart unambiguous directions to students who need motivation, both in law school and on the bar exam.

 

Qualifications:

  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school required
  • Member attorney in good standing required
  • At least one to three years’ experience in academic success program preferred. 
  • Member of the Florida Bar preferred. 
  • High level of organization, flexibility, sound judgment, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Large group and small group presentation ability.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality pursuant to FERPA and other regulations.
  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis, preferred.
  • Teaching experience helpful
  • Must establish and maintain positive working relationships within department and College of Law.
  • Must be a dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Flexibility to work outside the normal assigned schedule when requested.
  • Computer skills include:  Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), required.

Please visit http://www.law.stetson.edu/jobs. Click on How to Apply to complete the secure online application and upload your resume. You may also mail your cover letter/resume/application and salary requirements to Human Resources Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu   Resume review will begin on February 27, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.

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.

February 13, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Enhancement/LRW Position at U of Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Law

Advertisement for Director of Academic Enhancement/Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing

The University of Kentucky College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.  The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Academic Enhancement program at the College of Law. This includes planning the Academic Enhancement Pre-Orientation Legal Reasoning program, teaching regular Academic Enhancement workshops, and continuing to enhance the College of Law’s Bar Exam Support program.

In addition, the successful applicant will usually teach one section of legal writing in the first-year Legal Research and Writing course. The course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year law students to legal writing, analysis, and research.  Law librarians teach the research component of the course, which is approximately 1 of the 4 credits. Thus, the new faculty member must be able to work collaboratively with other faculty involved in the Legal Research and Writing program.

The position offers an initial contract as Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing (clinical title series) for a term not to exceed three years.  After the initial appointment period, the successful candidate will be eligible for renewable five-year appointments. The salary will be commensurate with experience.  This is a twelve-month appointment due to the requirements of the Academic Enhancement program. 

Qualified candidates will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, strong analytical, writing, and research skills, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of three years is strongly preferred). Experience teaching in higher education and knowledge of adult learning theory is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. or resume, writing sample, and at least three references. Apply online for requisition # FE00870 at www.uky.edu/hr/ukjobs. Applicants who submit their materials by March 1, 2017, are assured consideration, but applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Scott R. Bauries, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at scott.bauries@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky College of Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  1. The position advertised:

     __   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

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

     __   c.   may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

     __   d.  has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

     __   e.  is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

     __   f.   is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

  1. The professor hired:

    _X_ a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings (with some limitations).

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

  1. The school anticipates paying an annual 12-month base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)

___ over $120,000

_X_ $110,000 - $119,999

_X_$100,000 - $109,999

_X_ $90,000 - $99,999

_X_ $80,000 - $89,999

_X_ $70,000 - $79,999

___ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

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

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

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

_X_ a.   30 or fewer

_X_ b.   31 - 35

_X_  c.   36 - 40

__   d.   41 - 45

__   e.   46 - 50

 __   f.    51 - 55

 __   g.   56 - 60

 __   h.   more than 60

February 13, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dean's Fellow Position at Whittier

Position available for recent JD graduates who want to be in Academic Support: Download Deans Fellow ASP Job Description

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

Associate Director of Bar Services

Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Application Instructions:

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

________________________________________

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


January 15, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UCLA Director of Student Life Position

Monday, January 9, 2017

Whittier Law Assistant Director Position

Assistant Director of Academic and Bar Support

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

Specific Duties

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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

ASP Listserv information:

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

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

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

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

U of Colorado Director of Academic Support Position

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

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

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

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

Job Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

Associate Director of Bar Services

Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs Position at Akron U

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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