Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support Position at Loyola Chicago

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a clinical faculty position, Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support. Loyola is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. The Writing and Academic Support Programs are vital parts of the School of Law's curriculum and mission. 

The Associate Director will assist in administering both the School of Law's Writing Program and Academic Support Program. The Writing Program includes a required three-semester curriculum, and advanced writing electives. The courses are skills-based and the staff is entirely comprised of experienced practitioners who serve as adjunct professors. The Academic Support Program includes an academic tutor program open to all first-year students and staffed by student tutors, an Academic Enhancement Program for targeted students, and upper-division electives focused on bar exam skills. 

Key responsibilities include assisting the Director in: 

- Administering and growing the existing Academic Support Program.

- Teaching an exam skills program for targeted first-year students.

-Training and supervising student tutors in the Academic Support Program.

-Designing and developing bar exam preparation resources for students, including workshops, courses, and online resources.

- Administering the curriculum for the required writing courses, including syllabi, problem files, lesson plans, and other course materials.

- Coordinating courses electives and programming in both the Writing and Academic Support Programs, including Advanced Writing for Legal Practice and Bar Exam Writing Skills courses.

- Training and supporting adjunct faculty and training and supervising student tutors in the Writing Program.

- Providing individual counseling to students.

- Collecting and assessing data relating to the administration of both the Writing and Academic Support Programs.   

Minimum Education or Experience  Qualified applicants will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, relevant experience including previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a strong commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support is a plus.    Applications can be submitted at the Loyola University Chicago Human Resources website: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56751 and are requested by February 28, 2014.

 

LWI Disclosure:

 

Legal Research & Writing Faculty Teaching Position

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for the Dircon and LRWPROF-L Listservs 

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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. 

Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable

              term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                               

 

2.  The professor hired:

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

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

Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights:

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                              

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

__x_ $90,000 - $99,999

__x_ $80,000 - $89,999

___ $70,000 - $79,999

___ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

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

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Additional information about base salary or other compensation:                              

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                             

4.  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

     __   b.   31 - 35

     __   c.   36 - 40

     __   d.   41 - 45

     __   e.   46 - 50

     __   f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     __   h.   more than 60 

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

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                             

 Note:  The Association of Legal Writing Directors requires and the Legal Writing Institute recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings of teaching opportunities for legal research & writing professors sent to subscribers of the DIRCON and LRWPROF-L  listservs.  This form is not required for notices of academic support positions, for notices for writing specialists, or for other academic teaching opportunities, unless those positions require the teacher to teach courses required of a legal research & writing professor at the law school (however, we strongly encourage the optional use of the form for such appointments).  A subscriber’s failure to comply with these requirements on DIRCON may result in the loss of subscriber privileges.

 

January 28, 2014 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Announcement of a New Position: Assistant Dean & Director of Bar Admissions Programs

Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs

Western New England University School of Law is seeking candidates to become our Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs.  This is a full time, year round position.  The Director will design, administer, and oversee the Law School’s bar examination preparation efforts and activities, including, as appropriate, teaching classes (for-credit and/or non-credit), counseling and tutoring students on an individual and group basis, and developing/implementing/monitoring programs and services.

The Director will work with law students to help them prepare for success on the bar examination; will design and implement an effective bar passage program, including strategies to assist all students, particularly students whose academic indicia are predictive of challenges in passing the bar; will track the academic progress of students, particularly at-risk students, to insure that students are receiving necessary bar passage services; will track students’ bar examination results to focus better the Law School’s efforts and to satisfy accreditation reporting; will teach a supplemental bar review program or for-credit course or courses; will oversee the bar pass course taught by an outside contractor; will coordinate interactions with the State Board of Bar Examiners in various states and with commercial bar exam providers; will develop programs and services to encourage awareness of bar exam and bar admissions requirements; and will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning, the Director of Academic Support, the Academic Support and Bar Pass Committee and other members of the faculty and staff to help students achieve success on their bar exams.    

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a J.D. degree from an A.B.A. approved law school, admission to at least one state bar, and experience in teaching in and administering bar exam preparation programs and courses. 

Application Process:  Nominations and applications should be received by February 1, 2014, although nominations and applications may be accepted until the position is filled.  All applications should include a letter of interest and résumé, together with the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.  Applications should be addressed to Joanne Ollson, Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources at the Career Center, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic resumes may be sent to Donna Martin at donna.martin@wne.edu.  Although not mandatory, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit materials electronically in MS Word format.

Western New England University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Applications from, and nominations of, women and minority group members are strongly encouraged.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pitt Law ASP

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (“ASP”), to begin in February 2014. The School of Law is committed to student achievement, and the Director will be primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support the School of Law’s goals of improving students’ law school academic success and success on the bar exam.
 
Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a higher education setting in the areas of academic assistance or academic counseling or will have equivalent administrative, teaching, or practice experience. The ideal candidate will also have direct experience in preparing students for success on the bar exam, with an emphasis on substantial knowledge and experience regarding the Pennsylvania bar exam. The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within a diverse law school community, including students served by the ASP, faculty members, and the School of Law’s administration. The Director will report directly to the Dean of the School of Law.
 
This position is responsible for working with faculty and professional staff to design and implement an Academic Support Program at the School of Law.

https://www.pittsource.com/postings/77386

 

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Director of Bar Success Services at UALR

Title

Position Type

Non Classified

Employee Class Code

NF

AR State Title

Research Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number

FNC00175

UALR Functional Title

Director of Bar Success Services / R97250

Position Number

R97250

Department

Dean-School of Law

Position Summary

The Director of Bar Success Services/Institute for Law Teaching and
Learning Fellow (the “Director”) is responsible for all aspects of the Law
School’s bar passage program. The Director also provides writing and
secondary academic support services to law students.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

      
  • Design, plan, schedule, and teach bar pass program that runs concurrent with students’ bar study (“concurrent bar pass program”).
  •   
  • Advertise and otherwise promote concurrent bar pass program to current UALR Bowen students, particularly those students about to graduate.
  •   
  • Solicit, on an individual basis,those students at risk of failing the bar and
    recruiting same to participate in the concurrent bar pass program.
  •   
  • Coordinate solicitation efforts regarding at-risk bar takers with faculty.
  •   
  • Publicize and coordinate Essay Advantage program and grade essays.
  •   
  • Work individually with bar takers who request private assistance.
  •   
  • Maintain contact with all bar takers to provide support, encouragement and assistance.
  •   
  • Work with IT staff to develop and maintain website for UALR Bowen bar takers.
  •   
  • Provide writing assistance to students identified as needing writing help for 10 – 15 hours per week as the law school’s Writing Advisor.
  •   
  • Assist with training and oversight of structured study group leaders and with assessment of program.
  •   
  • Assist with assessment and assistance to students on academic probation.
  •   
  • As a Fellow of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, contribute to Institute conferences at UALR Bowen Law School and other Institute activities,
    contribute Institute “Ideas of the Month” and “Articles of the Month”
    according to established rotation.
  •   
  • Author a law review article addressing an issue relating to academic support or law teaching and learning more generally.
  •   
  • Present at one or more academic support conferences.
  •   
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      
  • A working knowledge of the legal profession.
  •   
  • Superior writing skills.
  •   
  • Excellent organizational, teaching, interpersonal, communication, and counseling
    skills.
  •   
  • Ability to communicate excellently using multiple methods.
  •   
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students.
  •   
  • Potential for excellence as a teacher.
  •   
  • Integrity, honesty, and receptiveness to feedback.

Required Education and/or Experience

A J.D. is required. A license to practice law (active or inactive status) is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Teaching experience or a background in the field of education is preferred.

Background Check Requirements

00
  - Criminal Only

Start Date

01/02/2014

Additional Qualifications

License(s)/Certifications

 

Physical Demands

Light
  Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing
  (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally,
  Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Occasionally,
  Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for long periods of
  time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability
  to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential,
  Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate Distances;
  Occasionally, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling:
  Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25
  lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25
  lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for
  long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential,
  Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close
  vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate
  Distances; Occasionally

Work Conditions

Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A
  criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify
  an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the
  position. Background check information will be used in a confidential,
  non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity,
  affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities,
  women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all
  applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of
  legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date

10/30/2013

Close Date

11/30/2013

Open Until Filled

No

Special Instructions to Applicants

 

 

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Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage Position at UDC

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 and Bar Passage.  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, 2014.

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 and bar passage 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, 2012); 2rd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2012); 1st  most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2012); 4th best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2012); and Top 20 most innovative law school (PreLaw Magazine, 2012). UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.

The salary range for Associate Professor is $92,000 to $138,000. The salary range for Assistant Professor is $73,533 to $110,300.

Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by November 1, 2014 for complete consideration. Interested candidates must apply to the UDC Office of Human Resources.  The web address is http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhaslr9.   Applicants should also 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

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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.

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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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