Saturday, April 13, 2013

Interim Director Position at U of Dayton

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

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

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

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

Kindest regards,

Staci

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

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Law Lecturer Bar Passage Position at U of Denver

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

Term: 12 months per year, non-renewable

Work Schedule:  20 hours per week

Department Introduction:

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

Position Summary:

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

Minimum qualifications:

  *   JD or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  *    At least one year of legal experience.

  *    Demonstrated interest in teaching.

Application Process and Contact Information:

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

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

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Law Instructor Position at CUNY

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This job may include weekend and
evening duties

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

COMPENSATION

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

 

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

For position inquiries contact:

Rosa Navarra

Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment

facultyappointments@law.cuny.edu

CLOSING DATE

Review of applications to begin March
29, 2013.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Asst. Director of ASP at UC-Irvine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Assistant Dean/Director of Academic Enrichment at FIU

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

About FIU College of Law

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

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

Assistant Dean/Director of Academic Enrichment

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

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

REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2 New ASP Jobs at Western State

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Disability Resources

Western State University College of Law

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills—Academic Support

Western State University College of Law

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

Responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UDC Director of Academic Support Position

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, 2013. 

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, 2012); 3rd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2012); 5th 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 March 5, 2013 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, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 52, Room 315A, Washington, D.C. 20008.  wreuben-cooke@udc.edu.

 

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Director of Externships and Academic Success at U Arkansas - Fayetteville Position

Director of Externships and Academic Success 

The University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville is currently seeking a full-time Director of Externships and Academic Success, to begin August 15, 2013.  The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Externship and Academic Success programs. 

The School of Law has an active and growing Externship program, which currently includes the following categories of placements: Corporate Counsel, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, International, Judicial, Legislative, Other Governmental, and Public Interest.  In calendar year 2012, 118 students participated in externships.  The Director will be the primary faculty supervisor.  The Director will select and train field supervisors for each site, conduct site visits as needed, inform students of placement options; coordinate student application and registration; provide orientation, training, and on-going consultation to students; monitor student performance; and review students' written work.  The Director will also seek new externship opportunities, periodically review faculty policies and propose updates, and periodically update Program materials. 

The School of Law's Academic Success Program is in a transitional period.  It currently consists of special advising for students identified as at academic risk, a Teaching Assistant program in the first-year classes, and occasional workshop offerings.  In addition to overseeing those initiatives, the Director will develop and propose an effective Academic Success program for the School of Law.

Applicants must have completed a J.D. degree and have a minimum of three years of law practice or teaching experience. Preferred qualifications are five years of law practice or teaching experience, as well as strong teaching, organizational, and public outreach skills.  The salary range will be in the $60’s commensurate with education, background, and experience.  This is a non-tenure-track position, and will be open until filled.  To apply please send a letter of interest, current vita or resume, and contact information for three references. 

Contact: Terri Huckleberry, University of Arkansas School of Law, Waterman Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.  terri@uark.edu 479-575-6520. 

Which of the following best describes the position you wish to advertise? 

___ Position is tenure-track.

 ___May lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

 XX May lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

 ___Has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

 ___Is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

 ___Is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

 

 Will the person hired be permitted to vote in faculty meetings?

 ___  Yes

 XX   No 

 

The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range:

(A base salary does NOT include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.)  ___$30,000to $39,999

 ___$40,000 to $49,999

 ___$50,000 to $59,999

 XX $60,000 to $69,999

 ___$70,000 to $79,999

___ $80,000 to $89,999

___ $90,000 or more

___ Part-time appointment paying less than $30,000 ___ Adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

 

The person hired will teach legal writing each semester to a total number of students in the range: 

XX This is not a legal writing teaching position. 

 

What is the deadline for submitting resumes? 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but we hope to schedule interviews to take place in March, 2013. 

YES.   I certify that my institution's nondiscrimination policy is in substantial compliance with the LWI nondiscrimination policy: "The Legal Writing Institute is committed to a policy against discrimination and in favor of equal opportunity for all of its members regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity." 

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the social, ethnic, and gender diversity of our faculty and academic community. Applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

 

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Job Opportunity: U Arkansas-Fayetteville Director of Externships and ASP

Director of Externships and Academic Success

The University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville is currently seeking a full-time Director of Externships and Academic Success, to begin August 15, 2013.  The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Externship and Academic Success programs. 

The School of Law has an active and growing Externship program, which currently includes the following categories of placements: Corporate Counsel, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, International, Judicial, Legislative, Other Governmental, and Public Interest.  In calendar year 2012, 118 students participated in externships.  The Director will be the primary faculty supervisor.  The Director will select and train field supervisors for each site, conduct site visits as needed, inform students of placement options; coordinate student application and registration; provide orientation, training, and on-going consultation to students; monitor student performance; and review students= written work.  The Director will also seek new externship opportunities, periodically review faculty policies and propose updates, and periodically update Program materials.

The School of Law’s Academic Success Program is in a transitional period.  It currently consists of special advising for students identified as at academic risk, a Teaching Assistant program in the first-year classes, and occasional workshop offerings.  In addition to overseeing those initiatives, the Director will develop and propose an effective Academic Success program for the School of Law.

 Applicants must have completed a J.D. degree and have a minimum of three years of law practice or teaching experience. Preferred qualifications are five years of law practice or teaching experience, as well as strong teaching, organizational, and public outreach skills.  The salary range will be in the $60’s commensurate with education, background, and experience.  This is a non-tenure-track position, and will be open until filled.  To apply please send a letter of interest, current vita or resume, and contact information for three references.

Contact: Terri Huckleberry, University of Arkansas School of Law, Waterman Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701.         terri@uark.edu            479-575-6520 

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the social, ethnic, and gender diversity of our faculty and academic community. Applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Academic Success Director Position at University of Kentucky

Academic Success Director

University of Kentucky 

The University of Kentucky College of Law seeks an experienced professional for the position of Academic Success Director. The College of Law is a self-contained academic unit of a flagship land grant university. The College of Law is a medium-sized law school, with just over 400 full-time students and approximately 30 full-time faculty members. The College of Law is large enough to have a diverse and interesting curriculum, yet small enough to foster friendly relationships among students, faculty and administrators. 

The Academic Success Director oversees all aspects of operations of an academic success program at the College of Law. The Director plans the Academic Success Pre-Orientation Legal Reasoning Program. In addition, the director teaches regular Academic Success workshops during fall and spring semesters, including reading cases, briefing cases, study strategies, outlining, writing tips, exam strategies and practice exams. The position is also required to interact with other Academic Success professionals and contribute to academic success conversations and conferences on a national level. This position will develop and oversee an Academic Support Mentor program.

The Director will work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, faculty and registrar to identify at-risk students nearing graduation and intervene by contacting and counseling. S/he will prepare, staff and conduct bar preparation support sessions, specifically inviting at-risk students but open to all students. In addition, s/he will conduct surveys and interviews with UK COL graduates regarding the preparedness for the Kentucky Bar Exam. The Director will continue to enhance the UK COL Bar Exam support program, including monitoring bar support programs at other schools and selecting bar support activities for UK COL.

The Director will teach one section of first-year legal writing, including creating lesson plans and materials, commenting extensively on student papers, and conducting individual student conferences; hold weekly office hours during each semester; conduct student oral arguments. The Director will collaborate with a legal research liaison, a library faculty member who teaches the legal research component of the first-year Legal Research & Writing course. 

A Juris Doctorate degree is required for this position along with 4 years of paid, full-time professional level employment in education, legal writing, client relations and/or law. The qualified applicant will also possess excellent presentation, leadership, analysis, and organizational skills; and exercise good judgment along with creative solutions. Experience teaching in higher education and knowledge of adult learning theory is preferred in this role. 

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work! Apply online today for requisition #SM544612 at: www.uky.edu/hr/ukjobs. Deadline to apply: 02/20/2013. For any questions you may contact HR/Employment via phone at 859.257.9555 (option 2) or email ukjobs@email.uky.edu. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for certain positions must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. 

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Project Manager/Research Faculty Position with LSSSE at Indiana University

If you are research oriented and support the efforts of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, this might be the perfect job for you.  Although within the School of Education, the position announcement is looking for a J.D. with law school experience.  Review of applications starts today.  Check it out at: Project Manager LSSSE.

 

 

 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Asst. Dean of Student Success position at Charlotte Law

Assistant Dean position open at Charlotte School of Law

 

Charlotte School of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Dean of Student Success.  The Assistant Dean position oversees the management of Charlotte Law’s Academic Success and Bar Preparation functions.  The position carries faculty status with eligibility for long-term renewable contracts.  Visit their website (www.charlottelaw.edu) and click the “Join Our Team” link at the top of the page for official details and how to apply.

 

Professor Christopher Woodyard is currently serving in the position on an interim basis and will be happy to discuss the role/team with interested individuals.  You can email him directly at cwoodyard@charlottelaw.edu

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso

Valparaiso University Law School is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Academic Success Counselor.  Those interested may contact Bethany Lesniewski, Director of Academic Success, with any questions regarding this position, but should apply formally through the Human Resources website:  https://valpocareers.silkroad.com/.  

 

Please see below for the position description or click the link to the job posting:   https://valpo-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=45&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992273&company_id=16674&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes

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Valparaiso University Law School

 

Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Academic Success Counselor.  

 

Valparaiso University Law School is located in Northwest Indiana and is part of a residential community with excellent public schools and other resources.  It is approximately ten miles from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as well as one hour from downtown Chicago.

 

The law school is an integral part of Valparaiso University, a Lutheran affiliated institution founded in 1859 and known for its outstanding liberal arts education and professional programs.  For more information about Valparaiso University Law School, see http://www.valpo.edu/law.

 

Valparaiso University Law School is looking for an Academic Success Counselor.  The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, teaching academic study skills to currently enrolled Valparaiso University law students, counseling students on academic and bar exam success skills and attorney licensing requirements, and advising graduates studying for the bar examination.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists in counseling and advising new students, students on academic probation, students "at risk", and any other student seeking to improve academic performance and/or other academic issues including course scheduling social influences, etc.
  • Prepares and presents academic success workshops for 1L students during the fall and spring semesters. Assists in planning and executing new student orientation.
  • Develops lesson plans and teaches the Legal Method course for 1L students on academic probation.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Academic Success, directs the Dean's Fellow's program. Recruits, trains, and supervises the Dean's fellows. Evaluates the success of the program through student evaluations and other means.
  • Assists students in reviewing answers to practice exams and provides advice regarding exam strategy, including bar exam essays and strategies.
  • Tracks the academic progress of "at risk" students on academic probation. Assists the Director in maintaining the Academic Success website.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by the Director of Academic Success.

 

Please upload cover letter, resume and professional references when applying for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to:

Bethany Lesniewski, Director of Academic Success

School of Law
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN  46383

Employment will require a background check.

 

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

Required Experience

Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school with a strong academic record is required.
  • Have at least one (1) year of academic experience in either law school teaching, counseling, or bar exam tutoring is preferred.
  • Must be a member of a state bar who has successfully completed a bar examination.
  • Strong academic and professional qualifications, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, law school affiliates and guests.
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Ability to handle and keep confidential a variety of different student questions and concerns.

Job Location

Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

 

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Director Position at UNH

University of New Hampshire School of Law

Director of Academic Success

The University of New Hampshire School of Law, located in Concord, New Hampshire, seeks a Director of Academic Success.

Working collaboratively with the law school community, the Director will focus the Academic Success program on the skills critical to being a lawyer, succeeding in law school, and passing the bar exam. These skills include the analytical ability to understand and organize the law, apply it to facts, make arguments where appropriate, and communicate effectively. In addition, the program will also address non-analytical skills such as time and stress management, motivation, responsibility, self-direction, among others, necessary for students to succeed in law practice, law school and on the bar exam. The Director will effectively design and prioritize academic success efforts to maximize student performance in these areas. A complete job description, with required education, experience, skills and characteristics is available at: http://law.unh.edu/about/employment.

UNH Law, an affiliated school of the University of New Hampshire, is internationally renowned for its intellectual property program. The school’s unique Daniel Webster Scholar Honors program is a pioneer in practice-based education. The Social Justice Institute offers a wide range of clinics, externships and practice-based curricular opportunities. Concord, the capitol of New Hampshire, is home to the state’s legislature, state offices and local, state and federal courts. Just over an hour’s drive from Boston, Massachusetts, the ocean, and the majestic White Mountains, Concord offers good schools, high quality of life, and a variety of affordable housing options. Salary for the position will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Professor Margaret Sova McCabe, Chair of the Academic Success Director National Search Committee, via e-mail to Lorraine.Albanese@law.unh.edu. Submissions are due by February 11, 2013.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Position at LSU

Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation

The LSU Law Center is a top 100 ranked law school located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school draws its students from Louisiana and throughout the United States and has a strong tradition of academic excellence dating from its founding more than a century ago. LSU Law is the only law school in the United States at which all graduates receive a dual degree that reflects the mixed civil and common law tradition of Louisiana and the preparation of LSU Law students for practice or service in the global, national, and state arenas.

The Director will support the mission and vision of the law school by monitoring student learning outcomes, academic performance, and academic success activities; working with students individually and in group settings to teach and enhance the analytical, writing, and other academic and related skills necessary for law-school and professional success; managing all bar preparation and evaluation activities; and participating in other activities related to student success and retention. The Director will have the opportunity to play a major role in designing, developing, implementing, and managing an academic success and bar preparation program reflecting the best practices in the field. In so doing, he or she will be expected to rely on both innovative and established practices in academic success. The Director will be expected to both work collaboratively with the faculty and administration of the Law Center and exercise initiative and judgment in the creation of new programming, drawing on both past experience and careful analysis of the Law School’s particular needs. Specifically, the Director will be charged with:

  • Designing, developing, implementing, and conducting 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;
  • Identifying students for possible inclusion in the Law Center’s academic success programs and communicating with students who could benefit from academic success services; tracking and evaluating the academic progress of those students being served; and evaluating and prioritizing student requests and referrals for tutoring;
  • Providing individual and small-group educational counseling and tutoring to students in need of academic support, including assisting students with basic writing and analytical skills through regular written diagnostic and corrective feedback;
  • Working in coordination with the faculty and administration to design, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and improve the academic success program;
  • Coordinating and supervising an effective, high-quality peer tutoring or student teaching fellow program, including designing appropriate student-led sessions and recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating the participating upper class students;
  • Designing and coordinating a program of academic advising for all students, including counseling on academic policies, upper class course selection, the intersection of academic and career planning, and related personal and academic development issues;
  • Assisting in the collection and evaluation of data to help assess the effectiveness of the academic success program; reporting on all programs and services; and critically evaluating all available programs and initiatives to assist in determining which should be continued or expanded and which should be discontinued or modified;
  • Assisting in developing and overseeing a budget for academic success and success programs;
  • Participating in the greater academic success professional community in order to stay apprised of best practices through regular attendance at conferences, participation in relevant listservs and blogs, and study of relevant books and other resources;
  • Assisting in implementing and teaching programs of academic success related to bar-exam preparation;
  • Analyzing bar exam results and providing regular reports concerning results;
  • Providing bar-related information to faculty members regarding topics tested and recent bar exam questions in the faculty member’s area of teaching; and
  • Other duties related to academic support, success, retention and bar preparation as assigned by the Chancellor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of academic success in legal education and have the requisite knowledge to design and implement legal academic success and bar preparation programs. The successful candidate will –

  • Be able to work with multiple, diverse constituencies, including students, faculty and administration;
  • Have superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as either demonstrated or potential teaching skills;
  • Have the ability to encourage self-improvement by students from diverse backgrounds by counseling and critiquing in a professional, rigorous, respectful, and supportive environment;
  • Think imaginatively, critically, and collaboratively about how to improve and measure law student academic development;
  • Have an understanding of and strong interest in developments in legal pedagogy in order to assist in designing, implementing, and managing programs that will promote law student academic development;
  • Have a strong commitment to student confidentiality and privacy;
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail;
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and related deadlines; and
  • Have a commitment to maintaining and enhancing the academic strength and cultural diversity of the Law Center community

Required:

  • A strong academic record that demonstrates potential for leading a successful law school academic support and success program;
  • A J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA-approved law school, with admission to a state bar in the United States;
  • Substantial relevant legal experience, with a focus on legal analysis and writing (including a combination of public or private law practice, judicial clerkship, teaching or academic success delivery experience in an ABA-approved law school, or providing writing instruction in a law firm or an ABA-approved law school); and
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal education (which may include experience in teaching legal writing and analysis, academic success, other law school teaching or law school administration).

Preferred:

  • Experience in an ABA-approved law school’s academic success program; and
  • Additional experience or an advanced degree in psychology, counseling or secondary or post-secondary education.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and three references to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu (position number 027846). The Law Center will begin reviewing applications on December 18, 2012, and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Lee Ann Lockridge at leeann.lockridge@law.lsu.edu or 225-578-8689.

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Academic Success/Bar Prep Position at Wayne State

Wayne State University School of Law is looking for a Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation.  The link to the job ad can be found below (Academic Advisor II Dean's Office School of Law).

Wayne State University Law School

Posting 039085

Applications are online through the university employment website.

https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=476116  

The Academic Advisor II is committed to student achievement and will be primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support Wayne Law's goals of improving students' academic success and success on the bar examination.

Coordinate Bar Preparation Program

* Develop a comprehensive array of bar preparation services for J.D. students at Wayne Law

 * Teach (or co-teach) a series of bar examination workshops for third-year students

 * Counsel students who are preparing to sit for the bar examination and help them develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam

 * Provide analysis and feedback to help students improve their examination writing and test-taking skills

 * Provide individual counseling and review essays etc. for repeat bar takers

 * Develop and run programming related to the bar application process and the bar examination, with an emphasis on Michigan and the Multistate Bar Examination  Coordinate Academic Success Program

 * Design and implement an academic success and support program, including individualized assistance, with an emphasis on developing skills that will assist law students in improving academic performance

 * Coordinate and conduct ASP workshops for first-year students on topics such as time management, effective note-taking, outlining and examination preparation

 * Conduct group and individual counseling sessions, and develop individualized remediation and referral programs for law students at all levels who are in need of academic support, including students on probation

 * Provide learning assessments to address basic grammar and (non-legal) standard English writing skills, conduct appropriate workshops and/or provide referrals to appropriate resources to support fundamental writing skills, all in support of the Practice Skills curriculum being taught by the legal writing faculty as well as other courses taught by various faculty

 * Develop a student academic mentor program and provide training, facilitation and supervision for the student mentors

 * Gather, compile, and report statistical data regarding student participation in, and impact on student performance of, the various ASP offerings

 * Serve on Wayne Law and University committees, as assigned

 * Undertake other duties related to academic support, success, retention and bar preparation as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students  

Unique Duties / Qualifications

  * J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be admitted to the practice of law in at least one jurisdiction and possess strong academic credentials

 * Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse Wayne Law community, including students served by the ASP, faculty members and Wayne Law administration

 * Must be able to work independently in a highly organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, fast-paced environment  

Preferred Qualifications

* At least three years' experience working in a law school, teaching legal writing or other classroom teaching, or in academic assistance or academic counseling

* A law school GPA of 3.0 or higher

* Ability to manage a variety of projects while ensuring appropriate tracking, quality control, follow-up and multiple deadlines are met

* Strong organizational and time-management skills

* Availability to work at evening and weekend ASP programs, as required

* Experience with diverse student populations: ethnic, gender, age, economic level, etc.

* Ability to work effectively with students of varying levels of academic preparedness  

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Associate Dean of Student Services Position in Hawaii

Associate Dean of Student Services at the William S. Richardson School of Law

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Associate Dean of Student Services provides leadership and manages all major matters involving student services at the Law School including, but not limited to, student advising and counseling, professional development/career services, student records, registration, and issues of student conduct and safety. The Associate Dean is a member of the senior management team, provides a direct link between students and the faculty and administration, collaborates closely with admissions and financial aid staff, and has possible teaching opportunities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree.
  2. Strong counseling skills.
  3. Progressively responsible administrative experience in a law school or other professional school involving student services administration, or equivalent.
  4. Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of higher education program administration.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Extensive relevant experience, preferably at least six years in an academic setting or with academic programs.
  2. Knowledge of personal computers and job related software programs.
  3. Knowledge of the legal profession and professional school accreditation.
  4. Knowledge of law school administration.
  5. Indicia of potential for leadership and creativity in legal education.
  6. Bar passage.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least three professional references and résumé.

Electronic submissions to: James Pietsch, Professor of Law jpietsch@hawaii.edu preferred. 

Address:  William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: James Pietsch; 808-956-6785; jpietsch@hawaii.edu
See http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/Jobs/NAdvert/15542/1751232/1/postdate/desc

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Monday, October 15, 2012

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF LAW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

The University of Texas School of Law invites applicants for the position of Assistant Dean For Student Affairs.  The Assistant Dean is responsible for supervising the administrative office that oversees the academic experience of students at UT Law School.  Specific functions of the Student Affairs Office include administering University and Law School rules and regulations, maintaining student records, implementing a course registration process, and advising students on course selection and other academic matters.   The Assistant Dean is responsible for supervising the student discipline process of the University, implementing accommodations for disabilities, managing all law student organizations, facilitating students applications to state bar authorities, and producing the UT Law Graduation, also known as the Sunflower Ceremony.  The position requires a highly motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal skills for working with students, faculty, and administrators.  The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs must be involved in maintaining high standards in student life and academic counseling.  There is a strong preference for candidates with a J.D. and five years of experience working in higher education with student programs.

More information is available at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/121005010351

UT Law School has long been recognized as one of the top institutions for legal education in the United States.  Approximately, seventy-five tenured and tenure track faculty and thirty clinical faculty teach over 1200 students in the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws programs each year.  In terms of both scholarly distinction and success in the classroom, UT Law School has long had one of the most outstanding faculties in the nation.  Over 23,000 living graduates are involved in industry, business, government service, elective office, judicial office, and the practice of law throughout the United States and the world.  For more information about UT Law School, please visit www.utexas.edu/law   

Austin, Texas is a vibrant community within Central Texas.  Home to the State Capital, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Museum, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and four Fortune 500 Corporations, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United States with over 800,000 residents.  Austin often is mentioned in discussions of this country’s most livable cities because of its diverse culture and its rolling hills that are surrounded by lakes. 

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

U Mass Assistant/Associate/Professor - Director of Academic Success Position

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW-DARTMOUTH 

Assistant/Associate/Professor

Director of Academic Success Position 

The law school seeks a tenured or tenure track faculty member who will be the Director of Academic Success and teach one required non-academic support course each year.  Doctrinal needs include Contracts, Property, and Civil Procedure.  In addition, the Director of Academic Success will supervise academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services, from a pre-law preparation program, through a robust law school support program, culminating in a bar prep support program for graduates.  It will be expected that this faculty member will regularly work during the summer months. 

UMass School of Law - Dartmouth’s mission centers on public service and the school is committed to the principles of Best Practices. The School seeks to prepare students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner while serving the community.  The School offers a robust legal education program which includes traditional courses as well as clinical programs, both in-house and off campus, and a field placement program utilizing experienced practitioners.   Students are required to take 6 practice-oriented courses and to provide 30 hours of pro bono legal assistance to graduate. 

The successful candidate must have teaching experience and have practiced law in either the private or public arena, will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching bar exam support programs, will have experience working with non-traditional students and students from communities underrepresented in the profession, and should demonstrate abilities in institutional research, assessment and outcomes reporting.  Candidates must possess a J.D., must be a member in good standing of a state’s bar, must demonstrate a record of outstanding achievement in a law practice and/or law teaching , and must demonstrate a potential for excellence as a teacher and scholar.  Applicants with a background in education, public interest/government practice experience or community-based small firm practice are encouraged to apply. 

UMass School of Law - Dartmouth is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, administration and student body and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community. 

The Faculty Appointments Committee will be attending the AALS Recruitment Conference in Washington, DC, October 11-13, 2012.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and a current resume to Professor Frances Howell Rudko, Faculty Appointments Committee, (frudko@umassd.edu), University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts  02747.  Local candidates who cannot attend the AALS Conference can be scheduled for on campus screening interviews following the Conference.  Please indicate your preference in your letter of application. 

The University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth is an EEO-AA Employer.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on all potential employees.

See full job description at http://www.umassd.edu/hr/.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

University of Arkansas Little Rock Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Position

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK

 WILLIAM H. BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW

 ASSISTANT DEAN FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS 

The UALR Bowen School of Law is seeking an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. The Assistant Dean is in charge of all aspects of the law school academic counseling, academic success, and bar passage programs. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This is a twelve-month renewable position and the start date is negotiable. 

Candidates should have a J.D. from an accredited law school. Administrative experience, teaching experience, academic counseling, and an educational background are helpful. The successful candidate will be outgoing, will be able to work with diverse groups of people, and will have excellent teaching, writing and verbal skills. 

The UALR Bowen School of Law, established in 1975, has approximately 440 full and part-time students and boasts innovative academic partnerships with UAMS, the Clinton School for Public Service, and the Boozman College of Public Health.  The school’s alumni include federal and state judges, elected officials, business leaders, corporate counsel, partners of major law firms, and dedicated public servants.  The school, located next to MacArthur Park, enjoys strong support from its students, alumni, and the legal community. 

To apply, submit a letter of application (reference R97577), resume and references to:  Patti Bell, Administrative Projects Coordinator, Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.  Electronic submissions are preferred; e-mail plbell@ualr.edu with R97577 in the subject line or fax to 501.324.9433. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information visit http://ualr.edu or http://www.law.ualr.edu.

 

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.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and person 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.

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