Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

UNLV Position

Assistant Professor in Residence, Director of the Academic Success Program [17020]

Las Vegas, NV
Faculty - Law and Legal Studies
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Announcement Number:

The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor in Residence, Director of the Academic Success Program, Search Number 17020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

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

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on October 1, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Associate Dean Frank D. Durand, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or


Application Information

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

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Three Positions at Mitchell Hamline

Title: Dean, Academic Excellence

Status: Faculty Position

The Dean of Academic Excellence will work closely with the President and Dean, Associate Deans, Dean of Students, and faculty to provide a vision for and build a premier academic support program that reaches students in all four of its programs. The Dean of Academic Excellence will be responsible for all aspects of the Academic Excellence Program, which currently includes pre-orientation programming, skills workshops, student-led study groups, credit-bearing classes, bar preparation, and individual tutoring. The Dean of Academic Excellence will have primary responsibility for managing the budget of the Academic Excellence program and will inspire and manage a growing staff. He or she will also be responsible for analyzing bar pass data and for evaluating empirically the success of various bar initiatives. The successful applicant will have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. The applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, and a proven ability to work collaborative with students, faculty, and staff to promote the academic achievement of every student.

Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; record of academic and extracurricular success in law school; minimum of 5 years of teaching or law practice experience; ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law students’ academic development and to design and implement programs to promote that development; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and administrators, including students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law schools; ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet firm deadlines; ability and initiative to forge partnerships with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the surrounding legal community; experience with online education; knowledge of and interest in recent changes in legal pedagogy and the legal profession; ability to understand and work with data to effectively evaluate the school’s programming. Prior teaching experience in an academic success or legal writing or prior leadership experience in an academic setting is preferred.

To apply please send cover letter and resume, salary requirements and three professional references by e-mail to; by fax to 651-290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Priority will be given to applications received by September 16, 2016.


Title: Assistant Directors of Academic Excellence

Status: Two (2) Full Time positions

The Assistant Directors of Academic Excellence will be responsible for developing and teaching courses in the Academic Excellence Program that build analytical skills and prepare students to pass the bar examination. These duties may include teaching courses in the on-campus programs and assisting in the development and implementation of online academic excellence programming to reach students in the school’s Hybrid online and other part-time programs. The successful candidate will have a track record of inspiring success with academically at-risk students, proven ability to work collaboratively with others, and a commitment to providing outstanding services in a challenging atmosphere.

Qualifications: JD from an ABA-accredited law school; record of academic and extracurricular success in law school; minimum of 3 years of law practice or other relevant experience; ability to implement programs to promote development of every student; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and administrators, including students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law schools; ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines successfully. Prior teaching experience in academic support or legal writing and previous experience in providing instruction in an online format preferred.

To apply please send cover letter and resume, salary requirements and three professional references by e-mail to; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage at Washburn

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for the faculty position as Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage. The position may be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interest. The commencement date for the position is the 2017-18 academic year.   The Director will design a comprehensive academic support program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes.

The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol.  Recently, the Topeka and Shawnee County Library was named the 2016 Library of the Year, the highest honor for libraries in the U.S. and Canada.  Topeka has previously been named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger’s magazine.  Topeka features affordable housing and beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks.  It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education historical site.

Washburn Law School is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school; a distinguished academic record; record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly production; and a strong commitment to academic support.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Interested candidates should send a resume, listing three references, and a cover letter.  Contact: Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621.  E-mail:

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Director Position at South Dakota

Position Description – Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Title: Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Job Description: The University of South Dakota School of Law anticipates an opening for a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. This is a new position at the law school, and will be a twelve-month appointment. The Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications, and will report directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  A successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and implement academic support programming for first and second year students, particularly at-risk students; (2) develop and implement bar exam preparation programming for third year students; (3) work in collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collect and evaluate data related to academic success and bar passage rates; (5) draft reports, as necessary, regarding student performance analyses; (6) counsel students regarding academic performance; (7) advise and assist students in the bar application process; (8) provide assistance for repeat bar-examinees; and (9) perform other duties as assigned.

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

Preferred Qualifications: (1) The ideal candidate would have at least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. This is a highly-preferred qualification. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is preferred. (3) One year experience in the private or governmental practice of law is preferred.

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

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references.  Inquiries about the position or the use of the website may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email; or telephone 605-677-5393.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

ASP and Bar Prep Position at Touro

Touro College

Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Job Posting

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. 

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join our Academic Development Department. The ideal candidate will have experience with both bar preparation and academic support.


The Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs is a full-time, staff-level position that assists the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs in all aspects of Touro’s Academic Development programs including: working with students on an individual basis; coordinating and providing skills training workshops; developing appropriate student learning materials; maintaining records associated with bar tutoring and counseling programs, coordinating and teaching in Touro’s bar-preparation programs; and implementing new services relevant to enhancing our law students’ academic experience.  Evening availability necessary; some weekend work.


  •  Counseling and working with students individually, regarding academic support and study skills;
  • Developing, implementing, and teaching academic success workshops and other programs for 1L student and 2L students;
  • Sharing in the creation, maintenance, and distribution of teaching materials in conjunction with the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs;
    ● Assisting in implementing and teaching in programs related to bar exam preparation;
    ● One-on-one tutoring in Touro’s bar prep programs;
  • Providing support for graduates during the bar review periods as they prepare for the bar exam;
  • Assisting with the collection and analysis of data related to bar exam outcomes and bar exam materials;
  • Maintaining records associated with bar preparation and counseling programs; and
  • Other duties related to academic support, success, retention, and bar preparation as assigned by the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs.


Education, Preparation, and Training

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school.  Admission to the bar in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. At least one year of experience teaching academic support or bar preparation in a classroom setting, whether at the college or law school level, is required.  Evening and some weekend work is required. 


  • Excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to academic support
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills are essential

Physical Demands

  • Sitting for long periods of time

Computer Skills

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office


  • N/A


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Application Procedure

Please send a cover letter and your resume to:  The subject line of your email should read:  Assistant Director for Academic Development and Bar Programs. 

Application Deadline:  August 22, 2016 with rolling application review

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 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 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, August 2, 2016

Critical Skills Program Instructor at Nova Southeastern

Critical Skills Instructor - Nova Southeastern University

Job Title Critical Skills Instructor
Position Number 995033
Center Shepard Broad College of Law
Location Main Campus, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Job Open Date 07212016
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Job Category Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience
Pay Basis Annually
Subject to Grant Funding?: No
Job Grade/level: 87
Type of Shift NonFaculty
Full time
Benefits Eligible Reg FT w/Benefits

Primary Purpose:
Provide academic support, implement instructional programs, and supervise the parttime (adjunct) instructors of the Critical Skills Program, under the guidance and approval of the Associate Dean.
1. The first priority of all members of the College of Law is to serve our clients, the applicants, students, and alumni. Therefore, Instructors will
not be limited by this job description but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by supervisor(s). Instructors will be readily available,
visible, and accessible to students and other constituents of the College of Law. Primary responsibilities will be teaching and providing academic
support to the students.
2. Teaches courses assigned through the academic support program.
3. Regularly assists with designing and presenting the various workshops and instructional segments for the program on preparing for
and succeeding in law school.
4. Supervises parttime (adjunct) instructors when needed.
5. Directs and facilitates additional small group and individualized instruction by parttime
(adjunct) instructors with students in the program.
6. Monitors attendance and participates in academic support sessions on an ongoing basis to maintain the quality of the program.
7. Meets regularly with the Associate Dean and coordinates faculty assistance for skills workshops. Identifies and collaborates with faculty
interested in assessing, improving and critiquing student skills development.

Essential Job Functions:
8. Interacts with students informally and formally on a regular basis to collect helpful feedback from students.
9. Coordinates with Student Affairs to monitor and assist students with academic difficulties.
10. Communicates with the program's personnel to receive information about students who require personal counseling and advice about
attending and benefiting from the program.
11. Coordinates and creates structures for the integration of law school and communitywide
resources to facilitate the delivery and development of the bar examination initiative across the curriculum.
12. Conducts, publicizes and coordinates all Skills Workshops.
13. Maintains and updates links to the exam bank website and the online learning support center website on an ongoing basis. Coordinates
and establishes teaching support platform online using internet resources including newsgroups.
14. Oversees materials on reserve in the onsite library for use by law students and parttime
instructors, including academic and bar review materials, articles on academic support programs, law teaching, bar
examinations, legal education advances, and related topics.
15. Conducts research in appropriate, related areas.
16. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures, county, state and federal regulations, and accreditation requirements.
17. At certain times during the academic year, this position demands some work on evenings and weekends. Evening hours will be expected
to accommodate the evening program students.
18. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Critical Skills Programs.

Marginal Job Functions:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Adequate knowledge of and familiarity with the content and academic requirements of firstyear
law school courses and law related skills to respond to the academic needs of firstyear law students.
2. Excellent research and internet skills.
3. Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written.
4. A history evidencing high selfmotivation, a capacity and willingness to work hard, and strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
5. Proficiency in Word.

Job Description
Job Requirements
Required Certifications/Licensures:
Required Education Juris Doctorate
Major (if required):
Required Experience: Two (2) years' experience in the practice of law, or the equivalent experience, is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bar membership and experience in the areas of study skills, reading or expository writing.
2. Previous successful work experience in an academic environment.
Is this a safety sensitive position (are applicants potentially subject to drug testing)?
Does this position require a criminal background screening? No
Sensitivity Disclaimer
Quick Link:

If you have questions, please email the Human Resources department at or call (954)262HR4U

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Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services Stetson

Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW may seek to fill a faculty position for Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services beginning in fall 2017.

Our main campus is located in Gulfport, Florida, in the Tampa Bay area, the nation’s nineteenth largest metro area.  Stetson was established in 1900 and is Florida’s oldest law school.  Stetson has earned a national reputation for its advocacy, elder law, legal writing, and higher education programs, and has Centers for Excellence in Advocacy, Elder Law, Higher Education Law and Policy, and International Law. We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at to learn more about our school, our community and our programs.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in serving as the Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services to prepare students to thrive in law school and pass the bar exam on their first attempt. Responsibilities will include leading the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Programs, coordinating instruction for workshops and bar-related courses, and mentoring and counseling individual students. Stetson encourages applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching.

The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin reviewing applications on or around August 15, 2016. Candidates will be interviewed during the AALS 2016 Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C., although some interviews may take place at other times and locations.

Contact: Applicants should send a cover letter indicating their interest, a current CV, and at least three professional references to Professor Candace M. Zierdt at or by standard mail to Professor Zierdt at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.


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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Assistant Director Position at California Western

Academic Achievement

Position: Assistant Director of Academic Support

California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support.

Summary Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Support provides academic support to law students, particularly those at academic risk. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for supervising the tutoring program, presenting skills workshops, and working with first-year students who are facing academic difficulty. The Assistant Director teaches the Academic Achievement Workshop for second-year students and assists alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.

About the School: California Western School of Law is a not-for-profit, independent law school located in downtown San Diego, with approximately 800 students. San Diego’s oldest law school, CWSL was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1962 and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1967. In addition to its strong JD and LLM programs, California Western offers dual and joint degrees with UC San Diego and San Diego State University and administers numerous clinical programs including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, and several programs focused on improving the rule of law in Latin America.

Qualifications: Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of California Bar exam; at least one year of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required. Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring; experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment; and knowledge of California Civil Procedure preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidates must be self-starters, able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks of varying complexity and urgency in a timely and efficient manner. This individual will be joining a great Academic Achievement team that consistently collaborates and reinforces each other’s efforts in furtherance of a truly supportive learning community for our students. The individual must have a firm commitment to provide exemplary services in a demanding and challenging environment, while understanding processes and compliance requirements necessary to execute academic success programming. Demonstrating good judgement is key. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to speak effectively to groups. The individual must have poise, tactfulness, diplomacy and professionalism when dealing with staff, faculty, students and outside constituents. The candidate must also demonstrate a passion for working with students – particularly those who struggle academically – and have a track record of developing robust relationships with students.
Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The institution offers competitive benefits, including 403(b) and flexible spending plans.

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: Human Resources at by August 1, 2016. The search will continue until the position is filled. Start Date: Ideally September 2016 to facilitate transition into the fall trimester and prior to the kick-off of student tutor programming. The institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The institution provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Director of Diversity Position at Northwestern

Here is the link to apply:

Here is the job description:

Job Summary:

The Director of 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, conflict management, budgeting, student counseling, relationship building, and external networking as outlined in the duties described below.

Please noteThe Director of Diversity, Education, & Outreach must be willing to travel and when necessary, work a flexible schedule (night and weekend events are sometimes necessary).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works with school deans, faculty, staff, and other administrative offices to plan strategies, develop programs, and implement new activities that foster and support diversity and inclusion in 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. Advises the Dean and faculty on diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Leads 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. Oversees 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. Serves as an ombuds for students when necessary. Provides guidance and support to 12+ student groups who serve diverse students or whose mission involves diversity.
  • Collaborates 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.
  • Takes 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. Represents Dean of Student Services in circumstances as needed.
  • Builds external networks to promote diversity goals of law school. Represents the school at the local, state, and national levels on all matters related to diversity affairs.
  • Fosters the development of a vibrant community of diverse scholars through work with diverse alumni, faculty, and current students. Ensures diversity goals and initiatives are integrated in the Law School community, including marketing efforts, recruitment, and other strategic objectives and matters.
  • Develops financial aid resources (including scholarships) and employment opportunities for diverse students through coordination with a range of private and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Plans and manages Diversity Education and Outreach budget; coordinate and consult in planning and management of Student Affairs' budget.  Reviews and approves expenditures charged to and revenues applied to Diversity Education and Outreach and assigned student groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a JD degree.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of legal or comparable experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, alumni, staff, legal professionals, and the general public. 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others in difficult conversations and manage conflict.
  • 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.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Highly organized.
  • Experienced advocate.
  • Proven conflict management/resolution ability.
  • High degree of comfort working with a wide variety of competing constituencies.

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.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

July 19, 2016 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

UC Hastings Two Academic and Professional Success Lecturer Positions

EST. 1878

The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.

The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.

Academic and Professional Success
Classification: Level 3 / Class Code 1717 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited
Hiring Salary Range: $57,890-$81,034 (commensurate with qualifications)
Posting Date: June 24, 2016

Under the direction and supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Success, the Academic and Professional Success lecturer will support the Legal Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Support Program, administer bar passage success programming, lead academic workshops, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, coordinate student led programs, supervise student workers, and teach academic support classes, which might include courses described in the UC Hastings online course catalog as “Legal Analysis” and/or “Critical Studies.” Collect and analyze program data. The position is thus a combination of program administration, direct student tutoring, and classroom teaching.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
 Assist the Directors of the LEOP and ASP programs in the design and teaching of special workshops to improve the academic skills and bar passage rate of diverse students, including, in the case of LEOP, students from non-traditional backgrounds.
 Assist in design and implementation of student led programs, including, hiring, training, and supervision of student workers.
 Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product;
 Counsel and advises individual students on various academic concerns;
 Devise and implement bar passage success programming, including cultivating resources, improving the website, engaging with Student Services to do informational outreach to students, organizing summer bar prep programming for recent graduates;
 Teaching Legal Analysis, Critical Studies, and other “Academic Success” classes;
 Evaluate programming, e.g., by collecting and analyzing data.


 Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
 Active membership in the California State Bar;
 Some prior teaching, tutoring, and/or academic program administration preferred.

 Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills;
 Strong organizational skills for tracking data and program materials (electronic and hard copy).
 Knowledge of creative teaching methods for diverse populations with a focus on skills development.
 Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, alumni, staff, students, the public, and bar associations through responsive communications, pro bono activities, and professional presentations;
 Must be available to attend occasional evening and/or weekend events.

 Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
 Life Insurance
 University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
 Disability Insurance
 Legal Insurance
 Generous vacation and sick leave
 Thirteen paid holidays per year
 Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs
 Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Incoming Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Success Morris Ratner at
Failure to provide the information as required on the application form including attaching a cover letter and a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

Please Note: **This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Depending on the quality and number of the applications received, only the better qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview. The position is open until filled.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Pace Associate Director of Academic Success Position

The Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University has an opening for its Associate Director of Academic Success position.  A full description of the position and the qualifications necessary is posted on the Pace website:  (best viewed in Firefox).  

All applications should be submitted through the link on the website. 

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

UC Irvine Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills Position

Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills Program

University of California, Irvine

School of Law

The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate/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 August 1, 2016.

UCI School of Law opened its doors to students in August 2009. The Law School’s innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary teaching, research, and public service. With faculty recruited from top-tier law schools around the country, the Law School is uniquely positioned to build an institution that is relevant to law practice and legal scholarship in the 21st century and that pushes the frontiers of the profession. For more information, visit

Job Description

The Associate/Assistant Director will promote the academic success of students at the Law School.

In collaboration with the Director of Academic Skills, the Associate Director of Academic Skills, the Assistant Director of Academic Skills, and faculty members, the Associate/Assistant Director will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop curriculum for and teach third-year/post-graduation bar preparation programs;
  • Develop curriculum for and teach first-year Academic Skills “Labs” and integrated exercises in doctrinal subjects;
  • Develop workshop content and teach workshops for matriculating first-year students;
  • Assist in developing curriculum and teaching second-year programs focusing on legal analysis and legal writing skills;
  • Provide individual and small-group feedback on student practice exams and exercises;
  • Manage department databases (e.g., internal shared drive, TWEN), create and administer student surveys to assess programming, create marketing materials, and coordinate with administrative assistants on logistics for department programs;
  • Assist with hiring, training, and supervising student fellows to help administer various first-year student programs;
  • Engage in professional development through collaborating with Academic Skills professionals at the local, regional, and national levels to present educational and innovative programs; and
  • Assist in planning and managing the budget for first-year programs, student fellows, and books/materials purchases.

The Law School’s inaugural class graduated in the spring of 2011. The School projects total enrollment of approximately 350 students across all three classes in 2016-17. At full size, the School anticipates an annual enrollment of 600 students. With the School still in its growth stage, the Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills will have a rare opportunity to contribute to the design, development, and implementation of the Academic Skills Program. It is therefore expected that the successful candidate will examine and add to 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.


Candidates for the position must have:

  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school;
  • Admission to a state bar, preferably California;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in law practice and/or law teaching with a focus on legal writing and analysis;
  • Familiarity with the subjects tested on and the 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:  Experience in academic support/skills programs at the law-school level.

Nature of Appointment

The Associate/Assistant Director of Academic Skills reports to the Director of Academic Skills and works closely with the Associate Director of Academic Skills, the Assistant Director of Academic Skills, the Assistant Dean of Student Services, and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 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. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs Position at Catholic University of America

The following new position was announced on the listserv by Maura DeMouy, Assistant Dean for Student Support, at Catholic University:

Dear ASP Colleagues,

I am happy to let you know about an exciting new opportunity at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law as Assistant Director for Academic Affairs. The Assistant Director position will report to me and is a 12-month, full-time, non-faculty staff position.
This position carries two primary responsibilities. One is to support our students in successfully gaining admission to the bar of their choice. This responsibility in turn involves two main activities: (1) implementing and managing the law school’s efforts to support our student’s success in passing relevant bar examinations (mostly in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York); and (2) supervising preparation of bar certifications for all relevant jurisdictions (nationwide). Pursuit of the first activity will most likely involve significant counseling and coaching of students, both in groups and individually. Pursuit of the second activity will be supported by an Administrative Assistant II in the Office of Academic Affairs.  Part of this overall responsibility will also involve the collection and maintenance of data regarding the bar exam experience of our students, and the appropriate analysis and reporting of that data. It will also involve the regular monitoring of, and reporting on, bar admissions requirements, and bar exam characteristics, in all relevant jurisdictions.
The second primary responsibility of this position is to implement and manage our ongoing academic support efforts at the law school. Again, discharge of this responsibility is likely to involve significant counseling and coaching of students, both in groups and individually. It will also likely involve the development and deployment of resources of particular use to students having academic difficulty.  The individual in this position will also tailor counseling and support for students with disability accommodations.
Beyond these two primary responsibilities, the position more generally supports the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, the Assistant Dean for Academic Services and Registrar, and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in the work of the Office of Academic Affairs. To see the position description or apply, please click here.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Associate Director Position at BU

Excerpt from listserv email regarding new position:
I invite you to consider joining our wonderful group at BU Law in the new role of Associate Director for Academic Enrichment.  The new position will report to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and will be responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of academic and bar support programs for students at Boston University School of Law. The Associate Director will provide leadership and support for assessing and responding to students’ progress on academic learning outcomes; writing and oral performance; and study strategies. The AD will also develop and implement programming that complements the JD curriculum, while coordinating and promoting available resources to foster deeper understanding of legal concepts for JD students. In addition, the position will oversee bar examination preparation for 3L students and graduates.
Please see the attached position description for a more complete list of the position’s goals, and click here to apply:


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

University of Louisville Postion

Program Manager, School of Law (Job Id: UL619)

Louisville, KY
Faculty - Law and Legal Studies
Full Time
Job ID: UL619
Location: School of Law

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to community engagement and diversity, and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Minimum Qualifications
J.D. and three years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits. Grade EG

Preferred Qualifications
Prefer candidate to be a member of the bar of any state.

Position Description
  • Develop, implement, and manage the Law School's academic success program for 1Ls. Prepare and lead academic success presentations for the Summer Enrichment Program, KLEO, and Pre-Orientation programs for entering law students. Design and implement the academic success components of first-year orientation. Coordinate and supervise the Structured Study Group program for first-year law students. Recruit, train, and supervise up to 12 students to serve as Academic Fellows while acting in a managerial capacity, supervisor, and mentor. Also, duties include monitoring, coaching, and supervising Academic Fellows while tracking and managing weekly hours submitted with weekly reports.
  • Design, develop, implement, and conduct academic success workshops and programs to improve students' learning skills necessary for success in legal studies, 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. Maintain records regarding first-year participation in the Structured Study Group program and attendance at Academic Success Workshops. Direct, implement, and execute a 3L bar prep program for 3L students in the spring. Analyze bar results and determine best practices in bar preparation. Track correlations between bar prep program implementation and other Academic Success Programs to Bar Passage Results.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the title. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM each Monday.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. For more information, please contact us by email at or by phone 502-852-6542.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Application Information

School of Law
University of Louisville

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Law Success Instructor Positions at St. Mary's University

Excerpt from listserv email from Zoe Niesel, Service Professor and Director of Law Success,  St. Mary's University School of Law:
St. Mary’s University is excited to announce that we are dramatically changing our academic support approach.  We have performed a comprehensive review of our program and are now in the process of rolling out our new Law Success program.  This new approach includes new graded academic support courses, enhanced programming, and dramatically increased funding.
Most pertinently, we are significantly expanding our team of academic support professionals.  For the Fall 2016 semester, St. Mary’s is looking to hire multiple Instructors of Law Success.  These full-time teaching positions will provide formal instruction within a required legal skills program that is designed to stretch across the entire law school curriculum.  Additionally, Law Success Instructors will provide individual student advising, design and coordinate programming, and assist in curriculum development. 
The posting is available here:  (Please note that although the title for this position in the posting is Associate Director, Bar Studies & Academic Success, we will be changing the title as soon as we complete the restructuring of our office.)

From the ad posting:

In the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, assists in the execution of the functions of the Academic and Student Affairs Office at the Law School, including counseling students, providing lectures, assessing and grading written work, managing data systems, and developing curricula. 

The Associate Director must also have a commitment to leadership in a Catholic and Marianist institution, which fosters quality education in a family spirit; to pursue service, justice and peace and prepare for adaptation and change, while encouraging each person in their own way in their formation in faith.


  • Coordinates, plans, and executes academic support programming for 1L, 2L, and 3L students, including classes, workshops, bar preparation events, and individual academic counseling with students, irrespective of year in law school, who want to improve their grades generally, or who have specific questions about study or test-taking skills;
  • Provides course advising to law students;
  • Works with both day and evening students;
  • Creates and executes mandatory programming targeting the lower half of the 1L, 2L, and 3L class, including a number of Fundamental Skills Programs helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and as lawyers, along with helpful feedback mechanisms;
  • Creates, plans, and executes voluntarily attended programing targeting 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, and Masters of Jurisprudence Students;
  • Works to improve opportunities for both in-person and online programming and feedback mechanisms;
  • Works closely with Bar Review Companies in the development of jointly created programming for the law students;
  • As appropriate, assists students in completing materials necessary for the Financial Aid Office;
  • Provides updates and feedback regarding programming and student performance to the law school administration;
  • Works with law students needing accommodations;
  • Assists with the Summer Skills Enhancement Program;
  • Plans, hosts, and executes occasional special events (such as conferences) and presentations to provide learning opportunities and collaboration with peers in the academic support profession;
  • Works with the Office of Career Services at the Law School to create and implement joint programming for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM Students;
  • Tracks and keeps records of academic counseling appointments and mandatory and voluntary programs;
  • Executes the curriculum used by advanced law students to teach skills such as briefing cases, creating outlines, and writing law school essay exams, helps train these students as they work directly with students, and provides feedback;
  • An Associate Director is expected to be available for both day and night appointments and programming.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  General direction from the Director(s) in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and/or the Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs.


  • Must possess positive interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Must be proactive and possess a positive customer service oriented attitude.  Creativity and positive leadership skills are mandatory;
  • Fluency in English is required, but a language other than English is an advantage (although not a requirement); 
  • Must respond professionally to inquiries and provide services to students requiring academic counseling and advising;
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Must be able to travel and to work some evenings and weekends; and
  • Must be prepared and willing to provide leadership in a Catholic and Marianist institution committed to fostering quality education in a family spirit; to pursuing service, justice, and peace; to preparing for adaptation and change; and to encouraging each person in their own way in their formation in faith.

EDUCATION:  Juris Doctor preferred; in the absence of a J.D., a candidate must hold a graduate degree and have teaching experience in a field within the programs curriculum. 


  • Prior experience in the practice of law preferred; 
  • Prior experience in writing curriculum proposals preferred;
  • Prior experience in data management, analysis and predictive modeling preferred;
  • If JD bar admission strongly preferred;
  • Student counseling experience, teaching, or other type of experience providing academic support to students in a law school environment preferred; and
  • Prior experience counseling J.D. candidate preparing for bar examination preferred.

CERTIFICATION: Not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to stand during lengthy presentations with good manual dexterity and ability to lift up to 25 lbs.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CLASP Counselor and Director of Bar Data Collection and Assessment at Barry

Barry University School of Law seeks a CLASP (Comprehensive Legal Academic Success Program) Counselor & Director of Bar Data Collection and Assessment.  This is a full-time exempt position. The CLASP Counselor & Director of Bar Data Collection and Assessment is responsible for providing support to students from matriculation through admission to the bar examination, with the primary goal of enhancing the learning and study skills of students.  Responsible for all academic support and bar data collection and assessment initiatives.

Additional information and application here (search for CLASP):

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity

Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting, and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.

The position advertised: ___ a. is a tenure-track appointment. ___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. ___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position) ___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed. ___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years. ___ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year Visitorship only) _X_ g. is for at will employment.

The professor hired: ___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion. _X_ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

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.)
_X_ Pay is commensurate with experience and no pre-set range is available

The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
_X_ b. Director.
___ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.

Job responsibilities include:
_X_ a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.
_X_ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.
_X_ c. working with diverse students.
___ d. managing orientation.
_X_ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
_X_ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
_X_ g. working with students on an individual basis.
___ h. teaching other law school courses.

The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months (June – August).
_X_ a. Yes.
___ b. No.

The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
_X_ b. No.

Note: The Association of Academic Support Educators strongly recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the ASP listserv (

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Watch for a Future Announcement of a New BU Position

Boston University School of Law will be creating a new position - the Associate Director for Academic Enrichment – to provide greater coordination and assessment of the School’s academic skills development programming, bar preparation, and student support services. This position will collaborate with faculty, administrators and students for the shared goal of fostering student excellence in a dynamic and diverse community. Once the AD for Academic Enrichment position description is finalized, it will be posted here, and on the Boston University Human Resources site. Those interested in a preliminary discussion of the position are encouraged to reach out to Associate Dean Gerry Muir at

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Director of Academic Success Position at Georgetown

Summary of Job Description
Job Number: 20160405
Job Title: Director of Academic Success - Office of the Dean of Students
Department: Law Center - Dean of the Students
Date Posted: 19 MAY 2016

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Director of Academic Success – Office of the Dean of Students

The Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for a senior administrative position, the Director of Academic Success (DAS), to begin on or before August 15, 2016.    

Reporting to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students and serving as a member of the student affairs leadership team, the DAS has six primary areas of responsibility, with additional responsibilities as assigned.

First, the Director develops, implements and manages co-curricular programs to support the academic development and success of the school’s nearly 2,000 JD students, with a primary focus on first year students. Currently, such programs include individual and group tutorial programs for first year JD students and the 1L 101 continuing orientation program, which features seminars on topics such as study habits, case briefing, outlining and exam-taking. Second, the Director develops resources for and counsels JD students who are having academic difficulty, with a focus on exam preparation and exam-taking strategies. Third, the Director supervises and advocates for the Barrister’s Council, one of the nation’s premier student-run appellate advocacy, trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution competition programs. Fourth, the Director serves as a senior academic adviser, counseling individual students on academic policies, upperclass course selection, the intersection of academic and career planning, and related personal and academic development issues. Fifth, the Director plays an important role in developing and expanding co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for students, partnering with the Dean of Students and other senior staff to develop and deliver programs that enhance students’ professional success skills. And sixth, the Director supervises the head of wellness programming at the Law Center and collaborates with the Dean of Students to develop the strategic direction for the school’s nationally acclaimed wellness programs.


  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school
  • At least two years of law practice experience
  • At least one year of law teaching experience or the equivalent, ideally with a focus on legal writing and analysis with superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law students’ academic development, and to design and implement programs to promote that development
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a highly diverse population of students, faculty and administrators, including many students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law schools
  • Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines
  • Ability and initiative to forge partnerships with faculty, staff, students, alums and the DC legal community
  • Knowledge of and interest in recent changes in legal pedagogy and the legal profession
  • Excellent judgment and natural compassion
  • An appreciation of the wellness challenges confronting law students and practicing lawyers
  • An appreciation of the Jesuit tradition and mission of Georgetown University.   

Preferred: Significant experience as a competitor in or coach/instructor of law school moot court and/or trial advocacy competitions. 


EEO Statement
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.



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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee


THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of
Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track position,
added to complement the College’s commitment to helping students develop analytical and other skills
necessary for law school and, after graduation, law practice.

The Director will coordinate and manage the academic success programs at the College of Law.
This includes:
• the fall 1L ASP, which currently consists of a series of lectures regarding time
management, preparing outlines, studying for exams, etc.;
• the spring 1L ASP, which currently involves second and third-year students leading
weekly review sessions for first-year students;
• lectures during students’ second and third year regarding essay exam writing strategies;
• a bar preparation course, given in the third year.

In addition to these coordination and management duties, the Director will have significant
creative input in shaping the future direction of the program, including identification and
implementation of strategies to enhance students’ learning.

This individual, in consultation with the Director of Legal Writing, will also administer and grade
a writing diagnostic for all incoming students and, on the basis of that diagnostic, coordinate writing
workshops throughout the first year for those incoming students in need of additional instruction. The
ASP Director will also meet with, counsel, and tutor students who have been identified as potentially
benefitting from one-on-one instruction regarding legal analysis, legal writing, class preparation, etc.

This individual may have the option of also teaching an upper-level legal writing class to
students who have been identified as potentially benefitting from an additional legal writing class
designed to improve analytical and writing skills. The individual may also have the option to teach the
third-year bar preparation course.

A law degree from accredited law school and indicators of academic success in school are
required. Additional desired qualifications include two years in an academic setting or equivalent law
practice or other experience; superior writing, editing, and analytical ability; and the ability to
understand and criticize legal writing and analysis.

This is a ten-month position with a renewable two-year contract.

In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity
among our faculty, students body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color,
persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would
contribute to a diverse law school environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses your background and experience, with
emphasis on why you would be interested in the position and your teaching philosophy; curriculum
vitae; and the names of at least three references to Alex Long, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at or to the address below:

    Alex Long, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    The University of Tennessee College of Law
    1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37996-1810

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of
Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination
statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on
the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to
employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section
504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or
veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for
accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and

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