Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Indiana University Director of Student Affairs Position

Director of Student Affairs, Maurer School of Law 

Job Summary: Works closely with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the personal and intellectual development of a diverse student body. Provides and manages the full spectrum of student activities and support within the law school. Works in a collaborative setting with other professionals in the Student Affairs, Career Development, Admissions, Budget, Alumni Relations, and Development offices. Counsels and advises students regarding their law school academic and extracurricular experience, including personal counseling matters that relate to academic progress. Recommends courses that will adequately prepare students for the bar exam and evaluates enrollment status, prerequisites, graduation requirements, and course load. 

Works with the assistant dean in planning and implementing intervention, referral, and retention programs. Administers the primary elements of the Practice Program, a mandatory co-curricular program that intersects with the first-year course in Legal Profession. Supervises and trains approximately 30 part-time student peer mentors; supervises, counsels, and advises more than 35 student organizations; and determines relevant budgetary allocation of limited student organization resources. Supervises the exams process for the law school, including communicating with faculty, arranging ADA accommodations, planning for proctors and exams administration, and working with computer staff on related tasks. Administers the primary elements of the academic enhancement program; plans the orientation programs for new students; and plans activities for students enrolled in the Summer Start program. 

 

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required. 

REQUIRED: J.D. degree and two years of higher education/student life experience. 

Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, including the ability and talent to work with diverse individuals on a variety of issues and to support an inclusive environment. Demonstrated ability to counsel, mediate, and facilitate in a student academic environment; ability to manage a variety of tasks; and ability to demonstrate initiative and project management skills. Ability to research, design, and deliver academic programs and training sessions for law students. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly on one’s own, university and law school academic structures and programs in all relevant student areas. Excellent judgment, high frustration tolerance levels, and patience. Excellent computer and database development and management skills. 

Preferred: Professional legal experience and experience in a law school setting. 

Apply at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/jobs/index.html. Applications accepted until June 7, 2012, or until position is filled.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Job Posting: Director of Academic Success at TJ Law

 Director of Academic Success

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Thomas Jefferson School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success. The successful candidate will oversee the development of an innovative program to assist students in the transition to law school, to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program, and to work collaboratively with administration and faculty to provide them with a skill-set that will transition effectively into bar exam preparation. The school is seeking to build an innovative academic success program and we seek a Director who will be an enthusiastic addition to our academic success team.  We seek to serve and retain a highly qualified and diverse student body, and the Director should have experience effectively educating a diverse student population. Ideally, the successful candidate will begin in July of 2012.

The Director of Academic Success will report to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Preparation, and will work closely with other staff and faculty at the law school to develop a program that is fully integrated with the J.D. curriculum.  The Director will develop, implement and manage programs to promote the academic success of students at the law school. The Director will coordinate, participate and facilitate individual and small group sessions to improve students' study, writing, time-management and test-taking skills. The Director will develop and conduct workshops on topics including class preparation, study habits, case briefing, outlining, and exam-taking. The Director will supervise the academic staff within the program, including working with the Legal Writing Specialist.  The Director will also be responsible for hiring, training, and coordinating a peer-tutoring program. 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, in the creation of new programming.
 Additionally, the Director will be responsible for assessing the academic success program and making periodic reports to the administration and faculty on the program’s progress and outcomes. The Director of Academic Success also will represent the law school at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by academic support professionals at other institutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with colleagues to identify, address and resolve student-learning issues.

Participate in program design and development activities to ensure high rates of student success, which includes curriculum design and teaching in a classroom setting.

Participate in the development and implementation of a Fall Orientation Program. 

Assess student performance processes on all levels (e.g. individually, organizationally and academically) and develop programs that support sustained improvement of the student body.

Encourage and facilitate positive learning outcomes by working with students individually and in group settings, which includes but is not limited to teaching classes, holding individual conferences, working with faculty and administration, etc.

Work with the different emotional and social backgrounds that affect a diverse, adult learner population.

Supervise and support staff within the Academic Success Program.

Work with the Associate Director – Writing Specialist in the design of workshops to strengthen the students’ ability to perform case analysis, synthesize material, outline, and learn effective test taking strategies.

Perform individual academic advising as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate must have:

J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school and a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school;

Successful completion of a bar exam;

Three years of teaching experience in an educational (or similar) environment;

Superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including experience making presentations to law school students;

Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles. 

The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic development, and to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist adult learners in reaching their academic potential;

The ability to work well with a diverse student body, including having a cultural awareness of different learning styles;

Strong teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills;

Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff;

Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines;

Managerial and supervisory experience;

The ability to handle highly sensitive matters with complete discretion; and

The ability to develop techniques to evaluate and measure the efficacy of academic support programs.

Work Schedule:  40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, weekends and evenings as needed.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Women, members of minority groups and others whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of our faculty and to our goal of multicultural competence in our academic program are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references, by June 15, 2012, to:

Professor Leah Christensen, Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Bar Preparation, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 or via email to lchristensen@tjsl.edu.  Please email Professor Leah Christensen with any questions about this position.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Director of Academic Support and Bar Prep at Elon

Director of Academic Support & Bar Preparation

 

General Purpose of Position

The Director will support the overall academic mission of the law school by developing and implementing an academic support program that encourages a high level of academic performance for all students. The Director will work with the assistant dean of student affairs, in addition to the faculty and other departments, to design a comprehensive academic support program for all students. The director will have the ability to think creatively and critically to design and implement programs that are responsive to the school’s goals. In addition, the director is also responsible for maintaining statistical data and providing reports to faculty and administration regarding the academic support program, as well as bar passage.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• The Director will design and implement an academic support curriculum, including workshops and programs. The curriculum will include an emphasis on developing analytical skills, writing skills, time management skills, and other skills that will assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance for all first year students.

• The Director will identify students from the second and third year class for inclusion in additional academic support programs and develop strategies to effectively communicate with students about the benefits of participating in the program.

• The Director will be responsible for assessing the academic support program and making periodic reports to the administration and faculty on the program’s progress and outcomes.

• The Director will design and coordinate 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.

• The Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of a bar preparation program. This will include counseling students regarding bar admissions protocols, as well as identifying 3L students that are “at risk” for failing the bar and implementing a program for bar preparation.

• The Director will assist in analyzing bar exam results and developing programs to address weaknesses in student bar performance.

• Responsibilities may include teaching or assisting in the bar prep courses currently offered based on previous experience.

 

Posting available: https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/1106

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Positions at Roger Williams

Roger Williams University School of Law is currently hiring for two positions in its Academic Success Program.  For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.rwu.edu/about/university-offices/human-resources/employment.  

Director of Academic Success: Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students, the Director of Academic Success in the School of Law is responsible for delivering a comprehensive academic success and bar support program to instill in students the academic skills necessary to be successful in law school and in the legal profession.  The Director works closely with other constituencies within the School of Law such as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Coordinator of the Legal Writing Program, the Director of Diversity and Outreach, the Faculty Director of the Honors Program, as well as members of the Faculty.  

Associate Director of Bar Support: Reporting to the Director of Academic Success, the Associate Director of Bar Support is responsible for enhancing the bar passage rates at the law school.  This will be accomplished through the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive bar examination program.  The Associate Director will be teaching a for-credit bar course. 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Academic Achievement Counselor Position at Atlanta's John Marshall Law

Office of Academic Achievement Counselor
         

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School has an opening for a full-time Academic and Bar Support Counselor.  Reporting directly to the Director of Academic Achievement, the primary function of this position is to assist in providing academic and bar exam support services to students. 

The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, teaching academic study skills to currently enrolled AJMLS students, counseling students on academic and bar exam success skills and attorney licensing requirements and advising graduates studying for the Bar Examination. 

The successful candidate must hold a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school with a strong academic record. The ideal candidate will also have at least one (1) year of academic experience in either law school teaching, counseling, or bar exam tutoring, and a strong academic record.  Additionally, a candidate must be a member of a state bar who has successfully completed a bar examination. Experience working with diverse populations is preferred and ESL experience is highly valued.  Evening work, as well as occasional weekend work is necessary to accommodate students enrolled in the part-time evening division. 

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity.  The Law School is committed to its historic mission, including diversity and service to traditionally underserved communities.  Interested candidates may submit their letter of interest, along with a current professional resume and the names of three references to: 

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Attn: Cynthia Crawford

1422 W. Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Employment@johnmarshall.edu

 

JMLS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, disability, color, or religious belief.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Director of Academic Success and Bar Prep at South Carolina

Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation 

The University of South Carolina School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation.  The Director will support the overall academic mission of the law school by developing and implementing an academic success program that encourages a high level of academic performance for all students.  The Director will work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the faculty in designing a comprehensive academic support program.  

The Candidate must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA-approved law school and be a licensed attorney in good standing.  The Candidate must have a strong academic record that demonstrates potential for successfully leading a law school academic success program. The Candidate must have 2-4 years of relevant experience, with preference given to applicants who have experience in developing and directing academic support programs.  The successful Candidate must also demonstrate the ability to identify, develop, and assess the essential skills law school students need to achieve academic success, with a focus on legal analysis and writing.  The Candidate may demonstrate prior success in this area through direct academic support experience or through relevant practical experience in private practice or public sector work. Salary is based on individual qualifications and experience with salary range of $60,000 to $70,000. 

To apply for this position, please send a CV and cover letter to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Danielle Holley-Walker or visit the University’s website at http://hr.sc.edu/employ.html.  Applications received by May 15, 2012 will receive full consideration. 

Job Description 

•The Director will design and implement an academic success curriculum. The curriculum will include an emphasis on developing analytical skills, writing skills, time management skills, and other skills that will assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance.

•The Director will identify students for possible inclusion in the law school’s academic success program and develop strategies to effectively communicate with students about the benefits of participating in the program.

•The Director will be responsible for hiring and coordinating a group of 2L and 3L student tutors who will provide a peer tutoring program for 1Ls. 

•The Director will be responsible for assessing the academic support program and making periodic reports to the administration and faculty on the program’s progress and outcomes.  

•The Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of a bar preparation program. This will include identifying 3L students that are “at risk” for failing the bar and implementing a program for bar preparation.

•The Director will assist in analyzing bar exam results and developing lectures, writing tutorials, or other programs to address weaknesses in student bar performance. 

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Assistant Director Position at Golden Gate

POSITION:     Assistant Director of Academic Support Services      

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications to fill one long-term contract law faculty position beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. We are seeking experienced applicants capable of teaching in our Academic Development Program, as well as assisting with first-year Legal Research and Writing courses as needed. 

The Assistant Director will work to support student learning in the law school by administering and participating in a program of academic support services, including teaching courses on legal study skills, providing individual tutoring to students, participating in new student orientation activities, and presenting workshops on study skills.  Assist with the planning, scheduling and execution of training programs, lectures, workshops, meetings and special events that serve to enhance the serves of the program.  Work with law students placed on Academic Supervision and Academic Probation to develop individual academic improvement plans and monitor student progress. 

The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with other members of the Academic Development Program team and the Office of Law Student Services to improve the development of student study skills and ensure the academic success of all GGU law students.  The Assistant Director will also supervise the work of student teaching assistants who work in coordination with the Academic Development Program.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D. degree required.
  • Five or more years of teaching experience in a law school academic support program required. 
  • California Bar membership is a plus. 
  • Strong academic and professional qualifications, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills.
  • An understanding of learning disabilities
  • Ability to work independently, organize simultaneous projects, demonstrate initiative, and exercise professional judgment under minimal supervision.
  • Maintain school’s strict confidentiality policies.
  • Ability to handle and keep confidential a variety of different student questions and concerns.

 E-mail applications may be sent to: lawfacultyappointments@ggu.edu 

Contact: Professor William Gallagher, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. 

Golden Gate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that reinforces these practices.  The university welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community. 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Florida A&M (Orlando) Academic Success and Bar Prep Position

INSTRUCTOR, Academic Success and Bar Preparation

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The Academic Success and Bar Preparation Program Instructor is responsible for assisting the Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation in designing, coordinating and administering an academic support program to enhance the learning and study skills of all law students at the FAMU College of Law.  Also to assist in enhancing the overall academic performance, especially in regards to bar exam preparation, performance and quality of law practice.

Duties Include:

Teach and design critical skills courses to ensure that students possess academic skills necessary for law school success and the passage of the multistate bar examination and state bar examinations.  Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse backgrounds.  Monitor bar passage rate and compile bar passage reports for internal and accrediting purposes.  Consult with students regarding options for bar exam preparation and assist students with the completion of the bar application.  Monitor and track students’ academic progress.  Conduct assessments and meetings for students on academic probation and academic alert.  Maintain information and compile reports for required meetings with students.   Assist the Director in the maintenance of all ASBP records with attention to student confidentiality and privacy.  Work with students and graduates planning to take a bar exam to help them design a study plan that recognizes their individual learning style and abilities.  Perform all other duties assigned by the Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation.

Application Process:

Applicant should submit the following: (1) Cover letter that explains suitability for position, (2) a FAMU employment application (go to www.famu.edu), (3) a current curriculum vitae, (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applications will be received until the deadline date and should be sent to: 

Mrs. Carrie M. Gavin, Equal Opportunity Programs

Florida A&M University

674 Gamble Street

Tallahassee, FL 32307

(850) 599-3076                                       

For additional information, please visit the FAMU Human Resources page at http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?hr .  The College of Law’s website is www.law.famu.edu .

                                                       

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LSU-Director of ASP and Bar Prep

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;
  • Four years of relevant 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 www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu .  The Law Center will begin reviewing applications on March 21, 2012 and the position will remain open until filled.  Inquiries may be directed to Vice Chancellor Christopher Pietruszkiewicz at 225-578-8491 or cmp@law.lsu.edu.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Two Positions at Western State University

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Bar Success

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 Bar Success, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2012.  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 bar exam preparation classes, workshops, and events;
  • assisting the Director of Academic Support in designing and implementing innovative academic support programs and evaluating existing bar preparation programs;
  • teaching workshops and/or classes related to 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.  Although prior experience with bar exam instruction or high-stakes testing is not required, it is a plus.  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 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.

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, 2012.  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 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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Saturday, February 18, 2012

ASP position at CharlotteLaw

Charlotte School of Law is still looking for a Director of the CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success.  The institution benefits from a dedicated, collegial and supportive faculty as well as academic success counselors who are devoted both to helping students and to continually developing their expertise in teaching and learning. The institution also values innovation and is interested in finding someone with experience developing programming for advanced students.

 

Please feel free to forward this announcement to your friends and colleagues in the field who may be interested.  Applications may be submitted online at the school’s job announcement website at:

http://www.charlottelaw.edu/about/jobdetail.aspx?ID=154.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

ASP and Professionalism position at UF

The University of Florida Levin College of Law is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Support & Professionalism.  The Assistant Dean for Academic Support & Professionalism is primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support the College of Law’s goals of assisting law students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, adjust to the challenges of law school, pass the bar exam, and prepare to enter the legal profession.  The duties include administration of various components of the academic and bar support programs which include, but are not limited to, designing academic support for students, assisting students with basic writing and analytical skills, conducting various academic success and bar preparation workshops, and collecting and evaluating data to help assess the effectiveness of the academic and bar support programs.   Academic Advisement duties include working with faculty and relevant faculty committees to develop career-focused academic advisement materials and ensuring appropriate periodic review of the materials and programs.    The Professionalism duties include assisting the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in designing and developing programs and resources for students to promote a culture of professionalism at the law school in coordination with the Center for Career Development, as well as, coordinating with faculty on programs related to professionalism.  The position is a full-time, non tenure-track academic staff position.  This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

 

The Assistant Dean for Academic Support & Professionalism must relate well to students and have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate professionally through both verbal and written means.  The Assistant Dean must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse law school community, including students, faculty members and the law school administration.  The Assistant Dean must protect the confidentiality of information by preventing the unauthorized release of confidential information, both verbally and/or in writing as well as demonstrate a capacity to work with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. 

 

To apply, please go to: https://jobs.ufl.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp; Refer to requisition 0810562

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lawyering Instructor at CUNY Law

The Law School seeks applicants with a demonstrated commitment to our social justice mission for a

full-time teaching position. The Law School Instructor hired in this cycle will primarily teach First-Year

Lawyering Seminar, the foundational course in CUNY School of Law's nationally recognized lawyering

curriculum, with particular focus on the training development of public interest/public service lawyers.

Spanning all three years of law school, the Law School's lawyering curriculum was hailed by the

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in its 2007 Report, Educating Lawyers:

Preparation for the Profession of Law. CUNY Law innovatively and successfully integrates students

learning of practical skills and the ethical demands of professional identity with their learning of legal

theory and doctrine. The Law School's First-Year Lawyering Seminar teaches legal analysis, legal

writing, professional responsibility, and other lawyering skills by integrating clinical methodology with

substantive, theoretical, and doctrinal material. Using simulation exercises and hypothetical cases,

students role-play lawyers, clients, judges, and/or legislators confronted by legal issues arising from

material in their other first-year courses. The Lawyering Seminar focuses on the ways in which lawyers

work and think in various areas of practice, with a focus on public interest law. Students develop their

analytic skills by writing and revising legal documents on which they receive feedback and critiques.

They also acquire new qualitative skills, such as active listening, collaborative problem solving and

decision-making, self-evaluation, and ethical reasoning. Students are encouraged to develop critical

awareness of the social, legal, philosophical, political, and psychological content of their work. The Law

School views these perspectives as central to a future lawyer's understanding of his/her status and role,

including the mandates and aspirations of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Second-Year

Lawyering Seminar and required clinical courses in the third-year build on the skills learned in the first

year. The Instructor may, in accordance with the law school's needs, teach additional lawyering

seminars, a doctrinal course, and/or provide academic skill instruction or other program support. This

position is full-time and the instructor will be expected to teach and/or assist with the design and

development of curriculum materials during the summer. The Law School Instructor will be responsible

for committee work and such administrative, supervisory, and other functions as assigned. In their first

two years of service, Law School Instructors may opt into participating in faculty meetings, pursuant to

the CUNY School of Law Governance Plan. Instructors may assume other faculty governance

responsibilities and serve on committees as appointed by the Dean or Committee on Committees. Upon

reappointment for three or more years of continuous service, Law School Instructors may participate in

governance activities without an annual opt-in process. Law School Instructors will perform other related

duties as necessary or as directed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

This position may include weekend and evening hours

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated legal ability, the ability

to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship, legal work, or law-related work, and ability to

cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated outstanding qualities of personality, character, legal ability and commitment to public

service or public interest law. Minimum of five years experience, excellent writing skill, and substantial

experience teaching in the areas of legal writing, lawyering, and legal analysis/legal methods. Additional

doctrinal teaching experience, particularly in the area of commercial law.

COMPENSATION

$39,832 - $86,595; commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title

and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time

employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health

benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

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To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, select "Employment", and "Search Job Listing". You will be prompted to

create an account. Return to this job listing using the "Job Search" page and select "Apply Now".

For position inquiries contact:

Rosa Navarra

Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment

facutyappointments@mail.law.cuny.edu

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin February 15, 2012.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Assistant Director for ESL Services Position at Northwestern

Northwestern University School of Law is currently accepting applications for the staff position of Assistant Director of International and Area Studies (also known as Assistant Director for English as a Second Language (ESL) Services).  The Assistant Director for ESL Services will be responsible for creating, developing, and implementing comprehensive ESL services for international students in the JD, LLM, SJD, and pre-LLM programs, which typically have a combined population of approximately 200 ESL students.  The full job description is included below.  

To apply for the position, please submit the requested materials online at http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/jobs using the instructions below.

Job Title:  Assistant Director of International and Area Studies (also known as Assistant Director for English as a Second Language (ESL) Services)           

Job Summary: 

The Assistant Director for English as a Second Language (ESL) Services is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing comprehensive ESL services for international students in the JD, LLM, SJD, and pre-LLM programs, which typically have a combined population of approximately 200 ESL students. 

The Assistant Director for ESL Services will occasionally be required to work after 5PM and over the weekend during Orientation Week and for several early evening receptions. 

Specific Responsibilities: 

Creating, developing, and implementing comprehensive ESL services for international students, including:

  • Developing assessment methods and criteria for evaluating incoming ESL students’ abilities, evaluating the students’ abilities based on those assessments and criteria, and, on an individual basis, communicating the evaluations to the students along with recommendations for participation in ESL Services;
  • Creating, developing, and teaching a comprehensive ESL curriculum designed to support students’ knowledge and understanding of American law and legal processes and communication and understanding of legal analysis, along with writing and presentation skills;
  • Developing and implementing the suggested curriculum and content for and creating ESL discussion groups, recruiting and training faculty and alumni volunteers for ESL discussion groups, and coordinating with the Department of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to secure CLE credit for faculty and alumni;
  • Developing and implementing the suggested curriculum and content for peer writing tutor program, recruiting and training student volunteers for peer writing tutor program, determining appropriate assignments of students to tutors based on ESL ability and areas of need, and supervising and providing ongoing guidance to tutors;
  • Creating, developing, and teaching a comprehensive ESL curriculum for small group sessions focusing on listening and pronunciation;
  • Counseling individual ESL students on writing and communication;
  • Holding drop-in office hours for ESL students;
  • Assessing appropriateness and type of mid-term and final exam accommodations for ESL students;

Serving as a backup for the Director of International Programs, including:

  • Developing a communication strategy and writing content for the international programs web pages, advertising material, and alumni and volunteer communications;
  • Developing goals and objectives, along with a curriculum for orientation activities for international students;

Advising on the development of the curriculum of the pre-LLM summer program;

  • Overseeing and assisting in managing the budget for ESL Services;
  • Supervising International Fellow and Program Assistant, along with all students employed in International Programs;
  • Advising faculty teaching ESL students on effective and appropriate teaching and evaluation methods, and providing particular support for faculty teaching ESL students in the Communication and Legal Reasoning Program, including advising in development of curriculum for required courses;
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education & experience;
  • 2-4 years’ experience working with international populations; administering, creating or managing programs; or similar;
  • ESL certification or the ability to become certified within 6 months of hire;
  • Significant experience working with lawyers; law students or similar or a JD degree;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, ability to relate to and interact with diverse constituencies;
  • Some supervisory experience;
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience living or working abroad or with international students, ability to converse in more than one language;
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired. 

Minimum to Midpoint Salary: $45,160 to $56,450 

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.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Academic and Bar Support Counselor Position at La Verne

Jon Baumunk, Interim Director of Academic and Bar Support, at La Verne recently posted the following job announcement on the ASP listserv:

The University of La Verne has an opening for a full-time Academic and Bar Support Counselor at the College of Law located in Ontario, CA.  Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support, the primary function of this position is to assist in providing academic and bar exam support services to students at the College of Law. 

The duties of the position include tutoring La Verne Law students and its graduates studying for the California Bar Examination; providing feedback on student practice assignments; counseling students on academic and bar exam success skills and attorney licensing requirements; presenting workshops related to academic and bar support; collecting data regarding the success of the academic and bar support programs; and other related duties as assigned. 

This position requires a Juris Doctor degree with at least one (1) year of academic experience in either law school teaching or bar exam tutoring.  Experience working with diverse populations is preferred.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be a member of the State Bar of California.  Evening work is necessary to accommodate students enrolled in the part-time and evening division, occasional attendance at weekend events is required. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a complete background investigation. 

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity.  Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.  To apply, please visit http://sites.laverne.edu/hr/administrativeprofessional-positions-available/.

 

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Job Announcement: Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF PRE-LAW ADVISING

City College of New York

Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies

DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF PRE-LAW ADVISING

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Launched at the City College of New York (CCNY) in 2009, the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies at City College is designed to increase the diversity of the legal profession by preparing talented students from underrepresented and low-income groups for law school and careers in law. The Program is a unique partnership between CCNY and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Combining academic studies with internships, LSAT instruction, career awareness events and mentoring by leading legal professionals, the Program prepares students to be successful law school applicants. Students are selected in the second semester of their sophomore year through a competitive review process that includes an application and an interview. They begin with the Program during the summer before their junior year; each cohort of Skadden Scholars includes between 25 and 40 students. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Deputy Director and Pre-Law Advisor will lead efforts to provide Skadden Scholars with intensive academic and pre-professional advising. The Deputy Director is also responsible for day-to-day management and oversight of the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies at the City College of New York and may have opportunities to teach a course in the program.  The Deputy Director designs and implements student and professional services and also oversees the logistics of the recruitment, selection, evaluation, and placement of Skadden Scholars.  The Deputy Director reports to the Skadden Program’s Executive Director and will work closely with him on all aspects of the position’s responsibilities. The Deputy Director will also work closely on many of the position’s responsibilities with the Flom Professor of Legal Studies.

Specific Responsibilities:

Student Recruitment and Selection

  • Plan and manage new student recruitment efforts for the Skadden Program – on CCNY’s campus, from other CUNY campuses, and nationally.
  • Supervise the production of marketing materials and program publications to attract a large pool of eligible undergraduate applicants.
  • Oversee the selection process for incoming Skadden Scholars; develop rigorous selection criteria and sit on the selection committee.

Student Advisement and Professional Development

  • Supervise the design and execution of the Program’s Summer Institute, a four-week LSAT instruction program with field trips to courts and law firms as well as a series of nine lectures on the legal process.
  • Serve as a principal advisor for Skadden Scholars throughout their time in the program and until they apply to law school.
  • Monitor student progress in meeting program obligations, including in their coursework, with the LSAT, and in their applications to law school.
  • Design, organize, and facilitate regular workshops with Skadden Scholars covering topics such as workplace communication, applying to law schools, preparing for internships, and navigating the LSAC Website.
  • Plan and facilitate professional development opportunities, including events that bring guest speakers to campus from among practicing attorneys, legal advocates, law school staff and faculty, and legal scholars.
  • Identify internship opportunities for students, communicate with internship providers, and oversee the internship evaluation process.  

Management and Oversight

  • Assess instructional needs; determine additional course offerings; supervise part-time staff and adjunct instructors in the Skadden Program.
  • Supervise the Program’s writing program, including its writing tutors.
  • Draft regular progress reports on program activities and student progress.
  • Manage the Skadden Program’s website and presence in social media.
  • Authorize program expenditures, create and gain approval for the annual budget; monitor quarterly and annual expense reports.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree, ideally a JD or PhD in political science, legal studies or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience and success advising undergraduates from underserved and low-income communities.
  • Knowledge of pre-law advising best practices as outlined by the Law School Admissions Council and the Pre-law Advisors' National Council

Applicants should send cover letter and resume to CCNYSkaddenJob@gmail.com. We hope to move quickly with the search and encourage people interested in the position to apply by February 17, 2012. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. This is a full-time position. The City College of New York/CUNY has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of individuals.  Reasonable accommodations provided for individuals with disabilities upon request. An AA/EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

January 26, 2012 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support Position at La Verne

Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support – College of Law - University of La Verne

Position #3170

The University of La Verne invites applicants for the position of Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Support at the College of Law, located in Ontario, CA.  This is a full-time position reporting to the Dean of the College of Law.  The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing programs that will assist students in achieving success during law school, as well as on the bar examination.

The duties include administration of various components of the academic and bar support programs which include, but are not limited to, workshops, mentoring and advising, and academic and bar support classes that are mandatory for students; teaching a mandatory academic success course for first and second year students and a mandatory bar preparation course for all students in their final year of law school; tutoring graduates preparing for the bar examination; conducting various academic success and bar preparation workshops; supervising one or more full-time or part-time Bar Exam Counselors, Assistant Directors, or Associate Directors; and collecting and evaluating data to help assess the effectiveness of the academic and bar support programs.

Candidates must be graduates of an ABA approved law school and admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction by examination. Experience in academic support and bar preparation instruction is preferred. Other areas for consideration include administrative, teaching or counseling experience.  Banner, statistics, and data analysis training is desirable.  This position requires occasional evening and weekend work.  Employment is contingent upon passing a complete background investigation.

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

To apply, please see instructions above, in addition, even though this position is not considered a faculty position, it does require teaching courses so we request that you also include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy and goals along with the name and contact information of three (3) references.  To apply, please visit http://sites.laverne.edu/hr/administrativeprofessional-positions-available/

 

January 18, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tenure-Track Position in ASP and Bar Prep at Appalachian School of Law

The Appalachian School of Law is looking for a full-time, tenure-earning faculty member interested in teaching in its Academic Success and Bar Preparation programs starting in 2012, preferably in the spring of 2012. ASL is committed to student achievement, and this position will be primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support ASL’s goals of assisting law students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, adjust to the challenges of law school, pass the bar exam, and prepare to enter law practice.

Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a higher-education setting in the areas of teaching, academic assistance, academic counseling, or similar administrative, teaching, or practice experience. The successful candidate also must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse law school community, including students served by the Academic Success Program, faculty members, and the law school administration.

ASL is located in the scenic-mountainous region of southwest Virginia, in an area that is experiencing growth with the recent completion of a new town center. All aspects of ASL’s academic program—from the structured curriculum and the required summer externship to the weekly community service commitment—are designed to respond to the unique needs and opportunities of a law school in this region. ASL received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in June 2006.

Women, people of color, and others with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Priscilla Harris, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee. For email, send to pharris@asl.edu, including in the subject line, “ASP Position.” For mail, send to Priscilla Harris, Appalachian School of Law, P.O. Box 2825, Grundy, VA 24614.

 

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Revised Announcement for University of Akron ASP Position

The Director, Academic Success Program position at University of Akron was originally posted here on the Blog on November 15, 2011.  The application directions have changed from the original posting.  The description itself is basically the same but re-formatted.  (Amy Jarmon) 

The University of Akron School of Law is accepting applications for the position of Director, Academic Support Program. 

Title: Director, Academic Success Program

Duties:

The responsibilities associated with this position include: counseling and tutoring students to ensure academic success and retention; conducting workshops and programs on analytical, learning, and time management skills; coordinating, training, and supervising peer tutoring program, including recruiting peer tutors and helping to design effective peer tutoring sessions; designing academic support for students, including working with professors and implementing skills training; assisting students with basic writing and analytical skills; organizing and coordinating the teaching of a skills-based first-year course and a final-year bar preparation course for at-risk students; other duties assigned. 

Qualifications:

J.D. degree required. Background in education or skills training, including effective involvement in academic support programs highly preferred. Legal experience preferred. Other qualifications include demonstrated record of effective self-starting and follow-through, demonstarted success in assisting student learning, ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles, ability to build rapport with all students, including at-risk students, and demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of constituencies. 

Please complete the online application at: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/ and attach a cover letter, resume and a list of references.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Associate Director of Academic Support - Writing Specialist Position at TJSL

JOB TITLE:               Associate Director of Academic Success-Writing Specialist

DEPARTMENT:        Academic Success Program

REPORTS TO:           Director of Academic Success

POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

The Associate Director of Academic Success- Writing Specialist will support the mission and vision of the law school as a part of the professional staff in the Academic Success Program.   The successful candidate will ideally have prior experience with writing instruction or tutoring in a law school, other academic institution or law firm.  The Associate Director- Writing Specialist will take the lead in evaluating, teaching and otherwise assisting students with elevating their writing skills to a level commensurate with the demands of the legal profession and other professional settings.  The Associate Director- Writing Specialist will provide assistance with monitoring learning outcomes, academic performance, and academic support activities for all grade levels, and will participate in all other student retention activities as a part of the Student Services Team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with the Director of Academic Success to administer the academic success program, to include providing one-on-one and small group tutoring; providing support and guidance to the advanced student mentors/TA’s, and all other tasks as assigned. 

Administer and review diagnostic writing assessments.

Hold tutorial sessions regarding mechanical writing skills, including but not limited to grammar, sentence structure, small scale organization and dictation.

Develop and supervise the implementation of individual writing skills remediation plans for students.

Work collaboratively with the legal writing faculty, the Director of Academic Success and the Associate Deans to assess and address the current needs for programming and support.

Provide structured writing, organizational and analytical assistance to current students.

Work with the Director to tailor current programming to meet the needs of the incoming first semester first year students each term.

Participate in the presentation of academic success program activities for first term first year students beginning with the New Student Orientation Program.

Share academic success program teaching responsibilities with other Academic Success Program staff.

Povide administrative support to the Academic Success Program.

Serve as a member of the Student Services Team to provide support, counseling and advice to students and recent graduates.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD degree or other graduate degree.
  • Minimum 3 years experience practicing law or delivering writing instruction in an academic institution or law firm.
  • Admission to a state bar in the United States preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience in legal education preferred.
  • Prior academic tutoring or experience in an academic success program preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE:

 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, weekends and evenings as needed.

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience.

Website for job posting:

http://www.tjsl.edu/sites/default/files/files/Associate-Director-of-Academic-Success-Writing-Specialist.pdf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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