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 .

 

February 22, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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.

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

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

February 17, 2012 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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

Job Opening https://hrsa.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psc/cnyhcprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRP...

1 of 2 2/1/12 3:03 PM

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.

February 15, 2012 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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.

February 12, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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.

 

January 10, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2011 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Two Academic Support/Bar Positions at Case Western

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Director of the Academic and Writing Support Program and Writing Center beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year.   The individual will also have the faculty rank of Instructor.  Depending on experience and qualifications, the initial contract will be for a period ranging from one to five years.    

This faculty member will have the following responsibilities:  1) staff and supervise the Legal Writing Center; 2) provide workshop instruction and individual tutoring to students in need of academic support; and 3) design and present course and supplementary instruction in bar-exam preparation. Candidates should have experience in academic support work and bar exam preparation.  Minimum academic requirement:  JD or equivalent from a US or foreign law school. 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Contact:  Catherine Adkins, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, (216) 368-2108, cca22@case.edu.  Further information about the law school is available at http://law.case.edu.

 

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of the Academic and Writing Support Program and Writing Center beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year.   The individual will also have the faculty rank of Instructor.  Depending on experience and qualifications, the initial contract will be for a period ranging from one to five years.    

This faculty member will have the following responsibilities, along with the program’s Director:  1) staff and supervise the Legal Writing Center; 2) provide workshop instruction and individual tutoring to students in need of academic support; and 3) design and present courses and supplementary instruction in bar-exam preparation. Candidates should have experience in academic support work and bar exam preparation.  Minimum academic requirement:  JD or equivalent from a US or foreign law school. 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Contact:  Catherine Adkins, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, (216) 368-2108, cca22@case.edu.  Further information about the law school is available at http://law.case.edu.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Director of Academic Support Position at University of Akron

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

Send cover letter, resume, and list of references to:

Angela Smith, asm17@uakron.edu

 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Job opening in student affairs at Loyola Law LA

Vice President and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Please include the reference number when referring to this job.

Division: Law School

Department: Office of the Dean

Job Description Summary:

Loyola Law School Los Angeles opened its doors in 1920.   Located in downtown Los Angeles – a legal, financial and media capital – Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs.  The first ABA-approved law school in California with a pro bono requirement for graduation, Loyola Law is committed to legal ethics and the public interest, and has produced top attorneys for nearly a century. 

Loyola Law School seeks an innovative, dynamic, visionary, student-centered leader to:

  • Manage the areas of Student Affairs, Enrollment Management (Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Accounts), Registrar, and Career Services with the focus on high quality and student-centered approaches to delivery of services.  Provide leadership in the development and implementation of strategic plans.  Create an assessment plan and measure performance against objectives.  Recommend changes or enhancements based on feedback and evaluation.  Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations relevant to the Student Affairs area. 
  • Work with academic Associate Deans and faculty committees to develop and implement programs, policies and rules, including but not limited to, academic initiatives, academic calendar, academic awards, student conduct and reinstatements.  In consultation with the Academic Dean, oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of the annual class schedule.
  • Work with the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration on relevant administrative functions.  Direct the development and administration of the budgets for assigned functional areas.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree required with substantial relevant experience. Graduate or professional degree desirable.  Must remain current on legal issues in higher education, including policy formulation, implementation and compliance.

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of experience in progressively responsible senior administrative positions in higher education student services, preferably law school.  Possess record of achievement commensurate with appointment as the chief student affairs officer of a professional school.

Knowledge/Ability:

Highly developed administrative, organizational and leadership skills and demonstrated success in program development and management.  Ability to make an executive judgment independent of direct supervision.  Must maintain highest degree of personal/professional integrity, respect for privacy and confidentiality, and a strong sense of ethics.  Knowledge of current philosophies in higher education and senior management administrative practices, and the ability to understand and work within the Law School culture.  Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively and maintain open dialogue with students, faculty, staff and administrators.  Excellent counseling, mediation/conflict resolution, negotiation and diplomatic skills are essential.  Ability to communicate effectively on diverse topics to diverse groups, and to lead and manage change.  Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends in legal issues, policies and principles in higher education, including policy formulation, implementation and compliance.  Advanced knowledge of assessment, predictive modeling tools and retention principles.  Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).  Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.  Skill in identifying problems, analyzing data and making recommendations.  Ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines, often with competing priorities. Must be well-organized and thorough with great attention to detail. Must possess the ability to manage personnel successfully (supervision, staff development, resolution of personnel issues, etc.).  Ability to develop and manage an organization within allocated budget.  Computer competency with Microsoft Office suite, database management, effective use of websites and other relevant technology.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, 403(b) retirement plan, long term disability, term life and AD&D insurance, tuition remission and vacation and sick leave.

Loyola Marymount University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, age of 40 or over, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military leave, veteran status, or any other status protected by law, in matters pertaining to employment.

Application Process:

Complete an online job application and submit a resume to:
http://jobs.lmu.edu

Date posted: 09-21-11

 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two positions at Barry School of Law

Barry University School of Law is continuing its search for an Assistant Dean of Bar Preparation and Academic Success, and a Director of Academic Success.  Both positions offer a competitive salary and benefits.  Complete descriptions and information may be accessed on our human resources page at http://www.barry.edu/jobs/default.aspx.  Under the job category search, select “Executive” and under the location search, select “School of Law.”

True to its nickname, “The City Beautiful,” Orlando also offers amazing theme park attractions, friendly neighborhoods, and excellent schools. Please forward this announcement to anyone you think may be interested in these wonderful opportunities. 

 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Clinical Faculty Appointment with Academic Success Component at UNC Chapel Hill

Position Announcement for Clinical Faculty Appointment

Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy, and Academic Success

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for full‑time Clinical Faculty Appointments to teach first-year legal research and writing and to serve in the Writing and Learning Resources Center beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.  The Center houses the law school’s first-year writing program and its three-year academic success program.  Each individual selected for these positions will teach two seminar-sized sections of the research and writing course (“Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy”) per semester.  In addition, successful candidates will work with the Director of Academic Success Programs to teach academic-success workshops or to provide individual and group educational counseling or tutoring.

            Candidates should have outstanding academic records in law school, the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established team, and experience or demonstrated potential in teaching.  A J.D. and practice or clerkship experience is required.  A strong plus would be additional experience or degrees in education, counseling, or academic success work. The individuals hired will receive an initial three-year, nine-month appointment subject to long‑term contract renewal.

            Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.unc.edu/2501569.  Click on this direct link URL from any browser to apply for this position.  Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references.  Confidential inquiries are welcome; they can be made to Professor Craig Smith, Assistant Dean for Legal Writing and Academic Success, at 919.962.7059 or crgsmith@email.unc.edu.  For more information about the UNC-CH School of Law, please visit our website: www.law.unc.edu.

 

 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Director of Bar Passage and Academic Support Opening at OSU

           The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law invites applications for its Director of Bar Passage and Academic Support program.  The position includes appointment as a clinical faculty member and would also include teaching in the Legal Writing and Analysis curriculum. 

           We will consider all applicants; however, we prefer candidates with experience in providing academic support services and/or in teaching legal writing and analysis.  Candidates should have a strong academic record that demonstrates potential for leading such a program and for such clinical instruction.   The starting salary range will be in the $78,000 - $83,000 range for a 12-month appointment with a renewable contract; full University fringe benefits are provided as well. The ideal starting date will be early November 2011 or as soon thereafter as possible. 

            A resume, references, and cover letter should be submitted to Associate Dean Kathy Northern, Chair,  Director of Bar Passage and Academic Support Program Search Committee, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.   Send e-mail applications to northern.1@osu.edu .  Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

             The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

 

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Position at UALR

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK
WILLIAM H. BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW
ASSISTANT DEAN FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
 
 
The UALR Bowen School of Law is seeking an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. The Assistant Dean is in charge of all aspects of the law school academic counseling, academic success, and bar passage programs. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This is a twelve-month renewable position and the preferred start date is August 15, 2011.
 
Candidates should have a J.D. from an accredited law school. Administrative experience, teaching experience, and an educational background are helpful. The successful candidate will be outgoing, will be able to work with diverse groups of people, and will have excellent teaching, writing and verbal skills.
 
The UALR Bowen School of Law, established in 1975, has approximately 440 full and part-time students and boasts innovative academic partnerships with UAMS, the Clinton School for Public Service, and the Boozman College of Public Health.  The school’s alumni include federal and state judges, elected officials, business leaders, corporate counsel, partners of major law firms, and dedicated public servants.  The school, located next to MacArthur Park, enjoys strong support from its students, alumni, and the legal community.
 
To apply, submit a letter of application (reference R97577), resume and references to:  Patti Bell, Administrative Projects Coordinator, Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.  Electronic submissions are preferred; e-mail plbell@ualr.edu with R97577 in the subject line or fax to 501.324.9433. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information visit http://ualr.edu or http://www.law.ualr.edu.
 
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.  Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure.  Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Positions Open at Whittier for Graduate Fellows in Academic Support

Graduate Fellow in Academic Support at Whittier Law School

Job Description                                                                                                                          

Whittier’s Academic Support Program provides supplemental academic services to Whittier students in their first and second years that improve academic performance and develop the skills necessary for law school success.  

Whittier Law School currently seeks two Graduate Fellows in academic support.  The Graduate Fellows hold a one year, full time, non-tenure track position and report to the Director of Academic Services.  The Director of Academic Services, in consultation with the Dean, determines whether to continue a Fellowship beyond the one-year term as well as any extension or reformation of responsibilities.

Graduate Fellowships will begin in early to mid-August 2011.

Candidate

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of academic support and have the requisite knowledge to implement the academic support program as defined by the department.  Applicants must have public speaking experience or competence or demonstrate a willingness to acquire such experience and competence.  Applicants must possess the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with students, staff and faculty.

A successful candidate must demonstrate initiative and possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively with students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.  Applicants also must understand the importance of student confidentiality and privacy, possess excellent organizational skills, evidence a strong attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and related deadlines.

Candidates must have earned a law degree from an ABA accredited law school and be admitted to practice or awaiting bar examination results.

Duties

Duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  1.  Individual meetings with students to review skill and substantive material, particularly those students on academic notice or identified by professors as in need of academic assistance.   
  2. Conduct skill based workshops for first year students throughout the academic year. 
  3.  Assist in teaching and grading the second year Legal Methods I and II courses, which includes the opportunity to guest lecture and provide individualized feedback to students on their written work.
  4.  Assist the Director in the maintenance of the ASP records and filing systems with attention to student confidentiality and privacy.  Assist the Director in tracking the academic progress of individual students and in updating and maintaining requisite spreadsheets and files. 
  5. Review student answers to practice exams, and provide students exam performance evaluation and with advice on exam strategy.  
  6. Assist the Director in the maintenance of the Academic Support website and blog.
  7. Assist the Director in the plans for and implementation of ASP contributions to new student orientations.

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Director of ASP Jenny Homer at jhomer@law.whittier.edu

 

 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Programmatic tenure position available at Stetson Law

Programmatic Tenure Position

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW seeks to fill one or more tenured/tenure-track and programmatic tenure track positions for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Appointments may be lateral or entry-level. 

Located in Florida's Tampa Bay area, the nation's nineteenth largest metro area, Stetson was established in 1900 and is Florida's oldest law school.  Our main campus is in Gulfport, just outside St. Petersburg.  We also have a part-time program with classes on both the main campus and our satellite campus in downtown Tampa. 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.  Stetson nurtures a vibrant intellectual community, situated on a beautiful campus.  We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at http://www.law.stetson.edu to learn more about our school, our community, and our programs. 

For a programmatic tenure-track position, we welcome applications from candidates interested in teaching in our Academic Success Program.  This program helps students adjust to the rigors of law school and supports students who encounter academic difficulty.  Responsibilities include teaching critical reading and thinking, rule synthesis, outlining, legal analysis, and exam preparation. 

Stetson encourages applications from women, minorities, and others who will facilitate a stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment.  All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.  The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin reviewing applications on or before August 15, 2011 and will invite some candidates to interview during the AALS 2011 Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C., although interviews may also take place at other times and locations. 

Contact: Applicants should send an email, attaching a current curriculum vitae together with a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests, and details of at least three professional references, to Professor Paul Boudreaux and Professor Candace Zierdt, Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee, at facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu.  Those who prefer to apply by postal mail should write to Faculty Appointments, c/o Professor Paul Boudreaux and Professor Candace Zierdt, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.

 

 

 

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