Friday, October 5, 2012

University of Memphis Law School Assistant Dean Position

The University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites applications for the Assistant Dean for Law School Student Affairs.  The Assistant Dean for Law School Student Affairs is the primary person responsible for assisting students and student organizations with law school needs while in law school.  The law school is looking for a professional who can assist in redesigning and directing our Academic Success program.  The school is particularly interested in applicants with teaching or advising experience.  

The Law School celebrates its 50th anniversary as a public law school and second anniversary in its new building, the newly restored U.S. Customs House in downtown Memphis.  A $48 million project, the structure offers a magnificent work setting and striking views of the Mississippi River.  We look forward to bolstering our current outstanding staff with a staff member committed to excellence in the law school setting.  

Memphis is a beautiful and diverse city with low real estate prices and an excellent quality of life. The city is known for its friendly atmosphere, revitalized downtown, and attractions such as Graceland, Beale Street, Opera Memphis, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Zoo, NBA Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers basketball team, National Civil Rights Museum, and nationally recognized theatre companies.  

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.   

Please apply at https://workforum.memphis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1349101675295 prior to October 15, 2012.  Email any questions to jbkidd@memphis.edu.

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Director Opening at University of District Columbia David A Clarke School of Law

UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications to fill the tenure-track position of Director of Academic Support.  We will consider exceptionally talented applicants at either the assistant or associate professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement.  The position will begin in July, 2013. 

We are looking for an experienced academic success professional who is familiar with the best practices in the field and interested in designing a state-of-the-art academic success program suitable for our mission. The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates and represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics.  UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  UDC is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university.  UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: Top 10 in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs ((US News and World Report, 2012); 3rd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2012); 5th most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2012); 4th best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2012); and Top 20 most innovative law school (PreLaw Magazine, 2012). UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women. 

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

Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by October 31, 2012 for complete consideration. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume.  Contact:  Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 52, Room 315A, Washington, D.C. 20008.  wreuben-cooke@udc.edu

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Suffolk Law ASP Position

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

AT SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

 

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Academic Support beginning in the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year or the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year.  Assistant Professors in the Academic Support Program (ASP) are responsible for assisting incoming students as they acclimate to the rigors of law school by teaching skills such as case briefing, course outlining, and legal synthesis.  In addition, ASP Professors work with upper-division students in order to enhance their study skills and analytical abilities.  Candidates must be available to teach both day and evening-division students, and are required to work with students both in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis.  We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to academic support, and particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.  Academic support or law school teaching experience is strongly preferred.  Interested candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.  Interested applicants should address a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to:  Chair, LPS and ASP Committee, at pmiceli@suffolk.edu.  Alternatively, applicants may address their materials to the Chair and send them to our administrative assistant at the following address: Suffolk University Law School, ATTN: Patti Miceli, LPS Department, 120 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts 02108.  The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in October of 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Job Opening at Elon School of Law

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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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Job at CUNY Law

Job Title: Director - Irene Diamond Professional Skills Center (Academic Resource Center

Director)

Job ID: 6098

Location: CUNY School of Law

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

 

GENERAL DUTIES

Directs curriculum development and operations of a learning resource center.

- Designs, implements and monitors a comprehensive student support program based on targeted

academic resources such as tutoring, remedial and/or other related support services

- Administers all curricular, administrative, and financial aspects of the center; oversees design and

delivery of various programs sponsored by the center

- Performs outcomes assessment and creates strategic plan to further develop center offerings

- Ensures ongoing faculty and staff development to support high quality student services delivery;

promotes best practices in field

- Manages annual budget; develops proposals and other initiatives for expanded center funding

- Cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships; serves as primary liaison to faculty and administrators

to plan and execute center activities

- Manages professional, instructional and clerical staff

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Resource Center Director

CONTRACT TITLE

Higher Education Officer

FLSA

Exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Director of the Irene Diamond Professional Skills Center will assist the Academic Dean and the

Director of Academic Support Programs in designing and implementing all aspects of the Law School's

Academic Support Program. This is primarily a teaching position. The Director will work with first- and

second-year students as they develop the doctrinal, academic, study, and time-management skills

necessary for success in the Law School's program of study, on the bar exam, and in practice. The

Director may teach weekly first- or second-year skills sessions; teach academic support sections of

required doctrinal courses; work with students individually or in small groups; and train and supervise

teaching assistants. The Professional Skills Center also designs and administers the Summer Law

Institute (a three-week intensive introduction to law study) and the Pre-Law Program (a mandatory

orientation program for all entering students). The Director will be involved in planning and teaching in

those programs. In keeping with CUNY's integrated approach to academic support, the Director will also

help develop faculty workshops on pedagogy and serve as a resource to faculty in the areas of

skills-based teaching and testing.

The Director may have additional responsibilities as determined in consultation with the Academic Dean

and the Director of Academic Support Programs.

This job may include evening and weekend duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must be committed to the public interest and access missions of the Law

School and the role of an integrated academic support program in law school. She or he should possess

excellent writing, speaking, and organization skills. Experience in a law school academic support

program, or other relevant teaching experience, is strongly preferred. JD degree is preferred.

COMPENSATION

$82,299 - $102,253; 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

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".

It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one document.

If you have any inquiries, please contact Maryann Ruggiero at maryann.ruggiero@mail.law.cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of applications to begin 7/26/12.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with

disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and

continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Assistant Director Position at Stetson

POSITION:                 Assistant Director for Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:        Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

DATE POSTED:        06/12/2012 

Primary Purpose:

Participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Academic Success Program that partners with students from admission through bar passage.  Responsibilities will include academic counseling and administrative tasks. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Academic Counseling

  • Advises upper-level students on course selection, study techniques and exam preparation. 
  • Reviews upper-level student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help students improve their writing skills.

Bar Preparation Counseling

  • Meets with individuals who are preparing for the bar exam and review sample bar exam essays and provide analysis and feedback to help them improve their writing skills.
  • Helps individuals develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam. 
  • Develops and implement the Bar Preparation Service’s Repeat Taker Program.
  • Addresses general student questions about completing the bar application. 

Administrative Tasks

  • Assists with Academic Success and Bar Preparation Workshops.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Bar Preparation website and blog.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation. 
  • Collaborates with other campus offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for students. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

J.D. degree required.  Must be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.  One to three years’ experience in academic support preferred. Ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling setting. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of student records and information. Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis, preferred.  A high level of organization, flexibility, judgment and interpersonal skills are required.  Strong written and verbal communication skills, and presentation ability, required.  Experience with Stetson’s bar preparation program, a plus.Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 

Stetson University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups. 

Resumes and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu  

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

University of San Diego Director Position

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF LAW – DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS POSITION:

The Director, Academic Success Programs, reports directly to the Assistant Dean for J.D. Student Affairs and is responsible for contributing to a positive student experience by providing oversight of the many academic support programs at USD.  The Director works in a collaborative relationship with all law school students, faculty, administrative offices, and university offices and actively participates in coordinating all aspects of the academic support programs.  The Director is expected to market the ASP programs and actively engage in outreach to all students.  The Director will also be assigned an instructor position in the area of academic support and/or bar preparation programming.  The ability to provide timely and accurate communication to students is an essential component of this position.  This position requires occasional attendance at on and off campus events during and outside normal business hours.   Some travel may be required.  

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean for J.D. Student Affairs.   For instructional assignments, also works under the general supervision of the Vice Dean.  Minimal direct supervision of regular, full-time employees, but directly hires, trains and supervises law student learning assistants (approx. 12-15 per semester).  Administrative support provided by a part-time Executive Assistant with occasional additional support from the Coordinator, JD Student Affairs. 

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive program in academic success
  • Provide one-on-one academic counseling to JD Students
  • Teach course(s) designed to Increase Bar Exam and/or Legal Analysis Skills
  • Assist with Bar Exam Advisement and Preparation
  • Perform administrative duties 

Job Requirements  

  • JD degree required.  Admission to state bar required.
  • Experience teaching, providing workshops, or trainings is required. Teaching experience in a university setting preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years professional experience required. Prior experience working within a law school academic support program strongly preferred.
  • Academic counseling or advising experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is critical.
  • Proven skills in written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic or professional setting.
  • Ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good judgment, and exemplify appropriate customer service in working with students, faculty, and all levels of university staff and officials. 
  • Ability to prioritize workload effectively and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative in managing projects and ability to develop and keep to time lines.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to be proactive with respect to suggestions for improving all aspects of the programs
  • Strong computer skills for spreadsheet reporting, word-processing, database maintenance, web-design and maintenance.  Minimum of intermediate experience with Word, Excel and MS Outlook required.  Experience with web content development preferred. 

Additional Details    

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.  

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Finance & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.  Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Closing date: June 21, 2012 

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

APPLY ONLINE AT:  http://www.sandiego.edu/administration/businessadmin/humanresources/jobopportunities/

 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

UNLV: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAM

Willliam S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program.

ROLE OF THE POSITION

The Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program will be responsible for providing support for Program and counseling 20-30 students per week in order to assist them with their legal studies.  The Assistant Director will monitor and train student mentors, assist in curriculum development for the bar passage program, counsel current students and alumni on bar passage issues, and conduct seminars for the first year class.

 The position reports to the Director of the Academic Success Program and works closely with and actively collaborates with the Law School faculty and senior administrators.

PROFILE OF THE LAW SCHOOL

The School of Law is now building on its record of success during its first decade as the public law school of Nevada.  We are a new school with a diverse alumni base of just under 1500.  The School of Law has 477 students enrolled (347 full-time, 130 part-time) and 44 full-time faculty, and enjoys state-of-the-art facilities at the center of the UNLV campus.  For more information about the Boyd School of Law, please refer to our website at http://www.law.unlv.edu/.

PROFILE OF THE UNIVERSITY

UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university with 27,000 students and more than 1000 full-time faculty.  With more than 120 graduate programs, including 38 doctoral and professional programs, UNLV is Nevada’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution.  It provides traditional and professional academic programs for a diverse student body and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship.  For more information about the University, please refer to the UNLV website at http://www.unlv.edu.  Las Vegas is a diverse and entrepreneurial city that boasts unparalleled access to world-class restaurants and entertainment, all within a short drive to some of the nation’s premier outdoor attractions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:  J.D. degree and related professional experience.  Candidates should possess superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectiveness in working with students and alumni, administrators, and  faculty.

APPLICATION DETAILS

To apply, submit a letter which includes work experience, resume, and list of references via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu.  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.  Application review will begin immediately, and we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jennifer Carr, Director of the Academic Success Program at Jennifer.carr@unlv.edu. 

 

UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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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.

April 25, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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. 

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

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. 

March 29, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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 .

                                                       

March 6, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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.

March 6, 2012 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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)