Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Job opening: U. Kentucky seeks Legal Writing Director

Here's the announcement:

The University of Kentucky College of Law seeks outstanding applicants for its newly created, full-time position of Director of Legal Research and Writing.  The Director will lead and administer the College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program and will play an important leadership role in evaluating and improving the content, structure, and staffing of the present program, currently taught by 12 part-time adjunct instructors.  In addition, the Director will teach one or more sections of the two-semester legal research and writing course for first year law students and other legal writing courses as assigned.

In administering the program, the Director will participate in the hiring, orientation, training, and evaluation of legal research and writing instructors; participate in the orientation of incoming first-year law students; prepare the syllabi and the common writing problems used by all legal research and writing sections; chair regular meetings of the legal research and writing instructors to discuss course content, teaching methods, and related issues; handle student issues related to the program; oversee the selection of legal research and writing award recipients; coordinate legal research and writing with the broader curriculum in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; and perform other related administrative duties as assigned.

Qualified applicants will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, experience in the law school teaching of legal writing, and a serious commitment to students. The successful candidate will report directly to the Dean and, after a three-year probationary period, will be eligible for a renewable, five-year appointment as a clinical faculty member.  The salary will be commensurate with experience.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., and at least three references to Professor Harold R. Weinberg, Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY 40506-0048 by mail or electronically to him by email message and attachments to  Applications should be received by January 15, 2011.  The University of Kentucky College of Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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