Wednesday, August 23, 2006

job at Golden Gate

Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of First-Year Legal Writing. This tenure-track position will begin in the fall of 2007. The Director will be responsible for designing and administering Golden Gate’s two-semester first-year legal writing and research program. The Director will also hire, train, and supervise the adjunct faculty who teach individual sections of the course. The Director will teach one section of the course each semester.

Golden Gate is a private university located in downtown San Francisco with a strong commitment to practical and clinical education and a diverse student body. Applicants should have a distinguished academic background, at least three years of experience teaching legal writing, strong organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated interest in legal scholarship. Candidates with supervisory and administrative experience are preferred. We especially welcome applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will enhance and diversify our faculty. Applications (cover letter & resume) should be sent to Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

DEADLINE: September 15, 2006.

1. The position advertised:

x_ a. is a tenure-track appointment.

__ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

__ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

__ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

__ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

__ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable

term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):

2. The professor hired:

x_ a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

__ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights:

3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.)

x _a. $90,000 or more (depending on qualifications)

x_ b. $80,000 to $89,999 (depending on qualifications)

__ c. $70,000 to $79,999

__ d. $60,000 to $69,999

__ e. $50,000 to $59,999

__ f. $40,000 to $49,999

__ g. $30,000 to $39,999

__ h. this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000

__ i. this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

Additional information about base salary or other compensation:

4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research

& writing professor will be:

x_ a. 30 or fewer

__ b. 31 - 35

__ c. 36 - 40

__ d. 41 - 45

__ e. 46 - 50

__ f. 51 - 55

__ g. 56 - 60

__ h. more than 60

Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted teaching outside of the legal research and writing program:


hat tip:  Leslie Rose, Associate Professor and Director, Advanced Legal Writing Program, Golden Gate


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