Friday, October 27, 2006
As a driving rain cancels World Series games here in the heartland, Professor David Walter sends word of an employment opportunity in sunny Florida:
"The Florida International University College of Law seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of its Legal Skills & Values Program. This may be a tenured, tenure-track, or long-term contract position, depending upon the applicant's qualifications.
"The Legal Skills & Values Program combines demanding traditional legal analysis, research, writing, and advocacy instruction with an introduction to other lawyering skills and professionalism. It is a required three-semester program for entering students, with third semester enrollment options provided in either the students' fall or spring semester of their second year. Finalist candidates for this position will be asked to present a curricular plan for the three-semester sequence. A highly qualified instructional staff is already in place.
"Applicants should be experienced law teachers with a strong background in legal research and writing instruction and some experience in other skills taught in the program. Those applying for a tenured or tenure-track position should also have a demonstrated commitment to and a talent for legal scholarship. Previous management or administrative responsibility in legal education would also be helpful, but is not required.
"Nominations and applications should be directed to:
Associate Dean Ediberto Roman
Professor Matthew Mirow
Appointments Committee Co-Chairs
Florida International University College of Law
University Park, Rafael Diaz Balart Hall
Miami, Florida 33199
"Review of applications will begin November 20, 2006
"1. The position advertised:
_x_ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
_x_ 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.
"2. The professor hired:
_x_ a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings
___ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
"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
__ b. $80,000 to $89,999
__ 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
"4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be:
_x_ a. 30 or fewer
_x_ b. 31 - 35
_x_ c. 36 - 40
__ d. 41 - 45
__ e. 46 - 50
__ f. 51 - 55
__ g. 56 - 60
__ h. more than 60"