Thursday, February 7, 2008
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University seeks applicants for the full-time position of Director of Legal Writing. The person hired is eligible for an initial five-year appointment of annually renewable eleven-month contracts. The Director reports directly to the dean; members of the legal writing faculty are active in faculty governance, including committee service, and are voting members of the law faculty for all issues not concerning tenure, promotion, or the hiring of tenure-track faculty. The Director’s responsibilities include the development, coordination, and implementation of the program in legal writing and research education at Cleveland-Marshall. The director has primary responsibility for the first-year Legal Writing Program, as well as additional upper-level legal writing courses offered currently or in the future. The Director will teach one first-year section (15-20 students).
Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, a minimum of three years experience teaching Legal Writing, and a serious commitment to students. Successful experience in leading colleagues in an academic setting is strongly preferred. Salary will be competitive and based on the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications.
The school’s Legal Writing Director search committee will begin reviewing applications as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants who submit materials on or before March 15, 2008, will be assured of receiving full consideration. Send a letter of interest and resume (including the names and contact information of at least three (3) references, one of whom should be from a colleague outside the home institution) to Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, LB 138, Cleveland, OH 44115. E-mail applications are also accepted; send them to Ms. Holli Goodman.