Saturday, August 23, 2008
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for a newly developed full-time Clinical Faculty appointment for a Director of Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy, beginning in Fall 2009. The Director of Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy will direct the first-year legal writing program, reporting to the Assistant Dean of Legal Writing and Academic Success, and will be responsible for administering an established mandatory first-year writing course that integrates academic support in an adjunct-based legal writing program.
The Director will teach one fall section and will make hiring recommendations for the program adjunct faculty; train and supervise program faculty and Teaching Assistants; supervise grading; direct the Writing Lab; advise the Assistant Dean on trends in legal research & writing; design first-year legal research & writing problems; advise on curriculum design; and serve on faculty committees as requested by the Dean. Scholarship in areas related to legal education and/or research and writing pedagogy is strongly encouraged, as is leadership in state and national professional associations. The
successful candidate will receive a twelve-month, non-tenure-track clinical appointment subject to long-term contract renewal and will have faculty voting rights for all but personnel matters. Candidates should have outstanding academic records, as well as experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership, administrative skills, and legal research and writing. Membership in the North Carolina State Bar, or the ability to attain membership by the Fall of 2009, is preferred.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. They must be made electronically, via the following link: http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm. After accessing this link, read the information under "Jobs at Carolina," and then access "EPA Faculty Positions: How to Apply and Open Positions." Follow all instructions on the website to ensure proper receipt of your application. Be prepared to electronically submit your curriculum vitae, letter of application, and contact information for 4 references. Confidential inquiries are welcome and should be directed to the Faculty Appointment Committee Chair, Professor Mark Weisburd, by phone (919-962-8515) or by e-mail.