Tuesday, October 14, 2008

job opening at Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Law solicits applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position as Director for Academic Achievement to begin in Summer 2009. Responsibilities include coordinating an academic skills program for all first-year students that begins during orientation and continues throughout the fall semester; teaching a first-year elective and a second-year course designed to help low-performing students improve their analytical and writing skills; training and supervising upper-level teaching fellows; counseling and tutoring students to improve academic success throughout law school; acting as a resource for faculty, including assisting teachers of first-year subjects to integrate legal skills instruction into their courses; and coordinating the delivery of services with the school’s Writing Center and with the Office of Student Affairs.  The Director for Academic Achievement will work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Legal Writing and with the Assistant Dean of Students.   

Applicants need a strong law school record, excellent interpersonal and program administration skills, and the ability to understand student learning challenges and to provide innovative approaches to meeting those challenges.  Prior experience with academic support and law school teaching is highly preferred. The position, although not tenure track, has full faculty status and voting rights. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. There are opportunities for additional teaching responsibilities and for summer research funding. 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter by November 15, 2008, to Professor Jana Singer, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Maryland School of Law, 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.



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