Monday, August 17, 2009

job opening at Dayton

The University of Dayton School of Law seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills to teach in the school’s Legal Profession Program beginning in the fall of the 2010-2011 academic year. Legal Profession I and II is a year-long, graded, six-credit course that introduces first-year students to legal analysis, research, and writing. The full-time teaching load consists of two sections per semester, with each section averaging around 20 students. Lawyering skills professors are eligible for long term contracts, with an initial appointment of one academic year, renewable for two additional years. Thereafter, a lawyering skills professor may apply for a three-year and then five-year appointments.  Lawyering skills professors serve on committees and participate in law school governance. Each lawyering skills professor receives a research/travel budget, and is eligible for scholarship stipends on the same basis as for all law school faculty.

An applicant should have a commitment to teaching writing and research; a strong academic record (JD degree required); legal practice experience (at least two years required); excellent legal analysis, research and writing skills; and the ability to work independently and cooperatively. Legal practice experience includes teaching, practice, or judicial clerkship experience. The school prefers candidates with experience working with persons from diverse backgrounds, and qualified candidates should have a demonstrated interest in the development of the professional skills that our students will rely upon as legal practitioners with an enhanced appreciation for ethics and community service.

The University of Dayton, a comprehensive Catholic University founded by the Society of Mary (the Marianists) in 1850, is Ohio’s largest independent university and one of the nation’s ten largest Catholic universities. The University of Dayton is firmly committed to the principle of diversity and is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on August 17, 2009, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply online. Submit cover letter, resume (including three references), and writing sample electronically on the website at the time of application.  Click here for more information about the School of Law or the Legal Profession Program, or contact Professor Maria Crist, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772.

Required disclosures for ALWD/LWI indicate that the advertised position may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $50,000 - $60,000 range. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.) Legal Writing faculty are eligible and receive scholarship stipends at the same rate as tenure-track faculty. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 41-45.

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