Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hofstra University Law School Professor of Academic Support Position

Professor of Academic Support

Hofstra University School of Law

Hofstra University School of Law invites applications for the position of Professor of Academic Support. This is a full-time faculty position with a renewable contract potentially leading to a long-term renewable contracts. Academic support professors at Hofstra serve on faculty committees and vote in faculty meetings.

The Law School's Academic Support professors have primary responsibility for teaching and counseling students to help them make adjustments to the academic demands of law school and to develop skills to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school, on the bar exam, and after graduation. Responsibilities include —

(1) Teaching first-year and upper-level classes and workshops for students who need academic support;

(2) Assisting in planning and implementing first-year orientation programs;

(3) Working with students in individual and small group sessions;

(4) Identifying and assisting students who need additional academic support;

(5) Designing and implementing innovative academic support programs;

(6) Assisting with the law school's bar exam preparation programs and events.

Applicants must have the following: a J.D.; a strong academic record; a background demonstrating a potential for excellence in academic support; an understanding of developments in legal pedagogy; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the law school community; and excellent writing and speaking skills. The following are not required but would substantially enhance an application: experience in law school academic support programs or other relevant teaching experience (including experience as a teaching assistant during law school); and/or an advanced degree in education, psychology, counseling, or a related field. Law practice experience without teaching experience will generally not be sufficient. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications should be sent by email (not hard copy) to Professor Roy Simon at Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. The subject line of your email should include the words "Academic Support."

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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