Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Director of Academic Support Position at Southern Illinois

Faculty Position: Director of the Academic Support Program

Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law, founded in 1973 to serve the public interest, seeks to fill a full time (9 or 12 months, to be negotiated with the Dean) tenure-track or tenured position in the area of academic support beginning in the 2011-12 academic year.

Title & Rank:

Director of the Academic Support Program — Assistant or Associate Professor of Law.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from a nationally-accredited law school, and an outstanding law school academic record. Factors to be considered in assessing the academic record include: rank in class, selectivity of the J.D. degree (or its equivalent) granting institution, honors received, and other factors relevant to academic performance. To be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor level, the candidate must have prior law school teaching experience and an established record of scholarship and contributions to the profession. Associate Professor candidates should be able to meet the requirements for tenure on the faculty of the School of Law.

Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced degree in education theory or a related discipline or one or more years of experience in a law school academic support program. Experience in student counseling, academic support, bar exam preparation, legal writing and analysis, or remedial teaching is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director of the Academic Support Program will develop and maintain a first-year program of academic success, including currently-required study groups, a second-year program for at risk students, and a bar preparation program. The Director will also have responsibility for: (a) teaching one classroom course per academic year to be negotiated with the Dean, (b) research and publication involving legal analysis of a high quality; (c) committee and other service work within the law school; and (d) university and public service. The Director’s responsibilities will also include: working with other faculty at developing specialized learning experiences, overseeing upper-class structured study group leaders, offering workshops, counseling students and being familiar with campus referral sources, monitoring student progress through the curriculum, and working with students on an individual basis. The Director’s position is a full time, tenure-track position based on a nine or twelve-month contract.

To apply:

Applications should be submitted electronically at A completed application will require a letter of application, a resumé, and the contact information for three references. The letter should be addressed to:

Paul McGreal, Chair, Personnel Committee

Southern Illinois University School of Law

Mail Code 6804

1150 Douglas Drive

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Deadline for application:

October 15, 2010, or until position is filled.

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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