Thursday, December 9, 2010

Phoenix Law Director of Academic Success and Bar Prep Position

Director of Academic Success and Bar Prep Program

Phoenix School of Law

            Phoenix School of Law (PSL) is seeking an innovative legal educator with experience in academic and bar examination support to direct its Academic Success and Bar Prep Program and establish it as a benchmark in the field.  PSL is a young institution, fully approved by the American Bar Association, that seeks to differentiate itself by providing students with a market-leading return upon their investment.  Sustainable excellence with respect to key student outcomes, by delivering a value-adding educational experience, is central to the institution’s strategy.  The school’s mission is grounded in providing a student-centered and practice-readying legal education and serving the underserved.  

            The Academic Success and Bar Prep Program will play a leading role in achieving the School’s mission and actualizing the “inclusive model of excellence” (facilitating outcomes comparable to or better than institutions with higher traditional quality indicators).  The program currently is being developed by the PSL faculty and administration with input from experienced consultants.  It will integrate both academic success and bar prep, anticipates significant faculty engagement, and aims toward significant interactivity with the primary course of study. The new Director will have the opportunity to fashion, in collaboration with the Academic Success/Bar Prep Team, the critical elements of the emerging and innovative Program.  The new Director must have a Juris Doctor Degree and experience working and teaching in a post secondary educational institution.

            The Academic Success and Bar Prep Program currently includes six professionals (plus an approved position for a seventh person) and several support staff.  The Program is housed on the PSL campus in a welcoming space that includes a conference room, study rooms, study carrels, and an administrative area.

            Shandrea P. Solomon, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who oversees the Academic Success Program, will be attending the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, including Joint Program of the Sections on Academic Support and Balance in Legal Education on Wednesday, 5 January, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., and the Section on Academic Support’s Continental Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, 7 January.   She welcomes the opportunity to meet with persons who are interested in this opportunity.  Please contact Shandrea P. Solomon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at [email protected] to schedule a time to meet.  Persons unable to attend or meet at AALS may send their resumes to Stephanie Lee, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]


Phoenix School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Phoenix School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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