Saturday, October 13, 2012

U Mass Assistant/Associate/Professor - Director of Academic Success Position



Director of Academic Success Position 

The law school seeks a tenured or tenure track faculty member who will be the Director of Academic Success and teach one required non-academic support course each year.  Doctrinal needs include Contracts, Property, and Civil Procedure.  In addition, the Director of Academic Success will supervise academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services, from a pre-law preparation program, through a robust law school support program, culminating in a bar prep support program for graduates.  It will be expected that this faculty member will regularly work during the summer months. 

UMass School of Law - Dartmouth’s mission centers on public service and the school is committed to the principles of Best Practices. The School seeks to prepare students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner while serving the community.  The School offers a robust legal education program which includes traditional courses as well as clinical programs, both in-house and off campus, and a field placement program utilizing experienced practitioners.   Students are required to take 6 practice-oriented courses and to provide 30 hours of pro bono legal assistance to graduate. 

The successful candidate must have teaching experience and have practiced law in either the private or public arena, will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching bar exam support programs, will have experience working with non-traditional students and students from communities underrepresented in the profession, and should demonstrate abilities in institutional research, assessment and outcomes reporting.  Candidates must possess a J.D., must be a member in good standing of a state’s bar, must demonstrate a record of outstanding achievement in a law practice and/or law teaching , and must demonstrate a potential for excellence as a teacher and scholar.  Applicants with a background in education, public interest/government practice experience or community-based small firm practice are encouraged to apply. 

UMass School of Law - Dartmouth is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, administration and student body and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community. 

The Faculty Appointments Committee will be attending the AALS Recruitment Conference in Washington, DC, October 11-13, 2012.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and a current resume to Professor Frances Howell Rudko, Faculty Appointments Committee, (, University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts  02747.  Local candidates who cannot attend the AALS Conference can be scheduled for on campus screening interviews following the Conference.  Please indicate your preference in your letter of application. 

The University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth is an EEO-AA Employer.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on all potential employees.

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