Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support Position at Loyola Chicago

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a clinical faculty position, Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support. Loyola is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. The Writing and Academic Support Programs are vital parts of the School of Law's curriculum and mission. 

The Associate Director will assist in administering both the School of Law's Writing Program and Academic Support Program. The Writing Program includes a required three-semester curriculum, and advanced writing electives. The courses are skills-based and the staff is entirely comprised of experienced practitioners who serve as adjunct professors. The Academic Support Program includes an academic tutor program open to all first-year students and staffed by student tutors, an Academic Enhancement Program for targeted students, and upper-division electives focused on bar exam skills. 

Key responsibilities include assisting the Director in: 

- Administering and growing the existing Academic Support Program.

- Teaching an exam skills program for targeted first-year students.

-Training and supervising student tutors in the Academic Support Program.

-Designing and developing bar exam preparation resources for students, including workshops, courses, and online resources.

- Administering the curriculum for the required writing courses, including syllabi, problem files, lesson plans, and other course materials.

- Coordinating courses electives and programming in both the Writing and Academic Support Programs, including Advanced Writing for Legal Practice and Bar Exam Writing Skills courses.

- Training and supporting adjunct faculty and training and supervising student tutors in the Writing Program.

- Providing individual counseling to students.

- Collecting and assessing data relating to the administration of both the Writing and Academic Support Programs.   

Minimum Education or Experience  Qualified applicants will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, relevant experience including previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a strong commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support is a plus.    Applications can be submitted at the Loyola University Chicago Human Resources website: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56751 and are requested by February 28, 2014.


LWI Disclosure:


Legal Research & Writing Faculty Teaching Position

Job Posting Disclosure Form

for the Dircon and LRWPROF-L Listservs 

At least one option must be checked for each of the four items below; but all options for any item may not be checked to avoid giving a specific answer, or in an effort to avoid specifying a legitimate range.  Space is provided for additional textual explanations after each item.  The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting, and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment. 

1.  The position advertised:

     __   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

    _x_   b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

     __   c.   may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

     __   d.  has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

     __   e.  is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

     __   f.   is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. 

Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable

              term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):




2.  The professor hired:

     _x_   a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

     __   b.   will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. 

Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights:



3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below.  (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.)

___ over $120,000

___ $110,000 - $119,999

___ $100,000 - $109,999

__x_ $90,000 - $99,999

__x_ $80,000 - $89,999

___ $70,000 - $79,999

___ $60,000 - $69,999

___ $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000

___this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000 

Additional information about base salary or other compensation:                              



4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:

     _x_   a.   30 or fewer

     __   b.   31 - 35

     __   c.   36 - 40

     __   d.   41 - 45

     __   e.   46 - 50

     __   f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     __   h.   more than 60 

Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted teaching outside of the legal research and writing program:                                                                                    



 Note:  The Association of Legal Writing Directors requires and the Legal Writing Institute recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings of teaching opportunities for legal research & writing professors sent to subscribers of the DIRCON and LRWPROF-L  listservs.  This form is not required for notices of academic support positions, for notices for writing specialists, or for other academic teaching opportunities, unless those positions require the teacher to teach courses required of a legal research & writing professor at the law school (however, we strongly encourage the optional use of the form for such appointments).  A subscriber’s failure to comply with these requirements on DIRCON may result in the loss of subscriber privileges.



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