Sunday, August 14, 2016

Director Position at South Dakota

Position Description – Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Title: Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Job Description: The University of South Dakota School of Law anticipates an opening for a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. This is a new position at the law school, and will be a twelve-month appointment. The Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications, and will report directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  A successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and implement academic support programming for first and second year students, particularly at-risk students; (2) develop and implement bar exam preparation programming for third year students; (3) work in collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collect and evaluate data related to academic success and bar passage rates; (5) draft reports, as necessary, regarding student performance analyses; (6) counsel students regarding academic performance; (7) advise and assist students in the bar application process; (8) provide assistance for repeat bar-examinees; and (9) perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a JD and be admitted to a Bar in a US jurisdiction. He or she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to collect and analyze large pools of data. The successful candidate should also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) The ideal candidate would have at least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. This is a highly-preferred qualification. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is preferred. (3) One year experience in the private or governmental practice of law is preferred.

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota.  Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references.  Inquiries about the position or the use of the website may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email [email protected]; or telephone 605-677-5393.

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