Saturday, April 14, 2018

Professor and Director of Academic Success Position at Capital University

Professor and Director
of Academic Success

Capital University Law School seeks to hire a full time Professor and Director of Academic Success. This is a full-time faculty position eligible for a long-term contract status. The Director will support the Law School’s overall academic mission to provide access and opportunity to student populations that have been underrepresented in the legal profession. The Director will develop and implement academic success programming to improve students’ academic preparedness and performance. Responsibilities include working in collaboration with deans, the director of the bar services, and faculty to develop and implement academic success curriculum focused on analytical skill development, class and exam preparation strategies, writing and time management skills.


  • Develop, implement, and manage all components of academic success programs of the Law School.
  • Coordinate and hold individual student meetings and workshops to improve students’ study, writing, time-management and test-taking skills.
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate each component of the academic success programs including those participating and/or teaching in the program.
  • Provide general counseling to students regarding the academic rigors of legal study.
  • Meet with students to review work when appropriate, provide one-on-one assistance for students with academic deficiencies, and academic advising. Refer students to other law school personnel or departments where appropriate.
  • Integrate, where appropriate, technology into the academic success programs offerings.
  • Develop and maintain and academic success web page with information and resources available to all students.


  • Juris Doctor (J.D.). Previous teaching experience, particularly in a law school setting, is preferred.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Strong skills in the areas of organization, planning, interpersonal relations, oral and written communications, and customer service are necessary.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital’s dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) names and addresses of three references, and 3) a letter of interest. 

Please send application materials to Debbie Scott, Executive Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office, Capital University Law School, 303 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 or via email

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