Friday, July 13, 2018

Director Position at University of South Dakota available for January 2019 or later start date

Director of Academic and Bar Support
University of South Dakota School of Law
Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. The position is relatively new and the Director will have an opportunity to shape the program. This is a twelve-month/annual appointment, and the Director will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications.

The duties of the Director will include: (1) developing and implementing academic support programming for 1Ls and 2Ls, particularly at-risk students; (2) developing and implementing bar exam preparation programming for 3Ls; (3) collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collecting data regarding academic success and bar passage rates; (5) drafting reports, as necessary, regarding student performance; (6) counseling related to academic performance; (7) advising and assisting students in the bar application process; (8) assisting repeat bar examinees; and (9) performing 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 strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) At least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is valuable. (3) One year of experience in the practice of law.

Inquiries about the position 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; or telephone 605-677-5393.

Applicants must apply online at For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Open until filled.

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

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