Saturday, August 24, 2019

Director of Academic Support at University of Connecticut School of Law

Director of Academic Support (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law)

The University of Connecticut’s School of Law, in Hartford, Connecticut, seeks candidates for the position of Director of Academic Support (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law) to develop, implement and support an Academic Support Program, to commence summer 2020.

The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the wider University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.

The School of Law is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and in keeping with our strong commitment to build a diverse community, we encourage applications from such traditionally under-represented populations as members of minority groups, people with disabilities, veterans and women.

The Academic Support Director is responsible for designing and implementing an academic success curriculum.    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director develops a curriculum, which will include an emphasis on developing analytical skills, writing skills, time/management skills, and other skills that will assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance.   The Director teaches one section of an academic support course each semester (fall and spring).  The Director also works closely with staff from student affairs, career development and the registrar’s office to develop a bar preparation program – from identifying students at risk to creating and providing bar prep courses and/or workshops, as needed.   The Director currently teaches one bar prep course each semester (fall and spring).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, in both written and verbal forms; and
  • Ability to identify, develop and assess the essential skills law school students need to achieve academic success, with a focus on legal analysis and writing;
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in developing and directing academic support programs;
  • Previous legal practice experience;
  • Prior teaching experience, preferably with graduate level students; experience counseling students in a higher education setting; 
  • Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content; and
  • Demonstrated interest in and involvement with the academic support community and/or professional organizations related to teaching academic support, legal writing, or law.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time 9-month appointment, non-tenure track, long-term contract eligible position.  The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for renewals.  Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.  Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.

TO APPLY

Click on the link below to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, a writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and recent teaching evaluations, if any. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020093)

Any questions about application materials may be directed to the search committee chair at darcy.kirk@uconn.edu.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

·         Curriculum Vitae

·         Teaching Statement

·         Letter of Interest

·         Writing Sample

·         Recent Teaching Evaluations, if any(s) (optional)

·         Diversity Statement

·         Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses )

And anything else requested in the position description.


Further Info:

https://www.law.uconn.edu/

University of Connecticut School of Law
55 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-229

 

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14250

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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