Friday, September 20, 2019

Tenure Track Professor of Law for Academic Success and Bar Prep at Stetson

POSITION: Tenure-Track Professor of Law (Academic Success and Bar Preparation)

Stetson University College of Law seeks an academic success scholar to join our full-time faculty. Applicants should have a strong academic record and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Stetson’s beautiful campuses are located in Florida’s Tampa Bay region, the nation’s eighteenth largest metropolitan area. Stetson is Florida’s oldest law school and is internationally known for its programs in Advocacy, Legal Writing, Elder Law, Environmental Law, and Higher Education Law. We encourage interested applicants to visit our website at to learn more about Stetson, our community, and our programs. Interviews may occur at the AALS 2019 Faculty Recruitment Conference or by video/telephone conference.

The professor will be expected to teach courses in the existing curriculum that help students to understand learning techniques and that train students on exam-taking skills and strategies, including strategies for succeeding on the bar exam. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide input on curricular initiatives, particularly in the application of student learning science and successful learning methods to the law school curriculum.

Administrative Responsibilities:

The professor will be responsible for directing the College of Law’s Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services Program, including working closely with faculty and administration to implement a comprehensive plan to maximize student learning and achievement in law school, on the bar exam, and as professionals. The professor will interact with students individually to prepare them for success and improve exam performance, as well as supervise a team of academic success and bar preparation counselors. The professor will also organize workshops designed to help students understand the science of learning and develop techniques that lead to improved success on law school exams. The professor is expected to help identify those students likely to benefit from academic success programming and encourage their participation. The professor will be involved in new student orientation, including introducing students to the services offered by the academic success program and providing a basic introduction to legal reasoning. The professor will also supervise the bar preparation program, with the goal of accomplishing superior performance on the February and July administrations of the bar exam.

The professor is expected to work with faculty to maximize teaching effectiveness and attain specified student learning outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • A current bar license in at least one state.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to pursue a scholarly agenda in the field of student learning and engage in professional service to meet University tenure and promotion requirements.
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication, marketing, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, assessment, and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and discretion.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to design and implement innovative programs and services.
  • Success working closely and collaboratively with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for your professional references to Marco Jimenez and Royal Gardner, Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Screening Committee. You may email your application to You may apply through standard mail to Shannon Edgar, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707.

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