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Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation at Saint Louis University

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Examination Preparation for the School of Law supports the work of the Academic Resource Center to train law students for the rigor of law school, the bar exam, and the practice of law with academic workshops, courses, and individual coaching. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director of Academic Support and Bar Examination Preparation, other faculty, and staff to enhance the learning and study skills of all students in both the daytime and part-time evening programs, with an emphasis on at-risk students. The Assistant Director will develop and present academic success and bar support workshops, teach and support substantive bar-preparation courses and/or courses that provide academic and law-specific skill development, supervise teaching fellows, and provide individual tutoring throughout law school and preparation for the bar exam. The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with the Director of Academic Support and Bar Examination Preparation in developing and administering the academic support and bar exam preparation program as needed. This includes organizing and presenting specialized materials, workshops, and programs for students and faculty, including summer bar support programming; and teaching and supporting substantive bar-preparation courses and/or courses that provide academic and law-specific skill development. This also includes researching and keeping abreast of latest developments in ASP pedagogy, learning theories, technologies, and scholastic literature.
• Meet individually with students to identify areas in need of improvement and to develop plans based on each student’s specific needs and abilities. Provide in-depth feedback and guidance on areas such as analytical writing skills, time management, and other skills that assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance.
• Collect, analyze, and interpret both hard and narrative data relating to students’ pre-law school academic background, law school performance, and bar passage.
• Help track and report information regarding bar passage and serve on faculty committees as assigned by the Dean.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications

• A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.
• License to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia.
• Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or a suitable combination of one to three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.
• Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, with special aptitude for patience and positive motivation.
• Proficiency at project management, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and implementing goals.
• Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
• Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, and diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data.
• Working knowledge of the Uniform Bar Exam.
• Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles.
• Demonstrated proficiency with technology, including MS Office Suite, Internet, and common software/applications, and the ability to acquire proficiency with new technology quickly.

To apply, please go to https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/22601.

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