Saturday, April 16, 2022

Assistant Professor of Practice at SIU

Position Summary: Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law is an outstanding small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment to prepare them for a changing legal profession in a global environment. SIU Law seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Practice to support the Academic Success Program’s (ASP) work to train law students for law school rigor, the bar exam, and the practice of law. The initial appointment is a 12-month, term, non-tenure track (NTT) position beginning May 16, 2022. The appointment is renewable contingent on performance, curricular need, and budget.

Duties and Responsibilities: The assistant professor of practice will teach Academic Success and Bar Prep courses, provide individual coaching, monitor student performance data, provide in-depth feedback and guidance on writing skills, legal analysis, time management, and other skills that assist a student in achieving a high level of academic performance and the likelihood of bar passage, and serve as a liaison to alumni, bar service providers, and boards of bar examiners, or others involved in bar administration.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Either a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school or its equivalent;

• License to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia;

• Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching. Preferred Qualifications:

• Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Project management skills.

• Experience implementing new programs with specific, measurable goals.

• Experience working effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

• Experience collecting, interpreting, and analyzing data.

• Ability to handle confidential information, collaborate with colleagues, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff, and faculty.

• Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with all law school constituents, bar examination officials, and the legal community.

• Familiarity with learning theories.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae

Contact: Judith Ray

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