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Director of Academic Success at Texas Tech

Director of Academic Success Programs

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Position Description

Directs and coordinates the operation and activities of the Law School’s Office of Academic Success Programs (OASP); works closely with students in groups and individually to promote student success; develops and implements OASP policies and procedures; organizes and sets OASP tasks and priorities; and administers the OASP budget. Works under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Works cooperatively with the Associate Dean for Student Life and collaborates with staff/faculty who assist with the Law School’s student success initiatives and the bar preparation program.

About the Department and/or College

Consistently recognized as a Best Value Law School, the National Jurist recently rated Texas Tech Law the Best Value Law School in Texas and 16 nationally (National Jurist, Fall 2021). With a faculty and staff dedicated to student success, an unparalleled record of advocacy competition championships, and alumni who are among the best in their fields, Texas Tech Law provides a legal education that is second to none.

In addition to the value, advocacy, and community provided by Texas Tech Law, we have the benefit of being located in Lubbock, Texas – "The Friendliest City in America." Lubbock has grown from its Wild West roots to a modern cultural crossroads featuring award-winning wineries, museums, and world-class musical and theatrical talent.

Major/Essential Functions

This is a full-time, 12-month staff position that serves as the Director for Academic Success Programs. The ideal qualified candidate will begin no later than August 2022.The Director's primary responsibility is to work with law students to help them develop the skills and knowledge needed to reach their top academic performance in law school and when taking the bar exam.

Responsibilities include:

  • designing and implementing academic success programs
  • delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic success for all law students from orientation until taking the bar exam 
  • working one-on-one with law students on academic probation and self-referred law students to help them develop good habits and effective methods to improve their academic performance
  • planning and hosting academic success workshops related to legal analysis, critical reading, exam-taking, time management, etc. 
  • teaching one or more sections of Introduction to the Study of Law, a required first-year, 1-credit  course taught by several faculty/staff;  possibly teaching other courses related to academic success
  • coordinating the tutoring program with 1L doctrinal professors
  • providing academic counseling for students
  • participating in activities for academic success professionals through regular participation at conferences
  • cooperating with the Associate Dean for Student Life on student success and support
  • collaborating with faculty/staff who assist with the Law School’s student success initiatives
  • collaborating with faculty/staff who assist with the Law School’s bar preparation program by hosting bar exam and MPRE preparation workshops, especially during the spring semester and during the summer leading up to the bar exam

Required Qualifications

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Successful passage of a bar examination. Three years or more progressively responsible experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record as a collaborative and cooperative team-player
  • Additional years of progressively responsible experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring
  • Experience in academic success programs at a law school (or equivalent experience) 

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

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