Saturday, August 27, 2022

Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success at UDC

UDC Law is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor in our Academic Success Department.  The following link will show details including salary and responsibilities: Visiting Assistant Professor of Law - Academic Success - University of the District of Columbia (

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Law is responsible for providing academic support to help students develop the study and analytical skills necessary for academic success during law school and on the bar exam. The position is for a two-year non-renewable term. For each year, the position will be a nine-month faculty appointment position with the expectation of working in the summer months for additional pay.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements bar exam preparation for students helping to maximize bar passage.
  • Teaches a mandatory final semester third-year bar exam skills course
  • Teaches a mandatory first-year academic success course.
  • Coordinates and teaches bar exam preparation programming for 3Ls and 4LEs as needed.
  • Conducts evaluation of academic success and bar passage results, including drafting reports as necessary.
  • Counsels students related to academic performance and strategies for bar pass success.
  • Assists students studying for the bar exam.
  • Assists students in the bar application process.
  • Guides repeat bar examinees.
  • Helps plan the first-year orientation.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Evaluates and facilitates collaborative discussions with administration, faculty and students.
  • Leads efforts on data collection and assessment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Academic Success Director.
  • Works closely with the Academic Success Program Director, helping to implement academic success and bar exam programming and courses. 

Minimum Job Requirements

  •  An earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state, or be in the process of becoming a member of one of said Bars.
  • The potential for teaching excellence and scholarly growth.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in the relevant field(s) and the potential for professional growth.
  • An initial appointment to the rank of Professor of Law shall be without tenure and for a period of not more than three (3) years.

The law faculty acknowledges that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience and achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than that required above, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential for effective teaching.

  • An earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or another jurisdiction.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
  • Excellent legal writing and analytical skills, and experience in law practice or a judicial clerkship.

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  2. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.


When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.


Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): 
This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University‚Äôs EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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