Sunday, September 11, 2022
Baylor Law will be interviewing to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track lecture position. The selected individual will hold the title of Assistant Dean/Academic Support and will have the opportunity to lead in further significant development of Baylor Law’s formal program for academic support. This individual will work closely with members of the Law School leadership, staff, and faculty to envision, design, manage, and implement programming to support the school’s educational, training, and professional development goals for its students. The Director will draw on experience, research, and national best practices to develop and coordinate programming to support teaching and learning at Baylor Law.
- In collaboration with the faculty, develop, and implement cohesive and comprehensive programming to help transition students into the law school learning environment and to promote their academic success through graduation and bar exam passage.
- Research and implement the most current best practices for fostering academic success skills and bar exam success.
- Develop data-driven mechanisms for evaluating the academic success of students and program goals.
- Regularly review Baylor Law’s academic and bar support program and make recommendations to the faculty to enhance the educational experience for students.
- Teach in the Academic Success Program.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings as requested.
- Serve on faculty and staff committees that seek to advance the goals of Baylor Law and the Academic Success Program.
- Supervise academic support staff.
- J.D. from an ABA-approved law school; strong law school and undergraduate academic credentials.
- Admitted to the bar in at least one jurisdiction.
- At least two years working as a practicing attorney in any field.
- At least two years of prior law school teaching experience in or related to academic support or bar preparation is preferred.
- Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- An understanding of the dynamics of diversity and accessibility (including first-generation college graduates) in legal education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding into one’s work.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Excellent organization and time-management skills.
- Excellent critical thinking and listening skills.
- Knowledge of advising, coaching, and counseling techniques.
- Flexibility to work in the evenings, and sometimes on weekends.
- Experience working with statistics and data is a plus.
- Prior successful experience directing, or serving as an associate director, of an academic support or bar preparation program is a plus.