Sunday, April 2, 2023

Associate Director of Academic Success at Texas Tech

Texas Tech is seeking an Associate Director to expand their department.  The description is below.  You can apply here.

Position Description

Helps to coordinate 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; helps to develop and implement OASP policies and procedures; helps to organize and set OASP tasks and priorities; and helps to administer the OASP budget. Works under the general supervision of the Director of Academic Support Programs and 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 Associate Director for Academic Success Programs. The Associate Director's is to work with the Director to help law students develop the skills and knowledge needed to reach their top academic performance in law school and when taking the bar exam.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with the Director to design and implement 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
  • Collaborates with the Director to plan and host academic success workshops related to legal analysis, critical reading, exam-taking, time management, etc. 
  • Teaching and/or supporting 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
  • Co-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)

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