Sunday, February 25, 2024

Director of Academic Achievement at California Western School of Law

California Western School of Law seeks candidates for the Director of Academic Achievement. This long-term contract faculty position is responsible for leading the academic support and bar support programs at California Western. The Director must provide leadership for the department and effectively manage multiple tasks, programs, and responsibilities. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with a highly diverse student, staff, and faculty population are essential to success. A commitment to data-driven academic programming and a sincere desire to enhance student performance in law school and the bar exam are essential for this position.

Qualifications: (1) a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; (2) at least five years of law teaching experience, preferably in an academic support or bar preparation program; (3) excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; (4) good organization, judgment, and flexibility; (5) experience with educational technology and statistical analysis; (6) experience in course planning, teaching, formative and summative assessment; (7) experience in staff supervision; and (8) a demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. 

Application Requirements: Candidates must apply for this position through the California Western Career Website. They must submit: (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and salary requirements; (2) resume; and (3) a statement indicating how they will engage with the Law School’s mission of supporting a diverse student population. 

Salary Range: $122,000-$144,000. Factors in determining the appropriate compensation include experience, skills, knowledge, education, licensure and certifications, and other institutional needs.  Applications are due by March 15, 2024 but will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2024. The law school offers competitive benefits for eligible employees.  

About California Western: Established in 1924, California Western is an ABA-accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school located in downtown San Diego, California. We have the distinction of being San Diego’s oldest law school. California Western is the recipient of numerous community service awards, including the State Bar of California President’s Pro Bono Service Award and the federal government’s President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are home to numerous outstanding programs, including the Community Law Project and New Media Rights Program. The Faculty is dedicated to teaching, research, and community service. Detailed information is available at

California Western is committed to training ethical, competent, and compassionate lawyers who represent our diverse society. California Western is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and excellence through diversity. The Law School provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

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