Sunday, April 4, 2021

Complete the AASE Survey before Wednesday

Members of the Association of Academic Support Educators,

Please complete the AASE 2021 Short Survey before April 7th. A link was sent out on March 25th. Search your inbox for an email from AASE Membership. A reminder email should follow shortly. If you cannot locate the link, please email me or Goldie Pritchard.

The AASE Assessment Committee compiled this short nationwide survey to supplement the longer survey conducted by AASE in 2018. This short survey (maximum 20 minutes if all sections of the survey apply to your school) compiles the following:

  1. general data about each law school,
  2. information about the content of academic success programs and workshops,
  3. information about the content of bar prep programs and workshops, as well as,
  4. salary and status data.

To ensure that all teaching philosophies and that all job statuses and salaries are captured, the committee recommends that each non-clerical faculty and/or staff member within the academic success community complete the AASE 2021 Short Survey. Only the general data about each law school would be duplicative.

Further, since the AASE Assessment Committee exists to support and promote the assessment of programmatic effectiveness within AASE, the committee looks forward to compiling the data and presenting the results at the annual AASE Conference in May. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact me at johnson_a@law.mercer.edu or board member, Goldie Pritchard at gpritch@law.msu.edu.

Special thanks to my fellow committee members, Matthew Carluzzo, Jeanna Hunter, Diane Kraft, Dyann Margolis, Chenay Weyble, and our board liaison, Jodi Wiredu, for their valuable insights and tireless energy developing this survey. This truly was a team effort and it was an honor to work with all of them!

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!

All the best,

Anne G. Johnson

AASE Assessment Committee Chair

Adjunct Professor of Law

Assistant Director of Academic Success

Mercer University School of Law

1021 Georgia Ave., Macon, GA 31207
T: 478-301-5030
johnson_a@law.mercer.edulaw.mercer.edu

April 4, 2021 in Academic Support Spotlight, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements, Professionalism | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success at NYLS

Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Initiatives

New York Law School (NYLS), an independent law school in the heart of Tribeca, seeks an Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Initiatives who will assist the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success and the Assistant Dean for Bar Success with the overall management of the School’s academic and bar success initiatives. The Associate Director will collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver academic and bar support programming to assist J.D. students with the development of the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice.

The Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Initiatives will work under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success. The primary focus of the Associate Director‘s position is bar success initiatives. This is a full-time, year-round position.

Responsibilities
• Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success, work closely with the Assistant Dean for Bar Success to collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver bar support programming.
• Use bar passage predictive data to perform targeted outreach to students in need of intensive support to pass the bar exam.
• Work with these students in their final year of study and with graduates during the bar preparation period by evaluating and providing both groups with individualized feedback, monitoring progress in their bar preparation courses, and mentoring them throughout the bar preparation period.
• Serve as an individual support to bar takers, and provide the encouragement and empathy necessary to help them pass the bar exam.
• Assist in coordinating work with other departments to address the needs of students and graduates studying for the bar exam.
• Teach bar study-focused courses in the fall and spring, and assist in the design and teaching of bar-preparation workshops.
• Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Bar Success, develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor study plans and activities for upper-level J.D. students. Provide students with timely feedback on individual writing assignments, and work with students to improve learning strategies, as well as test-taking, time management, and organizing skills.
• Stay abreast of trends in the academic and bar support field. (The Assistant Director will be provided with opportunities for professional development and training on learning theory and pedagogy.)

Requirements
• J.D. from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, license to practice law in the United States, and excellent academic record.
• Prior academic or bar support teaching experience preferred. A suitable combination of 1 to 3 years of practice experience and adjunct teaching may be substituted for academic or bar support experience.
• Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency at project management, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and implementing goals.
• Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Law School community.
• Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Some evening and weekend availability required.
• Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law students.
• Working knowledge of formats for written legal analysis (e.g., IRAC, CIRAC, CREAC).
• Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles.
• Working knowledge of the Uniform Bar Exam.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, and the ability to learn new programs as needed.

Compensation and Benefits
The position offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a copy of the applicant’s official or unofficial law school transcript to Kitty Montanez, Associate Director of Human Resources, at jobs@nyls.edu.

April 3, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 2, 2021

Director of Academic Achievement at Miami

Director of the Academic Achievement Program at the University of Miami.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and teaching evaluations (if applicable). Applications must be submitted using the University of Miami online portal, and questions can be emailed to AppointmentsCommittee@law.miami.eduCandidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting interviews for the position in April and May 2021 with an anticipated start date no later than August 2021.   

https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer_R100045861

April 2, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Visiting Professor at University of Memphis

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites applications for a visiting professor to offer programming and teach courses related to Academic Success and Bar Prep.


Memphis Law has a strong interest in hiring a visiting professor who will contribute to creating a broadly diverse campus community. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, excellent communications skills, and both a desire and an ability to work collegially in a collaborative environment. Applicants must have a J.D. Teaching experience is desired, but is not required.


The base salary will be $84,000 for a preferred twelve-month visiting appointment. Tennessee does not have an income tax, and, in several different surveys, Memphis consistently ranks in the top ten for having one of the lowest costs of living in the United States.


Applicants should send the following materials to Dean Katharine Schaffzin, at k.schaffzin@memphis.edu: a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and a list of three references. (Please include “Visiting Professor Application” in the subject line of the e-mail.) In addition, applicants must submit materials through the University’s hiring portal at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/26789. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


While the University of Memphis does not treat race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation as dispositive in hiring decisions, the University of Memphis has a strong institutional commitment to hiring persons who will add to its diversity. The University of Memphis is an EEO/AA employer.

March 28, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Support at Tulsa College of Law

The University of Tulsa College of Law is hiring a Director of Academic Support. 

The Director of Academic Support provides programming and activities from 1L orientation through post-graduation bar preparation for student academic and professional success. To implement the goals of student success, the Director of Academic Support will work closely with the Associate Dean of Students, administrators and faculty to envision, develop and implement on-going academic success, time management, and wellness programming for all students, with targeted programs as needed for students.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or email to tujobs@utulsa.edu or fax to (918) 631-3543.

March 28, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Assistant Dean of Academic Skills at UCI

UCI Law is hiring a new head of its ASP department.  The person will hold a working title of “Assistant Dean of Academic Skills.”  Under UCI’s Academic Personnel Manual, the person will hold an “Academic Administrator” title.  Here is a link to the official posting: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06651.  Jennah Jones, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (jjones@law.uci.edu), is heading up the search process.  If you are interested in applying, please submit your materials by April 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

March 21, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Associate Director for Bar Performance at Golden Gate

Associate Director for Bar Performance and Assessment

 

BASIC FUNCTION & SCOPE OF JOB

Under the supervision of the Faculty Director of Bar Services, the Associate Director will design and implement a comprehensive communications and monitoring system to annually track student preparation and performance on the bar exam by graduating class in all jurisdictions, and assume primary responsibility for collecting and analyzing a wide range of bar performance data for reporting to the law school faculty, university senior leadership and accrediting agencies. The Associate Director will also oversee the delivery of the law school’s 3L/4L and post-graduation bar exam preparation curriculum and programming, including but not limited to the alumni bar mentoring program, essay feedback program and simulated exams.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive program for communicating with students about bar exam requirements in order to assess their preparedness and predict success;
  • Design and implement a case management and monitoring system for students in each graduating class, to track exam performance in all jurisdictions, with particular focus on the California Bar Exam;
  • Collect, compile, manage and secure a wide-range of data that relates student demographics, participation and academic achievement to bar performance outcomes;
  • Conduct statistical analysis and prepare reports for the law school faculty and the university senior leadership following each exam administration;
  • In collaboration with the law school dean’s office, compile statistics for the ABA’s annual bar passage questionnaire; recommend strategies to maintain compliance with accreditation standards;
  • Oversee and provide individualized counseling to GGU students preparing for the bar exam as well as repeat bar takers;
  • Review student practice essays, provide detailed feedback and oversee the law school’s alumni bar mentoring program;
  • Formulate and revise as needed the curriculum for bar preparation workshops, courses and orientation sessions;
  • Provide training for adjunct instructors and supervise teaching assistants;
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Director of Academic Achievement, administer all Themis programs and services throughout the student lifecycle; and,
  • Provide support for Academic Achievement programming and teach academic skills courses as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school and member of the State Bar of California;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in preparing students for the bar exam, with prior experience grading the California bar exam preferred;
  • Experience with standard practices of data collection, management and analysis; familiarity working with relational database systems and statistical program software packages preferred;
  • Proficiency in using Excel and the MS Office suite;
  • Superior organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to provide motivation and encouragement to students; think creatively and critically around strategies to assess student preparedness and improve bar exam performance;
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple projects and deadlines under minimal supervision; set priorities, demonstrate initiative and assume leadership while working as a member of a professional team;
  • Ability to handle confidential information, collaborate with colleagues, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff and faculty; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with all law school constituents, bar examination officials and the legal community.

March 20, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Achievement at Chapman

Chapman Fowler School of Law is hiring an Assistant or Associate Director of Academic Achievement.  This person will work with me to provide Academic Achievement workshops, one-on-one services, and teach a 3L bar prep course.  They will also work with bar students over the summer.   

The job posting can be found at https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/23780.

March 13, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 12, 2021

Clinical Professor for Bar Success at University of Idaho

The Clinical Professor for Bar Success will work with the Associate Deans of Students, Clinical Professors of Academic Success, faculty, and others, in both locations [Moscow and Boise], to create and provide programming designed to improve students’ bar preparation efforts by advising, counseling, and supporting students individually, co-teaching an applied legal reasoning course for third-year law students to assist them in preparing for the bar examination, and developing and working with students and others in small group or workshop settings to promote bar success. 

University of Idaho Applicant Portal | Clinical Professor for Bar Success (peopleadmin.com)

March 12, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

ASP Position at Western State College of Law

Western State College of Law (WSCL) at Westcliff University invites applications from candidates for a long-term contract-track position in the Academic Support Program beginning July 1, 2021.  We seek candidates with prior experience in teaching academic support or bar preparation, strong academic backgrounds, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated potential for productive scholarship.

WSCL is located in the city of Irvine, California – close to miles of famous beaches, parks, recreation facilities and outdoor activities as well as the many museums, music venues, and diverse cultural and social experiences of greater Los Angeles.

Founded in 1966, WSCL is the oldest law school in Orange County, California, and is a fully ABA approved for-profit, private law school. Noted for small classes and personal attention from an accessible faculty focused on student success, WSCL is proud that our student body is among the most diverse in the nation. Our 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys.

WSCL is committed to providing workplaces and learning environments free from discrimination on the basis of any protected classification including, but not limited to race, sex, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, genetic marker or on any other basis protected by law.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a cover letter, complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement addressing your contributions to our goal of creating a diverse faculty. and names/email addresses of three references) should be emailed to Professor Todd Brower, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: tbrower@wsulaw.edu  For more information about WSCL, visit: wsulaw.edu

February 27, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Academic Success at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School’s legal writing and academic success programs are hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year. A professor in this position likely would teach one section of students in our year-long 1L legal writing program (approximately 20 students) and a combination of 1L and upper-division academic success intervention courses. The position will report to the Director of Legal Writing, Professor Heidi Brown, and to the Director of Academic Success, Professor Shane Dizon. 

To provide applicants with background about our legal writing program, last year, Brooklyn Law School launched our new seven-credit 1L legal writing curriculum, a change from our prior four-credit program. Our fall semester course (which increased from two to three credits) introduces students to the fundamentals of legal research and writing, focusing on objective legal analysis. 

Last spring, we launched our brand new 1L legal writing course called Gateway to Lawyering. We offer four subject-matter “Gateways”: (1) Law and Business, (2) Law and Information, (3) Law and Social Justice, and (4) Law and Individual Life. We endeavor to place incoming students in their subject-matter area of preference. Each legal writing professor teaches one of the four Gateway courses. All four “Gateways” follow a similar syllabus progression and assignment/grading model, and offer consistent learning objectives. Teams of legal writing professors within each Gateway choose a statutory framework within the particular subject matter area that students work with throughout the semester. In the spring course, students produce three written works (descriptive, transactional, and persuasive) to advance a client’s interests. Students also learn and develop oral communication skills, including persuasive advocacy. 

Brooklyn Law School’s academic success program is one of the oldest at any U.S. law school. It encompasses a pre-orientation program, Summer Legal Process (specifically geared towards students traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession), as well as orientation sessions, voluntary weekly skills workshops, one-on-one meetings, and guided final exam practice. Academic success professors also teach intervention courses required in the spring of 1L year, the fall of 2L year, and both semesters of 3L year for students below certain GPA cutoffs. Finally, the office provides skills workshops and individual assistance for graduates taking the February and July bar exams. 

We welcome entry-level and experienced teachers to apply. Applicants must have a J.D., at least three years of legal practice experience, and experience reviewing and providing written and oral feedback on the legal work of students or junior attorneys. We are looking for innovative, collaborative, and creative educators to join our legal writing and academic success teams. As this is a newly created position, we welcome questions! 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three professional references to Professor Shane Dizon at shane.dizon@brooklaw.edu by Friday, March 5, 2021. 

February 22, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 5, 2021

Professor of Practice at Nova Southeastern

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law is hiring a Professor of Practice for the Academic Success and Professionalism Program. You can find the position description, as well as instructions for applying, here: https://nsucareers.nova.edu/en-us/job/499431/academic-success-professionalism-program-instructor-995032.

The ASP Department at NSU Law is a large and collegial department. In addition to myself, there are a total of 5 Professors of Practice and two administrative support staff. Professors of Practice are not faculty, although they attend and can participate in faculty meetings. The ASP Department is highly prioritized in the law school and receives significant support from the Dean of the law school.

Members of the department collaborate on a variety of projects and usually team teach ASP and bar-related courses. In the past year, we have created an innovative asynchronous online Orientation program, which we hope to expand for this Fall's entering class. We offer support to students using a variety of different strategies: online Canvas resources pages for ASP and bar success, a set of required ASP and bar courses, and a robust bar support program for our graduates called Raising the Bar. There is significant opportunity and support for professional development and creativity. We work with an incredibly diverse group of students, and that work is extremely rewarding. Plus, we are doing it in sunny South Florida! 

February 5, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 29, 2021

Assistant Professor in Academic Success Program at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School
Assistant Professor, Academic Success Program

Brooklyn Law School seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor of its Academic Success Program. We anticipate this individual starting employment no later than July 2021 but are willing to entertain earlier start dates. Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Professor will

• Oversee and teach skills and intervention courses and programs for both first-year and upper-division students;

• Teach pre-orientation programs for entering students, including the Summer Legal Process Program;

• Serve a student population composed of traditional 3-year and extended 4-year JD students as well as internationally-trained LLM students;

• Assess the efficacy of academic support efforts and inform the faculty and greater law school community on initiatives to promote better learning outcomes, including bar exam success;

• Assist the Director and Assistant Director in overall management of the Academic Success Program.

Applicants must articulate a clear vision for Brooklyn Law School’s efforts to build foundational skills in students that will serve them throughout law school and on the bar exam. The Assistant Professor must stay abreast of developments in the national academic support field and have a critical eye for selecting strategic partners and personnel to contribute to the Academic Success Program’s initiatives. Applicants must meaningfully contribute to a supportive, innovative, and thoughtfully structured team environment in Academic Success. The Assistant Professor also advises the faculty and administration as to student engagement and skills development and is expected to create and to participate in collaborative initiatives across all parts of the faculty to create better learning environments. Most notably, the Assistant Professor must have a keen understanding of the academic engagement challenges within the current generation of law students and a viable, thoughtful strategy for addressing them. Moreover, the Assistant Professor must demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for working with students who seek or require academic enhancement. Accordingly, the Assistant Professor must possess the ability to build meaningful learning relationships with all students.

The salary of the Assistant Professor of the Academic Success Program will be commensurate with experience. At a minimum, candidates must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to a state bar. We prefer at least one year of law teaching experience, preferably in an in-school bar preparation or academic success program (as academic success faculty, staff, and/or as peer educator). We are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and who reflect our school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in legal education. This is a one-year or two-year faculty appointment, commensurate with experience.

Following the initial appointment, this individual may be eligible for the long-term contract track currently being designed for academic success faculty. On that track, scholarship is a requirement for retention. To support our academic success faculty, this position is immediately eligible for generous summer research stipend support as well as full participation in the Law School’s robust and vibrant scholarship development programming. The Assistant Professor’s yearly course and programming load will be balanced to ensure adequate downtime to develop scholarship.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2021. However, we encourage applicants to forward their materials as early as possible to ensure full consideration by the hiring committee. We will conduct initial screening interviews for qualified candidates on a rolling basis. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of at least three (3) professional references who can attest to an applicant’s teaching ability and potential for future teaching excellence. Please send applications to Shane Dizon, Associate Professor of Academic Success, at shane.dizon@brooklaw.edu.

January 29, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Director of Academic Success at University of Baltimore

Director of Academic Success/Professor of the Practice

School of Law

Vacancy Number 301110

Position Type: Faculty position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 12/18/20     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The University of Baltimore School of Law is a dynamic public institution with a commitment to providing students access to law school and the legal profession. The School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Success who will hold the non-tenured faculty rank of Professor of the Practice. In this 12-month position, s/he will develop programming and teach academic success skills with a student-centered approach. In collaboration with the Director of Bar Success, the Professor/Director will teach and shape the administrative direction of the School of Law’s academic success programming. The Director will be part of the School of Law’s Office of Academic Affairs.

Electronic applications are required.  Before starting or submitting your application, save the documents the academic team requires: Curriculum Vitae and cover letter. PDFs are preferred; Word documents are acceptable.

The duties of the Professor/Director will include: 

• Developing and implementing academic support programming for 1L and 2L students, including programming for at-risk students

• Teaching the School of Law’s highly successful, small-section mandatory academic support course for at-risk 2L students, Rules and Reasoning

• Collaborating with the Director of Bar Success to create and administer programs that support academic and bar exam success

• Collaborating with faculty and staff to identify and support students

• Collecting data regarding academic success

• Providing academic counseling

• Participating in the national community of academic success professionals and ensuring the School of Law is consistent with Best Practices in legal education

• Performing other duties as a member of the Academic Affairs team. 

Key Responsibilities 

Design and teach courses to support law student academic success.

• Teach the School of Law’s small-section mandatory academic support course for at-risk 2L students, Rules and Reasoning

• Collaborate with appropriate faculty committees to propose revisions to existing courses and propose new courses as necessary to address academic success issues

Develop and implement academic skills workshops and programming and counsel students. 

• Act as a liaison between the School of Law and bar exam authorities.

• Plan, coordinate, staff, teach workshops, and work directly with incoming and current law students to support their academic success.

• Offer resources to faculty members regarding teaching techniques and assessments that enhance academic skill-building and legal analysis.

• Advise and assist identified students with course selection and their academic program.

Collect data and stay current on best practices in academic success and bar readiness.

• In connection with other law school faculty and staff members, gather and analyze data on all aspects of academic support programs to help inform and develop them, with a continuing goal of improving students’ success in law school and on the bar exam.   

• Stay abreast and regularly inform the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic success and bar support programs, and perform other activities in service to the law school, such as committee and task force work related to student academic success. 

• Attend national conferences and participate in the greater community of experts in the field of academic support and readiness for the profession.

• Draft reports, as necessary, regarding student performance, academic skill-building and effective strategies, and other relevant aspects of student academic outcomes.

Support activities in the Office of Academic Affairs such as:

• Exam administration

• Student advising

• Orientation programs for entering students

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Education: A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school or its equivalent

Experience:

• License to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia

• Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Previous experience in academic support, legal writing, or other law school teaching; 

• Scholarship in learning theory and academic support; 

• Experience in the practice of law

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Knowledge of law school curriculum and best practices for law teaching. 

• Familiarity with ABA regulations and bar admission requirements. 

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with students, adjunct and full-time faculty, and administrators.

• Creative approach to problem solving 

• Experience implementing new programs with specific, measurable goals.

• Experience working effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

• Experience collecting, interpreting, and analyzing data.  

• Ability to handle confidential information, collaborate with colleagues, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff, and faculty.

Please review the following information before you apply. Questions regarding the electronic application should be directed to ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu.

January 16, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 21, 2020

Assistant Director of Academic Success at the University of Dayton

Assistant Professor of Academic Success 

at the University of Dayton School of Law

Work Type: Faculty Full Time

Location: Dayton, OH

Applications Close: January 6, 2021

Position Summary:

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Academic Success. This is a twelve-month, non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of one year and the possibility of renewal for long-term (three or five-year) appointments after three years of satisfactory service. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2021.

The focus of the Academic Success Program at the University of Dayton School of Law is to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and first-time bar passage.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Dayton School of Law has positioned itself in recent years on the cutting edge of legal pedagogy. Its innovative Road to Bar Passage and Academic Success Programs, school-wide curricular reforms, and ongoing partnerships with expert consultants and University experts from outside the law school such as the Director of Assessment and Student-Centered Analytics, have led to significant leaps forward in the art and science of improving student and alumni outcomes. In the last four years of concerted effort, the school bar passage rate has increased markedly, as have median test scores and GPAs of incoming students. The Law@Dayton Online Hybrid JD program, launched in 2019, expanded access to legal education to students not otherwise able to join the profession. Few American law schools have pushed as aggressively as the University of Dayton School of Law for novel, creative, effective ways to help all students learn and succeed in the legal profession. The Assistant Professor of Academic Success will contribute to these ongoing efforts of the School of Law.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Academic Success will include:

  • Teaching academic success courses related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam- writing, and bar examination preparation;
  • Providing academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
  • Supervising and evaluating the Law School’s Learning Communities program, including designing student-led sessions and working with upper-level Dean’s Fellows;
  • Participating in the larger community for academic success professionals through regular attendance or presentations at conferences and other relevant endeavors to support the faculty member’s professional development;
  • Delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic support from orientation until graduation.

Minimum Qualifications:

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; and

Ability to articulate a commitment to academic support, including implementing the best models and practices available to encourage student success and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in U.S. law schools.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Successful experience in:

  • Academic support, including implementing best models and practices available to encourage student success and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in U.S. law schools;
  • Providing effective academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
  • Law teaching, particularly in designing and teaching academic success courses or those related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam-writing, and/or bar examination preparation in a U.S. law school;
  • Compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis, including familiarity with the most commonly used statistical software programs;
  • Mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrating a commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities.

Recent successful experience in:

  • Developing and administering structured intervention and counseling programs for at-risk students;
  • Program administration, including delivering and assessing all aspects of a program, especially if the experience relates to academic support;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills;
  • Law school achievements and accomplishments, including high academic achievement, law review, or moot court;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills with various constituencies and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and
  • Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of a CV and Cover Letter addressing commitment to academic support, including implementing the best models and practices available to encourage student success and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in U.S. law schools.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST, January 6, 2021.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

Interested applicants must apply online directly through: https://employment.udayton.edu/cw/en-us/job/498357/assistant-professor-of-academic-success

December 21, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Assistant Director of Academic Success at Ohio Northern

Posting Details with Link to Online Posting

Posting Number: F000099
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Job Title: Assistant Director of Academic Success; Rank of Instructor
Position Title: Assistant Director of Academic Success; Rank of Instructor
Classification: 11
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty
Department: College of Law
Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% of additional matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program.

(The University has currently frozen employer matched contributions for the remainder of the fiscal year.)

Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Job Summary:

Candidates must hold at least a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school with a minimum of more than one year’s prior experience in academic support. The Director will lead the academic support program at ONU and coordinate with and report to the Director of Bar Success to provide an integrated program of academic support and bar support services.

Scope:

Assistant Director of Academic Success. Non-tenure Track Faculty. 12-month appointment with eligibility for continuing appointment. Instructor Status. The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Academic Success to begin on or after January 2, 2019.

Principal Responsibilities

Be an integral part of the Academic Success Program (ASP) at Ohio Northern University College of Law, working with the Director of Academic Success; provide academic assistance for all students to improve essay writing, reading comprehension, issue spotting, and legal analysis skills; meet individually with academic at-risk students in the 1L and 2L classes or any student by request or upon recommendation by professor; teach an academic support lab to 1L students; teach an academic support course to select 2L students; provide academic assistance and host weekly ASP sessions in the Summer Starter Program; coordinate and teach in the January term Legal Problem Solving and Analysis course for 1L students; coordinate and supervise the teaching assistant academic support program; provide input on issues such as academic assessment and data evaluation of student performance. Program; provide input on issues such as academic assessment and data evaluation of student performance.

Required Skills:

- Strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with groups of students

Minimum Qualifications:

- A JD from an ABA accredited law school with strong grades
- Admission to a state bar
- More than one year prior experience working in academic support in an ABA accredited law school, which included individual counseling of students

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with outcomes based assessment
- Ability to think critically and innovatively about measuring student academic progress
- Prior administrative experience

College Description:  
Appointment Length: 12-months
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:  
Status: Full-Time

December 20, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Director of Bar Support at Chicago Kent

Position Details with Link to Online Posting

Position Title Director of Bar Success
Requisition # S00700P
FLSA Exempt
Location IIT-Downtown Campus (DTC), Chicago, IL
Department CK Dean of Law
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Chicago-Kent College of Law seeks an energetic, innovative, and experienced teacher to direct its Bar Success Program. The Director will design and implement bar-related programming and will be responsible for monitoring, developing and enhancing a complete Bar preparedness program for Chicago-Kent Students.

The Director will assume leadership of a program that has already developed several classes and strategies to facilitate bar preparedness. Chicago-Kent is committed to enriching and streamlining its current program by hiring someone who can work full time on bar preparedness efforts. The Director will work closely with faculty and staff (particularly the Director of Academic Skills, the Dean for Student Affairs and the Director of Legal Writing and the faculty currently working on bar readiness) to provide tailored assistance for at-risk students including advising, coaching, instruction, and referrals to resources; develop and present programming for all JD students concerning bar readiness; offer bar-related advising and support to individual students on matters such as character and fitness concerns or course selection; and track relevant data related to bar passage and other academic success metrics. Scholarly writing, especially on topics related to teaching and learning, is welcome but not required.

Special Schedule Requirements

N/A

EEOC Statement

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers, abide by all applicable provisions of federal, state and local law. IIT does not discriminate in their employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion except where religion is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for the job, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Education & Experience

● Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school plus three years of relevant experience
● Bar membership in a US jurisdiction (may be inactive)

Knowledge & Skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* At least three years of experience in law practice or teaching
* Strong academic achievement, particularly in law school
* Advising, counseling, or tutoring experience
* Experience working with students with disabilities, including non-apparent disabilities

List any certifications or licenses that are either required or helpful in performing the job, designating whether required or preferred.

N/A

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibility

Tailored Support for Individual Students:
● Coordinate with faculty, Office of Student Affairs, and others to systematically identify at-risk students and develop strategies for providing individualized support to increase bar readiness.
● Deliver advising, assessment, and coaching support to JD students who present risk factors correlated to lower bar passage rates.
● Develop and implement individualized bar success plans to address barriers, refer students to appropriate support resources, and assist students to develop core study, legal analysis, and bar exam-writing skills.
● Develop and teach bar-related classes for at-risk students.
● Provide strategic advising to individual JD students about bar application, including but not limited to: character and fitness concerns; professional considerations with respect to the location and timing of bar application; and advance planning for the financial and time commitments required for bar success.
● Hold regular office hours for students with questions about the bar exam and application process.

Percentage Of Time 50
Key Responsibility

Bar-Related Programming:
● Develop and present programming, both live and online, to inform all JD students, at appropriate times in their law school career, about important bar-related issues such as bar exam elements, knowledge and skills necessary for exam success, character and fitness issues, and strategic considerations around bar application and preparation.
● Conduct direct outreach to recent graduates to promote completion of bar preparation courses and provide assistance addressing barriers interfering with bar preparation.
● Develop and present workshops in the months before each bar exam administration date to supplement graduates’ bar study with commercial providers.
● Advise the faculty and the administration on relevant matters including bar preparation initiatives and state bar examination and admission policies.
● Establish and maintain relationships with bar examiners in Illinois and other jurisdictions to propose improvements in the bar application process and the bar exam.
● Attend regional and national academic support conferences.
● Maintain Chicago-Kent’s bar preparation web page.

Percentage Of Time 30
Key Responsibility

Data Tracking, Analysis, and Follow-up:
● Coordinate with the Office of Student Affairs to maintain bar passage records for institutional reporting and analysis, including the annual ABA accreditation-related survey.
● Research, track, analyze and implement best practices for bar exam strategies at other law schools.
● Analyze JD student data to identify risk factors.
● Coordinate with commercial bar preparation vendors to track graduates’ registration with and progress through commercial bar preparation courses.

Percentage Of Time 20
Work Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Position Category Full Time
Posting Date 12/10/2020
Closing Date  
Posted Until Filled Yes

December 19, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Director of Academic Support at Western State College of Law

Western State College of Law (WSCL) at Westcliff University invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position as Director of the Academic Support Program beginning July 1, 2021.  We seek candidates with prior experience in teaching academic support or bar preparation, strong academic backgrounds, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated potential for productive scholarship.

WSCL is located in the city of Irvine, California – close to miles of famous beaches, parks, recreation facilities and outdoor activities as well as the many museums, music venues, and diverse cultural and social experiences of greater Los Angeles.

Founded in 1966, WSCL is the oldest law school in Orange County, California, and is a fully ABA approved for-profit, private law school. Noted for small classes and personal attention from an accessible faculty focused on student success, WSCL is proud that our student body is among the most diverse in the nation. Our 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys.

WSCL is committed to providing workplaces and learning environments free from discrimination on the basis of any protected classification including, but not limited to race, sex, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, genetic marker or on any other basis protected by law.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a cover letter, complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement addressing your contributions to our goal of creating a diverse faculty. and names/email addresses of three references) should be emailed to Professor Todd Brower, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: tbrower@wsulaw.edu  For more information about WSCL, visit: wsulaw.edu

December 12, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Assistant Professor of Practice at SIU

Assistant Professor of Practice (Law)

Position Summary:

Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment to prepare them for a changing legal profession in a global environment. SIU Law seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Practice to support the Academic Success Program’s (ASP) work to train law students for law school rigor, the bar exam, and the practice of law. The initial appointment is a 12-month, term, non-tenure track (NTT) position beginning January 1, 2021. The appointment is renewable contingent on performance, curricular need, and budget.

Deadline to Apply:

11/20/2020

Application Deadline Type:

or until filled

Job Category:

Faculty

Months of Appointment:

12

Duties and Responsibilities:

The assistant professor of practice will teach Academic Success and Bar Prep courses, provide individual coaching, monitor student performance data, provide in-depth feedback and guidance on writing skills, legal analysis, time management, and other skills that assist a student in achieving a high level of academic performance and the likelihood of bar passage, and serve as a liaison to alumni, bar service providers, and boards of bar examiners, or others involved in bar administration.  

 Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess:

  1. Either the Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school or its equivalent;
  2. License to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia;
  3. Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Experience implementing new programs with specific, measurable goals.
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Experience collecting, interpreting, and analyzing data.  
  • Ability to handle confidential information, collaborate with colleagues, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with all law school constituents, bar examination officials, and the legal community.
  • Familiarity with learning theories.

 Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae

 

Please use the following link to apply:

https://jobs.siu.edu/job-details?jobID=11280&job=assistant-professor-of-practice-law

November 14, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Assistant Dean of Students at McGeorge School of Law

The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law invites applications from candidates to serve as the law school’s next Assistant Dean of Students. We seek applications from exceptional candidates with a passion for serving students, and who are excited about being part of a collegial, student-oriented, committed community.  Pacific McGeorge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty unanimously committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school.  Thus, applicants who share that vision and particularly those who would enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the community are strongly urged to apply. Interested persons may apply though the University of the Pacific portal:  https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/17626 by December 11, 2020. 

November 14, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)