Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mitchell Hamline Academic Excellence Specialist Position

The Academic Excellence Department has an opening for a full-time Academic Excellence Specialist. Academic Excellence Specialists are responsible for teaching, guiding, and supporting MHSL students to ensure their successful transition to and completion of law school and ensure students are successful in the passage of the bar. Specialists meet with and counsel students on their academic progress; develop and oversee the execution of individualized learning plans; provide one-on-one tutoring; develop, implement and revise courses and programs; and teach classes and workshops.

Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; admission to the bar; strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills; ability to build rapport with students, faculty and staff; demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social learning platforms. Some evening and weekend work necessary based on program and student needs.

To apply please send cover letter and resume by e-mail to hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law.

 

April 14, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Atlanta's John Marshall Academic Achievement Position

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School invites applications for a position in the Office of Academic Achievement. 

This position is a full-time, non-tenure track position that begins no later than July 2019 with a possible opportunity to begin earlier.

Responsibilities:

To enhance the critical skills associated with law school success, the office of academic achievement (OAA) at AJMLS offers instruction in the form of one-on-one counseling, mandatory and non-mandatory workshops, group presentations and specialized course offerings to all enrolled students and graduates of AJMLS. Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of the program, the successful applicant should be able to:

  • Help implement and manage all components of the academic support program at the Law School, which includes programming focused on preparing students for the bar exam.
  • Teach academic workshops to students in the day and evening division on topics, such as briefing, course outlining, and exam performance.
  • Provide learning strategies and techniques to enhance and leverage the academic skills that underline law school success.
  • Work one-on-one with students in the day and evening division with focus on strengthening the academic skills of critical reading, briefing, outlining, and analysis. Individual counseling serves all students as well as students identified as academically at risk.
  • Provide written, formative feedback to students on practice problems and/or exams.
  • Help develop and assess the academic success program by collecting and maintaining data relevant to academic performance.
  • Help develop personal action plans for students studying for law school exams and bar exams
  • Identify students’ academic strengths and opportunities and assist in providing effective instruction to help leverage performance.
  • Be interested, and stay current on, educational learning theory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, a law license, excellent academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance.
  • We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience and interest teaching in an academic success program.

Application Information:

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and contact information for three references to: Sarah D. Murphy, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 1422 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 or via email to smurphy@johnmarshall.edu. We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted. 

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is equal opportunity employers and does not discriminate in any of their programs or activities on the basis of race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, disability, color, or religious belief.

  1.  The position advertised:

__x_ a.   is a full-time appointment.
___   b.   is a part-time appointment.

Other, please specify:

  1. The position advertised:
    ___ a.   is a tenure-track appointment.
    ___   b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
    ___   c.   may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.  (Full Time Position)
    ___   d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
    ___   e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

___ f. is an adjunct appointment.

___ g.    is a year-to-year appointment.

___ h.    is a one-year visitorship.

__x_ i.   is for at will employment.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 2:

  1.  The person hired:
    ___ a.  will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

___   b.  will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
___x c.  will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 3:


  1.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below.  (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
    ___ a. over $120,000
    ___   b.  $110,000 - $119,999
    ___   c.  $100,000 - $109,999
    ___   d.  $90,000 - $99,999
    ___   e.  $80,000 - $89,999
    ___   f.   $70,000 - $79,999
    __x_ g.  $60,000 - $69,999
    ___   h.  $50,000 - $59,999
    ___   i.   $40, 000-49,999
    ___   j.   $10,000 - $39,000.
    ___   k.  less than $10,000.

    Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 4:

  1. The person hired will have the title of:

___   a.  Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

___   b.  Assistant Dean.

___   c.  Director.

___   d.  Associate Director.

___   e.  Assistant Director.

___   f.   Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).

___   g.  Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

___   h.  Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

___   i.   no title.

Other, please specify: Academic Support Professional

Additional information, question 5:

  1. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):

_x__ a.  working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.

__x_ b.  working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.

__x_ c.  working with diverse students.

__x_ d.  managing orientation.

__x_ e.  teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).

__x_ f.   teaching bar-exam related classes.

__x_ g.  working with students on an individual basis.

___   h.  teaching other law school courses.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 6:

  1. The person hired will be present in the office:

___   a.  9-10 month appointment.

___x b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).

Additional information, question 7:

  1. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.

___   a.  Yes.

_x__ b.  No.

Additional information, question 8:

  1. The person hired will report to:

___   a. the Dean of the Law School.

___   b. an Associate Dean.

___   c.  the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___   d.  a Faculty Committee.

Other, please specify: Assistant Dean of Academic Achievement

Additional information, question 9:

 

 

 

 

April 14, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Reminder to Use the AASE Disclosure Form with Job Postings

It's the spring recruiting season for ASP/bar prep! The Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) encourages all law schools to use the AASE disclosure form as part of the position advertisements for ASP/bar jobs at their law schools. The form provides additional information to applicants that is often missing from announcements, but is very helpful to the applicants. The AASE disclosure form is given below if you are unfamiliar with it. The Word document is also here: Download Aase_questions_job_postings_to_asp_listserv .

 

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity

Members of the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) strongly encourage prospective employers to answer the below list of questions when posting a job opening to the academic support listserv.  When answering these questions, please note the following:

  • Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to an individual question.
  • Information regarding salary is particularly important to applicants and to the broader ASP community, and AASE strongly encourages the inclusion of this information whenever possible.
  • Employers may include additional explanatory information immediately after each respective question. Larger amounts of information, such as a position description, may be included at the end of the form or as an additional attachment.

It is our hope that the answers to these questions will provide applicants with a baseline for comparing different job opportunities.  Also, completed questionnaires can give prospective employers insights into the various factors that impact the job market for academic support professionals.

  1.  The position advertised:

___  a.   is a full-time appointment.
___  b.   is a part-time appointment.

Other, please specify:

 

  1. The position advertised:
    ___ a.   is a tenure-track appointment.
    ___  b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
    ___  c.   may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.  (Full Time Position)
    ___  d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
    ___  e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

___ f.   is an adjunct appointment.

___ g.  is a year-to-year appointment.

___ h.  is a one-year visitorship.

___  i.   is for at will employment.

Other, please specify:

 

Additional information, question 2:

 

  1.  The person hired:
    ___ a.  will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

___  b.  will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
___  c.  will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Other, please specify:

 

Additional information, question 3:

 


  1.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below.  (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
    ___ a. over $120,000
    ___  b.  $110,000 - $119,999
    ___  c.  $100,000 - $109,999
    ___  d. $90,000 - $99,999
    ___  e.  $80,000 - $89,999
    ___  f.  $70,000 - $79,999
    ___  g.  $60,000 - $69,999
    ___  h.  $50,000 - $59,999
    ___  i.   $40, 000-49,999
    ___  j.   $10,000 - $39,000.
    ___  k.  less than $10,000.

    Other, please specify:

 

Additional information, question 4:

 

  1. The person hired will have the title of:

___  a.  Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

___  b.  Assistant Dean.

___  c.  Director.

___  d. Associate Director.

___  e.  Assistant Director.

___  f.  Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).

___  g.  Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

___  h.  Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

___  i.   no title.

 

Other, please specify:

 

Additional information, question 5:

  1. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):

___  a.  working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.

___  b.  working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.

___  c.  working with diverse students.

___  d. managing orientation.

___  e.  teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).

___  f.  teaching bar-exam related classes.

___  g.  working with students on an individual basis.

___  h.  teaching other law school courses.

Other, please specify:

 

Additional information, question 6:

 

  1. The person hired will be present in the office:

___  a.  9-10 month appointment.

___  b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).

Additional information, question 7:

 

  1. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.

___  a.  Yes.

___  b.  No.

Additional information, question 8:

 

  1. The person hired will report to:

___  a. the Dean of the Law School.

___  b. an Associate Dean.

___  c.  the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___  d. a Faculty Committee.

Other, please specify:

 

Additional information, question 9:

 


Note:  AASE strongly recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

April 6, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements, Miscellany | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 29, 2019

Visiting Assistant ASP Professor at Suffolk U

Additional information from email to the ASP listserv from Professor Herb Ramy:

Suffolk University Law School will be hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Support for the coming year, and we hope to have our hire in place no later than July of 2019.

Our hope is to begin a search in September for a permanent ASP hire, and the visitor would be eligible to apply for that position.

The visitor will be working predominantly in the area of bar prep support.

 

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT


SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a full-time position
as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Support. The successful candidate will be required
to provide students with academic support, including support related to bar examination
preparation and the development of the study and analytical skills necessary for academic
success. Responsibilities include meeting individually with students, teaching academic support
classes, and teaching a second-year legal analysis class and/or an upper-level bar preparation
class. Academic Support Faculty must be available to work with both day and evening-division
students, including during the summer months. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track, visiting
position commencing no later than July 2019, with the possibility of an option for an earlier start
date.

Applicants should submit a résumé or curriculum vitae, a list of references, and a cover letter
addressed to Professor Stephen McJohn and Professor Sabrina DeFabritiis, Co-Chairs of the
Academic Success Committee, Suffolk University Law School. All materials must be uploaded
to the Suffolk University job posting website, at http://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/ontI9fwr.

The Committee will begin reviewing submitted materials immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.

Suffolk Law is an equal opportunity employer and will give careful consideration to all qualified
applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Suffolk Law is committed to a diverse faculty and strongly
encourages applicants from historically under-represented groups. For more information on
Suffolk Law’s commitment to diversity, please see https://www.suffolk.edu/about/missionhistory/
diversity-inclusion.

  1.  The position advertised:

_X__   a.   is a full-time appointment.
___     b.   is a part-time appointment.

Other, please specify:

  1. The position advertised:
    ___     a.   is a tenure-track appointment.
    ___     b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
    ___     c.   may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.  (Full Time Position)
    ___     d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
    ___     e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

___ f.  is an adjunct appointment.

___ g. is a year-to-year appointment.

_X__ h.          is a one-year visitorship.

___     i.          is for at will employment.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 2:

  1.  The person hired:
    ___     a.  will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

___     b.         will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
__X_   c.  will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 3:


  1.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below.  (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
    ___     a.         over $120,000
    ___     b.         $110,000 - $119,999
    ___     c.         $100,000 - $109,999
    ___     d.         $90,000 - $99,999
    ___     e.         $80,000 - $89,999
    _X__   f.          $70,000 - $79,999
    ___     g.         $60,000 - $69,999
    ___     h.         $50,000 - $59,999
    ___     i.          $40, 000-49,999
    ___     j.          $10,000 - $39,000.
    ___     k.         less than $10,000.

    Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 4:

  1. The person hired will have the title of:

___     a.         Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

___     b.         Assistant Dean.

___     c.         Director.

___     d.         Associate Director.

___     e.         Assistant Director.

___     f.          Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).

___     g.         Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

__X_   h.         Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

___     i.          no title.

Other, please specify: The position will  be a Visiting Assistant professor of ASP

Additional information, question 5:

  1. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):

_X__   a.         working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.

_X__   b.         working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.

___     c.         working with diverse students.

___     d.         managing orientation.

___     e.         teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).

__X_   f.          teaching bar-exam related classes.

_X__   g.         working with students on an individual basis.

___     h.         teaching other law school courses.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 6:

  1. The person hired will be present in the office:

___     a.         9-10 month appointment.

_X__   b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).

Additional information, question 7:

  1. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.

___     a.         Yes.

_X__   b.         No.

Additional information, question 8:

  1. The person hired will report to:

___     a. the Dean of the Law School.

___     b. an Associate Dean.

__X_   c.         the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___     d.         a Faculty Committee.

Other, please specify:

 

March 29, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor, Academic Success Program at Brooklyn Law

Brooklyn Law School
Visiting Assistant Professor, Academic Success Program

Brooklyn Law School seeks candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor of its Academic Success Program. We anticipate this individual starting employment no later than August 2019 but are willing to entertain earlier start dates. Reporting to the Director, the Visiting 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 accelerated 2-year, traditional 3-year, extended 4-year JD students, and 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 the future of Brooklyn Law School’s efforts to build foundational skills in students that will serve them throughout law school and on the bar exam. The Visiting 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 Visiting 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 Visiting 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 Visiting Assistant Professor must demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for working with students who seek or require academic enhancement. Accordingly, the Visiting Assistant Professor must possess the ability to build meaningful learning relationships with all students.

The salary of the Visiting 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; bar admission in New York (or a state bar with an equivalent Multistate Bar Exam cutoff); and, 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). This is a one-year faculty appointment, with the possibility of subsequent yearly reappointments and potential eligibility to apply for an appointment on a long-term contract track. We are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019. 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.

It is the policy of Brooklyn Law School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. It is also the policy of Brooklyn Law School to take affirmative action to employ, and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status, and to base all employment decisions on legitimate job requirements.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Academic Success Program, Brooklyn Law School
Disclosure Form

1. The position advertised: _X_ a. is a full-time appointment. ___ b. is a part-time appointment.

2. The position advertised: ___ a. is a tenure-track appointment. _X_ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. _X_ c. may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. ___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed. ___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years. ___ f. is an adjunct appointment. ___ g. is a year-to-year appointment. _X_ h. is a one-year visitorship. ___ i. is for at will employment.

Additional information, question 2: The initial appointment is a decanal appointment for one year. Individual may receive successive one-year decanal reappointments and may be eligible to apply for long-term contracts.

3. The person hired: ___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings. ___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion. _X_ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Additional information, question 3: Upon initial appointment, the individual will not attend faculty meetings. If, after successive one-year appointments, the individual is appointed to a long-term contract-eligible track, that individual may vote on all matters on which long-term contract-eligible faculty may vote. If the individual ultimately obtains long-term contract faculty status, that individual may vote on all matters on which other long-term contract faculty may vote.

4. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below. (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.) ___ a. over $120,000. ___ b. $110,000 - $119,999. ___ c. $100,000 - $109,999. _X_ d. $90,000 - $99,999. _X_ e. $80,000 - $89,999. _X_ f. $70,000 - $79,999. ___ g. $60,000 - $69,999. ___ h. $50,000 - $59,999. ___ i. $40,000 - $49,999. ___ j. $10,000 - $39,000. ___ k. less than $10,000.

5. The person hired will have the title of: ___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students). ___ b. Assistant Dean. ___ c. Director. ___ d. Associate Director. ___ e. Assistant Director. ___ f. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track). ___ g. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent). _X_ h. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track). ___ i. no title.

Additional information, question 5: This position is a Visiting Assistant Professor position. It is a decanal appointment. See answers to question 2 regarding promotion and status.

6. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply): _X_ a. working with students whose predictors (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school. _X_ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments. _X_ c. working with diverse students. _X_ d. managing orientation. _X_ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.). ___ f. teaching bar-exam related classes. _X_ g. working with students on an individual basis. ___ h. teaching other law school courses.

Additional information, question 6: If programmatic needs change, the individual’s responsibilities may shift to include item (f); however, the job as currently structured contemplates the vast majority of work in 1L and 2L classes.

7. The person hired will be present in the office: ___ a. 9-10 month appointment. _X_ b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).

Additional information, question 7: This person will teach workshops aimed at 1L students and will teach some combination of sections of the 2L intervention course (fall/spring) and the 1L intervention course (spring). This person will be expected to teach and to oversee the Summer Legal Process class for entering 1Ls (currently held in August; subject to change) and teach several modules during the standard 1L orientation session. This individual will have extended time off in other parts of the year (e.g. May, June, July) to compensate for the responsibilities of the position.

8. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment. ___ a. Yes. _X_ b. No.

Additional information, question 8: Publishing is not required during initial appointment but is required if individual wishes to be eligible to apply for a long-term contract.

9. The person hired will report to: ___ a. the Dean of the Law School. ___ b. an Associate Dean. _X_ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department. ___ d. a Faculty Committee.

March 24, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs at Gonzaga

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs|

Posting Details

Position Information
Who We Are

At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.

Position Title Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs
Department Law Student Affairs
Classification Exempt
Job Summary

Under the general direction of the law school Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs, the Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs is responsible for assisting the Assistant Dean in overall management of the Academic Support Program with an emphasis on the bar support programming.

Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs and other department members to administer the integrated academic support and bar preparation program for current students and graduates. Duties include collaborating to design, coordinate and deliver bar support programming; providing one-on-one and small group tutoring; developing and teaching workshops; providing support and guidance to the student peer mentors; and completing other tasks as assigned.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., may work some evenings and weekends

Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date  
Total Rewards Depends on Experience
Essential Functions

• Collaborate to design, develop, and implement all aspects of the Academic Support and Bar Program;
• Assist with the creation, coordination, and delivery of bar preparation initiatives;
• Coordinate and teach the multi-state bar review course;
• Assist with collection, organization, and reporting of data for long-term assessment of: (a) student participation in Academic and Bar Support programming and course offerings, (b) individual student academic and bar exam performance, and © Gonzaga School of Law retention and bar passage rates;
• Assist with assessing the efficacy of bar preparation efforts by students, the institution, and vendors and inform the faculty and greater law school community on initiatives to promote greater bar preparation success;
• Coach and support students and alumni as they prepare for bar exam; including assisting with supplemental bar preparation programming, teaching skills and strategies workshops, and additional counseling related to academic performance;
• Collaborate to develop programming including skills enhancement courses and workshops to meet the needs of students and bar-takers;
• Research current trends and developments in the uniform bar exam;
• Perform other duties in support of the Academic and Bar Support program as assigned by the Director of the program.

Other Functions

• Ability to work effectively in a team-based approach to course design and implementation.
• Ability to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist adult learners in reaching their potential.
• Ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic development and bar passage.
• Ability to work well with a diverse student body.
• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines.
• Knowledge of bar-tested subjects and uniform bar exam format.
• Knowledge of curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles preferred.
• Knowledge of basic legal concepts and how to remediate complex legal rules.

Supervision Given/Received

Position reports to the law school Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs. Position may supervise law students.

Minimum Qualifications

• Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school.
• Passage of a bar exam and admission to a state bar in the United States.
• Active or inactive bar membership in good standing in a state bar.

Desired Qualifications

• At least one year of law teaching experience, preferably in a bar preparation or academic support program (as faculty, staff, and/or as peer educator).
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience with assessment and with data collection preferred.
• Experience teaching, using interpersonal and counseling skills.

Physical Demands

Office work requires the ability to remain in a stationary position or move about the office space and campus as needed. Work requires constant operation of a computer and other office productivity machineries, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. The position occasionally moves documents and other office equipment weighing up to 20 pounds around campus for various classrooms and events as needed. The person in this position frequently communicates with students and colleagues and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

Open Date 03/12/2019
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins On 04/01/2019
Special Instructions to Applicants  
EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
 
Gonzaga University School of Law
Assistant Director for Academic Support and Bar Programs

1. The position advertised:
_x__ a. is a full-time appointment. ___ b. is a part-time appointment.
Other, please specify:

2. The position advertised: ___ a. is a tenure-track appointment. ___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. ___ c. may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position) ___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed. ___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ f. is an adjunct appointment.
___ g. is a year-to-year appointment.
___ h. is a one-year visitorship.
_x__ i. is for at will employment.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 2:

3. The person hired: ___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion. _x__ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 3:

4. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below. (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.) ___ a. over $120,000 ___ b. $110,000 - $119,999 ___ c. $100,000 - $109,999 ___ d. $90,000 - $99,999
___ e. $80,000 - $89,999 ___ f. $70,000 - $79,999 ___ g. $60,000 - $69,999 ___ h. $50,000 - $59,999 ___ i. $40, 000-49,999 ___ j. $10,000 - $39,000. ___ k. less than $10,000. Other, please specify:
Depends on Experience
Additional information, question 4:

5. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Assistant Dean.
___ c. Director.
___ d. Associate Director.
_x__ e. Assistant Director.
___ f. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).
___ g. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ h. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ i. no title.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 5:

6. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):
___ a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.
_x__ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.
__x_ c. working with diverse students.
___ d. managing orientation.
___ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
_x__ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
_x__ g. working with students on an individual basis.
___ h. teaching other law school courses.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 6:

7. The person hired will be present in the office:
___ a. 9-10 month appointment.
_x__ b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).
Additional information, question 7:

8. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
_x__ b. No.
Additional information, question 8:

9. The person hired will report to:
___ a. the Dean of the Law School.
___ b. an Associate Dean.
_x__ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department/ Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.
___ d. a Faculty Committee.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 9:

Note: AASE strongly recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).
 
 

March 23, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 22, 2019

Academic Advising Coordinator Position at John Marshall Law School in Chicago

 Academic Advising Coordinator

Status: Full-time academic professional; 12-month position

Reports to: Associate Dean for Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, and Bar Preparation

Start Date: No later than June 1, 2019

Salary: Based on experience.

Other Information: The John Marshall Law School is in the process of being acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is anticipated that this process will be completed in August 2019. The successful candidate will become an employee of the University of Illinois at Chicago after the transaction closes.

General Overview:

The Academic Advising Coordinator will coordinate various aspects of the Law School’s Academic Advising program and will fulfill the specific job duties below, including holding individual meetings with law students, and providing academic counseling and guidance by helping students navigate the curriculum, plan course schedules, understand academic policies and standards, and connect with professionals and resources in other departments. The Coordinator will be expected to learn the ABA Standards, the AALS bylaws, Higher Learning Commission policies, Law School and University academic policies, and the Law School curriculum.

The Academic Advising Coordinator may also have opportunities to perform functions of an academic support specialist by teaching the first-year Expert Learning or upper-level bar-preparation courses and providing academic support counseling along with the Academic Achievement/Bar Preparation department.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

v Collaborate with various departments and law school administrators to coordinate the various aspects of the Law School’s academic advising program.

v Conduct individual meetings with law students regarding academic matters; advise students on graduation requirements and the curriculum; help students design course schedules to meet the Law School’s requirements and the student’s career goals; advise students about education opportunities, such as concentration programs and dual-degree programs; and refer students to other departments and resources as needed (e.g., career advice, dual-degree programs, lawyer assistance programs, personal counseling, etc.).

v Inform students about requirements related to academic dismissal, readmission, academic probation, and mandate program.

v Respond to student inquiries and resolve problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites, referring to catalogues, written course descriptions, and other appropriate sources.

v With the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Registrar, and others, conduct informational sessions for students regarding course registration.

v Develop and maintain a webpage related to academic advising, including a published list of FAQs related to academic matters.

v Develop other ways to ensure that students understand the Law School’s curriculum, academic and graduation requirements, and academic advising resources.

v Help the Law School continue enhancing its program of legal education, including educational assessment and emphasis on key non-cognitive factors.

v Train Academic Achievement and Career Services staff, other staff, and potentially faculty about aspects of the Law School’s academic advising program.

v With the Registrar’s Office, develop processes and protocols to ensure that students are progressing toward graduation.

v Collect data related to academic advising and ensure that appropriate documentation is maintained for each student (e.g., through an advising portfolio or another method).

v Help ensure continued compliance with ABA Standard, AALS membership rules, and HLC policies with respect to academic advising.

v Potentially serve as a member of the Student Support and Emergency Team.

v Monitor and stay current with applicable policies, laws, and procedures (e.g., FERPA).

v Perform supplemental administrative activities related to academic advising, such as scheduling meetings and interviews, securing requested information, verifying and maintaining computerized data files, and preparing summary reports.

v On an as-needed basis, teach the first-year Expert Learning or upper-level bar-preparation courses and provide academic support counseling along with the Academic Achievement/Bar Preparation department.

v Other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

v J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.

v Minimum of three years' experience in legal education or legal practice.

v Excellent oral, written, and technological skills.

v Ability to work in a multicultural environment; strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

v A collaborative spirit.

v Superb organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.

v A high level of judgment, discretion, and confidentiality.

v Ability to work independently, yet to seek guidance when needed.

v Accessible beyond normal business hours to be responsive to time-sensitive matters.

v Prior adjunct or full-time teaching experience is a plus.

How to Apply:

Submit (1) your cover letter summarizing your reasons for applying for this position and your qualifications, (2) your resume detailing relevant experience, and (3) a list of at least three professional references to: Rodney Fong, either by mail to: The John Marshall Law School, Attn: Associate Dean Rodney Fong, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or by email to rfong@jmls.edu.

Questions should be directed to Associate Dean Rodney Fong at rfong@jmls.edu or 312-427-2737 ext. 312.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

March 22, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Success Programs Position at Texas Tech

Director of Academic Success Programs

Position description:

Directs, plans, coordinates, and supervises the operation and activities of the Office of Academic Success Programs; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large. Works under general supervision of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and/or the Associate Dean of Bar Success with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

*Major/Essential Functions

 

This is a full-time, 12 month staff position that serves as the Director for Academic Success Programs. The successful candidate will begin no later than August 2019. The Director's primary responsibility will be to work with students to help them develop the skills needed to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and first-time bar passage.

Responsibilities include:

  • designing and implementing academic success programs
  • delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic success for all law students from orientation until graduation
  • working one-on-one with students on academic probation or self-referred to help them develop habits and methods to improve their academic performance
  • teaching academic success workshops related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam-taking, and life skills
  • teaching one or two sections of Introduction to the Study of Law, a fall 1L course taught by multiple faculty/staff
  • coordinating the tutoring program with doctrinal professors
  • providing academic counseling for students
  • participating in the larger community for academic success professionals through regular attendance or presentations at conferences and other relevant endeavors to support the Assistant Dean’s professional development
  • collaborating with the Associate Dean for Bar Success with the School of Law’s bar exam preparation programs

Occasional Duties

*Required Qualifications

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Plus five years progressively responsible experience. Successful passage of a bar examination. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA approved law school
  • Successful passage of a bar exam
  • Record of conference presentations and/or presentations in the field of academic success
  • Experience in academic success programs at a law school

Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds 36,000 students. The law school has approximately 400 students and 34 full-time faculty members. The law school is an integral part of the University and offers 10 dual-degree programs with other Texas Tech schools and colleges. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to almost 300,000 people, enjoys affordable housing, abundant sunshine, friendly people, and offers easy access to other parts of the country. For more information, visit our website at www.law.ttu.edu.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community committed to working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Link to TTU jobs website to apply: is  http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/. Click on “Staff” and the Requisition Number for the position is 16888BR Director of Academic Success Programs. 

Required Attachments

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume / CV

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity 

Members of the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) strongly encourage prospective employers to answer the below list of questions when posting a job opening to the academic support listserv.  When answering these questions, please note the following:

  • Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to an individual question.
  • Information regarding salary is particularly important to applicants and to the broader ASP community, and AASE strongly encourages the inclusion of this information whenever possible.
  • Employers may include additional explanatory information immediately after each respective question. Larger amounts of information, such as a position description, may be included at the end of the form or as an additional attachment..

It is our hope that the answers to these questions will provide applicants with a baseline for comparing different job opportunities.  Also, completed questionnaires can give prospective employers insights into the various factors that impact the job market for academic support professionals.

  1.  The position advertised:

_X_  a.   is a full-time appointment.
___  b.   is a part-time appointment.

Other, please specify:

  1. The position advertised:
    ___ a.   is a tenure-track appointment.
    ___  b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
    ___  c.   may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.  (Full Time Position)
    ___  d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
    ___  e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

___ f.    is an adjunct appointment.

___ g.    is a year-to-year appointment.

___ h.   is a one-year visitorship.

X__  i.    is for at will employment.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 2:

  1.  The person hired:
    ___ a.  will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

___  b.  will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
X__  c.  will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 3:


  1.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below.  (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
    ___ a. over $120,000
    ___  b.  $110,000 - $119,999
    ___  c.   $100,000 - $109,999
    ___  d.  $90,000 - $99,999
    ___  e.  $80,000 - $89,999
    X__  f.   $70,000 - $79,999
    ___  g.  $60,000 - $69,999
    ___  h.  $50,000 - $59,999
    ___  i.    $40, 000-49,999
    ___  j.   $10,000 - $39,000.
    ___  k.  less than $10,000.

    Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 4:

  1. The person hired will have the title of:

___  a.  Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

___  b.  Assistant Dean.

X__  c.   Director.

___  d.  Associate Director.

___  e.  Assistant Director.

___  f.   Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).

___  g.  Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

___  h.  Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

___  i.    no title.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 5:

  1. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):

X__  a.  working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.

X__  b.  working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.

X__  c.   working with diverse students.

___  d.  managing orientation.

X__  e.  teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).

___  f.   teaching bar-exam related classes.

X__  g.  working with students on an individual basis.

___  h.  teaching other law school courses.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 6:

  1. The person hired will be present in the office:

___  a.  9-10 month appointment.

X__  b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).

Additional information, question 7:

  1. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.

___  a.  Yes.

X__  b.  No.

Additional information, question 8:

  1. The person hired will report to:

___  a. the Dean of the Law School.

X__  b. an Associate Dean.

___  c.   the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___  d.  a Faculty Committee.

Other, please specify:

Additional information, question 9:


Note:  AASE strongly recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

 

March 22, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Director of Academic Success Program Position at University of Missouri

Director of Academic Success Program

Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for a Director of Academic Success Program. The position is a full-time, twelve-month position. Funds for this position are provided by the university's Division for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. Our Director of Academic Success Program will assist in building a welcoming, nurturing, and inclusive law school community. The individual will be responsible for coordinating academic success courses and study groups for identified students; developing and teaching academic success courses and study groups; and training students to conduct study groups in a peer-to-peer mentoring format and to oversee and evaluate student employees.

The director will be expected to collect and analyze data related to student success, diversity, and bar passage and to craft programs to proactively address the challenges that students may encounter. The director is expected to work with students within the law school community to provide counseling and support, both individually and through expansion of the law school's existing academic success program, to ensure the successful completion of law school and passage of the bar by all students.

The director will be expected to work with other academic success programs as well as disability services on the University of Missouri campus and outside the university community. The director will be required to prepare an annual report on all activities and accomplishments and serve on relevant committees within the law school and University of Missouri. The director may also be expected to travel. The initial term is one year with the possibility of renewal based on job performance, funding, and pedagogical needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching foundational academic skills and legal analysis
  • Counseling students regarding their academic performance
  • Providing writing support for students
  • Administering a Bar Success Program
  • Supervising student assistants
  • Collaborating with faculty and staff colleagues to enhance the academic success of students

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills and ability to work well with various constituencies
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Outstanding academic records
  • Relevant professional experience
  • Strong conceptual understanding of legal pedagogy and the learning sciences
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis
  • Capacity to make outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching and service

Salary

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000 annually

Grade: GGS-010

University Title: Program Manager II Student Support Services

Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: This position will be screened based upon the preferred qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) and/or advanced degree in education, psychology, counseling or a related field or expected date of degree completion by July 1, 2019
  • Experience in student programming, academic support, or a diversity-related field
  • Record of conference presentations and/or publications in the field of academic support

Application Materials

In addition to the online application, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

LINK to the online job posting: University of Missouri Link to Apply

March 15, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Academic Skills Program Coordinator Position at UC Irvine

UC Irvine School of Law is hiring an Academic Skills Program Coordinator.  The successful candidate will develop, enhance, and implement various programs to assist students in the transition to law school, to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program, and to prepare them to sit for the bar exam.  The Program Coordinator will work closely with the entire Academic Skills Program team, students, faculty and the law school administrative staff. 

The full job description including requirements can be found at:

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05176

Posting - ASP Job Opportunity
Where appropriate, more than one option may be checked when responding to the below listed questions. Checking all options, for example in regard to salary, in an effort to avoid specifying a legitimate range is discouraged. You may provide additional textual explanations after each item. The completed form must appear within the body of an E-mail posting about a posting, and the completed form must be included within the text of any file attachment.

1. The position advertised: ___ a. is a tenure-track appointment. ___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. _x_ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position) ___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed. ___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years. ___ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. (One-Year Visitorship only)
___ g. is for at will employment.

2. The professor hired: ___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion. _x_ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.) ___ over $120,000 ___ $110,000 - $119,999 ___ $100,000 - $109,999 ___ $90,000 - $99,999 _x_ $80,000 - $89,999 _x_ $70,000 - $79,999 ___ $60,000 - $69,999 ___ $50,000 - $59,999 ___ $40, 000-49,999 ___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000 ___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000 

4. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Director.
___ c. Professor (tenure track).
___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ f. no title.
_x_ g. other (Program Coordinator; but when teaching classes, students will refer to you as Professor)

5. Job responsibilities include:
__ a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.
_x_ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.
_x_ c. working with diverse students.
_x_ d. managing orientation.
_x_ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
_x_ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
_x_ g. working with students on an individual basis.
_x_ h. teaching other law school courses.

6. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months (June – August).
_x_ a. Yes.
___ b. No.

7. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
_x_ b. No.

Note: The Association of Academic Support Educators strongly recommends that this disclosure form accompany all E-mail postings for academic support positions sent to subscribers of the ASP listserv (asp-l@chicagokent.kentlaw.edu).

 

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Assistant Director Academic and Bar Success Position at Santa Clara

The link to the position description is here.

March 10, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hybrid LRW/ASP or Bar Visiting Position at Willamette

Visiting Instructor of Legal Research and Writing - Willamette University College of Law

 

Willamette University College of Law invites applications for a full time position as a Visiting Instructor in Legal Research & Writing beginning in the fall of 2019. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track, visiting faculty position.  Primary responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, most likely one section of Legal Research and Writing to first-year law students and one section of Applied Legal Analysis for first- and second-year law students.  In addition, the visiting instructor will contribute as a valued team member to the advancement of the legal research and writing and bar preparation programs.  This position requires excellent legal research and writing skills, experience in law practice and/or law teaching, a passion for student success, and strong communication and counseling abilities.  Interested individuals should submit their application materials via the Willamette University human resources website:  http://willamette.edu/offices/hr/jobs/index.html.  Additional information regarding the position may be obtained from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Prof. Norman Williams, who may be reached at normanw@willamette.edu.  Interested candidates should apply prior to March 15, 2019, and the successful candidate must be ready to start by August 15, 2019.  Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.  We seek candidates, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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March 10, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Achievement Position at Chapman

Fowler School of Law at Chapman University is hiring a Director of Academic Achievement. The link to the job posting is here.

March 10, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 8, 2019

Two Assistant Professor of Academic Success Positions at U of Dayton

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for two Assistant Professors of Academic Success. These are twelve month, non-tenure track positions 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 positions are to begin July 1, 2019.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful experience in:
    • academic support, including implementing best models and practices available toencourage 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 an U.S. law school;
  • compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis, including familiarity with the most commonly used statistical software programs;
  • Successful experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds;
  • 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.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Link to the posting: https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/28239.

University Summary Information

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 and responsive to its Catholic and  Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of 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

Required Documents

  • 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. law schools)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2019.  To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/28239 All required documents should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application.  For more information about the School  of Law, please visit our website at https://udayton.edu/law.

 

March 8, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Associate Director of Academic Success Position at Villanova

The full job description link is found here: Villanova Position. The AASE Disclosures are below:

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AASE Recommended Disclosures
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Associate Director of Academic Success
Official Posting Available at: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/15764
1. The position advertised:
X__ a. is a full-time appointment.
___ b. is a part-time appointment.
Other, please specify:
2. The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ c. may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position)
___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ f. is an adjunct appointment.
___ g. is a year-to-year appointment.
___ h. is a one-year visitorship.
X__ i. is for at will employment.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 2:
3. The person hired:
___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring,
tenure, and promotion.
X__ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 3:
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4. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range
checked below. (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams,
teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include
conference travel or other professional development funds.)
___ a. over $120,000
___ b. $110,000 - $119,999
X__ c. $100,000 - $109,999
X__ d. $90,000 - $99,999
X__ e. $80,000 - $89,999
X__ f. $70,000 - $79,999
X__ g. $60,000 - $69,999
X__ h. $50,000 - $59,999
___ i. $40, 000-49,999
___ j. $10,000 - $39,000.
___ k. less than $10,000.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 4:
Salary commensurate with experience within Villanova’s Salary Band J
(Minimum: $51,000 Midpoint: $79,000 Maximum: $107,200)
5. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Assistant Dean.
___ c. Director.
X__ d. Associate Director.
___ e. Assistant Director.
___ f. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).
___ g. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ h. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ i. no title.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 5:
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6. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):
X__ a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will
struggle to excel in law school.
X__ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations
or other assessments.
X__ c. working with diverse students.
X__ d. managing orientation.
X__ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
X__ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
X__ g. working with students on an individual basis.
___ h. teaching other law school courses.
Other, please specify:
 Assists with requests for academic accommodations
 Helps track and report information regarding bar passage and serves on faculty
committees where appropriate and assigned.
Additional information, question 6:
7. The person hired will be present in the office:
___ a. 9-10 month appointment.
X__ b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).
Additional information, question 7:
8. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
X__ b. No.
Additional information, question 8:
9. The person hired will report to:
___ a. the Dean of the Law School.
X__ b. an Associate Dean.
___ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department.
___ d. a Faculty Committee.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 9:
Position reports to Assistant Dean of Students and Academic Success

March 8, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Director of Law Success Position at St. Mary's

The Director will be responsible for overseeing the entirety of the Law Success Program and the 14 instructors working in the program, as well as the 6-hour Legal Communication, Analysis, and Professionalism course, the second- and third-year curricular offerings, and extracurricular programming. The application deadline is March 15. Link to the information and application is Director of Law Success.

March 5, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Assistant Director Position at Oklahoma City

Posting Link

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement

Tracking Code

1920

Job Description

Position Summary: The Assistant Director supports the Academic Achievement department to train law students for the rigor of law school, the bar exam, and the practice of law with academic workshops, courses, and individual coaching.  The Assistant Director will primarily design and implement workshops for students from pre-matriculation through the second year, supervise Academic Fellows, and provide individual tutoring throughout law school and preparation for the bar exam. 

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Academic Achievement and collaborates with the Student Success Team in other law school departments.  The Assistant Director is a member of the School of Law staff.  Qualified candidates will be eligible for a faculty appointment as an Instructor.    

Essential Functions: 

Demonstrate an attitude that reflects the mission and values of the University and School of Law.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Academic Achievement to refine, improve, coordinate and direct the program of academic achievement including, but not limited to the summer admissions program, the academic support program, and the bar preparation program.
  • Design and implement academic support programming for first-year students, including skills workshops, the academic fellow program, and outreach to at-risk students. 
  • Collaborates as a member of the Student Success Team to provide programming and support for the overall goal of improving student success.
  • Work with the faculty to integrate academic support programming into first-year classes.
  • Coordinate and provide tutoring to students in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor remediation/study plans and activities for individual students.
  • Develop, evaluate, and administer the Academic Fellow program, including supervising the academic fellows.
  • Coordinate with other departments on student success initiatives, including implementing individual student success plans.
  • Teach skills focused courses as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.
  • Must use computer keyboard at least four to six hours per day.

Work Conditions:

  • Work is primarily indoors, but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off campus.
  • Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but evening hours are also required.
  • Occasional attendance at weekend events is required.
  • Off-campus, state and regional travel is required.
  • Incumbent will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines. 

Required Skills

License to practice law in one of the United States or the District of Columbia

  • Excellent academic record (transcripts will be submitted with application materials)
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills (writing sample will be submitted with application materials)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology including MS Office Suite, Internet, common software/applications and the ability to acquire new technology quickly
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff
  • Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to build and maintain a rapport with students
  • Skill in presenting information, presentations and delivering instruction
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with School of Law faculty and administrators
  • Proficiency at project management, planning, and developing goals.

Required Experience

A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school is required. A minimum of six months of experience is required.  Experience should be in the areas of academic advising, academic support, teaching (adjunct instruction accepted), and/or tutoring within an ABA accredited law school.

A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.

Job Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Position Grade

12

FLSA Status

Exempt

Benefit Eligibility

Available at full-time university rates

Position Closing Date

Open until filled

Additional Required Application Materials

List of Professional References, CV or Resume, Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants

N/A

Scheduled Hours

Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; some overtime may be required.

Number of months per year

12 months

February 15, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Correction to NKU Postion Link

We have been notified that the link we were given to the Director of Student Success Initiatives position description last week (posting on Saturday, February 9th) was incorrect. The correct link is Director of Student Success Initiatives NKU.

February 15, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Director of Student Success Initiatives Position at NKU - Chase

Director of Student Success Initiatives

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law 

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Student Success Initiatives, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.  This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position, and it covers both academic support and bar preparation.   

The Director’s primary responsibility will be to work with students to help them develop the skills needed to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and on the bar exam.  Responsibilities include: (1) designing and implementing academic support programs; (2) designing and assisting with the law school’s bar exam preparation programs; (3) possibly teaching the law school’s third-year bar preparation course each semester; and (4) possibly teaching the two-semester Legal Studies course for NKU Chase’s evening students.  The Director will also supervise the Assistant Director of Student Success Initiatives.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings. 

Applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and excellent communication skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should also have an understanding of the dynamics of diversity (including first-generation college graduates) in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in all levels of their work.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, but we anticipate the salary being between $75,000 and $80,000 (plus full benefits) per 12-month year. 

Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 125 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and southwest Ohio. Long known as the “The Lawyer’s School,” Chase has served both traditional and non-traditional students throughout its history.  Chase is fully approved by the ABA and is a member of the AALS.  More information about Chase may be found at https://chaselaw.nku.edu/  Application materials (cover letter, CV, law school transcript, and a list of three professional references) should be submitted through the Northern Kentucky University website (https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/7333).

Any questions can be addressed to Lawrence D. Rosenthal, Associate Dean for Academics, at rosenthall@nku.edu.  The application period will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will start reviewing applications on February 28.

It is Northern Kentucky University’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or genetic or veteran status, is prohibited.

 

February 9, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Suffolk Position for Bar Preparation Specialist

BAR PREPARATION SPECIALIST  

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a full-time position as Bar Preparation Specialist, starting in January 2019. The Bar Preparation Specialist will work with the Law School’s Senior Bar Preparation Specialist and under the supervision of the Law School’s Faculty Director of Bar Programs and Initiatives to provide individualized instruction and tutoring for students preparing to take the Massachusetts Uniform Bar Exam. The Bar Preparation Specialist will be expected to:

  • Meet regularly with students to develop and implement personalized study plans
  • Provide regular individualized feedback to students on practice essays and assessments
  • Teach and reinforce sound test-taking skills and strategies
  • Assist students in understanding bar review course material and examination subject matter
  • Closely monitor student effort and performance in their summer bar review courses
  • Report regularly on student progress to supervising faculty director
  • Provide assistance as needed to instructors of credit-bearing bar preparation courses and potentially teach such courses as an adjunct in the future

Applicants must have a J.D. and be admitted to the bar to be considered. Membership in the Massachusetts bar is strongly preferred. Prior experience in teaching bar review courses and interacting with students in an academic support setting are highly desirable. http://app.jobvite.com/m?3ywIhkwS 

Suffolk Law is an equal opportunity employer and will give careful consideration to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Suffolk Law is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applicants from historically under-represented groups. For more information on Suffolk Law’s commitment to diversity, please see http://www.suffolk.edu/campuslife/3512.php.

 

January 16, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)