Saturday, October 16, 2021

Assistant Director, Academic Success Program at UNLV

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director, Academic Success Program, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law [R0127006].  Link here.

 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

 

ROLE of the POSITION

The position exists to provide support for the Academic Success Program. Reporting to the Director of the Academic Success Program, the Assistant Director meets weekly with current students to assist them with their legal studies, monitors and trains student mentors, assists in curriculum and program development for the bar passage and first-year programs, counsels current students and alumni on bar passage issues, and conducts seminars and workshops. Evening and weekend work is sometimes required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Juris Doctor from an ABA-approved law school and membership in a state bar and 1 ~ 3 years of related professional experience. Membership in the state bar of Nevada is preferred. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

 

The Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program must have excellent oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail, excellent writing and editing abilities, sound legal skills and knowledge, an affinity for counseling and mentoring students, interpersonal skills, public speaking skills, critical reasoning skills, and excellent time management and organization skills. Solid working knowledge of computer systems and software applications such as PeopleSoft, word processing, spreadsheets, and database management is also desired. This position requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse environment and the ability to work well as a member of a team and independently. Prior academic support experience or teaching experience (i.e. Legal writing or comparable teaching experience in writing and analytical skills training) is preferred.

 

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October 25, 2021, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Sydney Lisy, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

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

Friday, October 15, 2021

Tenure Track Positions at Widener

Widener Law Commonwealth welcomes applications to join our faculty. We are seeking entry-level and pre-tenure lateral faculty to fill two tenure track positions in the 2022-2023 academic year. Our specific needs are to be determined, so we encourage all interested applicants to apply. Interest areas include, but are not limited to: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Legal Methods, and Academic Support. We are also interested in our upper-level course areas, including, but not limited to, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, and Wills and Trusts. The school may hire faculty in any subject area or category based on a candidate’s overall strength.

Established in 1989, Widener Law Commonwealth is an independently accredited law school within Widener University. Located in Harrisburg, PA, the law school’s location in the capital of Pennsylvania provides impactful experiences for both our faculty and students. The law school is situated in one of the fastest growing areas of the state. Harrisburg provides many cultural amenities and outstanding access to outdoor activities. Additionally, it provides a reasonable cost of living and a strong job market.
 
WLC is a dynamic community of teachers and scholars. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our students, our engagement with teaching, and our scholarly impact. Many of our scholars are actively engaged in law reform efforts at both the state and federal level.
 
The law school is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from persons of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other members of historically disadvantaged groups.
 
We are looking for candidates with strong academic backgrounds, commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstrated potential to be productive scholars. Candidates must possess at least a JD degree or its equivalent.
 
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to the appointments committee at clsappointments@wumail.onmicrosoft.com. Please contact Professor Jill Family, Appointments Committee Chair, (jefamily@widener.edu) with any questions. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and we encourage applications by November 1.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Tenure Track Positions at CUNY

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for two tenure- track faculty appointments to begin in Fall 2022.

CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education: we are ranked first in the country for public interest law and first in the country for clinical programs. CUNY is one of the most diverse law schools in the nation.

Our mission at CUNY School of Law is two-fold: training public interest attorneys to practice law in the service of human needs; and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. The Law School advances that dual mission through an innovative curriculum that brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. The basic premise of the Law School's program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, practical skill, professional experience and the social, cultural, and economic context of law. The curriculum therefore integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, theoretical perspective, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level. The Law School faculty and administration are committed to providing academic and bar support to all students.

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The principal responsibility will be to teach in the Law School’s Academic Support and Bar Support Programs, and to assist the Academic Dean in designing, implementing, and assessing these programs. All faculty at CUNY are expected to teach outside their programs on a rotating basis to help meet curricular needs. Faculty teaching in the Academic Support and Bar Support Programs are also expected to teach outside of these programs on a rotating basis, based on interest and in furtherance of the Law School’s curricular needs, as planned with the Academic Dean. Current curricular needs include constitutional law, criminal law, and evidence. The rotation may include teaching our first-year Lawyering course.

All faculty are expected to teach in either the day and evening programs on a rotating basis. Teaching the Law School’s Core Doctrine bar support course may involve teaching regularly in the evenings.

CUNY School of Law’s Academic Support and Bar Support Programs
CUNY has a fully-integrated Academic Support Program going back more than 26 years. The two faculty members will work with day and evening students as they develop the doctrinal, academic, study, and other skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. This may entail teaching weekly first- or second-year skills sessions; teaching academic support sections of required doctrinal courses; working with students individually or in small groups; training and supervising teaching assistants; teaching bar electives and other bar support courses, and providing feedback to other faculty about practice problems and exams. There is also the possibility of teaching during the summer in the Summer Law Institute (a two-week intensive introduction to law study) and the Pre-Law Program (a mandatory orientation program for all entering students) for additional compensation. In keeping with CUNY's integrated approach to academic support and bar support, these two faculty members will also help develop faculty workshops on pedagogy and serve as a resource to faculty in areas of skills-based teaching and testing.

QUALIFICATIONS

J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

a) Admission to bar practice
b) Social justice lawyering experience and an ability to bring this experience to their teaching
c) Demonstrated commitment to working in and building an anti-racist learning environment
d) Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience
e) Demonstrated commitment to the public interest and access missions of CUNY School of Law
f) Demonstrated commitment to the role of an integrated academic and bar support program in a law school curriculum
g) Experience in programming or individual tutoring and/or mentoring students with respect to bar readiness
h) Experience with respect to adult learning processes
i) Demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching (ability to teach in both a classroom and individual and small group settings)
j) Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff
k) Availability and willingness to teach in the day and evening programs on a rotating basis
l) Availability and willingness to teach outside the Academic Support and Bar Support Programs on a rotating basis (i.e., first-year lawyering seminar or other parts of the curriculum) as needed
m) Commitment to scholarly engagement
n) Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others and to share responsibility for joint projects, assignments, and service requirements.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Law School Assistant Professor: $76,444 - $113,544 Law School Associate Professor: $89,452 - $138,859

HOW TO APPLY

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2022 and will be considered on a rolling basis.

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University School of Law seeks experienced, diverse, and innovative candidates for three separate positions: an Assistant Director of Academic Achievement, an Assistant Director of Law Student Services, and a Director of Student Success.

The Assistant Director of Academic Achievement will help train a diverse population of law students for the rigor of law school, the bar exam, and the practice of law with academic workshops and individual coaching.  The Assistant Director will primarily provide one-on-one instruction for first and second-year students and will assist in the bar preparation program. This is a staff position. Candidates must have a J.D. degree, a law license in the United States, and a minimum of six months of experience in the areas of academic advising, academic support, teaching (adjunct instruction accepted), and/or one-on-one instruction in an ABA accredited law school.  A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.  

The Assistant Director of Law Student Services will support students as an additional office counselor to support the Director of Student Success and the Director of Career Development & Student Programming. They will work closely with both Directors to support the goals and objectives of the Student Success Program, career and professional development programming and resources, and student programming.

The Director of Student Success will be responsible for the overall facilitation of the Student Success program including the development, planning, implementation and assessment of student transition, engagement, and retention from admission to graduation.  The Student Success Position collaborates with a variety of faculty, staff, and student positions and departments to increase student success and retention.

A JD degree from an ABA accredited law school for the Assistant Director of Law Student Services and Director of Student Success is preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.  Successful candidates will begin as soon as possible but no later than January, 2022.  The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions may be filled before the application deadline.

Access the job listings here.

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

Friday, September 24, 2021

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at Western State College of Law

Western State College of Law at Westcliff University Academic Support Hiring Announcement

Western State College of Law (WSCL) at Westcliff University is seeking to hire one Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills for our Academic Support Program beginning August 1, 2022. Candidates should have strong academic backgrounds and commitment to teaching excellence. This position is designed to lead to a long-term contract that culminates, after five years of meeting standards in terms of teaching, service, and professional development, in successive five-year contracts with voting rights (on everything but promotion and tenure issues).

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 Elizabeth Jones, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: enjones@wsulaw.edu For more information about WSCL, visit wsulaw.edu

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Director of Bar Success at Albany Law School

Albany Law School seeks applicants to direct and expand its bar success programs. The Director will administer and assess the existing bar success programs and recommend additions and modifications to the programs The Director will also develop, coordinate, and implement school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage, including workshops, courses, and meetings with students, graduates, the Director of Academic Success, and faculty. The Director will teach two for-credit bar preparation courses and provide feedback on student work product. 

Qualified candidates will have a J.D. with strong law school credentials and admission to the practice of law. The position requires knowledge of legal theory, analysis and writing, and other skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar examination.  Preference will be given for experience in academic support and bar preparation programs, administrative and supervisory experience, law teaching experience, counseling and tutoring experience, knowledge of learning theory, understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.  This is a full-time (12-month) non-tenure track, renewable contract position with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Bar Success.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references.

Questions about interviewing for these faculty positions should be directed to Kelly Lussier, Executive Assistant to the President and Dean, at kluss@albanylaw.edu .

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Academic Success and Bar Preparation Position at Southwestern Law School

SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL
ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND BAR PREPARATION
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW

Southwestern Law School invites applicants for an associate professor position for administration, counseling and teaching in the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Office to commence July 1, 2022. In this position, the chosen applicant will work closely with Assistant Dean for Academic Success, Natalie Rodriguez and other members of the department in the creation, administration, implementation and teaching of programs and courses as part of the academic support and bar preparation course curriculum.

Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to any of the following:
-Working with the Faculty of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Office to research, design, implement and manage academic and bar support programs, including pre-matriculation programs, first-year programs and pre and post-graduation bar preparation programs
-Teaching in the academic and bar support programs and courses
-Meeting with students individually and in small groups regarding academic and bar performance issues. This includes identifying and/or creating additional materials that would support a student’s individualized academic or bar improvement plan.
-Supervising student teaching and research assistants
-Assisting with additional services to enhance the academic and bar success of students
-Identify additional opportunities to support or enhance the Office’s offerings and/or developing materials

Required Qualifications:
- J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
- Bar admission, admission to the California Bar or a UBE jurisdiction preferred
- Experience in academic support and bar preparation preferred. Other teaching experience such as legal writing instruction will be considered
- Ability to work with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds, including students, staff and faculty
- Ability to counsel, critique and guide students to self-improvement through a professional, rigorous, respectful, supportive and reliable commitment to them, including creating individualized materials
- Ability to work as part of a collaborative team of faculty in the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Office while having the ability to be a self-starter and self-manage individual work product
- Availability to teach and/or meet with students in the evening and occasional weekend, especially during bar preparation seasons
- Imagination, innovation and desire to grow into responsibilities in areas of mutual interest and need
- Understanding of, and ability to work for, the mission and goals of Southwestern Law School
- Professionalism and ability to work with confidential information

This is a full-time, year-round position with faculty voting rights. The salary is competitive. The successful applicant will also receive a competitive benefits package provided by Southwestern Law School.

Applicants should submit the following:
- Cover letter describing (a) prior teaching experience; (b) other relevant experience; and (c) aspirations for future legal education work
- CV
- Contact information for three professional references

Applications should be addressed to Senior Associate Dean Doreen Heyer at academicadmin@swlaw.edu. Review of applications will begin in mid-September. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom, although we anticipate that finalist interviews will be held in person.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Academic Success Position at University of Idaho

THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO COLLEGE OF LAW seeks to hire a full-time clinical faculty member to teach academic skills courses, develop and administer academic support and advising programs, and implement relevant policies, in collaboration with the College’s student services team. The position is a fiscal-year appointment with faculty voting rights and associated faculty governance responsibilities. The faculty member will design, implement, and promote activities to help all College of Law students achieve their full academic and professional potential through academic skills, bar preparation, and advising programs, as well as through individualized academic counseling and advising. Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited school or the equivalent, a distinguished academic record, and at least three years of practice, teaching, or clerking experience. Preferred qualifications include three or more years of experience in student affairs, academic success, or related job duties; passage of a bar exam in any state; teaching and/or tutoring experience in highly specialized fields, preferably law; experience working calmly and respectfully with students or others in crisis; and ability to work collaboratively in creating and delivering programming and advising related to academic success. As a land grant law school, the College is committed to public service and to providing an accessible and high-quality education in an inclusive environment. This position is located in Boise, one of the fastest-growing and most livable cities in the country, with a vibrant downtown and close proximity to natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Information about the College is available at https://www.uidaho.edu/law. Interested candidates should submit an application, including a statement of demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive community, at https://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources. Please direct questions to search committee chair Benji Cover (bcover@uidaho.edu). Priority will be given to applications received by September 15, 2021. The University of Idaho is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Director of Academic Support at McGeorge

Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz invites you to apply to serve as McGeorge’s next Director of Academic Support.  The Director enjoys faculty status and will hold the title of Professor of Law, Legal Practice, with a rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, commensurate with experience-- and with voting rights (on everything but promotion and tenure for tenure line faculty), faculty governance responsibilities, and sabbatical opportunities. Although not a tenure-track position, the position is designed to lead to a long-term contract that culminates, after five years of meeting standards in terms of teaching, service, and professional development activities, in an indefinite contract with no term limits and with job security similar to a tenured position.

The Director will not have any responsibility for bar pass programming and will get to teach one or more non-academic support courses.  Email Dean Schwartz for more information.

Click here for the official posting.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Interim Director of Academic Support at Capital Law School

Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, is in need of an Interim Director and Professor of Academic Support for academic year 2020-2021. Experience in this area is preferred. A search for the permanent position will begin shortly, and more information on that search will be forthcoming. Interested parties should contact Reynaldo Valencia, Dean and Professor of Law directly.

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

Director for Bar Performance and Assessment at GGU

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.  Click here for the posting.

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.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Associate Director for Academic Excellence at University of Oregon

Associate Director for Academic Excellence

Job no: 527839

Posting Link:  https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527839/associate-director-for-academic-excellence

Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Legal/Law

Department: School of Law
Rank: Lecturer
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 per year

Review of Applications Begins
September 1, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including three references, please upload:
• A cover letter which includes subject matter interests
• A current resume
• A statement addressing your potential contribution(s) to diversity, equity, and inclusion (see below)

As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a statement about promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating such statements, the law school will consider awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented minority students and faculty; track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented minority students and faculty; vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to UO’s mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and create an inclusive campus; and other relevant factors.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic, ABA-accredited law school and Oregon’s only public law school. Degrees offered include: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law’s mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Learn more about Oregon Law at law.uoregon.edu, and consider joining our team.

Position Summary
Oregon Law’s Academic Excellence Program is dedicated to supporting every JD student’s academic achievement from matriculation through graduation by teaching students to be effective learners and helping them to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. The Associate Director teaches the bar studies classes and provides educational programs to law students to prepare them to gain admission to the bar. The position will be responsible for the bar preparedness efforts of a program that has already developed several classes and strategies to facilitate bar preparedness and will work closely with the Director to enrich and further develop the current program.

The position requires a passion for working with and mentoring students, excellent communication and leadership skills, organizational prowess, initiative, and self-motivation. Considerable judgment and tact are required in handling many diverse students, donors, alumni, distinguished guests, and faculty members to coordinate the smooth execution of the program’s mission and goals.

This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term, career non-tenure track Lecturer position that reports to the Director of the Academic Excellence Program. There is an expectation that this position will continue beyond one-year based on performance, funding, and need.

Minimum Requirements
• JD from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic excellence
• Must have attained a license to practice law (need not be current)

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple intersectional identities; and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community
• Ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling situations and maintain student and student record confidentiality
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with diverse group of clients, students, and faculty members
• Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan for the bar support arm of the Academic Excellence Program
• Strong organizational, administrative, and supervisory skills
• Proven or potential for teaching success
• Strong problem solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize and prioritize, to meet goals and deadlines
• Flexibility to adapt and respond as necessary as the Academic Excellence Program develops and grows

Preferred Qualifications
• Prior teaching experience or experience working with graduate students, especially experience working with students on skills and/or bar preparation
• Current license to practice law

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs and Loyola Chicago

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking applications for the Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. The Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs (Assistant Director) will work under the supervision of the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs (Director). Together both parties will manage the day-to-day operations of Loyola Law’s Academic Success and Bar preparation program. The main goal of the Academic Success Program is to develop and deliver programs to promote the academic success of students from matriculation, throughout law school, and as they prepare to enter the legal profession. This includes programming and support for students during pre-orientation, orientation, the three years of law school, and bar prep. The Assistant Director will work under the supervision of the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. To apply please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume to Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs, Melissa Hale, at mhale@luc.edu.


Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
• Counsel individual students to help them improve study and exam-taking skills, specifically those students who may be at risk. • Assist in overseeing the First Year Academic Tutors
• Assist in developing and teaching academic support program for first year second semester students. • Providing individual academic counseling to all students and alumni preparing for the bar • Researching and implementing the most current best practices for bar preparation • Serving on the Bar Exam Success Committee
• Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs, techniques, and methods.
• Track student success and academic performance for students in academic difficulty and at-risk students.
• Assist with supplemental bar prep program
• Assist with collection and organization of data for long-term assessment of: (a) student participation in Academic and Bar Success programming and course offerings, (b) individual student academic and bar exam performance, and (c) Loyola University Chicago School of Law retention and bar passage rates.
• Perform other duties in support of the Academic and Bar Success program as assigned by the Director

Qualifications:
• Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of a Bar Exam.
• Have been licensed in any state for a minimum of 2-3 years.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
• Interest in and enthusiasm for helping students build the skills necessary for law school and bar success.
• Individual must be a self-starter and demonstrate a sound work ethic.
• Must be able to function independently with minimal oversight.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Intermediate level computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills.
• Strong communication and public speaking skills.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
• Ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment.
• Proficient in compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis.
• Some evening and weekend work necessary based on program and student needs.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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

Friday, July 16, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Success at Loyola Chicago

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking applications for the Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. The Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs (Assistant Director) will work under the supervision of the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs (Director). Together both parties will manage the day-to-day operations of Loyola Law’s Academic Success and Bar preparation program. The main goal of the Academic Success Program is to develop and deliver programs to promote the academic success of students from matriculation, throughout law school, and as they prepare to enter the legal profession. This includes programming and support for students during pre-orientation, orientation, the three years of law school, and bar prep. The Assistant Director will work under the supervision of the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs.

To apply please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume to Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs, Melissa Hale, at mhale@luc.edu.
Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

• Counsel individual students to help them improve study and exam-taking skills, specifically those students who may be at risk. • Assist in overseeing the First Year Academic Tutors
• Assist in developing and teaching academic support program for first year second semester students. • Providing individual academic counseling to all students and alumni preparing for the bar • Researching and implementing the most current best practices for bar preparation • Serving on the Bar Exam Success Committee
• Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs, techniques, and methods.
• Track student success and academic performance for students in academic difficulty and at-risk students.
• Assist with supplemental bar prep program
• Assist with collection and organization of data for long-term assessment of: (a) student participation in Academic and Bar Success programming and course offerings, (b) individual student academic and bar exam performance, and (c) Loyola University Chicago School of Law retention and bar passage rates.
• Perform other duties in support of the Academic and Bar Success program as assigned by the Director

Qualifications:
• Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of a Bar Exam.
• Have been licensed in any state for a minimum of 2-3 years.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
• Interest in and enthusiasm for helping students build the skills necessary for law school and bar success.
• Individual must be a self-starter and demonstrate a sound work ethic.
• Must be able to function independently with minimal oversight.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Intermediate level computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills.
• Strong communication and public speaking skills.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
• Ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment.
• Proficient in compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis.
• Some evening and weekend work necessary based on program and student needs.

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

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Critical Legal Analysis Instructor at Rutgers

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Criticial Legal Analysis Instructor
Department Sch of Law-Nwk, Dean's Office
Salary Salary per Credit
Posting Summary
Adjunct Critical Legal Analysis Professors Needed for Rutgers Law School

Rutgers Law School, located in both Camden and Newark New Jersey, invites applications for Critical Legal Analysis (CLA), with openings in both locations for immediate needs in Fall, 2021 and Spring, 2022.   We encourage applications and inquiries from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our faculty, including, but not limited to, people of color, people living with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.
 
The primary teaching responsibility of the CLA Adjunct faculty position is to improve students’ ability to deconstruct legal rules, to explain and evaluate the significance of facts, to thoroughly support conclusions of law, and to effectively organize content.  These skills are critical in applying law to the hypothetical questions typical of both law school and bar exams.  The hands-on learning methodology used in the course will include in-class analytical and writing work in both individual and group settings.  CLA helps students develop their legal reasoning and analysis skills and improve their ability to communicate clear and well supported reasoning though legal writing.  
 
The instructor will present course material during the assigned course times, hold office hours, administer exams, assign grades and coordinate any other requirements related to course instruction.  Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and demonstrated ability in analysis, writing and lawyering skills.  
 
Please submit your application by 7/6/21 if possible and indicate your preferences for location and for teaching day or evening sections.
 
We also seek part-time lecturers for Fall, 2021 to teach Legal Analysis, Writing & Research Skills and for the Spring, 2021 semester to teach in various disciplines.
 
Two schools, each with distinctive strengths, have come together to create one law school with extraordinary opportunities for learning experiences and career growth.  Rutgers Law School—with locations in Camden and Newark—offers a world-class faculty; a curriculum of exceptional breadth and depth in theory, practice, and interdisciplinary studies; a geographic presence that spans one of the nation’s 10 largest legal markets (New Jersey) while also offering immediate access to two of the five largest markets (New York City and Philadelphia); an alumni network with over 20,000 members; and a strong tradition of diversity and social impact.  As the law school for a top public university, Rutgers Law School is committed to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service to its host communities, the state of New Jersey, and the nation.
Posting Number 21FA0768
Posting Open Date 06/30/2021
Posting Close Date 09/01/2021
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Friday, June 18, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Cal Western

Asst Dir Academic Achievement

Full TimeProfessional
Requisition ID: 1055

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement.   Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement provides academic and bar exam preparation support to law students and graduates, particularly those academically at risk.  The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for supervising the first year and upper division tutoring program, presenting skills workshops, and working with first-year students who are facing academic difficulty.  The Assistant Director teaches the first year skills course for academically at-risk students and other skills courses as determined by the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, as well as assists alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.

Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Assist in hiring and supervising teaching fellows in the CWSL tutoring programs (large-group tutoring and small-group labs).
  • Maintain CWSL website information for the Academic Achievement Department. 
  • Develop course plan and teach Skills Workshops and Labs to 1L students.
  • Counsel individual students to help them improve study and exam-taking skills.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in programming and analysis of pilot programs for 1L students.
  • Assist in developing and teaching academic support program for second-trimester students.
  • Teach sections of first year academic support courses and workshops.
  • Teach sections of either the Academic Achievement Workshop, Advanced Legal Analysis, or Pre-Bar to upper division students as needed.
  • Teach other skills courses as determined by the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement.
  • Works with Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Academic Achievement to: 
    1. Cross-teach as necessary in CWSL Bar Program courses to ensure continuity in pedagogy with overall Academic Achievement Department goals.
    2. Support and tutor CWSL alumni participating in the graduate component of the CWSL bar review program.
    3. Assist in the collection of data and the analysis of CWSL Bar Program effectiveness, including maintain statistics of bar exam performance.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs, techniques, and methods.
  • Schedule meetings, tutoring, and bar review sessions, including room reservations, audio visual and coordinating schedules.
  • Cooperate with other CWSL employees in matters of scheduling, room reservations, etcetera.
  • Draft and/or edit letters, reports, memoranda, classroom instructional materials, posters, and other materials as needed.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and schedule teaching fellows tutoring sessions. 
  • Set and enforce policies and procedures for tutoring programs.
  • Supervise Teaching Fellows:
    1. Work with faculty to ensure teaching fellows meet identified needs and expectations.
    2. In coordination with assigned faculty, hire, train, coach, discipline and evaluate tutors.
    3. Delegate effectively to ensure workload is balanced for efficiency and effectiveness.
    4. Provide appropriate feedback and coaching to assigned tutors on a regular basis.
    5. Accountable for tutors’ performance results.
  • Attend law school functions as the representative of the department.
  • Report as needed, verbally or in writing, to the Board of Trustees, the Dean, the Vice Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, and other senior administration.
  • Coordinate with other departments to plan and implement effective program initiatives.
  • Be accountable for work product.
  • Work with appropriate level of assistance, instruction and supervision.
  • Proactively advise the Assistant Dean of project status, potential issues, and overall departmental progress.
  • Suggest strategies to promote productivity and service.
  • Perform, with team approach, other duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of California Bar exam.
  • At least three to four years of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required, experience in both programs preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring; experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment; and knowledge of California Civil Procedure preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Individual must be a self-starter and demonstrate a sound work ethic.
  • Must be able to function independently with minimal oversight.
  • Must demonstrate a passion for working with students and have a track record of developing robust relationships with students and faculty.  

Computer Skills:

  • Intermediate level computer skills.
  • Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of effective internet search properties. 
  • Experience with website management, electronic communication and database systems, data analysis and interpretation preferred.
  • Must be highly proficient with legal research databases such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and familiar with other legal and government resources.
  • Experience with educational technology and/or statistical analysis software (like SPSS) is a plus.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology. 

 

APPLY NOW

Click the link below to complete an application through the CWSL Career Center website. 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=35y2n&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

June 18, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Free Virtual Workshop Series this Summer's Focused on Law School Hiring

Navigating the 2021-2022 Law Faculty Hiring Cycle

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and LatCrit (Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory Inc.) collaboratively present a workshop series,“Navigating the 2021-2022 Law Faculty Hiring Process” to be held virtually during summer and fall 2021.

Here's the link to learn more and to sign-up to participate in one of more workshops, with the first workshop on June 8, 2021:

https://www.law.du.edu/sites/default/files/2021-05/Virtual%20Workshop%20Series%20-%20DU%20SALT%20LAT%20CRIT%20FINAL_5-13-2021.pdf

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

Saturday, May 8, 2021

University of Idaho Seeking ASP Faculty

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks two entry-level or experienced faculty members to serve as full-time, temporary faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year. These faculty members will teach academic skills courses, develop and administer academic support and advising programs, and provide individualized academic counseling and advising. The positions are located in Boise.

The positions are open until filled, with a first consideration date of May 19, 2021.

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

Apply here: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/31700

Questions about the positions may be directed to Kristi Running, Associate Dean of Students-Moscow, at krunning@uidaho.edu.

May 8, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 30, 2021

Associate Director of Academic Skills Opening at UCI Deadline is May 1st

UCI Law is hiring an Associate Director of Academic Skills (Bar Specialist)!  The person will hold a working title of “Associate Director of Academic Skills.”  Under UCI’s Academic Personnel Manual, the person will hold an “Academic Coordinator” title.  Here is a link to the official posting:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06689.

Jennah Jones, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (jjones@law.uci.edu), is heading up the search process.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Jennah.  

If you're interested in applying, please submit your materials by May 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Support at Vermont

The Academic Success Program at Vermont Law School serves students in the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, various master’s programs, and Master of Laws program.  The Program reinforces vital academic skills, provides support in substantive instruction areas, and emphasizes organizational and time management skills. Academic Success is a growing and vibrant department.  The Assistant Director is eligible for a series of initial one or two-year contracts with the possibility of a long-term contract following a successful review.  This is a year-round position.

Academic Success answers directly to the Vice Dean for Students. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of ASP and works closely with the ASP Program Manager, ASP student mentors, and other faculty and staff.   The Assistant Director teaches core ASP courses, including Foundations of Legal Analysis, Legal Methods, and Bar Exam Skills & Tactics (BEST). The Assistant Director is also responsible for coordinating either the July Education for the Bar (JEB) program, a course designed to prepare students to sit for the July iteration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), or the February Early Bar (FEB) program, a six-credit course designed to prepare students to sit for the Vermont (UBE) February bar exam before graduating in May.

The Assistant Director is also responsible for presenting at ASP workshops, meeting with students individually, collaborating with faculty and staff, serving on faculty committees, and assisting the Director with administrative duties, including compiling, and filing mandatory reports. Additional responsibilities include attending school functions such as graduation, faculty meetings, and various other events throughout the year.  Occasional availability on nights or weekends is required.

Essential Functions and Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide individual counseling and tutoring for students about study habits, skills, tools for improvement, time management, outlining, exam preparation, and bar-related issues.
  • Assist ASP Director in planning, implementing, and designing academic support programs for all students at VLS.  
  • In conjunction with Director, develop and implement student programming for all three classes, including but not limited to curriculum design and implementation of first-year skills-based course, second-year bar information session, and third-year bar-passage course.
  • Design and implement workshop series and informational resources for all students including maintenance of TWEN, ASP web sites, bulletin boards, flyers, and emails, working closely with Director and ASP Program Manager.  
  • Aid in design and implementation of pre-orientation and orientation activities for incoming students.  
  • Collaborate with ASP team to increase awareness of department services.  Provide support to doctrinal faculty in utilizing those services.
  • Help students in connecting and maximizing usage of institutional and community resources.
  • Work with Director and Program Manager to coordinate activities of Student Mentors and assist in Mentor selection, training, and support.  Meet regularly with Student Mentors to monitor both mentor and mentee progress. 
Requirements

Education: 

  • Juris Doctor degree required with a license to practice law.

Experience: 

  • Four years of experience in higher education administration and/or teaching at the JD or Master’s level or comparable relevant work experience.
  • Experience in legal practice is a plus, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn adult learning theories.

Required Skills: 

  • Familiarity with first-year law curriculum. 
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn FERPA regulations.
  • Strong legal analysis skills.
  • Excellent writing ability.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to navigate basic technology systems in a Windows/Office environment for email, scheduling, online meetings via Teams or other platforms, and various school-specific databases.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for inclusion, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints.

Vermont Law School is mission-driven, guided by its motto: “Lex pro urbe et orbe,” law for the community and the world. This mission is apparent in the Law School’s longtime commitment to environmental law and social justice and the varied careers that its students have pursued in those fields. The Law School’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and board share a strong sense of this mission.

Vermont Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT, which is approximately a 30-minute drive from Hanover, NH, and a 45-minute drive from Montpelier, VT. For more information on the law school please go to www.vermontlaw.edu.

Vermont Law School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. In recruiting for faculty, we seek unique backgrounds in education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. As part of our commitment to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, candidates who meet the qualifications for this position and who require accommodations to apply should contact Human Resources at jobs@vermontlaw.edu. Vermont Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should apply through this link, attaching a cover letter, C.V., and two professional references. Applications received by April 23, 2021, will receive first consideration; the position will remain available until filled.

April 17, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)