Friday, November 1, 2019

Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation at Stetson

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, located in the Tampa Bay area, invites applications from candidates interested in serving as the Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services. This is a non-faculty position. The successful candidate will participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program that partners with students and alumni from admission through bar passage.

The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for academic counseling, planning and presenting academic skills workshops, and coaching alumni who are studying for the bar exam.

Qualifications:

JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, required.

Member in good standing with the Florida Bar, required.

One to three years’ experience in legal academic support, preferred.

High level of organization, flexibility, sound judgment, and interpersonal skills.

Must have strong written and verbal communications skills and make large and small group presentations.

Legal practice experience, required.

The ability to conduct basic statistical analysis.

Teaching experience, preferred.

Experience with Academic Success program and Stetson Bar Preparation Program, a plus.

Flexibility to work outside the normal assigned schedule when requested.

Works with the faculty and staff to build an environment that promotes and facilitates the success of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. Proficiency in MS Office.

APPLICATION: Please visit https://stetson-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/  for a complete job description. Click on How to Apply to complete the secure online application and upload your resume. The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence.

November 1, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Law Success Instructor at St. Mary's School of Law

St. Mary's School of Law is seeking a Law Success Instructor to work in their innovative program.

About Us

The Office of Law Success at St. Mary’s University School of Law is on a mission is to ensure that our students are successful in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice.  We achieve this mission by being:

  • An innovative, data-driven program that thrives on new ideas and methodologies for success
  • Dedicated teachers engaged in developing our students and ourselves
  • Committed to the academic success of our law students through individualized development that meets each student where they are
  • Providing one-of-a-kind assistance to our students during bar exam prep
  • A team of people passionately dedicated to changing the face of what it means to guide law students to success today

About You

You come to the office five days a week (except holidays) energized and excited knowing that the day ahead will involve:

  • Teaching upper level writing or bar preparation courses
  • Planning and execution of bar exam preparation programming
  • Meetings with students to provide academic support, counseling, and skills development
  • Reviewing student work and providing feedback to develop them as young professionals
  • Working with your team to develop program materials that serve our students
  • Hard, but incredibly rewarding work in helping mold future lawyers

You Also Need

  • A JD degree and a strong academic record
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • A minimum of two years of legal work since graduating with your JD
  • To submit a cover letter showing your interest in the position and describing why you are a fit for this role
  • To submit a curriculum vita and official transcript
  • To submit a writing sample demonstrating your excellent research and writing skills

A Few More Details

  • Experience in bar exam preparation or coaching is strongly preferred
  • This is a non-tenure track, ten-month position (January-October) with a one-year contract, with options for renewal after evaluation
  • The starting salary is set at $65,000 depending upon prior experience
  • To apply please go to: http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check

If this fits you, you have until November 8, 2019 to apply!

October 26, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 25, 2019

New Faculty Positions at University of Richmond

The University of Richmond created 2 new faculty positions to help students develop both legal analysis and professional skills.  The description for the positions are exactly what ASPers do each day.  Here is the information:

"Two newly posted faculty positions at the University of Richmond School of Law are aimed at helping students adapt to a changing legal profession. The school plans to hire a Director of Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Director of Professional Identity Formation starting with the 2020-2021 school year.

“Our vision is for these two offerings to be signature programs of the Richmond Law experience," said Jessica Erickson, Associate Dean of Faculty Development. Through the Professional Identity Formation program, students will develop "the habits of mind and character" that are associated with professional excellence in the legal field. Meanwhile, students will learn a broad toolbox of skills – from project management to data analytics – in the Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. The programs will include a mandatory course in the first year, as well as upper-level electives and co-curricular offerings. "These two programs will work in tandem to make our students as well-rounded as possible and truly prepare them for the modern legal profession," said Erickson. "Traditional legal doctrine and skills will always be the cornerstone of legal education, but lawyers today need a broader toolkit to serve their clients effectively."

Learn more:

Director for Professional Identity Formation - https://law.richmond.edu/faculty/hiring/professional_ID.html

Director for Legal Innovation & Entrepreneurship position - https://law.richmond.edu/faculty/hiring/innovation.html"

October 25, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Professor of Practice at Nova Southeastern

Nova Southeastern is looking to expand its Academic Success Department and is looking for a Professor of Practice to join the team.

Susan Landrum said if you are interested in working in a collaborative environment that prioritizes academic and bar support, I encourage you to apply. The link to the job description, listed as an Academic Success & Professionalism Program Instructor, is available here.

Susan said she would talk to anyone who may be interested in the position at landrums@stjohns.edu.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Professor of Practice in the Office of Academic Success and Bar Readiness at UNT Dallas College of Law

UNT Dallas College of Law is hiring a Professor of Practice for the Office of Academic Success and Bar Readiness. https://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/postings/4435

The role includes: teaching and assisting in the development of academic success and bar readiness related courses and workshops; providing individual academic support and bar readiness counseling to students in all stages of their studies, including those struggling academically and those preparing for the bar exam; serving as an individual support to bar takers, monitoring the progress of bar takers, and providing the encouragement and empathy necessary to contribute to successful bar exam passage; and assisting in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data and bar exam data.

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in Fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes. The College of Law’s goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

October 13, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Director of Bar Pass Programs at Widener University Delaware Law School

WIDENER UNIVERSITY DELAWARE LAW SCHOOL in Wilmington, Delaware seeks to hire a Director of Bar Pass Programs. This is a twelve-month per year administrative position that is evaluated annually.

The duties of the Director include working under the supervision of the Dean’s Office and with the faculty to: (1) help develop and implement programming for bar exam success for all students throughout their studies to maximize bar passage; (2) help develop and implement bar exam preparation programming for upper division students before graduation including the Bar Pass Success Skills and Substance 3L Course; (3) collect and analyze data regarding bar passage results (4) draft reports, as necessary; (5) engage in student counseling related to bar exam performance and strategies for success (6) assist students in the bar application process; (7) assist repeat bar examinees; (8) work closely with and under the supervision of the Academic Success Program Directors, to help implement academic success programming and courses (9) perform other duties as assigned. Given the nature of the position’s responsibilities and the composition of the student body, the Director will be required to work evening hours as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and membership in a state bar with successful completion of a state bar examination and one year of academic success experience preferably in a law school setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have significant law school professional experience, preferably in the context of a law school bar director or academic success program, a record of strong academic performance in law school, and experience in teaching or instruction. Other preferred qualifications include: excellent project management skills, strong organizational skills with attention to detail, the ability to carry out responsibilities with a minimum of supervision, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong service commitment. Experience in the practice of law is also preferred.

INQUIRIES about the position may be directed to: Alicia Kelly, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Strategic Initiatives, by emailing her assistant Debbe Patrick, dapatrick@widener. or telephone 302 477 2713, or by mail, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803. Individuals who desire accommodations in the application process should include relevant information in their email. Position is open until filled. Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at Widener University Delaware Law School. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. Widener University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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

Friday, October 4, 2019

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation at Saint Louis University

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Examination Preparation for the School of Law supports the work of the Academic Resource Center 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 works closely with the Director of Academic Support and Bar Examination Preparation, other faculty, and staff to enhance the learning and study skills of all students in both the daytime and part-time evening programs, with an emphasis on at-risk students. The Assistant Director will develop and present academic success and bar support workshops, teach and support substantive bar-preparation courses and/or courses that provide academic and law-specific skill development, supervise teaching fellows, and provide individual tutoring throughout law school and preparation for the bar exam. The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with the Director of Academic Support and Bar Examination Preparation in developing and administering the academic support and bar exam preparation program as needed. This includes organizing and presenting specialized materials, workshops, and programs for students and faculty, including summer bar support programming; and teaching and supporting substantive bar-preparation courses and/or courses that provide academic and law-specific skill development. This also includes researching and keeping abreast of latest developments in ASP pedagogy, learning theories, technologies, and scholastic literature.
• Meet individually with students to identify areas in need of improvement and to develop plans based on each student’s specific needs and abilities. Provide in-depth feedback and guidance on areas such as analytical writing skills, time management, and other skills that assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance.
• Collect, analyze, and interpret both hard and narrative data relating to students’ pre-law school academic background, law school performance, and bar passage.
• Help track and report information regarding bar passage and serve on faculty committees as assigned by the Dean.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications

• A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.
• License to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia.
• Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or a suitable combination of one to three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.
• Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, with special aptitude for patience and positive motivation.
• Proficiency at project management, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and implementing goals.
• Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
• Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, and diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data.
• Working knowledge of the Uniform Bar Exam.
• Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles.
• Demonstrated proficiency with technology, including MS Office Suite, Internet, and common software/applications, and the ability to acquire proficiency with new technology quickly.

To apply, please go to https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/22601.

October 4, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Director, Center for Writing and Academic Excellence at University of Iowa

Director, Center for Writing and Academic Excellence

University of Iowa College of Law 

Permanent Professional and Scientific position (full-time, 10-month appointment) 

The University of Iowa College of Law seeks applicants for the position of Director, Center for Writing and Academic Excellence.

In this position, the Director’s primary responsibility will be to provide one-on-one help to law students so they can develop the skills and strategies they need to be successful in both professional and academic settings. The Director may also create workshops on a range of pertinent topics (e.g., plagiarism, grammar conventions and myths, writing with elegance and style); keep current on developments in the fields of academic and legal writing support; modify the role of the Center, as appropriate, to meet the needs of Iowa law students; and hire, train, and supervise writing tutors in the Center. 

We are seeking creative candidates with a nuanced understanding of legal writing and a vision for, and commitment to, helping all students reach their fullest potential. A successful candidate will have the flexibility and skills to help shape the scope of the work of the Center in the years to come.

Education Requirement

  • J.D. degree

Experience Required

  • Demonstrated success teaching law students or other adult learners, or equivalent experience
    • Relevant professional legal experience
    • Demonstrated strength in interpersonal, administrative, and communication skills
    • Strong record of academic achievement

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in English or related advanced degree
    • Experience teaching writing
    • Experience working with non-native English speakers

Highly Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, a list of five references, a sample of written work, and a law school transcript through Jobs@UIowa, https://jobs.uiowa.edu, referring to Requisition 19004026. (The posting at Jobs@UIowa includes information from University of Iowa Human Resources about staff positions at the level of Educational Support Services Coordinator/Manager, the classification for this position.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, submit applications before December 1, 2019.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.

 

Duration: Permanent Professional and Scientific Position

Salary: $50,000 - $106,000 depending on qualifications

Students per Semester: Individual student sessions depending on demand

Submission Deadline: Sunday, 12/01/2019 – 12:00

Contact

Lorie Schweer

Professor, Legal Analysis, Writing & Research

Phone: 319-384-2812

lorie-reins-schweer@uiowa.edu

https://jobs.uiowa.edu

 

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Director of Academic Success at Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School has created a first-time Director of Academic Success Programs position, designed to support academic success and bar preparation.  The Director will devise and implement academic support and bar success programs for the law school and provide counseling and assistance to all law students and recent graduates in need of academic and bar support, in order to help them develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. The Director may also be asked to teach as an adjunct, and support and oversee instruction for related courses. 

For a full description of the job responsibilities and requirements, please see the listing on the Boston College website.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Tenure Track Professor of Law for Academic Success and Bar Prep at Stetson

POSITION: Tenure-Track Professor of Law (Academic Success and Bar Preparation)

Stetson University College of Law seeks an academic success scholar to join our full-time faculty. Applicants should have a strong academic record and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Stetson’s beautiful campuses are located in Florida’s Tampa Bay region, the nation’s eighteenth largest metropolitan area. Stetson is Florida’s oldest law school and is internationally known for its programs in Advocacy, Legal Writing, Elder Law, Environmental Law, and Higher Education Law. We encourage interested applicants to visit our website at http://www.law.stetson.edu to learn more about Stetson, our community, and our programs. Interviews may occur at the AALS 2019 Faculty Recruitment Conference or by video/telephone conference.

The professor will be expected to teach courses in the existing curriculum that help students to understand learning techniques and that train students on exam-taking skills and strategies, including strategies for succeeding on the bar exam. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide input on curricular initiatives, particularly in the application of student learning science and successful learning methods to the law school curriculum.

Administrative Responsibilities:

The professor will be responsible for directing the College of Law’s Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services Program, including working closely with faculty and administration to implement a comprehensive plan to maximize student learning and achievement in law school, on the bar exam, and as professionals. The professor will interact with students individually to prepare them for success and improve exam performance, as well as supervise a team of academic success and bar preparation counselors. The professor will also organize workshops designed to help students understand the science of learning and develop techniques that lead to improved success on law school exams. The professor is expected to help identify those students likely to benefit from academic success programming and encourage their participation. The professor will be involved in new student orientation, including introducing students to the services offered by the academic success program and providing a basic introduction to legal reasoning. The professor will also supervise the bar preparation program, with the goal of accomplishing superior performance on the February and July administrations of the bar exam.

The professor is expected to work with faculty to maximize teaching effectiveness and attain specified student learning outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • A current bar license in at least one state.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to pursue a scholarly agenda in the field of student learning and engage in professional service to meet University tenure and promotion requirements.
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication, marketing, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, assessment, and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and discretion.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to design and implement innovative programs and services.
  • Success working closely and collaboratively with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for your professional references to Marco Jimenez and Royal Gardner, Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Screening Committee. You may email your application to facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu. You may apply through standard mail to Shannon Edgar, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707.

September 20, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at California Western

California Western School of Law (CWSL) in San Diego seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Achievement. Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement provides academic and bar support to help students develop the analytical and study skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar exam. We are seeking an experienced team member to administer our integrated and robust academic support and bar preparation program for current students and graduates. Duties include: administering the teaching fellows tutoring program, in coordination with assigned faculty; collaborating to design, coordinate and deliver bar support programming; providing one-on-one and small group tutoring; developing and teaching legal analysis and skills workshops; providing support and guidance to the student teaching fellows; and completing other tasks as assigned. Teaching responsibilities include first year and upper division academic support, legal skills, and/or bar preparation course(s). The successful candidate will be invited to start as soon as January 2020, but no later than June 2020.

The primary responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Supervise teaching fellows in the CWSL tutoring programs in coordination with assigned faculty.

  • Present legal analysis and skills workshops.

  • Work with first-year and upper division students facing academic difficulty, including course planning.

  • Teach the Academic Skills and Analysis Program (ASAP) for first-year students and other skills courses as assigned.

  • Assist alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.

Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school required.

  • Successful passage of the California Bar Exam required.

  • At least one year of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required; two or more years preferred.

  • Experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment required.

  • Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring preferred.

  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of California Civil Procedures and California bar exam topics preferred.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

 

More Information at https://www.cwsl.edu/community/current-job-openings

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Assistant Director at Seattle University School of Law

Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center & Bar Studies

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Information and Application procedures can be found here.

Position Description

Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for an Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center & Bar Studies to join our community.

Under the direction of the Faculty Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC), the Assistant Director participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive academic success program that partners with students from admission through bar passage.

Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to the law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service.

Essential Functions:

* Develop and refine programs designed to assist students experiencing academic difficulty.
* Provide students with individual and small group academic counseling on topics such as critical reading, legal synthesis, legal argument, class preparation, and exam preparation and performance.
* Review student academic work and provide analysis and feedback to assist students in the improvement of their exam writing skills.   
* Provide information and advice for course selection, including helping students select the courses that will best prepare them for the bar exam.
* Provide bar preparation counseling to students and recent graduates. 
* Address general questions about the bar process, the bar application and the support programs provided by ARC and Bar Studies Program (BSP). 
* Meet with individuals preparing for the bar exam and review sample bar exam essays and performance tests and provide analysis and feedback for the improvement of bar writing skills. 
* Develop and execute customized individual study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam.
* Aid in the development and presentation of the Bar Studies Supplemental Bar Preparation Program.
* As a member of the ARC Team, actively participate in the development and implementation of events and programs that provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for students.
* Develop and maintain the ARC and BSP websites, making sure all content is current and accurately reflects the programs that are being provided.
* Collaborate with School of Law departments on joint programming opportunities.

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution.  Must be a member in good standing with a state bar association.

Must have the ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling situations and maintain student and student record confidentiality.

A high level of self-motivation, organization, flexibility, and solid judgment and interpersonal skills.

Must have outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written legal writing skills, with the ability to use these skills in individual and group presentation situations.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and social media platforms.

All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values.

All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check

Preferred Qualifications:

One to three years’ experience in academic support or other teaching experience.

Ability to conduct statistical analysis and review.

Experience with SU’s bar preparation program.

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Associate Director of Academic Support at Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University Law School in SF is hiring.  They are looking for an Associate Dir. of Bar Performance & Assessment and an Associate Dir. of Academic Achievement – both are full-time, staff positions.  At GGU, the academic support and bar services are separate programs that work very closely together. They are a team of 5!

The postings for the two positions are below.

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23461&clientkey=1A449B35167BB40706C055A54E4FB0DA

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23459&clientkey=1A449B35167BB40706C055A54E4FB0DA

Geographically, GGU is in the heart of tech/business/social justice opportunities and students are excited to be here.

Reichi Lee (relee@ggu.edu) and Rana Boujaoude (rboujaoude@ggu.edu) are happy to answer any questions you have.

August 25, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Director of Academic Support at University of Connecticut School of Law

Director of Academic Support (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law)

The University of Connecticut’s School of Law, in Hartford, Connecticut, seeks candidates for the position of Director of Academic Support (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law) to develop, implement and support an Academic Support Program, to commence summer 2020.

The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the wider University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.

The School of Law is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and in keeping with our strong commitment to build a diverse community, we encourage applications from such traditionally under-represented populations as members of minority groups, people with disabilities, veterans and women.

The Academic Support Director is responsible for designing and implementing an academic success curriculum.    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director develops a curriculum, which will include an emphasis on developing analytical skills, writing skills, time/management skills, and other skills that will assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance.   The Director teaches one section of an academic support course each semester (fall and spring).  The Director also works closely with staff from student affairs, career development and the registrar’s office to develop a bar preparation program – from identifying students at risk to creating and providing bar prep courses and/or workshops, as needed.   The Director currently teaches one bar prep course each semester (fall and spring).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, in both written and verbal forms; and
  • Ability to identify, develop and assess the essential skills law school students need to achieve academic success, with a focus on legal analysis and writing;
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in developing and directing academic support programs;
  • Previous legal practice experience;
  • Prior teaching experience, preferably with graduate level students; experience counseling students in a higher education setting; 
  • Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content; and
  • Demonstrated interest in and involvement with the academic support community and/or professional organizations related to teaching academic support, legal writing, or law.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time 9-month appointment, non-tenure track, long-term contract eligible position.  The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for renewals.  Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.  Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.

TO APPLY

Click on the link below to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, a writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and recent teaching evaluations, if any. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020093)

Any questions about application materials may be directed to the search committee chair at darcy.kirk@uconn.edu.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

·         Curriculum Vitae

·         Teaching Statement

·         Letter of Interest

·         Writing Sample

·         Recent Teaching Evaluations, if any(s) (optional)

·         Diversity Statement

·         Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses )

And anything else requested in the position description.


Further Info:

https://www.law.uconn.edu/

University of Connecticut School of Law
55 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-229

 

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14250

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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

Friday, August 23, 2019

Assistant Professor of Academic Support - Suffolk University Law School

Suffolk University Law School has begun the search process for an Assistant Professor of Academic Support. The successful candidate will be invited to start as soon as January 2020 but no later than June 2020.

At Suffolk, we have two separate departments that address bar preparation and, more generally, academic support. Initially, the successful candidate will work predominantly in the area of bar prep support.  The job description is below.  Application information is located at this site:  http://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/oCNzafwS.

Job Description:

Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Academic Support. Responsibilities will include teaching an upper-level bar preparation course, a second-year legal analysis course, and/or academic support classes; individually assisting students studying for the bar exam; and providing academic support to help students develop the study and analytical skills necessary for academic success during law school. Academic Support Program faculty must be available to work with both day and evening-division students, including during the summer months. This position will be jointly supervised by the faculty directors of our Academic Support and Bar Preparation Programs. This an entry-level non-tenure track position, renewable annually with the possibility of longer-term contracts after the second renewal. The successful candidate will be invited to start as soon as January 2020 but no later than June 2020.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of references, and a cover letter addressed to Professor Herbert Ramy and Professor Sabrina DeFabritiis, Co-Chairs of the Academic Success Committee, Suffolk University Law School. Please send any materials that are not able to be uploaded to Maureen Dooley, Employment Coordinator, at mdooley2@suffolk.edu.

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/mission-history/diversity-inclusion

 

 

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Faculty Position at UNC-Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law seeks a full-time clinical professor to teach in our nationally recognized research and writing program. The person hired will join a collaborative team of nine experienced professors. Our team includes scholars, practitioners, administrators, law-school committee chairs, the head of an immigration clinic, a part-time judge, a trained counselor and academic-support expert, and frequent contributors to LRW conferences, blogs, and Twitter. We teach various writing-related and bar-preparation courses that integrate legal analysis, research strategy, genre discovery, citation literacy, oral advocacy, and professionalism. The courses pursue clearly articulated goals, offer students extensive practice and feedback, and culminate in thoroughly vetted, goals-related assessments.

Clinical Faculty Appointment

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for one full-time clinical faculty appointment in the law school’s Writing and Learning Resources Center. The Center operates a two-semester, six-credit, first-year legal research and writing program (“RRWA,” for Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy) plus an academic-support and bar-preparation program.

The individual selected should expect to do the following:

  • receive an initial three-year, nine-month appointment subject to long-term contract renewal (compliant with ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c));
  • teach either two seminar-sized sections of RRWA per semester or one RRWA section plus an upper-level writing or bar-preparation course; and
  • serve on faculty committees and participate in faculty governance.

Candidates must have the following:

  • a J.D. earned with an outstanding academic record;
  • bar admission plus either practice or clerkship experience; and
  • willingness to work collaboratively with fellow professors, particularly in teaching RRWA.
  • Also valuable is experience in teaching, counseling, or academic-support work.

Possible start dates are either January or July 2020. We will begin reviewing applications in July and accept applications until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/165547. They must include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references. We welcome confidential inquiries to Craig T. Smith, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059 or crgsmith@email.unc.edu. For more information, visit www.law.unc.edu and http://www.law.unc.edu/academics/wlrc.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

July 27, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Instructor Openings in Law Success Program at St. Mary's

St. Mary's University School of Law invites applications for three full-time Law Success Instructors for the 2019-2020 academic year.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.  

The mission of the Office of Law Success is to ensure that St. Mary's students are successful in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. This mission demands that Law Success Instructors be team oriented and collaborative, possess a positive mindset, be committed to excellence in teaching, and demonstrate passionate dedication to the students with whom they work. Instructors have four primary expectations in their role: 1) classroom instruction; 2) academic support; 3) aiding with bar exam preparation; and, 4) participating in program work to meet the needs of the students. As this position is student facing, Law Success Instructors are on campus and available to meet with students 40 hours a week during the contract period (excluding University holidays).

Each instructor will teach a required first-year legal research, writing, and lawyering skills course -- Legal Communications, Analysis, and Professionalism (LCAP). In addition, instructors may teach upper-level courses, including Bar Preparation for Credit.  Law Success requires a programmatic approach to teaching courses to ensure consistency between different sections of the same course and to provide a better student experience. Instructors will, among other things, help design courses, participate on committees, attend student and faculty functions, teach classes, prepare problems, critique assignments, and regularly meet with individual students.  St. Mary's has both day and evening programs, and instructors may teach in either or both based on the needs of the office.

This is a ten-month position (August-May), and instructors will be hired for one-year contracts. All instructors will be evaluated at the end of the contract with options for renewal.  The starting salary for the full-time position is set at $65,000, depending upon prior experience.  

Applicants for the position must have a JD degree, a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, at least two years of recent legal work experience post-JD graduation, and either aptitude for or experience in teaching. Experience working as an academic support professional, legal writing professional, and/or in bar exam preparation is strongly preferred, but not required.

St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership. Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), St. Mary's is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary's enrolls approximately 4,000 students in a diverse university with five schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs.

Applications can be found at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Along with the employment application please submit: (1) a cover letter addressing your interest in position and how your experience would further the mission of Law Success, (2) curriculum vita, (3) an official graduate transcript confirming the Juris Doctor degree, (4) a list of three references, and (5) a writing sample. The deadline for submission of applications is June 7, 2019.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check.  St Mary's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

May 25, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 3, 2019

Academic Support Specialist at The John Marshall Law School

 Job Announcement - Academic Support Specialist, Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation

General Overview: The John Marshall Law School, located in Chicago, is seeking an experienced teacher for its Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation Program. This is a full-time staff position beginning between June 1 and July 16, 2019. This appointment is for twelve months with the possibility of renewable one-year terms.

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.

Responsibilities: The Academic Support Specialist will report directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Achievement, Program Assessment, and Bar Preparation. The Specialist will provide support to law students (day and evening), beginning in their first year, on study skills, critical and analytical thinking, exam strategies, time management techniques, and prepares students and graduates for the bar exam. The Specialist will teach skills courses, conduct workshops, and review and provide critical and constructive feedback on exercises and practice exams. The Specialist will also spend a significant time providing academic advising and counseling with a diverse range of students.

 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Academic Achievement Team to develop the curriculum for the 1L Expert Learning courses and teach a section or two in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Achievement Team to develop the curriculum for the bar preparation courses and teach a section or two in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Teach workshops, such as the Bar Boot Camp, and work directly with recent graduates in the bar preparation program.
  • Counsel and assist law students and graduates on law school and bar exam success. Many of our students are from diverse backgrounds and are first generation law students.
  • Review and provide meaningful feedback on practice exams and other formative assessment exercises submitted by law students and graduates.
  • Stay abreast and regularly update the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic support and bar preparation programs.
  • Communicate and coordinate with and stay abreast of the recent trends in commercial bar review programs.

Requirements:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction and have at least three years of teaching experience, with at least one year at a law school.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Desired Skills

  • Works collaboratively with members of a professional team;
  • Excellent and patient listener;
  • Interacts with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Diagnoses student challenges with a holistic approach;
  • Familiarity with psychological barriers that affect student performance;
  • Optimistic and positive outlook;
  • Creative and innovative problem solver;
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills;
  • Manage time efficiently to handle multiple tasks;
  • Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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.

Salary: Based on experience.

Deadline to apply: May 6, 2019

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.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Nancy Shalowitz, General Counsel & Assistant Dean for Human Resources at nshalow@jmls.edu or at 312-427-2737 ext. 396.

May 3, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

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)