Saturday, January 15, 2022

Director of Academic Success at University of Houston

University of Houston is looking for a Director of Academic Success.  The internal posting and application portal is here.

The Director leads the development and implementation of academic success programs designed specifically to address the educational needs of students in the Law Center. Evaluates counseling and advising activities and makes recommendations for new initiatives and/or enhancement to existing practices.

  1. Plans, designs, and implements workshops and develops programming for students to enhance their test-taking and study skills, in collaboration with Law Center faculty.
  2. Assesses and monitors student performance and provides guidance to students to assist with their progress in the academic program.
  3. Collects and manages data and resources related to academic success and drafts reports regarding student performance.
  4. Creates educational development plans for at-risk students, monitors and provides interventions, as needed.
  5. Collaborates with internal and external partners to design comprehensive academic and bar support curriculum.
  6. Works with JD students, and on occasion LL.M students, individually and in small groups to assist with individualized bar-preparation plans.
  7. May participate in academic advising and career counseling.
  8. Maintains knowledge of University of Houston campus resources and policy and procedures relating to academic success.
  9. Integrates antiracism and diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practices in all plans, programs and practices.
  10. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Doctoral and 3 years experience

Education: Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed.  J.D. required.

Experience: Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.

Certification/Licensing: Requires professional licensing, certification or registration. Bar Membership required

Salary: 4,463.00 - 5,800.50 
Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at Western State College of Law

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, December 10, 2021

Associate Dean for Law Student Affairs at Western New England

Associate Dean for Law Student Affairs

Western New England University School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Associate Dean for Law Student Affairs. Responsibilities include providing guidance, advice, and support to law students; assisting students with challenges in the Law School or University environment; providing leadership and guidance to student organizations; focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellness programming and support; and working closely with the Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Law Admissions, Law Career Services, Law Registrar, and University Student Affairs.

All applications should include a letter of interest and a CV.

Salary may be negotiable, based on qualifications.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Dale-Marie Dahlke, Law School Operations Officer (dalemarie.dahlke@law.wne.edu).

Application materials should be submitted at: https://employment.wne.edu

Qualified candidate must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with students in a higher education setting, particularly students who hail from communities historically excluded from the legal profession.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.

December 10, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Associate Dean of Academic Success and Bar Preparation at Southwestern

Associate Dean of Academic Success and Bar Preparation

Southwestern Law School seeks a dynamic, experienced candidate with excellent teaching and collaborative skills to lead our Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department. The ideal candidate will be a creative, organized, compassionate team leader who has passed the California bar examination, is committed to Southwestern’s mission, and is eager to engage with students from their admission into our school through their admission into the bar.

This position is a full-time faculty position, non-tenure-track, with voting rights and faculty governance opportunities. The successful candidate will be offered a five-year renewable contract. The Associate Dean will report to the Vice Dean but have direct access to the President and Dean.

Southwestern Law School has four distinct J.D. programs: a traditional, three-year day program; a part-time, four-year hybrid evening program; a four-year part-time day program designed specifically for individuals with caretaking responsibilities; and an accelerated two-year program. The Academic Success and Bar Preparation team works across all programs.

The law school is located in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, in the historic Bullocks Wilshire building. We have returned to in-person instruction and work, although employees have some flexibility to work remotely.

The successful candidate must be available to start no later than July 1, 2022.

Position Overview

The Associate Dean for Academic Success and Bar Preparation provides overall leadership and management for all aspects of the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department. The department develops and delivers programs that promote students’ academic success from pre- matriculation through bar admission. As a department head, the Associate Dean supervises other program faculty and staff and ensures that the team provides equitable and excellent service to Southwestern’s diverse community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Reporting to the Vice Dean, the Associate Dean will work closely with members of the law school leadership, staff, faculty, and committees to envision, design, manage, and implement programming to support the school’s teaching and learning goals. The Associate Dean will draw on experience, research, analysis of the law school’s needs, and national best practices to coordinate existing programs and create new programming to support teaching and learning at Southwestern Law School.

Core Responsibilities:

Programming and Teaching

  • Develop and implement a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum to help transition students into law school, promote their academic success, and prepare them to pass the bar exam and become successful legal professionals.

  • Research and implement the most current best practices for academic success skills and bar preparation.

  • Develop data-driven mechanisms for evaluating the success of students and program goals.

  • Regularly review Southwestern’s academic and bar support programs and courses and make recommendations to the faculty and administration to enhance the learning experience for students.

  • Teach in the program.

    Leadership and Administration

  • Work closely with law school leaders, faculty, and departments to promote the development of students as effective, empowered, and reflective learners and legal professionals.

  • Work closely with other departments, including but not limited to the Dean of Students Office, Student Affairs, Admissions, and Career Services Office.

  • Meet regularly with student support leaders to promote a culture of academic excellence.

  • Stay well-informed about changes and trends in legal education and bar admission and make recommendations to the faculty and administration based on these changes.

  • Oversee data gathering and analysis related to bar passage for long-term assessment.

  • Complete the annual ABA Bar Passage Questionnaire and other bar passage surveys.

  • Manage the program budget.

  • Attend and participate in faculty and department head meetings.

  • Serve on faculty committees that seek to advance the goals of Southwestern and the Academic Success and Bar Preparation programs and courses.

    Team Management

  • Supervise Academic Success and Bar Preparation team.

  • Maintain a flow of information to promote a cohesive department environment, which

    includes regular individual and team-wide meetings.

  • Develop personal growth opportunities for members of the team and take other steps to

    promote retention.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • J.D. from an ABA-approved law school; strong academic credentials.

  • Admitted to the bar in at least one jurisdiction (license may be inactive but must be

    eligible for immediate conversion to active status).

  • Passed the California bar examination.

  • Significant knowledge of the substantive law tested on the California Bar Examination.

  • Familiarity with the current format of the California Bar Examination and major bar

    preparation companies.

  • At least two years working as a practicing attorney in any field is preferred.

  • At least five years of prior law school teaching experience in or related to academic

    support or bar preparation is preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required or Preferred:

  • Significant knowledge of the law school curriculum and best practices for law teaching.

  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • An understanding of the dynamics of diversity and accessibility (including first-

    generation college graduates) in higher education and a demonstrated ability to

    incorporate this understanding into their work.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students,

    faculty, staff, and administrators.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, employee development, and

    performance management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and critically about techniques to improve law

    students’ academic development and to design, implement, and manage innovative

    programs to promote that development.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good judgment, and

    exemplify customer service in working with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

  • Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Highly organized with excellent time-management skills.

  • Excellent critical thinking and listening skills.

  • Ability to apply creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions within established

    policies, guidelines, accreditation standards, and applicable law.

  • Knowledge of advising, coaching, and counseling techniques.

  • Technology fluency; knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office, Canvas or another learning management system, Zoom, and social media.

  • Demonstrated commitment to holistic education and wellness.

  • Flexibility to work in person and online, in the evenings, and sometimes on weekends.

  • Experience working with statistics and data is a plus.

  • Prior experience directing or serving as an associate director of an academic support or

    bar preparation program is a plus.

  • A self-starter and demonstrated work ethic.

  • Ability to function independently with minimal oversight.

  • Prior budget experience is a plus. To Apply

For full consideration, interested individuals should apply by submitting a resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter connecting their experience to the job responsibilities to jobs10@swlaw.edu by January 30, 2022. Our review of candidate materials will begin on or about February 1 and continue on a rolling basis.

Southwestern Law School does not discriminate based on race (including hairstyle and hair texture), color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age (40 and over), disability (mental or physical), medical condition, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law in its programs and activities. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Associate Director in the Academic Skills Program at Berkley

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Associate Director

Salary range: Salary commensurate with experience
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: December 1, 2021
Position duration: One-year, full-time (100%) academic appointment, subject to renewal.

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: November 17th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position and Program Overview
Berkeley Law is committed to fostering a supportive academic environment that allows students to achieve their full potential. The Academic Skills Program provides instruction and individual advising in a law school environment. Effective study methods are crucial to law school success, and the goal of the program is to ensure that students gain the necessary skills to succeed as law students and as lawyers.

The Associate Director will assist and collaborate with the Director in all aspects of the Academic Support Program. The position is primarily engaged in the coordination of academic programs but may include a separate but accompanying lecturer appointment.

Job Description
The Associate Director will assist in planning and implementing a summer pre-orientation program, a student tutor program, workshops for students and faculty, and individual support for students. The Associate Director will also collaborate with the Director in developing new programming, including additional bar preparation support.

Key responsibilities include:
• Assist in administering the Academic Skills Program’s student-facing programs, including exam preparation workshops, study sessions, one-on-one meetings, orientation programs, and other special events at the law school;
• Lead workshops on study and exam-taking techniques for various audiences;
• Assist in supervising and training student tutors;
• Develop and implement innovative programming, including bar preparation support; and
• Attend conferences and/or professional workshops to stay informed of current trends in the field of legal education and academic support.

Additional materials may be required of applicants.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• J.D. degree or equivalent degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• At least one year post-law school professional experience

Preferred qualifications

• At least three years post-law school professional experience;
• Familiarity with the operations of a law school and legal organizations;
• Previous teaching experience and/or equivalent facilitation experience;
• Advanced program-development and problem-solving skills;
• Ability to relate to diverse audiences—students, faculty, academic administrators, practicing lawyers—within the legal profession;
• Ability to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03141

Help contact: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Director of Academic Success at Vermont Law School

Description

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, social and restorative 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 grow and learn better together with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. In recruiting for faculty and staff, we seek unique backgrounds to enrich and challenge our community. 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 strives to raise the bar for being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, place of birth, marital status, disability, veteran's status, HIV status, pregnancy, genetic information, health insurance status, and crime victim status.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Academic Success Program 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 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.

The Director of Academic Success answers directly to the Vice Dean for Students. The Director also has two direct reports: the Assistant Director of Academic Success and the Academic Success Program Manager. The Director of Academic Success teaches core ASP courses, including Foundations of Legal Analysis, Legal Methods, and Bar Exam Skills & Tactics (BEST). The Director is also responsible for coordinating 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 Vermont (UBE) February bar exam before graduating in May.

The Director is also responsible for presenting at ASP workshops, meeting with students individually, collaborating with faculty and staff, serving on faculty committees, and other 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:

  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Academic Success and the Academic Success Program Manager.
  • Design and teach courses for high-risk students, students on academic probation, and students preparing for the bar examination.
  • Provide individual tutoring and counseling for students about study habits, skills, tools for improvement, time management, outlining, exam preparation, and bar-related issues.
  • Design, plan and implement, academic support programs for all students at VLS.
  • 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 Program websites, bulletin boards, flyers, and emails.
  • Aid in design and implementation of pre-orientation and orientation activities for incoming students.
  • Continuously work to increase awareness of department services. Provide support to doctrinal faculty in utilizing Academic Success services.
  • Help students in connecting and maximizing usage of institutional and community resources.
  • Coordinate activities of Student Mentors and oversee Mentor selection, training, and support. Meet regularly with Student Mentors to monitor both mentor and mentee progress.
  • Maintain involvement in national activities related to academic success.
Requirements

Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Juris Doctor degree required with a license to practice law.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with first-year law curriculum.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn FERPA regulations.
  • Strong legal analysis skills.
  • Excellent writing ability.
  • 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.

Other Requirements:

  •   Respect – Understanding and interest in incorporating VLS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values into the classroom and workspace.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility - Must be able to adapt to new and emerging technology as established and communicated by the law school to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching. Willingness and ability to work remotely in emergency situations. Ability to work the occasional after-hours and weekend hours required to support students in this position. 
  • Communication - talk and/or listen to convey or exchange information; communicate effectively and efficiently in written correspondence and technical correspondence; process and comprehend written material; exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or jointly arrive at conclusions, solutions, or dispute resolution. 
  • Professional Discretion - exercise thoughtful judgment and meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective professional relationships with others; function effectively under stress; adapt to changing environments; display flexibility; and function in the face of uncertainties and ambiguities.
  • Collaboration- This position requires collaboration with peers and colleagues as well as students, and the ability to independently manage deadlines and multiple projects. 
  • Service- Faculty and staff at Vermont law school provide service to students, the community, and one another through service on committees and appropriate volunteer opportunities both on-and off-campus.
  • Scholarship- Faculty at Vermont Law School are encouraged to pursue research and scholarship opportunities as a critical part of their own continuous learning process.
  • Safety - Willingness to participate with the Vermont Law School faculty and student community and follow Covid19 safety policies and guidelines as laid out by the One VLS Action Team based on the changing landscape of the Covid19 pandemic.

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Excellence and Bar Success at Turo

Overview

    Touro Law Center seeks an enthusiastic candidate with superior academic credentials to join our Academic Excellence and Bar Success Department. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious team player who is committed to the Touro Law Center mission, law teaching and learning excellence, and is eager to engage with students throughout law school and bar exam preparation.
    This is a full-time professional staff position. The candidate who is selected will report to the Asst. Dean of Academic Excellence & Bar Success Programs and will work collaboratively within the Department and with other law school faculty and staff to promote student success in law school and on the bar exam. Work will include but is not limited to: teaching in-person and online courses and workshops, counseling and mentoring students regarding academic excellence and bar success developing, updating content, creating and tracking assessments within an online learning management system, gathering and analyzing data and other work to advance academic excellence and bar exam success. Evening and sometimes weekend availability is necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Counsel, teach, and mentor law students individually and in groups
  • Work with others in the department to develop and implement workshops and course content
  • Assist in the gathering and analysis of data relevant to academic and bar success outcomes
  • Become knowledgeable and stay current with all aspects of the bar exam and all other requirements for licensure in NY
  • Assist in maintaining records associated with the law school’s academic and bar success programs
  • Grade and provide extensive feedback on numerous formative and summative assessments
  • Communicate professionally and effectively to students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Other duties related to academic and bar success as assigned by the Asst. Dean of Academic Excellence & Bar Success Programs. 

Qualifications

Degrees

  • Juris Doctor degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Must be admitted to the bar in at least one United States jurisdiction.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Committed to excellence and continuous improvement in law school teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Touro Law Center mission and to legal education
  • Team player who can work collaboratively with others 
  • Self-starter who can demonstrate initiative and work well independently.
  • Ability to work both in person and online and sometimes during evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal communication
  • Excellent organizational skills are essential
  • Technology fluency; knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office, Zoom, or other distance communications tools, Canvas or a similar online learning management systems, social media,and other technology experience
  • Experience working with statistics and data is not required but will be an asset to the position as will experience with video and audio recording and editing

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Oklahoma City University

November is here, and the weather still hits 70.  The cost of living is one of the best in the country, and OKC is constantly ranked as a top city to live in.  Many reasons to either apply to work in OKC or recommend it to someone you know.

OCU is recruiting the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement position.  The start date can be flexible.  You can apply for the position here.  The actual announcement is below. 

Oklahoma City University School of Law seeks experienced, diverse, and innovative candidates for an Assistant Director of Academic Achievement.

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.  

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Assistant Director of Bar Success at UMass

University of Massachusetts School of Law is seeking an Assistant Director of Bar Success.
 
If you are interested in working at a fast-growing law school, set in a relaxing bucolic farming community, please consider applying for this position.  Or, if you know someone who might be interested, please forward this announcement.
 
The Assistant Director of Bar Success will work with the Program Director of Bar Success, as well as faculty and staff, to assist students and graduates as they prepare for the bar exam, both as they progress through Law School and after they graduate. In tandem with the Program Director of Bar Success, coordinates and implements school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage, including joint workshops and courses, and meetings with students, graduates, Academic Success professionals and faculty.
 

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Director of Academic Achievement at St. Thomas School of Law

OVERVIEW

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a/an Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success position within the School of Law. 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

JOB SUMMARY

The Director will further develop and implement St. Thomas Law’s programming to support students’ academic development, to equip all JD graduates for success on the bar exam, and to assist candidates with the bar application process.

The Director will work closely with faculty and staff (particularly the Registrar, the Career and Professional Development Office (CPD), and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs) to: develop and present programming for all JD students concerning academic success and bar readiness; provide tailored assistance for at-risk students including advising, coaching, instruction, and referrals to resources; offer bar-related advising and support to individual students on matters such as character and fitness concerns or course selection; teach/oversee law school courses in support of law student academic success and bar passage; and track and analyze relevant data related to bar passage and other academic success metrics. The Director is invited to participate as appropriate in workshops, faculty meetings, and Law School events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Tailored Support for Individual Students (40%)
    • Coordinate with faculty, the registrar, CPD, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and others to systematically identify at-risk students and develop strategies for providing individualized support from these sources.
    • Deliver advising, assessment, and coaching support to JD students, especially for those near or below thresholds for academic probation, or who present risk factors correlated to lower bar passage rates.
    • Develop and implement individualized Bar Success Plans to address barriers, refer students to appropriate support resources, and assist students to develop core study, legal analysis, and exam-writing skills.
    • Provide strategic advising to individual JD students about bar application, including but not limited to: character and fitness concerns; professional considerations with respect to the location and timing of bar application; and advance planning for the financial and time commitments required for bar success.
    • Conduct direct outreach to recent graduates to promote completion of bar preparation courses and provide assistance addressing barriers interfering with bar preparation.
    • Hold regular office hours for students with questions about the bar exam and application process.
  • Bar-Related Programming (15%)
    • Develop and present programming, both live and online, to inform all JD students, at appropriate times in their law school career, about important bar-related issues such as bar exam elements, knowledge and skills necessary for exam success, character and fitness issues, and strategic considerations around bar application and preparation.
    • Co-direct, with the Director of CPD, the JD Compass Program; hire, train and supervise JD Compass Strategists, assist in the assignment of students to a cohort, and provide content and direction for the individualized and programmatic support the strategists offer to each student taking the bar exam.
    • Develop and present workshops in the months before each bar exam administration date to supplement graduates’ bar study with commercial providers.
    • Advise the faculty and the administration on relevant matters including bar preparation initiatives and state bar examination and admission policies.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with bar examiners in Minnesota and other jurisdictions to propose improvements in the bar application process and the bar exam.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with commercial bar exam providers, manage the providers presence on campus and become familiar with commercial products.
    • Be attentive to best practices and scholarship regarding academic support and bar preparation.
  • Academic Success Programming (15%)
    • Develop and present programming, both live and online, to provide academic success guidance and resources to JD students, especially at the entry point to the first year.
    • Promote strategies to address potential barriers to academic success in diverse populations, including first-generation students, minority groups, and those with identified learning challenges.
  • Teaching (20%)
    • Teach academic support and/or bar prep related courses and possibly oversee others who might be teaching such courses.  Update course materials to reflect bar exam content when necessary, integrate best practices into the curriculum and refine pedagogical approach to maximize learning, retention and application.
  • Data Tracking, Analysis, and Follow-up (10%)
    • Coordinate with the Registrar to maintain bar passage records for institutional reporting and analysis, including annual ABA accreditation-related survey.
    • Analyze JD student data to identify risk factors and review risk factors with students.
    • Coordinate with commercial bar preparation vendors to track graduates’ registration with and progress through commercial bar preparation courses; ensure each student has retained a commercial provider.
    • Coordinate with faculty, administration, and commercial bar preparation to collect and analyze data on graduates’ success on the bar exam and its specific components, to provide a feedback loop to strengths and opportunities for growth in the law school curriculum and preparation for the bar.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school plus three years of relevant experience

  • Bar membership in a US jurisdiction (may be inactive)

  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication with both individuals and large groups

  • Interpersonal skills relevant to individualized academic counseling and coaching

  • Knowledge of learning and teaching strategies for law students and other adult learners

  • Experience working with, and demonstrated commitment to supporting, diverse population.
  • Commitment to the School of Law’s mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience in law practice
  • Strong academic achievement, particularly in law school
  • Employment in a law school or with a commercial bar preparation vendor, particularly in connection with academic and bar success
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Advising, counseling, or tutoring experience
  • Experience working with students with disabilities, including non-apparent disabilities
     

HOW TO APPLY

All interested candidates must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening and requires COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

November 6, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 29, 2021

Director of Bar Support at McGeorge School of Law

The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (McGeorge) is seeking applicants for a position as Director of Bar Support (“Director”). The Director of Bar Support 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. Professors of Law, Legal Practice, of all ranks, have voting rights, faculty governance responsibilities, and sabbatical opportunities. Although not a tenure-track position, it is designed to lead to a long-term contract that, if successfully completed, culminates in an indefinite contract with no term limits and with job- security similar to a tenured position.

The Director is responsible for running the comprehensive bar support program offered to students in their third or fourth years at McGeorge and after graduation during the study period. Depending on the availability of support from other faculty, the Director also may teach a course in our legal research, writing and lawyering skills program and/or a doctrinal course.  During the academic year, the Director teaches and oversees adjunct professors teaching the Practical Analysis, Strategies, & Skills (PASS) program. The PASS I course focuses primarily on the skills necessary to write successful bar exam essay and performance test answers and effectively answer Multistate Bar Exam questions. PASS II is an online, asynchronous course that uses commercial bar exam program materials to teach substantive law as tested on the bar exam. The Director also oversees and teaches in the Bar Exam Attack Track (BEAT) and Extra Feedback programs for recent graduates preparing for the bar exam, orchestrating and providing feedback on weekly practice exams, reviewing commercial course progress, and counseling graduates individually.   

Other responsibilities include:
·      Tracking individual and aggregate graduate bar performance for internal review and ABA reporting purposes;
·      Communicating regularly with the Dean of Students and Dean of Academic Affairs regarding at-risk students and graduates and their progress;
·      Teaching or co-teaching summer and winter BEAT programs;
·      Meeting with students and graduates individually to counsel them regarding effective bar exam preparation;
·      Maintaining regular communication with graduates throughout the post-graduate bar study period, including through social media platforms;
·      Maintaining relationships with the major commercial bar review program providers and using those forums to monitor graduates’ progress throughout the bar preparation period, intervening promptly when a graduate begins to fall significantly behind;
·      Collaborating with and providing support for adjunct faculty teaching in the bar program;
·      Keeping abreast of substantive updates and format changes to the California Bar Exam;
·      Striving continuously to find ways to improve the bar support program;
·      Researching and implementing the most current best practices for bar support;
·      Working collaboratively with the Director of Academic Support to ensure consistent messaging and strategies across a student’s law school career.

 

 

We seek applications from exceptional candidates who hold a JD from an ABA-accredited law school, have attained a license to practice law, and who have both post-JD legal work experience and at least two years of experience providing academic/Bar support to law students or playing a similar role at a U.S. law school.

Minimum Qualifications
·      Holds a Juris-Doctor (J.D.) degree.
·      Has at least three years of post-J.D. legal experience.
·      Has at least two years of experience teaching, providing bar or academic support, or in similar role in a law school.
·      Holds membership in a state bar association.
Preferred Qualifications
·      Has prior experience directing a bar support program at a U.S. law school.
·      Has prior experience working with students to prepare for the California Bar exam.
·      Possesses extraordinary interpersonal skills.
·      Communicates effectively.
·      Maintains professional composure and demeanor at all times.
·      Promotes vision, mission, and core values of McGeorge School of Law.

Founded in 1924, McGeorge is an ABA-accredited law school located in Sacramento, California, and an integral part of the University of the Pacific, which also has campuses in Stockton and San Francisco. The McGeorge faculty is accomplished and engaging. The law school is a wonderful community with friendly people, a vibrant intellectual culture, and a beautiful campus. Our programs in international law, advocacy and dispute resolution, and government lawyering are innovative and well known. Most relevant to this position, McGeorge is one of two law schools on the West Coast to require four semesters of legal writing, one of six law schools to require at least two capstone experiences (clinics, externships, competition teams), and one of about 90 law schools to have a required, first-year professionalism course. In recent years, the law school’s academic attrition rate has been low, and its bar pass rate has been high.

In addition, McGeorge’s location in Sacramento, the capital of California, offers the opportunity to be part of a close-knit legal and policy-making community in a diverse and growing city with a vibrant cultural scene and well-regarded farm-to-fork movement.

McGeorge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty unanimously committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school.  Applicants who share that vision, and particularly those who would enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the faculty, are strongly urged to apply.

To be considered, applications must be submitted through the Pacific HR Portal at the following link: https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/20709. Application materials will not be accepted via mail or email. If you have questions, please contact Professor Omar Dajani, who chairs our Faculty Recruitment Committee, at odajani@pacific.edu.

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

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Assistant or Associate Director at Chapman

Chapman University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Director of Academic Achievement.  The posting is here.  The description is copied below.

The Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Achievement will have the responsibility of working with the Director of Academic Achievement (“Director”) and the Executive Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation (“Executive Director”) to implement a holistic, comprehensive program of academic support and bar preparation that encompasses law students’ entire academic experience at the Law School, from Orientation through the Bar Exam. The Academic Achievement Program helps students develop the skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and ultimately into practice, and consists of teaching courses and workshops, as well as working individually with students. This is a full-time, year-round (12 month) administrative position.

Responsibilities

WORKSHOPS/COURSES/CLASSES: 1. In conjunction with the Director, conduct workshops/classes in the Academic Support Program and Orientation. 2. Teach courses covering both skills and substance as assigned by the Executive Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, provide feedback for coursework, and prepare for class. Course load will include up to one fall semester course and one spring semester course per academic year. 3. Assist the Director in implementing the Academic Fellows program, including coordinating fellow selection and conducting trainings for the fellows. INDIVIDUALIZED WORK WITH STUDENTS, DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURE OF ASSESSMENT, OTHER DUTIES: 4. Work with students to: help students problem solve issues regarding legal analysis, stress and time management, class preparation and participation, and exam preparation and performance; diagnose writing and analysis problems affecting academic performance by identifying the misunderstanding or habit that causes the student to engage in ineffective writing or analysis; and prescribe solutions that identify what steps the students can take to improve academic performance; 5. Meet in-person regularly with students who are at-risk, on probation, or otherwise having academic difficulty, require written assignments of them, and provide thorough written feedback on such practice exams in terms of both structure and substance (copies of which feedback should be retained to develop data on student challenges for reporting to the Director); 6. Work with Director to identify students of greatest need. Conduct outreach to and prioritize direct services to those students. 7. Track various types of data to assess student progress including but not limited to student engagement, what the student worked on in individual meetings, and assess growth. Regularly review data and student progress with Director and develop strategies to improve student outcomes. 8. Develop a culture among 1L students and 2L students of regularly writing practice exams before taking actual exams, and supplying such practice exams and thorough written feedback on such practice exams in terms of both structure and substance; and 9. Assist the Executive Director with the Bar Preparation Program as he or she directs. SUMMER DUTIES (generally from graduation in May through August) ASSIST IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL BAR PREP PROGRAM/REVISE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM: 10. Participate in critiquing essays as part of the Supplemental Bar Prep Program, in the number and type the Executive Director shall direct; and 11. Assist in revising segments and components of the Supplemental Bar Prep Program at the direction of the Executive Director. 12. Revise and improve, as needed, the various programs and processes identified in “academic year responsibilities” (Items 1-9) above at the direction of- and in consultation with- the Director. 13. Engage in professional development and continue developing understanding and implementation of best practices in academic success. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications
- All candidates must have a Juris Doctor with a high level of academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school; must be a member in good standing of any bar in the United States. – At the Assistant level: (A) A minimum of three (3) years’ post law-school experience, including legal practice, judicial clerkship, teaching in higher education, or any combination thereof. (B) Must demonstrate transferable knowledge and skills if recent employment is not directly related to this position. – At the Associate Level: (A) A minimum of three (3) years’ post-law school experience, including legal practice, judicial clerkship, teaching in higher education, or any combination thereof, with no less than two (2) post-law school years engaged in conducting Law School Academic Support and Bar Preparation services, teaching law students, or holding a position in an ABA-accredited law school that provides knowledge and skills that are transferable to conducting Academic Support and Bar Preparation Programs for law students. (B) Must demonstrate transferable knowledge and skills if recent employment is not directly related to this position. Also required for all candidates: – Significant knowledge of the substantive law tested on California Bar Examination. – Ability to engage and motivate students individually and in small and large groups. – Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately. – Demonstrate excellent judgment and professionalism at all times. – Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple and competing demands and complete duties in a timely manner. – Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to convey complex legal concepts and teach effective study skills and strategies for academic achievement and bar exam success to a diverse population of students. – Ability to perform successfully and with composure and tact in a demanding environment. – Ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality at all times, handling student information and sensitive matters while complying with FERPA regulations. – Ability to support a diverse population of students, develop a good rapport with students, and engage students in candid discussions about various aspects of their academic performance and bar exam preparation.


Desired Qualifications
- Membership in the California Bar. – Passing the bar exam on the first attempt. – Experience in classroom and individualized one-on-one teaching of legal writing, legal analysis, essay writing, performance exams, and multiple choice skills as applied to Law School and to the Bar Exam. – Strong analytical skills and experience collecting data and using information to guide informed decision-making.


Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit proof of membership in a state bar along with your resume, cover letter, and law school transcript(s). Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas. The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.

October 24, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

October 15, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

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

September 24, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

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 .

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

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.

September 10, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

September 4, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)