Sunday, September 18, 2022

Assistant Professor of Law in Academic and Bar Success at Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial University is searching for an Assistant Professor of Law in Academic and Bar Success. This position could start as early as Jan 1, 2023, but no later than July 1, 2023. 

LMU Law is a wonderful place to work with incredible students, collaborative faculty, and supportive administrators. While this is a 12-month contract position, the person hired will get every other summer off from teaching. Also, it is worth noting that this is a faculty position.
 
If you have questions, you may also contact the Faculty Recruitment Chair, Stevie Swanson, at stevie.swanson@lmunet.edu.

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Assistant Dean of ASP at Baylor

Assistant Dean/Academic Support Program

Baylor Law will be interviewing to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track lecture position.  The selected individual will hold the title of Assistant Dean/Academic Support and will have the opportunity to lead in further significant development of Baylor Law’s formal program for academic support.  This individual will work closely with members of the Law School leadership, staff, and faculty to envision, design, manage, and implement programming to support the school’s educational, training, and professional development goals for its students. The Director will draw on experience, research, and national best practices to develop and coordinate programming to support teaching and learning at Baylor Law.

Core Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the faculty, develop, and implement cohesive and comprehensive programming to help transition students into the law school learning environment and to promote their academic success through graduation and bar exam passage.
  • Research and implement the most current best practices for fostering academic success skills and bar exam success.
  • Develop data-driven mechanisms for evaluating the academic success of students and program goals.
  • Regularly review Baylor Law’s academic and bar support program and make recommendations to the faculty to enhance the educational experience for students.
  • Teach in the Academic Success Program.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings as requested.
  • Serve on faculty and staff committees that seek to advance the goals of Baylor Law and the Academic Success Program.
  • Supervise academic support staff.

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-approved law school; strong law school and undergraduate academic credentials.
  • Admitted to the bar in at least one jurisdiction.
  • At least two years working as a practicing attorney in any field.
  • At least two years of prior law school teaching experience in or related to academic support or bar preparation is preferred.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • An understanding of the dynamics of diversity and accessibility (including first-generation college graduates) in legal education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding into one’s work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of advising, coaching, and counseling techniques.
  • Flexibility to work in the evenings, and sometimes on weekends.
  • Experience working with statistics and data is a plus.
  • Prior successful experience directing, or serving as an associate director, of an academic support or bar preparation program is a plus.

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Success at Chicago Kent

Chicago-Kent is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Academic Success.  You can find the job description online here: https://iit7.peopleadmin.com/postings/8699
 
Reporting to the Director of Academic and Bar Success, and working with other student affairs personnel, the Assistant Director will be responsible for implementing the law school’s academic success program, including working closely with faculty and administration to maximize student learning and achievement in law school and on the bar exam. The Assistant Director supports the Academic and Bar success department to train law students for the rigor of law school, the bar exam and practice through academic workshops and individual advising. The Assistant Director will develop, enhance, and implement academic support programming; work with other student affairs personnel to provide academic counseling throughout law school; and present workshops related to academic and law-specific skill development (as needed). Additionally, the Assistant Director will support the academic needs of students in the Legal Writing program.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Tenure Track ASP and Bar Prep Position at Creighton School of Law

Creighton University School of Law

Location: Omaha, NE

Subjects: Contracts; Business Associations; Commercial Law; Evidence; Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law; Human Rights; Constitutional Law; Academic Success & Bar Exam Preparation

Start Date: July 1, 2023 (earlier, if mutually agreeable)

Creighton University School of Law seeks to hire multiple tenure-track faculty members, and invites both entry-level and lateral candidates to apply, one of which will be focused on Academic Success & Bar Exam Preparation.  The Law School is particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research interests in the field of Contracts, including Business Associations and Commercial Law and in the field of Evidence, including Criminal Law and Procedure.  The Law School’s current curriculum requires these courses, which are also offered during the summer due to our robust Accelerated J.D. (AJD) program.  The Law School has secondary needs in Human Rights, Constitutional Law, and in multiple areas of Private International Law, Sports & Entertainment Law, ADR, and Environmental & Natural Resources Law.

In the area of Academic Success & Bar Exam Preparation, the Law School seeks an innovator who is not only steeped in the literature on how best to prepare students for success in the legal education environment and beyond, but also someone who is able to develop a comprehensive program that begins upon matriculation and carries through the bar examination process.  The successful candidate will possess demonstrable expertise in this field.  As a tenure-stream member of the faculty, this candidate will be invited to teach doctrinal courses, as well, and will have research expectations.

Founded in 1904, the Law School at Creighton University is a dynamic community of scholars, students, and staff who share a common mission to collectively improve our society. As a key component of one of the nation’s oldest Catholic, Jesuit universities, the Law School supports and promotes the ideal of social justice in all its forms.  Student formation occurs in a collaborative environment stressing the intellectual and ethical development of new attorneys while emphasizing a holistic duty of care that should be extended to every client. The Law School offers multiple study abroad and joint degree programs, including its signature experiential JD/Master’s in Government Organization and Leadership (GOAL) which places students in semester-long externships at federal agencies and on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Situated at the center of Creighton University’s vibrant urban campus near the downtown financial corridor, CHI sports arena, and the Old Market, the Law School is home to the Omaha Bar Association, the Werner Institute for Dispute Resolution, and several offices of the Nebraska State Bar Association. With nine schools and colleges across a broad array of disciplines, a student body of approximately 9,000, and a nearly $750 million endowment, Creighton University is an R-2 Carnegie-classified institution and a member of the Big East Conference.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring process.  Women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, members of the disability community, and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will be considered free from discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, religion, gender identity, pregnancy, military service, political affiliation, or any other protected status.  Creighton University may conduct background checks on successful candidates prior to extending offers of employment.

Successful applicants will hold a J.D. or equivalent terminal degree, an exceptionally strong academic profile, a publication record evincing both a dedication to meaningful research and a clear scholarly trajectory, and show significant promise as a teacher. Application materials should be submitted by September 15th to receive full consideration and include a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests and a curriculum vitae with links to publications and at least three references.  Please send application materials to Professor Michael J. Kelly, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Creighton University School of Law, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha NE 69178 c/o Andrea Harper at AndreaHarper@creighton.edu.

August 27, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success at UDC

UDC Law is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor in our Academic Success Department.  The following link will show details including salary and responsibilities: Visiting Assistant Professor of Law - Academic Success - University of the District of Columbia (applicantstack.com).

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Law is responsible for providing academic support to help students develop the study and analytical skills necessary for academic success during law school and on the bar exam. The position is for a two-year non-renewable term. For each year, the position will be a nine-month faculty appointment position with the expectation of working in the summer months for additional pay.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 

  • Develops and implements bar exam preparation for students helping to maximize bar passage.
  • Teaches a mandatory final semester third-year bar exam skills course
  • Teaches a mandatory first-year academic success course.
  • Coordinates and teaches bar exam preparation programming for 3Ls and 4LEs as needed.
  • Conducts evaluation of academic success and bar passage results, including drafting reports as necessary.
  • Counsels students related to academic performance and strategies for bar pass success.
  • Assists students studying for the bar exam.
  • Assists students in the bar application process.
  • Guides repeat bar examinees.
  • Helps plan the first-year orientation.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Evaluates and facilitates collaborative discussions with administration, faculty and students.
  • Leads efforts on data collection and assessment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Academic Success Director.
  • Works closely with the Academic Success Program Director, helping to implement academic success and bar exam programming and courses. 


Minimum Job Requirements
 

  •  An earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state, or be in the process of becoming a member of one of said Bars.
  • The potential for teaching excellence and scholarly growth.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in the relevant field(s) and the potential for professional growth.
  • An initial appointment to the rank of Professor of Law shall be without tenure and for a period of not more than three (3) years.

The law faculty acknowledges that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience and achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than that required above, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential for effective teaching.

  • An earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or another jurisdiction.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
  • Excellent legal writing and analytical skills, and experience in law practice or a judicial clerkship.


A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  2. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

 

When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

 

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): 
This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/ .

August 27, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 26, 2022

Tenure-track or Tenured Professor and Dean of Academic Excellence at Mitchell Hamline

Mitchell Hamline School of Law-a leader in pedagogical innovation dedicated to expanding access to high-quality legal education-seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position leading our Academic Excellence/Bar Preparation program and teaching other courses, preferably in the 1L curriculum, beginning in July 2023. 

Our faculty has committed to help Mitchell Hamline become an anti-racist law school. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse faculty as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state and nation; to improve the legal profession and expand access to justice; to maintain the excellence of the law school; and to offer our students richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The Dean of Academic Excellence will work closely with the President and Dean; Vice Dean; Dean of Students; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office; and faculty to provide a vision for our Academic Support/Bar Preparation program. The Dean of Academic Excellence will be responsible for all aspects of the program, which currently includes orientation programming, skills workshops, credit-bearing classes, bar preparation, and individual tutoring; and will be responsible for analyzing bar pass data and for evaluating the success of various academic support and bar preparation initiatives.

We are looking for:

  • Candidates with a commitment to outstanding law practice, teaching, scholarship, and service who are interested in teaching courses in other parts of the curriculum, particularly core first-year courses.
  • Candidates with an understanding of disability and multicultural issues, including the experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, Asian, and LGBTQ students; students of color; students with disabilities; and first-generation college and law students.
  • Candidates with the ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law students' academic development, to design and implement innovative programs to promote that development, and to continually assess and improve existing programs.
  • Candidates with the ability and initiative to forge partnerships with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the surrounding legal community, including an array of affinity bar groups.
  • Candidates who are interested in, and excited about, teaching in our innovative blended learning program (https://mitchellhamline.edu/academics/j-d-enrollment-options/blended-learning-at-mitchell-hamline/).
  • Candidates with knowledge of and interest in recent trends in legal pedagogy and the legal profession.
  • Candidates with the ability to think creatively about the NextGen Bar Exam and its implications for law schools.
  • Candidates with an interest in developing or maintaining a national presence in Academic Support/Bar Preparation and related fields of study, by representing the law school at conferences and by publishing scholarly work.
  • Candidates whose law-practice, teaching, scholarship, or community-service experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Candidates must have a J.D. or foreign equivalent degree. We strongly encourage those who attended or taught at the following categories of institutions to apply:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Law Schools (HBCUs) or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs), or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHs)
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian-American & Native Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

We welcome candidates whose scholarly approach contributes to the understanding of law's impact on marginalized groups or advances equitable access and diversity in education; and candidates whose teaching incorporates effective strategies for educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups. We especially welcome applications from candidates who participated in academic support/bar preparation programs as law students.

Our law school is in an historic area of Saint Paul, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate, home to the Penumbra and Fitzgerald theaters, a diverse array of restaurants, and one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Just across the river, Minneapolis is the home to the Walker Art Center, First Avenue, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and one of the nation's liveliest performing arts scenes. The city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement and continues to boast one of the largest urban American Indian populations in the country. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State of Minnesota. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are among the top cities for the arts and entertainment, active lifestyles, non-profit organizations, and exceptional levels of volunteer engagement.

Candidates must submit: (1) a resume; and (2) a 2-3 page cover letter that discusses their interest in and qualifications for the position and how their law-practice, teaching, research, or community-service experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The committee will consider applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered for our first set of interviews, submit your application by October 11.

For questions about the application process, contact Professor Tom Cobb, Appointments Committee Chair, at tom.cobb@mitchellhamline.edu.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Assistant Dean/Director of Academic Support at Northeastern University School of Law

Northeastern University School of Law seeks to add in the Academic Support Department.  The position is being advertised both as a 12-month administrator (Assistant Dean) position and a 9-month non-tenure-track faculty position (Assistant/Associate/Teaching Professor). Applicants have the option to apply for either position. 
 
You can find the posting for the faculty position here.

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Professionalism at Nova Southeastern

Nova Southeastern is seeking an Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Professionalism.  The Assistant Dean manages a robust ASP Program at NSU Law. In addition to the Assistant Dean, the ASP department includes 5 professors of practice and 2 administrative support persons. You get to work with great people who are creative and have each developed their own expertise in the ASP field! The department teaches ASP and bar related courses throughout the curriculum and runs a robust bar support program for graduates. There are professional development funds to attend conferences, and the Dean of the law school is a huge supporter of the ASP department. 

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Assistant Director at University of Oregon

The University of Oregon academic support program is growing.  They are adding an associate director to the Academic Excellence Program.  The associate director will teach bar studies classes and provide education programs to law students to prepare them to gain admission to the bar while assisting with other Academic Excellence Program projects and classes as necessary.  The associate director will also work with the director to enrich and further develop the Academic Excellence Program. 

You can find more information about the job and application instructions here

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Director of Academic Excellence at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks a Director of Academic Excellence. The posting is here.  The Director has primary responsibility for providing support for bar exam success, for designing and perpetually refining the College’s systems for student academic excellence, and for providing academic support to our students.

The Director is responsible for running the comprehensive bar support program for students during their enrollment and after graduation during the bar study period. The bar support program presently includes a credit-bearing course for a segment of students during the second semester of the third year. Ohio State also has an institutional arrangement with Themis, through which all students have access to the full suite of bar preparation materials and support provided by Themis. The Director oversees and ensures student use of the Themis resources and provides additional support for bar study as needed; maintains frequent communications with students about bar exam requirements, beginning in the spring of 1L year; advises students on completing the character and fitness and bar licensure process in students’ chosen jurisdictions; advises students on the MPRE; assists students in navigating requests for testing accommodations; and tracks bar exam results for graduates, continually analyzing results to strategically improve student and institutional performance. As well, the Director provides support to graduates retaking the bar exam as needed. The Director has responsibility for maintaining familiarity with bar admissions requirements and issues and trends in bar exam administration.

During the academic year, the Director oversees the College’s support program for academic excellence. This includes assessing the programs to ensure they are adapted over time to student needs, licensure demands, and the contours of the changing profession.

Throughout the year, the Director presents formal programming (such as at orientation, lunchtime presentations, and recorded webinars), shares resources, and provides individual academic counseling.

Prepares and ensures adherence to the annual college budget for bar preparation and academic support related activities.

The Director works closely and collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Students to identify students in need of academic support and other resources.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design additional academic support programming to occur throughout the academic year, including the possibility of credit-bearing courses. Depending on interest and need, the successful candidate may also teach additional courses. 

Required Experience/Education:

Juris Doctor degree; member of a state bar; at least 2 years post-JD experience.

Desired Experience/Education:

At least 4 years of experience working in a higher education setting in the areas of bar preparation, teaching, academic assistance, academic advisory or similar administrative, teaching or practice experience; experience in program planning and administration, detail oriented with good organizational, communication, and time management skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people; familiarity and experience with current issues and trends in bar exam and attorney licensure.

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Director of Academic Support at Arizona State

The application deadline is approaching for the Director of Academic Support at Arizona State.  The application instructions from our College Business Office are below. Closing date is July 5. Note that one of the Director's responsibilities is teaching a 3-unit "Legal Analysis" course in the Spring to the bottom 10% of the class after Fall exams, in place of another spring course that the student drops. This part of the program has been quite successful, with spectacular improvement in some students' performance. 
 
Please apply at: https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant and follow the instructions under Non-ASU Employees Job Opportunities (or ASU Employees if an ASU internal candidate, not including student workers) > Click on Advanced Search and enter Requisition ID: 80285BR and then click the Search button to the right. Then, click on results for 80285BR  to open position posting and click Apply to job button at the bottom of page. You will be asked to submit your resume, cover letter and three references. Thank you for your application!

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Director of Academic Success and Bar Program at Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati College of Law seeks a Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Programs, the Director will work collaboratively to develop and deliver programming and individual coaching that enables law students to achieve their full potential during law school and on the bar exam. The position will focus primarily on first-year students, but the Director may be asked to help with other aspects of the academic and bar success programming as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee the College of Law’s Structured Study Group Program. This includes the recruitment, training, and supervision of student employees to lead and deliver the program. The incumbent will engage in an annual review and revision of the program content to ensure responsiveness to student needs. 
  • Develop and implement a Spring Semester Academic Success Program, required for some 1L students based on their first semester academic performance. This includes individual and group meetings designed to assist students with self-assessment and study/time/technology management skills. 
  • Provide academic and skills counseling to College of Law students seeking to achieve their academic performance goals. Provide referrals as needed.
  • Design and deliver a pre-orientation bridge program for incoming law students that identifies and develops the skills necessary for success in legal study. 
  • Collaborate with Faculty and Student Affairs staff to develop and deliver academic skills component of 1L Orientation. 
  • Track the academic performance and satisfactory completion of course and program requirements for students based on JD academic rules. 
  • Maintain effective communication with students, faculty, and academic personnel within the College and University.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.

Required Trainings/Certifications

License to practice law, acquired by bar examination, in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.

Required Experience

  • 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.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, and diverse backgrounds.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Support at Campbell

Assistant Director of Academic Support at Campbell Law School, Raleigh, North Carolina

Campbell is looking to expand the academic support department. Applications will be accepted until position is filled with priority given to those received by July 5, 2022.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director supports the Director of Academic Support and Bar Success to train law students for the rigor of law school, the bar exam, and the practice of law with academic workshops, courses, and individual coaching. The Assistant Director will primarily design and implement workshops for students from pre-matriculation through the second year, supervise Teaching Scholars, and provide individual tutoring throughout law school and preparation for the bar exam.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Academic Support and Bar Success and collaborates with other law school departments. The Assistant Director is a member of the School of Law staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Collaborate with the Director of Academic Support and Bar Success to refine, improve, coordinate and direct the program of academic support including the academic support program, and the bar success program.

· Design and implement academic support programming for first-year students, including skills workshops, the teaching scholar’s program, and outreach to at-risk students.

· Collaborates as a member of the law school staff to provide programming and support for the overall goal of improving student success.

· Work with the faculty to integrate academic support programming into first-year classes.

· Coordinate and provide tutoring to students in one-on-one and group settings.

· Develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor remediation/study plans and activities for individual students.

· Develop, evaluate, and administer the Teaching Scholars program, including supervising the teaching scholars.

· Coordinate with faculty on student success initiatives, including implementing individual student success plans.

· Coordinate and assist with the Bar Success program.

· Assist the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs with matters related to academic success, character & fitness, and/or Bar success issues.

· Engage in other duties as assigned.

· As requested, assist with training and delegating work to student staff.

· This position demands accuracy, honesty, integrity, and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University.

· Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

· Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs or Director of Academic Support and Bar Support.

Education/Experience:

· Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school is required.

· A minimum of one year of experience is required. Experience should be in the areas of academic advising, academic support, teaching (adjunct instruction accepted), and/or tutoring within an ABA-accredited law school.

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

· Bar preparation experience is a plus.

· Comprehensive knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite required.

· Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of people.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Ability to effectively prioritize, coordinate, and manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities.

· Knowledge of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Excellent academic record (transcripts will be submitted with application materials)

· Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

· Excellent organizational skills

· Demonstrated proficiency with technology including MS Office Suite, Internet, common software/applications, and the ability to acquire new technology quickly

· Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff

· Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, backgrounds, etc.

· Ability to work under pressure

· Ability to build and maintain a rapport with students

· Skill in presenting information, presentations and delivering instruction

· Ability to collaborate effectively with School of Law faculty and administrators

· Proficiency at project management, planning, and developing goals.

· Excellent written communication and proofreading skills for preparing correspondence, documents and reports, utilizing correct spelling, grammar and punctuation

· Superior verbal and interpersonal communication skills for effectively interacting with individuals at various levels within the organization

· Ability to exercise good judgement in sensitive, complex and/or new situations

· Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

· Demonstrate tact, a positive attitude, courtesy and discretion in dealing with faculty, staff, and students

· Manage multiple, concurrent projects, and meet strict deadlines

· Work independently as well as function effectively in a team within a diverse group of people

· This position demands accuracy, honesty, integrity and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University

June 24, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 17, 2022

Director of Bar Exam Preparation at Cleveland Marshall

Cleveland Marshall College of Law seeks applicants for the position of Director, Bar Exam Preparation.  The Director, Bar Exam Preparation is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing plans and initiatives that support the College of Law’s goal of improving graduates’ bar passage rates and performs other functionally related duties as assigned.

https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/17295

Minimum Qualifications

J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to the practice of law. 
Four (4) years of experience working in a higher education setting in the areas of bar preparation, teaching, academic assistance, academic advising, or similar administrative, teaching or practice experience.
Experience in program planning, implementation, and assessment

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with programs and services designed to improve bar passage performance of law graduates. 
Experience with relevant technology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Possess the ability to effectively plan and coordinate, establish and maintain effective working relationships and prioritize workloads based on available resources.
Detailed oriented and capable of managing large amounts of data, maintain detailed comprehensive records, analyze and organize information, have effective project and time management skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at:

http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Director of Academic Support at Arizona State

ASU is now searching for a Director of ASP, to be in place this summer.  The application instructions from our College Business Office are below. Closing date is July 5. Note that one of the Director's responsibilities is teaching a 3-unit "Legal Analysis" course in the Spring to the bottom 10% of the class after Fall exams, in place of another spring course that the student drops. This part of the program has been quite successful, with spectacular improvement in some students' performance. 
 
Please apply at: https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant and follow the instructions under Non-ASU Employees Job Opportunities (or ASU Employees if an ASU internal candidate, not including student workers) > Click on Advanced Search and enter Requisition ID: 80285BR and then click the Search button to the right. Then, click on results for 80285BR  to open position posting and click Apply to job button at the bottom of page. You will be asked to submit your resume, cover letter and three references. Thank you for your application!

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Oklahoma City University

OCU School of Law is conducting a search for an Assistant Director of Academic Achievement to start on August 1.  This position will have an opportunity to teach classes, provide voluntary workshops, and work individually with at-risk students.  The Department will have 3 ASPs with programming from pre-matriculation to bar passage.  The position description and place to apply is copied below.

Posting and Application Portal:  https://jobs.silkroad.com/OKCU/StaffCareers/jobs/1270

Position Summary: 

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

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

The planning start date for this position is August 1st. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Required Skills

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

Required Experience

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

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Assistant Dean of Bar Success and Academic Support at Loyola Chicago

Loyola Chicago seeks an Assistant Dean of Bar Success and Academic Support.  The posting is copied below.  You can click this link to apply

 
Job Title Assistant Dean, Bar Success and Academic Support
Position Number 8102248
Job Category University Staff
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus
Department Name LAW SCHOOL
Location Code SCHOOL OF LAW (02700A)
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include:

• Develop and enhance school-wide bar support initiatives in every semester of the students’ law school education. These initiatives will include programming for all students as well as programming specifically designed for targeted students.
• Implement, coordinate, and evaluate exam skills programs and resources for targeted students, including the first-year Academic Enhancement Program and continuing in each semester through the bar exam.
• Administer the Academic Tutor Program (staffed by second and third year students). This will involve working closely with doctrinal faculty, coordinating with the Director and Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support, and selecting/training/supervising student tutors.
• Develop courses designed to teach skills essential for all components of the bar exam. These courses must include individualized formative assessment. The Director will teach some courses and will coordinate with adjunct faculty and/or bar preparation vendors to develop additional courses.
• Develop workshops and other resources addressing essential information and skills relating to the bar exam. eg: “Bar Exam Orientation,” "Bar Exam Diagnostics for 2Ls, one-on-one meetings, bar exam lunches, work with at-risk students. In addition, this position prepares and offers ongoing bar exam support and academic enhancement programs throughout the summer.
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Administration, the Director and Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support, and other faculty members to identify and support at-risk students.
• Work individually with targeted students and other students seeking additional academic support during law school and through the bar exam, including providing counseling, individualized study plans, and preparation plans for the bar exam.
• Develop and provide additional resources for repeat bar exam takers.
Coordinate with MLER to send 10 students to their programming.
Coordinate with “Jump Start” and Admissions to invite students and administer their participation.
Coordinate the Pugh Kaufman Scholars Program with MLER.
• Coordinate communications with the Board of Bar Examiners in various states and with commercial bar exam preparation providers.
• Create and maintain a webpage with information and resources relevant to the bar exam including the bar application process, the structure of the bar exam/subjects tested, and relevant bar exam preparation resources.
• Follow scholarship and developments regarding legal pedagogy and the bar exam. Advise administration regarding any bar developments and assessments.
• Track student performance through data collection and compiles bar exam results in a database. Use statistical analysis of data to assess current programming and to develop and assess new initiatives. Regularly report to the administration on the findings and suggestions for future program development to best meet students’ needs.
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice by a state bar. In addition, applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of experience previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support (or highly comparable environments) is required.
Qualifications
Qualified applicants should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice by a state bar. In addition, applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of experience previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support (or highly comparable environments) is required.
Certificates/Credentials/Licenses
Qualified applicants should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice by a state bar.
Computer Skills
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft apps, Excel, Word, etc.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Director of Academic Success at Texas Tech

Director of Academic Success Programs

Posting here

Position Description

Directs and coordinates the operation and activities of the Law School’s Office of Academic Success Programs (OASP); works closely with students in groups and individually to promote student success; develops and implements OASP policies and procedures; organizes and sets OASP tasks and priorities; and administers the OASP budget. Works under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Works cooperatively with the Associate Dean for Student Life and collaborates with staff/faculty who assist with the Law School’s student success initiatives and the bar preparation program.

About the Department and/or College

Consistently recognized as a Best Value Law School, the National Jurist recently rated Texas Tech Law the Best Value Law School in Texas and 16 nationally (National Jurist, Fall 2021). With a faculty and staff dedicated to student success, an unparalleled record of advocacy competition championships, and alumni who are among the best in their fields, Texas Tech Law provides a legal education that is second to none.

In addition to the value, advocacy, and community provided by Texas Tech Law, we have the benefit of being located in Lubbock, Texas – "The Friendliest City in America." Lubbock has grown from its Wild West roots to a modern cultural crossroads featuring award-winning wineries, museums, and world-class musical and theatrical talent.
 

Major/Essential Functions

This is a full-time, 12-month staff position that serves as the Director for Academic Success Programs. The ideal qualified candidate will begin no later than August 2022.The Director's primary responsibility is to work with law students to help them develop the skills and knowledge needed to reach their top academic performance in law school and when taking the bar exam.

Responsibilities include:

  • designing and implementing academic success programs
  • delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic success for all law students from orientation until taking the bar exam 
  • working one-on-one with law students on academic probation and self-referred law students to help them develop good habits and effective methods to improve their academic performance
  • planning and hosting academic success workshops related to legal analysis, critical reading, exam-taking, time management, etc. 
  • teaching one or more sections of Introduction to the Study of Law, a required first-year, 1-credit  course taught by several faculty/staff;  possibly teaching other courses related to academic success
  • coordinating the tutoring program with 1L doctrinal professors
  • providing academic counseling for students
  • participating in activities for academic success professionals through regular participation at conferences
  • cooperating with the Associate Dean for Student Life on student success and support
  • collaborating with faculty/staff who assist with the Law School’s student success initiatives
  • collaborating with faculty/staff who assist with the Law School’s bar preparation program by hosting bar exam and MPRE preparation workshops, especially during the spring semester and during the summer leading up to the bar exam

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record as a collaborative and cooperative team-player
  • Additional years of progressively responsible experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring
  • Experience in academic success programs at a law school (or equivalent experience) 

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

No

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Associate Director of Bar Programs at Pace

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University seeks applicants for the position of Associate Director of Bar Programs. This position presents an opportunity to become a member of a vibrant and supportive law school community that embraces innovation and advancement.  The posting is located here.

The Associate Director will report to the Director of Academic Success and will assist in designing and implementing the bar preparation aspects of Pace’s well-established Academic Success Program.

Job Duties:

Create and implement programs for bar exam success, including workshops, classes, peer support programs, and individual counseling.
Teach classes for third-year students preparing for the bar exam.
Work in the summer and winter Supplemental Bar Skills Program, including teaching and grading written work.

Oversee and train alumni mentors who work in the post-graduation bar exam mentorship program.
Provide administrative support to the department and the Director, including student tracking and data analysis assessing the efficacy of bar programming.

Implement new services relevant to enhancing our students’ performance on the bar exam. Work closely with JD and LL.M students, and law faculty.
Perform other such duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

J.D. degree, law firm, or similar experience.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Membership in at least one bar, a strong academic record, and a desire to work closely with students and faculty.
Prior academic support experience, teaching experience (e.g., legal writing), membership on law review or moot court, and counseling skills are preferred.

May 20, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Advising at American University

American University Washington College of Law is seeking an Associate Director of Academic Advising & Policy Development. Due to an internal re-organization, this position will join the Office of Academic Excellence and report to the Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence. We are excited to expand our team and look forward to combining our efforts to increase the position’s capacity to support the WCL student experience.

The link to apply and position summary are below.

Associate Director of Academic Advising & Policy Development

 

Summary/Objective

The Associate Director of Academic Advising is the sole academic advisor for WCL’s 1100 JD students. The person in this position will be responsible for conducting individual academic advising appointments; designing, creating, and delivering programs on academic planning, course selection, and selecting between/among co-curricular activities; and working with the Dean of Students and the Office of the Registrar to assist students in academic jeopardy. In addition, the Academic Advisor is responsible for the development and execution of the 1L Compass program, which serves to orient students to law school in general and WCL in particular. 

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