Sunday, March 15, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at Western State College of Law

Western State College of Law:
One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Position

Job Duties:
Western State College of Law seeks applications for a full-time, one-year visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills position for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position is a one-year visiting contract, with the potential to convert into a long-term contract in the future.

Primary responsibilities include teaching and working with students in the law school’s Academic Success Program and Bar Preparation Program.
The successful candidate will: (1) teach a 1L week-long Orientation and semester-long skills class; (2) regularly meet individually with students and counsel them regarding academic, bar-related, analytical, and study skills; (3) help to supervise Dean’s Fellows (upper level students who work with first-year students); (4) observe the Director teach the bar preparation course in the fall to prepare for teaching a section in the spring; and (5) conduct workshops for students on calendaring, analysis, bar preparation and other topics. The successful candidate will also teach one or more spring-semester classes, which will be chosen in consultation with the Director and the Deans of Western State College of Law.

Requirements:
A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and prior academic-support experience and/or teaching experience. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail; excellent writing and editing abilities; sound legal skills and knowledge; a passion for counseling and mentoring students; strong interpersonal skills; strong public-speaking skills; and excellent time-management and organizational skills. The 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. Relevant teaching experience and experience as a practicing attorney are preferred.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access are of central importance to Western State College of Law. At Western, we are committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the right of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

Compensation and Benefits:
Western State College of Law offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. Western also offers excellent benefits and a 401k plan.

Apply for this Position:
Please submit a CV/resume, statement of interest, one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations, and names and contact information for three references to the Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, Lisa Blasser, at lblasser@wsulaw.edu.

March 15, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Professor of Practice at UNT Dallas College of Law

UNT Dallas College of Law is hiring a Professor of Practice for the Office of Academic Success and Bar Readiness. The role includes: teaching and assisting in the development of academic success and bar readiness related courses and workshops; providing individual academic support and bar readiness counseling to students in all stages of their studies, including those struggling academically and those preparing for the bar exam; serving as an individual support to bar takers, monitoring the progress of bar takers, and providing the encouragement and empathy necessary to contribute to successful bar exam passage; and assisting in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data and bar exam data.

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

February 29, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 21, 2020

Tenure Track Position at Penn State

Penn State Dickinson Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage position.  The Director will hold the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and serve in a 48 week, tenure-track position.  Visit the full job posting for details and to apply.

In addition, we’re seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Lawyering skills, also tenure-track, to teach legal writing, reasoning, and analysis courses.  Visit the full job posting for details and to apply.

For both positions, apply by March 11th for consideration.  The faculty appointments committee and our Dean are hoping to run the searches on an efficiently brisk timeframe. 

February 21, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Professor of Lawyering Skills at USC

USC’s Gould School of Law is hiring a Professor of Lawyering Skills who will serve as the Assistant Director of Academic Support.  This is a full-time, year-round RTPC (non-tenure track) position.  The successful candidate will co-teach a 2L academic support class; regularly meet individually with students; help to hire and train student Peer Tutors; conduct workshops for students on legal writing and other topics; and assist in curriculum and program development for the Academic Support Program. 

The full description and application  can be found here.

February 15, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Director of Academic Success Program at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a full time, non-tenure track faculty position. As a member of the faculty, the Director will hold the initial rank of Lecturer (or Senior Lecturer for an applicant with an established track record of success teaching and/or directing an academic success program at a US law school).

The individual will have the opportunity for contract renewal and promotion pursuant to the University of Tennessee’s Faculty Handbook. https://facultyhandbook.utk.edu/non-tenure-track-faculty/ As a member of the faculty, the ASP Director will participate in faculty meetings, will exercise voting rights as defined by the College of Law bylaws, and will have the opportunity to seek funds to support travel to attend and speak at professional conferences. The ASP Director will coordinate, manage, and teach in the Academic Success Programs at the College of Law. UT Law’s Academic Success programming currently includes a 1L pre-orientation program; an Academic Enrichment Program for selected spring semester 1L students; one-on-one advising for students in our Academic Alert program; and other programs and advising for the full student body on topics of academic success and bar exam preparation. The Director will have significant creative input in shaping the future direction of the program. The ASP Director will collaborate with the rest of the faculty to identify opportunities to change our curriculum, teaching methods, and assessment techniques to equip our students with the tools to succeed in law school and on the bar exam.

A law degree from an accredited law school and indicators of academic success in school are required. Additional desired qualifications include at least two years in an academic setting, ideally in the area of law school academic support; knowledge of learning theory (as evidenced by an advanced degree, publications, speeches, etc.); and an understanding of the Uniform Bar Examination, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, and other licensing exams used by various states.

This is a twelve-month position with a renewable contract on terms agreed upon at the time of hire and based upon rank. In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity among our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to a diverse law school environment.

Screening of applicants will begin March 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please mail or email your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references to Paula Schaefer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or paula.schaefer@tennessee.edu. Applications will be considered as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

February 8, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Assistant Dean for Bar Success at New York Law School

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Associate Director for Bar Performance and Assessment at Golden Gate University

BASIC FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF JOB:

Under the supervision of the Faculty Director of Bar Services, the Associate Director will design and implement a comprehensive communications and monitoring system to annually track student preparation and performance on the bar exam by graduating class in all jurisdictions, and assume primary responsibility for collecting and analyzing a wide range of bar performance data for reporting to the law school faculty, university senior leadership and accrediting agencies. The Associate Director will also oversee the delivery of the law school’s 3L/4L and post-graduation bar exam preparation curriculum and programming, including but not limited to the alumni bar mentoring program, essay feedback program and simulated exams.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive program for communicating with students about bar exam requirements in order to assess their preparedness and predict success;
  • Design and implement a case management and monitoring system for students in each graduating class, to track exam performance in all jurisdictions, with particular focus on the California Bar Exam;
  • Collect, compile, manage and secure a wide-range of data that relates student demographics, participation and academic achievement to bar performance outcomes;
  • Conduct statistical analysis and prepare reports for the law school faculty and the university senior leadership following each exam administration;
  • In collaboration with the law school dean’s office, compile statistics for the ABA’s annual bar passage questionnaire; recommend strategies to maintain compliance with accreditation standards;
  • Oversee and provide individualized counseling to GGU students preparing for the bar exam as well as repeat bar takers;
  • Review student practice essays, provide detailed feedback and oversee the law school’s alumni bar mentoring program;
  • Formulate and revise as needed the curriculum for bar preparation workshops, courses and orientation sessions;
  • Provide training for adjunct instructors and supervise teaching assistants;
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Director of Academic Achievement, administer all Themis programs and services throughout the student lifecycle; and,
  • Provide support for Academic Achievement programming and teach academic skills courses as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

JD from an ABA-accredited law school and member of the State Bar of California;

  • Minimum two years’ experience in preparing students for the bar exam, with prior experience grading the California bar exam preferred;
  • Experience with standard practices of data collection, management and analysis; familiarity working with relational database systems and statistical program software packages preferred;
  • Proficiency in using Excel and the MS Office suite;
  • Superior organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to provide motivation and encouragement to students; think creatively and critically around strategies to assess student preparedness and improve bar exam performance;
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple projects and deadlines under minimal supervision; set priorities, demonstrate initiative and assume leadership while working as a member of a professional team;
  • Ability to handle confidential information, collaborate with colleagues, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff and faculty; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with all law school constituents, bar examination officials and the legal community.

January 12, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Assistant Director 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 [R0119668]

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 March 2, 2020, 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 applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

January 11, 2020 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 6, 2020

Director/Associate Professor of Academic Success Position Available (Maine Law)

 

Please see link for details:

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education Seeking Nominations

If you are looking for an opportunity to serve in the broader academic community and provide more exposure to the contribution of ASP, please consider nominating yourself, or an eligible colleague to the the AALS Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession. The Section is requesting nominations for officers and Executive Committee members to serve beginning January 5, 2020 (following the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting).  We hope that members will consider nominating themselves or others to serve in these capacities.
 
The Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession promotes communication relating to the empirical study of the full range of questions raised by legal education and the legal profession, encourages professional development and fostering of relevant skills and expertise for those interested in engaging in the empirical study of legal education and the legal profession, and fosters exploration of and exchange of information relating to research developments between distinct communities within legal education. 
 
The Section is committed to building bridges across the many silos found in legal education, and thus has endeavored to encourage candidates for its officers and executive committee drawn from the diverse ranks of podium faculty; clinical and legal writing faculty; academic support professionals; student affairs professionals; admissions professionals, and other interested members of the broader AALS and legal education community. Officers of the Section and members of its executive committee must be current or retired full-time faculty or professional staff of law schools that are members of the AALS.
 
This call for nominations invites nominations for two officer positions (chair-elect and secretary/newsletter editor) and up to five Executive Committee members (each of whom serves for a one-year term). Current members of the Executive Committee (listed below) are eligible for election to officer positions or for re-election to the Executive Committee. The Nominating Committee will be chaired by Chair-Elect, Victor Quintanilla. The Section encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and parts of the academy to nominate themselves or others for positions as officers or membership in the Section’s executive committee. The executive committee also anticipates forming project-based committees this year that may require chairs and additional members.  
 
To nominate yourself or another, send an email to Chair-Elect Victor D. Quintanilla, (vdq@indiana.edu) with the subject line “AALS Empirical Section Nomination.” Your nomination should, in one to two paragraphs, explain: (a) your background and interests and their relationship to the work of the section, (b) why you are interested in serving in a leadership position as an officer or member of the executive committee, (c) any other information you think might be relevant to your candidacy. Nominations are due by December 13, 2019.
 
I encourage you to lend your talents and unique perspectives to some of the many AALS Sections, and of course, I  hope to see many of you at our Academic Support Section meeting at AALS next month!
 
(Marsha Griggs)

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation at Stetson

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

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

Qualifications:

JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, required.

Member in good standing with the Florida Bar, required.

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

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

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

Legal practice experience, required.

The ability to conduct basic statistical analysis.

Teaching experience, preferred.

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

Flexibility to work outside the normal assigned schedule when requested.

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

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

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

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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

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

About Us

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

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

About You

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

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

You Also Need

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

A Few More Details

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

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

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Friday, October 25, 2019

New Faculty Positions at University of Richmond

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

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

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

Learn more:

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

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

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Professor of Practice at Nova Southeastern

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

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

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

October 19, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Director of Bar Pass Programs at Widener University Delaware Law School

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Friday, October 4, 2019

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

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation

Job Summary

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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

Director, Center for Writing and Academic Excellence

University of Iowa College of Law 

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

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

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

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

Education Requirement

  • J.D. degree

Experience Required

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

Desired Qualifications

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

Highly Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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

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

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

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

 

Duration: Permanent Professional and Scientific Position

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

Students per Semester: Individual student sessions depending on demand

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

Contact

Lorie Schweer

Professor, Legal Analysis, Writing & Research

Phone: 319-384-2812

lorie-reins-schweer@uiowa.edu

https://jobs.uiowa.edu

 

September 28, 2019 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Director of Academic Success at Boston College Law School

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

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

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

Administrative Responsibilities:

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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