Saturday, November 14, 2020
Assistant Professor of Practice (Law)
Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment to prepare them for a changing legal profession in a global environment. SIU Law seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Practice to support the Academic Success Program’s (ASP) work to train law students for law school rigor, the bar exam, and the practice of law. The initial appointment is a 12-month, term, non-tenure track (NTT) position beginning January 1, 2021. The appointment is renewable contingent on performance, curricular need, and budget.
Deadline to Apply:
Application Deadline Type:
or until filled
Months of Appointment:
Duties and Responsibilities:
The assistant professor of practice will teach Academic Success and Bar Prep courses, provide individual coaching, monitor student performance data, provide in-depth feedback and guidance on writing skills, legal analysis, time management, and other skills that assist a student in achieving a high level of academic performance and the likelihood of bar passage, and serve as a liaison to alumni, bar service providers, and boards of bar examiners, or others involved in bar administration.
Applicants must possess:
- Either the Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school or its equivalent;
- License to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia;
- Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.
- Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Project management skills.
- Experience implementing new programs with specific, measurable goals.
- Experience working effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
- Experience collecting, interpreting, and analyzing data.
- Ability to handle confidential information, collaborate with colleagues, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff, and faculty.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with all law school constituents, bar examination officials, and the legal community.
- Familiarity with learning theories.
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
Please use the following link to apply:
The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law invites applications from candidates to serve as the law school’s next Assistant Dean of Students. We seek applications from exceptional candidates with a passion for serving students, and who are excited about being part of a collegial, student-oriented, committed community. Pacific McGeorge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty unanimously committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school. Thus, applicants who share that vision and particularly those who would enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the community are strongly urged to apply. Interested persons may apply though the University of the Pacific portal: https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/17626 by December 11, 2020.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND BAR READINESS AND PROFESSOR OF LAW
|UNT System Overview||
Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.
|Classification Title||Associate Dean|
|Posting Title||ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND BAR READINESS AND PROFESSOR OF LAW|
|Department||DAL-CoL Dean's Off-517000|
|Job Location||Downtown Dallas|
The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for a full time, senior administrator, with significant experience in academic success and bar readiness in legal education, with the ability to oversee the operations of a law school academic success and bar readiness department.
|Salary Information||Salary commensurate with experience|
A full time, senior administrator, with significant experience in academic success and bar readiness in legal education, with the ability to oversee the operations of a law school academic success and bar readiness department. This administrator will also teach bar readiness courses, and substantive courses, depending on interest and needs of the College of Law, and hold faculty rank as a tenured or tenure-track Professor of Law. This administrator will serve as advisor to the Dean and to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in matters relating to student success and the Academic Success Bar Readiness Program.
• J.D. degree;
|Required License / Registration / Certification|
|Physical Requirements||Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear|
|Security Sensitive||This is a security senstive position|
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
|Driving University Vehicle||No|
|Full Time/Part Time||Full-Time|
As required to meet the academic schedule.
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Quicklink for Posting||http://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/39602|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
Saturday, October 17, 2020
The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law invites applications from candidates to serve as the law school’s next Assistant Dean of Students. We seek applications from exceptional candidates with a passion for serving students, and who are excited about being part of a collegial, student-oriented, committed community. Pacific McGeorge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty unanimously committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school. Thus, applicants who share that vision and particularly those who would enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the community are strongly urged to apply. Interested persons may apply through the University of the Pacific portal at https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/17626 by November 1, 2020.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
While note necessarily an ASP job, I wanted to pass along a position that some may be interested in. ASP skills would definitely help in the position.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Law - Seattle University
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Hours Per Week: 37.5
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law and is a vital member of the Dean’s Leadership Team. The person in this role supervises the Admission, Registrar, Student Financial Services, and Student Life teams in the School of Law, which together create a student environment that fosters lifelong student learning and professional development, contributes to a vibrant and engaged student experience, and promotes the mission of Seattle University.
Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to the law in the service of justice. Faculty, students, and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The School of Law’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection, and concern for personal growth. Our rigorous academic program is distinguished by its emphasis on innovation, professional development, and a commitment to justice, which prepares our graduates for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business, and public service.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019” ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Admission: Work with the School of Law Dean, Assistant Dean for Admission, and Associate Dean for Finance and Administration to determine admission priorities and entering 1L class goals for each admission cycle. In coordination with the Assistant Dean and admission staff, establish guidelines and objectives for the review of applicant files and participate in admission tasks as needed. Supervise the Assistant Dean of Admission.
Registrar: Along with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean/Registrar, implement the institutional academic policies/procedures for an efficient and effective Registrar’s Office. Oversee the School of Law exam processes, including reviewing and approving student exam accommodations and evaluating and making recommendations to the faculty for grading policies. Assist with Bar certifications, including character and fitness reporting requirements. Work with students who are considering transferring to another law school. Approve student changes in programs, overloads and underloads, withdrawals and leave of absences. Jointly supervise the Assistant Dean/Registrar (who reports to the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs).
Student Financial Services: With the Director of Student Financial Services, implement the institutional policies/procedures for an efficient and effective Student Financial Services office. Manage and allocate the School of Law scholarship budget and award year-end scholarships. Notify students of non-renewal of conditional scholarships and manage/review the scholarship petition process. Award all private scholarships and prepare donor reports as appropriate for each gift or endowment, in coordination with Advancement staff and the Dean. Serve on the Loan Forgiveness Committee. Supervise the Director of Student Financial Services.
Student Life: With the Associate Director for Student Life, create a warm and welcoming environment that supports law students in the pursuit of their education and one that promotes student wellness and a sense of belonging for all law students. Develop and implement programing that responds to the needs of law students and is current with the external life experiences and challenges they are facing in their lives. Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures related to student organization activities and events. Lead the Orientation and Graduation programs and coordinate the academic and student support services required for these activities. Annually review and update the Student Handbook. Supervise the Associate Director for Student Life.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Along with the Dean and others, provide leadership in proposing, designing, and implementing policies, structures, and programs grounded in institutional commitments to antiracism, equity, and inclusive excellence for all law students.
Disability Accommodations: The Associate Dean receives and reviews all student requests and materials for disability accommodations and develops reasonable accommodations, in consultation with appropriate University administrators. Meet with students to finalize and document the reasonable accommodations and provide communication to faculty as appropriate for individual situations.
Academic Status: The Associate Dean is responsible for communicating with students regarding their academic status, including notice of dismissal due to academic performance issues. Coordinate and manage the petition for readmission process, including developing recommendations for the Dean on each individual student petition. Coordinate with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) team to identify and communicate with students who are required to participate in ARC academic support programming. Provide general academic advising to students regarding course selection and/or appropriate referrals to faculty subject matter experts. Review and approve student petitions to study away, including student requests to participate in international programs or visit away at other ABA-accredited law schools.
Counseling: The Associate Dean is the primary point of contact for students who are encountering personal difficulties that are interfering with their academic performance. Provide a sounding board, counseling and advice, and access to law school and university resources appropriate to each individual student. Consult and/or provide referrals for applicants and current students regarding character and fitness questions or issues.
Student Code of Conduct: The Associate Dean is the School of Law liaison to the University Student Code of Conduct process. Along with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs is responsible for enforcing the Academic Integrity Code in the School of Law and recommending amendments or revisions to the Code.
Other duties as assigned.
JD degree required from an ABA-accredited law school and bar passage/state licensing preferred, with at least five years of leadership and administrative experience in higher education, or an equivalent role.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to advancing social justice.
Self-motivated, with an ability to take initiative on projects and follow them through to their successful completion.
Ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling situations and maintain student and student record confidentiality.
A high level of self-motivation, organization, flexibility, and solid judgment and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team environment.
Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, and public speaking experience.
Strong analytical, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
High-level management experience, including supervisory responsibilities.
An understanding of, and demonstrated commitment to, the university’s mission, vision, and values.
Facility with Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms. The ability and willingness to learn and utilize institutional software programs.
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references (along with their contact information).
Benefits at a Glance
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage, and plan for your future with a generous 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references, along with their contact information. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.
Friday, September 25, 2020
More schools are selecting ASPers for Deanships, so I wanted to pass along this announcement.
Dean, Washington College of Law
American University (AU) seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial, and energetic leader to serve as Dean of the Washington College of Law (WCL), commencing no later than July 1, 2021. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a large, vibrant, creative, and forward-looking law school in the nation’s capital. WCL’s global preeminence and distinctive brand are anchored in the quality of its academic programs, the scholarly achievements of its faculty, the diversity of its community, and its impact on the challenges facing the legal professions and society today.
AU is a private doctoral university chartered by Congress in 1893. Today, AU enrolls about 14,000 students from every U.S. state and more than 140 countries. Among the university’s more than 900 full-time faculty and 700 adjunct faculty are policy makers, diplomats, journalists, artists, scientists, and business leaders. AU offers a rich array of undergraduate and undergraduate programs through eight colleges and schools.
WCL was founded in 1896 by two pioneering women at a time when women were largely excluded from the legal profession. That tradition continues in the dedication to the professional advancement and well-being of all students, alumni, faculty, and staff and the commitment to “Championing What Matters.” Today, the 8.5 acre, LEED Gold certified campus a block from the DC metro features 5 courtrooms, light-filled classrooms, and state-of-the-art technology. WCL enrolls about 1,300 students from across the country and the world in the J.D., S.J.D., M.L.S., and LL.M. programs, including one of the oldest international LL.M. programs in the U.S., with alumni in every region of the globe. WCL is ranked among the 40 most diverse law schools in the U.S. The faculty of over 70 full-time and hundreds of adjunct professors are leaders in the D.C. legal community, ranked among the top 50 law faculties for scholarly distinction, and deeply involved in international, federal, state, and local lawmaking and regulation. A dedicated staff of over 150 full-time employees supports our academic, professional development, and research missions. U.S. News rankings place WCL #2 in Clinical Training, #4 in International Law, #4 in Trial Advocacy, #10 in Intellectual Property Law, #11 in Health Care Law, and #6 in Part-Time J.D. Programs. QS World recognizes WCL as one of the top 100 law schools in the world.
As the chief executive of WCL, the dean reports to AU’s provost and is responsible for all activities within the law school. The dean provides strategic, intellectual, and creative leadership to faculty, staff, and students and is responsible for fundraising, market research, budget planning, internal administration, and program development efforts. The dean works closely with faculty, staff, and other AU leaders to build consensus and advance the law school and the university. The dean’s work must reflect deep respect for both the practice and scholarly aspects of legal education. The dean must emphasize the central importance of inclusive excellence and strive to achieve the best possible climate, practices, and outcomes with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition, the dean is a visible force on the world stage.
WittKieffer is assisting American University in this search. Application materials can be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal or by email. Review of candidate materials will continue until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received by December 4, 2020. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Werner Boel, LL.M. and Veena Abraham, J.D. at AUlawdean@wittkieffer.com.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Lincoln Memorial University
Academic Success and Bar Preparation Faculty
Duncan School of Law— Knoxville, Tennessee
Reports to: Associate Dean for Student Learning
Department: Law Classification: Faculty
Division: Academic Affairs Date: August 27, 2020
Candidate Information: The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee (“LMU Law”) is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Law in the Academic Success Program, starting January 1, 2021. LMU Law is a student-centered institution with the mission of improving access to legal services in Appalachia and other underserved regions. The school has a rigorous, practice-focused curriculum that is designed to emphasize student learning outcomes, maintain high bar passage rates, and ensure that its students have the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive contribution to their communities as lawyers and leaders.
LMU Law’s Academic Success Program is designed to benefit all students, enabling them to succeed throughout law school, preparing them to pass the bar exam, and equipping them to practice law at the highest levels. Members of the Academic Success Program faculty teach courses that are designed to introduce, reinforce, and develop skills to enable students to be successful in law school and beyond. Faculty also work with students one-on-one to provide individualized instruction and coaching.
Finalists for this position will be asked to make a presentation to the law school faculty as part of the selection process. LMU Law is an equal opportunity employer that prioritizes inclusion and cultural competence and therefore strongly encourages racial, ethnic and sexual minorities to apply. LMU Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. Its home is the historic Old City Hall building in the heart of downtown Knoxville, which offers a high quality of life and excellent cultural and recreational opportunities, including proximity to several state and national parks.
Job Summary: The non-tenure track faculty member, in coordination and collaboration with the Director of Academic Success & Assessment and the Associate Dean for Student Learning, shall have the primary responsibilities of teaching and assisting in the development of academic success and bar preparation courses, workshops, and other programming and resources. This position is a non-tenure track, term appointment as an Assistant Professor of Law with year-round service and instruction obligations.
Councils and Committees: The faculty member shall serve on university and law school councils and committees as elected or appointed.
Duties and Responsibilities: *Work collaboratively with the Director of Academic Success & Assessment, the Associate Dean for Student Learning, the faculty, and other departments to promote the academic success of LMU Law students and graduates from pre-matriculation to bar passage; *teach courses for first-year and upper-level students focusing on the development of academic skills, including, but not limited to, class preparation, time management, case briefing, rule synthesis, outlining, systematic problem-solving skills, and exam writing; *teach other courses as assigned; *meet with and counsel students on their academic progress, including providing one-on-one tutoring; *provide tailored advising, coaching, instruction, and referrals to address barriers and develop essential skills for law school and bar success, as requested; *assist in the development and oversight of the execution of individualized remediation plans; *assist in the coordination and oversight of LMU Law’s peer-led academic success program; *develop and help teach sessions in LMU Law’s pre-matriculation and orientation programs, in coordination with appropriate law school departments; *develop and teach group instructional sessions on the skills and information needed for success at LMU Law; *promote LMU Law’s mission to all faculty, staff, students and to the community at large; *promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff and students; * *comply with the university Faculty/Staff Policy Manual and other announced requirements; *engage in professional development; *provide committee service; *attend department, school and university faculty meetings; *participate in community and public service opportunities; *attend commencement activities; *participate in annual faculty evaluation; *complete required institutional and program accreditation reports and other reports necessary for the operation and advancement of the University; and *perform other duties as assigned.
Faculty Scholarship Expectation: Because this is a year-round position, research and scholarship obligations, other than those necessary to fulfill instruction and service obligations, are not required. However, to advance in rank or term of contract, scholarship and research performance, as defined by the Faculty/Staff Policy Manual and the LMU Law Supplement is necessary and will be considered.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *ability to work collaboratively and independently; *effective oral and written communication with individuals and large groups.
Qualifications: Required: *Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; *a demonstrated ability to devise, coordinate, and implement innovative programming; *bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction (can be inactive); *teaching experience with adult learners; *experience giving effective presentations in one-on-one, small group, and large class settings; *knowledge of learning and teaching strategies for law students; *experience working with, and demonstrated commitment to supporting, diverse populations.
Preferred: *personal record of strong academic achievement; *demonstrated commitment to working with students, inside and outside the classroom, to improve their academic and
bar exam performance; *experience in data collection, data management, and basic statistics; *at least three years of law practice or judicial clerking experience.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Stetson University College of Law seeks to hire an Assistant Director for Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services.
The Assistant Director participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program that partners with students and alumni from admission through bar passage. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for academic counseling, planning and presenting academic skills workshops, and coaching alumni who are studying for the bar exam. For a complete job description, please visit: https://stetson-careers.silkroad.com/
THE COLLEGE of Law:
Founded in 1900 as Florida’s first law school, Stetson University College of Law has educated
outstanding lawyers, judges and other leaders for more than 100 years. Stetson is ranked #1 in trial
advocacy and #3 in legal writing by U.S. News & World Report. In 1954, the College moved from Stetson’s main campus in DeLand to Gulfport, nestled in the Tampa Bay region, one of the eighteenth largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The College of Law opened a satellite campus in downtown Tampa in 2004. Stetson is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1931. Stetson College of Law 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.stetson.edu/law to learn more about Stetson, our community, and our programs. The law school is a part of Stetson University, with a College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, and School of Music in DeLand.
STARTING DATE: November 1, 2020
Please visit https://stetson-careers.silkroad.com/ to apply online and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for your professional references.
The Stetson University community is dedicated to being one of inclusive excellence, where
people from all backgrounds can live, learn, work and contribute.
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Director of Academic Achievement
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is seeking a Director of Academic Achievement to lead its Office of Academic Achievement (OAA) in effectively implementing and continuously evaluating its current program. The primary goal of the Office is to provide the academic support needed for our students’ success both in law school and eventually on the bar exam.
Department: Office of Academic Achievement
Primary: Associate Dean of Academics
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- J.D. from program accredited by the American Bar Association
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in law practice or law teaching with a focus on legal writing and analysis
- Experience in Law School academic support and bar exam support, preferred
- Proficiency with MS Office and proprietary JMLS software
- Teaches courses offered through OAA, such as Legal Foundations, Legal Methods, Mastering Legal Skills, and/or Mastering Legal Principles I, Mastering Legal Principles II. The OAA website has a description of these courses on the Law School’s website for reference.
- Manages and supervises academic professionals in the office, including making teaching assignments and other assignments to effectively deliver the current program offered through OAA.
- Working with students and alumni, individually and collectively, to leverage student performance in law school and on the bar exam. This includes individual tutoring and counseling along with developing academic action plans to help meet student goals.
- Assists and participates in the first-year orientation program for first years, which is a for-credit orientation program. This include the academic lab, which consists of a classroom component for the first several weeks of first year.
- Prepare and deliver summer and winter bar review workshops for alumni preparing for a bar exam.
- Work with commercial bar review vendors to execute contractual agreements effectively.
- Provide written feedback to students and alumni to advance academic skills and bar exam skills
- Grade and evaluate the 1L assessment, which is an end-of-year assessment for first years.
- Collect and evaluate data to determine program effectiveness and make recommended changes as needed.
- Develop academic success plans for students at-risk and/or required to meet with OAA.
- Must be able to work with both day and evening students, including during summer months.
- Collaborates with faculty, students and staff, to identify and develop academic skills resources and programming and to advocate for use of best practices
- Participate in admissions events as needed to inform incoming students of the resources offered through the program.
- Continuously monitor and assess the program’s effectiveness
- Work and coordinate with the Georgia Office of Bar Admissions on presentations offered to students.
- Keep accurate records
- Experience and/or educational training in the learning sciences.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct data analytics
- Ability to measure program effectiveness
- Effective teaching strategies for classroom and individual students
- Familiarity with ABA standards 309b and 316 and ability to estimate and determine compliance with these standards.
- Experience with developing academic support courses and bar exam courses.
- Experience with bar exams and attorney licensing requirements
- Experience working with bar review vendors and contracts related to commercial bar review
- Adaptability- able to change tasks quickly as business needs dictate
- Excellent Organizational skills
- Ability to foster trust and respect among students, peers and superiors
- Uses discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to adapt communication style to audience
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines accordingly
- Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when dealing with difficult personalities
- Effective supervisory and management skills
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- General office environment with individual work space and standard office noise
- Ability to sit and type at a computer terminal for long periods of time utilizing close vision to review reports and documents.
- Physical capacity to carry and lift up to 25 pounds
- Minimal stooping, squatting, bending may be required
- No travel required
Interested candidates may submit their letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: email@example.com
Saturday, June 20, 2020
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department. This position is a tenure-track/administrative position.
Description of Position - Summary
The Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department is a critical department at Detroit Mercy Law. In recognition of the importance of this position, the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Preparation will hold both a tenure-track position and a twelve-month administrative position. As the director of this Department, the Assistant Dean develops, coordinates, and teaches programs and courses designed to support our students’ success at the School, on the bar examination, and in the practice of law. This Dean works with our students from orientation through bar passage. In addition, this Dean communicates with other faculty members to help them incorporate principles of learning theory into their classes. Finally, this Dean works closely with and supervises the Director of Bar Preparation. The exact title (Assistant Dean and Associate or Assistant Professor of Law) will be commensurate with experience.
- Develop and expand our current program of Academic Success, including consideration of the development of new courses to meet the needs of all of our students.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of the School’s orientation for new students.
- Teach new or established courses designed to develop the students’ ability to be self-regulated learners.
- Serve as a resource for faculty in effective pedagogy and offer trainings for faculty to incorporate principles of learning theory into their teaching.
- Collect and analyze data on the achievement of learning outcomes and bar passage and make changes to the Academic Success program based on that data.
- Counsel individual students.
- Identify and assist low-performing students needing additional skills development.
- Supervise the activities of the Director of Bar Preparation.
- Publish in accordance with the School’s policies for positions that are both tenure-track and administrative.
- D. with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school.
- Admission to the bar in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
- At least  years teaching academic support or bar preparation in a classroom setting
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience and/or educational training in learning theory
- Experience providing culturally proficient instruction
- Demonstrated ability to conduct data analytics
- Demonstrated commitment to scholarship through publications and/or presentations
- Experience working with vendors of bar examination courses
- Experience with both academic support and bar preparation instruction
- Experience with developing academic support courses
- Experience handling institutionally-sensitive information
About Detroit Mercy Law
Detroit Mercy Law offers a unique curriculum that complements traditional theory and doctrine based course work with intensive practical learning. Students must complete at least one clinic, one upper-level writing course, one global perspectives course, and one course within our Law Firm Program, an innovative simulated law-firm practicum. Detroit Mercy Law also offers a Dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor in Canada, in which students earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years while gaining a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems.
Detroit Mercy Law is located one block from the riverfront in Downtown Detroit, within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations such as General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank. The School of Law is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing linking Detroit with Windsor and Canada.
Detroit offers a dynamic variety of culinary, cultural, entertainment, and sporting attractions. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO4J_PC1b5M and learn more at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/travel/detroit-michigan-downtown.html.
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Applicants should send a cover letter with a current CV and any additional supporting materials (or any questions) to:
Professor Karen McDonald Henning, Chair of Faculty Recruitment
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Materials will be accepted via email or regular mail. Review of applicants will begin in July 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Friday, June 19, 2020
The University of San Diego is accepting applications for the Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs position. The official announcement is here.
The Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs (ADASBP) reports directly to the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. The ADASBP is responsible for contributing to a positive student experience by providing academic success and bar exam support services to current law students and bar exam support services to recent graduates.
The ADASBP shall be assigned an instructor position in the area of academic support and/or bar preparation. Additionally, this position oversees confidential data for Academic Success, Bar Exam Programs, and other student information databases.
The ADASBP works in a collaborative relationship with all law school students, faculty, administrative offices, and university offices. The ADASBP also actively participates in implementing procedures to enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiency of Academic Success and Bar Programs. The ability to provide timely and accurate communication is an essential component of this position. This position requires occasional attendance at on and off campus events during and outside normal business hours. Some travel may be required.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Aid the Director in the Continued Development and Management of the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Programming
Review and improve upon current academic support programs for first year students including first year academic success fellows, 1L study groups, study skills workshops, and early outreach programs
Develop a comprehensive support program designed to aid students who transfer to USD law from other law schools
Aid in the development of the academic success program for students beyond their first year
Advise and work with students on all aspects of bar exam preparation • Host small group workshops on bar-exam related topics
As needed, assist the Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs with the administration of the Academic Supervision and Probation programs
As needed, assist the Director in the general administration of the Academic Success and Bar Programs, including but not limited to working with the USD law faculty and communicating with commercial bar prep companies
Teach Course(s) Designed to Increase Bar Exam and/or Legal Analysis Skills
Provide instruction in connection with the department’s academic success and bar preparation programming, as needed and as determined by the Associate/Vice Dean, Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs, and Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs.
Teaching assignments to occur in the Spring and Fall semesters, with continued instruction and support in summer for recent graduates preparing for the bar exam.
Work with Director to prepare curriculum for course(s) as needed and support Director’s efforts to improve and align curriculum with other instructors.
Provide one-on-one academic counseling to JD students
Hold regular office hours to work with JD students one-on-one to increase their overall academic skills
Provide academic skills tutoring for students in need and refer students to relevant written materials
Some personal and academic counseling may be required
Refer strudents to other counseling resources when necessary.
Manage confidential law school databases and processes relating to student academic information
In conjunction with the Director for Academic Success and Bar Programs and Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs, manage, maintain and update informational databases, spreadsheets, and data reports relating to student performance, bar pass statistical analysis, Academic Supervision, academic success, and other areas as needed.
Provide support to Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs in monitoring student academic status, including those subject to Academic Supervision.
Perform administrative duties
Perform administrative duties as necessary including effectively managing even budgets and costs, responding promptly to emails and phone calls, and attending meetings within the department, law school and university
Keep up to date on latest trends and practices within bar preparation, academic support and legal education. Attendance and active participation in Orientation and Commencement is expected.
Perform other duties or tasks assigned.
JD degree required.
Admission to state bar required.
Experience teaching, providing workshops, or trainings is preferred. California state bar admission preferred.
Experience teaching, providing workshops, or trainings is preferred.
Professional experience in a higher education or law school environment preferred.
Academic counseling or advising experience preferred.
Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is critical.
Proven skills in written and oral communication.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in an academic or professional setting.
Ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good judgment, and exemplify appropriate customer service in working with students, faculty, and all levels of university staff and officials.
Ability to prioritize workload effectively and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Ability to take initiative in managing projects and ability to develop and keep to time lines.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in fast-paced environment.
Ability to be proactive with respect to suggestions for improving all aspects of the programs.
Pleasant demeanor and ability to handle stressful environment during peak times.
Strong computer skills for spreadsheet reporting and word-processing
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
The University of Miami has resumed its search for a new Associate/Assistant Director of our academic support program.
This is a faculty (non-tenure) position, titled as Associate or Assistant Director (depending on experience). Miami is a well-established department, with opportunities for growth, leadership, and creativity.
Here is the official job posting: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer--Academic-Achievement-Program_R100038186
If you'd like to apply, you can send a cover letter, CV, and references to Alex Schimel directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you already applied during the previous cycle, we still have your materials and you do not need to re-apply (though you are welcome to reaffirm your interest to me by email). Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
The ASP questionnaire is pasted below.
1. The position advertised:
_X_ a. is a full-time appointment.
___ b. is a part-time appointment.
Other, please specify:
2. The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ c. may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position)
___ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ f. is an adjunct appointment.
___ g. is a year-to-year appointment.
___ h. is a one-year visitorship.
_X_ i. is for at will employment.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 2: This is a Lecturer-in-Law faculty position.
3. The person hired:
___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
___ b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
_X_ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 3:
4. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below. (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
___ a. over $120,000
___ b. $110,000 - $119,999
___ c. $100,000 - $109,999
___ d. $90,000 - $99,999
_X_ e. $80,000 - $89,999
_X_ f. $70,000 - $79,999
___ g. $60,000 - $69,999
___ h. $50,000 - $59,999
___ i. $40, 000-49,999
___ j. $10,000 - $39,000.
___ k. less than $10,000.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 4:
5. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Assistant Dean.
___ c. Director.
_X_ d. Associate Director.
_X_ e. Assistant Director.
___ f. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).
___ g. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
___ h. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ i. no title.
Other, please specify: Title will be commensurate with experience.
Additional information, question 5:
6. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):
_X_ a. working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.
_X_ b. working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.
_X_ c. working with diverse students.
___ d. managing orientation.
_X_ e. teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).
_X_ f. teaching bar-exam related classes.
_X_ g. working with students on an individual basis.
___ h. teaching other law school courses.
Other, please specify:
Additional information, question 6:
7. The person hired will be present in the office:
___ a. 9-10 month appointment.
_X_ b. Year round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).
Additional information, question 7:
8. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
___ a. Yes.
_X_ b. No.
Additional information, question 8:
9. The person hired will report to:
___ a. the Dean of the Law School.
___ b. an Associate Dean.
_X_ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department.
___ d. a Faculty Committee.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Director of Bar Success - Click Here
School of Law
Vacancy Number 301065
Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 05/18/20 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by June 8, 2020 will receive priority consideration.
The Director of Bar Success will hold the non-tenured faculty rank of Professor of the Practice. In this 12-month position, s/he will both teach courses aimed at bar exam readiness and perform key administrative functions that support student success in the profession and on the bar exam.
We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.
Primary responsibilities will include:
• Plan, coordinate, and teach bar exam support courses, workshops, and additional programming as needed, such as peer tutoring and mentoring programs, and including the 3L Essential Skills for the Bar Exam course.
• Advise and assist students with the bar application process and on bar readiness.
• Plan, coordinate, staff, teach workshops, and work directly with recent graduates as part of summer bar exam support programming.
• In connection with other law school faculty and staff members, gather and analyze data on all aspects of academic success and bar support programs to help inform and develop them, with a continuing goal of improving students’ success in law school and on the bar exam.
• Stay abreast and regularly inform the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic success and bar support programs, and perform other activities in service to the law school, such as committee and task force work related to student academic success.
Design and teach courses to support bar exam readiness.
• Plan, coordinate, and teach upper-division bar preparation courses, including the 3L Essential Skills for the Bar Exam course in the fall and spring semesters.
• Collaborate with appropriate faculty committees to propose revisions to existing courses and propose new courses as necessary to address bar passage issues.
Develop and implement other bar readiness workshops and programming and counsel students.
• Plan, coordinate, staff, teach workshops, and work directly with recent graduates as part of summer bar exam support programming.
• Centralize communication with students about bar exam preparation and the requirements for admission to the bar.
• Offer resources to faculty members regarding teaching techniques and assessments that support bar exam preparation.
• Advise and assist students with the bar application process and on bar readiness.
• Assist repeat bar examinees.
Collect data and stay current on best practices in academic success and bar readiness.
• In connection with other law school faculty and staff members, gather and analyze data on all aspects of bar support programs to help inform and develop them, with a continuing goal of improving students’ success in law school and on the bar exam.
• Stay abreast and regularly inform the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic success and bar support programs, and perform other activities in service to the law school, such as committee and task force work related to bar exam and student academic success.
• Attend national conferences and participate in the greater community of experts in the field of academic support and bar readiness.
• Draft reports, as necessary, regarding student performance, bar support effectiveness, and other relevant aspects of bar exam outcomes.
Support activities in the Office of Academic Affairs such as:
• Exam administration
• Student advising
• Orientation programs for entering students
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Education: Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school
Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience teaching or providing academic support to students at an ABA-accredited law school.
Admission to the Bar of any state
• Experience in academic support, legal writing, or other law school teaching
• Scholarship in learning theory and academic support
• A minimum of two years’ experience in law practice.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of law school curriculum and best practices for law teaching.
• Familiar with ABA regulations and bar admission requirements, including all aspect of the Uniform Bar Exam.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with students, adjunct and full-time faculty, and administrators.
• Creative approach to problem-solving and excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Position: Tenure-Track Professor of Law (Academic Success)
Stetson University College of Law seeks an academic success scholar to join our full-time faculty in the summer of 2020. 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 will occur 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.
The professor will be responsible for implementing the College of Law’s Academic Success Program, including working closely with faculty and administration to implement a comprehensive plan to maximize student learning and achievement in law school 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 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 is expected to work with faculty to maximize teaching effectiveness and attain specified student learning outcomes.
- 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 email@example.com. You may apply through standard mail to Shannon Edgar, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707.
Friday, April 10, 2020
The University of San Francisco School of Law seeks candidates for the position of Co-Director of ABES (Academic Foundations) and Assistant Professor to commence summer 2020.
The Academic and Bar Exam Success (ABES) Program at USF Law School offers comprehensive support services to help all students succeed in law school, in legal practice, and on the bar exam. The program has two Directors, one that focuses on academic foundations, especially in the first and second years of law school and with an emphasis on building foundational academic and legal skills, and the other that focuses on bar success. The two Directors work closely together to develop and implement the overall ABES program.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Co-Director of ABES (Academic Foundations) will be responsible for designing and implementing a 1L and 2L curriculum for students to develop strong academic and legal skills (including teaching workshops and a course), meeting individually with students who are in academic difficulty and working with them toward academic success, and working together with the other Co-Director of ABES (Bar Success) to link legal and academic skills to bar exam success.
Applicants should demonstrate a record of strong writing and reading comprehension skills, a record or aptitude for programmatic planning and assessment, and a record or aptitude for working closely with a diverse range of students to advance their skills and success.
Applications from minority group members and individuals whose background or interests will enhance the school's diversity are highly encouraged.
This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.
A cover letter, CV, references, and teaching evaluations, if available, should be submitted via this link: https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Full-Time_Faculty/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/University-of-San-Francisco-School-of-Law-Full-time-Non-tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor---Co-Director--Academic-and-Bar-Exam-Success-Program--Academic-Foundations-_R0003068-1.
Hat tip to Legal Writing Blog for the posting.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Western State College of Law:
One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Position
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
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.
Friday, February 21, 2020
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.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
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.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
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 email@example.com. 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.