Saturday, June 25, 2022

Director of Academic Success and Bar Program at Cincinnati

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

Essential Functions

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

Required Education

A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.

Required Trainings/Certifications

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

Required Experience

  • Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or a suitable combination of one to three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, and diverse backgrounds.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

Compensation and Benefits

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

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

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

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

June 25, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 24, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Support at Campbell

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

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

Position Summary:

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Coordinate and assist with the Bar Success program.

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

· Engage in other duties as assigned.

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

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

· Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

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

Education/Experience:

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

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

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

· Bar preparation experience is a plus.

· Comprehensive knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite required.

· Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

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

· Excellent communication skills.

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

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

· Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

· Excellent organizational skills

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

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

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

· Ability to work under pressure

· Ability to build and maintain a rapport with students

· Skill in presenting information, presentations and delivering instruction

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

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

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

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

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

· Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

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

· Manage multiple, concurrent projects, and meet strict deadlines

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

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

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

Friday, June 17, 2022

Director of Bar Exam Preparation at Cleveland Marshall

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

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

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at:

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

June 17, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Director of Academic Support at Arizona State

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

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Oklahoma City University

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

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

Position Summary: 

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Required Skills

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

Required Experience

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

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Assistant Dean of Bar Success and Academic Support at Loyola Chicago

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

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

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

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Director of Academic Success at Texas Tech

Director of Academic Success Programs

Posting here

Position Description

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

About the Department and/or College

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

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

Major/Essential Functions

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Safety Information

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

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

No

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Associate Director of Bar Programs at Pace

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

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

Job Duties:

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Advising at American University

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

The link to apply and position summary are below.

Associate Director of Academic Advising & Policy Development

 

Summary/Objective

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

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Oklahoma City University

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

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

Position Summary: 

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Required Skills

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

Required Experience

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

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success at Charleston

Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success

The Charleston School of Law seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success, responsible for the following:

  • Prepare and teach a set curriculum for academic and bar success, including orientation and a combination of some of the following courses: Academic Skills (a required 1L course), Legal Skills (a required 2L course that focuses on the MPT and career-focused skills), and Bar Preparation (a required 3L course). Grade and provide feedback to students.

  • Provide post-graduate bar support and programming, which includes supplemental workshops and one-on-one meetings with graduates as necessary.

  • Meet with and assist students on academic probation, who are at-risk, or who otherwise seek assistance with success in law school.

  • Provide leadership in adapting our curriculum and academic success initiatives given rising admissions credentials and the anticipated rollout of the NextGen bar exam in 2026.

  • Supervise 3 full-time and 1 part-time academic support professionals (who teach a mix of the courses listed above), as well as several adjunct professors and student fellows.

  • Serve on the Dean's Executive Leadership Team.
    Qualifications, Requirements, and Preferred Experience:

  1. A Juris Doctor degree is required.

  2. Bar licensure (active or inactive) in a U.S. jurisdiction is required.

  3. Prior experience in academic support and bar support is required.

  4. Prior experience supervising other academic support personnel is preferred.

  5. Experience teaching academic and bar success courses, such as 1L academic

    skills, MPT courses, and bar preparation courses, is preferred.

  6. Knowledge of the NextGen bar exam is preferred.

  7. Good interpersonal skills and a commitment to student success are required.

  8. Experience interpreting and using student success data to drive decision-making

    is preferred.

  9. Familiarity with the relevant ABA standards is required.

Application requirements:

Complete applications consist of a cover letter and resume. Please send application packages as a single PDF to:

Laura Morse
Human Resources Administrator Charleston School of Law

By email to: lmorse@charlestonlaw.edu

Or by mail to:

P.O. Box 535 Charleston, SC 29402 Attn: Laura Morse

Review of applications begins immediately. For fullest consideration, please apply by May 15, 2022.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing with an Emphasis on ASP at Toledo

The University of Toledo College of Law seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, whose courses will focus on academic success and bar preparation. In addition to the nine-month faculty appointment, this person will also serve as the Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation, making this a 12-month position. The person selected will be responsible for overseeing programs and teaching classes to provide academic support and bar preparation to our students.

 Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by May 20, 2022. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Nicole Porter, Chair, Appointments Committee at Nicole.porter2@utoledo.edu. Applications must be submitted through this website.

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs at Loyola Chicago

Loyola Chicago is seeking an Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. You can find the posting here.  The details are below.

The Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs (Assistant Director) will work under the supervision of the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs (Director).  Together both parties will manage the day-to-day operations of Loyola Law’s Academic Success and Bar preparation program. The main goal of the Academic Success Program is to develop and deliver programs to promote the academic success of students from matriculation, throughout law school, and as they prepare to enter the legal profession. This includes programming and support for students during pre-orientation, orientation, the three years of law school, and bar prep. The Assistant Director will work under the supervision of the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. 

Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Counsel individual students to help them improve study and exam-taking skills, specifically those students that may be at risk. 
  • Assist in overseeing the First Year Academic Tutors
  • Assist in developing and teaching academic support program for first year second semester students.
  • Providing individual academic counseling to all students and alumni preparing for the bar
  • Researching and implementing the most current best practices for bar preparation
  • Serving on the Bar Exam Success Committee
  • Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs, techniques, and methods.
  • Track student success and academic performance for students in academic difficulty and at-risk students. 
  • Assist with supplemental bar prep program
  • Assist with collection and organization of data for long-term assessment of: (a) student participation in Academic and Bar Success programming and course offerings, (b) individual student academic and bar exam performance, and © Loyola University Chicago School of Law retention and bar passage rates.
  • Perform other duties in support of the Academic and Bar Success program as assigned by the Director 

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

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Assistant Professor of Practice at SIU

Position Summary: 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 May 16, 2022. The appointment is renewable contingent on performance, curricular need, and budget.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Either a 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. Preferred Qualifications:

• 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.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae

Contact: Judith Ray

Contact Email: judiray@siu.edu

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Associate Director in Academic Skills Program at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley School of Law is accepting applications for an Associate Director in the Academic Skills Program.  The posting and application process is located here.

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

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

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

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

Additional materials may be required of applicants.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• J.D. degree or equivalent degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• At least one year post-law school professional experience

Preferred qualifications

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

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Associate Director of Academic Support at UC Hastings

UC Hastings Law has an academic support opening -- Associate Director of Academic Support for the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP). The position is advertised as "open until filled," though we anticipate a hiring timeline that will set us up for a July 1 start date. 
 
The Associate Director of Academic Support for LEOP designs and implements LEOP-specific academic support programming; provides 1:1 academic support to LEOP students (approx. 20% of the UC Hastings student body); and hires/trains/supervises student workers who serve as LEOP Tutors. The ideal candidate would have some experience working with non-traditional students whose circumstances have restricted their access to equitable academic opportunities and resources. .
 
For more information about the role and responsibilities, salary range, and instructions for applying, please visit the job announcement. And visit our LEOP website for an overview of the program and its history.  

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Director of Academic Achievement at Chapman University

Chapman is searching for a Director of Academic Achievement.  The posting is here.  The position description is below.

Job Description Summary
The Director of Academic Achievement will have the responsibility of working with the Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Achievement (“Executive Director”) to provide a holistic, comprehensive program of academic support and bar preparation that encompasses law students’ entire academic experience at the Law School, from Orientation through the Bar Exam. This is a full- time, year-round (12 month) administrative position.
Responsibilities
Academic Year Duties:
    • Conduct workshops/classes outlining the academic support program;
    • Conduct and present four 1L workshops in the first six weeks of the academic year;
    • Conduct essay workshops in each of the 1L tracks;
    • Develop and teach one or two workshops for first-year students and second year students on multiple-choice skills;
    • Teach courses assigned by the Executive Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs;

Training, Selection and Supervision of Academic Fellows:
  • Select, in conjunction with faculty, teaching assistants (called Academic Fellows) for all 1L courses, and for selected upper-level courses; coordinate the rooms and times for each Academic Fellow to conduct weekly review sessions and office hours;
  • Supervise Academic Fellows as follows: (a) conduct a training session prior to Orientation in each Academic Year; (b) develop a rubric for evaluating Academic Fellows; © observe Academic Fellows’ review sessions, using the rubric; (d) supervise time sheets; and (e) provide feedback to Academic Fellows for improvement;

Individualized Work with Students:
  • Help students problem solve issues regarding legal analysis, stress and time management, class preparation and participation, and exam preparation and performance;
  • Diagnose writing and analysis problems affecting academic performance by identifying the misunderstanding or habit that causes the student to engage in ineffective writing or analysis; and prescribe solutions that identify what steps the students can take to improve academic performance;
  • Meet in-person regularly with students who are at-risk, on probation, or otherwise having academic difficulty;
  • Develop a culture among 1L students and 2L students of regularly writing practice exams before taking actual exams;

Summer Duties:
  • Assist the Executive Director in critiquing essays as part of the Supplemental Bar Prep Program, in the number and type the Executive Director shall direct;
  • Assist the Executive Director in revising segments and components of the Supplemental Bar Prep Program;
Required Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor with a high level of academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school; must be a member in good standing of any bar in the United States. Must have passed the bar exam on the first attempt.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience conducting Law School Academic Support and Bar Preparation Programs, teaching law students, or holding a position in an ABA-accredited law school that provides knowledge and skills that are transferable to conducting and designing Academic Support and Bar Preparation Programs for law students.
  • Significant knowledge of the substantive law tested on California Bar Examination.

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Director of Bar Programs at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School seeks candidates for a newly created position of Director of Bar Programs within its overall Academic Success Program. We anticipate this individual starting employment no later than August 2022, with special consideration for candidates who can arrive before the July 2022 bar-exam cycle begins.

Reporting to the Director of the Academic Success Program, the Director of Bar Programs will:

• Oversee and teach bar-preparation courses and programs in the third-year curriculum and for recent graduates preparing for the bar;
• Serve a student population composed of full-time and part-time JD students, and internationally-trained LLM students;

• Make periodic reports directly to the Dean and Vice Dean of the Law School on student bar preparation both before and during post-graduation bar preparation;
• Devote specific attention to honing students’ skills in tackling bar-style multiple choice questions;

• Train, hire, and oversee alumni small-group leaders and adjunct professors in the third-year early bar preparation course, as well as alumni bar coaches who work in post- graduation bar preparation programs;
• Direct a coordinated, high-touch engagement and follow-up system for ensuring bar takers stay on track during post-graduation bar preparation and complete the work assigned by their commercial vendors;

• Coordinate insights and communications from other offices (such as Vice Dean, Student Life, Housing, Financial Aid, Career Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Registrar) on student progress, with an eye towards directing support for bar takers to where it is needed;

• Work with student leaders to promote peer support programming for bar takers;
• Manage commercial vendors who provide the Law School with institutional resources

as well as those authorized to table on campus for student outreach;
• Assess the efficacy of bar preparation efforts by students, the institution, and vendors, and inform the faculty and greater law school community on initiatives to promote greater bar-preparation success;
• Assist the Director in overall management of the Academic Success Program, as needed.

Applicants should articulate a clear vision for the future of Brooklyn Law School’s efforts to provide robust bar preparation for its students. The Director of Bar Programs must stay abreast of developments in the New York bar exam, develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs, and have a critical eye for selecting strategic partners and personnel to contribute to the Academic Success Program’s bar exam

initiatives. The Director of Bar Programs also advises the faculty and administration as to all bar

preparation matters and will, alongside the Director of the Academic Success Program, make periodic reports about bar passage to stakeholders.

Most notably, the Director of Bar Programs must have a keen understanding of academic engagement challenges with regard to the current generation of law students and a viable, thoughtful strategy for addressing them. This includes helping students who require accommodations on law school exams, pre-admission standardized exams such as the MPRE and New York Law Exam, and the bar examination. Moreover, the Director of Bar Programs must demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for working with students who seek or require academic enhancement. Accordingly, the Director of Bar Programs must possess the ability to build meaningful learning relationships with all students.

The salary of the Director of Bar Programs will be commensurate with experience. At a minimum, candidates must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; bar

admission; and at least three (3) years of experience in law teaching and/or bar preparation, preferably in an in-school bar-preparation or academic-success program (as academic-success faculty, staff, and/or as peer educator). This may be, depending on the candidate’s experience, either (a) a non-faculty administrative position or (b) an initial faculty appointment with the possibility of subsequent reappointments and potential eligibility to apply for an appointment on a long-term contract track. We are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.

The deadline for applications is April 22, 2022. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of at least three (3) professional references who can attest to an applicant’s teaching ability and potential for future teaching excellence. Please send applications to Vice Dean Christina Mulligan, at christina.mulligan@brooklaw.edu.

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Director of Academic Success at Stanford

Stanford is accepting applications for a Director of Academic Success.  The posting is here.

The Director of Academic Success will promote the academic success of Stanford Law students in all cycles of the student experience, from matriculation, throughout law school, and as they prepare to enter the legal profession. This newly created position presents an opportunity to conceptualize and build an academic skills program from the ground up.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, this position will be situated in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).  This position will join a collaborative team that partners on the many projects designed to support our diverse student population and will work in collaboration with the Director of Legal Research & Writing, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Associate Dean for Curriculum, and of course the OSA team.

The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to cultural humility and equity. They will be able to showcase a history of working across diverse identities (including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, and ability status) and demonstrate their commitment to inclusivity. The candidate will have a working understanding of the strengths of diverse students as well as an awareness of the role that systems play in privileging certain groups of students while marginalizing others. 

Qualified applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses their contributions to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as their commitment to life-long learning and excellence in an academic setting.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Manage the academic support and bar advising programs at SLS.
  • Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve substantial issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced professional knowledge.
  • Analyze and develop report requirements, portals and student facing communications. Develop a comprehensive communication strategy for informing students about bar requirements and the application process;
  • Develop and implement comprehensive programming for students; analyze their effectiveness, and make strategic recommendations for future programs.
  • Interpret and implement university policy related to academic policies; oversee the implementation of policies and practices for the law school’s student population.
  • Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues including, but not limited to, academic program policies, requirements for sitting for the bar exam, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert on student success.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Legal Research & Writing, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 
  • Provide individual academic counseling to students as they make course selections, including Advanced Degree students who must take courses that satisfy specific bar requirements;
  • Research and remain up to date on current California and New York bar requirements;
  • Develop a comprehensive communication strategy for informing students about the bar requirements and application process;

* Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.  A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school, strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Advanced customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Strong preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  •  Admission to a state bar;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in law practice and/or law teaching with a focus on legal writing and analysis.
  • Experience in academic support/skills programs at the law-school level.
  • Familiarity with the subjects tested on and the format of the California and Uniform Bar Exams;  
  • The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve law students’ academic development, and to design, implement, and manage innovative programs to promote that development;  
  • The ability to handle confidential information and exhibit good judgment in working with students, faculty, and staff;  
  • A strong understanding of the conceptual frameworks of growth mindset, stereotype threat, and belonging;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators; and
  • The ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Visiting Clinical Professor at Memphis

Memphis is looking for a visiting ASP professor for the next academic year. That person will provide academic support, bar preparation, and advising. Deshun says she loves it there and is happy to answer any questions about the school or the position.

You may apply at the following link: https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/30661 

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites applications for a visiting professor to offer programming and teach courses related to Academic Success and Bar Support. The visiting professor will join a collaborative environment and offer academic success programming throughout the year, teach Bar Exam Preparation courses, and offer academic advising. The visiting professor will work closely with the Director of Academic Success, the Director of Bar Preparation, and others teaching in the academic success and bar preparation program to enhance the academic success programming and to develop the curriculum for Academic Support courses, including a 2-credit first-year course.

Memphis Law has a strong interest in hiring a visiting professor who will contribute to creating a broadly diverse campus community. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, excellent communication skills, and both a desire and ability to work collegially in a collaborative environment. Applicants must have a JD. Teaching experience is desired but is not required.

The salary will be $84,000 for a preferred twelve-month visiting appointment, Tennessee has no income tax, and in several different surveys, Memphis consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. cities for low costs of living.

Applicants should apply through the University’s hiring portal at https://workforum.memphis.edu, where they should upload a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and a list of three references. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

While the University of Memphis does not treat race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation as dispositive in hiring decisions, the University of Memphis has a strong institutional commitment to hiring persons who will add to its diversity. The University of Memphis is an EEO/AA employer.

Applicants must have a J.D. and an outstanding academic record. Teaching experience is desired, but is not required.

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