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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, October 26, 2018

Lawyering Skills and Strategies with Bar Prep Emphasis Position at Houston Law

Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Lawyering Skills and Strategies with Bar Prep Emphasis - (FAC000696) 

Organization 

Salary Commensurate with Experience  

Description 

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) invites applications for a non-tenure track clinical assistant, associate, or full professor position in Lawyering Skills & Strategies (LSS) with Bar Prep emphasis for the academic year 2019-2020.  The contract is for twelve months, 9/1/2019 to 8/31/2020, the “FY20 Contract,” starting when classes start in late August 2019 and continuing through the end of August 2020. The appointed rank for this search will depend on the successful candidate.

This non-tenure track appointment will have no presumption of renewal. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. The non-tenure track appointment will have a one-year probationary contract period with no presumption of renewal.  However, based upon continued positive evaluations of the appointee, the position may lead to additional contract periods followed by a presumptively renewable multi-year contract.  The initial salary range for this position is expected to be $75,000 to $95,000 for a nine-month academic year, but the precise salary will be negotiated based on the candidate's experience and on compensation paid or offered to professors in comparable positions at comparable law schools.

The position’s responsibilities include courses and workshops. The courses are semester‑length activities. The workshops are for student Bar Prep and have varying audiences and topics. Any one workshop is typically about three hours of student contact time. In a given year there would be a little less than two dozen workshops, arranged in advance of the February and July administrations of the Texas bar.

Bar Prep workshops have separate sessions for both JD and foreign-attorney LLM (FLLM) student audiences. For the FLLM audiences there is also sometimes a workshop to cover “legal English.”

The position will teach the course Introduction to American Law to FLLM students beginning in August of 2019 and continuing into the Fall 2019 semester. For example, see:https://www.law.uh.edu/schedule/class_information.asp?cid=14921. The class is, in part, a pre‑bar course for the FLLM students.

Under the FY20 Contract, the position will additionally: teach a Bar Prep course in both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters; along with teaching the series of Bar Prep workshops.

Individual appointed to ranks in the LSS faculty must, at a minimum, hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Qualified candidates must have strong academic credentials and substantive practice experience. Preference will be given to candidate with experience teaching LSS, Bar Prep, or Introduction to American Law to foreign LL.M. students.

Candidates can direct inquiries to Sondra Tennessee, Associate Dean for Students Affairs (stennessee@uh.edu). Further information about the school and its program is available at https://www.law.uh.edu.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

J.D. degree
1. Education and teaching experience, academic counseling, tutoring or experience in an academic success and bar preparation programs.

2. Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience, and engaging presentation skills.

3. Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.

4. Understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested of an appointee. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.  

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts  

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits 

 

Link to position: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC000696&tz=GMT-05%3A00

October 26, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Position at Washburn Law

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law/Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage
(Recruitment No. 18-001037)


Washburn University's School of Law invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor
of Law. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position that serves as the assistant director of
academic support and bar passage. The successful candidate will begin as soon as possible but no later
than August 2019. The ideal candidate will have law school teaching experience, and/or experience
teaching in a law school academic support program.


Required Qualifications
• Juris Doctor degree from an ABA approved law school.
• Successful passage of a bar exam.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong academic record . .
• Experience teaching in and managing a law school academic support program.
• Experience making oral presentations.
• Experience remediating complex legal rules.
• Excellent written communication and legal writing skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body and work collaboratively with faculty
and staff.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
• Law practice experience.
• Experience using TWEN, D2L, Microsoft Office Suite, and Banner.

Responsibilities
The Visiting Assistant Professor of Law will assist in the implementation of programs designed to
improve the critical skills necessary for students to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in
practice. The Visiting Assistant Professor will:
• Teach academic skills or bar readiness courses;
• Work one on one with students on academic probation or at academic risk to help them develop
habits and methods to improve their academic performance;
• Conduct skills enhancement workshops and small group tutoring sessions;
• Provide academic support to LLM students;
• Maintain data for performance tracking and other assessment tools;
• Complete assessment projects as assigned by the program director;
• Assist with the coordination and delivery of bar preparation initiatives;
• Coach and support students and alumni as they prepare for bar exams;
• Offer active learning workshops on bar essay writing and multiple choice test taking skills;
• Read and critique student practice essays and provide feedback to assist in further essay
development and improvement;
• Stay current about trends and developments in the uniform and multistate bar exams; and
• Perform additional tasks as assigned by the academic support program director or associate
dean for academic affairs.

Application Procedures
Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of
interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to
kerri.pelton@washburn.edu or Kerri Pelton, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS
66621. Salary range is $65,000 to $70,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Washburn
provides an excellent fringe benefits package. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a
background check prior to hire.

The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol. Topeka
has been named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger's magazine. Topeka features affordable housing with
beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks, and is the home of the Brown v.
Board of Education historical site. Topeka is also conveniently located near Kansas City making it an
ideal place to live and work.

Washburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and dedicated to providing a student-centered and
teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human
experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn's efforts to create a
climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage
applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University's
commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

October 19, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Director of Academic Achievement Position at U of Denver

Professor of the Practice of Law (Open Rank) - Sturm College of Law

Tracking Code
000052
Job Description

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law seeks applications from experienced entry-level or lateral candidates at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor of the Practice of Law to teach in its innovative Academic Achievement Program, beginning in August 2019. Responsibilities in this position will include: administering, supervising, and overseeing the law schools comprehensive Academic Achievement Program (to include the first-year academic support program); teaching academic support/bar passage courses; identifying, advising and counseling students on academic support matters; measuring, assessing, evaluating, and improving the effectiveness of the law school's academic support program; and collaborating with other faculty and staff members dedicated to the professional achievement of students and graduates, including the Director of the law school's Bar Passage Program.

Essential Functions

Key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Teaching foundational academic skills to first-year students in both classroom and workshop settings.
  • Counseling students regarding their academic performance. 
  • Providing writing support for students across a range of academic settings.
  • Teaching upper-level classes in legal analysis.
  • Teaching a course in the Bar Success Program and working individually with students preparing for the bar examination.
  • Supervising student assistants.
  • Providing additional services (in collaboration with other faculty and staff colleagues) to enhance the academic success of students.

The initial term is one academic year with the possibility of renewal based on job performance and pedagogical needs.

Required Qualifications

  • J.D. (or their equivalent).
  • Outstanding academic records.
  • Relevant professional experience. 
  • Strong conceptual understanding of legal pedagogy and the learning sciences.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Capacity to make outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching and service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in education, psychology, counseling or a related field.
  • Record of conference presentations and/or publications in the field of academic support.

Application Deadline

Application review will begin on Friday, October 19, 2018, early submissions are advised. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. Inquiries about this position can be made to the Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Professor Tamara Kuennen at tkuennen@law.du.edu.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three References
  4. Teaching Statement

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Department
SCOL-JD Instruction (189400)
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

AASE Questionnaire:

1. The position advertised:
X a. is a full-time appointment.
___ b. is a part-time appointment.
2. The position advertised:
___ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
X 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.
___ i. is for at will employment.
Additional information, question 2:
The position is within the university’s non-tenured track professor of the practice faculty series.
3. The person hired:
___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.
X b. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring,
tenure, and promotion.
___ c. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Additional information, question 3:
The position includes governance rights on matters related to hiring and promoting non-tenure
track faculty members.
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
X d. $90,000 - $99,999
X e. $80,000 - $89,999
___ 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.
Additional information, question 4:
Competitive compensation package based on experience.
5. The person hired will have the title of:
___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
___ b. Assistant Dean.
X c. Director.
___ d. Associate Director.
___ e. Assistant Director.
___ f. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).
___ g. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
X h. Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
___ i. no title.
Additional information, question 5:
The person hired will serve as Director of the Academic Achievement Program within the nontenured
track professor of the practice faculty series (assistant, associate, or full).
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.
Additional information, question 6:
Job responsibilities include participating in orientation. The position may also include teaching
a remedial 2L legal analysis academic course that is part of the bar passage program.
7. The person hired will be present in the office:
X a. 9-10 month appointment
___ 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.
X b. an Associate Dean.
___ c. the Director of the Academic Support Department.
___ d. a Faculty Committee.
Additional information, question 9:
The person will meet regularly with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director of the
Bar Passage Program, and other faculty members and law school administrators.

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Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Bar Support Position at Drexel

 Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Bar Support 

Drexel University Kline School of Law, in Philadelphia, seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Bar Support for a position commencing on January 1, 2019 or later. We are accepting applications now, and the position will remain open until filled.

JD Degree and membership in at least one state bar required. Law teaching experience, expertise and experience in academic support or bar support preferred. Ability to work collaboratively and to communicate well with students, faculty and staff.

The person filling this position will develop and teach courses to support the successful bar passage of our graduates, coordinate bar support activities throughout the law school, and have additional teaching responsibilities as agreed upon. 

The Kline School of Law is part of Drexel University and is centrally located in Philadelphia.  Its JD program includes a professional practice requirement in the form of a clinic or co-op placement for academic credit, as well as a pro bono service requirement. Students can pursue concentrations in Health Law, Business and Entrepreneurial Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Criminal Law.  Its nationally ranked legal writing program prepares students for their professional practice requirement.  A robust Academic Success curriculum under the Direction of a full-time Director of Academic Success offers faculty-led workshops, Dean Scholar sessions in each large first year course, upper level courses in analysis and writing strategies, counseling, and individual assistance by a Writing Specialist.

The person appointed will assume responsibility for assessing our current communications, programming, and support of successful bar passage, and for augmenting and revising our current academic programming in this area.

These responsibilities may include:

  • developing, coordinating and teaching part of a two-semester sequence of bar examination preparation courses for third-year students that may be required for certain students and elective for others.
  • centralizing communication with students about bar examination preparation and the requirements for admission to the bar.
  • coordinating a faculty and alumni bar mentor program for students.
  • analyzing student data relating to bar passage 
  • offering resources to faculty regarding teaching techniques and assessments that support bar exam preparation.

The person appointed will also have the opportunity to teach academic courses as part of our J.D. program consistent with their interests and the school’s academic needs.

This appointment will be a full-time contract position. At the Kline School of Law, Teaching Professors participate actively in the life of the law school, including attending faculty meetings and workshops, and serving on committees. After an initial contract period, most of our Teaching Professors hold renewable contracts and vote on all matters other than appointment and promotion of tenure-track faculty.

Please apply through the Drexel Jobs Portal at https://www.drexeljobs.com    The position is titled Asst Teaching Prof/Director of Bar Support, and is requisition number 9252 for Department 3392: Kline School of Law.

For further information, contact Terry Jean Seligmann, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at tjs57@drexel.edu.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Assistant Director Position at Brooklyn Law

For information on the job description: Download BLS Assistant Director Job Description. For the disclosure form on the position: Download Assistant Director Disclosure Form. Deadline for applications is October 26, 2018.

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New Deadline and Updated Job Description for U of Dayton Position

The deadline for the application process for the Assistant Professor of Academic Success and Director of Bar Preparation position at University of Dayton has been extended to October 26, 2018. The updated job description with the new deadline date is Download Bar Preparation Dir Final version.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Assistant Professor of Academic Succes and Director of Bar Prep Position at U of Dayton

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS

DIRECTOR OF BAR PREPARATION

The University of Dayton School of Law is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Academic Success and Director of Bar Preparation. This is a non-tenure track position for one year with possibility for renewal pursuant to a faculty adopted policy which also provides for a long-term (three or five-year) appointment after at least three years of satisfactory service. The position is to begin as soon as January 1, 2019; it is anticipated that it will be filled no later than August 16, 2019.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Academic Success/Director of Bar Preparation include: 

  • teaching academic success courses related to bar examination preparation;
  • leading the administration and assessment of a comprehensive program to support students in preparation for the bar examination;
  • counseling students one on one about the bar application process, preparation strategies and strategies for handling stress related to bar preparation;
  • supervising faculty teaching in bar examination preparation courses;
  • analyzing bar exam results and providing regular reports concerning results;
  • providing bar-related information to faculty members regarding topics tested and recent bar exam questions in the faculty members’ area of teaching;
  • creating reports using statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, entrance data, and bar passage results.

Minimum requirements for the position are:

  • a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; and
  • passage of a bar examination and admitted to practice law in a U.S. state.

Preferred requirements for the position are: 

  • an outstanding academic record;
  • prior successful experience in law teaching, especially if the experience relates to bar examination preparation;
  • prior successful program administration, especially if the experience relates to bar examination preparation;
  • prior experience supervising others’ teaching;
  • successful experience in creating and/or analyzing statistical data;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • effective interpersonal skills with various constituencies;
  • experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds;
  • demonstrated commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities;
  • a commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person consistent with the Marianist tradition, and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession; and an expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Applications will be accepted until October 5, 2018. To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply on line at https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/27222 . Cover letter and CV should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application.  For more information about the School of Law, please visit our website at https://www.udayton.edu/law .

September 21, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 7, 2018

Director of Student Success Initiatives Position at NKU - Chase

Director of Student Success Initiatives

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Student Success Initiatives, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.  This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position, and it covers both academic support and bar preparation.   

The Director’s primary responsibility will be to work with students to help them develop the skills needed to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and on the bar exam.  Responsibilities include: (1) designing and implementing academic support programs; (2) designing and assisting with the law school’s bar exam preparation programs; (3) teaching the law school’s third-year bar preparation course each semester; and (4) teaching the two-semester Legal Studies course for NKU Chase’s evening students.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings, so as to be able to teach the Legal Studies course and to provide academic support for students in the evening division. 

Applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and excellent communication skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should also have an understanding of the dynamics of diversity (including first-generation college graduates) in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in all levels of their work.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, but we anticipate the salary being between $75,000 and $80,000 (plus full benefits) per 12-month year. 

Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 125 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and southwest Ohio. Long known as the “The Lawyer’s School,” Chase has served both traditional and non-traditional students throughout its history.  Chase is fully approved by the ABA and is a member of the AALS.  More information about Chase may be found at https://chaselaw.nku.edu/  Application materials (cover letter, CV, law school transcript, and a list of three professional references) should be submitted through the Northern Kentucky University website (https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/7333).

Any questions can be addressed to Lawrence D. Rosenthal, Associate Dean for Academics, at rosenthall@nku.edu.  The application period will remain open until the position is filled, but the committee will start reviewing applications on October 1.

It is Northern Kentucky University’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons and to take the necessary actions needed to recruit, employ, train, promote, and retain qualified faculty and staff, including members of protected groups. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or genetic or veteran status, is prohibited.

 

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success Position at Chapman

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law (the “Law School”) has an immediate opening for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success for a one-year term covering Academic Year 2018-2019.

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success 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.

Specifically, this responsibility includes the following duties:

  1. In conjunction with the Executive Director, conduct classes outlining the Academic Support Program and Case Briefing during Orientation;
  2. Conduct and present four (4) 1L Workshops in the first six (6) weeks of the 1L academic year covering the following topics: (1) Class Preparation and Participation, including further work on Case Briefing; (2) Time Management; (3) Outlining; and (4) Introduction to Essay Writing;
  3. Conduct essay workshops in each of the three Tracks so as to cover essay writing in all substantive 1L classes both first and second semesters;
  4. Select, in conjunction with doctrinal and LRW professors, teaching assistants (called Academic Fellows) for all 1L classes and LRW sections, and for selected upper-level courses, not later than July 10 of each year, and coordinate the rooms and times for each Academic Fellow to conduct weekly review sessions and office hours;
  5. 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; (c) Observe their review sessions, using the rubric; (d) Supervise time sheets; and (e) provide feedback to Academic Fellows for improvement;
  6. Require Academic Fellows to create assignments to improve student writing and issue-spotting, and revise and approve such assignments;
  7. Work with students to: help students problem solve issues regarding legal analysis, stress and time management, class preparation and participation, and exam preparation and performance; diagnose writing and analysis problems affecting academic performance by identifying the misunderstanding or habit that causes the student to engage in ineffective writing or analysis; and prescribe solutions that identify what steps the students can take to improve academic performance;
  8. Meet regularly with students who are at-risk, on probation, or otherwise are having academic difficulty, require written assignments of them, and provide thorough written feedback on such practice exams in terms of both structure and substance (copies of which feedback should be retained to develop data on student challenges for reporting to the faculty);
  9. Develop a culture among 1L students and 2L students of regularly writing practice exams before taking actual exams, and supplying such practice exams and thorough written feedback on such practice exams in terms of both structure and substance;
  10. Teach courses assigned by the Executive Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, including, without limitation, the courses entitled, “Legal Writing Skills” and “Legal Analysis Workshop”; and
  11. Assist the Executive Director with the Bar Preparation Program as he or she directs.

Applicants should send a CV and grading sample showing comments directly to to Prof. Mario Mainero by email at the following contact:

Prof. Mario Mainero

Professor of Academic Achievement and

Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Achievement

Chapman University

Fowler School of Law

(714) 628-2518

mmainero@chapman.edu

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Assistant Professor of Academic Success Position at St. Thomas (FL)

VACANT POSITION – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS

St. Thomas University School of Law is seeking an Assistant Professor of Academic Success.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a law school, managing people and schedules, and working in a team to help guide students in their pursuits of academic and professional achievement.  

JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job duties may include and are not limited to:  

- Help the academic success team coordinate and implement supplemental first-year courses, including legal skills workshops and other academic related workshops

- Help students acclimate to and succeed in law school through one-on-one meetings; special focus on students deemed at risk

- Develop and monitor academic plans and recovery plans for individual students

- Act as a liaison between the students, faculty, and staff for academic issues

- Manage peer-to-peer (Academic Success Fellows) program and Skills Center

- Teach established Academic and Legal Skills curriculum (

- Provide programming and assistance for Bar Exam test takers before and after graduation

- May require weekend and after-hours work based on program and student needs 

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:

- J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school

- Minimum of 5 years practice or judicial clerkship experience

- Good standing with the Florida bar or another state bar

- Excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills

- Strong teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills

- The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic

  development and bar passage, and to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist

  adult learners in reaching their potential

- Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based approach to course design and implementation.

- The ability to work well with a diverse student body, including cultural awareness and understanding of

   Different learning styles

- Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines

- Highest ethical and professional standards and proven ability to exercise exemplary judgment

- Willing/able to work some evenings and weekends

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume, letter of interest detailing your qualifications, a writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to Associate Dean Tamara Lawson at tlawson@stu.edu.

Salary based on experience.  Excellent benefits. 

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Director of Bar Success Position at Faulkner Law

Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law is seeking a qualified candidate to serve in the position of Director of Bar Success. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing initiatives to assist the School of Law’s current students and recent graduates in preparing to succeed on the bar examination. The Director of Bar Success will work closely with the Director of Academic Success and the faculty to develop students’ examination skills during law school and may be responsible for teaching one or more bar-related courses. The Director of Bar Success will also counsel current students and recent graduates regarding bar examination preparation and will serve as the primary contact between the School of Law and bar review vendors.  The position is a full-time, non-tenure track position.  For more information visit: https://www.prospera.com/CareerHubViewer/Post.aspx?ID=FaulknerUniversity_external_Cb3c9S5Hxs6P_Checksum=PRS358.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Student Services Position at Notre Dame

Position Information
Job Title Law Student Services Program Manager

Job Description The Law School’s Student Services, Program Manager provides leadership and strategic direction for a dynamic student life program that supports the intellectual, professional, and personal development of all students in the law school. This position focuses on all facets of the student experience, from orientation to commencement, and seeks to create an environment in which all students can thrive. The Program Manager develops programming initiatives that cultivate an inclusive student community; facilitates interaction and communication among students, faculty, and staff; coaches students to use University resources to their best advantage in order to maximize their educational and professional experiences while in law school; and supports and counsels students on the personal and academic issues they may face throughout law school so that they have the best legal education experience possible.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide counseling to students, particularly those with personal, academic, and medical issues, and provide referrals to University resources, including financial aid, medical, counseling, and psychological services. Coordinate with faculty regarding excused student absences. Collaborate with other offices and resources on campus to develop and deliver innovative programming for law students that enhances wellness, resilience, and professionalism. Address student conduct issues and advise students on Law School and University policies.
• Develop and implement processes for efficient administration of final exams. Collaborate with the University’s Office of Disability Services; advise students on requesting disability accommodations; and oversee accommodations for students with disabilities, working with the faculty to assure appropriate classroom and testing accommodations.
• Oversee budgets for all law student organizations, including law journals and moot court board. Develop appropriate guidelines and policies for student organizations. Provide training to student leaders to enhance their leadership skills and development, assure the highest quality programming by their organizations, and increase opportunities for all students to form meaningful social and professional connections around common interests.
• Develop and implement Law School orientation and welcome programming for new students. Coordinate with resources across campus to provide a holistic welcome to the University. Train current students and staff to support all orientation events.
• Oversee the academic support program. Develop programs to enhance the law school’s delivery of integrated personal, academic, and career advising to students in South Bend during study away (i.e., Chicago, Washington DC, London, and international exchange programs).
• Coordinate the Law School’s response to urgent student matters and crises. Serve on University committees and task forces as requested. Support commencement activities, working together with the Law School Registrar.
• Develop and oversee programming initiatives that cultivate an inclusive student community, in collaboration with other resources on campus supporting diversity and international students. Coordinate Law School response to student concerns relating to discrimination, including sexual harassment, violence, and abuse.
• Develop and implement programming to improve the financial literacy and debt awareness of law students, working together with administrators of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Minimum Qualifications J.D.required.
5 to 6 years experience.
3-4 years working directly with students in a higher-education setting required. 3-4 years experience in the practice of law highly desirable.
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Preferred Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Department Dean's Office-Law School (33000)

Department Website law.nd.edu

Family / Sub-Family Student Svcs / Gnrl Stud Svcs Post Undrgrad

Career Stream/Level EIC 3 Specialist

Department Hiring Pay Range

Commensurate with experience

Pay ID Semi-Monthly

FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt

Job Category Administrator/Professional

Job Type Full-time


Schedule: Days of Week & Hours

M-F 8 AM-5 PM
This position will require occasional work after hours and on weekends in support of student activities and exams.

Schedule: Hours/Week MF - 8 AM - 5 PM

Schedule: # of months 12 months

Posting Detail Information
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Posting Detail Information

Job Posting Date (Campus)

06/19/2018

Job Posting Date (Public) 06/19/2018

Job Closing Date 08/20/2018

Posting Type Open To All Applicants

Posting Number S18518 Advertising & Screening Information

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://jobs.nd.edu/postings/13110

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
1. Letter of Recommendation 1
2. Letter of Recommendation 2

July 27, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Director Position at University of South Dakota available for January 2019 or later start date

Director of Academic and Bar Support
University of South Dakota School of Law
Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. The position is relatively new and the Director will have an opportunity to shape the program. This is a twelve-month/annual appointment, and the Director will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications.

The duties of the Director will include: (1) developing and implementing academic support programming for 1Ls and 2Ls, particularly at-risk students; (2) developing and implementing bar exam preparation programming for 3Ls; (3) collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collecting data regarding academic success and bar passage rates; (5) drafting reports, as necessary, regarding student performance; (6) counseling related to academic performance; (7) advising and assisting students in the bar application process; (8) assisting repeat bar examinees; and (9) performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a JD and be admitted to a bar in a US jurisdiction. He or she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) At least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is valuable. (3) One year of experience in the practice of law.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu; or telephone 605-677-5393.

Applicants must apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/12010. For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Open until filled.

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

 

July 13, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Assistant Director Position at Charleston

 JOB POSTING 

Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success

Department: Academic Affairs

Status: Full-time, 12-month, staff level

Reports to: Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Success

FLSA: Exempt

The Charleston School of Law is looking for someone enthusiastic about student success. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a law school, managing people and schedules, and working in a team to help guide students in their pursuits of academic and professional achievement.

JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success is a full-time, staff-level position. The Assistant Director will work alongside the Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Bar Passage in all aspects of the Charleston School of Law’s Academic Development programs The position will primarily focus on helping students get a strong start by working with 1Ls and 2Ls, but the ideal candidate will also have experience working with bar exam takers. Job duties include but are not limited to:

- Aid in development of a workshop series for 1L students to build skills for academic success

- Help students acclimate to law school through one-on-one meetings; special focus on students deemed at risk

- Manage peer-to-peer (fellow) academic success program

- Teach established Academic and Legal Skills curriculum

- Provide assistance for Bar Exam test takers (after graduation); may require weekend and after-hours work

The Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success must be able to work with current law school faculty and staff in the continued development and implementation of programs used to enhance student academic and bar success. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in law school, specifically in an academic or bar success program.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:

Applicant must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school. Requires admission to the bar in at least one U.S. jurisdiction and a demonstrated commitment to working with students, inside and outside the classroom, to improve their academic performance. Ideally, applicant will have passed a bar exam that includes the MPT. Applicant must have excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

To perform this job successfully, the applicant must be able to perform each function satisfactorily. The requirements and responsibilities listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to perform the tasks. The Charleston School of Law is and Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in any of their activities or programs on the basis of: race, color, sex, gender, age, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other classes protected by law.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Shera Silvis, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 535, Charleston, SC 29403 or via email to SSilvis@charlestonlaw.edu. Please submit application materials no later than July 30, 2018. Salary estimated at $60,000+ (based on experience, negotiable) plus benefits.

June 30, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Associate Director Position at Thomas Jefferson

 JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation

DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation

REPORTS TO: Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation

POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students

POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, the Associate Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation (“Associate Director”) is responsible for helping coordinate and supervise integrated academic success and bar support programs for students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The successful candidate will help support law school students and graduates to succeed in law school and as they prepare for their bar examinations, including by teaching bar-related and academic success courses. The Associate Director will also provide assistance with and will monitor learning outcomes, academic performance, academic support and bar preparation activities to all students, and will participate in other student retention activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Work collaboratively with Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, the Vice Dean or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the faculty to assess and address the current needs for academic success and bar-related programming and support.

 Work with the Directors of Academic Success & Bar Preparation and other department members to administer the integrated academic success and bar preparation program for current students and bar-takers, including by teaching classes; providing one-on-one and small group tutoring; developing and teaching workshops; providing support and guidance to the advanced student mentors and Learning Assistants; and completing other tasks as assigned.

 Teach sections of bar-related and academic success skills courses as needed (including fall, spring, and summer).

 Work collaboratively to tailor programming including courses and workshops to meet the needs of students and bar-takers each term (fall, spring and summer, including the February and July bar cycles).

 Collaborate to design, develop, and implement the Continuing Bar Candidates Program and the Commercial Bar Support Program.

 Provide structured writing, organizational, and analytical assistance to current students and recent graduates, including through workshops and presentations.

 Participate in the presentation of academic success program activities beginning with Week One, the student orientation program.

 Provide administrative support to the Academic Success & Bar Preparation department as needed.

 Help to track and report information regarding bar passage and programming assessments and evaluations.

 Provide support and academic advice and counseling to students and recent graduates.

 Enforce campus policies regarding commercial bar preparation access to Thomas Jefferson School of Law, as applicable.

 Participate in committees as assigned by the Vice Dean or Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

 Oversee student workers as needed.

 Represent the law school at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by academic support or bar preparation professionals, as applicable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

 J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a proven record of academic achievement during law school.

 Admission to a state bar in the United States, California (or another popular state for graduates) highly preferred.

 At least 2 years of experience practicing law or delivering writing or other instruction in an academic institution, law firm, or commercial bar prep company.

 Familiarity with bar-tested subjects and bar exam format.

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 Prior experience with academic support and bar preparation strongly preferred.

 Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles preferred.

 Experience teaching writing and/or working with students for whom English is their second language preferred.

 Experience with assessment and with data collection preferred.

 Familiarity with online technology preferred.

 The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic development and bar passage, and to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist adult learners in reaching their potential.

 The ability to work well with a diverse student body, including having a cultural awareness of different learning styles.

 Strong teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills.

 Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff.

 Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines.

 Ability to work effectively in a team-based approach to course design and implementation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 Able to sit or stand, type, read or write for extended periods of time.

 Able to handle high level of stress in a useful, constructive manner.

 Able to lift/carry materials and publications up to 20 pounds.

 Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

WORK SCHEDULE:

 Full time position, Monday through Friday, includes teaching evenings. Some weekends will be necessary.

 

To apply for the position, applicants should submit a resume accompanied by a cover letter to hr@tjsl.edu.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working on  both ASP and the bar-side as this is an integrated department and team members teach across the bar prep and ASP curriculum. 

June 30, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Director/Assistant Professor Position at La Verne

La Verne College of Law is posting the position for Director of the Center for Academic & Bar Readiness and Assistant Professor. There is a lot of opportunity for creative innovation in teaching and learning as well as program development. The salary for this position is competitive for the Southern California Region. Please hit the link below if you are interested in applying.

https://laverne.peopleadmin.com/postings/5711

June 24, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Atlanta's John Marshall Position in the Office of Academic Achievement

 Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School invites applications for a position in the Office of Academic Achievement.

This position is a full-time, non-tenure track position that begins on August 1, 2018. This is a one year contract that may lead to successive short-term contracts.

Responsibilities:

To enhance the critical skills associated with law school success, the office of academic achievement (OAA) at AJMLS offers instruction in the form of one-on-one counseling, mandatory and non-mandatory workshops, group presentations and specialized course offerings to all enrolled students and graduates of AJMLS. Reporting directly to the Director of the program, the successful applicant should be able to:

 Help implement and manage all components of the academic support program at the Law School, which includes programming focused on preparing students for the bar exam.

 Teach academic workshops to students in the day and evening division on topics, such as briefing, course outlining, and exam performance.

 Provide learning strategies and techniques to enhance and leverage the academic skills that underline law school success.

 Work one-on-one with students in the day and evening division with focus on strengthening the academic skills of critical reading, briefing, outlining, and analysis. Individual counseling serves all students as well as students identified as academically at risk.

 Provide written, formative feedback to students on practice problems and/or exams.

 Help develop and assess the academic success program by collecting and maintaining data relevant to academic performance.

 Help develop personal action plans for students studying for law school exams and bar exams

 Identify students’ academic strengths and opportunities and assist in providing effective instruction to help leverage performance.

 Be interested, and stay current on, educational learning theory.

 Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the program.

Qualifications:

 Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, a law license, excellent academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance.

 Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in an academic success program.

Application Information:

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and contact information for three references to: Sarah D. Murphy, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 1422 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 or via email to smurphy@johnmarshall.edu. Salary will be based on experience.

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is equal opportunity employers and does not discriminate in any of their programs or activities on the basis of race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, disability, color, or religious belief

June 23, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 22, 2018

John Marshall Law School in Chicago Director Position

Job Description - Director, Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation


The John Marshall Law School, located in Chicago, is seeking an experienced Director for its Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation Program. This is a fulltime staff position beginning immediately or as negotiated. This appointment is for twelve months with renewable one year terms.


Responsibilities


The Director will report directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Achievement, Institutional Assessment, and Bar Preparation. The Director will oversee the daily operations of the academic support and bar preparation programs, including supervising and training academic support and bar preparation staff. Additional responsibilities include:


• Collaborate with the Associate Dean in developing short and long term goals and objectives for the academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean in assessing and if necessary, redesigning any existing courses, workshops, or programs for the academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Develop and manage all academic support and bar preparation workshops, programs, and events.
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean in developing the curriculum and teaching of the 1L Expert Learning courses in the fall and spring semesters.
• Plan, develop, coordinate, and teach the bar preparation courses in the fall and spring semesters.
• Plan, develop, coordinate, teach workshops, and direct programs, such as the Bar Boot Camp, and work directly with recent graduates in the bar preparation program.
• Counsel and assist law students and graduates on law school and bar exam success. Many of our students are from diverse backgrounds and are first generation law students.
• Review and provide meaningful feedback on practice exams and other formative assessment exercises submitted by law students and graduates.
• Train and supervise adjunct faculty and staff who work in the academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Stay abreast and regularly update the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic support and bar preparation programs.
• Communicate and coordinate with and stay abreast of the recent trends in commercial bar review programs.

Educational requirements
• JD required.

Experience requirements
• Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.
• At least five years of experience in academic support and bar preparation at a law school, preferably at least three years in a director’s capacity.

Desired Skills
• Works collaboratively with members of a professional team;
• Excellent and patient listener;
• Interacts with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
• Diagnoses student challenges with a holistic approach;
• Optimistic and positive outlook;
• Creative and innovative problem solver;
• Identify and navigate administrative rules and policies
• Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills;
• Manage time efficiently to handle multiple tasks;
• Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply
Submit (1) your cover letter summarizing your reasons for applying for this position and your qualifications, (2) your resume detailing relevant experience, and (3) a list of at least three references to: Rodney Fong, either by mail to The John Marshall Law School, Attn: Associate Dean Rodney Fong, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or by email to rfong@jmls.edu.

Salary: Based on experience.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Questions should be directed to Associate Dean Rodney Fong at rfong@jmls.edu or 312-427-2737 ext. 312.

Non-Discrimination Policy
The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

June 22, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Instructor in Academic Success and Professionalism Position at Nova Southeastern

The listing for this full-time, full benefits position in Academic Success and Professionalism can be found here.

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Associate Director Position at IU McKinney School of Law

The attached PDF gives the full job description: Download Job Description Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Full Time and the following link is to the job posting and online application link: Job Posting and Online Application Link.

June 16, 2018 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)