Sunday, January 29, 2023

Director of Academic Success at Vanderbilt

 
The Director of Academic Success is the primary leader for the Law School's Academic Success Program (ASP) which supports students in order to improve and enhance their legal education. The program stresses individual accountability, professionalism, and self-confidence. ASP offers one-on-one coaching, on-demand content, small group workshops and large group talks to our students. Faculty may refer to ASP, students who would benefit from additional help with skills and strategies related to law school success. Time management, stress and burnout, course work consolidation, exam writing, and effective exam review are the most common issues on which ASP works with and supports students. ASP is a support service offered through the Office of Student Affairs. The Director of Academic Success must keep current on developments in the fields of legal academic support, continue to evolve and improve upon ASP, as appropriate, to meet the needs of Vanderbilt law students.
 
The Office of Student Affairs facilitates learning and support the success and well-being of every student by developing a culture of accountability, responsibility, inclusion, and respect to promote a culture of inclusive engagement through opportunities to explore our differences and each student’s unique story. The Office of Student Affairs acts as the adviser to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council. We work collaboratively with students to build a community that encourages respect, tolerance, and appreciation of individual differences. Our office works closely with the Vanderbilt Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department to provide reasonable accommodations for students. The Office of Student Affairs is the place students come if they are struggling and need support during their time at Vanderbilt Law School. The Office of Student Affairs runs Orientation at Vanderbilt Law School, which includes a mix of optional and mandatory sessions focusing on success outside of the classroom.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement programming to meet the needs and enhance the education of students.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitor and evaluate operational effectiveness and affect changes required for improvement.
  • Support efforts to increase student well-being, access, retention and graduation rates.
  • Help students diagnose individual strengths and weaknesses, giving them the tools to tackle their own obstacles and meet personal goals with on-paper achievement.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching to law students to students on an opt-in basis.
  • Identify students, each semester, who will be expressly offered one-one based on student performance and other qualitative criteria which demonstrates need for support.
  • Provide workshops on academic skills & professional development including:
    • Orientation sessions on law school habit formation, critical reading, time management, class prep for LL.M. students, or, as needed and appropriate, new or augmented content as agreed upon by the Director, Office of Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs;
    • Class preparation, including note taking and case briefing;
    • Outlining for LL.M.s (mandatory);
    • Outlining (for all law students);
    • Law school exam including issue spotting and written analysis;
    • Exam review.
  • Create, update and disseminate on-demand content.
  • Build relationships with faculty and student group leaders in order to increase use and visibility of ASP, and to continually improve ASP’s offerings in accordance with evolving school and student academic support needs.
  • Manage final exam process and scheduling for students with ADA exam accommodations, and proctor.

Supervisory Relationships:

  • This position does not have any supervisory responsibility and reports administratively and functionally to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.

Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctor (J.D.) is necessary.
  • At least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, or equivalent experience in translatable work is necessary.
  • Experience providing student-centered vision and leadership within a higher education setting; knowledge of strategic planning and research needed to support student success is necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms is necessary.
  • Knowledge of academic culture, policies, and procedures is necessary.
  • Knowledge of student support services is necessary.
  • Ability to exhibit a positive attitude and to collaborate with coworkers, students, faculty and staff tactfully and courteously in order to maintain effective service-oriented relationships is necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions is necessary.
  • Strong collaboration, innovation, and leadership skills are necessary.
  • Ability to influence without direct line authority is necessary.
  • Understanding and awareness of the needs of diverse student populations is necessary.
  • Ability to work independently, to identify and implement innovative strategies, to assess effectiveness in meeting strategic planning goals to increased student retention and success is necessary.
  • Excellent customer service skills are necessary.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are.  We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
 
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
 
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.

January 29, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Associate Director of Academic Excellence at American University

The Office of Academic Excellence at American University Washington College of Law is seeking an Associate Director of Academic Excellence. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence and will be responsible for academic success and bar exam readiness programming. Position summary and link to the full posting is below.

Associate Director of Academic Excellence

The Associate Director of Academic Excellence will promote the academic excellence of American University Washington College of Law students, from matriculation through graduation. The Associate Director will direct and implement the law school’s programs and initiatives designed to enrich students’ learning experiences and bar exam readiness. The Associate Director will design, implement, and evaluate comprehensive workshops for all law students on topics related to academic achievement and bar exam readiness. The incumbent will monitor learning outcomes and academic performance; meet with and counsel students on their academic progress; develop and oversee the execution of individualized learning plans; plan, conceptualize and teach workshops to faculty, staff, and students about best practices for academic success and bar exam preparation; and develop and implement events, programs, and initiatives that provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for law students. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence, the incumbent will have a central role in the law school in incorporating inclusive best practices in preparing students for academic and bar exam success. The Associate Director will supervise and train all Academic Excellence Dean’s Fellows.

January 29, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Northern Kentucky hiring both Director and Assistant Director

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law seeks both a Director and Assistant Director of Academic Success

Director of Academic Success

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation, with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2023.  This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track position, with an initial one-year appointment. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000 (plus benefits). 

The Director’s primary responsibility will be to help students 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 of academic support programs; (2) directing the law school’s bar exam preparation programs; and (3) teaching the law school’s academic support and bar preparation courses, along with other members of the Chase faculty. The Director will supervise and collaborate with of the Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. Candidates must be willing 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. 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.  Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 130 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and throughout the region. 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/12711.

Any questions can be addressed to Toula Papakirk, Assistant to the Dean, at papakirks1@nku.edu.  The application period will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

 

Assistant Director of Academic Success

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation, with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2023.  This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track position, with an initial one-year appointment. The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $55,000 (plus benefits). 

The Assistant Director’s primary responsibility will be to work with the Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation to help students develop the skills needed to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and on the bar exam.  Responsibilities include: (1) assisting with the designing and implementing of academic support programs; (2) assisting with the law school’s bar exam preparation programs; and (3) assisting with the teaching of the law school’s academic support and bar preparation courses. Candidates must be willing 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. 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.  Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 130 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and throughout the region. 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/12712.

Any questions can be addressed to Toula Papakirk, Assistant to the Dean, at papakirks1@nku.edu.  The application period will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

January 29, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 20, 2023

Academic Support Specialist at University of Illinois Chicago

The UIC School of Law, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking an Academic Support Specialist, Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation.

This position will provide support to law students (day and evening), beginning in their first year, on study skills, critical and analytical thinking, exam strategies, time management techniques, and prepares students and graduates for the bar exam. The Specialist will teach skills courses, conduct workshops, and review and provide critical and constructive feedback on exercises and practice exams. The Specialist will also spend a significant time providing academic advising and counseling with a diverse range of students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Academic Achievement Team to develop the curriculum for the lL Expert Learning courses and teach a section or two in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Achievement Team to develop the curriculum for the bar preparation courses and teach a section or two in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Teach workshops, 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.
  • 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.
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school is required.
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction and have at least three years of teaching experience, preferably at least one year at a law school.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • 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;
  • Familiarity with psychological barriers that affect student performance;
  • Optimistic and positive outlook;
  • Creative and innovative problem solver;
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills;
  • Manage time efficiently to handle multiple tasks;
  • Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

For fullest consideration, apply online https://jobs.uic.edu by the listed closing date. Include (upload) a .pdf copy of your letter of intent, current CV/resume, and the names of 3 references.

The University of Illinois Chicago and the State of Illinois offer competitive wages, benefit programs, and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and University retirement plans. Detailed information on specific employee benefits may be found on the Benefits website.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit here.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

January 20, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Director of Bar Exam Success at Elon

Elon is seeking a Director of its Bar Exam Success program.  You can find the posting here.

Position Summary Information
Summary of Position
Elon Law School’s Office of Academic Success programming is premised on the idea that instruction in the basic skills needed to navigate law school, coupled with individualized feedback and support, can significantly enhance students’ academic and life-long success. The Director works with students seeking to improve academic performance and supports the administrative components of the program. The Director also performs other functions essential to promoting student success in law school and furthering the success and growth of the institution.
Education Requirements
The Candidate must have a J.D. or degree from an ABA-approved law school. Successful completion of a bar exam and a member in good standing of the bar. Experience in academic and bar support work and a record of academic success. Superior written and oral communication skills. Enthusiasm for working with students and the ability to work with diverse populations of students, faculty and administrators. Experience with online teaching.
Degree/Major J.D.
Length of Experience
The Candidate must have 2-4 years of relevant experience, with preference given to applicants who have experience in developing and directing academic support programs.
Supervisory Experience No
Supervisory Experience Detail
This position has supervisor responsibilitites.
Special Skills or Experience
• Designing and teaching the required Bar Exam Foundations course.
• Supporting the Associate Dean in the collection and assessment of bar performance data; evaluating related statistics to share with faculty and the administration.
• Managing the Mentoring Program for first time and repeat bar takers.
• Managing post-graduation bar programing.
• Managing 2L Bar Edge.
• Developing programs to support students/graduates of color and first generation.
• Working with students individually.
• Teaching courses in the OAS curriculum live, synchronous or asynchronous.
• Recruit members of the Law School faculty and staff as needed to participate in teaching and mentoring.
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean and the Director of Academic Success Programs in designing courses and programs and maximizing the use of resources.
• Service on Law School committees and attendance at faculty meetings.

November 6, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Chapman

Chapman is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Achievement!  This is an entry-level position ideal for someone with 0-2 years of experience.  More information and the application can be found at https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/28850.

Job Description Summary
The Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Achievement will have the responsibility of working with the Assistant Dean of Academic Achievement (“Assistant Dean”) and the Associate Dean of Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation (“Associate Dean”) to implement 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. The Academic Achievement Program helps students develop the skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and ultimately into practice, and consists of teaching courses and workshops, as well as working individually with students. This is a full-time, year-round (12 month) administrative position.
Responsibilities
ACADEMIC YEAR DUTIES (generally spring and fall semesters) WORKSHOPS/COURSES/CLASSES
    • In conjunction with the Assistant Dean, conduct workshops/classes in the Academic Support Program and Orientation.
    • Teach courses covering both skills and substance as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, provide feedback for coursework, and prepare for class. Course load will include up to one fall semester course and one spring semester course per academic year. 
    • Assist the Assistant Dean in implementing the Academic Fellows program, including coordinating fellow selection and conducting trainings for the fellows. 
INDIVIDUALIZED WORK WITH STUDENTSDEVELOPMENT OF CULTURE OF ASSESSMENTOTHER DUTIES:
  • 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; 
  • Meet in-person regularly with students who are at-risk, on probation, or otherwise 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 Assistant Dean); 
  • Work with Assistant Dean to identify students of greatest need. Conduct outreach to and prioritize direct services to those students. 
  • Track various types of data to assess student progress including but not limited to student engagement, what the student worked on in individual meetings, and assess growth. Regularly review data and student progress with Assistant Dean and develop strategies to improve student outcomes. 
  • 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; and 
  • Assist the Associate Dean with the Bar Preparation Program as he or she directs. 

SUMMER DUTIES (generally from graduation in May through August) ASSIST IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL BAR PREP PROGRAM/REVISE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM
  • Participate in critiquing essays as part of the Supplemental Bar Prep Program, in the number and type the Associate Dean shall direct; and
  • Assist in revising segments and components of the Supplemental Bar Prep Program at the direction of the Associate Dean.
  • Revise and improve, as needed, the various programs and processes identified in “academic year responsibilities” (Items 1-9) above at the direction of- and in consultation with- the Assistant Dean.
  • Engage in professional development and continue developing understanding and implementation of best practices in academic success.
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.
  • At the Assistant level: (A) A minimum of three (3) years’ post law-school experience, including legal practice, judicial clerkship, teaching in higher education, or any combination thereof. (B) Must demonstrate transferable knowledge and skills if recent employment is not directly related to this position.
  • Significant knowledge of the substantive law tested on California Bar Examination.
  • Ability to engage and motivate students individually and in small- and large- groups.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment and professionalism at all times.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple and competing demands and complete duties in a timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to convey complex legal concepts and teach effective study skills and strategies for academic achievement and bar exam success to a diverse population of students.
  • Ability to perform successfully and with composure and tact in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality at all times, handling student information and sensitive matters while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to support a diverse population of students, develop a good rapport with students, and engage students in candid discussions about various aspects of their academic performance and bar exam preparation.
Desired Qualifications  
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.

October 23, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Tenure-Track Position at Widener University Delaware Law School

Widener University Delaware Law School is excited to welcome applications to join our full-time, tenure-track faculty, beginning the 2023-24 academic year, primarily in the areas of Torts, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Evidence, with the possibility for contributing to our programs in Legal Methods, Academic Success, and other areas of interest.  

 Applicants are invited to apply at //widener.edu/jobsApplications will be considered on a rolling basis (we encourage applications by November 1, 2022). Widener University embraces diversity in its faculty, students, and staff. We welcome applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community. Please contact Professor James R. May, Appointments Committee Chair, jrmay@widener.edu, with any questions. 

October 22, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 16, 2022

ASP Position at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

 Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (‘AJMLS’) is looking for a motivated individual to join the school in a full-time, non-tenure track position as an Academic Support Professional (‘ASP’). The ASP is an important team member in the Office of Academic Achievement and Bar Success (‘AABS’) who works with students and alumni to enhance, develop, and expound upon the critical skills associated with success in law school and on the bar exam. AABS offers instruction and assistance in a variety of formats, including one-on-one counseling, conducting workshops, teaching required bar success courses, and developing specialized course offerings available to all enrolled students and graduates preparing for the bar exam. The ASP position may have some weekend responsibilities but generally is a Monday-Friday position. 

This is a full-time, contract position, with opportunities for advancement and renewal, after an initial evaluation period. This is an in-person role, located in AJMLS’s brand-new location in downtown Atlanta. 

Ideal Experience and Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance. Applicants must have passed a bar in at least one jurisdiction within the United States. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in academic success or legal writing programs and to those who demonstrate a commitment to long-term student success. 

The Academic Support Professional will be responsible for, but not limited to the following: 

  • • Assisting with implementation and management of all AABS programming focused on preparing students for the bar exam 
  • • Teaching courses, academic workshops, and labs to students with the focus of strengthening the academic skills of critical reading, briefing, outlining, and analysis, and content related to the mission of the department 
  • • Participating and delivering instruction in the orientation program offered for credit to first year students 
  • • Providing learning strategies and techniques to enhance and leverage the academic skills that underline law school success 
  • • Providing written and formative feedback to students on practice problems and exams 
  • • Assisting with the development and the assessment of the academic success program by collecting and maintaining data relevant to academic performance 
  • • Assisting with the development of personal action plans for those studying for law school and bar exams 
  • • Identifying students’ academic strengths and opportunities for improvement, developing long-term academic plans, and assisting in providing effective instruction to help enhance performance 
  • • Showing interest in, and staying current on, educational learning theory 
  • • Working with students who perform relatively poorly on law school examinations and assessments 

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School values a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We are committed to providing equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process are welcome to contact Director Cynthia Davenporte directly. 

All interested candidates should submit their letter of interest, a current professional resume, and three professional references to: 

Cynthia Davenporte 

Director of Human Resources 

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School 

245 Peachtree Center Ave., NE, Suite 1900 

Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

cdavenporte@johnmarshall.edu 

October 16, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Professor of Lawyering at USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould School of Law is thrilled to announce that the school is hiring a full-time Professor of Lawyering Skills to serve as the Director of Academic Success beginning in the spring of 2023.  

Gould is located on the vibrant USC Park Campus in downtown Los Angeles.  For more about the school, please visit our website: https://gould.usc.edu/

To access the job description and submit application materials please use this link: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/professor-of-lawyering-skills-and-director-of-academic-success-program-open-rank/1209/37121736496.

Director of Academic Success Program

USC Gould School of Law seeks applications for a full-time Professor of Lawyering Skills, who will serve as the Director of the Academic Success Program (ASP). The position will begin in the spring of 2023. This position is an open rank, meaning that we may hire a full or associate professor depending on experience. Professor of Lawyering Skills is a year-round Research, Teaching, Practitioner, or Clinical (RTPC) faculty position. RTPC positions are non-tenure track positions. Gould anticipates making final hiring decisions by February of 2023.

The Academic Success Program

The mission of the law school’s ASP is to ensure that all JD students have the support they need to succeed academically and be prepared for the legal profession. The program has a Director and Assistant Director.  The Director reviews the program regularly and modifies it, in collaboration with the Dean and the faculty, to ensure that it continues to offer services and support that meet the needs of our students and address the current requirements and demands of the continually evolving legal profession.

Coursework

In the spring of the first year, ASP offers a one-credit course, Topics in Legal Analysis, for invited JD students who want to improve their analytical and exam-taking skills. Topics comprises three sections, one for each 1L supersection, and typically enrolls up to 30 students total (around 10 per supersection). Students who take the course practice outlining legal concepts in 1L courses and writing essay-exam questions that call for an analysis of legal issues raised by a hypothetical fact pattern. The program also offers a two-credit course, Legal Analysis of Evidence, to a segment of JD students during the fall of their second year. Legal Analysis of Evidence typically enrolls between 20 and 30 students and analyzes the rules of Evidence using weekly problems, multiple-choice questions, and essay exams designed to improve analytic skills and problem-solving.

Counseling

Upper-division students in ASP receive one-on-one academic counseling to help them achieve academic success, success on the bar exam, and success in the practice of law.

Other Programming

ASP also offers a full range of programming for 1Ls, including workshops about academic skills and a simulated practice exam. ASP also organizes and leads Gould Preview, a pre-orientation program designed to provide additional transitional support to a segment of incoming 1Ls (seehttps://gould.usc.edu/about/news/?id=5002). Gould Preview takes place two weeks before fall classes begin and requires planning and preparation during the summer.

The Director Role

The Director is the faculty member responsible for overseeing ASP. The responsibilities of the position include the following.

Program Development

The Director is expected to keep abreast of developments in ASP pedagogy and bring fresh ideas to the program with the goal of optimizing the program and its offerings. To serve this goal, the Director must continually assess the ASP curriculum and programming and modify it as needed.

The Director is also expected to stay abreast of efforts to modify the California Bar Exam and the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) to ensure that ASP is prepared to address any changes.

Program Supervision

The Director oversees and mentors the ASP Assistant Director, a faculty member who also supports the program by teaching Topics in Legal Analysis and other ASP courses, counseling students in ASP, and assisting with ASP programming. The Director also hires, trains, and supervises the Academic Success Fellows, upper-division students who mentor first-year students.

Teaching

The Director is responsible for teaching Legal Analysis of Evidence in the fall semester. Although Legal Analysis of Evidence is a two-unit course, it meets for 150 minutes a week to give students time to write practice exams in class. Teaching the course involves giving regular feedback on the students’ written work. The Director is also expected to teach one additional three-unit spring course (whether in the ASP program or not).

Counseling

The Director meets regularly with students and counsels them regarding academic, analytical, and study skills, as well as course selection and preparation for the Bar Exam.

Programming

The Director is responsible for developing and running ASP programming, including 1L workshops and practice-exam sessions. The Director is also responsible for organizing and running the Gould Preview program and supporting other 1L orientation activities.

Collaborating with Others Who Support Students

The Director collaborates with the Dean of Students and the first-year faculty to identify students in need of academic support and other resources. The Director also communicates regularly with the Registrar’s office concerning academic scheduling issues that arise in student counseling sessions.

Participating as a Faculty Member

The Director participates in committee work and other service activities expected of Gould faculty.

Requirements:

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, prior law teaching experience, substantial experience in academic support or teaching legal writing, and familiarity with academic support pedagogy.  

The Director must have a keen interest in academic support and bring energy and innovation to the program. The Director must also have excellent oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail; excellent writing and editing abilities; sound legal skills and knowledge; an affinity for counseling and mentoring students; strong people skills; cultural competency; strong public-speaking skills; and excellent time-management and organizational skills. The position requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse environment, including the ability to motivate and manage those who teach in ASP and work productively with others at the law school who support students. Relevant teaching experience (e.g., legal writing) and experience as a practicing attorney are strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits, described here: https://employees.usc.edu/full-time-faculty-staff/

Applying for this Position:

Please submit a CV/resume, statement of interest, one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations, and names and contact information for three references. Applications should also include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Applicants are encouraged to include in their statement of interest their own vision for ASP.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

October 15, 2022 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Assistant Dean of Academic & Student Services at Penn State

  • Penn State Dickinson Law, located in Carlisle, PA, is seeking an Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services. The Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services provides leadership and vision in support of the law school’s commitment to antiracism and mission to prepare students to practice greatness. The Assistant Dean is charged with ensuring a superior educational experience for all students. Reporting directly to the Dean, this position is responsible for academic advising and personal counseling, student life initiatives, strategic planning, community engagement, and best practice administration.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Addressing academic, personal, and professional issues that arise during law school, including managing disability accommodations, mental health resources, culture and climate concerns, personal counseling, and more.

    • Providing leadership and direction to the law school’s student organizations and their extracurricular activities.

    • Organizes critical student events throughout the year such as Orientation, Commencement, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and wellness programming.

    • Involved when matters arise with potential Honor Code, Code of Student Conduct, or other disciplinary violations.

    • Manages the Assistant Director of Student Services and coordinates with the Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage.

    • Work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid, the Financial Officer, and the Associate Dean for Administration.

    • Serves as the principal liaison between the administration and faculty, and students, providing leadership and strategic direction to ensure a positive student experience.

    • Expected to provide strategic leadership and oversight of student services provided at the law school.

    • Manage the first-year orientation program, transfer and visiting student onboarding, faculty advisor programs, and commencement; oversee internal communication and the Student Academic Handbook.

    • Interpret and ensure compliance with ABA Standards, the Law School’s Honor Code, the Code of Student Conduct, FERPA, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws; provide support for reporting required by the ABA, State Bars and Boards, and US New and World Report.

    • Facilitate the review and resolution of student complaints and issues.

    • Collaborate with the Office of Career Services on the implementation of strategic goals to support professional development and academic success; partner with the Financial Officer to develop an annual budget and operating plan that supports mission strategic goals and core values.

    • Provide direction to law-school contracted mental health professionals and promote available counseling and crisis resources.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Maintain a regular schedule of student appointments, providing individual counseling on a variety of student issues and concerns; expand web-based academic advising resources.

    • Develop a wide range of programs that enhance students’ academic experience; collaborate on resources and programs for academic support and bar preparation, including services to students whose performance indicates an opportunity for improvement.

    • Advise the graduate education administrator on initiatives for LL.M. and S.J.D. students.

    • Oversee all student conduct, discipline, and grievance proceedings; and provide advice on character and fitness matters related to bar qualification. Other related duties will be assigned as necessary by the organization.

    • Work with law school leaders to create an engaged, inclusive environment for students.

    • Be a liaison to other campus offices serving student needs to ensure the comprehensive administration of services and resources to law students.

    • Serve on law school task forces, standing committees, and advisory groups, and participate in the ongoing development and evaluation of law school policies, services, and systems.

    • Work with faculty and administration to identify and address problems arising within the student learning environments, social communities, or co-curricular activities.

    • Work closely with individual students and student groups to cultivate and enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the law school community.

    Typical Education & Experience:

    • Juris Doctor; at least five years of progressively responsible related work experience (for example, in higher education student services, counseling, student advisement, law, or similar fields)

    • Exceptional written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

    • Strong computer skills including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite of applications; demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse population.

    • Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries; ability and willingness to adjust to changing priorities on very short notice.

    • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines; and ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.

    • Experience with the administrative structure of a large university is desired.

    The Assistant Dean must be familiar with pedagogy, curriculum design, and learning theory to collaborate on student learning and bar preparation advising with the faculty. In addition, this position is the Dickinson Law liaison with campus-wide offices, including the Counseling Center, Disability Resources, Behavioral Threat Management Team, Student Conduct, Title IX Office, Affirmative Action, Coalition for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and more to ensure that students receive the full spectrum of services available through the university.

    The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

    Job Posting located here.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Tenure Track Position at Widener

Widener Law Commonwealth welcomes individuals with expertise in promoting student success to apply for a tenure-track position. We are seeking an individual to direct our academic and bar success programming beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing courses and programs that foster student success from orientation through bar exam preparation. This is a tenure-track faculty position.

Established in 1989, Widener Law Commonwealth is an independently accredited law school within Widener University. Located in Harrisburg, PA, the law school’s location in the capital of Pennsylvania provides impactful experiences for both our faculty and students. The law school is situated in one of the fastest growing areas of the state. Harrisburg provides many cultural amenities and outstanding access to outdoor activities. Additionally, it provides a reasonable cost of living and a strong job market.

WLC is a dynamic community of teachers and scholars. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our students, our engagement with teaching, and our scholarly impact.

The law school is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from persons of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other members of historically disadvantaged groups.

We are looking for candidates with knowledge of best practices in academic success and bar exam preparation, commitment to excellence in teaching, and potential to be productive scholars. Candidates must possess at least a JD degree or its equivalent. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to the Appointments Committee at cwfaculty@widener.edu. Please contact Professor Susan Raeker-Jordan, Appointments Committee Chair (sraeker-jordan@widener.edu), with any questions. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and we encourage applications by November 1.

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2 ASP Positions at New York Law School

New York Law School is hiring to fill 2 bar prep positions on its very well-supported Academic and Bar Success initiatives team. One is an Assistant Dean position; the other, an Associate Director position. Ideally, the school would like for the new hires to be able to start in January 2023. They will consider applications on a rolling basis, but they would prefer that they be submitted before the end of October 2022 to ensure they receive full consideration.
 
Application materials for either position should be sent to jobs@nyls.edu. This includes NYLS's employment application form.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at Western State

Western State College of Law at Westcliff University Faculty Hiring Announcement 

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills--Academic Success Program 

Western State College of Law (WSCL) at Westcliff University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills in our Academic Success Program beginning July 1, 2023. Candidates should have a record of academic excellence, experience in supporting student-centered learning, and a commitment to supporting the success of students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Academic Success Program seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching and supporting students from orientation through the bar exam. This position is designed to lead to a long-term contract that culminates, after five years of meeting standards in terms of teaching, service, and professional development, in successive five-year contracts with voting rights (on everything but promotion and tenure issues). We are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and others whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our institution. 

WSCL is located in the city of Irvine, California – close to miles of famous beaches, parks, recreation facilities and outdoor activities as well as the many museums, music venues, and diverse cultural and social experiences of greater Los Angeles. 

Founded in 1966, WSCL is the oldest law school in Orange County, California, and is a fully ABA approved for-profit, private law school. Noted for small classes and personal attention from an accessible faculty focused on student success, WSCL is proud that our student body is among the most diverse in the nation, with a majority of our students from minority backgrounds. In our 50+ year history we have nearly 12,000 alumni and have had over 150 judges elevated to the bench. Our alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas. 

WSCL is committed to providing workplaces and learning environments free from discrimination on the basis of any protected classification including, but not limited to race, sex, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, genetic marker or on any other basis protected by law. 

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a cover letter, complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement addressing your contributions to our goal of creating a diverse faculty, and names/email addresses of three references) should be emailed to Professor Susan Keller, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: skeller@wsulaw.edu. For more information about WSCL, visit wsulaw.edu. 

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Director of Academic Success at LMU Loyola

LMU LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a full-time position of Director of Academic Success to lead Loyola Law School’s Academic Success Program (ASP), which helps JD students, especially those who are struggling academically, succeed in law school and graduate. The Director of Academic Success reports to the Associate Dean for Faculty and collaborates with various departments and directors, including the Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion and the Director of Bar Programs, as well as the faculty who teach in the Program. Responsibilities of the Director of Academic Success include:

  • Providing academic support and counseling to ASP students and students who are at academic risk on a range of issues including law school skills, academic policies, graduation requirements, and course planning.
  • Developing and implementing academic success programming, including but not limited to workshops for 1Ls on law school skills and individual or group meetings with ASP students and students who are at academic risk to help them improve their academic performance.
  • Teaching and coordinating the curriculum for Loyola’s one-semester, 3-unit Law & Process course, which teaches legal analysis, examination, and practice skills in the context of the study of privacy torts and is designed to build law school and bar examination skills. Law & Process faculty collaborate to ensure a uniform core curriculum and assessment approach but retain substantial academic freedom to develop and teach their own classes. Depending on the interest of the candidate and needs of the law school, the teaching package could also include teaching Legal Research and Writing (LRW), a 4-unit year-long course that introduces 1Ls to legal research, writing, and analysis.
  • Teaching in Loyola’s three-week Summer Institute Program, which is an academic program during the summer for approximately 40 incoming students that builds essential law school skills (i.e., legal reasoning, analytical skills, and writing skills) and develops a sense of community among students and faculty.
  • Collecting and analyzing data and developing reports regarding the academic performance of ASP students including assessing student performance, effectiveness of academic interventions, and graduation and retention rates.
  • Developing a comprehensive communication strategy to inform JD students about ASP workshops, resources, counseling, and requirements, including developing and maintaining content for the ASP webpage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to a state bar.
  • Three to five years of practice and/or teaching experience.
  • Ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good judgment, communicate clearly and effectively, and work collaboratively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and external audiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Experience in academic support programs at the law-school level.
  • Ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve law students’ academic performance, and to design, implement, and manage innovative programs to promote that performance.
  • A strong understanding of the conceptual frameworks of growth mindset, stereotype threat, and belonging.  

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. 

 

Loyola is in the middle of Los Angeles’ thriving academic, cultural, and commercial center.  Our network of almost twenty-thousand alums has consistently yielded the highest number of Superior Court judges in the state and Southern California’s highest number of Super Lawyers. For more, see www.lls.edu.  We boast over twenty live-client clinics and an award-winning trial advocacy program.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating an interest in the position, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, the names of three references, a writing sample, and any teaching evaluations from the last two years via this link.  Applications should be submitted by October 16, 2022, but applications will be accepted and reviewed after that date until the position is filled.  Our goal is to make hiring decisions by the end of 2022. Loyola is an equal employment opportunity institution actively working to promote a diverse learning community.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment. We enthusiastically encourage all persons of diverse and intersectional identities, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. 

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Assistant Dean of ASP at Baylor

Assistant Dean/Academic Support Program

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

Core Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

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

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Assistant Director of Academic Success at Chicago Kent

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

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

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

Creighton University School of Law

Location: Omaha, NE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success at UDC

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 

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


Minimum Job Requirements
 

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

 

Information to Applicant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, August 26, 2022

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

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

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

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

We are looking for:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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