Friday, July 16, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Success at Loyola Chicago

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

To apply please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume to Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs, Melissa Hale, at mhale@luc.edu.
Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

• Counsel individual students to help them improve study and exam-taking skills, specifically those students who may be at risk. • Assist in overseeing the First Year Academic Tutors
• Assist in developing and teaching academic support program for first year second semester students. • Providing individual academic counseling to all students and alumni preparing for the bar • Researching and implementing the most current best practices for bar preparation • Serving on the Bar Exam Success Committee
• Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs, techniques, and methods.
• Track student success and academic performance for students in academic difficulty and at-risk students.
• Assist with supplemental bar prep program
• Assist with collection and organization of data for long-term assessment of: (a) student participation in Academic and Bar Success programming and course offerings, (b) individual student academic and bar exam performance, and (c) Loyola University Chicago School of Law retention and bar passage rates.
• Perform other duties in support of the Academic and Bar Success program as assigned by the Director

Qualifications:
• Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of a Bar Exam.
• Have been licensed in any state for a minimum of 2-3 years.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
• Interest in and enthusiasm for helping students build the skills necessary for law school and bar success.
• Individual must be a self-starter and demonstrate a sound work ethic.
• Must be able to function independently with minimal oversight.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Intermediate level computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills.
• Strong communication and public speaking skills.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
• Ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment.
• Proficient in compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis.
• Some evening and weekend work necessary based on program and student needs.

July 16, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Critical Legal Analysis Instructor at Rutgers

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Criticial Legal Analysis Instructor
Department Sch of Law-Nwk, Dean's Office
Salary Salary per Credit
Posting Summary
Adjunct Critical Legal Analysis Professors Needed for Rutgers Law School

Rutgers Law School, located in both Camden and Newark New Jersey, invites applications for Critical Legal Analysis (CLA), with openings in both locations for immediate needs in Fall, 2021 and Spring, 2022.   We encourage applications and inquiries from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our faculty, including, but not limited to, people of color, people living with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.
 
The primary teaching responsibility of the CLA Adjunct faculty position is to improve students’ ability to deconstruct legal rules, to explain and evaluate the significance of facts, to thoroughly support conclusions of law, and to effectively organize content.  These skills are critical in applying law to the hypothetical questions typical of both law school and bar exams.  The hands-on learning methodology used in the course will include in-class analytical and writing work in both individual and group settings.  CLA helps students develop their legal reasoning and analysis skills and improve their ability to communicate clear and well supported reasoning though legal writing.  
 
The instructor will present course material during the assigned course times, hold office hours, administer exams, assign grades and coordinate any other requirements related to course instruction.  Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and demonstrated ability in analysis, writing and lawyering skills.  
 
Please submit your application by 7/6/21 if possible and indicate your preferences for location and for teaching day or evening sections.
 
We also seek part-time lecturers for Fall, 2021 to teach Legal Analysis, Writing & Research Skills and for the Spring, 2021 semester to teach in various disciplines.
 
Two schools, each with distinctive strengths, have come together to create one law school with extraordinary opportunities for learning experiences and career growth.  Rutgers Law School—with locations in Camden and Newark—offers a world-class faculty; a curriculum of exceptional breadth and depth in theory, practice, and interdisciplinary studies; a geographic presence that spans one of the nation’s 10 largest legal markets (New Jersey) while also offering immediate access to two of the five largest markets (New York City and Philadelphia); an alumni network with over 20,000 members; and a strong tradition of diversity and social impact.  As the law school for a top public university, Rutgers Law School is committed to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service to its host communities, the state of New Jersey, and the nation.
Posting Number 21FA0768
Posting Open Date 06/30/2021
Posting Close Date 09/01/2021
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Friday, June 18, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Cal Western

Asst Dir Academic Achievement

Full TimeProfessional
Requisition ID: 1055

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement.   Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement provides academic and bar exam preparation support to law students and graduates, particularly those academically at risk.  The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for supervising the first year and upper division tutoring program, presenting skills workshops, and working with first-year students who are facing academic difficulty.  The Assistant Director teaches the first year skills course for academically at-risk students and other skills courses as determined by the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, as well as assists alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.

Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Assist in hiring and supervising teaching fellows in the CWSL tutoring programs (large-group tutoring and small-group labs).
  • Maintain CWSL website information for the Academic Achievement Department. 
  • Develop course plan and teach Skills Workshops and Labs to 1L students.
  • Counsel individual students to help them improve study and exam-taking skills.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in programming and analysis of pilot programs for 1L students.
  • Assist in developing and teaching academic support program for second-trimester students.
  • Teach sections of first year academic support courses and workshops.
  • Teach sections of either the Academic Achievement Workshop, Advanced Legal Analysis, or Pre-Bar to upper division students as needed.
  • Teach other skills courses as determined by the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement.
  • Works with Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Academic Achievement to: 
    1. Cross-teach as necessary in CWSL Bar Program courses to ensure continuity in pedagogy with overall Academic Achievement Department goals.
    2. Support and tutor CWSL alumni participating in the graduate component of the CWSL bar review program.
    3. Assist in the collection of data and the analysis of CWSL Bar Program effectiveness, including maintain statistics of bar exam performance.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs, techniques, and methods.
  • Schedule meetings, tutoring, and bar review sessions, including room reservations, audio visual and coordinating schedules.
  • Cooperate with other CWSL employees in matters of scheduling, room reservations, etcetera.
  • Draft and/or edit letters, reports, memoranda, classroom instructional materials, posters, and other materials as needed.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and schedule teaching fellows tutoring sessions. 
  • Set and enforce policies and procedures for tutoring programs.
  • Supervise Teaching Fellows:
    1. Work with faculty to ensure teaching fellows meet identified needs and expectations.
    2. In coordination with assigned faculty, hire, train, coach, discipline and evaluate tutors.
    3. Delegate effectively to ensure workload is balanced for efficiency and effectiveness.
    4. Provide appropriate feedback and coaching to assigned tutors on a regular basis.
    5. Accountable for tutors’ performance results.
  • Attend law school functions as the representative of the department.
  • Report as needed, verbally or in writing, to the Board of Trustees, the Dean, the Vice Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, and other senior administration.
  • Coordinate with other departments to plan and implement effective program initiatives.
  • Be accountable for work product.
  • Work with appropriate level of assistance, instruction and supervision.
  • Proactively advise the Assistant Dean of project status, potential issues, and overall departmental progress.
  • Suggest strategies to promote productivity and service.
  • Perform, with team approach, other duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of California Bar exam.
  • At least three to four years of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required, experience in both programs preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring; experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment; and knowledge of California Civil Procedure preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Individual must be a self-starter and demonstrate a sound work ethic.
  • Must be able to function independently with minimal oversight.
  • Must demonstrate a passion for working with students and have a track record of developing robust relationships with students and faculty.  

Computer Skills:

  • Intermediate level computer skills.
  • Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of effective internet search properties. 
  • Experience with website management, electronic communication and database systems, data analysis and interpretation preferred.
  • Must be highly proficient with legal research databases such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and familiar with other legal and government resources.
  • Experience with educational technology and/or statistical analysis software (like SPSS) is a plus.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology. 

 

APPLY NOW

Click the link below to complete an application through the CWSL Career Center website. 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=35y2n&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Free Virtual Workshop Series this Summer's Focused on Law School Hiring

Navigating the 2021-2022 Law Faculty Hiring Cycle

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and LatCrit (Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory Inc.) collaboratively present a workshop series,“Navigating the 2021-2022 Law Faculty Hiring Process” to be held virtually during summer and fall 2021.

Here's the link to learn more and to sign-up to participate in one of more workshops, with the first workshop on June 8, 2021:

https://www.law.du.edu/sites/default/files/2021-05/Virtual%20Workshop%20Series%20-%20DU%20SALT%20LAT%20CRIT%20FINAL_5-13-2021.pdf

May 20, 2021 in Advice, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

University of Idaho Seeking ASP Faculty

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks two entry-level or experienced faculty members to serve as full-time, temporary faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year. These faculty members will teach academic skills courses, develop and administer academic support and advising programs, and provide individualized academic counseling and advising. The positions are located in Boise.

The positions are open until filled, with a first consideration date of May 19, 2021.

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

Apply here: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/31700

Questions about the positions may be directed to Kristi Running, Associate Dean of Students-Moscow, at krunning@uidaho.edu.

May 8, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 30, 2021

Associate Director of Academic Skills Opening at UCI Deadline is May 1st

UCI Law is hiring an Associate Director of Academic Skills (Bar Specialist)!  The person will hold a working title of “Associate Director of Academic Skills.”  Under UCI’s Academic Personnel Manual, the person will hold an “Academic Coordinator” title.  Here is a link to the official posting:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06689.

Jennah Jones, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (jjones@law.uci.edu), is heading up the search process.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Jennah.  

If you're interested in applying, please submit your materials by May 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Assistant Director of Academic Support at Vermont

The Academic Success Program at Vermont Law School serves students in the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, various master’s programs, and Master of Laws program.  The Program reinforces vital academic skills, provides support in substantive instruction areas, and emphasizes organizational and time management skills. Academic Success is a growing and vibrant department.  The Assistant Director is eligible for a series of initial one or two-year contracts with the possibility of a long-term contract following a successful review.  This is a year-round position.

Academic Success answers directly to the Vice Dean for Students. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of ASP and works closely with the ASP Program Manager, ASP student mentors, and other faculty and staff.   The Assistant Director teaches core ASP courses, including Foundations of Legal Analysis, Legal Methods, and Bar Exam Skills & Tactics (BEST). The Assistant Director is also responsible for coordinating either the July Education for the Bar (JEB) program, a course designed to prepare students to sit for the July iteration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), or the February Early Bar (FEB) program, a six-credit course designed to prepare students to sit for the Vermont (UBE) February bar exam before graduating in May.

The Assistant Director is also responsible for presenting at ASP workshops, meeting with students individually, collaborating with faculty and staff, serving on faculty committees, and assisting the Director with administrative duties, including compiling, and filing mandatory reports. Additional responsibilities include attending school functions such as graduation, faculty meetings, and various other events throughout the year.  Occasional availability on nights or weekends is required.

Essential Functions and Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide individual counseling and tutoring for students about study habits, skills, tools for improvement, time management, outlining, exam preparation, and bar-related issues.
  • Assist ASP Director in planning, implementing, and designing academic support programs for all students at VLS.  
  • In conjunction with Director, develop and implement student programming for all three classes, including but not limited to curriculum design and implementation of first-year skills-based course, second-year bar information session, and third-year bar-passage course.
  • Design and implement workshop series and informational resources for all students including maintenance of TWEN, ASP web sites, bulletin boards, flyers, and emails, working closely with Director and ASP Program Manager.  
  • Aid in design and implementation of pre-orientation and orientation activities for incoming students.  
  • Collaborate with ASP team to increase awareness of department services.  Provide support to doctrinal faculty in utilizing those services.
  • Help students in connecting and maximizing usage of institutional and community resources.
  • Work with Director and Program Manager to coordinate activities of Student Mentors and assist in Mentor selection, training, and support.  Meet regularly with Student Mentors to monitor both mentor and mentee progress. 
Requirements

Education: 

  • Juris Doctor degree required with a license to practice law.

Experience: 

  • Four years of experience in higher education administration and/or teaching at the JD or Master’s level or comparable relevant work experience.
  • Experience in legal practice is a plus, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn adult learning theories.

Required Skills: 

  • Familiarity with first-year law curriculum. 
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn FERPA regulations.
  • Strong legal analysis skills.
  • Excellent writing ability.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to navigate basic technology systems in a Windows/Office environment for email, scheduling, online meetings via Teams or other platforms, and various school-specific databases.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for inclusion, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints.

Vermont Law School is mission-driven, guided by its motto: “Lex pro urbe et orbe,” law for the community and the world. This mission is apparent in the Law School’s longtime commitment to environmental law and social justice and the varied careers that its students have pursued in those fields. The Law School’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and board share a strong sense of this mission.

Vermont Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT, which is approximately a 30-minute drive from Hanover, NH, and a 45-minute drive from Montpelier, VT. For more information on the law school please go to www.vermontlaw.edu.

Vermont Law School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. In recruiting for faculty, we seek unique backgrounds in education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. As part of our commitment to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, candidates who meet the qualifications for this position and who require accommodations to apply should contact Human Resources at jobs@vermontlaw.edu. Vermont Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should apply through this link, attaching a cover letter, C.V., and two professional references. Applications received by April 23, 2021, will receive first consideration; the position will remain available until filled.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success at IU McKinney

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is conducting a national search for its next Student Support Specialist - Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success

Essential job duties include the following:

  • Reporting to the Director of Academic and Bar Success, the Associate Director will assist in designing and implementing McKinney’s academic and bar support initiatives in order to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for law students.
  • Create content for and lead a comprehensive 1L workshop program focusing on the development of academic skills such as case synthesis, outlining, legal analysis, critical reading, and exam preparation. Workshop series includes online modules. Development of online modules will implement best practices of online education.     
  • Provide individual assistance and counseling, including regularly scheduled meetings, with students in academic difficulty and at-risk students. Develop and monitor academic plans and recovery plans for individual students. Review and provide critical and constructive feedback on exercises and practice exams. Advise at-risk students on course selection.
  • Meet with and counsel students on their academic skills development; develop and oversee the execution of individualized learning plans; and provide one-on-one assistance for at-risk students.
  • Track student success and academic performance for students in academic difficulty and at-risk students. Utilize Canvas e-learning management system to help develop student skills and track student progress.
  • Serve as the primary manager of the Dean’s Tutorial Society (DTS), including hiring, training, and managing peer tutors, developing and revising skills lessons for peer tutors to utilize with 1L small groups, and developing and revising training materials and handbook for tutors.
  • Assist with supplemental bar prep program, including conducting practice exam sessions, assisting with skills and strategies workshops, and providing critical and constructive feedback on essays and MPTs.
  • Assist with collection and organization of data for long-term assessment of: (a) student participation in Academic and Bar Success programming and course offerings, (b) individual student academic and bar exam performance, and (c) McKinney School of Law retention and bar passage rates.


Qualified candidates should have a Juris Doctor degree along with one to three years of related professional experience, preferably post-law school experience or higher education experience; current or previous admission to a state bar in the United States, preferably Indiana or a UBE jurisdiction; teaching, advising, tutoring, counseling, or related experience preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills, strong communication and public speaking skills, ability to build rapport with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, and ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles.

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. All applications must be submitted online prior to May 8, 2021. For a description of the position and to apply for posting #293524, please visit https://jobs.iu.edu.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Complete the AASE Survey before Wednesday

Members of the Association of Academic Support Educators,

Please complete the AASE 2021 Short Survey before April 7th. A link was sent out on March 25th. Search your inbox for an email from AASE Membership. A reminder email should follow shortly. If you cannot locate the link, please email me or Goldie Pritchard.

The AASE Assessment Committee compiled this short nationwide survey to supplement the longer survey conducted by AASE in 2018. This short survey (maximum 20 minutes if all sections of the survey apply to your school) compiles the following:

  1. general data about each law school,
  2. information about the content of academic success programs and workshops,
  3. information about the content of bar prep programs and workshops, as well as,
  4. salary and status data.

To ensure that all teaching philosophies and that all job statuses and salaries are captured, the committee recommends that each non-clerical faculty and/or staff member within the academic success community complete the AASE 2021 Short Survey. Only the general data about each law school would be duplicative.

Further, since the AASE Assessment Committee exists to support and promote the assessment of programmatic effectiveness within AASE, the committee looks forward to compiling the data and presenting the results at the annual AASE Conference in May. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact me at johnson_a@law.mercer.edu or board member, Goldie Pritchard at gpritch@law.msu.edu.

Special thanks to my fellow committee members, Matthew Carluzzo, Jeanna Hunter, Diane Kraft, Dyann Margolis, Chenay Weyble, and our board liaison, Jodi Wiredu, for their valuable insights and tireless energy developing this survey. This truly was a team effort and it was an honor to work with all of them!

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!

All the best,

Anne G. Johnson

AASE Assessment Committee Chair

Adjunct Professor of Law

Assistant Director of Academic Success

Mercer University School of Law

1021 Georgia Ave., Macon, GA 31207
T: 478-301-5030
johnson_a@law.mercer.edulaw.mercer.edu

April 4, 2021 in Academic Support Spotlight, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements, Professionalism | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success at NYLS

Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Initiatives

New York Law School (NYLS), an independent law school in the heart of Tribeca, seeks an Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Initiatives who will assist the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success and the Assistant Dean for Bar Success with the overall management of the School’s academic and bar success initiatives. The Associate Director will collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver academic and bar support programming to assist J.D. students with the development of the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice.

The Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success Initiatives will work under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success. The primary focus of the Associate Director‘s position is bar success initiatives. This is a full-time, year-round position.

Responsibilities
• Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success, work closely with the Assistant Dean for Bar Success to collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver bar support programming.
• Use bar passage predictive data to perform targeted outreach to students in need of intensive support to pass the bar exam.
• Work with these students in their final year of study and with graduates during the bar preparation period by evaluating and providing both groups with individualized feedback, monitoring progress in their bar preparation courses, and mentoring them throughout the bar preparation period.
• Serve as an individual support to bar takers, and provide the encouragement and empathy necessary to help them pass the bar exam.
• Assist in coordinating work with other departments to address the needs of students and graduates studying for the bar exam.
• Teach bar study-focused courses in the fall and spring, and assist in the design and teaching of bar-preparation workshops.
• Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Bar Success, develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor study plans and activities for upper-level J.D. students. Provide students with timely feedback on individual writing assignments, and work with students to improve learning strategies, as well as test-taking, time management, and organizing skills.
• Stay abreast of trends in the academic and bar support field. (The Assistant Director will be provided with opportunities for professional development and training on learning theory and pedagogy.)

Requirements
• J.D. from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, license to practice law in the United States, and excellent academic record.
• Prior academic or bar support teaching experience preferred. A suitable combination of 1 to 3 years of practice experience and adjunct teaching may be substituted for academic or bar support experience.
• Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency at project management, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and implementing goals.
• Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Law School community.
• Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Some evening and weekend availability required.
• Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law students.
• Working knowledge of formats for written legal analysis (e.g., IRAC, CIRAC, CREAC).
• Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles.
• Working knowledge of the Uniform Bar Exam.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, and the ability to learn new programs as needed.

Compensation and Benefits
The position offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a copy of the applicant’s official or unofficial law school transcript to Kitty Montanez, Associate Director of Human Resources, at jobs@nyls.edu.

April 3, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 2, 2021

Director of Academic Achievement at Miami

Director of the Academic Achievement Program at the University of Miami.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and teaching evaluations (if applicable). Applications must be submitted using the University of Miami online portal, and questions can be emailed to AppointmentsCommittee@law.miami.eduCandidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting interviews for the position in April and May 2021 with an anticipated start date no later than August 2021.   

https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer_R100045861

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Visiting Professor at University of Memphis

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites applications for a visiting professor to offer programming and teach courses related to Academic Success and Bar Prep.


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


The base salary will be $84,000 for a preferred twelve-month visiting appointment. Tennessee does not have an income tax, and, in several different surveys, Memphis consistently ranks in the top ten for having one of the lowest costs of living in the United States.


Applicants should send the following materials to Dean Katharine Schaffzin, at k.schaffzin@memphis.edu: a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and a list of three references. (Please include “Visiting Professor Application” in the subject line of the e-mail.) In addition, applicants must submit materials through the University’s hiring portal at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/26789. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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

March 28, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Support at Tulsa College of Law

The University of Tulsa College of Law is hiring a Director of Academic Support. 

The Director of Academic Support provides programming and activities from 1L orientation through post-graduation bar preparation for student academic and professional success. To implement the goals of student success, the Director of Academic Support will work closely with the Associate Dean of Students, administrators and faculty to envision, develop and implement on-going academic success, time management, and wellness programming for all students, with targeted programs as needed for students.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or email to tujobs@utulsa.edu or fax to (918) 631-3543.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Assistant Dean of Academic Skills at UCI

UCI Law is hiring a new head of its ASP department.  The person will hold a working title of “Assistant Dean of Academic Skills.”  Under UCI’s Academic Personnel Manual, the person will hold an “Academic Administrator” title.  Here is a link to the official posting: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06651.  Jennah Jones, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (jjones@law.uci.edu), is heading up the search process.  If you are interested in applying, please submit your materials by April 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

March 21, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Associate Director for Bar Performance at Golden Gate

Associate Director for Bar Performance and Assessment

 

BASIC FUNCTION & SCOPE OF JOB

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

March 20, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Achievement at Chapman

Chapman Fowler School of Law is hiring an Assistant or Associate Director of Academic Achievement.  This person will work with me to provide Academic Achievement workshops, one-on-one services, and teach a 3L bar prep course.  They will also work with bar students over the summer.   

The job posting can be found at https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/23780.

March 13, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 12, 2021

Clinical Professor for Bar Success at University of Idaho

The Clinical Professor for Bar Success will work with the Associate Deans of Students, Clinical Professors of Academic Success, faculty, and others, in both locations [Moscow and Boise], to create and provide programming designed to improve students’ bar preparation efforts by advising, counseling, and supporting students individually, co-teaching an applied legal reasoning course for third-year law students to assist them in preparing for the bar examination, and developing and working with students and others in small group or workshop settings to promote bar success. 

University of Idaho Applicant Portal | Clinical Professor for Bar Success (peopleadmin.com)

March 12, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

ASP Position at Western State College of Law

Western State College of Law (WSCL) at Westcliff University invites applications from candidates for a long-term contract-track position in the Academic Support Program beginning July 1, 2021.  We seek candidates with prior experience in teaching academic support or bar preparation, strong academic backgrounds, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated potential for productive scholarship.

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. Our 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys.

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 Todd Brower, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: tbrower@wsulaw.edu  For more information about WSCL, visit: wsulaw.edu

February 27, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Academic Success at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School’s legal writing and academic success programs are hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year. A professor in this position likely would teach one section of students in our year-long 1L legal writing program (approximately 20 students) and a combination of 1L and upper-division academic success intervention courses. The position will report to the Director of Legal Writing, Professor Heidi Brown, and to the Director of Academic Success, Professor Shane Dizon. 

To provide applicants with background about our legal writing program, last year, Brooklyn Law School launched our new seven-credit 1L legal writing curriculum, a change from our prior four-credit program. Our fall semester course (which increased from two to three credits) introduces students to the fundamentals of legal research and writing, focusing on objective legal analysis. 

Last spring, we launched our brand new 1L legal writing course called Gateway to Lawyering. We offer four subject-matter “Gateways”: (1) Law and Business, (2) Law and Information, (3) Law and Social Justice, and (4) Law and Individual Life. We endeavor to place incoming students in their subject-matter area of preference. Each legal writing professor teaches one of the four Gateway courses. All four “Gateways” follow a similar syllabus progression and assignment/grading model, and offer consistent learning objectives. Teams of legal writing professors within each Gateway choose a statutory framework within the particular subject matter area that students work with throughout the semester. In the spring course, students produce three written works (descriptive, transactional, and persuasive) to advance a client’s interests. Students also learn and develop oral communication skills, including persuasive advocacy. 

Brooklyn Law School’s academic success program is one of the oldest at any U.S. law school. It encompasses a pre-orientation program, Summer Legal Process (specifically geared towards students traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession), as well as orientation sessions, voluntary weekly skills workshops, one-on-one meetings, and guided final exam practice. Academic success professors also teach intervention courses required in the spring of 1L year, the fall of 2L year, and both semesters of 3L year for students below certain GPA cutoffs. Finally, the office provides skills workshops and individual assistance for graduates taking the February and July bar exams. 

We welcome entry-level and experienced teachers to apply. Applicants must have a J.D., at least three years of legal practice experience, and experience reviewing and providing written and oral feedback on the legal work of students or junior attorneys. We are looking for innovative, collaborative, and creative educators to join our legal writing and academic success teams. As this is a newly created position, we welcome questions! 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three professional references to Professor Shane Dizon at shane.dizon@brooklaw.edu by Friday, March 5, 2021. 

February 22, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 5, 2021

Professor of Practice at Nova Southeastern

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law is hiring a Professor of Practice for the Academic Success and Professionalism Program. You can find the position description, as well as instructions for applying, here: https://nsucareers.nova.edu/en-us/job/499431/academic-success-professionalism-program-instructor-995032.

The ASP Department at NSU Law is a large and collegial department. In addition to myself, there are a total of 5 Professors of Practice and two administrative support staff. Professors of Practice are not faculty, although they attend and can participate in faculty meetings. The ASP Department is highly prioritized in the law school and receives significant support from the Dean of the law school.

Members of the department collaborate on a variety of projects and usually team teach ASP and bar-related courses. In the past year, we have created an innovative asynchronous online Orientation program, which we hope to expand for this Fall's entering class. We offer support to students using a variety of different strategies: online Canvas resources pages for ASP and bar success, a set of required ASP and bar courses, and a robust bar support program for our graduates called Raising the Bar. There is significant opportunity and support for professional development and creativity. We work with an incredibly diverse group of students, and that work is extremely rewarding. Plus, we are doing it in sunny South Florida! 

February 5, 2021 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)