Sunday, August 27, 2023

Associate Dean for Academic Success at Pittsburgh

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Legal Writing, with an administrative appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Success. This position is part of a system of contracts progressing to presumptively renewable long-term contracts, separate from the University’s tenure stream. However, applicants with tenure from another institution may be eligible for a tenured appointment. The position will begin summer 2024.

The successful applicant will serve as Pitt Law’s first Associate Dean for Academic Success, overseeing the implementation of innovative strategies and programs to enhance students’ academic performance in law school and increase their likelihood of success on the bar exam. In cooperation with other members of the law school administration and the faculty, the Associate Dean for Academic Success will also help to shape the future direction of the law school’s curriculum. The position will report directly to the Dean and will supervise the Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services (an existing staff position). The Associate Dean for Academic Success will also teach courses related to academic success, some or all of which may be writing courses.

Minimum requirements for the position include a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent writing skills, an outstanding academic record, and professional experience in academic support as a counselor or teacher. Additional experience in bar exam preparation and familiarity with the NextGen bar exam are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be skilled at initiating and maintaining engagement with a diverse group of students, and open to input from students, administration, staff, and faculty.

Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the United States, offering 90 unique neighborhoods, a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities, and an affordable cost of living.  It boasts a vibrant modern economy, driven to a significant extent by Pitt and its neighbor, Carnegie Mellon University. The city is defined by its unique topography, including the three rivers and over 400 bridges. 

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references addressed to Professor Ben Bratman, Chair, Appointments Committee, at [email protected]. Write “Academic Success Faculty Application” in the subject line of the email. Applicants are strongly urged to submit by September 8, 2023, after which the committee will begin reviewing applications.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/M/F/Vets/ Disabled). In furtherance of our strong institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we particularly welcome applications from minorities, women, and others who would add diversity to our faculty.  Recruitment is subject to approval by the University’s Provost. 

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Saturday, August 19, 2023

Director of Academic Excellence at Wake Forest

Wake Forest School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Excellence and Bar Support.  The posting is here.  The Director is responsible for the oversight and implementation of academic success and bar support programs and initiatives in support of strong educational and bar examination outcomes. Using a data-driven approach and continuous improvement mindset, the Director will set goals and measure outcomes, develop plans, and engage students to help improve their ability to succeed in their academic program, as well as recent graduates in their preparation for the bar examination.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Academic Excellence:

  • Manage and implement all major support services related to academic excellence and academic support.
  • Develop and implement programming, including workshops, information sessions, and training on academic skills and general topics such as reading and briefing cases, time management, class preparation and participation, and exam strategies.
  • Provide academic support counseling for all students who have self-engaged, who have been identified as at-risk through data analysis, or have been referred through regular, one-on-one appointments.
  • Administer Academic Excellence Program (AEP) for first-year law students, identifying best practices and seeking ways to improve offerings.
  • Teach one section of Critical Academic Skills Enhancement (CASE) course each Spring semester for students who require additional academic support, recruit and supervise additional instructor (if a second section is needed).
  • Explore and implement innovative approaches to academic support, reviewing data and best industry best practices, revising programming and support mechanisms to meet support demands.
  • Work with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to identify and support struggling or at-risk students.

Bar Support:

  • Coordination and implementation of all major services related to bar examination support, with emphasis on continuous improvement of first-time and ultimate bar passage rates.
  • Develop and implement programming including workshops, information sessions, and training on various topics for students and recent graduates such as bar examination and MPRE applications, Character & Fitness, commonly tested legal subjects, and MBE strategies.
  • Teach the Applied Legal Concepts course each Spring semester.
  • Track bar examination taker study progress using data and predictive analytics, identifying at-risk takers and providing encouragement and support.
  • Provide law school leadership team with regular updates on bar taker engagement and leverage former student relationships for motivational outreach.
  • Coordinate July North Carolina bar examination support efforts in Raleigh
    (e.g., lunch, staff greeters, etc.).
  • Explore and implement innovative approaches to bar exam support, reviewing data and revising programming and support mechanisms to meet support demands. 
  • Lead school efforts to understand the NextGen bar exam, work with faculty and staff to recommend changes/additions to curriculum to address NextGen bar exam.

Reporting:

  • Lead data coordination and tracking for ABA Bar Passage Reporting purposes, ensuring data integrity and accuracy for all first time and recent bar takers.
  • Work with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to ensure ABA Bar Passage Report is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Identify opportunities to visualize and report progress in academic excellence and bar support.

Additional Job Description

Other Functions:

  • Manage Academic Success and Bar Support Budget.
  • Supervise Teaching Assistants for Academic Engagement Program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Juris Doctor degree with at least three years of successful student programming administration, teaching, or a combination thereof, in law schools. Superior writing and oral communication skills. The ability to deliver difficult news and manage difficult conversations. Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team, including interface with all faculty, staff, students, and senior administrators.

Superior judgment, high resilience and energy, strong emotional intelligence, compassion and positivity, innovation, and a continuous improvement mindset. Serving as a community model the successful candidate will have sophistication in academic best practices, understanding of the state of the legal profession and law pedagogy.

Proficiency with technology and software navigation, and the ability to learn new technology.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

 

Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervi

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Tenure Track Position at Washburn

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for the tenure-track position of Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Passage, beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Washburn Law has a unitary tenure-track with scholarship support including summer writing stipends, year-round research assistants, and funding for travel to conferences. This nine-month tenured/tenure-track position is one of five open tenured/tenure-track positions in the School of Law.  The posting is here.

The Director will design a comprehensive academic enrichment program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic enrichment program, direct the provision of a full range of academic enrichment services, and supervise the bar passage program. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes. It is anticipated the successful candidate will also teach selected courses as assigned. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,550 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

The Washburn campus is located blocks from the historic state capitol. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods with well-maintained parks; and a nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site.

Washburn University School of Law moved into its new, state-of-the-art building in July 2023. The building features classrooms equipped with up-to-date recording technology, including closed captioning; a green room recording studio; and beautiful trial and appellate courtrooms.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

Essential Functions:
• The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling teaching expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment, teaching a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook. They will administer and teach the academic enrichment and bar passage program and other courses as assigned.
• The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling scholarship expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment.
• The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling service expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment.

Required Qualifications:
• JD degree from an ABA accredited law school.
• Demonstrated commitment to academic enrichment and bar passage.
• Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrated commitment to institutional service.
• Demonstrated potential for scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Training or experience appropriate to teach complementary courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please upload a letter of interest as part of your application. Contact information for three professional references will also be collected as part of the application. If you have questions about the position please contact Professor Michelle Ewert, Chair faculty recruitment committee, at [email protected]. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts required once hired.

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Friday, August 18, 2023

Assistant Director of Academic Success at Florida

University of Florida seeks an Assistant Director of Academic Success.  The Assistant Director of Academic Success will be responsible for the implementation of innovative strategies and programs that will enhance students’ law school success and prepare students and graduates for the bar examination.  

 Work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic programs to help facilitate the academic goals of the law school faculty and students.  Be a resource for and advise faculty on topics such as providing helpful feedback, academic advising, bar coaching, and integration of skills and learning strategies into academic coursework and co-curricular efforts.

Organize and facilitate workshops for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls, focused on academic excellence and bar preparation.  Teach one course per semester designed to introduce, reinforce, and develop skills to enable students to be successful in law school and beyond.  Work with students one-on-one to provide individualized instructions and coaching.  Recruit, train, and oversee academic tutors.

Regularly assessing the quality of the program and making modifications to the course to ensure the program's effectiveness in preparing students for the bar exam.  Coordinating the program assessment by collecting and analyzing bar examination statistics, tracking students through law school, reporting data related to bar exam outcomes and pass rates, maintaining all information on the bar exams outcomes from all jurisdictions for all law graduates, and providing data to and working collaboratively with faculty and staff.

The Levin College of Law is growing and changing daily. All College of Law community members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in furtherance of our strategic goals.

The posting and submission portal is here.

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Sunday, August 6, 2023

Director of Academic Success at LSU

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire a non-tenure-track Associate Professor of Professional Practice or Professor of Professional Practice to serve as its Director of Academic Success, developing and implementing a comprehensive Academic Success Program to assist students in the transition to law school and to promote their successful completion of the J.D. program and bar passage.  The comprehensive program will emphasize success in bar passage as well as in first-year courses, both of which require the development of strong critical reading, analysis, and legal-writing skills.

Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school (or international equivalent).

Minimum of two years’ experience in law practice and/or law teaching with a focus on critical reading, analysis, and legal-writing skills. Some experience related to program support, management, and/or coordination is required. Admitted to practice law in at least one state.

All applicants must apply through workday.

https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/details/Law-Center-Director-of-Academic-Success_R00080581-1?q=hebert.

LSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for all qualified persons in employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status. LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. 

Questions may be directed to Missy Lonegrass, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, [email protected].

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Assistant Director of Academic Success at Akron

Akron Law – Assistant Director, Academic Success Programs

Description: The University of Akron, School of Law Dean's Office, is seeking an Assistant Director of the Academic and Bar Success Program.

Primary responsibilities include: Teaching relevant law courses to students, counseling and tutoring students to ensure academic success, providing support to students by conducting workshops and supplying assistance with basic writing and analytical skills as needed.  

Summary: Independently coordinates and executes tasks in support of a programs, event, service or department. Serves as point-of-contact to internal and external parties providing both information and assuring service delivery. Must foresee and rectify complications preemptively and in real time.
Student Success, Advising and Enrichment focuses on programs and services that support attainment of educational goals and enhance students' academic and life skills. Includes advising students on university policies, procedures, program and degree requirements and a range of other academic matters. Provides referrals to appropriate units for financial, mental health and other services. Examples of programs developed and administered include first year experience, learning centers, skills workshops, tutoring services, new student orientation and other learning experiences for the general, international, and other identified populations.

Additional Information:

Required Qualifications: Juris Doctor degree and a minimum of 2 (two) years of relevant experience.

Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin on August 24, 2023.​

Compensation: The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission.
All staff and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA).
The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

Application Instructions: In order to be considered for this position, please attach your resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references.

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern

SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL in Los Angeles invites applications for full-time entry-level or experienced Associate Professors of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. These non-tenure-track positions can lead to a long-term contract. AS/BP faculty vote on virtually all issues in faculty meetings, serve on faculty committees, are eligible for summer research stipends, and those who are productive scholars are eligible to apply for sabbaticals.
 
AS/BP faculty work with students from pre-matriculation through the bar-study period. They teach our summer Bison Bootcamp program and serve as bar-study coaches for graduates. They teach the 1L Foundations of Law & Practice course, which instructs students about core law school skills, like reading cases and statutes, note-taking and classroom engagement, rule synthesis, outlining, and exam-taking techniques. They also teach upper-level courses, including Remedies, Multistate Bar Exam, and Cal Bar Writing. As we learn what will be covered on the new California Bar Examination, courses or course content may change.

We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching and can demonstrate success in the classroom, love working with students outside the classroom, and are willing to contribute to the campus community through committee and related service.
Subject to approval from the ABA, we plan to launch a mostly asynchronous online J.D. program (with full-time and part-time options) in Fall 2024, and we hope many faculty we will hire in the coming years will teach in that program.
 
Founded in 1911, Southwestern is an ABA-accredited, independent law school located in the center of Los Angeles. Our mission includes educating lawyers ready to serve clients, the profession, and our society with excellence, empowering students to reach their potential, cultivating inclusion and belonging, and shaping the law and public policy through teaching, scholarship, and service.
 
To apply, please send your CV, professional references, research agenda, and preferred areas of teaching via email to [email protected] and put “Faculty Application” in the email subject line. Review of applications and AALS FAR forms will begin in mid-August. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom, and callback interviews will be held in person.

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Friday, August 4, 2023

Academic Success Position at Utah

The faculty of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is excited to invite applications for five faculty positions at the rank of Associate Professor (tenure track), Assistant/ Associate Professor (Clinical), or Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer): one position to run an asylum/refugee clinic, one position to run a medical-legal partnership clinic, one non-tenured academic success and support position, and two positions in any area. Applicants for the asylum/refugee and medical-legal partnership clinics may choose to apply for a tenure track or non-tenure track position. Non-tenure track faculty enjoy long-term, presumptively renewable contracts. Qualifications for the positions include a J.D., LLM, and/or S.J.D., a strong academic record, capacity for scholarly merit, and proven or potential teaching distinction. The University of Utah promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in its faculty and student body and seeks faculty who can contribute to our Law School Diversity and Anti-Racism Goals, which can be found here: http://sjquinney.utah.edu/diversity. Candidates should submit an application to the University of Utah Human Resources website: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/xxxxxx.

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Director of Academic Success at University of Houston

University of Houston seeks a Director of Academic Success.  The posting is here.

The Director leads the development and implementation of academic success programs designed specifically to address the educational needs of students in the Law Center. Evaluates counseling and advising activities and makes recommendations for new initiatives and/or enhancement to existing practices.

  1. Plans, designs, and implements workshops and develops programming for students to enhance their test-taking and study skills, in collaboration with Law Center faculty.
  2. Assesses and monitors student performance and provides guidance to students to assist with their progress in the academic program.
  3. Collects and manages data and resources related to academic success and drafts reports regarding student performance.
  4. Creates educational development plans for at-risk students, monitors and provides interventions, as needed.
  5. Collaborates with internal and external partners to design comprehensive academic and bar support curriculum.
  6. Works with JD students, and on occasion LL.M students, individually and in small groups to assist with individualized bar-preparation plans.
  7. May participate in academic advising and career counseling.
  8. Maintains knowledge of University of Houston campus resources and policy and procedures relating to academic success.
  9. Integrates antiracism and diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practices in all plans, programs and practices.
  10. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. 

Notes to Applicant: 

Relevant experience as an attorney may be considered in lieu of stated experience requirement. 

As one of the only two positions within Student Affairs designated for a J.D., other than the Assistant Dean position overseeing Student Affairs (“ADSA”), the position influences many student matters. Please see these pages for additional information: 

https://www.law.uh.edu/student/  
https://www.law.uh.edu/OSA/staff.asp  

This search is coordinated by the ADSA office. In addition to the formal application made in response to this posting, applicants should send the office a short email to Assistant Dean Monica Mensah, [email protected]. Please express your interest and attach a resume or curriculum vitae to that email. 

EEO/AA

Qualifications

Doctoral and 3 years experience

Education: Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed. J.D. required. Experience: Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience. Certification/Licensing: Requires professional licensing, certification or registration. Bar Membership required.

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Director of Bar Success at Arkansas

The University of Arkansas School of Law is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its Director of Bar Success.  Below you will find the Summary of Job; Qualifications; Assigned Duty Areas; Compensation Information; Required Application Documents; and the link to the University’s Career Opportunities site.  Please share this information with your constituents and colleagues.  Position is scheduled to close midnight Jun 28, 2023

Summary of Job

The Director of Bar Success leads the development and implementation of bar success programs designed specifically to address the educational needs of students at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The job expectations include developing strategies to provide individualized support to 1L and 3L law students to assess their preparation for the bar and Nex-Gen bar exams. Successful candidates will be able to implement and assess student process after the 1L year with the preliminary bar exam and provide in depth workshops and training for students to supplement commercial bar preparation programs. These workshops will focus on the UBE subjects for both the multistate bar examination, essay examination and MPT for both the February and July bar examinations. The ability to track student progress in both their commercial programs and in the supplemental program is of critical importance.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
At least 2 years’ experience in working with students on standardized testing; this could be the GRE, LSAT, or bar examination
Demonstrated ability to create trainings regarding the bar examination for graduating law students

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in designing and implementing workshops for students pertaining the bar examinations in both February and July 
Experience in working collaboratively and as a part of a diverse team
Experience in assessing data related to the performance of students on practice bar examinations on the multistate, essay writing, and performance test

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficient knowledge and skill using computers and software including Microsoft Office Suite
Strong written and oral communication skills
Well-developed customer service skills
Ability to establish and maintain electronic files and other record-keeping systems
Ability to operate standard office equipment
Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple tasks at any time

Assigned Duty Areas:

30% Collaborate with the Director of Academic Success regarding advising, workshops and other topics.

30% Work with “at risk” 3Ls and administer the preliminary bar examination after the 1L year.

40% Create and administer the Supplemental Bar Examination Program for February and July

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Application Documents:

1) Cover Letter
2) Resume’
3) List of three professional references (name, email, business title)
4) If applicable – Proof of Veteran Status

To apply please go to the following link:

https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/details/Director-of-Bar-Success_R0032516?q=R0032516&locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249

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Director of Bar Success at New Mexico School of Law

The Office of Student and Career Services at the UNM School of Law invites applicants for the position of Director of Bar Exam Success. Our dedicated team is committed to helping law students and graduates reach their full academic potential and employment goals. Main Duties: Designs, leads, coordinates, implements, and assesses integrated school wide academic programs aimed to increase law graduates' success on the bar exam through collaboration with faculty and administration. Teaches or assists in the coordination of for-credit bar strategies courses. Tracks all students' preparation for the bar exam and performance on the exam. Monitors bar exam developments in New Mexico and nationally. Evaluates new developments in the delivery of bar support by law schools. Has knowledge and understanding of multicultural and disability issues. Ability to build rapport with all students, especially at-risk students. JD strongly preferred. FBC: July 25, apply under job req25943 at UNMJobs.unm.edu job req25943. Please contact UNM Human Resources at [email protected] or (505) 277-4777 for assistance and questions about the application process.

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Sunday, June 18, 2023

Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage at University of North Dakota

Salary/Position Classification

  • $82,000 Annual, Exempt
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No
  • Link to Posting:  https://careers.und.edu/jobs/director-of-academic-success-bar-passage-grand-forks-north-dakota-united-states

Purpose of Position

The Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage shall coordinate and assume primary responsibility for academic success and bar preparation programming at the University of North Dakota School of Law. The ability of our students to succeed academically – and to pass any licensure examination required for bar admission – is critical to the ongoing success of the School of Law. The position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration of the School of Law.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordination and implementation of all major support services related to bar examination success/bar passage.
    • Teach regular bar exam workshops on core skills required for success on the bar exam, including skills relating to success on all portions of the Uniform Bar Examination (e.g., multiple choice, essay examinations, and practical examinations), and on the most commonly tested subjects, for UND Law students and alumni.
    • Administer practice tests at workshops and provide students with individualized feedback and scoring on practice tests.
    • Administer a simulated practice exam upon the completion of each workshop cycle and provide students with individualized feedback and scoring on the practice exam.
    • Provide counseling to students and alumni studying for the bar exam.
    • Advise students on course selection to maximize bar exam success.
    • Teach the School of Law’s primary bar preparation course each year.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations. 
  • Coordination and implementation of all major support services related to academic success and academic support.
    • Provide academic support counseling (e.g., providing students with practice problems and tests and providing individualized feedback to students on those practice problems and tests, advising students on course selection, discussing taking class notes and other general academic success skills, etc.) for students who have been referred to the School of Law’s mandatory academic advising program through regular one-on-one appointments.
    • Provide academic support counseling to all law students who wish to meet to discuss academic skills.
    • Conduct frequent academic success workshops on a range of topics such as class preparation, reading and briefing cases, classroom participation, outlining, exam strategies and skills, and time management.
    • Administer a practice exam for first-year students prior to their first graded mid-term exam each year.
    • Provide intensive instruction in academic skills during the first-year orientation.
    • Supervise academic success teaching assistants.
    • Teach academic skills/academic success courses as needed.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations. 
  • Provide programming and professional administrative support.
    • Work with Assistant Dean to coordinate, implement, and administer academic success programming during required first-year orientation program.
    • Compile information for various reports and develop and implement policies and procedures related to academic success and bar examination reporting.
    • Provide support to law students at the North Dakota bar examination in February and July
    • Other related responsibilities as assigned.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations. - (Essential)
  • Assist with School of Law administration.
    • Contribute to the success of the School of Law through collegial and constructive participation in senior administrative efforts.
    • Serve on School of Law and external committees.
    • Represent the School of Law in various public settings and interact effectively with the bench and bar, as well as with government officials.
    • Other related responsibilities as assigned.
    • Attendance at on- and off-campus events during and outside of ordinary business hours may be required; some additional travel may be required.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations.

Required Competencies

  • Strong commitment to public legal education and student success.
  • Strong business communication skills.
  • Ability to explain complex legal concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Clear ability to interact effectively and appropriately with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and appropriate external constituencies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Passage of a bar examination.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in academic success/bar examination preparation programming at a law school.
  • Passage of the Uniform Bar Examination.
  • Current bar membership within the United States (and, if not already admitted to the North Dakota bar, the ability to become admitted to the North Dakota bar).
  • Prior instructional experience in a law school environment.
  • Prior experience counseling law students.
  • Prior experience supervising law students.
  • Record of strong academic performance in law school.

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Director of Bar Writing Positions at Barry University

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Dean for Academic Success, Bar and Bar Prep. is to direct and implement the Law School’s Bar Preparation programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for success on the bar examination. This position is also a tenure track faculty position on the skills track.

The Assistant Dean supervises the Director of Bar Multiple Choice Initiatives , the Director of Bar Writing Initiatives, the Director of Bar Data Collection and Assessment, the Director of Academic Success and support staff.

Essential Duties

  1. Organizing and facilitating Bar Preparation lectures and workshops by:
  • Working with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on the Comprehensive Exam and the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) workshops.
  • Being a resource to the faculty to increase teaching effectiveness.
  • Teaching one or two Bar Preparation related courses and workshops each semester designed to increase bar exam readiness and legal analysis and test-taking skills.
  • Advising and assisting students in the interpretation of their Individual Student Reports regarding their performance on the Comprehensive Exam.
  • Organizing, overseeing and presenting Bar Application workshops.
  • Organizing, overseeing and administering simulated bar exams.
  • Organize, oversee and administering simulated MBE and Florida Bar exams.
  1. Conduct and oversee all aspects relating to the Florida Bar exam and Florida Bar applications by:
  • Organizing and overseeing all Bar application related issues.
  • Organizing and overseeing the delivery of  Bar applications presentations at Orientation.
  • Serving as the Law School’s liaison with the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and with commercial bar preparation providers.
  • Travel to Tampa Bar Exam twice a year.
  1. Coordinate the implementation of periodic program assessment by:
  • Collecting and analyzing bar examination statistics.
  • Tracking students through law school.
  • Reporting data related to bar exam outcomes and pass rates.
  • Maintaining all information on bar exam outcomes from all jurisdictions for all law graduates.
  • Providing data to, and working collaboratively with, faculty and staff.
  • Keeping accurate records and data for reporting on the ABA’s annual bar passage questionnaire.
  1. Assist in the direction of the CLASP Program by:
  • Working collaboratively with the CLASP team on academic success and bar preparation.
  • Meeting with and counseling students on their academic progress and bar readiness.
  • Working with students from the point of admission, through matriculation and through bar admission.
  • Updating and maintaining the Academic Success and Bar Preparation webpage.
  1. Work with the Director of Multiple Choice Initiatives to oversee the MPRE Process including tracking students taking the MPRE, administering the MPRE Milestone Exam, overseeing the MPRE Required Reviews and simulated exams including scheduling and makeups.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate required.
  • Current member of the Florida bar.
  • Demonstrated high score on The Florida Bar Exam, Part A and Part B. 
  • Demonstrated high scores on Part A Essay Questions of the Florida Bar.
  • One to three years of relevant experience to include supervisory and general management skills.

 

Director of Bar Writing Initiative & CLASP Counselor is responsible for providing support to students from matriculation through admission to the bar examination, with the primary goal of enhancing the learning and study skills of students; primarily responsible for all bar writing initiatives and programs.

Individual Academic Counseling

  • Provide intensive individual academic counseling to assigned students and advise them on various academic issues.  For those students on probation, advise students on the petitioning process to obtain an additional semester of discretionary probation.
  • Provide individual academic counseling to all students considered at-risk and/or those seeking to improve their academic performance.
  • Advise and approve course selections for students below an established GPA with the goal of providing a balanced legal education that aims to improve students’ success in law school and on the bar exam.
  • Counsel with the student’s assigned faculty mentor to provide the best advice to students.
  • Assess individual students’ learning styles and assist students in identifying the most effective study plans and strategies.  Review and provide individual feedback on students’ practice exams, outlines, and overall study and exam-taking skills.  Upon request by students or faculty, conduct individual exam reviews with students.
  • Continually evaluate student performance, identifying which students appear to be struggling or at-risk; initiate and maintain contact with those who are at-risk or on probation.
  • Monitor progress and compliance with requirements of assigned students to include bar application, AMP and BEAT workshops, MPRE requirements, and other CLASP requirements through the creation and maintenance of student portfolios; notify students of due dates; file Student Conduct Code violations where appropriate.
  • Counsel and advise students regarding bar applications and admission, including all issues pertaining to the bar application.
  • Assist students in reviewing answers to practice bar exams and provide advice regarding exam strategy.
  • Attend and support students at each Florida Bar exam administration.

Oversee Bar Writing Initiatives:

  • Maintain primary responsibility for bar writing initiatives, with the primary goal of enhancing the writing of students preparing to take the bar examination.
  • Maintain responsibility for training CLASP Counselors on providing individual academic counseling on bar writing.
  • Maintain resource center of study aids and practice exam materials for students’ utilization and review.
  • Select, train, and supervise Dean’s Writing Fellows to assist students with their law school-related writing in the areas of grammar, punctuation, structure, style, and citations.
  • Prepare Dean’s Writing Fellow Handbook that outlines specific duties, responsibilities, policies, and procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with participating Legal Research and Writing (LRW) faculty who sponsor a Dean’s Writing Fellow to assist the professor’s students with student writing assignments.
  • Plan and organize workshops designed to assist students with legal grammar and citations for LRW assignments and the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR).
  • Supervise the development of a student-authored citation manual to assist students with their ULWR; collaborate with Barry Law Review for input and participation in the manual.
  • Collect and maintain records on student visits to the Writing Center; collect and study student evaluations of program for making continued improvements and adjustments to overall program.
  • Monitor Dean’s Writing Fellows’ “billable hours” and university time sheets (for those who are paid) to ensure proper time and effort is devoted to services provided by the Writing Center.
  • Coordinate with other CLASP counselors to disseminate information provided in workshops and to facilitate workshops and programming.
  • Work collaboratively with the Faculty Administrator of Bar Preparation, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and other Bar Writing Course instructors on developing the curriculum for bar writing courses; continue to assess and review the effectiveness of the bar writing curriculum and revise as appropriate.
  • Teach Bar Writing Courses as appropriate.

Oversee Bar Grading Initiatives:

  • Prepare rubrics and grading devices for bar examination essays.
  • Coordinate grading program and facilitate grading of bar essays with bar essay graders.
  • Provide training on bar essay grading to bar essay graders and CLASP counselors.

Faculty Committees:

  • Serve on faculty committees where appropriate and assigned.
  • Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data, performance, and outcome measures and assessments consistent with ABA standards. 

Scholarship:

  • Remain educated on bar preparation and ASP pedagogy, trends, and developments.
  • Attend professional conferences aimed to improve students’ success.

Educational/Experiential Requirements

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school, admission to a state bar, and strong academic records
  • 3-5 years of related work experience; legal work experience in private practice, non-profit organizations, government, corporate, or judicial clerkship preferred.
  • At least one year experience teaching legal writing/legal methods, or working in academic support and/or counseling law students from diverse backgrounds.

 

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Associate Director of Academic Success at NYLS

New York Law School seeks 2 positions in Academic Support.  The Assistant Dean of Academic Success and the Associate Director of Academic Success.  Both position announcements are below.

Assistant Dean for Academic Success

New York Law School (NYLS), located in the heart of Tribeca, seeks an Assistant Dean for Academic Success who will be

a key member of the Law School’s leadership team and will report to the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success

Initiatives. The Assistant Dean for Academic Success will work in collaboration with the Dean, Academic Dean, and faculty

colleagues to lead the implementation of innovative strategies and programs that will enhance preparation for law school

success. The Assistant Dean will also teach appropriate courses. To achieve the significant goals NYLS has established for

the academic success of its students, the Assistant Dean for Bar Success will play a large leadership role.

Responsibilities

• Work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success to provide every student with a seamless continuum

of robust academic support from post-admission to graduation, helping students achieve the best possible academic and

bar outcomes

• Play a principal role in the faculty’s review and assessment of current academic success indicators, their relationship to bar

passage, and the development of proposed curricular and co-curricular changes to achieve our academic success objectives

• Ensure that proper communications (messaging, marketing, and awareness), scheduling, and coordination of academic

support services are offered year-round by working collaboratively with faculty, administrators, alumni, and students

• Teach in New York Law School’s 1L programming, including, but not limited to, the Summer Advantage Institute, Fall

Orientation, Foundations for the Study of Law, First-Year Academic Support Program, AIM for Success, and Success in 2d

Semester Workshop Series

• Teach in New York Law School’s upper-level J.D. programming, including, but not limited to, the Fall 2L Orientation and

the Success in Evidence Workshop series

• Recruit, train, and oversee Teaching Fellows in the First-Year Academic Support Program and the Success in 2d Semester

Workshop Series

• Counsel students individually about bar preparation awareness and planning for success strategies from day one of their

law school careers

• Work closely with NYLS’s offices of Institutional Research, Academic Planning and Career Development, Student Life,

and Bar Success, faculty who teach first-year and bar courses, and others to modify existing indicators for academic

success and to identify students in need of individualized intervention in each year of study

• Work with the Office of Institutional Research to identify applicable data sets and determine what analysis must be

conducted and to collect data regarding student engagement on campus; as needed, present data at meetings to faculty,

trustees, and other groups

• Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success to hire, evaluate, and support other professors

teaching at the Summer Advantage Institute, the Foundations for the Study Law courses, and the second-semester 1L

AIM for Success program

• Conduct additional skills programming and workshops with student organizations, as needed

• Support and counsel students experiencing academic difficulty to develop effective strategies to ensure success

• Serve on faculty committees as assigned by the Academic Dean

This is a senior administrative, year-round position with the possibility of faculty status, depending on qualifications,

experience, and performance. This is a full-time position with a higher workload during the fall and spring semesters and a

lower workload during the middle of the summer semester.

 

Requirements

• J.D. from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, license to practice law in the United States

• At least three years of prior law school academic or bar support teaching experience

• Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

• A strong commitment to service and evidence of ability to collaborate with and inspire and motivate a diverse population

of faculty, students and staff in a variety of settings

• Proficiency at project management, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and implementing goals

• Proficiency in recruiting, training, management of full-time team members and student teaching assistants

• 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 Office and the ability to learn new programs as needed

Compensation

The position offers a salary range of $120,000 to $135,000 and a highly competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae to Kitty Montanez, Associate Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. Your

cover letter should specifically address how your academic and professional background informs your prospective ideas on

engaging law students.

 

Associate Director of Academic Success

New York Law School (NYLS), an independent law school in the heart of Tribeca, seeks an Associate Director of Academic

Success Initiatives who will assist the Academic and Bar Success Initiatives team with the overall management of the

School’s academic success initiatives. The individual will collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver academic 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 Success Initiatives will work under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Academic

and Bar Success and the Assistant Dean of Academic Success. The primary focus of the Associate Director’s position

is academic success initiatives. This is a full-time, year-round position with a higher workload during the fall and spring

semesters and a lower workload during the middle of the summer semester.

The Associate Director will be provided with opportunities for professional development and training on learning theory and

pedagogy.

Responsibilities

• Work to collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver academic support programming under the direction of the Associate

Dean for Academic and Bar Success and the Assistant Dean for Academic Success

• Use predictive data to perform targeted outreach to students in need of intensive support to succeed in first-year and

upper-division courses

• Work with students before and during orientation—as well as during the first and second years of law school by

evaluating and providing both groups with individualized feedback, monitoring progress in their core courses, and

mentoring them throughout their development as expert law students

• Teach in New York Law School’s 1L programming, including, but not limited to the Summer Advantage Institute, Fall

Orientation, Foundations for the Study of Law, First-Year Academic Support Program, AIM for Success, and Success in 2d

Semester Workshop Series

• Teach in New York Law School’s upper-level J.D. programming, including, but not limited to, the Fall 2L Orientation and

the Success in Evidence Workshop series

• Recruit, train, and oversee Teaching Fellows in the First-Year Academic Support Program and the Success in 2d Semester

Workshop Series

• Coordinate work with other departments to address the needs of 1L and upper division students

• Conduct additional skills programming and workshops with student organizations as needed

• Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Success, develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor study

plans and activities for upper-level J.D. students; provide students with timely feedback on work product and learning

strategies as well as test-taking, time management, and organizing skills

• Stay abreast of trends in the academic and bar support field

 

Requirements

• J.D. from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, license to practice law in the United States

• A suitable combination of one to three years of academic or bar success experience; relevant practice experience; adjunct

instruction, law school teaching assistant work, other significant past teaching; and/or relevant law student leadership or

student support roles is required for candidates

• A strong commitment to service and evidence of ability to collaborate with—and inspire and motivate—a diverse

population of faculty, students and staff in a variety of settings

• 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

• 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 Office and the ability to learn new programs as needed

• Some evening and weekend availability required

Compensation

The position offers a salary range of $80,000 to $85,000. Compensation includes a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae to Kitty Montanez, Associate Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. Your

cover letter should specifically address how your academic and professional background informs your prospective ideas on

engaging law students.

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Assistant Director of Academic Excellence at Pepperdine

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Excellence! This position offers the opportunity to teach, mentor, and lecture for Bar Prep and Academic Support.  The law school and Pepperdine community writ large are welcoming, supportive, and truly caring.
 
I should also mention that you will be working in Malibu at the most beautiful beachfront campus in the world: pictures here
 

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Friday, May 5, 2023

Director of Academic Excellence at Washington and Lee Law School

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Assistant Service Professors at St. Mary's

St. Mary's School of Law is looking to hire two Assistant Service Professors (one LRW focused, and one bar focused) at St. Mary's University School of Law. The LRW (LCAP for us) position is scheduled to start either July 1, 2023, and the bar focused role is scheduled to start August 1, 2023!  
 

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Professor of Bar Support at Roger Williams

Roger Williams University School of Law is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member to serve as our Professor of Bar Support. 

The Professor of Bar Support's primary objective will be to enhance the bar passage rates at the law school through developing, implementing, directing, and evaluating a comprehensive bar examination program, including the for-credit Applied Legal Reasoning course.  This role involves working with the Academic Excellence Program and assisting the directors involved with academic excellence to incorporate best practices in preparing students for the bar.  The Professor of Bar Support will also provide academic advising to students to enhance their preparation for the bar exam.

The position would begin as soon as July 1, 2023.  This is a long-term contract position, with eligibility for a presumptively renewable five-year contract.  A fuller description of the position and instructions on how to apply can be found here: https://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=F574EDAC170B3628E0C59A461536B6E6?JOBID=159986&jobboard=148.

 

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Assistant Director of ASP/Bar Prep at Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is looking to hire a new Assistant Director of ASP/Bar Prep, scheduled to start July 1, 2023!  

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • • Work collaboratively with Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the faculty to assess and address the current needs for academic success and bar-related programming and support. 
  • • Work with the Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation and other department members to administer the integrated academic success and bar preparation program for current students and bar-takers, including by teaching classes; providing one-on-one and small group tutoring; developing and teaching workshops; providing support and guidance to the advanced student mentors and Learning Assistants; and completing other tasks as assigned. 
  • • Teach sections of bar-related and academic success skills courses as needed (including fall, spring, and summer). 
  • • Work collaboratively to tailor programming including courses and workshops to meet the needs of students and bar-takers each term (fall, spring and summer, including the February and July bar cycles). 
  • • Collaborate to design, develop, and implement the Continuing Bar Candidate and Commercial Bar Support Programs. This includes, but is not limited to, one-on-one student meetings, essay and performance test grading, teaching workshops, and providing other general bar study support. 
  • • Provide structured writing, organizational, and analytical assistance to current students and recent graduates, including through workshops and presentations. 
  • • Participate in the presentation of academic success program activities beginning with Week One, the student orientation program. 
  • • Provide administrative support to the Academic Success & Bar Preparation department as needed. 
  • • Collect data regarding workshop and programmatic usage, programming assessments, and evaluations. 

 

 

  • • Provide support and academic advice and counseling to students and recent graduates. This involves counseling students on both academic issues and other issues that might be affecting their academic studies. 
  • • Enforce campus policies regarding commercial bar preparation access to Thomas Jefferson School of Law, as applicable. 
  • • Participate in committees as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 
  • • Oversee student workers as needed. 
  • • Represent the law school at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by academic support or bar preparation professionals, as applicable. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: 

  • • J.D. from an ABA or California-accredited law school and a proven record of academic achievement during law school. 
  • • Admission to a state bar in the United States, California preferred. 
  • • At least 2 years of experience practicing law or delivering writing or other instruction in an academic institution, law firm, or commercial bar prep company. 
  • • Familiarity with bar-tested subjects and bar exam format. 
  • • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • • Prior experience with academic support and bar preparation strongly preferred. 
  • • Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles preferred. 
  • • Experience teaching writing and/or working with students for whom English is their second language preferred. 
  • • Experience with assessment and with data collection preferred. 
  • • Familiarity with online technology preferred. 
  • • The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve our law students’ academic development and bar passage, and to design, implement and manage innovative programs to assist adult learners in reaching their potential. 
  • • The ability to work well with a diverse student body, including having a cultural awareness of different learning styles. 
  • • Strong teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills. 
  • • Strong public speaking skills. 
  • • Proficiency in Zoom. 
  • • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff. 
  • • Ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines. 
  • • Ability to work effectively in a team-based approach to course design and implementation. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • • Able to sit or stand, type, read or write for extended periods of time. 
  • • Able to handle high level of stress in a useful, constructive manner. 
  • • Able to lift/carry materials and publications up to 20 pounds. 
  • • Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. 

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

  • Full time position, Monday through Friday, includes teaching evening classes and workshops. Some weekends will be necessary. Must be willing and able to teach evening classes as assigned Monday-Thursday. 

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Associate Director of Academic Success at Texas Tech

Texas Tech is seeking an Associate Director to expand their department.  The description is below.  You can apply here.

Position Description

Helps to coordinate the operation and activities of the Law School’s Office of Academic Success Programs (OASP); works closely with students in groups and individually to promote student success; helps to develop and implement OASP policies and procedures; helps to organize and set OASP tasks and priorities; and helps to administer the OASP budget. Works under the general supervision of the Director of Academic Support Programs and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Works cooperatively with the Associate Dean for Student Life and collaborates with staff/faculty who assist with the Law School’s student success initiatives and the bar preparation program.

About the Department and/or College

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

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

Major/Essential Functions

This is a full-time, 12-month staff position that serves as the Associate Director for Academic Success Programs. The Associate Director's is to work with the Director to help law students develop the skills and knowledge needed to reach their top academic performance in law school and when taking the bar exam.

Responsibilities include:

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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