Sunday, July 2, 2023

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) 

April 2, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Associate Director of Academic Success at Tennessee

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from candidates to direct and expand the bar preparation component of its Academic Success program.  The Associate Director of Academic Success Program develops, administers, and assesses the bar preparation program and makes additions and modifications to the program, focusing on initiatives to increase bar passage rates.

Among other things, the Associate Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Administering all aspects of bar examination preparation services for the law school’s students and graduates, including teaching and/or administering the law school’s bar preparation course;
  • Compiling and analyzing bar examination data relating to graduates’ performance;
  • Providing individualized tutoring, mentoring, and counseling of students and graduates to prepare them for the bar examination;
  • Identifying “at-risk” students, and encouraging their full participation in the law school’s bar preparation program;
  • Monitoring bar-takers’ compliance with commercial bar preparation study programs;
  • Maintaining expertise in all aspects of the bar examination with particular emphasis on the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE);
  • 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;
  • Regularly interacting with the faculty to facilitate improvement in student performance in law school and on the bar examination; and
  • Monitoring the program budget, ensuring proper use of funding associated with the Academic Success Program; and
  • Performing other tasks as assigned from time to time by the Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the Director of the Academic Success Program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the practice of law, preferably by taking and passing the UBE. Three years legal experience, preferably in the area of legal education. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on communicating clearly and concisely. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Detail-oriented with excellent organization and time management skills. Ability to work collaboratively and professionally. Ability to work empathetically and patiently with students and graduates. Ability to properly protect and disseminate confidential and sensitive information.  Excellent program planning, implementation, and assessment skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) years of experience working in legal education in the areas of teaching, academic assistance, or academic advising, or similar administrative, teaching, or practice experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with University of Tennessee academic policies and procedures and FERPA requirements.

In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and others whose background, life experiences, viewpoints, or philosophy would contribute to the diversity of our faculty, staff, curriculum, and programs.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is an R1, land-grant university located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Applications must be submitted through this link. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references. While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, applicants should submit their materials no later than April 17, 2023, for best consideration. For questions, please contact Professor Michael Higdon, chair of the search committee.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Director of Academic Advisement at Georgia State

Georgia State Law in Atlanta, GA is hiring a new Director of Academic Advisement and Bar Success.  This faculty position will be responsible for our academic advisement, academic success, and bar preparation programs.  The job posting is attached.  Please share with anyone you think might be interested.  Applicants should apply with a statement of interest, resume, and list of references at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24508.  

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to reach out to me directly at [email protected].

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Director of Academic Success at Richmond

The University of Richmond School of Law invites applications for a faculty position

that will design and implement programming and courses related to Academic Success

and Bar Support. We seek a colleague who is knowledgeable about the science of adult

learning and best practices for bar exam preparations, is passionate about assisting all

students in achieving their full potential, and who will thrive in a collaborative

environment.

Responsibilities include:

Designing academic success programs and workshop for 1Ls;

Developing orientation and pre-orientation programs to help matriculating

students enter law school with the tools they need to succeed;

Supporting students preparing for the bar exam, including developing and

teaching bar preparation courses;

Advising and coaching students on an individual basis;

In collaboration with senior leaders, developing and implementing programs and

workshops for 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.

The Law School believes deeply in the transformative power of legal education, and

Academic Success programming is vital to its mission. The new Director will join others

on the faculty who have been working in the field for years as well as a broad crosssection

of the faculty who have been applying ASP insights in their own classes. Other

existing programming that will contribute to the success of the new Director includes an

established Professional Identity Formation Program (which is run by a full-time director

and faculty member) as well as numerous wellness initiatives managed by the Dean of

Students.

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position. Depending on

experience, a successful candidate will be hired as Assistant or Associate Professor of

Law, Legal Practice and will be eligible for promotion and for a five-year presumptively

renewable contract. A J.D. degree is required as well as at least three years of relevant

teaching experience.

The University of Richmond School of Law is a top-ranked law school that combines a

rigorous academic program with extensive clinical and experiential learning opportunities

to prepare students for 21st-century legal practice. The law faculty are among the best

teacher-scholars in the nation with a commitment to producing knowledge that expands

the understanding of law and contributes to the improvement of society. The Law

School also cultivates a genuinely collegial community marked by engagement, civility,

inclusivity, and concern for others and the greater good.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from

downtown Richmond, Virginia, Through its five schools and wide array of campus

programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college

and a large university.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student

body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of

difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development,

and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourage applications that

are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the School of Law, please

visit https://law.richmond.edu/

Applicants should apply by submitting cover letter & current curriculum vitae to

[email protected].

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

Assistant Director of Academic Support at USC

USC Gould School of Law is hiring an Assistant Director of ASP.  The link to apply and a job description are below.  Please direct questions to Vice Dean Lybby Carroll ([email protected]).

Here is the link to the posting: 

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-associate-professor-of-lawyering-skills-and-assistant-director-of-academic-success-progra/1209/45001690576

And here is the description:

Assistant Director of Academic Success Program 

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

The Academic Success Program

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

Coursework

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

Counseling

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

Other Programming

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

The Assistant Director Role

The Assistant Director assists and collaborates with the Director in providing ASP offerings to students. The responsibilities of the position include the following.

Program Development 

The Assistant Director is expected to keep abreast of developments in ASP pedagogy and bring fresh ideas to the program with the goal of assisting the Director in optimizing the program and its offerings and making any needed modifications. 

Teaching

The Assistant Director is responsible for teaching one ASP course (either one of the existing ASP courses (Topics in Legal Analysis or Legal Analysis of Evidence) or another three-unit ASP course), as well as a second three-unit course. 

Counseling

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

Programming

The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in developing and running ASP programming, including 1L workshops and practice-exam sessions. The Assistant Director also helps the Director organize and run the Gould Preview program and support other 1L orientation activities. 

Collaborating with Others Who Support Students

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

Participating as a Faculty Member

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

Requirements:

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and prior law teaching experience are required. Substantial experience in academic support or teaching legal writing and familiarity with academic support pedagogy are strongly preferred.  

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

Compensation and Benefits:

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

Applying for this Position:

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

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

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

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

Director of Academic Success at UNLV

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of the Academic Success Program and Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-in-Residence, William S. Boyd School of Law [R0135427].

ROLE of the POSITION

The Director oversees and is responsible for all Academic Success Program (ASP) programming and initiatives in support of the law school’s full-time, part-time day, and part-time evening students. The Director is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member as an Assistant, Associate or full Professor-in-Residence (title will be dependent on relevant experience) with administrative responsibilities. The Director works closely with law faculty and administration to develop and implement programs to support student achievement in law school, help students and alumni pass the bar examination, and develop the habits and skills required for professional success. The Director interacts with students in formal and informal classes, conducts workshops and outreach on essential law school skills and bar exam preparation, and meets individually with students seeking to improve their academic performance and to develop strategies for bar exam study and success. The Director is expected to identify students who are likely to benefit from ASP resources and encourage their participation in ASP programming. The Director plays a prominent role in developing and planning the new (and transfer) student orientation by introducing students to legal reasoning and analysis, task and time management, and the services provided by ASP. 

The Director, who is expected to be familiar with national bar exam standards and trends in bar exam administration and assessment, and serves as the law school’s authority on the Nevada bar examination, its content, and trends in that content. The Director works directly with students and alumni individually and in groups on bar preparation and with the law school faculty and administration on analysis of bar examination results and strategies for maximizing bar passage for Boyd graduates.

The Director supervises an Assistant Director and paid upper-class student mentors and leads their deployment in meeting ASP objectives. The faculty and administration expect that the Director will be a resource for its members to increase teaching effectiveness. Given the nature of the position’s responsibilities and the composition of the student body, the Director will be required to work evening and weekend hours as necessary. The Director is expected to teach one three-credit course each semester.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual feedback and assessment to help students improve academic performance, study skills, and bar exam preparation

  • Create and teach regular group sessions to help students improve academic performance, study skills, and bar exam preparation

  • Teach Bar Exam Foundations, Performance Tests on Bar Exams, and other courses based on curricular needs

  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Academic Success and upper-class student mentors

  • Work with Associate Dean for Student Affairs to prepare and deliver academic content to incoming students during the summer and law school orientation (Intro to Law)

  • Work with Career Development Office and Lawyering Process faculty to help students improve their legal writing and create writing samples for job and clerkship applications

  • Contribute to the national academic success and bar preparation community

PROFILE of the DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE

The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV is a leading public law school founded on a commitment to public service and community engagement. With its nationally ranked Lawyering Process Program, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, and the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic, Boyd offers a dynamic curriculum designed to teach students critical thinking and lawyering skills. Boyd has an LL.M. in Gaming Law and Regulation and a variety of distinctive Programs in Health Law; Indian Nations Gaming and Governance; International, Transnational, and Comparative Law; and Race, Gender & Policing. Through its J.D. curriculum, students can pursue academic concentrations in Business and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Workplace and Employment Law. The law school is located at the heart of the UNLV campus. UNLV is an R1 research university that is among the most diverse campuses in the nation and is also the state’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution with Schools of Business, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Hospitality, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, among many others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), membership in a state bar with successful completion of a state bar examination, 1-3 years of experience, and 1-3 years of supervisory experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years of prior experience working at a law school, preferably in the context of a law school academic success program

  • Prior experience in teaching or instruction

  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience

  • Excellent project management skills

  • A record of strong academic performance in law school

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • A demonstrated commitment to public service

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at Oklahoma City University

OCU School of Law is conducting a search for an Assistant Director of Academic Achievement to with a flexible start date, but preference for no later August 1.  This position will have an opportunity to teach classes, provide voluntary workshops, and work individually with at-risk students.  The Department will have 3 ASPs with programming from pre-matriculation to bar passage.  The AASE disclosure form is attached.  The position description and place to apply is copied below.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 

Posting and Application Portal:  https://careers.okcu.edu/jobs/assistant-director-of-academic-achievement-law-school-oklahoma-city-oklahoma-united-states

Position Summary: 

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Required Skills

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

Required Experience

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

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Assistant and Associate Professor Positions at Liberty

While these are not specific to Academic Support, they sought applicants with our experience. 

Associate Professor of Law

Liberty University School of Law invites applicants for a full-time associate professor in the residential Juris Doctor program.  The most competitive applicants will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and possess a strong Biblical worldview.  Additionally, faculty need to passionately support our mission to equip future leaders in law with a superior legal education in fidelity to the Christian faith expressed through the Holy Scriptures.  Liberty University School of Law is part of the broadest community in the world, namely the kingdom of God which encompasses every nation, ethnic group, and language. Accordingly, we welcome and encourage faculty candidates from across this diverse spectrum to apply.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach first-year, upper division required, and elective classes
  • Engage in scholarship
  • Mentor students
  • Provide timely feedback in the form of assessments, grading, and other requested formats
  • Follow guidelines, policies, and procedures as outlined in the faculty handbook

Education and Experience

  • J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Recognized academic and professional background
  • Must give unmistakable promise of ability for excellent teaching, scholarship, service, and ability to work as part of a team.
  • At least three years of prior law school teaching experience or at least seven years of practice experience required.
  • Clear demonstration of commitment to the mission as evidenced by past scholarship
  • Commitment to student mentoring and professional development
  • Enthusiasm for working with law students

Interested parties should submit an application here: https://careers.liberty.edu/?job_posting=R0000843

 

 

Assistant Professor of Law

Liberty University School of Law invites applicants for a full-time assistant professor in the residential Juris Doctor program.  The most competitive applicants will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and possess a strong Biblical worldview.  Additionally, faculty need to passionately support our mission to equip future leaders in law with a superior legal education in fidelity to the Christian faith expressed through the Holy Scriptures.  Liberty University School of Law is part of the broadest community in the world, namely the kingdom of God which encompasses every nation, ethnic group, and language. Accordingly, we welcome and encourage faculty candidates from across this diverse spectrum to apply.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach first-year, upper division required, and elective classes
  • Engage in scholarship
  • Mentor students
  • Provide timely feedback in the form of assessments, grading, and other requested formats
  • Follow guidelines, policies, and procedures as outlined in the faculty handbook

Education and Experience

  • J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Recognized academic and professional background
  • Superior scholarly promise
  • Practice and/or judicial clerkship experience
  • Experience teaching in legal education is preferred, but not required
  • Commitment to student mentoring and professional development
  • Enthusiasm for working with law students

Interested parties should submit an application here: https://careers.liberty.edu/?job_posting=R0000657

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Assistant Professor of Teaching at Memphis

Memphis is currently hiring an Assistant Professor of Teaching (non-tenure track) to teach academic success and bar support courses and work within our programs. Please see the job description below. They are also hiring for a legal writing professor. I have included the link for that position below. 

Please submit applications via the links below. The primary contact for potential candidates for both positions is the Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Peter Letsou ([email protected]). 

Assistant Professor of Teaching - Academic Success and Bar Support:

https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/35237 

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites applications for a professor to offer programming and teach courses related to Academic Success and Bar Support. The professor will join a collaborative environment and work closely with the Director of Academic Success, the Director of Bar Preparation, and others teaching in the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Program to enhance the associated programming and to develop and/or enhance the curricula for Academic Success and Bar Preparation courses. The professor will teach Academic Success courses and Bar Exam Preparation courses and offer academic advising.

The salary will be $85,000 for a twelve-month appointment. Tennessee has no income tax, and in several different surveys, Memphis consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. cities for low costs of living.

The Law School encourages expressions of interest from candidates whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

The position is non tenure-track.

Candidates should have an outstanding academic record and excellent communication skills. Candidates must have a J.D. and bar admission. Candidates should have a strong desire to teach and provide support to first-year and upper-level law students, as well as a desire and ability to work collegially in a collaborative environment. Teaching experience is desired but not required. 

Assistant Professor of Teaching - Legal Writing:

https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/35235 

 

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Director of Academic Excellence at Duquesne Kline

Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Excellence and Assistant Professor of Legal Skills to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month, renewable, 405(c), non-tenure-track position.

The Director of Academic Excellence is responsible for designing, implementing, and administering a program of academic support benefiting all law students, especially those students in their first and second year of study, enabling them to succeed throughout law school. As a full-time faculty member, the Director will teach courses designed to introduce, reinforce, and develop skills to enable students to be successful in law school and beyond. The Director of Academic Excellence will also work with students one-on-one to provide individualized instruction and coaching. The Director of Academic Excellence works closely with the Bar Studies Faculty and the Legal Research and Writing Faculty to provide a comprehensive instruction. 

 The Director will administer the JD Jumpstart program for incoming students and facilitate workshops in the fall semester for 1L students. The Director will also teach the Advanced Legal Skills course for 1L students and teach the Advanced Legal Reasoning course for 2L students, and may also have other duties consistent with their role and the overall goals of the Law School, including, but not limited to, advising students, serving on law school committees, teaching other courses focused on professional skills or other courses supporting the law school curriculum

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees —full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact [email protected]. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.

Qualifications

Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.

Superior academic credentials.
 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in a law school academic support or bar studies program.

Law school teaching experience in academic support, clinical education, bar preparation, legal writing, or some other capacity that required an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law or teaching professional skills.

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Strong organizational skills and an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.  This includes commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission.  Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
 

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references here.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applicants from members of underrepresented groups, and support dual-career couples.

Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to “serving God by serving students through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through a profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world. Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to the mission.

Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

Applicants with questions about the position may contact the chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Professor Bruce Ledewitz, at 412-396-5011 or [email protected].

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Executive Director of Bar Preparation at CUNY

City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly qualified and innovative candidates for the

position of Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Licensing Programs. CUNY School of Law is a national

leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become

excellent public interest attorneys and providing access to the profession for members of historically

underrepresented communities. As part of its mission, the School prepares students to practice "Law in the

Service of Human Needs," including intensive license preparation.

 

The Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Licensing administers various programs to full-time and parttime

graduating law students who are preparing for a license to practice law. They lead the development,

implementation and assessment of programs and services to produce high-quality bar exam results and meet

other strategic goals. They collaborate with different departments and external vendors, and oversees staff,

budget, and operations.

 

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Executive Director of Bar Preparation and

Licensing Programs will be responsible for the success of various operations and programs related to licensure.

They will:

Administer bar support and training programs

Train and supervise faculty and adjuncts for bar preparation teaching

Oversee the bar mentor program

Oversee the recruitment and training of bar graders

Incorporate state and judicial requirements for admission to the bar in the programs

Be responsible for implementing emerging strategies and methodologies for bar preparation

Administer budget, operations, and materials for the program

Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Licensing Programs duties include, but are not limited to:

As the lead administrator of the bar preparation program, prepare and oversee the implementation of

plans, budgets, data, and other reports for institutional assessment of the program

Design and implementation of current curriculum to prepare for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in New

York and other jurisdictions

Ensure new curriculum for New York-specific examination requirements are incorporated in the

programs on a regular basis

Train faculty and adjunct teachers in course content and teaching methods related to CORE Doctrine and

Applied Legal Analysis, the Law School’s intensive bar preparation courses

Supervise the law school’s innovative Bar Mentor Program to prepare for winter/summer bar examination

Develop specific bar preparation methodologies to assist law school’s part-time Program students

Provide faculty support through presentations and workshops on topics related to the bar exam and

integration of bar skills into doctrinal coursework

Work with other academic support units to synchronize exam writing methodologies across departments

Coordinate and implement New York State’s other licensing requirements, including: Law School Bar

Certification for character and fitness, Pro Bono requirements for law student applicants, skills

competency and professional values requirements for admission to the New York Bar, and other

requirements as needed

Stay current on emerging pedagogies related to all aspects of bar exam preparation

May provide instruction in bar preparation, as needed

Responsible for purchasing/procurement and interaction with bar exam preparation vendors

This position may require evenings and weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below.

J.D. degree

Law school teaching experience and bar preparation teaching experience

In-depth knowledge of legal writing, traditional and innovative law school curricula, and academic

support issues are a plus.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a proven record of accomplishment working

in multi-racial and multicultural institutions.

Strong interpersonal skills are highly desirable.

 

CUNY TITLE

Professional School Assistant Admin

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

$138,512-$150,000

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

 

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial wellbeing,

and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension

benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also

benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to

participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing

employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance

with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their

final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their

first day of employment. Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the

office.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search

for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

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