Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Job opening for Assistant Director of Academic Development, Santa Clara L.S.

Assistant Director of Academic Development

Santa Clara University School of Law

2011-12 Academic Year

The Assistant Director of Academic Development works in and out of the classroom to improve the academic success of Santa Clara University Law School’s students from orientation through bar passage as part of Santa Clara Law’s Academic & Professional Development (“APD”) Department. APD works in coordination with the doctrinal and skills faculty to design, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and improve the supplemental academic skills curriculum. Every APD faculty member teaches courses, provides direct student counseling, and administers various programs on a year-round basis.

Depending on need, the Assistant Director will teach two multiple credit-bearing skills courses, some of which target students in academic difficulty. These courses, ordinarily capped at 20 students, require individualized counseling and regular written feedback aimed at diagnosis and correction, as well as management of enrollment when registration is restricted.

In addition to course work, the Assistant Director will contribute to APD’s substantial academic and course counseling of law students and future bar takers at all levels.

Finally, the Assistant Director must contribute to the management and execution of one or more programs for student academic success and/or bar preparation. These duties may include the hiring, training, and supervision of upper division law students and/or adjunct lecturers. APD faculty also regularly teach at events including Orientation programs and Skills Workshops.


* J.D. and a state bar admission.

* Prior teaching, student counseling, academic support, and/or bar tutoring or grading experience desirable.

* Ability to excel in teaching and counseling students from diverse backgrounds.

* Experience in program management and assessment desirable.

* Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint helpful.

* Ability to think imaginatively, critically, and collaboratively about how to improve and measure student academic development.

This position is a full-time, non-tenure track, one-year lecturer position with benefits.  The position is year-round; summer service in residence is required. The law school supports professional development through conferences and training; service and scholarship are welcome but not required.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Submit applications to:

[email protected]

Academic & Professional Development

Santa Clara University School of Law

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA  95053-0448




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