Friday, November 3, 2006

job opening in Pittsburgh

Duquesne University School of Law has announced an opening for the Director of Legal Research and Writing:

"Director of Legal Research and Writing is a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of administration of the legal research and writing program, including developing legal research and writing curricula for first-year and upper-level students, and supervising legal research and writing instructors. The Director will teach at least one section of legal research and writing. The Director of Legal Research and Writing will collaborate with the Director of Bar Services to provide academic support for students.

"Requirements: The Director of Legal Research and Writing must have a Juris Doctor degree, membership in a state Bar, excellent academic credentials, and experience teaching legal writing. The successful candidate must have strong administrative skills, excellent legal reasoning, writing, and research skills, and effective interpersonal and oral communication skills. The successful candidate also must demonstrate a commitment to teaching legal research and writing and potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

"Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer. The successful candidate must be willing to support the Duquesne University Mission Statement.

"1. The position advertised
__X_ a. is tenure-track.

"2. The person hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
__X_ a. true.

"3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does NOT include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
_X_ b. $80,000 to $89,999 (depending on qualifications)

"4. The person hired will teach legal writing each semester, to the total number of students in the range checked below:
_X_ b. 30 to 44

"Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and two writing samples to:

Professor Nicholas S. Fisfis
Recruitment Committee Chair
Duquesne University School of Law
900 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

"Application Deadline: December 1, 2006, or until position is filled."


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