Sunday, January 21, 2007
Another job opening has been announced:
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL is seeking applicants for full-time and adjunct Legal Writing Instructor positions. Appointments are renewable. Instructors teach the Legal Writing, Analysis and Research course to first year law students. Classes are small. Full-time Writing Instructors are eligible for summer research stipends. They vote at faculty meetings, attend conferences, and are members of faculty committees.
PREREQUISITES: Strong academic record, excellent writing skills, minimum of three years of legal experience.
SALARY is competitive.
Applicants should send a brief cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Professor Marilyn R. Walter
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
1. The position advertised:
__ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
__ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
_x c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
__ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
__ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
__ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.
Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c): Contracts are indefinitely renewable.
2. The professor hired:
_x a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
__ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights: Writing faculty are members of faculty committees.
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.)
__ a. $90,000 or more
__ b. $80,000 to $89,999
__ c. $70,000 to $79,999
__ d. $60,000 to $69,999
_x e. $50,000 to $59,999
__ f. $40,000 to $49,999
__ g. $30,000 to $39,999
__ h. this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
__ i. this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000
Additional information about base salary or other compensation: Summer research stipends are available . Writing faculty get support for attending conferences.
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:
__ a. 30 or fewer
__ b. 31 - 35
_x c. 36 - 40
__ d. 41 - 45
__ e. 46 - 50
__ f. 51 - 55
__ g. 56 - 60
__ h. more than 60
Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted teaching outside of the legal research and writing program: In the third year, writing faculty also teach an upper level writing course.