Sunday, February 7, 2021
Chicago-Kent College of Law seeks an energetic, innovative, and experienced teacher to direct its Bar Success Program. The Director will design and implement bar-related programming and will be responsible for monitoring, developing and enhancing a complete Bar preparedness program for Chicago-Kent Students.
The Director will assume leadership of a program that has already developed several classes and strategies to facilitate bar preparedness. Chicago-Kent is committed to enriching and streamlining its current program by hiring someone who can work fulltime on bar preparedness efforts. The Director will work closely with faculty and staff (particularly the Director of Academic Skills, the Dean for Student Affairs and the Director of Legal Writing and the faculty currently working on bar readiness) to provide tailored assistance for at-risk students including advising, coaching, instruction, and referrals to resources; develop and present programming for all JD students concerning bar readiness; offer bar-related advising and support to individual students on matters such as character and fitness concerns or course selection; and track relevant data related to bar passage and other academic success metrics. Scholarly writing, especially on topics related to teaching and learning, is welcome but not required.
Position Category: Full Time
Education and Experience:
●Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school plus three years of relevant experience
●Bar membership in a US jurisdiction (may be inactive)
Knowledge & Skills:
*At least three years of experience in law practice or teaching
*Strong academic achievement, particularly in law school
*Advising, counseling, or tutoring experience
*Experience working with students with disabilities, including non-apparent disabilities
Hat tip to Elizabeth De Armond