THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for one Assistant Professor of Academic Success. This is a non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of one year and the possibility of renewal for long-term (three or five-year) appointments after three years of satisfactory service.
The focus of the Academic Success Program at the School of Law is to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and first-time bar passage. Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Academic Success will include:
- teaching academic success courses related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam- writing, and bar examination preparation;
- providing academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
- supervising and evaluating the Law School’s Learning Communities program, including designing student-led sessions and working with upper-level Dean’s Fellows;
- participating in the larger community for academic success professionals through regular attendance or presentations at conferences and other relevant endeavors to support the faculty member’s professional development;
- delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic support from orientation until graduation.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree from and a record of high academic achievement at an ABA- accredited law school and recent experience in legal education or law teaching in an American law school, particularly in designing and teaching academic success courses or those related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam-writing, and/or bar examination preparation. Applicants must also articulate a commitment to academic support, including implementing the best models and practices available to encourage student success and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in American law schools.
We prefer candidates with:
- Demonstrate a commitment to academic support, including implementing best models and practices available to encourage student success and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in American law schools;
- Demonstrate successful experience providing effective academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
- Recent successful experience developing and administering structured intervention and counseling programs for at-risk students;
- Recent successful program administration, including delivering and assessing all aspects of a program, especially if the experience relates to academic support;
- Demonstrate successful experience compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis, including familiarity with the most commonly used statistical software programs;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills;
- Effective interpersonal communication skills with various constituencies;
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
- Demonstrate successful experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds; and
- Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.
The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.
To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Applications will be accepted until November 21, 2017. To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply online at: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/24704 Cover letter and CV should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application. The cover letter should address the applicant’s ability to meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. For more information about the School of Law or the Academic Support Program, please visit our website at http://www.udayton.edu/law or contact the chair of the hiring committee, Professor Victoria VanZandt, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772.