THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a visiting law professor to direct the School of Law’s Juvenile and Special Education Clinic beginning August 1, 2017. The professor has the opportunity to teach and supervise law students in a clinic in which law students will learn the skills necessary for effective juvenile advocacy and provide them with opportunities to work on projects that improve the lives of juveniles and young adults who are incarcerated or otherwise involved with the educational and/or criminal justice systems. The professor will also supervise an LLM student, and guide him or her to implement a systems change project or produce a scholarly article. The rank of the position will depend upon the successful applicant’s level of experience. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree with a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Relevant experience and demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching is expected.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. An earned Juris Doctor degree
2. A member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia
3. Three (3) years of experience
4. Clinical law teaching experience
1. Demonstrated teaching competence and a record of scholarship and professional growth;
2. Demonstrated continuing professional attainment.
The faculty acknowledges that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience and achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than that required above, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential for effective teaching.
An initial appointment without tenure to the rank of Associate Professor of Law shall be for period of not more than three (3) years.
STANDARDS & EXPECTATIONS:
1. Expectations of the job:
Work consists of a variety of complex inter-related tasks and disparate tasks. The Incumbent is expected to function with considerable independence on all assignments and to use initiative and seasoned judgment in arriving at sound conclusions and recommendations. Recurring contacts are made with students, staff members, faculty, administrators and the general public, as well as with staff of institutions that are University partners. Contacts are established to open channels of communication and acquire information for decision making and disseminations to others. Normal physical dexterity is required. The work is generally performed in instructional settings, community settings, agencies, and non-profit organizations.
2. Development and Counseling:
Employee is expected to participate in activities that will help in the development of his/her career, and help in the performance of the job. Employee may seek counseling from the immediate supervisor.
Faculty member is expected to utilize training opportunities to help improve the skill and knowledge level, and for updates on the latest techniques, methods, and theories that are being used in the discipline and in research settings.
4. Knowledge of UDC Rules and Regulations:
The position requires a solid understanding of the policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees, the University, as well as applicable Federal and D.C. government laws.
The university provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
5. Physical Demands:
Normal physical dexterity is required including sitting, walking, standing and bending. The work is not sedentary. Work is mostly performed in an instructional, research, and community settings. The work requires carrying of light items such as laptops, books, and papers, local traveling to various work and community sites.