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Posting Number TSU202342 Official TSU Title INSTRUCTOR LAW SCHOOL Grant Title N/A Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision has primary responsibility for introducing first-year law students to legal writing and analysis.

Essential Duties Summary

• Has full-time teaching assignment (12-credit hours per academic year) in Lawyering Process.
• Teaches and administers related assessments of all first-year law students for the writing component of the Lawyering Process course.
• Counsels law students concerning writing projects. Reviews student writing projects.
• Administers, reviews, and provides feedback on standardized writing proficiency exam administered to first-year students.
• Prepares and reviews plagiarism guidelines for distribution to students.
• Provides writing instructional support to courses requiring significant written work product, upon request of the Professor with overall responsibility for delivery of course content.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned during academic year and summer term.



Hiring Range $64,151.00 - $85,000.00 Education

JD degree required.

Required Licensing/Certification

None required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Policies, procedures, and practices.
• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
• Multitasking and time management.
• Collaboration and team building.
• Grammatically correct verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
• Contribute to and enhance the instructional and curricular practices of the Law School.
• Work one-on-one with students to guide and provide objective and clear analyses of written work.
• Work with a diverse student and faculty population.

Work Experience

Three (3) years, or more experience editing complex documents, preferably complex legal/law related documents.

Strong academic record and excellent writing ability. Professional editing experience preferred. Formal Training and experience in the drafting and assessment of legal documents preferred.

Active member of a State Bar. Legal practice experience that will inform instruction regarding drafting of legal /law-related documents.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Complexity/Budget Authority


Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills


Personal/Organizational Contacts


Customer Service Relationships


Working/Environmental Conditions

Prolonged standing and/or walking.
Handling light weight objects.
Using or carrying equipment.

Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)
UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date 11/30/2020 Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants. Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Juris Doctorate Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have professional editing experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have three (3) or more years of experience editing complex documents, preferably complex legal/law related documents?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have formal training and experience in the drafting and assessment of legal documents
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you an active member of a State Bar?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have legal practice experience that will inform instruction regarding drafting of legal /law-related documents?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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