Job Description Summary
The Law and Taxation Department at Bentley University is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time position at the rank of Lecturer to teach undergraduate and graduate business law courses beginning Fall 2021. The Lecturer contract carries an eight-course teaching load in one academic year. While class sizes may vary, Law courses are generally capped at 35 students. Bentley is an equal opportunity employer, building strength through diversity. Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
The primary function of the position will be to teach Law courses, initially the University's required core course, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, with opportunities to teach other courses as the department's needs dictate. The Law Department is looking for applicants who are also interested in working with students outside the classroom in a variety of capacities (e.g., advising students, engaging outside speakers, advising student organizations, working with service learning and career services, or other relevant activities). Information about the Law Department is available at: http://www.bentley.edu/academics/departments/law-and-taxation
Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate (JD).
A well-qualified applicant must demonstrate evidence of or strong promise of
teaching excellence. This can be established by full-time or adjunct teaching at an accredited college or university. It can also be indicated by strong public speaking and/or client relations skills, evidence of patience and effectiveness working with Generation Z, and/or demonstrated skill at explaining legal concepts to non-lawyers. The successful applicant will be expected to be an engaged participant in the Law and Taxation Department and in the Bentley community.
Must be familiar with Blackboard and Zoom or have a willingness to learn. Bentley University makes training available for both platforms.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For best consideration, please apply by April 15, 2021. All applicants will be asked to include the following documents as part of their application:
2.) Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
3.) Teaching Statement: applicants should submit a statement (not exceeding two single-spaced pages) explaining how their teaching in the department will contribute to and add to a culture of equity and inclusion.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.