Assistant Program Director, Justice & Legal Thought in Law and Society Program

University of Maryland
Maryland, United States
$60,000.00 - $81,000.00
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The JLT Assistant Director has responsibility for day-to-day operations for the Justice and Legal Thought living-learning program program. The position includes responsibility for teaching, advising and mentoring students and for co-curricular events and activities.

The Assistant Director of Justice and Legal Thought has teaching, advising and mentoring responsibilities, and day-to-day oversight, administrative, programmatic and academic support in the implantation of JLT’s mission. The Assistant Director reports to the MLAW Director, who is only 40% with CPJT. The Assistant Director’s responsibilities include: teaching courses, advising students, assessment, scheduling, curriculum development, and academic and extracurricular programming.


• PhD or JD strongly encouraged, 3 years experience working directly with undergraduate students in higher education (or equivalent)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Knowledge of contemporary legal thought with evidence of research interests in the history or philosophy of the law, practice of the law, or other disciplines related to justice and legal thought
• Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
• Skill as an effective mentor and innovative teacher, with demonstrated interest in out- of-classroom experiences, multidisciplinary pedagogies, and in the value of a liberal arts education
• Excellent writing, oral presentation and computer skills
• Proficiency in program budgeting
• Excellent interpersonal skills, e.g., ability to work with graduate students, undergraduates, professors as well as staff and community partners in diverse classroom and out-of-class settings.

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