Associate Director for Academic Excellence
Associate Director for Academic Excellence
Job no: 527839
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Legal/Law
Department: School of Law
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
September 1, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including three references, please upload:
- A cover letter which includes subject matter
- A current resume
- A statement addressing your potential contribution(s) to
diversity, equity, and inclusion (see below)
As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a statement about promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating such statements, the law school will consider awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented minority students and faculty; track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented minority students and faculty; vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to UO's mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and create an inclusive campus; and other relevant factors.
The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic, ABA-accredited law school and Oregon's only public law school. Degrees offered include: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law's mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Learn more about Oregon Law at law.uoregon.edu, and consider joining our team.
Oregon Law's Academic Excellence Program is dedicated to supporting every JD student's academic achievement from matriculation through graduation by teaching students to be effective learners and helping them to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. The Associate Director teaches the bar studies classes and provides educational programs to law students to prepare them to gain admission to the bar. The position will be responsible for the bar preparedness efforts of a program that has already developed several classes and strategies to facilitate bar preparedness and will work closely with the Director to enrich and further develop the current program.
The position requires a passion for working with and mentoring students, excellent communication and leadership skills, organizational prowess, initiative, and self-motivation. Considerable judgment and tact are required in handling many diverse students, donors, alumni, distinguished guests, and faculty members to coordinate the smooth execution of the program's mission and goals.
This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term, career non-tenure track Lecturer position that reports to the Director of the Academic Excellence Program. There is an expectation that this position will continue beyond one-year based on performance, funding and need.
- JD from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic
- Must have attained a license to practice law (need not be
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff,
and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple
intersectional identities; and advance diversity, equity, and
inclusion in the university community
- Ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling
situations and maintain student and student record
- Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability
to work successfully with diverse group of clients, students, and
- Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan for the bar
support arm of the Academic Excellence Program
- Strong organizational, administrative, and supervisory
- Proven or potential for teaching success
- Strong problem solving and project management skills with
proven ability to strategize and prioritize, to meet goals and
- Flexibility to adapt and respond as necessary as the Academic
Excellence Program develops and grows
- Prior teaching experience or experience working with graduate
students, especially experience working with students on skills
and/or bar preparation
- Current license to practice law
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527839/associate-director-for-academic-excellence