Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation

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Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation

Chase College of Law

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Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the position of Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2023.

Founded in 1893, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law has for 130 years provided service to students and the legal community throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the Ohio River to Cincinnati and throughout the region. Long known as the “The Lawyer’s School,” Chase has served both traditional and non-traditional students throughout its history.Chase is fully approved by the ABA and is a member of the AALS . More information about Chase may be found at

NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names.

Primary Responsibilities

This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track position, with an initial one-year appointment.

The Director’s primary responsibility will be to help students develop the skills needed to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and on the bar exam. Responsibilities include: (1) designing and implementing of academic support programs; (2) directing the law school’s bar exam preparation programs; (3) teaching the law school’s academic support and bar preparation courses, along with other members of the Chase faculty. The Director will supervise and collaborate with of the Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. Candidates must be willing to provide academic support for students in the evening division.


This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track position, with an initial one-year appointment. Applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and excellent communication skills. Candidates should also have an understanding of the dynamics of diversity (including first-generation college graduates) in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in all levels of their work.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education
Juris Doctorate

Preferred Education
Juris Doctorate

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