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Adjunct Assistant Professor Legal Studies

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

Job Details

Position, Department: Adjunct Assistant Professor Legal Studies, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Adjunct Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies

Pay Range: Determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Benefits Category: Limited

Position Summary: Johnson County Community College is looking for a diverse group of applicants to increase its adjunct pool in the Legal Studies Department.

JCCC educates a large, diverse student body. Many of our 18,000 students are non-traditional, military veterans, immigrants, international, and first-generation college students. Minority and traditionally underrepresented student populations are also growing. JCCC is committed to increasing the diversity of our college community.

The Legal Studies Department consists of two programs: the ABA-approved Paralegal program and the Business Law program. All faculty in Business Law have Juris Doctor degrees. Full-time faculty in the Paralegal Program all have Juris Doctor degrees, and adjunct faculty are practicing paralegals or attorneys.

Faculty in the Legal Studies adjunct pool teach the equivalent of 0-10 credit hours per semester in Business Law, the ABA-approved Paralegal Program, or both. Adjunct faculty may teach both online and on-campus classes, but ability to teach on the Overland Park, KS campus is required. Instruction should be engaging, experiential, motivating, and effective. Effective teaching requires, at a minimum: content expertise; sound instructional methods drawn from the scholarship of teaching and learning and from practical experience in the legal field; successful communication, including timely and substantive feedback; and meeting institutional expectations related to class meetings, availability to students, attendance gathering, syllabi preparation and distribution, grading and maintenance of grade records, confidentiality of records, timely responses to requests for information, and other expectations of the College.

Service as an active member of the College community requires, at a minimum:

• Fulfilling all requirements as stated in College policies and procedures including mandatory training.
• Attending and participating in required meetings and exercising stewardship in the use of college facilities and materials.
• Submitting information or materials related to assigned duties as requested by college administrators or peers in a timely manner.

Candidates who would like to be considered should submit materials prior to review date, along with responses to these questions:
  • Provide a list of courses taught, through what institution or organization each course was taught, when each course was taught, the approximate size of each class/audience, and the format in which each course was taught (synchronous on-site, synchronous online, asynchronous, or in a hybrid format).
  • Provide a statement of your experience working either as a paralegal or as an attorney with paralegals, including the number of years of such experience. This statement is required by the American Bar Association from all faculty who teach paralegal courses at JCCC.
Required Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor degree for attorney candidates; Bachelor’s degree with either a Paralegal Certificate or an Associate of Arts Paralegal Degree for paralegal candidates.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working as a paralegal, or as an attorney supervising one or more paralegals.
  • Ability to effectively teach the law and practical application of the law, demonstrated by experience teaching in a community college, college, or university setting; or presenting the law in another setting.
  • Ability to analyze text and data, demonstrated by work history and recommendations documenting those skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in presentations, demonstrated by professional and educational/academic history.
  • Ability to use technology effectively in work and classroom settings, demonstrated by professional and educational/academic history.
  • Ability to manage or function as a paralegal, demonstrated by a minimum of two years of experience working as an attorney with paralegals, or working as a paralegal (required for those teaching in the Paralegal program.)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year of experience teaching in a community college, college, or university setting.
  • Currently admitted to the practice of law in Kansas, Missouri, or both.
  • Teaching experience in a community college setting, paralegal program, and/or business law courses.
  • Experience in the use of educational online learning management systems or law-related technology and software.
  • Excellent technology skills demonstrated by experience in the use of educational online learning management systems or law-related technology and software.
  • Experience training paralegals.
  • Civil Litigation experience.
  • Intellectual Property law experience.
  • Certified paralegal capable of training students for certification exams (PCCE, PACE, CP Exam, etc.)

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator ( ), or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to: .

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email .

Advertised: 22 Apr 2024 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 15 May 2024 Central Daylight Time


Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public community college located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.

JCCC has a national reputation for educational excellence. We focus on student success. Small class sizes; experienced, caring faculty; affordable tuition rates and on-campus student resources ensure you receive the education and training you need to launch your career. Our thriving campus is full of culture and activities.

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