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Adjunct Professor of Law (Temporary Employee Pool)

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 29, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Adjunct Professor of Law (Temporary Employee Pool)

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
McGeorge School of Law invites applications for one (1) adjunct professor position to develop a new online course on Contract Drafting immediately, and to teach the course in the 2024-2025 academic year. This three (3) unit course will be fully online and asynchronous in delivery, and will primarily be offered as part of the Master of Science in Law, Business Law concentration.

In this course students will learn the fundamental contract concepts underlying the drafting process and will learn how to draft contracts that effectively deliver the parties' expectations and manage their risks and remedies intentionally. The faculty selected through this posting will choose the text and develop the substantive curriculum consistent with McGeorge standards. Faculty-student interaction (via asynchronous discussion, feedback, messaging, and remote office hours), accessibility, and achievement of credit hour standards are the highest priorities.

The adjunct professor will be required to follow a strict timeline for course development with mandatory deadlines, and to coordinate with McGeorge Online Graduate Programs and program partners on an ongoing basis. The professor will be assisted by an Instructional Designer (ID) who will handle technical issues and manage course development. The professor will be responsible for ensuring that content and content delivery is consistent with University of the Pacific and McGeorge School of Law policies, in coordination with the ID and McGeorge's Faculty Director for Online Learning. Full-time faculty with subject-matter expertise are available for consultation. Training in online course development, recording technology, and other support will be provided.

Non-tenure-track faculty members collaborate in fulfilling the University's mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.

Part-time faculty are appointed as needed by each unit and considered as less than full time annual appointment as specified by each unit. Part time is determined by the unit based on a comparison to year-long appointments. Time of service on a part-time appointment may not accrue to time for appointment with tenure. (FHB 7.1.6). Appointments for full-time non-tenure-track faculty members may be issued as single-year or multi-year terms, and may be renewable.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicant must possess an advanced degree in law (JD, LLM, MSL, or JSD).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Applicant must possess the capacity to translate substantive law and policy content into effective learning outcomes, lectures, and hands-on tasks such as discussion, assignments, and quizzes, with the support noted above.
  • Applicant must have minimal facility with computer navigation and possess the ability to quickly learn new software, including but not limited to Canvas and Zoom.
  • Applicant must possess the ability to meet deadlines and coordinate with a team.
  • Applicant must be willing to record media such as video, narrated slides, and podcasts, with the support noted above.
  • Relevant experience such as teaching or legal practice is strongly preferred but not required.
  • Experience with online course development or online teaching is preferred but not required.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Schedule is dependent on the course and department need.

Special Instructions:
Your application will be active for 90 days. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and are reviewed by the hiring department as openings become available. To maintain your application within the system, you will need to re-apply.

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed before the date of the interview.

Note: if a job-specific posting is created and you are interested in that specific position, please apply to that job posting. Submission of materials does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this type since availability can be unpredictable and consideration competitive.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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