Director of Academic Success and Professor of
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is
an intimate, innovative law school, committed to developing
students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of
orientation, embrace practice-based learning, and stand ready to
join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual
property, general practice, public interest and social justice, and
commerce and technology. Our Legal Residency program allows
students to work in their fields of interest for up to a full
semester while receiving credit and our Daniel Webster Scholar
program is the only practice-based bar exam alternative in the
nation. Our faculty consists of practitioners experienced in their
fields of interest. The small student/faculty ratio promotes
collaboration and collegiality. Accredited by the American Bar
Association, UNH Franklin Pierce is located in Concord, New
Hampshire, home to the state’s legislature, state offices, as well
as local, state and U.S. federal courts. Concord is just an hour’s
drive from Boston, and we are located less than an hour from
mountains, lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and
programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the
region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
(UNH Franklin Pierce), a national leader in legal education with a
commitment to inclusion, diversity, and quality engagement for all,
seeks to hire a Director of Academic Success and Professor of
The Director will lead the nationally renowned academic support
and bar preparation program (“Academic Success Program” or “ASP”)
at UNH Franklin Pierce. Our program serves students at all stages
and levels of study to help them succeed in law school, including,
when necessary, improve their academic performance, and to develop
skills for law practice. This position is committed to all students
getting the fullest benefit from their legal education, regardless
of students’ unique needs or backgrounds.
Working with the faculty, Career Services office, and law school
administration, the Director will head three key initiatives.
First, the Director will manage and lead a comprehensive success
program providing support for students of all abilities in all
degree programs at the law school. This includes working with
senior leadership to develop a new model for ASP support which
focuses on graduate students with language and cultural support for
Second, the Director will manage the law school’s preliminary
bar program, which provides students the opportunity to take an
early bar diagnostic test and, as needed, receive additional
academic and testing support to ensure bar passage. Finally, the
Director serves as the head of the law school’s bar preparation
process, helping students identify and prepare to apply, take, and
pass the bar exam in their chosen jurisdiction.
Cover letter should be addressed to Professor Roger Allan Ford,
co-chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee. In your cover
letter, please describe why you are interested in this position and
what makes you a strong candidate in light of the required and
preferred qualifications described above. In the required Diversity
Statement, please address how you have contributed to Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion in your scholarship, teaching and work. This
position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin
immediately. Priority review date: November 19, 2021.
- Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
- Earned a passing score on a bar examination in at least one
U.S. state or the District of Columbia.
- Experience in professional legal settings, including but not
limited to practice, publishing, or academia.
- Knowledge of law school curriculum and best practices for law
- Knowledge of and experience with bar admission requirements
throughout the country.
- Ability to track, record, and report on progress towards target
- Excellent judgment and ability to maintain
- Sensitivity to the needs of law students.
- Sensitivity to the needs of diverse and multicultural
- Demonstrated commitment to student success.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and
collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff in one-on-one and
- Strong time management and organizational skills; attention to
detail and initiative.
- Basic computer skills and understanding of Microsoft Windows,
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet resources, and e-mail tools.
- Ability to establish goals and maintain timelines.
- Effective analytical, organizational, and leadership
- Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and problems,
and to recommend and implement solutions.
- Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
- Commitment to the discipline.
- Ability to use technology as a teaching and learning tool.
- Excellent presentation ability.
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which
includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time
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UNH Franklin Pierce Law School, a member of the Association of
American Law Schools (AALS), is part of the University of New
Hampshire system. Established as a private law school the 1970s
with a specific focus on intellectual property and innovation, the
law school now has a broad array of programs that serve local
populations and the greater legal community, with students from 48
states and 12 countries. In addition to our continued commitment to
intellectual property, expanded programs including the DWS program,
the Rudman Center, a robust set of clinics the Criminal Law and
Intellectual Property Clinics.
Located at the foothills of the White Mountains, UNH Franklin
Pierce School of Law is located in Concord, New Hampshire along the
banks of the Merrimack River. The law school is one hour from
Boston, and close to both the Atlantic seacoast and the beauty of
New England countryside.
If interested, please apply to Professor Courtney Brooks,
co-chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, by submitting a
letter of interest, copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a list of
three references (https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/43462).
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal
Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The
University System is committed to creating an environment that
values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus
communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals
who will help us achieve this mission. The University System
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion,
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