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Director of Academic Success and Professor of Law

Employer
University of New Hampshire
Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director of Academic Success and Professor of Law

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

Summary of Position                                      

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 Law.

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 diverse populations.

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.

Additional Job Information                            

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.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications                

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • 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 teaching.
  • Knowledge of and experience with bar admission requirements throughout the country.
  • Ability to track, record, and report on progress towards target goals.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of law students.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of diverse and multicultural constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success.

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications                 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff in one-on-one and group/classroom settings.
  • 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 skills.
  • 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 Information                                        

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Instructions to Applicants                    

INTERFOLIO USERS: If using Interfolio to submit letters of reference, please follow the special instructions at this link: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2729/docs/126635.pdf.

Instructions for reference providers can be access at: https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/43462

Departmental Information

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, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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