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Associate Director for Academic Excellence

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Director for Academic Excellence

Job no: 527839
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Legal/Law

Department: School of Law
Rank: Lecturer
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 per year

Review of Applications Begins
September 1, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including three references, please upload:
  • A cover letter which includes subject matter interests
  • A current resume
  • A statement addressing your potential contribution(s) to diversity, equity, and inclusion (see below)

    As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a statement about promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating such statements, the law school will consider awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented minority students and faculty; track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented minority students and faculty; vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to UO's mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and create an inclusive campus; and other relevant factors.

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic, ABA-accredited law school and Oregon's only public law school. Degrees offered include: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law's mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Learn more about Oregon Law at, and consider joining our team.

    Position Summary
    Oregon Law's Academic Excellence Program is dedicated to supporting every JD student's academic achievement from matriculation through graduation by teaching students to be effective learners and helping them to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. The Associate Director teaches the bar studies classes and provides educational programs to law students to prepare them to gain admission to the bar. The position will be responsible for the bar preparedness efforts of a program that has already developed several classes and strategies to facilitate bar preparedness and will work closely with the Director to enrich and further develop the current program.

    The position requires a passion for working with and mentoring students, excellent communication and leadership skills, organizational prowess, initiative, and self-motivation. Considerable judgment and tact are required in handling many diverse students, donors, alumni, distinguished guests, and faculty members to coordinate the smooth execution of the program's mission and goals.

    This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term, career non-tenure track Lecturer position that reports to the Director of the Academic Excellence Program. There is an expectation that this position will continue beyond one-year based on performance, funding, and need.

    Minimum Requirements
  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic excellence
  • Must have attained a license to practice law (need not be current)

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple intersectional identities; and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community
  • Ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling situations and maintain student and student record confidentiality
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with diverse group of clients, students, and faculty members
  • Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan for the bar support arm of the Academic Excellence Program
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and supervisory skills
  • Proven or potential for teaching success
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize and prioritize, to meet goals and deadlines
  • Flexibility to adapt and respond as necessary as the Academic Excellence Program develops and grows

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior teaching experience or experience working with graduate students, especially experience working with students on skills and/or bar preparation
  • Current license to practice law

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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