From an email message that I received earlier today:
The University of Akron School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Legal Clinics, a 12-month or 9-month tenured or tenure-track faculty position, to begin in Summer 2014. The Law School seeks a Director who possesses an energetic and entrepreneurial nature to serve as a strong advocate for clinical programs both internally and externally.
The Director will work with the two other clinical faculty members to implement current clinical programs, which include: Civil Litigation Clinic (cases referred from Community Legal Aid, primarily landlord-tenant), Prisoner Legal Assistance Clinic, Jail Inmate Assistance Legal Clinic, Appellate Review, Reentry Clinics (Expungement, Clemency, Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)), and SEED Legal Clinic (services for small businesses). The Director will be expected to stay current with respect to the types and nature of clinical offerings and to lead the clinic to state-of-the-art offerings appropriate to the Law School’s strategic goals and the particular needs of the community. Responsibilities will include training and supervising students, being a spokesperson for the work of the clinical programs, overseeing administration of clinic staff, and seeking funding sources for new programs.
The University of Akron School of Law is a public, mid-size law school of 500 students located in the Cleveland/Akron metropolitan area. Akron Law is a “best value” law school offering excellent teaching, relatively low tuition and a commitment to student success.
Required Qualifications: Requires a J.D. degree and a license to practice law.
Preferred Qualifications: Professional practice experience, a demonstrated record of effective clinical teaching, a demonstrated record of effective supervision of students or others, and successful prior experience in either grant-writing efforts or publicity initiatives.
For complete details and to apply for this position, visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/. Job #8040. While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Professor Kalyani Robbins, Chair of the search committee, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately. Anticipated start date: July 1, 2014. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.