UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, Position #00023353
The University of North Dakota School of Law seeks (1) to educate students for professional service in the law and law-related professions, (2) to explore legal issues of special significance to North Dakota and the region, (3) to attract a well-qualified and diverse student body and to assist students in making career decisions, (4) to promote improvements in the law and legal systems, the legal profession, and the administration of justice, and (5) to further the overall goals and objectives of the University of North Dakota.
The curricular mission of the University of North Dakota School of Law is to produce well-rounded legal professionals with the necessary skill set to serve as effective, innovative, and ethical leaders. Our distinct character as one of the smaller public law schools in the nation informs our program of legal education, which is designed to produce competent and ethical lawyers with entry-level proficiency and professional self-sufficiency in any setting and reflects a cooperative and collaborative approach to teaching and learning. Our curricular goals are to facilitate each student’s professional and personal development and to promote the highest professional standards, critical thinking, self- and other-awareness, creative problem-solving skills, life-long learning, and a commitment to serving society.
Duties & Responsibilities
The University of North Dakota School of Law invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills for a two- or three-year appointment to commence in Fall 2018. This is a full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty position with the primary responsibility of effective teaching. The successful candidate will teach two sections each semester (approximately 20 students per section; a 2/2 course load) of Lawyering Skills I & II, the required two-semester first-year legal research, writing, and analysis course. The position may have additional teaching obligations based on curricular and academic support needs. The successful candidate will join an autonomous yet collaborative Lawyering Skills program, in which faculty design their own syllabi, teaching materials, and assignments and supervise their own student teaching assistants. The successful candidate also will contribute to the School of Law’s curriculum and student success through additional teaching obligations; these additional obligations will be determined based on the School of Law’s curricular needs and the successful candidate’s interests and skills, and may include academic support programming, intercession courses, skills team coaching, etc.
The position offers an initial academic year contract that carries the possibility of re-appointment for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and curricular needs and contingent on administrative approval. The salary is $82,500 for a nine-month academic year appointment. The successful candidate will be eligible for financial support for expenses related to professional development efforts.
- D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- licensed member in good standing of the bar in any U.S. or Canadian jurisdiction
- two years of recent legal work experience (which may include judicial clerkships)
Preferred Skills/Desirable Qualifications:
- a strong academic record
- excellent research, writing and editing skills
- either aptitude for or experience in teaching
- ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff colleagues
- demonstrated commitment to teaching in the area of legal writing and research
- eagerness to work closely with law students
- experience in, or ability to design teaching materials and assignments related to, the areas of the University of North Dakota’s “Grand Challenges” (energy and environmental sustainability, rural communities, unmanned aerial systems, or information security)
To Apply: Please apply through our Human Resources Application Portal: https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=2000+Academic&all=cat&AppliTrackJobId=3991_37440&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1
Applicants should submit a cover letter, current C.V., and law school transcript. The position is open until filled, with applications received by February 1, 2018 receiving priority consideration. The position will commence August 15, 2018.
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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.
The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at https://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.
This position is subject to a criminal history record check.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at https://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf . You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.
North Dakota veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability (less than one year old) from the Veterans’ Administration. Please upload the DD-214 and other veterans’ preference qualifying documentation through the form found at https://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm.