Assistant Professor of Law - Center for Academic & Bar Readiness

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University of La Verne

Assistant Professor of Law - Center for Academic & Bar Readiness

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne College of Law is a fully-accredited ABA law school located in the Inland Empire city of Ontario, CA. La Verne Law's mission is to guide our students in the discovery of law and self as they prepare for the practice of law or other professional careers. Our faculty of scholars and teachers is committed to creating an innovative, collaborative learning environment designed to develop the knowledge and skills relevant to achieving individual and professional success. The University of La Verne is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
The University of La Verne College of Law seeks an experienced, energetic, and dynamic person to serve as an Assistant Professor in its Center for Academic and Bar Readiness (CABR.) The person in this position will assist students in developing the skills necessary for success in law school and on the bar exam. The job is a twelve-month contract, non-tenure track faculty position; after an initial probationary period, the applicant will be eligible for graduated multi-year renewals. The person hired will have faculty status and be permitted to vote on matters other than tenure, tenure-track promotion and hiring.

Specific Duties:

The person hired will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean for CABR, members of the CABR faculty, and the faculty at large. The successful applicant will:
• Advance La Verne Law’s mission to guide our students in the discovery of law and self as they prepare for the practice of law and other professional careers.
• Advance CABR’s departmental mission to provide an innovative, constantly evolving program that employs sound educational principles to help students to achieve their highest academic potential by cultivating and enhancing their academic skills.
• Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and work effectively as part of a team.
• Teach skills and substantive content to enhance student academic and bar readiness.
• Participate in the design and implementation of innovative academic and bar readiness programs.
• Participate in program review and assessment initiatives.
• Provide high quality academic advising to students.
• Work on other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Passionate about student success.
• J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
• Admitted to a state bar. (A candidate who is hired but is not a member of the State Bar of California must be admitted to the State Bar of California within two years of the date of hire.)
• Strong counseling skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous teaching experience.
• Previous practice experience.
• Previous experience with curriculum and course design strategies and implementation.
• Previous experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of program assessment methodologies.
• Experience with developing and teaching online coursework.
• Quantitative analysis skills
• California State Bar membership

Location: Ontario CA, College of Law

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation





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Posted: 10/19/2017
Application Due: 3/19/2018
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