Requisition Number FAC - 201000000238
Job Title Assistant Professor
The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for a full-time faculty member who would begin teaching in the academic year 2018-2019. The teaching responsibilities associated with this position are required courses in interviewing and counseling, and negotiation and conflict management. In addition, the person holding this position will play a key role in overseeing advocacy-related courses and programs.
The College of Law seeks highly motivated individuals who are committed to making significant contributions to the College of Law and its students. Candidates must clearly demonstrate existing or potential for excellence in teaching. We seek candidates who possess qualifications appropriate to a tenure/tenure-track professor, and who will support the mission and goals of the College of Law. Teaching experience is preferred/desirable. Practice experience in the areas of litigation and trial practice, including experience in interviewing and counseling and negotiation, is preferred/desirable. In addition, the candidate must have completed, or be willing to complete, the mediation training required to qualify as an impartial third party under Section 154.052 of the Texas Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code.
The UNT Dallas College of Law is a public law school whose inaugural class started in Fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80 students, and one part-time evening division of approximately 60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.
The College of Law's goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt
low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple
segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.
NATURE OF POSITION AND APPOINTMENT
This position will be a tenure/tenure-track position.
The teaching responsibilities associated with this position are required courses in interviewing and counseling, and negotiation and conflict management. In addition, the person holding this position will play a key role in overseeing advocacy-related courses and programs.
All College of Law faculty members will be involved in curricular and co-curricular
activities and programs relating to student learning and professional formation throughout law school.
Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, faculty members will be expected to follow best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment; to design courses in ways that make best use of technology; to follow a curriculum mapped to practice-related competencies; to develop, use, and revise learning outcomes; and to participate in course and program assessment. The College of Law will support faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.
As to scholarship, given the mission and goals of the UNT Dallas College of Law, the definition of scholarship is intended to be broad, including scholarship that is valuable to lawyers and judges, that relates to the teaching and learning process, or that relates to the profession or the formation of professional competencies.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
- J.D. degree
- Superb academic and professional qualifications
- Practice experience that is sufficiently extensive and high quality to be a foundation for teaching in the College of Law's educational program
- Demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and in guiding and mentoring as to professional formation of students
- Commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals
- Demonstrated ability and interest as to sustained and high quality scholarship, recognizing that scholarship is defined to include the scholarship of application and the scholarship of teaching and learning
- Excellent legal writing ability, and the ability to be an effective mentor and teacher as to legal writing
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
- Practice experience in the areas of litigation and trial practice, including experience in interviewing and counseling and negotiation, is preferred/desirable.
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.
Driving University Vehicle? No
As required to meet the academic schedule.
Substitution of Experience/Education No
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit the following:
- Letter of application. The letter should include a statement of the candidate's philosophy about teaching, and also should describe the candidate's areas of content expertise.
- Names and contact information for 5 references.
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- Do you have a J.D.degree?
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- J.D./Juris Doctorate
- Veteran Preference (DD-214)
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