Community Lawyering Adjunct Faculty Summer 2018, UNT Dallas College of Law
Requisition Number FAC - 201000000258
Job Title Community Lawyering Adjunct Faculty Summer 2018, UNT Dallas College of Law
The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for Community Lawyering Adjunct Faculty who would teach in the Summer 2018 semester.
ABOUT UNT DALLAS COLLEGE OF LAW
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 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 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 but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (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
The appointments will be as Adjunct Faculty to teach one or possibly two courses in the Summer 2018 semester.
The primary responsibility of Adjunct Faculty will be the direct supervision of law students enrolled in the Community Lawyering Centers in their representation of clients. The CLC accepts cases involving a broad range of legal issues including family law, housing, consumer, governmental benefits, and other areas. Adjunct faculty work closely with faculty from the College of Law to assure that a quality instructional environment is provided for the students and effective legal representation is provided to our clients.
AREAS OF TEACHING
Adjunct faculty will assist in the presentation of classroom instruction and the creation of instructional materials. These services will be in addition to the direct supervision of students.
Adjunct faculty members will be a critical part of the College of Law' learning community, and 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, adjunct faculty members will be expected to follow the instructional and curricular practices of the College of Law, including use of the Canvas Learning Management System, learning outcomes, multiple assessments, and research and writing modules within a course, as appropriate, with support from other faculty as well as research librarians. The College of Law will support adjunct faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.
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.
- Must be currently employed by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas or the Dallas Public Defenders Office.
- Be a member in good standing with the state of licensure.
- 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.
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 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:
- Cover letter
- References: Please list contact information for 5 references.
- Writing Sample (optional)
Posting Specific Questions
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- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have a J.D. and currently employed by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas or the Dallas Public Defenders Office?
- * Are you a member in good standing with the state of licensure?
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing sample