Faculty Part-time - Legal Studies
Job no: 496786
Position Type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited - Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Criminal Justice
Applications Open: Dec 05 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled
General Summary of Position:
The Legal Studies Program in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is searching for part-time Adjunct Faculty to teach the following courses:
LGST 2620 - Introduction to Business Law
LGST 2870 - Legal Writing
LGST 3630 - Corporate and Property Law
LGST 3660 - International Law
LGST 3850 - Immigration Law
LGST 3700 - Real Estate Law
LGST 3730 - Consumer Law
LGST 3760 - Family Law
LGST 3770 - Elder Law
LGST 3810 - Women and the Law
LGST 3830 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
LGST 3870 - Legal Research Methods
LGST 3900 - Litigation
LGST 3920 - Wills, Trusts and Estates
This posting is to develop a pool of online and classroom adjunct faculty to teach various Legal Studies courses at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. These positions will be filled on an as needed basis.
Legal Studies is a dynamic, growing interdisciplinary program located within the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The program is designed for students across the University who are seeking to gain a greater understanding of the role of law in our society. In addition, the program prepares students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in law or a law-related career. UMass Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Reports and maintain communication at all times with Program Directors regarding all academic & teaching related matters.
- Teaches applicable courses, as assigned.
- Stays current with industry practices and techniques.
- Designs and delivers class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support the program's objectives.
- Delivers learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
- Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and engaging students in the learning process.
- Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing UMass Lowell's academic and attendance policies.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- J.D. degree (Must have degree at the time of application)
- Admission to the practice of law in a U.S. state
- Three years of practicing law
- Prior teaching experience at the college level
- The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Acknowledgment within the field with awards or other recognition
- Prior experience developing course materials
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a CV/resume, cover letter and prior student evaluations with your application. **Please reference the courses you are interested in teaching in the cover letter. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
Review of applications will begin immediately. This will continue to be an ongoing posting to develop a pool of applicants for openings as they arise. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.