Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Requisition Number STA - 201000000672
Job Title Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law .
The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/
The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new 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.
The appointment will be as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law. This position is a senior administrative position within the College of Law and is the second line leader of the College of Law reporting to the Dean. The Associate Dean is responsible for the academic program of the College of Law, including the curriculum and assessment. This position is responsible for providing leadership to the faculty and staff, and for mentoring junior faculty. The Associate Dean will teach up to six credit hours per academic year beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.
Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, 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 faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
- J.D. degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Demonstrate history of academic achievements in teaching, scholarship and service at the rank of professor in an ABA accredited law school.
- Earned status of tenure from an ABA accredited law school.
- Minimum of 8 years full-time experience as a tenure-track/tenured law faculty member.
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Program leadership, program development, and curriculum development experience.
- Demonstrated experience in mentoring and developing faculty.
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
Monday - Friday
Substitution of Experience/Education No
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.
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