Assistant Professor of Law - Center for Academic & Bar Readiness

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Functional TitleAssistant Professor of Law - Center for Academic & Bar Readiness Position Details

Job Description Summary

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you’re passionate about these values, join us at University of La Verne!

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 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
Benefits Summary

Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.

U.S. News & World Report rates La Verne Online No. 1 in California for the third consecutive year and 24th best in the country. Washington Monthly’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners” rankings place La Verne No. 3 among private, 4-year institutions in California.
La Verne is Tier 1 in U.S. News 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” National University rankings for the seventh straight year, and again made Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” rating (WASC Accredited).
LocationOntario CA, College of Law Posting Details

Posting Number2018-190136FASpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should furnish a brief diversity statement which discusses past experiences working successfully with historically underrepresented populations. Applicants should explain how they plan to meet the needs of La Verne’s diverse student population in the future.

Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Referred by University of La Verne Employee
    • University of La Verne Website
    • Other
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Student Evaluations
  4. Philosophy of a Teacher/Scholar
  5. Cover Letter with Teaching Philosophy
  6. Teaching Evaluations
  7. List of 3-5 Professional References




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Posted: 8/22/2019
Application Due: 11/20/2019
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