Adjunct Professor of Law - Various Subjects
Posting DetailsTitleAdjunct Professor of Law - Various SubjectsCampusSacramento DepartmentLaw InstructionPosting NumberF00336Full or Part TimePart TimeOpen Date09/23/2020Close Date10/02/2020Open Until FilledNoDays Per Week1 or 2Weeks Per Year14Position Description
The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (McGeorge), an ABA-accredited law school in Sacramento, California, seeks lawyers and judges to teach classes to students and coach student competition teams on a part-time basis. The law school’s adjunct faculty, drawn from the region’s most distinguished jurists and practitioners, offer a wealth of practical experience and special expertise to our students. The law school uses adjuncts to enrich the curriculum with specialized courses, unique perspectives, and more choices than we might otherwise offer.
With adjunct faculty, students can experience different pedagogical approaches and gain access to leading practitioners and judges. Adjunct faculty are also valuable in teaching about newly emerging or rapidly changing areas of law. Providing a wide variety of elective courses, both during the day and evening sections, would be impossible without the use of qualified adjunct professors. Adjunct professors are part-time, non-tenure/tenure track employees, contracted via mutually-signed offer letters, to teach specific classes during specific semesters (specific dates) as outlined in the offer letter.Basic Qualifications
•Must hold a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree.
•Must have worked as an attorney for a minimum of 3 years.
•Must communicate effectively.
•Must Maintain professional composure and demeanor at all times.
•Must promote the vision, mission and core values of the school.
•Prior teaching experience is desirable, but not essential. Must, however, demonstrate evidence of teaching potential.
•Five years working in the substantive legal field is preferred.
•Preference for attorneys with admission to California Bar.
All adjunct faculty are expected to perform the following duties:
•Complete all employment documentation and any required trainings, and submit employment documents such as signed offer letters in a timely manner.
•Prepare for your course, which includes preparing the syllabus, selecting and submitting for printing any unique teaching materials, selecting books for student purchase, and preparing course materials and assessment/exam text. Syllabi include course descriptions, learning objectives, exam dates, teaching and exam policies, text and readings, and other policies and student deliverables.
•Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning.
•Adhere to all University and law school policies.
•Teach the assigned course(s) (see “Specific Assignment” below) as published in the Academic Schedule and noted in the offer letter, using pedagogical and other teaching methods fairly and effectively.
•Track student attendance using tools provided, and refer students to the Administration if required for attendance and/or performance issues.
•When appropriate, use the institution’s learning management platforms (TWEN, Canvas, etc.) to post assignments, syllabi and other reference materials, and to communicate with students.
•Read submitted student work and assessments/exams, and provide written comments to students in a timely manner to provide feedback on performance.
•Meet with students during “office hours” to provide individualized direction and assessment of progress.
•In order to ensure the proper number of teaching hours is completed, work with Administration to schedule “make-up” classes for any cancelled classes.
•Grade all mid-term and final exam papers, and other assessments as appropriate, and submit those grades per timelines to the Registrar’s Office for processing.
•Review student-completed course evaluations conducted online at the end of each semester to analyze student perceptions of your teaching and to provide insight into possible teaching improvements.
We are currently looking for individuals with expertise in the following areas:
•Global Lawyering Skills – Legal Writing, Research, and Oral Advocacy
•White Collar Crime
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel
Work may entail travel in Sacramento, primarily at the Sacramento Campus. Work may require evenings and/or weekends to perform duties, based on class schedule. Work requires ability to perform functions of the job remotely and with sufficiently reliable technology to engage in distance learning.Special Instructions
We are currently seeking applicants to teach in the following areas:
•Mock Trial Coaches
•Privacy Law Intersession Course
Other areas as needed.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.AA/EEO Policy Statement
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
- University of the Pacific Website
- Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
- Chronicle of HIgher Education
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
- Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
- Modesto Bee
- Pacific Employee
- Personal Referral
- Professional or Association Listserv
- Publication or website from a professional organization
- Sacramento Bee
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Stockton Record
- Agency Referral
- Other Online Job Board
- * Pacific participates in federal healthcare programs. As such, a required part of the hiring process is to verify that potential employees have not been excluded from participating in federal programs for mandatory exclusions (including for fraud, controlled substances crimes, patient abuse or neglect, or other program-related crimes) or for other permissive exclusions by the Office of Inspector General. A "Yes" response would be considered disqualifying. Please answer the following question accordingly: Are you currently excluded from participation in federal programs (including Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal healthcare program)?
- * Pacific participates in federal healthcare programs. As such, a required part of the hiring process is to verify that potential employees have not been excluded from participating in federal programs for mandatory exclusions (including for fraud, controlled substances crimes, patient abuse or neglect, or other program-related crimes) or for other permissive exclusions by the Office of Inspector General. A "Yes" response would be considered disqualifying. Please answer the following question accordingly: Have you received notice that you are under review for possible exclusion from any federal programs (including Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal healthcare program)?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae