Advocacy Competition Coaches for Late Fall (Nov. 15) 2020 and Spring 2021.
Position DetailsUNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education.
Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW’s university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.
The UNT Dallas College of Law is a public law school in downtown Dallas with a full-time day division and a part-time evening division. 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 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.
Adjunct faculty members are a critical part of the College of Law’s learning community, and they will be involved in curricular and co-curricular activities and programs relating to student learning and professional formation throughout law school.
The appointments will be as Adjunct Faculty/Coach to coach a Moot Court or Mock Trial competition team for competitions occurring in 2021.Minimum Qualifications
J.D. degree; superb professional qualifications; five or more years of practice experience or substantial trial, appellate, or competition coach experience sufficiently extensive and of a high quality to be a foundation for coaching in the College of Law’s advocacy program; demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in guiding and mentoring as to the professional formation of students; and commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals.Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience coaching advocacy competition teams or competing in law school advocacy competitions at a high level is greatly preferred. We also prefer that any applicants reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as we wish to develop a strong and committed group of coaches dedicated to UNT Dallas College of Law’s success in competitions in the future.Required License / Registration / CertificationWork Schedule
As required to meet the academic schedule.Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement
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.Physical RequirementsCarrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Talk or HearPosting NumberA266PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit the following:
•Resume or Curriculum Vita
•Cover letter indicating which type of competition (moot court or mock trial) candidate is interested in coaching and whether interested in coaching multiple teams. .
•References: Please list contact information for 3 references.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a J.D. degree and five or more years of practice experience or substantial trial, appellate, or competition coach experience sufficiently extensive and of a high quality to be a foundation for coaching in the College of Law’s advocacy program?
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Example of Professional Writing