Adjunct Faculty: Spring 2021 - Practice Foundation
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Adjunct Faculty: Spring 2021 - Practice FoundationArea of Specialty:
Practice Foundation I (Interviewing and Counseling) or Practice Foundation II – (Negotiation and Conflict Resolution)Department:
DAL-CoL-Academic Affairs-517200Job Location:
Downtown DallasFull Time/Part Time:
Salary commensurate with experienceDepartment Summary:
The UNT-Dallas College of Law welcomes applications from experienced law school instructors who are interested in serving as an adjunct to teach Practice Foundation I (Interviewing and Counseling) or Practice Foundation II – (Negotiation and Conflict Resolution) during the Spring 2021 semester.
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.Position Summary:
Adjunct faculty members will be a critical part of the College of Law’ learning community, and will be involved in curricular and co-curricular activities and programs relating to student learning and professional formation throughout law school. Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, adjunct 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 adjunct faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.
NATURE OF POSITION AND APPOINTMENT
The appointment will be as Adjunct Faculty to teach either Practice Foundation I (Interviewing and Counseling) and/or Practice Foundation II – (Negotiation and Conflict Resolution).
PF I will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. starting in early February to the end of April for approximately 11-12 sessions.
PF II will meet on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. also starting in early February to the end of April for approximately 11-12 sessions. All classes are delivered through Zoom.
Adjunct Faculty will work in pairs to lead/coach small groups of students through either interviewing simulations or negotiation simulations that are created and/or provided by the Assistant Professor of the Course. Adjunct Professors do not create/design the course but are responsible for grading the simulations. Multiple positions may be available. While preferences for courses will be considered, depending upon student enrollment and the number of returning Adjunct Faculty, the number of available positions may be limited.
Because these classes contribute to student engagement/networking in the North Texas legal community and because the goal is that qualified Adjunct Professors will return to teach in on-campus classes post-COVID era, applicants must be live in the North Texas area.
Adjunct faculty members will be a critical part of the College of Law’ learning community, and will be involved in curricular and co-curricular activities and programs relating to student learning and professional formation throughout law school.
Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, Adjunct Faculty members will be expected to follow the instructional and curricular practices of the College of Law, including learning outcomes and multiple assessments and instruct using the materials provided by the Assistant Professor in Practice Foundations II as appropriate. Adjunct Faculty will be expected to critique the students, including grading, during the term. The course is designed by the Assistant Professor.
J.D. degree; Have practiced law at least 5 years; Superb academic and professional qualifications; Practice experience that is sufficiently extensive and high quality to be a foundation for teaching in the College of Law’s educational program; Demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and in guiding and mentoring as to professional formation of students; Commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals.Work Schedule:
As required to meet the academic schedule.Driving University Vehicle:
This 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 Requirements:
Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Ability to communicatePosting Number:
A292PSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit the following:
•Cover letter indicating which class(es) candidate is interested teaching.
•List of References