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Adjunct Assistant Professor - Legal Studies

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus
Closing date
Jul 9, 2021

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Job no: 494069
Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

Posting Job Title

Adjunct Assistant Professor Legal Studies


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Adjunct Faculty

Number of openings


Job Summary

Johnson County Community College is looking for a diverse group of applicants to increase its adjunct pool in the Legal Studies Department.

JCCC educates a large, diverse student body. Many of our 18,000 students are non-traditional, military veterans, immigrants, international, and first-generation college students. African American, Asian-American, and Hispanic student populations are also growing. JCCC is committed to increasing the diversity of our college community.

The Legal Studies Department consists of two programs: ABA-approved Paralegal program and the Business Law program. All faculty in Business Law have Juris Doctor degrees. Full-time faculty in the Paralegal Program all have Juris Doctor degrees, and adjunct faculty are practicing paralegals or attorneys.

Faculty in the Legal Studies adjunct pool teach the equivalent of 0-10 credit hours per semester in Business Law, the ABA-approved Paralegal program, or both. Adjunct faculty may teach both on-line and on-campus classes, but ability to teach on the JCCC campus is required. Instruction should be engaging, motivating, and effective. Effective teaching requires, at a minimum:

  • Content expertise
  • Sound instructional methods drawn from the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Successful communication, including timely and substantive feedback
  • Maintaining institutional expectations related to class meetings, availability to students, attendance gathering, syllabi preparation and distribution, grading and maintenance of grade records, confidentiality of records, timely responses to requests for information, and other expectations of the College.

Service as an active member of the College community requires, at a minimum:

  • Fulfilling all requirements stated in College policies and procedures, including mandatory training.
  • Attending and participating in required meetings and exercising stewardship in the use of college facilities and materials.
  • Submitting information or materials related to assigned duties as requested by college administrators or peers in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications

Juris Doctor degree for attorney candidates

Bachelor's degree with either a Paralegal Certificate or an Associate of Arts Paralegal Degree for paralegal candidates

Minimum of two years of experience working as a paralegal, or as an attorney supervising one or more paralegals

Minimum of one year of experience teaching in a community college, college, or university setting

Ability to effectively teach the law and practical application of the law, demonstrated by a minimum of one-year of experience teaching in a community college, college, or university setting

Ability to communicate, analyze text and data, and communicate effectively, demonstrated by a work history and recommendations documenting those skills

Ability to use technology effectively in work and classroom settings, demonstrated by work and educational history

Ability to manage or function as a paralegal, with a minimum of two years of experience working as an attorney with paralegals, or working as a paralegal (required for those teaching in the Paralegal program)

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of three years of college-level experience teaching law, paralegal, or business law classes

Currently admitted to the practice law in Kansas

Teaching experience in a community college setting

Teaching experience in a paralegal program

Excellent technology skills demonstrated by experience in the use of educational on-line learning management systems or law-related technology and software

Required application documents


Cover Letter

Unofficial transcripts

2 letters of recommendation

Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Hours per Week

varies depending on department needs

Work Hours/Days

varies depending on department needs

Salary Grade Level



Competitive rate of pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected]

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 16 Jun 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 09 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time


Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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