School of Law, Director, Federal Tax Clinic, Non-Tenure Track

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Loyola University Chicago
Location
Chicago-Water Tower Campus

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

School of Law, Director, Federal Tax Clinic, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title:

School of Law, Director, Federal Tax Clinic, Non-Tenure Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Chicago-Water Tower Campus

Location Code:

SCHOOL OF LAW (02700A)

Department Name:

LAW SCHOOL

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

Yes

Duties and Responsibilities:

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking an experienced tax litigator with a proven track record of success representing clients before the IRS in federal tax controversies to lead the Federal Tax Clinic as a clinical faculty member responsible for providing education, training and supervision to student attorneys in the clinic.

This is an opportunity designed for an attorney with experience as a practitioner in the field of tax law who is passionate about a future in experiential education in a law school clinic setting. The preferred applicant will have experience teaching and administering a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (“LITC”) grant administered by the IRS. More information about the LITC grant program can be found here. The Loyola Federal Tax Clinic is supported in part by the LITC grant program. Applicants should have knowledge of best practices in clinical pedagogy and the ability to supervise student attorneys to ensure that clients receive high-quality representation and that students learn about the effective, ethical, and reflective practice of law. Supervision includes meeting weekly with students, accompanying students to court, reviewing student work product, and working with students on other activities, including education and outreach initiatives to the larger Chicago community. The Federal Tax Clinic Director also teaches a 2-hour weekly lawyering skills and substantive issue seminar. The Federal Tax Clinic Director is responsible for applying for grants and managing grants, including grant reporting and collaboration with the IRS LITC Program Office.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching, training, development, and supervision of law student attorneys.
  • Supervising the client screening process including students and staff that are assisting in screening cases for tax controversy issues appropriate for representation by the student attorneys in the Clinic.
  • Supervising cases and student attorneys, meeting at least weekly with students, reviewing and providing comments on student work, accompanying them to court, and working on other activities, including education and outreach initiatives.
  • Teaching a weekly seminar to help students synthesize their clinical casework and develop their lawyering skills, ethical awareness, and professionalism.
  • Applying for and managing the LITC grant that includes work in collaboration with the Loyola University Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research Services.
  • Developing and organizing partnerships and community engagement to provide education on tax law, issues, and policy,
  • Participate and collaborate with other clinical faculty members at regular meetings.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a practicing lawyer in matters relating to federal income tax controversy.
  • Tax Court admission.
  • Good standing to practice before the IRS.
  • Admission in good standing to any state’s bar.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Admission to the Illinois bar or willing to seek Illinois bar admission upon hire.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience supervising attorneys in a practice setting
  • Fundraising or grant-writing experience.
  • Nonprofit or public interest employment history.
  • Project management experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in organization, leadership, and communication.
  • Strong academic record and/or other indicia of ability to perform at a high level.
  • Commitment to work for low-income clients.
  • Strong interest in teaching.
  • Multi-lingual.
  • Ability to foster relationships and work with diverse groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity and initiative.

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

Irregular Hours

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a practicing lawyer in matters relating to federal income tax controversy.
  • Tax Court admission.
  • Good standing to practice before the IRS.
  • Admission in good standing to any state’s bar.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Admission to the Illinois bar or willing to seek Illinois bar admission upon hire.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience supervising attorneys in a practice setting
  • Fundraising or grant-writing experience.
  • Nonprofit or public interest employment history.
  • Project management experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in organization, leadership, and communication.
  • Strong academic record and/or other indicia of ability to perform at a high level.
  • Commitment to work for low-income clients.
  • Strong interest in teaching.
  • Multi-lingual.
  • Ability to foster relationships and work with diverse groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity and initiative.

Open Date:

07/08/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position to www.careers.luc.edu. All applicants should also specifically address in their statement of interest how they will contribute to the law school’s mission statement, available https://www.luc.edu/law/about/mission/index.cfmInquiries about the position should be made directly to Professor Jeffrey Kwall at [email protected]. However, all applicants selected for interviews will need to submit materials to the Loyola website above for university processing.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is negotiable, but must be no later than November 1, 2022.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/20782

Job Number:

8501004

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

11/01/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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