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Paralegal Instructor

Employer
Schenectady County Community College
Location
Schenectady, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Faculty
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Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: Schenectady, NY
Posted:: Feb 2, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 172343

About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:


SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.


SUNY Schenectady is dedicated to cultivating an environment that celebrates diversity, prioritizes inclusion, and insists on equitable access. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our vision and mission; we know that to foster a sense of belonging and preserve connectedness, we must create and maintain working and learning spaces that welcome, respect, and appreciate difference. SUNY Schenectady provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



Job Description:


SUNY Schenectady County Community College is seeking a full-time Paralegal Instructor. Under the general direction of the Dean of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law, the Paralegal Instructor position includes 15 credit-hours of teaching per semester in varying courses in the field of Paralegal studies. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have training and experience implementing student-centered instructional strategies and approaches in supporting student success. Other responsibilities include course development and assessment, professional development, and interdisciplinary collaborations. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will contribute to an inclusive culture and ethos on campus.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Teach a full-time course load of legal courses
  • Prepare coursework and develop the syllabus for each course assigned in accordance with established SUNY Schenectady-approved curriculum and course outlines
  • Provide expertise in developing and revising courses
  • Work closely with Career Services to find partnerships with local law firms for internships and career opportunities
  • Teach the depth and scope of course content using engaging classroom methods to support students' mastery of course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
  • Build enrollment and create partnerships with transfer institutions and high schools
  • Hold regularly scheduled office hours to provide student support
  • Participate in the assessment, revision, and development of curricula and instructional methods
  • Convene an advisory committee each semester using published guidelines
  • Participate in college governance, committees, and division-level efforts including, but not limited to, retention, recruitment, and program review
  • Model lifelong learning, focus on consistent improvement of instructional practice (engage as a reflective practitioner), and actively engage in independent and college- offered professional development to increase knowledge in one's content area and teaching methods
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean


Requirements:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • A Master's degree or higher in Legal Studies or a related legal degree
  • At least two years of experience in a law practice working with paralegals
  • At least one year of college-level teaching experience, preferably at a community college
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)
  • Paralegal teaching experience at the community college level
  • Experience with online instruction
  • Experience in program assessment

Special Information:


  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check and verification of official college transcripts


Additional Information:


Salary: $47,802


At SUNY Schenectady, salary is only one aspect of your compensation package.


Benefits and perks:


As a full-time team member here, you'll enjoy:


  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • A choice of retirement systems
  • A deferred compensation program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Two on-site childcare providers
  • Discounted YMCA health club membership
  • Plus additional savings programs and perks!


Application Instructions:


Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.


If you need a disability-related accommodation to apply to this position, please contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 381-1218 or humanresources@sunysccc.edu.


Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for this position:


  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed SUNY Schenectady Employment Application
  • Diversity Statement: Please include a diversity statement that addresses your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and highlights how your prior experience will support your contributions to the goals outlined by pillar one of the current SUNY Schenectady Strategic Plan.
  • References: Please provide three professional references which include name, title, and contact information

CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.


SUNY Schenectady is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Stated and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Organization

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

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Company info
Telephone
518-381-1200
Location
78 Washington Ave.
Schenectady
New York
12305
US

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