Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support

Chicago, Cook County
Jan 09, 2014
Duties and Responsibilities: LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a clinical faculty position, Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support. Loyola is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. The Writing and Academic Support Programs are vital parts of the School of Law's curriculum and mission. The Associate Director will assist in administering both the School of Law's Writing Program and Academic Support Program. The Writing Program includes a required three-semester curriculum, and advanced writing electives. The courses are skills-based and the staff is entirely comprised of experienced practitioners who serve as adjunct professors. The Academic Support Program includes an academic tutor program open to all first-year students and staffed by student tutors, an Academic Enhancement Program for targeted students, and upper-division electives focused on bar exam skills. Key responsibilities include assisting the Director in: - Administering and growing the existing Academic Support Program. - Teaching an exam skills program for targeted first-year students. -Training and supervising student tutors in the Academic Support Program. -Designing and developing bar exam preparation resources for students, including workshops, courses, and online resources. - Administering the curriculum for the required writing courses, including syllabi, problem files, lesson plans, and other course materials. - Coordinating courses electives and programming in both the Writing and Academic Support Programs, including Advanced Writing for Legal Practice and Bar Exam Writing Skills courses. - Training and supporting adjunct faculty and training and supervising student tutors in the Writing Program. - Providing individual counseling to students. - Collecting and assessing data relating to the administration of both the Writing and Academic Support Programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, relevant experience including previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a strong commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: