Professor of Practice, UNT Dallas College of Law

Employer
Location
Dallas, Dallas County
Posted
Mar 04, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track


UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Professor of Practice, UNT Dallas College of Law


Job Description Summary:The UNT Dallas College of Law invites applications for the position of a part time faculty member who will serve as a Professor of Practice, UNT Dallas College of Law. The faculty appointment will commence in the 2014-2015 academic term, although the actual start date might be advanced to allow preparation. The position will be a term appointment. This position will provide academic instruction and assistance in the development of experiential courses and programs within the entire J.D. curriculum.

The College of Law is a new public law school that will enroll its inaugural class in Fall 2014. The College of Law plans to enroll one full-time section of between 60-80 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students (with the total number of students not exceeding 120). For the near-term future, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.

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; and

(5) serving as a valuable partner with the legal profession and the DFW community.


NATURE OF POSITION AND APPOINTMENT

This position is a part-time faculty position. The appointment will be an academic-year appointment.

EXPECTATIONS

The person holding this appointment will have a role in shaping and implementing the College of Law’s experiential education programs and activities. This includes:

  • Working with the Director of Experiential Education and other faculty to identify experiential opportunities for students; to assist in the development of training and instructional materials for the experiential programs; to assist in the provision of training to field supervisors; and to provide instruction in corresponding courses.

  • Utilizing knowledge of the Dallas Fort Worth legal community to engage in outreach activities to identify and recruit practicing attorneys to lend their knowledge and insight to the experiential programs.

  • Drawing upon familiarity with the Dallas Fort Worth community to identify and establish student experiential opportunities.

    UNT Dallas College of Law is an AA/ADA/EOE

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: J.D. degree

  • A minimum of five years’ active practice of law.

  • Knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth legal community.

  • Involved participation with legal professional organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

  • Commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals.

Physical Demands:Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.Special Instructions to Applicants:Candidates should submit the following:

  • Resume

  • Letter of application. The letter should address the applicant’s qualifications for the position and his or her vision relating to the incorporation of experiential education into the law school curriculum.

  • Contact information for 4 references.


This position is a part-time faculty position. The appointment will be an academic-year appointment.


For more information and to apply, visit: unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com

THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to
http://www.unt.edu/dallas.

University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE


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