Assistant Professor - Center for Academic & Bar Readiness

La Verne, Los Angeles County
Jul 02, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

University of La Verne

Assistant Professor - Center for Academic & Bar Readiness

The University of La Verne is a national, comprehensive doctoral/research institution located in Southern California at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. Annually ranked as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine, the 122 year-old, non-profit university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs to over 8,500 students on its main campus in La Verne, 11 regional campuses and other sites throughout California.

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne College of Law is ideally situated in the Inland Empire city of Ontario, CA, ten miles east of the main university campus. Ontario is within an hour’s drive of the Pacific Ocean, the mountains, and the desert near Palm Springs. The College of Law is seeking a highly organized, energetic, dynamic person who is passionate about student success, culturally intelligent, and is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the growth and change at the COL. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness, the person in this position will assist students in developing the skills necessary for success in law school and on the bar exam.

Specific Duties:

Job duties include designing and assisting with the law school’s academic and bar support classes, workshops, and events; assisting the Asst. Dean and the Director of the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness in designing and implementing innovative academic and bar support programs and evaluating existing courses and programs; teaching workshops and/or classes related to law school and bar exam preparation; counseling and working with students in individual and small group sessions. Additional duties include developing learning outcomes, exercises and assessments designed to help students develop into self-regulated learners.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate

Have taken and passed a bar examination in any U.S. jurisdiction.

Good oral and written communication skills, strong analytical/critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience, at least 1 year of legal practice experience, working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.


Ontario CA, College of Law

Work Schedule:
Work schedule may occasionally include evenings and weekends. Peak periods occur during the bar exam cycles (Dec-Feb) and (May-July).

Benefits Summary:
The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

Special Instructions Summary:
Applicant should be prepared to conduct a 30 minute presentation if invited to an on-campus interview. Our timeline is that the hiring panel will begin level 1 interviews on or before May 15, 2014. Expected start date is July 1, 2014.
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