NSU Shepard Broad College of Law - CRITICAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:53 PM | Nicole Ramos-Barreau

Nova Southeastern University College of Law has an opening for an Instructor in the Critical Skills Program and is seeking applicants for the position immediately.  If you have an interest in a teaching position, I urge you to apply.  This is a non-tenure track, full time teaching position focusing on academic support and bar preparation for all students in the law school.  It requires teaching, curriculum development, and participation in workshops that support the program’s goals.  NSU is committed to diversity in its hiring.

Position Information 

Job Title Critical Skills Instructor

Position Number 995033

Center Shepard Broad College of Law

Location Main Campus, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Job Open Date 07212016

Job Close Date Open Until Filled

Job Category Exempt

Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis Annually

Subject to Grant Funding?: No

Job Grade/level: 87

Type of Shift Non-Faculty Full time

Benefits Eligible Reg FT w/Benefits

Primary Purpose:

Provide academic support, implement instructional programs, and supervise the part-time (adjunct) instructors of the Critical Skills Program, under the guidance and approval of the Associate Dean.

1. The first priority of all members of the College of Law is to serve our clients, the applicants, students, and alumni. Therefore, Instructors will not be limited by this job description but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by supervisor(s). Instructors will be readily available, visible, and accessible to students and other constituents of the College of Law. Primary responsibilities will be teaching and providing academic support to the students.

2. Teaches courses assigned through the academic support program.

3. Regularly assists with designing and presenting the various workshops and instructional segments for the program on preparing for and succeeding in law school.

4. Supervises part-time (adjunct) instructors when needed.

5. Directs and facilitates additional small group and individualized instruction by part-time (adjunct) instructors with students in the program.

6. Monitors attendance and participates in academic support sessions on an ongoing basis to maintain the quality of the program.

7. Meets regularly with the Associate Dean and coordinates faculty assistance for skills workshops. Identifies and collaborates with faculty interested in assessing, improving and critiquing student skills development.

Essential Job Functions:

8. Interacts with students informally and formally on a regular basis to collect helpful feedback from students.

9. Coordinates with Student Affairs to monitor and assist students with academic difficulties.

10. Communicates with the program's personnel to receive information about students who require personal counseling and advice about attending and benefiting from the program.

11. Coordinates and creates structures for the integration of law school and communitywide resources to facilitate the delivery and development of the bar examination initiative across the curriculum.

12. Conducts, publicizes and coordinates all Skills Workshops.

13. Maintains and updates links to the exam bank website and the online learning support center website on an ongoing basis. Coordinates and establishes teaching support platform online using internet resources including newsgroups.

14. Oversees materials on reserve in the onsite library for use by law students and parttime instructors, including academic and bar review materials, articles on academic support programs, law teaching, bar examinations, legal education advances, and related topics.

15. Conducts research in appropriate, related areas.

16. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures, county, state and federal regulations, and accreditation requirements.

17. At certain times during the academic year, this position demands some work on evenings and weekends. Evening hours will be expected to accommodate the evening program students.

18. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Critical Skills Programs.

Marginal Job Functions:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

1. Adequate knowledge of and familiarity with the content and academic requirements of first year law school courses and law related skills to respond to the academic needs of first year law students.

2. Excellent research and internet skills.

3. Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written.

4. A history evidencing high self motivation, a capacity and willingness to work hard, and strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

5. Proficiency in Word. 

Required Education Juris Doctorate 

Required Experience: Two (2) years' experience in the practice of law, or the equivalent experience, is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

1. Bar membership and experience in the areas of study skills, reading or expository writing.

2. Previous successful work experience in an academic environment. 

Is this a safety sensitive position (are applicants potentially subject to drug testing)? 

No

Does this position require a criminal background screening? No

Quick Link: www.nsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=80315

 

 

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