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Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: SoL Academic Affairs - 230200
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for one Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills. This is a non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of one year and the possibility of renewal for long-term (three or five-year) appointments after three years of satisfactory service.

The focus of the Legal Profession Program at the University of Dayton School of Law to help students develop essential lawyering skills. The Program is a comprehensive two-semester six-credit-hour sequence during your first year at the School of Law. These courses, called Legal Profession I and Legal Profession II, are devoted to building the legal research, analysis, and writing skills used in today's law practice. Classes meet in small groups led by experienced full-time faculty who are at the forefront of trends in legal writing and research. Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills will include:

• teaching Legal Profession I and II, and other legal research and writing courses related to legal reasoning and critical reading;
• providing service to the School of Law and the University, and
• participating in the larger community for legal research and writing professionals through regular attendance or presentations at conferences and other relevant endeavors to support the faculty member’s professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Articulable commitment to the field of legal research and writing, including implementing the best models and practices available to teach legal research and writing and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in law schools in the United States; and
  • Excellent written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrable recent successful experience in legal research and writing teaching, including implementing best models and practices available to teach legal research and writing and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in law schools in the United States;
  • Prior legal practice experience in the United States;
  • Experience in participating in online education;
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills with various constituencies;
  • Demonstrable successful experience working independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrable successful experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values; and
  • Law school achievements and accomplishments, including high academic achievement, law review, moot court, and/or mock trial.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, CV and a document describing your commitment to legal research and writing, including implementing the best models and practices available to teach legal research and writing and utilizing recent developments in pedagogy in law schools in the United States.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

 

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