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Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing & Director of Academic Enhancement

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing & Director of Academic Enhancement
Requisition Number FE00870
Working Title
Department Name 8K100:Law Instruction
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school

Required Related Experience

A distinguished academic record, strong analytical, writing, and research skills, and substantial legal-practice experience, with a minimum of three years is strongly preferred.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Academic Enhancement program at the College of Law. This includes planning the Academic Enhancement Pre-Orientation Legal Reasoning program, teaching regular Academic Enhancement workshops, and continuing to enhance the College of Law’s Bar Exam Support program.

In addition, the successful applicant will usually teach one section of legal writing in the first-year Legal Research and Writing course. The course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year law students to legal writing, analysis, and research. Law librarians teach the research component of the course, which is approximately 1 of the 4 credits. Thus, the new faculty member must be able to work collaboratively with other faculty involved in the Legal Research and Writing program.

The position offers an initial contract as Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing (clinical title series) for a term not to exceed three years. After the initial appointment period, the successful candidate will be eligible for renewable five-year appointments. The salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a twelve-month appointment due to the requirements of the Academic Enhancement program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. or resume (upload under Curriculum Vitae), and writing sample. Also please provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Applicants who submit their materials by March 1, 2017, are assured consideration, but applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact Scott R. Bauries, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at [email protected].

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Experience teaching in higher education and knowledge of adult learning theory is preferred.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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