Assistant Professor & Director of Center for Academic and Bar Readiness

University of La Verne - La Verne, CA (30+ days ago)4.3


University of La Verne

Assistant Professor & Director of Center for Academic and Bar Readiness

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne College of Law seeks an experienced, energetic, and dynamic person to serve as an Assistant Professor and Director in its Center for Academic and Bar Readiness (CABR.) The person in this position will assist students in developing the skills necessary for success in law school and on the bar exam. The position is a twelve-month contract, non-tenure track faculty position that includes both teaching and administrative components; after an initial probationary period, the applicant will be eligible for graduated multi-year renewals. The person hired will have faculty status and be permitted to vote on matters other than tenure/tenure track promotion and hiring.

Specific Duties:
The person hired will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean for CABR, members of the CABR faculty, and the faculty at large. The successful applicant will:

  • Advance La Verne Law’s mission to guide our students in the discovery of law and self as they prepare for the practice of law and other professional careers. • Advance CABR’s departmental mission to provide an innovative, constantly evolving program that employs sound educational principles to help students to achieve their highest academic potential by cultivating and enhancing their academic skills. • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and work effectively as part of a team. • Supervise CABR faculty members by providing training and development to be used in teaching both academic skills and bar preparation courses. • Work with the Assistant Dean of CABR to develop a budget and track program expenses • Monitor contract compliance with vendors • Assist in the development and implementation of new programs that will engage current COL students and increase academic and bar readiness skills. • Demonstrate familiarity with ABA standards on legal education. • Collect and analyze empirical data related to CABR program outcomes. • Participate in program review and assessment initiatives. • Teach skills and substantive content to enhance student academic and bar readiness. • Provide high quality academic advising to students. • Serve on La Verne Law and University- wide faculty committees. • Work on other projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Passionate about student success.
  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted to a state bar. (A candidate
who is hired but is not a member of the
State Bar of California must be
admitted to the State Bar of California
within two years of the date of hire.)
  • Strong counseling skills.
  • Extensive experience working with
students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
Location: Ontario CA, College of Law

Special Instructions: Required Documents 1.Resume 2.Cover Letter 3.Philosophy of Engagement 4.Leadership StatementOptional Documents 1. Teaching EvaluationsThree Letters of Recommendation: Reference contact information will be added in the application process. An auto generated message with response link will be sent to email address provided.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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