Director of Academic Enhancement and Bar Success Program
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 487516
Department Name: 8K100:Law Instruction
THEUNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY J. DAVIDROSENBERGCOLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Enhancement and Bar Success Program. The position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position. Depending on experience, a successful candidate will be hired as an Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor in the Clinical Title Series. While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, applicants should submit their materials no later than September 30, 2023, for best consideration. The position start date is flexible and would begin no later than July 1, 2024.
Qualified candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully passed a bar exam in a U.S. jurisdiction. In addition, at least four years of law practice experience or teaching experience (or a combination) is required. Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
Essential functions of the position include:
Administer a program of academic excellence and support benefiting all law students, especially those students in their first and second year of study, building off our current successful programming.
Facilitate workshops in the fall and spring semesters for 1L students.
Advising and coaching students on an individual basis
Work closely with other faculty members to provide comprehensive instruction and support including assisting the Assistant Dean of Student Services with 1L Orientation.
Design and teach courses that introduce, reinforce, and develop analytical, reasoning, writing, and other critical skills to enable students to be successful in all years of law school and beyond.
Advise faculty on topics such as providing helpful feedback, academic advising, bar coaching, and integration of skills and learning strategies into academic coursework and co-curricular efforts.
Oversee the Bar Support Program including developing and teaching the bar success courses, supervising additional bar success course instructors as needed to ensure sufficient coverage; coach and support individual students during bar preparation leading up to the exams; design and implement a workshop series for all law students on topics related to the bar, including preparing for the UBE, an overview of the application process/informational session with the Kentucky Office of Bar Examiners and bar skills workshops on the MPRE, MPT, MEE, MBE , and NextGen bar exam.
Oversee the relevant program budget(s).
In addition, other duties consistent with the overall goals of the Law School, including, but not limited to, serving on law school committees, and teaching other legal writing and/or skills courses that support the law school curriculum, as needed.
To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky's Integrated Employment System at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/487516where they can submit a letter of application and resume. Please send any questions to Faculty Appointments Committee Chair Associate Dean Jennifer Bird-Pollan, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, 620 South Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40506-0048.
The University of Kentucky provides a range of employee benefits to its faculty. There are several healthcare plans available. Faculty are also eligible to participate in the University's retirement plan. Essentially, the University will deduct five percent of your salary and contribute it to the plan of your choice (among several investment alternatives), and the University contributes an additional ten percent to the plan. Several other insurance policies are available to faculty members. We can help you obtain further information on these benefits from Human Resources, or you can go to their website for additional information (https://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/our-benefits).
Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape, and in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMGLLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at http://www.visitlex.com and http://www.aceweekly.com.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, individuals from minoritized populations, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include:
Excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills
A commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a range of constituencies.
A recognition of the need to properly protect and disseminate confidential and sensitive information.
Proficiency in program planning, implementation, and assessment skills, including compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully passed a bar exam in a U.S. jurisdiction.
Required Related Experience:
at least four years of law practice experience or teaching experience (or a combination) is required. Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred
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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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.