Willamette University is accepting applications for an Instructor of Legal Research & Writing and Bar Preparation.
The Instructor will ordinarily teach one section each semester of Legal Research and Writing and one section each semester of Legal Analysis for the Bar Exam. In his discretion, the Dean may substitute one section of either course for the other (i.e., the Instructor may be assigned two sections of LRW or two sections of the LAB class in a given semester).
Essential Functions: The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of significance:
Teach one or two sections of Legal Research and Writing per semester, which includes providing classroom instruction, timely written feedback on assignments, and individual academic counseling on progress towards course learning objectives.
Teach one or two sections of Legal Analysis for the Bar per semester, which includes providing classroom instruction, timely written feedback on student assignments, and individual academic counseling on bar exam readiness.
Refine and/or develop and implement programming to assist students in passing the state bar exam.
Work closely with students in both the legal research and writing and bar preparation programs, while maintaining professionalism and appropriate demeanor that encourages learning.
Additional information regarding the position may be obtained from the search committee chairperson, Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: In order to apply for this position you will need to create an account. You will need to upload the listed documents separately as part of your online application in the "Resume/CV" section.Please be aware you will not be prompted to upload the following documents:
If teaching experience, prior teaching evaluations from students (Please upload as one document).
Contact information for three professional references (part of the online application).
Application Deadline: The position is open until finalists are selected. Please apply immediately.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited U.S. law school required.
At least two years' experience as a licensed attorney in the practice of law, which experience must have involved the preparation and editing of high-quality legal work product or an equivalent combination of practice and/or experience.
Proficient in the use of a computer for word processing and electronic communication. Ability to learn and adapt quickly to new software.
Active membership (or ability to become a member within 6 months of hire) in the Oregon State Bar.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
A genuine enthusiasm for student success, and an ability to be empathetic towards students with academic challenges.
Excellent organizational and planning skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues.
Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with staff, faculty, students and professionals in the community regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, ethnicity, job status, or other backgrounds.
Successfully clear background check.
At least two years' experience teaching legal research and writing in an ABA-accredited law school.
Demonstrated ability or history teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
Willamette is a nationally renowned, highly selective private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. and has become a national leader in sustainability and civic engagement. Our beautiful, historic campus, located across the street from the Oregon Capitol, features a residential undergraduate College of Liberal ...Arts and professional graduate schools: the College of Law, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the Graduate School of Education. Through small classes, close student-faculty relationships, a commitment to collaborative research and a variety of programs to meet individual student objectives, we provide an environment where teaching and learning flourish. http://www.willamette.edu/about/index.html#1