The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) invites applications for a non-tenure track clinical assistant, associate, or full professor position in Lawyering Skills & Strategies (LSS) with Bar Prep emphasis for the academic year 2019-2020. The contract is for twelve months, 9/1/2019 to 8/31/2020, the “FY20 Contract,” starting when classes start in late August 2019 and continuing through the end of August 2020. The appointed rank for this search will depend on the successful candidate.
This non-tenure track appointment will have no presumption of renewal. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. The non-tenure track appointment will have a one-year probationary contract period with no presumption of renewal. However, based upon continued positive evaluations of the appointee, the position may lead to additional contract periods followed by a presumptively renewable multi-year contract. The initial salary range for this position is expected to be $75,000 to $95,000 for a nine-month academic year, but the precise salary will be negotiated based on the candidate's experience and on compensation paid or offered to professors in comparable positions at comparable law schools.
The position’s responsibilities include courses and workshops. The courses are semester?length activities. The workshops are for student Bar Prep and have varying audiences and topics. Any one workshop is typically about three hours of student contact time. In a given year there would be a little less than two dozen workshops, arranged in advance of the February and July administrations of the Texas bar.
Bar Prep workshops have separate sessions for both JD and foreign-attorney LLM (FLLM) student audiences. For the FLLM audiences there is also sometimes a workshop to cover “legal English.”
Under the FY20 Contract, the position will additionally: teach a Bar Prep course in both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters; along with teaching the series of Bar Prep workshops.
Individual appointed to ranks in the LSS faculty must, at a minimum, hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Qualified candidates must have strong academic credentials and substantive practice experience. Preference will be given to candidate with experience teaching LSS, Bar Prep, or Introduction to American Law to foreign LL.M. students.
To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by September 26, 2018. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruitment Conference. Candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Robert Ragazzo (RRagazzo@central.uh.edu). Further information about the school and its program is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Education and teaching experience, academic counseling, tutoring or experience in an academic success and bar preparation programs.
Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience, and engaging presentation skills.
Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.
Understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.
Internal Number: FAC000696
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