Assistant Professor of Legal Studies - Tenure Track
Tracking Code TF21-48
COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
TENURE TRACK APPOINTMENT
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, LEGAL STUDIES AND HOMELAND SECURITY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LEGAL STUDIES
The Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security in the College of Professional Studies at St. John's University is seeking applicants a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Legal Studies commencing September 1, 2020.
St. John's University, established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. For more information about St. John's University, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu
Commitment to Inclusion
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 4000 students in 28 undergraduate and 9 graduate level programs. For more information about CPS, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/cps
The Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security has a dynamic practitioner/academic faculty and provides the following relevant programs: an American Bar Association approved legal studies program that teaches foundational legal skills that are equally applicable to the paralegal profession and to law school preparation, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security majors and minors at the undergraduate level and two graduate programs, including a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership and an innovative Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS) in Homeland Security. Faculty focus on key areas of skill development that include critical thinking, oral and written expression, team membership, leadership and employability readiness. For more information about the Division, please visit of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security visit https://www.stjohns.edu/resources/places/criminal-justice-legal-studies-and-homeland-security
This is a teaching-intensive position (9-12 credit hours per semester) with opportunities for research reductions. Research productivity is important, but secondary to teaching excellence and a strong commitment to student engagement. Division faculty are expected to participate in academic advisement, student mentoring, and other student engagement activities as required by the Chair and/or Dean.
Candidates must be licensed attorneys. The ideal candidate will be able to help the Legal Studies Program expand its course offerings in at least one of areas: (1) litigation practice, eDiscovery, litigation support; (2) corporate legal compliance; and/or (3) the foundational legal skills of legal analysis, legal research and legal writing. The ideal candidate has substantial industry experience in one of these two areas, has taught in these areas before, and will be able to suggest cost-effective ways for the Legal Studies Program to expand its course offerings in these areas. The ideal candidate will also be able to suggest internship opportunities for Legal Studies students. Candidates should be familiar with technology-supported learning pedagogy and be able to integrate technology into teaching. Candidates must exhibit potential for research productivity and professional growth.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest and CV online via the apply button below. Your CV should mention your experience with paralegals. Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruitment process. Questions about the position may be directed via email to Dr. Antoinette Collarini-Schlossberg, Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.