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Assistant Advocacy Coach (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates should submit the following: • Resume • Cover letter indicating relevant experience and availability and whether coach is interested in Moot Court or Mock Trial. • References: Please list contact information for 5 references.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Requisition Number FAC - 201000000220
Job Title Assistant Advocacy Coach (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
Job Description

The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for Assistant Advocacy Coaches for fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

Assistant coaches will work with a team of head coaches to run practices, give critiques, and prepare UNT Dallas College of Law students for upcoming competitions. Assistant coaches will not have primary responsibility over a team and will not be required to travel with a team and will be hired on a semester-by-semester basis. Assistant coaches will participate in an orientation session from 3-5 pm on August 18, 2017, will run at least 20 hours of practice during the semester for which they are hired, and may be asked to help run all-team boot camps on August 19, 2017 from 9 am -1 pm and August 26, 2017 from 9 am -1 pm (if they are hired for fall 2017) or two Saturdays in January (if they are hired for the spring 2018 term).

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.

The College of Law’s goals are: (1} widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2} providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4} becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5} improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6} serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

NATURE OF POSITION AND APPOINTMENT
The appointments will be as Assistant Advocacy Coach for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

EXPECTATIONS
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

•J.D. degree
•Superb academic and professional qualifications
•Practice experience that is sufficiently extensive and high quality to be a foundation for teaching in the College of Law’s educational program
•Demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and in guiding and mentoring as to professional formation of students
•Commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals

Preferred Qualifications
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule
Substitution of Experience/Education No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit the following:

• Resume
• Cover letter indicating relevant experience and availability and whether coach is interested in Moot Court or Mock Trial.
• References: Please list contact information for 5 references.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Professional Organization (Specify Below)
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. * Do you have previous higher education experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Preference (DD-214)
  2. Writing sample
  3. Curriculum Vitae