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Adjunct Faculty 2017-2018 - Joyce Ann Brown Innocence Clinic, UNT Dallas College of Law

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates should submit the following: • Resume • Cover letter indicating which class(es) candidate is interested teaching. • References: Please list contact information for 5 references. • Writing Sample (optional) *Please note that there is a separate posting for applicants interested in teaching legal writing or interested in serving as “Affiliate Professors” in our practice foundations courses.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Requisition Number FAC - 201000000231
Job Title Adjunct Faculty 2017-2018 - Joyce Ann Brown Innocence Clinic, UNT Dallas College of Law
Job Description

The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for Adjunct Professor in our Joyce Ann Brown Innocence Clinic being offered in Fall 2017.

The classroom component of the clinic will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

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 appointment will be as Adjunct Professor in the Joyce Ann Brown Innocence Clinic for the 2017-2018 academic year

EXPECTATIONS
This position is for an adjunct faculty member who will assist with the Joyce Ann Brown Innocence Clinic (JABIC). The JABIC is an interdisciplinary clinic that investigates and prosecutes claims of actual innocence presented by Texas inmates. The faculty member will be responsible for:

1) Coordinating the enrollment and supervision of students from the UNT Dallas, UNT Denton campuses in this interdisciplinary course;

2) Assisting with the instruction presented in the classroom component of the clinic; and

3) Supervision of students in the handling of the cases and inquiries.

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

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

• J.D. degree
• 5 years of law practice experience
• Licensed attorney and in good standing of the State of Bar of Texas
• 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
  • Prior educational/ instructional experience welcomed
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions

Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

As required to meet the academic schedule.

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit the following:

• Resume
• Cover letter indicating which class(es) candidate is interested teaching.
• References: Please list contact information for 5 references.
• Writing Sample (optional)

*Please note that there is a separate posting for applicants interested in teaching legal writing or interested in serving as “Affiliate Professors” in our practice foundations courses.

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
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • 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
  5. * Do you have a J.D. degree?
    • 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