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Adjunct Faculty 2017-2018 - Practice Foundations, 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 - 201000000226
Job Title Adjunct Faculty 2017-2018 - Practice Foundations, UNT Dallas College of Law
Job Description

The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for Adjunct Faculty who would teach in the academic year 2017-2018. Currently, we are looking for applicants to teach the following courses being offered in Fall 2017:

Practice Foundation I: Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:25 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. 3 credit hours.

Practice Foundation II: Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. 3 credit hours

SPRING 2018 COURSE SCHEDULED TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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.

The appointments will be as Adjunct Faculty to teach one or possibly two courses in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Adjunct professors assisting with Practice Foundation I and Practice Foundation II will conduct simulation workshops and provide constructive commentary and guidance to students with respect to their performances. Adjunct professors will use the evaluation rubrics that are provided by the UNT Dallas COL professor in the review of the students’ performance.

EXPECTATIONS
Adjunct faculty members will be a critical part of the College of Law’ learning community, and will be involved in curricular and co-curricular activities and programs relating to student learning and professional formation throughout law school.

Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, adjunct faculty members will be expected to follow the instructional and curricular practices of the College of Law, including use of the Canvas Learning Management System, learning outcomes, multiple assessments, and research and writing modules within a course, as appropriate, with support from other faculty as well as research librarians. The College of Law will support adjunct faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.

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
  • 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

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