Concordia University School of Law is seeking a director for its clinical programs. The Director is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. The director will develop and manage the law school’s in-house clinics, supervise hybrid clinic partnerships, teach the classroom component of the clinics, and provide guidance and oversight for students in their cases. The Director will also have opportunities to teach doctrinal courses consistent with the Law School’s needs and the Director’s scholarly agenda.
· A J.D. degree and an outstanding record of academic and professional achievement.
· One of the following: (1) a minimum of three - five years of clinical teaching experience; (2) a minimum of three - five years of legal experience, preferably in legal aid work; or (3) a combination of both.
· Commitment to the study of law with a strong record of consistent scholarship or the demonstrated potential for scholarship.
· Member in good standing with a State Bar. If the successful candidate is not a member of the Idaho Bar, it is expected that he or she will seek admission through the most expeditious means available, which may be reciprocity, the bar exam, or the limited licensure available in Idaho for clinical teachers.
· Commitment to excellence in teaching, student mentoring, and collegiality.
· Strong interest in and aptitude for teaching practical legal skills.
· Ability to contribute to the goals of Concordia University School of Law.PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
· Experience and relationships with clinical legal educators.
· The ability to manage the caseload of a busy law office.
· The ability to engage in effective clinical teaching both in the classroom and in direct supervision of students.
· The ability to engage in policy reform work related to the goals of the law school’s clinical programs.
· The ability to develop partnerships and raise awareness about the law school’s clinical programs and its work throughout the state.
· A willingness and ability to assist in identifying and obtaining permanent sources of funding for the Clinic, including experience with grant-writing.
· Identify core areas of legal need and develop and direct the law school’s in-house clinics.
· Supervise the existing hybrid clinic partnerships, including the Housing Clinic and Criminal Clinic.
· Teach the classroom component of the clinics and supervise part-time professors.
· Provide guidance and oversight for students in their cases and court appearances.
Concordia’s faculty is highly collegial and dedicated to supporting each other inside and outside the classroom with the primary goals of enriching the student experience and producing excellent scholarship. We place a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of racial and ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities and all groups underrepresented in higher education. Further details on the mission, as well as the University’s nondiscrimination policy, are available on our website at http://www.concordialaw.com.
Staff relationships: Reports to: The Associate Dean of Academics
Salary Level (1, 2, 3, 4, or program director): The director will be hired at the assistant, associate, or professor level depending on qualifications and experience.
Please send via email, a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for 3 professional references and an Employment Application Form
(http://www.cu-portland.edu/aboutcu/documents/cu_faculty_employment_application.pdf) to: Claire Free, email@example.com.
Application deadline – September 15, 2014
Initial interviews will be conducted via GoToMeeting for applicants who are not planning to attend the AALS faculty recruitment conference.