University of Connecticut, School of Law

Program ID:UConn-School of Law-496932 [#23291, 496932]
Program Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Law – Graduate, International, and Non-JD Programs
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Hartford, Connecticut 06105-229, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/10/14, listed until 2023/04/12)
Description:    

INTRODUCTION

The University of Connecticut School of Law, in Hartford, Connecticut, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in Graduate, International, and Non-JD (GINJ) Programs, to commence in the fall of 2023. This is a 9-month, full-time position subject to the Law School’s policy on Long-Term Contracts for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Teaching Legal Research, Writing, and Other Professional Skills, which complies with ABA Standard 405(c) by providing security of position, prerequisites, and participation in faculty governance similar to tenure. The position involves two prongs: academic support and writing instruction for international students across the full range of the Law School’s six Masters of Law (LLM) programs (five in Hartford, one in Seoul, Korea) and its Doctor of Law (SJD) program. The successful candidate is expected to develop and lead a robust academic support program for GINJ students (both live and online), including individual advising and conducting study groups covering courses taken by GINJ students, as well as writing workshops and/or other possible support courses for GINJ students. The successful candidate is also expected to teach legal research and writing, and introduction to US law courses for GINJ students. The successful candidate will report to, and be under the supervision of, the Director of International Programs and will coordinate with the Director of Academic Support, the Director of the Legal Practice Program, and the Director of Graduate and Exchange Programs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with international students and build new programming to serve them. We welcome applications from individuals underrepresented in the legal academy, as well as candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our community. 

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the equivalent; strong academic credentials; fluency in English; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, in both written and verbal forms; and 2 years of experience offering academic support and/or writing instruction in programs serving international students studying law in a US university.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience teaching legal research and writing; experience teaching law in a clinical environment or in a classroom; conversational ability in at least one language other than English; experience teaching English as a second language (ESL); demonstrated enthusiasm for and/or experience with learning pedagogy, including pedagogy appropriate to learning via multiple different platforms (live, synchronous online, asynchronous online, and/or hybrid); demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content; and demonstrated interest in and involvement with the management and development of graduate, international and/or non-JD programs at a US law school.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The position is at the Law School campus in Hartford, but candidates will be expected to travel, as needed, to fulfill the instructional needs associated with this position. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. 

Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities, and research support.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23291 and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of interest,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Writing sample
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Recent teaching evaluations, if any;
  • Name and contact information for three (3) references

Review of applications will begin immediately. Any questions about the position, application materials, or UConn Law’s GINJ programs may be directed to willajeanne.mclean@uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
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University of Connecticut School of Law
55 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-229