Cornell University, Law School

Program ID:Cornell-Law School-MSLSLEC [#24227]
Program Title: Academic Director, Master of Science in Legal Studies Program, and Lecturer of Law
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2023/03/03 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2023/01/27, listed until 2023/03/03)

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Cornell Law School invites applications for a full-time position as Academic Director for the Master of Science in Legal Studies (MSLS) Program and Lecturer of Law, commencing in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Responsibilities of the position include MSLS Program curriculum review and delivery, developing and implementing program policies, faculty recruitment and onboarding, course development, oversight of the MSLS capstone project, and providing program reporting/feedback. The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial three-year term. Reappointment for subsequent three-year terms will be based on performance. Benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Applicants must have the following:
  • A JD or JSD degree from an accredited institution, and at least five years of law practice experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong academic background.
  • 3-5 years of experience in online education, in facilitating online courses, and in managing multiple classes of students per course. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in developing online courses.
  • 2+ years of experience working with Canvas. Preference will be given to candidates who can run course analytics, and who have a proficient knowledge of Canvas.
  • Strong legal, writing, communication, interpersonal, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Experience building and/or defining a curriculum. • Strong supervisory and workload management skills.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise feedback to students’ assignments on a wide range of legal subject matters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, and to service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student development. Preference will be given to candidates with good course evaluations.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts.
To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, law-school transcript, the names of three references, and two writing samples. Please note that references will be asked to submit their letters via the application portal. To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by Friday,  March 3, 2023. Questions may be referred to Liz Flint, Director of Human Resources:

Pay Range:

Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Unique applicable skills.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary) 
About Us:
Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 12th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the Lawyering Program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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