SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a full-time position as an Academic Support Professor starting in the fall semester of 2017. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor of Academic Support, commensurate with experience. Professors in the Academic Support Program (ASP) are responsible for assisting incoming students as they acclimate to the rigors of law school by teaching them skills such as case briefing, course outlining, legal synthesis, and legal analysis. In addition, ASP Professors work with upper-division students in order to enhance their study skills and analytical abilities. Candidates must be available to work with both day and evening-division students. The successful candidate will be required to teach an upper level course titled Legal Analysis and Methods in addition to working with students on a one-on-one basis. The position is not tenure-track, but may lead to successive long-term contracts.
We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to academic support and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. We particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Experience in the field of Academic Support or other law school teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates for the position must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references by accessing the following link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oe5J3fwP&s=aals. The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in the Fall of 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Working at Suffolk Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status. See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to: Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs. Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when you contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met. All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children. Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees’ regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee’s vacation allowance. Pre-tax commuter benefit. Discounted home and auto insurance Suffolk University conducts background checks as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.
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