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Full Time Law Professor (FAC196)

Position Title

Law Professor

Department

School of Law

Reports To

Associate Dean of Academics

FLSA Status

Exempt

Salary Grade

Varies depending on degree, experience, and level of scholarship

Primary Work Location

Onsite School of Law, Boise ID campus

Work Schedule

Up to 6 semester credit hours; administrative responsibilities.

Assessment Schedule

Position assessed after the initial 90 days and then annually

Position Number

FAC196

Employee Class

37 – Faculty Full Time Exempt

EEO Classification

Professionals 25-1112 (Law Teachers, Postsecondary)

FTE

1.0, full-time

Last Updated

August 2016

 

Position Summary

This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. This position will have responsibility for teaching assigned courses at the School of Law. 

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the responsibilities of tenure-track faculty also include active engagement in legal scholarship, participation on law school committees, participation in faculty governance, and a commitment to service (both inside and outside of the School of Law). The School of Law is seeking to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in criminal procedure, criminal law, evidence, civil procedure, federal courts, and any related areas.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in legal practice, excellent written and oral communications skills, a strong commitment to legal scholarship, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering.  

 

Preference

Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course's standard course outline as a guide.

Develop and construct course syllabus, curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations, implementing the recognized established purposes of the School of Law.

Adopt rules and regulations for the admission, transfer, dismissal or withdrawal of students; fix the standards of scholarship to be maintained by students; determine criteria for students' promotion, graduation, or failure; act on recommendations in the matter of granting certifications, diplomas and such academic or honorary degrees as may lawfully be conferred by the School of Law.

Participate in program-level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.

Work collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Dean, faculty, staff, and students to advance the mission and academic excellence of the School of Law, in accordance with the mission, values and vision of CU.

Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.

Develop policies, standards and programs for the out‑of‑class life and activity of its students so that the activities of the students contribute to the attainment of the educational objectives of the School of Law.

Draw up such standards, criteria, and regulations that are conducive to the cultivation of a Christian and/or wholesome lifestyle among all students, consistent with objectives of the School of Law, that stimulate the creation of a cultured and academically challenging atmosphere on and about the whole campus, and to make a spiritually wholesome community life possible.

Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program.

Participate in academic advising, creating an atmosphere in which students and faculty may voice opinions and exchange ideas, and assess student learning at the law school.

Develop policies, standards and regulations that will contribute to the maintenance of wholesome conditions for Faculty service and welfare. Receive reports as appropriate from all University entities such as administration, classified staff, student government, and the CU Foundation.

Be available to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to supervisors and to students through the course syllabus each semester.

Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.

Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times. A faculty member should inform the supervisor if he or she is unable to meet a class on time. (See University policy on class cancellation and sick leave.)

Keep a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access. Any changes in the scheduled class times or locations should have prior approval by the faculty’s supervisor.

Serve on faculty committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor (as applicable).

Make recommendations regarding the School of Law budget prior to its submission to the Board of Regents.

Engage in legal scholarship.

Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.

Mentor and assist in orienting new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or University.

Attend departmental and University-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor.

Attend commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program.

Review and approve any modifications of the School of Law Faculty Handbook, and work with the Office of the Chief Academic Officer in maintaining a regularly updated Faculty Handbook.

Pursue the improvement of teaching and learning and the evaluation of their effectiveness in every segment of the School of Law and its curriculum.

Participate in service activities, both inside and outside of the University.

Address issues of academic integrity in a direct and timely manner.

Perform other academically-related duties as assigned by instructor's supervisor.

 

Work Contacts

The position requires daily interaction with prospective students, staff, faculty, and administrators on a daily basis. The position also interacts with members of the community and colleagues from other institutions on an occasional basis.

 

Scope of Work

Provides professional and expert advice and imparts instruction to students on a daily basis. Consistently exercises independent discretion and judgement within area of expertise. Position is non-supervisory and does not hold financial responsibility.

 

Working Conditions

Work is generally performed in an office and classroom environment with limited noise exposure.

 

Minimum Physical Requirements

Tolerance to prolonged positioning including sitting and standing.

Able to use computer hardware and peripherals as well as low technology office equipment including copiers and scanners.

Able to communicate effectively in person, in front of audiences, electronically and via telephone.

Tolerance to repetitive motions including keyboarding and writing.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

An earned Juris Doctorate

Demonstrated teaching experience

Member in good standing with applicable state Bar

Outstanding record of academic and professional achievement

Demonstration of a record of scholarship and commitment to the study of law

 

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Ability and willingness to continuously strive for excellence in teaching, student mentorship and collegiality

Ability and willingness to teach practical legal skills to a diverse student audience

Ability and willingness to contribute on a regular and consistent basis to the goals of Concordia University School of Law

Experience and desire to create an academic environment that respects, includes and enhances diversity of thought and promotes effective consideration of alternative points of view.

Receptive to mentoring, feedback and coaching.

Ability to use CRM, Blackboard, and other applicable technology

Effective and professional written and verbal communication

Demonstrated experience collaborating across a complex organization and with key organizational constituencies

Demonstrate the ability to publically support and live out the University and School of Law mission statements and core values, and actively pursue their vision

 

Attitude and Demeanor of all Concordia University Employees

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates

Work as a team member in a professional environment

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the demands of the college and/or department)

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, hygiene, etc.)

 

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Criminal background check

Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees:

As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

1.         Publicly support the mission of Concordia University

2.         Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates

3.         Work as a team member in a professional environment

4.         Possess a “service attitude“ (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department)

5.         Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.)