Director, Legal Studies Program
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|Location:||California, United States|
Director, Legal Studies
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
This is a three-year renewable contract position at 100% time.
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2015
The Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law seeks a full time academic coordinator and lecturer for the position of Director of Legal Studies. The Legal Studies Program was founded more than 35 years ago as one of the nation’s first interdisciplinary majors for undergraduates in law and legal studies. Along with the graduate program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, the Legal Studies Program is committed to providing a substantive liberal arts curriculum on law and legal institutions, practices, and discourses. Legal Studies currently serves approximately 250 undergraduate students. Its teaching faculty consists of 19 scholars from a range of disciplines, including sociology, political science, history, economics, psychology, and law, supplemented by regular lecturers.
The Director of Legal Studies will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the program as well as working with the Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy to evaluate and revise the program. The Director of Legal Studies will be the chief faculty adviser to all Legal Studies undergraduate majors, organizing and overseeing our honors program and advising students writing honors theses. The Director of Legal Studies will select and hire graduate students to serve as Graduate Student Instructors, resolve student academic problems that arise, and supervise multiple staff persons who carry out advising and course scheduling for Legal Studies. In addition, the Director will work with the Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy to carry out curricular and budgetary planning for the department; and manage staff shared by Legal Studies, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and the Center for the Study of Law and Society. The Director will collaborate with the Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy to develop and implement the International Program in Legal Studies. The Director will operate as our liaison to the College of Letters and Sciences, to faculty teaching Legal Studies-related curriculum across campus, and at national conferences on Legal Studies. The Director will also teach in the Legal Studies Program. Teaching responsibilities will constitute up to 50% of the position responsibilities and would normally include teaching the Legal Studies Honors Pro-seminar in the fall of each year in addition to courses in the Director’s field of expertise.
Basic/Minimum Qualifications Required:
• Ph.D. degree or equivalent in humanities or social science, and/or J.D. degree or equivalent, by the time of application
• Previous teaching experience at an accredited university
Preferred Qualifications: (optional)
• A record of active scholarly research and publication in the field of Legal Studies
• Prior administrative experience
• Demonstrated managerial and organizational skills
• Strong overall leadership capability
• Commitment to enhancing socio-legal education for undergraduate students
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
To apply please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/547734
Applications must include in PDF format a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references.
The final deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.
Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time, but may be requested at a future date. Letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. a dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html
For more information about our Legal Studies Program, please see: http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu/
Inquiries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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