Community Lawyering Adjunct Faculty 2022-2023, UNT Dallas College of Law

University of North Texas at Dallas

United States

September 3, 2022

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Community Lawyering Adjunct Faculty 2022-2023, UNT Dallas College of Law Bookmark this Posting Print Preview Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must submit Cover Letter, Transcripts, Curriculum Vitae, List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references with their application.

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Position Information

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master's and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW's university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

Posting Title Community Lawyering Adjunct Faculty 2022-2023, UNT Dallas College of Law Area of Specialty Department DAL-CoL-Academic Affairs-517200 Job Location Downtown Dallas Full Time/Part Time Part-Time Salary Information Salary commensurate with experience Department Summary

The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications from experienced UNT Dallas law school instructors who are interested in returning to teach as an adjunct faculty member during Fall 2022-Spring 2023.

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a public law school in downtown Dallas with a full-time day division and a part-time evening division. The College of Law's goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

Position Summary

The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications for Community Lawyering Adjunct Faculty who would teach in the academic year 2022-223.

The College of Law's goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice- related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

NATURE OF POSITION AND APPOINTMENT

The appointments will be as Adjunct Faculty.

The primary responsibility of Adjunct Faculty will be the direct supervision of law students enrolled in the Community Lawyering Centers in their representation of clients. The CLC accepts cases involving a broad range of legal issues including family law, housing, consumer, governmental benefits, and other areas. Adjunct faculty work closely with faculty from the College of Law to assure that a quality instructional environment is provided for the students and effective legal representation is provided to our clients.

AREAS OF TEACHING

Adjunct faculty will assist in the presentation of classroom instruction and the creation of instructional materials. These services will be in addition to the direct supervision of students.

EXPECTATIONS

Adjunct faculty members will be a critical part of the College of Law' learning community, and will be involved in curricular and co-curricular activities and programs relating to student learning and professional formation throughout law school. Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, adjunct faculty members will be expected to follow the instructional and curricular practices of the College of Law, including use of the Canvas Learning Management System, learning outcomes, multiple assessments, and research and writing modules within a course, as appropriate, with support from other faculty as well as research librarians. The College of Law will support adjunct faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications: J.D. degree. Must be currently employed by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas or the Dallas Public Defenders Office. Be a member in good standing with the state of licensure. Superb academic and professional qualifications .Practice experience that is sufficiently extensive and high quality to be a foundation for teaching in the College of Law's educational program .Demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and in guiding and mentoring as to professional formation of students. Commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals.

Preferred Qualifications Required License / Registration / Certification

Be a member in good standing with the state of licensure.

Work Schedule

As required to meet the academic schedule.

Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical Requirements Lifting up to 10 pounds, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A674P

Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit Cover Letter, Transcripts, Curriculum Vitae, List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references with their application.

Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/62292

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a J.D. degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you currently employed by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas or the Dallas Public Defenders Office?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you a member in good standing with the state of licensure?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3
  • Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
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