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.
Posting Title Student Mentor/Teaching Assistant
Department DAL-CoL-Academic Affairs-517200
Job Location Downtown Dallas
Full Time/Part Time Part-Time
Pay Rate $12.00 per hour
Salary Information $12.00 per hour
The Experiential Education Department is a vital part of the innovative
community and program of legal education at the UNT Dallas College of Law.
Through this department, the College of Law engages law students in activities
that provide legal representation and services to underrepresented
communities. To further support the Law School's mission to broaden
opportunities for diverse students to attend law school, Experiential
Education Department brought together a cross-discipline group of educators to
submit a proposal to develop a pipeline program for undergraduate students at
UNT Dallas and Paul Quinn College. AccessLex has accepted that proposal and
the grant has been awarded.
We will be designing and delivering an undergraduate course for Paul Quinn and
UNTD students considering attending law school. The curriculum of the course
engages the students in activities and instruction that will teach traditional
cognitive law school skills but in the context of addressing psychological
inhibitors. The materials will directly address the influence of stereotype
threat, allowing students to gain insight into the dynamics that can impact
their performance. The instructional approach is deliberate in providing a
sense of belonging to positively impact student motivation and strengthen the
recognition that engaged effort is needed to confront difficult academic
Because participating students will better identify with “near-peer” mentors
and feel comfortable approaching them (during and after the course
concludes) for advice and support, the course will utilize UNT Dallas College
of Law Student Mentor/Teaching Assistants. The Student Mentor/Teaching
Assistants will be work with the participating undergraduate students and
represent the accessibility of a law school education.
The UNT Dallas College of Law Student Mentor/Teaching Assistants complete the
following examples of work:
• Attend classes and participate in small-group exercises to observe
instruction and respond to student inquiries
• Provide regular feedback about the effectiveness of the course materials and
the students' engagement with those materials
• Meet individually with students at various points throughout the course to
provide feedback and support.
• Support students as they complete team-based projects by providing feedback
• Offer feedback to instructors and course designers regarding student
progress and understanding.
• Participate in a pre-course training session to understand the course goals
and mentors/teaching-research assistant's role in the program.
Currently enrolled at UNT Dallas College of Law, in good standing, making
satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree. Applicants must possess
• Excellent customer service skills, as well as effective oral and written
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications (i.e. Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Some knowledge of office practices and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions
• Good interpersonal skills and ease in relating to people from varying
educational, cultural and social backgrounds.
• Responsible, reliable and punctual.
• Ability to learn assigned tasks readily, to adhere to prescribed routines,
and to develop some skill in the operation of common office equipment.
• Interest in their mentee's education and is approachable, accessible, and
• Ability to be able to make time to meet with their mentee(s) on a regular
basis and keep up with the mentee's progress and interests.
• Ability to be comfortable in sharing personal experiences with the
mentee(s) and creating an environment that allows the mentee(s) to feel
comfortable in sharing their opinions or concerns.
• Willingness to make opportunities known to the mentee(s) and provides
support when they are struggling or are stressed.
• Ability to discern when words of encouragement or constructive criticism is
• Understanding and appreciation of the importance of diversity in law
• Patience in working with individuals learning new materials.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Monday-Friday or as needed.
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
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 Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pulling , Pushing,
Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking,
Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear
Posting Number Stu136HP
Position End Date (if temporary) 05/31/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, submit the following documents:
1. A resume
2. A cover letter describing:
a. your interest in this position and explaining why you would be a successful
mentor for a program focusing on diverse ( Hispanic/Latino, African-
American/Black, Native American/American Indian and socioeconomically and/or
educationally disadvantaged, first in their family in higher education or
graduate school) students and preparedness for law school.
b. your reasons for attending law school
3. A statement that provides: a) your name; b) anticipated graduation date;
c) current classification; d) preferred email address; e) anticipated
Spring 2021 academic schedule; f) your availability for classroom
observations (e.g after 5 pm, before 6 pm, no Tuesdays, etc)
4. A statement of your general availability for an interview if the Committee
wishes to conduct one
5. A copy of your transcript
6. There are 3 locations you could possibly be working at:
UNTD College of Law- 106 S Harwood St, Dallas TX 75201
University of North Texas at Dallas - 7300 University Hills Blvd, Dallas
Paul Quinn College - 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas TX 75241
Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/47827
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Discuss your commitment to excellence in engaging and mentoring our diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed to Apply
Class Schedule (Student)
Letter of Recommendation