Thursday, February 14, 2013

Director of Externships and Academic Success, University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville is currently seeking a full-time Director of Externships and Academic Success to begin August 15, 2013. The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Externship and Academic Success programs.

The School of Law has an active and growing Externship program, which currently includes the following categories of placements: Corporate Counsel, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, International, Judicial, Legislative, Other Governmental, and Public Interest. In calendar year 2012, 118 students participated in externships. The Director will be the primary faculty supervisor. The Director will select and train field supervisors for each externship site, conduct site visits as needed, inform students of placement options; coordinate student application and registration; provide orientation, training, and on-going consultation to students; monitor student performance; and review students’ written work. The Director will also seek new externship opportunities, periodically review faculty policies and propose updates, and periodically update Program materials.

The School of Law’s Academic Success Program is in a transitional period. It currently consists of special advising for students identified as academically at-risk, a Teaching Assistant program in the first-year classes, and occasional workshop offerings. In addition to overseeing those initiatives, the Director will develop and propose an effective Academic Success program for the School of Law.

This is a non-tenure-track position. 

Salary range is in the $60,000s/commensurate with education, background, and experience.  

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must have completed a J.D. degree and have a minimum of three years of law practice or teaching experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:  
Preferred qualifications are five years of law practice or teaching experience, as well as strong teaching, organizational, and public outreach skills. 

Where To Apply?  
To apply please send a letter of interest, current vita or resume, and contact information for three references.

Terri Huckleberry,
University of Arkansas School of Law
Waterman Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

The job posting will be open until position is filled.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the social, ethnic, and gender diversity of our faculty and academic community. Applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.