The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law seeks a 75% FTE faculty fellow to serve as the Associate Director of its LL.M. in Lawyering program. The position will work under the direction of the Associate Dean for International Programs to assist in marketing of and recruiting students to the LL.M. program, mentoring LL.M. students from orientation to graduation, managing administrative aspects of the program, and teaching LL.M. specific courses such as the LL.M. tutorial, the Legal English Workshop, and coaching the international arbitration moot. The program enrolls approximately 20 LL.M. students per year and has ambitions to grow to 30 student enrollments per year. The primary recruitment model is the development of partnerships with overseas institutions. This is a one-year contract eligible for annual reappointment contingent upon law school need, funding availability, and successful job performance. The position includes UMKC's customary employment benefits (medical, dental, etc.), but also includes access to an H1-B visa for those who are not U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and tuition remission for the UMKC J.D. program (when taken part-time during the fellowship).
The School of Law seeks applications from those with a strong commitment to educating lawyers for the twenty-first century and who desire to join a collegial, innovative, collaborative community. Useful, but not required, past experiences include: marketing and recruitment (especially for a law school); an LL.M. from a U.S. law school; teaching, mentoring or coaching (including ESL and academic support); participation in moot court, trial advocacy or other legal competitions (especially international arbitration); and legal practice (particularly in an international or cross-cultural setting).
UMKC is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautiful landscaped campus in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri. It is the only law school in a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people and offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 400 students. It benefits from its metropolitan location, the presence of 150 federal agencies, a large and academically talented pool of student applicants, a strong university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, a dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support.
July 10, 2017
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