Drake University Law School invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Drake Legal Clinic and Experiential Programs, and Professor/Associate Professor of Law. The precise level of the hire will depend on the candidate’s qualifications. This is a 12-month position, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. This position will be tenure-track or long-term contract, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences.
The director’s duties will include the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and administration of all clinical programs. The position will also involve directly supervising and assessing students in at least one clinic, and providing support, when needed, for other clinicians. The position will likely include coordinating experiential programs such as internships, the annual Drake Law First-Year Trial Practicum, and advocacy programs. Teaching a doctrinal course may also be possible.
Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted to, or able to satisfy the requirements for, admission to the Iowa Bar. A distinguished record of clinical teaching or extensive practice-related experience, including litigation, with a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, scholarship, supervision, and assessment, is preferred. At least three years of experience is also preferred, and a collaborative leadership style.
The ideal candidate will possess creativity and a clear vision for integrating experiential skills and clinical courses into the traditional law school curriculum. Establishing strong relationships with the bench and bar, grant funders, and university officials will also be critical to success in the position.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names and addresses of at least three references to the search committee chair Professor Mark Kende at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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