Faculty, Assistant Professor, Legal Studies - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Woodbury School of Business houses the only ABA-approved baccalaureate program for legal studies in Utah. The program is dynamic and growing in terms of student involvement, engagement, and scholarly activity. The coursework is rigorous, highly academic, and prepares students for law-related careers in the public and private sectors; many graduates from the program go on to law school.
Additionally, the Woodbury School of Business' undergraduate business degrees are accredited by the AACSB. The University and the Woodbury School of Business have a deep commitment to maintain the critical approval and accreditation which serve as an ongoing affirmation of the quality of education our students receive.
Summary of Duties:
Creates, manages and participates in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. Participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the college, and collective and individual interest of its staff and student body. Support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the Philosophy, Mission, Values and Vision adopted by UVU.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
-Teaches classes based on qualifications and departmental needs.
-Establishes and maintains office hours and advises students during this time and at other time as needed.
-Serves on committees and attends faculty and other meetings as assigned.
-Performs other appropriate university and professional services, which may include visiting secondary schools, attending national conferences, offering workshops and adjudicating, as assigned by department chair.
-Maintains a desirable classroom environment.
-Plans, prepares, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
-Prepares instructional materials (mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary.
-Instructs, manages and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods; demonstration, discussion, visual aids, etc.
-Evaluates instructions and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance test.
-Maintains a student-oriented approach to education.
-Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up.
-Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
-Assists counselors, department's chairperson, staff and faculty in maintaining an effective program.
-Submits requisitions for books, supplies and equipment necessary for the coursework.
-Improves professionally and maintains current in the course taught by: reading and utilizing materials found in technical and professional publications; obtaining and maintaining certifications as required; attending professional and specialty courses; keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques through participation in workshop seminars, actual work experience, and exchange programs to maintain skills, state of the art, and knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution having earned a terminal degree in law (Juris Doctor or equivalent).
-At least two (2) semesters of experience teaching at college or university level.
-Recent publication and current research in law or law-related journals is required, with at least 2 publications since 2007. (Attach copies of publications as OTHER #1, and OTHER #2)
-Candidates should hold a current, active license to practice law in Utah, and must provide a Certificate of Good Standing from the Utah State Bar (dated within last 12 mos.) and a MCLE Status Report from the Utah State Bar. (Attach documents together as OTHER #3)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Knowledge and practice experience in a broad range of practice specialties
-Knowledge of the principles and methodology of teaching techniques.
-Ability to teach across various practice specialties, such as legal writing and research.
-A current and working knowledge of library and computerized research methods, technologies employed in law practice
-Strong collegial, communication and collaboration skills with students, fellow faculty members, administration and community.
-Strong legal writing skills are required
-Ability to engage, encourage, instruct, and motivate students including evaluating, implementing, and planning educational goals and objectives to achieve academic and career success.
-Ability to develop curriculum and teach design courses.
-Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Must attach with application as 'Other Documents' the following:
Other 1 & 2. -Recent publication and current research in law or law-related journals is required, with at least 2 publications since 2007.
Other 3. -Certificate of Good Standing from the Utah State Bar (dated within last 12 mos.) and a MCLE Status Report from the Utah State Bar.
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.

Keyword Phrases

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Legal Studies
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  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Law Studies
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter