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

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Woodbury School of Business houses the only ABA-approved baccalaureate program for legal studies in Utah. The Legal Studies Department has openings for two faculty members to take the lead for the Research & Writing, Civil Litigation, and Technology related courses. 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 at Utah Valley University is accredited by the AACSB and offers an MBA, ten Bachelor's degrees along with six minors, and eight Associate's degrees. The University and the Woodbury School 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.
- Possess a positive attitude and collegiality toward working with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department.
- Willingness to accept and complete assignments as requested by the dean or department chair with positive attitude.
- Support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the Vision, Mission, and Values 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 and attending conferences.
-Maintains a desirable classroom environment.
-Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
-Prepares instructional materials (case studies, visual aids, syllabi, etc?) as necessary.
-Instructs, manages and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms and labs.
-Evaluates instructions and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance methods.
-Maintains a student-oriented approach to education.
-Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student performance.
-Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
-Assists counselors, department's chairperson, staff and faculty in maintaining an effective program.
-Maintains professional status and remains current in trends in the legal field.  

Minimum Qualifications

- Graduation from an accredited institution having earned a terminal degree in law (Juris Doctor or equivalent).
- At least three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney.
- Prior scholarly publication of research is preferred, but not required. The chosen candidate will be expected to become academically qualified by publishing at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in 5 years. All applicants must submit a sample of published articles or a writing sample that displays an aptitude for scholarly writing.
- Applicants should hold a current, active license to practice law in Utah, or another state which permits reciprocal admission in Utah or be able to become licensed within 12 months.
- Applicants must provide a Certificate of Good Standing from their state bar organization (dated within last 12 mos.)
- Prior experience teaching at a college level is preferred, but not required if applicant can demonstrate strong teaching ability during the interview process.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Knowledge and practice experience in a broad range of practice specialties
-Ability to teach legal writing, research and various practice specialties.
-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.
-Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Must attach with application the following:
License or Certificate: Proof of an active license to practice law in Utah or another state which permits reciprocal admission in Utah.
Other 1: Sample of published articles or a writing sample that displays an aptitude for scholarly writing.
Other 2: Certificate of Good Standing from state bar organization.
- 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.
Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a credentials check, an employment check, and criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at uvu.jobs@uvu.edu  

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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
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