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Assistant Dean-Academic Success & Professional Program - 992657

Apply Now Job Number: 502342
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Academic Success & Professionalism
Categories: Academic Administration / Instructional Design & Support / Management / Executive

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Job Title: Assistant Dean-Academic Success & Professional Program - 992657
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. The first priority of all members of the College of Law is to serve our clients--the applicants, students, and alumni. Therefore, Professors of Practice will not be limited by this job description but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by supervisor(s). Professors of Practice will be readily available, responsive, and accessible to students and other constituents of the College of Law. Primary responsibilities will be teaching and providing academic support to the students and alumni studying for the bar exam.

2. Administers all aspects of academic success and professionalism instruction, individual academic support services, and bar examination preparation for students and graduates, including teaching in and/or administering the relevant courses.

3. Develops programs, workshops and events that provide academic assistance for all students to improve foundational skills including logic, critical reading comprehension, essay writing, legal issue identification, and legal analysis skills.

4. Plans and organizes workshops designed to assist students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, bar application and admission process, and preparation to enter law practice.

5. Designs and implements assessment tools to identify "at-risk" students at each phase of their program participation to provide relevant remediation for each student to help improve retention and bar passage.

6. Designs and implements innovative academic and bar readiness programs.

7. Develops learning outcomes, exercises, and assessment tools designed to help students develop into self-regulated learners consistent with College of Law strategic goals, ABA accreditation, and SACS accreditation requirements.

8. Counsels and works with students in individual and small group sessions, and providing intensive support for graduates during the bar review period as they prepare for the bar exam.

9. Collaborates with commercial bar review programs, tracks at-risk students, develops assessment tools, and prepares bar exam statistics and reports.

10. Implements a program to track and report bar passage information and programming assessments with outcomes focused on improving existing programs.

11. Represents the College of Law at and participates in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by bar preparation or academic support professionals.

12. Performs other duties as directed or required by the Dean.
Marginal Job Functions: Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures, county, state, and federal regulations; and accreditation requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Superior writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, managerial, and communication skills required to work with a diverse student body.

2. Knowledge of legal theory and analysis necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar examination.

3. Knowledge of cognitive science to ensure development of effective academic support initiatives.

4. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a responsible manner.

5. Demonstrated ability to lead a team and manage programs effectively and efficiently.

6. Flexible and team-oriented.


This position demands some work on evenings and weekends.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Juris Doctorate
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: 1. J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and five (5) years education and law teaching experience, academic counseling, tutoring or experience in academic success and bar preparation programs.

2. Passage of a bar exam in a U.S. jurisdiction.

3. Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience, and engaging presentation skills.

4. Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.

5. Understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Familiarity with outcomes based assessments.

2. Ability to think critically and innovatively about measuring student academic progress.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation.


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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