Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education - Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Location: Duquesne University,
Internal Number: 121067
Position Number: 330228
Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Supervising Attorney of the Youth Advocacy Clinic to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month, renewable, 405(c), non-tenure-track, assistant professor of clinical legal education.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Youth Advocacy Clinic represents children in both delinquency and education matters and operates as a holistic representation model, with the overall goal of the representation being to meet as many of the client's needs as possible, rather than merely the single legal issue that brings them to the clinic. This Clinic in an interdisciplinary course working with both Duquesne University's School of Education and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. The Youth Advocacy Clinic, is in part funded by IOLTA grants and other grant funding. The Assistant Professor will have the responsibility for grant reporting, management, and other responsibilities related to the grants associated with the Youth Advocacy Clinic.
The Assistant Professor may be assigned other duties consistent with that role and the overall goals of the Law School and the Clinical Legal Education Program, including, but not limited to, advising students, serving on law school committees, teaching other courses focused on professional skills or other courses supporting the law school curriculum.
Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
Superior academic credentials.
Admission to the practice of law.
Admission to the practice of law within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Law school teaching experience as a full-time member of a clinical education program or in bar preparation, legal writing, academic support, or some other capacity that required an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law or teaching professional skills.
Substantive knowledge and experience regarding juvenile and education law in Pennsylvania.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills and an ability to work with a wide range of constituents.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes commitment to the University's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University's Mission. Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter/letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
The letter of intent should include comments on ability to teach in flexible environments, including online, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community.
Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applicants from members of underrepresented groups, and support dual-career couples.
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