School of Law, Director of Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy, Non-Tenure Track
Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 26379
Job Description Summary:
Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for a full-time Director of the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy. This full-time non-tenure-track long-term faculty appointment will begin around July 1, 2024. Named for a Loyola graduate and legendary litigator, the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy brings together the school's many academic programs and cocurricular activities in the multifaceted discipline of advocacy. The Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy's wide-ranging curriculum offers Loyola students a wealth of expertise, distinguished academics, and courses taught by experienced attorneys in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and dispute resolution. The
Director of the Center for Advocacy plans curriculum, coordinates with part-time faculty that teach in the Center, and teaches advocacy courses. Preference will be given to candidates willing to teach other major doctrinal courses, including but not limited to Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure (Adjudication), Contracts, Copyright, Criminal Law, Evidence, First Amendment Law, Torts, or Professional Responsibility. Ability and interest in promoting advocacy programming in hybrid format for our part-time/weekend JD division will also be considered as a part of the review process.
Applicants must present a JD with excellent academic credentials and a devotion to teaching and mentoring students. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of leading or engaging in advocacy programs and a proven record of innovation. Loyola University Chicago School of Law is dedicated as a faculty to educate students to be responsible and compassionate lawyers and ethical advocates for justice and equity, and to contribute to a deeper understanding of law, legal institutions, and systems of oppression through a commitment to transformation, intersectionality, and anti-subordination in our teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. Both the University and the law school will prioritize candidates who demonstrate a commitment to this mission and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Key Responsibilities include:
Teaching advocacy-related courses;
Coordination of advocacy-related curriculum;
Service to the School of Law, University, and community;
Participation in School of Law faculty governance and committee work;
Active involvement in student mentoring and advising; and
Significant engagement with academic institutions and professional organizations related to advocacy, including frequent participation in local, regional, and national meetings and symposia.
Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited institution;
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.