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Assistant Teaching Professor of Legal Studies

Company: The University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Assistant Teaching Professor of Legal Studies The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Legal Studies. Position Details Location Hattiesburg 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Political Science and Legal Studies Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date July 15, 2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates should submit a cover letter, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness, names of three references and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications received by May 30th will be given full consideration. Job Summary The School of Social Science and Global Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Assistant Teaching Professor of Legal Studies to start in August 2019. The School is seeking individuals who are passionate about student achievement, both inside and outside the classroom. The successful candidate will have a J.D. and will have experience supervising paralegals. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach a wide variety of legal studies courses including those for our Legal Studies (Pre Law) track and our Legal Studies (Paralegal) track. The School strongly values and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching. Applicants who have experience teaching and/or mentoring in a university setting with a diverse student body are preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities 1. Teach four courses per semester for Fall and Spring terms;2. Hold regular office hours;3. Support the ABA approval of the Paralegal Studies program through outreach, coordination, and administrative support in the collection of assessment data;4. Provide service to assist the functioning of the School, College, and University;5. Advise, mentor, and support students in order to foster student success;6. Develop a plan of professional development consistent with the position of a teaching track faculty; 7. Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications J.D. from an accredited law school. Preferred Qualifications JD from an accredited law school and evidence of successful teaching. About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation's "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu . As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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