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Adjunct Faculty, School of Law
School of Law
Position Type: Adjunct Faculty
Opens: 12/18/19 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: To be confirmed for each vacancy.
Law Adjunct Professor, LLM Laws of the United States Program
The University of Baltimore School of Law is dedicated to providing a rigorously practical legal education that prepares its students to be ethical, effective attorneys. In addition to its Juris Doctor (JD) program, the School of Law offers an LLM degree for foreign trained lawyers focused on the Laws of the United States (LLM-LOTUS). Upon successful completion of the LLM-LOTUS program, LLM-LOTUS students are eligible to sit for the bar exam in Maryland, DC and New York. With demonstrated academic success, LLM-LOTUS students can also apply to transfer into the JD program.
Beginning in Academic Year 2020-2021, the LLM program will be taught primarily in the evenings and on weekends. The School of Law is seeking Adjunct Professors interested in teaching in the LLM-LOTUS program next academic year. Adjunct professors must teach all assigned classes and hours as determined by the semester course schedule. Adjunct professors will be required to prepare and deliver relevant curriculum to students using a variety of teaching methods including, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion, simulations and projects. In addition, Adjunct Professors are expected to use multiple forms of assessment and adhere to all academic rules. Adjunct professors must demonstrate a curiosity in other systems of justice and a willingness to provide culturally competent instruction.
Applications will be considered for all courses, but particular areas of need include Professional Responsibility, Torts, Evidence, Contracts, Civil Procedure, and Legal Analysis and Writing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract.
• Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans.
• Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the institution, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
• Where appropriate, use the institution's learning management platforms (TWEN, Sakai, etc.) to post syllabus, assignments and other material and to communicate with students.
• Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate real-world applications of concepts covered.
• Assess students’ knowledge and attainment of learning objectives using formative and summative assessments that includes individual student feedback.
• Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines established by the institution.
• Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning, establishing and maintaining classroom control.
• Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
• Review adjunct faculty handbook and/ or attend one or more orientation session(s) to become familiar with the institution's mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system.
• Meet with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the LLM Program as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development).
• Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all matters concerning academics and student and staff conduct.
Minimum Job Requirements
• Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
• Prior teaching experience or must demonstrate evidence of teaching potential and knowledge of pedagogy.
To apply, please email a letter of interest noting the subject(s) in which you would be interested and qualified to teach, a resume and a proposed syllabus if available to:
Dionne Koller email@example.com
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