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Contact's full name:Mary Wright
Title:Professor of Law
Organization:NCCU School of Law
 640 Nelson St.
 Durham NC 27707
Description:North Carolina Central University School of Law Job Description and Vacancy Announcement Assistant Professor -- Legal Writing Program

North Carolina Central University School of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in its Legal Writing Program. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time, clinical track appointment at the School of Law. The position will be for two academic years with the possibility of renewal.

NCCU is a historically Black university located in Durham, North Carolina. The University offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional, professional and graduate programs. The School of Law has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its affordability and its clinical programs. More information about NCCU School of Law is available at http://law.nccu.edu.

The School of Law's mission has long been to provide an education and a voice to the underserved. As a school of opportunity, NCCU School of Law works to maximize the potential of students who often come from populations that are underrepresented in the legal field. The writing program operates against this backdrop and is a major part of the law school's dedication to an effective and affordable education.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The person hired for this position will be responsible for at least one section of the first-year legal writing program. The individual may also be called on to teach upper-level writing courses in the Legal Writing curriculum and assist with supervising the directed research projects of students. Other tasks related to the Legal Writing Program's administration and recruitment may be assigned.As a member of clinical faculty, the person hired will also serve as a member of assigned Law School and University committees and attend all faculty meetings and retreats; counsel and advise NCCU law students in their learning and career planning; and engage in professional and community service consistent with the mission, goals, and objectives of NCCU, NCCU Law School, and the Legal Writing Program.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited institution
-Outstanding law school academic record
-At least two years of demonstrable experience teaching legal writing to lawyers or law students

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Ability to design and teach courses at the J.D. level
-Excellent oral and written English communication skills
-Excellent organizational and time management skills
-Excellent analytical skills
-Basic computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software
-Experience with software related to legal education (e.g. Lexis, Westlaw)
-Ability to work with a highly diverse staff, faculty, and student body

All applications must be submitted using the online portal found at https://jobs.nccu.edu. For more information, contact Professor Mary Wright, Professor of Law.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2016-08-31