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Assistant Dean for Experiential Education and Assistant Teaching Professor/Teaching Professor of Law

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Dean for Experiential Education
and Assistant Teaching Professor/Teaching Professor of Law

Application Window

Open date: November 15, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA School of Law invites applications for a full-time position as an Assistant Dean for Experiential Education and Assistant Teaching Professor/Teaching Professor of Law (Assistant Dean). This is a full-time faculty position with security of employment or potential for security of employment to begin on July 1, 2023.

The position of Assistant Dean requires a talented and enthusiastic individual to build and oversee the operational excellence of UCLA Law’s clinical and experiential education program.

The Assistant Dean will report to and work under the general direction of the Vice Dean for Curricular and Academic Affairs (Vice Dean) to plan and oversee the law school’s experiential curriculum, including clinics and simulation-based skills courses. The Assistant Dean will supervise faculty teaching in the experiential program and will be responsible for building and maintaining a coherent program of clinical education to ensure the provision of excellent legal services to clients and excellent pedagogical opportunities for students. The Assistant Dean will also work closely with UCLA Law faculty and administrative leaders to conceive of and implement new clinics and simulation-based skills courses, and will regularly teach in the clinical and experiential program.

Applicants must hold a J.D. and be licensed to practice law in California by the end of their first year of employment. Applicants must have demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills with potential for outstanding teaching achievements. At least five years of demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching experience as well as additional legal practice experience is strongly preferred. Scholars from all areas of interest are encouraged to apply.

This position is a full-time academic appointment in the Teaching Professor series. Teaching Professors are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on teaching, as well as scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. The appointment, merit, and promotion in the Teaching Professor series requires, in addition to excellence in teaching, service to the University and public, and that the candidate make contributions in research or professional activity, especially as they relate to instruction and pedagogy. Salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position has an expected start date of July 1, 2023, and is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Tuesday, December 13, 2022, but will be considered thereafter through January 10, 2023, or until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07992 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations for the past three years.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

JD or equivalent

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A letter discussing your interest, qualifications and/or experience

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • List of References - Names and contact information for at least three professional references.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Teaching Evaluations - Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07992

Help contact: sasis@law.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA