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Part Time Assistant Professor, College of Law & Professional Studies at National University System
National University System
08 Apr → 08 May
The College of Law & Professional Studies is seeking a Part-time Professor to teach in the J.D. Program in the following areas of Law specialization(s): Contracts; Torts; Evidence; Real Property; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Trial Advocacy; Moot Court; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Professional Responsibility/Ethics; Criminal Law and Procedure; Health Care Law; Educational Law; and Intellectual Property.
Part-time faculty members teach courses within a programmatic core discipline as assigned. Primary responsibility is to: engage students in the area of law; hold weekly synchronous sessions; offer weekly, substantive feedback on written work; and inspire students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. This position works closely with other faculty teaching in the discipline, Associate Dean, and Dean.
Specific performance standards for teaching include, but are not limited to:
- email/record and post a welcome letter to their assigned students one week prior to the start of course, when feasible, but always within the first week of the course.
- record and post a video introduction which will be placed in each course.
- answer all student emails within two calendar days which is likely to require responding over weekends. The exception to this requirement is when there is a holiday observed by the University.
- Communication with students will take place within the University learning management system (LMS), University-designated systems and through University assigned email.
- contact Academic and Finance Advisors (by use of designated means) in the LMS as soon as a Professor determines a student is not actively participating in the course.
- contact a student by email and a phone call to encourage re-engagement in the course as soon as Professor determines a student is not actively participating in the course.
- host no less than one, one-hour synchronous office hour session per week. Office hours will be posted in each course.
- provide quality feedback to students. Quality feedback includes but is not limited to:
- substantive and reflect a content focus
- impart knowledge, share resources and dialogue with students
- communicate in a manner and with language reflecting support of the student
Part-time faculty members are expected to meet the University's requirements for scholarship as articulated in the Faculty Handbook and are encouraged to apply for the various initiatives the University funds to promote research and scholarship. Part-time faculty members will:
- Maintain a record of scholarly activities befitting a doctoral granting institution
- Contribute to the body of knowledge of their discipline
Compliance with University Policies
Part-time faculty members are expected to know, acknowledge, and comply with University policies as stated in the Team Member Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
Education and Experience:
- Juris Doctor degree in law or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
- Licensed to practice law in at least one state or inactive status.
- No history of disciplinary action by the bar of any state and currently in good standing with bar of any state in which they are licensed.
- Experience practicing law in the area in which they are teaching.
- Experience in teaching the subject matter in a J.D. program
- Online teaching experience preferred.
- Curriculum development experience preferred.
- Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it.
- Proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of education.
- All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.
- Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals of constituencies in a diverse community, and the ability to create connections with students in an online environment.
- Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook. Experience using Student Information System (SIS) such as SOAR/Peoplesoft systems. Experience utilizing Zoom for synchronous classes.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
- Demonstrated writing skills
- Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it
- Willingness to participate in trial use of new technologies and integrate new technologies into teaching
Travel: No travel required
Hourly: $41.97 - $46.50
Candidate receiving offers will be offered a salary/pay rate commensurate with experience that vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. Absent exceptional circumstances, candidates will be offered a salary within this range for this position. Base pay is one component of National University’s total rewards package, as we are dedicated to supporting the needs of the “whole you” with our holistic approach to employee benefits by offering comprehensive well-being benefits for you and your family. For full details about our benefit plan offerings, please visit