The Paralegal Studies Program at Eastern Michigan University, in the School of Technology Studies & Professional Services Management, invites applications to apply for an Assistant Professor Tenure Track faculty position. This Program is approved by the American Bar Association.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.
Responsible for providing quality instruction consistent with sound educational policies and facilitating student learning according to the prescribed curriculum.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
Engage in activities that enables the applicant to remain current in their respective legal field; Coordinate student internships and act as a liaison with the Legal Resource Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
Perform related departmental duties as required including recruitment, advising, and program assessment.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
Have earned a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) and be in good standing as a member of the Michigan Bar Association (or an equivalent state association);
Be knowledgeable about the paralegal profession;
Must have taught classes at a 2-4 year institution of higher learning for a minimum of one (1) year;
Have worked with paralegals for a minimum of 1-3 years in a legal setting;
Demonstrated knowledge in the legal and professional areas in which they are providing instruction;
Demonstrated teaching effectiveness and commitment to their continued professional growth as teachers by participating in activities designed to improve teaching effectiveness and professional growth;
Demonstrated skills to design/redesign course content as new technologies emerge, prepare syllabi, exams, activities, etc.;
Have professional connections or be willing to make them in order to facilitate student internships;
Demonstrated excellent written and oral/interpersonal communication skills;
Demonstrate the ability to perform scholarly activities;
Preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience or familiarity with online learning.
Preference will be given to those who have taught in a paralegal studies program either on a full-time or part-time basis, at a 2-4 year institution of higher learning for a minimum of three (3) years;
Internal Number: 10862
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.