Academic and Bar Support Skills Instructor

Elon University in North Carolina

Date Posted December 6, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Elon University is seeking an Academic and Bar Support Skills Instructor. Elon Law School’s Academic and Bar Support programming is premised on the idea that instruction in basic law school skills, coupled with individualized feedback and support, can significantly enhance students’ academic and life-long success. As a member of the Student Affairs Office, the Academic and Bar Support Skills Instructor will report directly to the Director of Academic and Bar Support. The Instructor will work with students seeking to improve academic performance, will assist students in their bar preparations in conjunction with school-wide bar support programming, and will support the administrative components of the program. The Instructor will also perform other functions essential to promoting student success in law school and on the bar examination, and to furthering the success and growth of the institution.
Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-approved law school and a successful completion of a state bar examination required.
Special skills include:
• Enthusiasm for working with students
• A record of academic success
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators
• The ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Prior experience with law school academic support and bar passage programs, prior teaching
experience, advanced degree in education theory (or related discipline), or one or more years of
experience in student counseling, legal writing and analysis, or remedial teaching preferred.
Application deadline is December 20, 2013.  Apply at
Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden. Elon’s rich intellectual community is characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. Elon's 364 full-time faculty teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors. The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the School of Health Sciences. Master's programs are offered in business administration, education, interactive media and physician assistant studies, and doctoral programs include physical therapy and law. Elon's 5,357 undergraduate and 672 graduate students come from 48 states, the District of Columbia and 57 other nations. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master’s-level school in the nation, and was named one of the top three universities in the nation for community service by the federal government’s Corporation for National and Community Service. In its 2013 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon the #2 Southern University and among the top colleges and universities in the nation "with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching." Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 377 "best colleges," and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges both name Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities. Elon Phoenix athletics include 16 intercollegiate men's and women's sports in NCAA Division I (FCS football), and Elon is a member of the Southern Conference.
Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.