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Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation
University of South Dakota

Date Posted Aug. 1, 2018
Title Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation
University University of South Dakota
Department School of Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January or August 2019
  • Vermillion, SD
    United States
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Law - General

The University of South Dakota School of Law anticipates an opening for a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. This is a relatively new position at the law school, and the Director will have an exciting opportunity to play a substantial role in shaping the program.

This is a twelve-month/year appointment, and the Director will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications. In addition, the successful candidate will report directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

The duties of the Director will include: (1) developing and implementing academic support programming for first and second year students, particularly at-risk students; (2) developing and implementing bar exam preparation programming for third year students; (3) working in collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collecting data related to academic success and bar passage rates; (5) drafting reports, as necessary, regarding student performance; (6) counseling students regarding academic performance; (7) advising and assisting students in the bar application process; (8) providing assistance for repeat bar-examinees; and (9) performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a JD and be admitted to a Bar in a US jurisdiction. He or she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate should also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) The ideal candidate would have at least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is valuable, though none of those qualifications is required. (3) One year of experience in the private or governmental practice of law is preferred.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email; or telephone 605-677-5393.

For more information, and to apply online, For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Position is open until filled.
Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

  • The institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents shall offer equal opportunities
    in employment and for access to and participation in educational, extension and other
    institutional services to all persons qualified by academic preparation, experience, and
    ability for the various levels of employment or academic program or other institutional
    service, without discrimination based on sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry,
    citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age,
    disability, genetic information or veteran status or on any other status that may become
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Contact Information

  • Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    School of Law
    University of South Dakota
    414 E Clark St
    Vermillion, SD 57069
  • 605-677-5393


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