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Director, Externship Programs & Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco

Date Posted Jun. 5, 2019
Title Director, Externship Programs & Assistant Professor
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Law - General

Job Title:
Director, Externship Programs & Assistant Professor

Job Summary:
A full-time non-tenure track, term academic position, the Director oversees and administers the operation of the Externship Programs in accordance with academic policies determined by the School of Law faculty.

The Externship Programs include the Civil and Criminal Law Externship Program, the Judicial Externship Program, and the International Summer Externship Program.

Full Job Description:
Job Responsibilities
Clinical Teaching and Supervision
For the Civil and Criminal Law Program and the Judicial Externship Program, the Director is responsible for teaching and leading the academic course for students enrolled in Externship Programs, including students externing outside of the Bay Area who are unable to attend class sessions. The courses focus on lawyering skills, professionalism and ethics relevant to student externship assignments and legal practice. The Director will provide supplemental curricula for externship programs and clinics for specific practice areas and, when appropriate, supervise faculty teaching those courses.

For the International Summer Externship Program, the Director is responsible for teaching and leading an hour-long Spring Training that focuses on timesheet training, international research, professionalism, and the resources available to students for emergencies and concerns related to Title IX.

Program Policy Evaluation and Development
For the Civil and Criminal Law Program and the Judicial Externship Program, the Director is responsible to:
  • approve and monitor externship placements, including conducting site visits, training supervisors and identifying and addressing issues that arise during an externship;
  • counsel students considering enrollment in an externship;
  • create and supervise new externship programs and clinics for specific practice areas;
  • create, supervise, and develop curricula for full-time externships and externships outside of the Bay Area (including students externing internationally through this program);
  • serve as a contact person for students and the public at-large for the Externship Programs;
  • collaborate with and supervise other faculty and administrators on the development and promotion of the law school's clinical legal education curriculum;
  • participate in national academic discourse regarding externship programs through conferences, on-line discussions, and, as time permits, the Bay Area Consortium of Externships (BACE);
  • prepare memoranda, collect and analyze data and other material, and maintain records about specific externship sites, student performance, and the Externship Programs in general; and
  • ensure that all the School of Law Externship Programs comply with pertinent ABA Standards and AALS Bylaws.

For the International Summer Externship Program, the Director is responsible to:
  • provide an annual evaluation of the program to the International Programs Committee and work with the Committee to determine the locations for the summer program;
  • recruit faculty members to serve as the Faculty Directors of the various programs located around the world, draft faculty contracts, provide an orientation of the program to the Faculty Directors, and serve as the primary point of contact for questions and concerns during the program;
  • organize information sessions and other ways to market the program,
  • counsel student applicants, manage the application process and serve as a contact person for applicants and participants,
  • update the Externship Guide and related forms and paperwork regularly and ensure the timely collection of forms and assignments from students to fulfill the requirements of programs;
  • organize and attend pre-departure meetings to orient students to the program, and conduct an evaluation of the program online and by organizing and attending a wrap-up session with the students at the end of the summer;
  • manage payments associated with the program such as payroll, expense reports and honorariums; and
  • ensure that the program complies with ABA Standards and AALS Bylaws as applicable.

Minimum Requirements
1. J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar.
2. Excellent organizational, communication and collaborative skills.
3. Ability to work effectively with both internal and external constituents.
4. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and ability to work with diverse populations.
5. Understanding of, and ability to work for, the mission and goals of the University of San Francisco School of Law.
6. Demonstrated good judgment and common sense.
7. A professional demeanor and demonstrated energetic creativity, integrity, reliability, initiative, diligence, and respect for others.
8. Experience working with law students preferred.
9. Experience practicing law and/or administrative/teaching experience in a law school totaling a minimum of 5 years is required.

Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Other Responsibilities
The Director prepares the budget and monitors the expenses for the Externship Programs and the accompanying administrative support; assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of any support staff; and assumes such other duties as may be designated by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or their delegate.

Full time

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here. For more information, visit

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