|Department:||David A. Clarke School of Law|
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) invites applications for the grant funded position of Director of the Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC), beginning May 15, 2014 and continuing through the academic year 2014-2015. We will consider exceptionally talented applications at the assistant professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, temporary
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates and represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics. UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). UDC is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university.
UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: 7th in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News and World Report, 2014); 1st most diverse law school in the U.S. (National Jurist, 2012); 1st most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2014); 2nd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2014); 3rd in the nation for clinical opportunities (PreLaw Magazine, 2011); 8th best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2014); 8th most liberal students (Princeton Review, 2014); Top 20 most innovative law school (PreLaw Magazine, 2012). UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications immediately for complete consideration. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume. Contact: Professor Andrew G. Ferguson, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
1) An earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state or be in the process of becoming a member of one of the said Bars;
2) Potential teaching excellence and demonstrated professional competence.
3) The faculty acknowledge that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience an achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than the required above or if the candidate cannot demonstrate teaching and professional competence, provided that the candidate demonstrate potential for effective teaching.
4) Demonstrated continuing professional attainment; and
5) At least five (5) years of full-time experience.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee is not eligible to participate in the University’s benefit program.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.