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Instructor, Academic Success
Title:Instructor, Academic Success
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0006/4

Salary Range: $42,196.01 - $63,292.47

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clare School of Law (UDC-DCSL) invites applications for two full-time academic success instructors to teach various first-year and upper-level academic success courses and workshops and provide academic counseling to first-year and upper-level students. These positions are slated to start in July 2018.

How you will contribute: Serve the mission of the Academic Success program at UDC-DSL in assisting students with developing, practicing and reaching the highest level of proficiency regarding those skills necessary for law school, bar exam and legal practitioner success.

Day-to Day Responsibilities: This position is instrumental in assisting the Director of Academic Success in the development and implementation of those programs and activities that will serve the general purpose of the Academic Success program. Primary responsibilities include activities such as counseling, teaching, providing feedback (oral and written) and administrative tasks) related to the primary purpose.


Candidates must have excellent writing and analytical skills, and experience in law practice or a judicial clerkship. Teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should have the ability and desire to work collaboratively. A strong plus is additional experience or degrees in education.




1. Teach required academic success courses to first-year and upper-level students;

2. Plan and develop academic success materials for academic success courses and programs;

3. Provide individual one-on-one academic counseling and instruction for students;

4. Review and comment on academic success assignments;

5. Assist students in reviewing past exams and assignments associaetd with their doctrinal courses;

6. Assist with planning, developing and implementing other academic success initiatives, including workshops, forums, exercises and other skill building and learning opportunities;

7. Coordinate the integration of academic success best practices across the curriculum; and

8. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Success.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. An earned Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and be a member in good standing of any bar in the United States.
  2. Evidence of teaching experience or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an 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, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, 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.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B).

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 may 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) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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