Nebraska State College System - Chadron State College
Location: Chadron, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Legal Studies Faculty
To be determined based on qualifications
Nature of Work
Full-time faculty in the Justice Studies, Social Sciences, and English Department with primary teaching emphasis in undergraduate Legal Studies courses and related areas as assigned by Dean. The faculty member participates in the department and the institution’s communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision making, and a learner-centered environment.
Examples of Work Performed
General Summary: Responsible for providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College.
1. Contribute to students’ academic growth and development, which includes all of the following.
A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following: i. Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject ii. Maintain competence in the assigned field of specialization and exhibit professional competence in the classroom, studio or laboratory iii. Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning iv. Maintain respect for the student and the student’s posture as a learner v. Organize course and subject matter to acquaint all students with the course requirements including specific objectives, and methods of evaluation vi. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range outcomes vii. Present abstract ideas and theories clearly viii. Conduct classroom presentations and activities utilizing methods appropriate to reach students of varying educational/experiential backgrounds and learning styles ix. Actively engage students in lectures, discussions or laboratories x. Coordinate handouts, video and/or online materials and/or articles to update course content xi. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes xii. Encourage student to think for themselves xiii. Be flexible and innovative with teaching styles and approaches, as appropriate to the class xiv. Be reliable in meeting scheduled responsibilities xv. Be accessible to students; post and maintain office hours xvi. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress xvii. Be fair in examinations and grading xviii. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions xix. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, revise and update existing courses to maintain relevant and current content. xx. Participate in program review and updating requirements
B. Advising students, which includes but is not limited to the following: i. Be knowledgeable about college policies and program requirements ii. Help students plan programs of study iii. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling, tutoring, and other academic support resources iv. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies v. Schedule and maintain availability for student advising vi. Establish and maintain timely communication with advisees vii. Provide leadership and supervision for student organizations and activities
2. Professional achievement and continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity will vary according to the field, examples of which may include the following: A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances C. Produce scholarly materials such as original or applied research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member E. Seek external funding through approved grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned F. Provide evidence of achievement within and significance of contributions to field G. Provide evidence of quality and originality of thought or work and breadth and depth of perspective H. Be willing and able to continue individual development and professional productivity as a member of the faculty.
3. Professional services rendered outside the academic discipline in ways other than teaching that contribute to the work of the College vary from individual to individual. Service to the college and community, and profession related to the professional assignment includes the following: A. Participate in campus and community presentations B. Serve on discipline, department, school, and campus-wide committees and initiatives C. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned D. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, consistent with the role and mission of the institution, school and department E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned, and participate in student-based activities F. Provide leadership in professional organizations and/or good citizenship in the community at large G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession
Other duties as assigned by Dean
Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school Current license to practice law in at least one jurisdiction College-level teaching experience in the areas of litigation, commercial law, public law, and/or a focus on legal research and writing
Three (3) or more years of college-level teaching in a face-to-face classroom environment
License and Certification Requirements
Successful background records check
Rank and Salary commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with SCEA Agreement; excellent benefits package