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Job Title: Adjunct Instructor for Legal Studies

Department: School of Social Sciences

Reports To: Dean of the School of Social Sciences

Job Type: This is a part time, exempt position.

General Description:

William Woods University is accepting applications for adjunct instructors to teach undergraduate legal studies courses.  Areas of teaching include a variety of courses across our legal studies curriculum.  The contracted teaching load is 3 to 9 credit hours per semester, depending on the needs of the program.  There may be opportunities to teach summer and intercession courses.

Adjunct faculty are expected to conduct program and class assessments in accordance with standards developed by the University.

Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references (one being a supervisor).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·   Teach legal studies coursework in an online setting.

·   Maintain annual professional development according to personal and professional need.

·   Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

·    A minimum of a Master of Library Science-Law or master’s in legal studies/Paralegal Studies is required.

·    A JD or terminal degree is preferred.

·    A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a legal environment is required, however 6+ years of experience is preferred.

·    Teaching experience at a higher educational institution is preferred.

·    Demonstrated commitment to professional development, strong work ethics, and a commitment to working well with others.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

·    4+ years’ experience in a substantive area of legal practice 

    Academic publications related to a specific substantive area may be substituted for 1 year of demonstrated experience.

·    Experience working with paralegals.

·    Online teaching experience

Work Schedule:

This is a part-time position, which begins immediately and will continue based on the needs of the program.  Adjunct positions will remain open until filled.

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer