Continuing, Non-Tenured Faculty and Director of the Health Law Clinic

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Job description

Posting Number: 2022962F

Location
Villanova, PA

Work Schedule: full-time/12-months

Department: 241-Law School Instruction

Position Summary

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks an outstanding lawyer-educator to direct and teach its Health Law Clinic. The Director will be a full-time continuing non-tenure track (governed by ABA Standard 405©) member of the faculty, potentially eligible to transfer to the unitary tenure track after two years of service. We anticipate a start date of June 1, 2023.

The Health Law Clinic represents low-income clients in their efforts to obtain accessible, quality health care. The Director will have discretion to develop the docket and focus on particular areas of interest moving forward.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Service to the poor is an essential element of the mission of the Law School. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach clinic seminar focused on lawyering skills, professional development, and ethical practice, employing clinical teaching methods.
  • Supervise all aspects of student practice, employing clinical teaching pedagogy, and serve as the attorney of record in Clinic cases when required by the rules of the relevant jurisdiction.
  • Oversee all aspects of administration of the Health Law Clinic, including but not limited to conducting outreach to clients, selecting cases, reporting to funding sources, and maintaining files.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctor degree is required.
  • Pennsylvania bar membership (or an ability to waive into the Pennsylvania bar) is required.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, clinical teaching methodology, including an ability to work both collaboratively and independently and a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for student supervision and teaching is required.
  • Relevant legal practice experience is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Expertise in relevant substantive areas of law is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior clinical teaching experience or experience supervising law students is preferred.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online and should include:

  • Application cover letter.
  • Current and complete curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • List of 3 references. We will contact the references for finalists only.
  • Unofficial academic transcripts are required to submit application. Official transcripts will be required from finalists only.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

Salary Posting Information

competitive

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.