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The Center's Pre-Law Advisor provides professional guidance to OHIO's pre-law majors and students interested in legal careers, and also plays a critical role in the Center’s teaching and research activities.

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture (CLJC) at Ohio University invites applications for an individual who will provide academic program support for the Center's research and teaching program in law and society, through curriculum development, fundraising, grantwriting, communications, and mentoring. A primary responsibility is to provide pre-law advising to undergraduate students across the university. The Center is an academic community with 18 affiliated faculty from departments including Anthropology, Criminology, History, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology, all sharing a common commitment to interdisciplinary analysis of law in relation to society, politics, justice, and power. In 2012, the Center launched an undergraduate certificate in Law, Justice & Culture to provide specialized teaching and mentoring within the liberal arts on issues such as democratic governance, social justice, and human rights, in domestic and global contexts. More broadly, the College of Arts & Sciences enrolls more than 150 students across 7 departments as pre-law majors, with hundreds more considering law within traditional or interdisciplinary majors. Ohio University is a public institution serving 20,000 students on a residential campus located in the hills of southeastern Ohio, 80 miles from Columbus.

Position Description: The successful candidate will act as pre-law advisor, providing professional advising services to Ohio University students who are considering law school and law-related careers. Specific responsibilities include: providing professional advising on law school programs, application procedures, LSAT preparations, internship placements, career networking, and job opportunities; coordinating law school fairs; organizing campus visits by regional law school representatives; coordinating with the national pre-law organization; participating in recruitment activities; and tracking data on law school admissions and placements. The successful candidate will also work directly with the CLJC Director to provide academic support to the Center by mentoring CLJC certificate students; identifying and establishing internship placements; maintaining linkages with regional and national law and society programs; managing relations with alumni in legal professions; facilitating fundraising and development; coordinating CLJC events; and grantwriting for program development.

• J.D. or Ph.D. with training in law and society
• Experience with program development
• Understanding of developmental academic advising principles
• Highly developed communication, interpersonal, analytical, writing, and organizational skills
• Commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds

Starting Date: Negotiable, within a range from January 1 to August 15, 2014

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive, commensurate with education and experience. University benefits include tuition for self and family, a comprehensive insurance package (prescription plan, vision benefits, dental plan, life insurance), relocation assistance, and an excellent retirement plan.

Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Please apply online by completing the application form and submitting a substantial cover letter, CV, and names of three references. The cover letter should address qualifications, including evidence of experience in program support, curriculum building, and advising mentoring.

Applications may alternately be sent by mail to: CLJC Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Bentley Annex 264, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. This is a non-tenure track renewable appointment. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Center Director Dr. Haley Duschinski.




Center for Law, Justice & Culture
Bentley Annex 131, Athens, OH - 45701
lawcenter@ohio.edu - 740.593.0823


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