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Social Justice Teaching Fellow

first_imgSocial Justice Teaching FellowAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Social Justice Teaching Fellow will teach in the Legal Skillsin Social Context Program (LSSC). LSSC, the only program of itskind in the country, is the cornerstone of the first-yearcurriculum at Northeastern. Designed to enhance law students’skills development through social justice lawyering, the course iscomprised of two parts: a traditional legal research and writingcomponent and a social justice research project. The benefits ofthe program for students are numerous: students learn and develop awide array of essential lawyering skills and have an opportunity toimmediately apply their skills and put them to use in support ofpeople in need. Through the Fellowship, the Fellow will have anopportunity not only to teach a new generation of lawyers theskills necessary for effective lawyering but also guide them inexamining how the law can enhance social justice.The law school will provide mentorship and other resources to helpFellows develop their teaching skills. The LSSC ProgramAdministrator and other LSSC faculty members will be available toadvise Fellows about their research projects and help match Fellowswith faculty mentors. Each Fellow will be provided an annual budgetfor professional development and research costs, such as attendingconferences and trainings and hiring research assistants.The initial term of appointment is one academic year and will beginin July 2021. Fellows are expected, upon reappointment, to serve asecond year. During their second term the Fellow would teach twolaw offices (a total of 30-32 students). Reappointment for asecond-year term will be based on demonstrated excellence inteaching, as well as service to the LSSC program and positivecitizenship at the school.People of color, women, LGBTQ+ candidates and other candidates fromgroups underrepresented in the legal academy are stronglyencouraged to apply.Responsibilities:In the first year of the Fellowship, the Social Justice TeachingFellow will teach the LSSC course to a group of 15-16 first-yearstudents (known as a “law office”) and supervise the students’ workon a year-long social justice project with a non-profitorganization. Each student receives eight credits for their work inLSSC: four in the Fall and four in the Spring. In the Fall, theFellow will be expected to teach the fundamental skills of legalanalysis, with a particular focus on legal research and objectivewriting, and to provide substantial written and in-person feedbackon the students’ work. The Fellow is also expected to guide thestudents in an exploration of social justice lawyering concepts,including structural racism, the relationship between law andpower, the use of narrative and metaphor in the law, the role ofthe lawyer in social justice movements, and cultural humility. Inaddition, the Fellow will, with the assistance of an upper-levelstudent, supervise the students in their initial research for theirsocial justice project.In the Spring, the Fellow will cover a wider range of legal writingconcepts, including advisory and persuasive writing, and willconduct oral argument simulations. The Fellow will also assiststudents in creating a deliverable of publishable quality for thepartner organization as well as a multi-media final presentation tothe partner organization, the law school community, and interestedstakeholders.Additionally, the Fellow’s role may include assisting the LSSCProgram Administrator to develop materials and resources for theProgram. While scholarship is not a requirement for the TeachingFellow, the Fellow may choose to explore scholarship opportunitiesduring their Fellowship.Qualifications:Applicants must have a J.D., excellent written and oralcommunications skills, a minimum of two years’ legal experience inthe US before the start of the fellowship, and a demonstratedcommitment to social justice.Salary Grade:FACAdditional Information:Applicants should submit a formal letter of interest, along withcurriculum vitae, a writing sample from law practice (such as anobjective memo or persuasive brief), and the names and contactinformation of three references.Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the search willcontinue until the position is filled. More information regardingthis position can be obtained by contacting Professor Carol Malloryat [email protected] To apply, visit Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see jeid-4292af289f655e45bbd0fb7989d1210clast_img read more