Community College of Philadelphia — Paralegal Studies Faculty, Full-Time

General Description
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions.

The Department of Social Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Paralegal Studies for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Specific Responsibilities

  • This position will require program planning and development, course and program assessment, and curricular and course review.
  • Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.
  • Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.
  • Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.
  • Participation in continual assessment and course updates to ensure excellence in meeting program and student learning outcomes.
  • Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.
  • Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and experience working as or supervising paralegals.
  • Active license to practice law and experience in the practice of law.
  • Experience working with and/or experience teaching civil litigation.
  • Willingness to lead and coordinate a college program.
  • Experience teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching paralegal studies at an ABA approved program.
  • Experience teaching law or paralegal studies at an urban and/or community college.
  • Experience with legal technologies.
  • Experience with course/curriculum development.
  • Current license to practice law in Pennsylvania.
  • Experience coordinating and/or managing a program or related experience in a college setting.

Work Location
Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Interested persons should complete an online application.
  • Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional referenced REQUIRED.
  • Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  • Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.

Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.

Salary Grade or Rank
Rank 5 or Rank 6

Position Type
Faculty

Employment Status
Full-Time

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