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Adjunct Faculty - Legal

Hampton

Adjunct Faculty - Legal

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/53627
  • Hampton, Virginia, United States
  • LEGAL ADMINISTRATION (Virginia Peninsula)
  • Virginia Peninsula Community College

Title: Adjunct Faculty - Legal

Agency: Virginia Peninsula Community College

Location: Hampton - 650

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail


Job Description:


Virginia Peninsula Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.

Virginia Peninsula seeks faculty to teach up to 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semester and/or up to 8 credit hours during the summer semester. Teaching load is based upon student enrollment and staffing needs. Applicants will be part of a standing pool which the College will draw on as scheduling needs dictate. The adjunct faculty appointment contains no guarantee of continued employment. Instruction may be during the day, evening, or weekend. This position may be assigned to instruct courses such as Trial Preparation and Discovery Process, Estate Planning and Probate, Legal Research, Contracts/ Legal Transactions, Real Estate Law, Family Law, and
Constitutional Law.

Essential functions
  • Design and deliver of instruction for day and evening classes.
  • Responsible for student assessment and grading.
  • Maintains adequate on-campus presence.
  • Provides timely communication with students, staff, and administrators of the College.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Legal/Paralegal Studies or American Government.
  • Experience working as or with paralegals and/or legal assistants.
  • Excellent legal analysis and legal research skills, including experience using NexisUni and/or Westlaw.
  • Familiarity with legal ethics and/or codes of professional responsibility.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a passion for the discipline and a commitment to a student-centered philosophy in support of academic excellence for diverse groups of learners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.
  • Willingness to serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students from a variety of backgrounds and age groups.
  • Ability to modify when appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.
  • Adopt methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.
  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to division administrator each semester according to established deadlines.
  • Experience and/or strong interest in teaching and inspiring adult learners to fulfill the College’s mission to change lives and empower students to succeed.
  • Able to teach at all campus locations.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's of Law Degree or Juris Doctorate.
  • Master's degree in Law, Legal/Paralegal Studies or American Government.
  • Active membership in a state bar, NALA, NFPA, or other legal professional organization.
  • Community college teaching experience.
  • Teaching experience in online or hybrid, and traditional face to face classroom modalities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience in using instructional technologies and learning management systems (e.g. Canvas) with ability to use technology to enhance teaching and educational experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to measure, assess and align student outcomes within courses or programs.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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