Writing Resource Center Advisor

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Writing Resource Center Advisor

(Part-time, no benefits)

The part-time Writing Resource Center Advisor will serve as a legal writing tutor and counselor for John Marshall Law School students at all levels.  This position reports to  the Director of the Writing Resource Center.

With your application, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

 

Responsibilities

  Tutor and counsel law students individually or in groups on topics such as grammar, composition, organization, and persuasion.  This includes reading and commenting on students’ papers. Create and present workshops on various legal writing topics. Maintain regular office hours:  15-20 hours/week during the academic year.  Summer hours are negotiable. Regularly update teaching and legal writing skills. Offer special services to international and ESL students within the law school, as requested. Maintain records of student visits, including number of students seen and common writing problems addressed. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Writing Resource Center, the Director of the Lawyering Skills Department, or the Dean.

Educational requirements

Juris Doctor degree

Experience requirements

  • Minimum 3 years legal experience
  • Experience teaching writing, or experience tutoring or training students
  • Expertise in assessing students’ writing and rhetorical needs
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Motivation to acquire cross-disciplinary skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Sensitivity and experience working with a diverse student population
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for tutoring students at all levels of proficiency
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Qualifications

  • Masters or above in English, Education, Linguistics, TESOL, or equivalent degree, preferred
  • Experience teaching ESL/EFL/ESP highly desired
  • Proficiency in using online educational platforms, such as Blackboard or eCommons

Non-Discrimination Policy

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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