Brief Description of Duties
  • The University of the District of Columbia is a public land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance or change careers.
  • David A. Clarke School of Law has a proud history and distinguished alumni. From its founding as Antioch School of Law in 1972, it has has its mission to recruit and enroll students from group of underrepresented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, and to represent the legal needs of low-income residents through the School's legal clinics.
  • Incumbents must teach all assigned classes and hours as determined by the semester course schedule; Incumbents will be required to prepare and deliver relevant curriculum to students using a variety of teaching methods to include, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion, simulations and projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contact.
  • Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans.
  • Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the institution, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
  • Where appropriate, use the institution's learning management platforms (TWEN, Blackboard, etc.) to posy syllabus, assignments and other material and to communicate with students.
  • Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate real-world applications of concepts covered.
  • Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines established by the institution.
  • Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning, establishing and maintaining classroom control.
  • Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
  • Review adjunct faculty handbook and/ or attend one or more orientation session(s) to become familiar with the institution's mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system.
  • Meet with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development).
  • Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all matters concerning academics and student and staff conduct.

Minimum Job Requirements
  • Juris Doctorate ( J.D.) degree.
  • Prior reaching experience or must demonstrate evidence of teaching potential and/or industry training.

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