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Paralegal Studies Faculty, Full-Time

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

• Interested persons should complete an online application. • Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED. • Name and contact information for three (3) professional references REQUIRED. • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. 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.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Paralegal Studies Faculty, Full-Time
Requisition Number FAC00232
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 to begin Fall 2018.

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.

• Must be a licensed attorney, preferably licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

• Experience teaching a wide range of Paralegal Studies courses and the ability and willingness to teach in both live and online settings.

• Commitment to promoting student success beyond the classroom and demonstrate a willingness to contribute in significant ways to the life of the department and the college.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with the ABA Paralegal Program approval standards.

• Substantial skill in instructional technology, including experience in creating and teaching web-based courses. Must be flexible in scheduling and be able to work day and/or evening.

• Experience in the practice of law and teaching Paralegal Studies at an urban college.

Work Location Main Campus
Benefits
Special Instructions to Applicants

• Interested persons should complete an online application.

• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.

• Name and contact information for three (3) professional references REQUIRED.

• Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

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
Salary Range
Job Posting Open Date
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Position Type Faculty
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Employment Status Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school, and experience working as or supervising paralegals?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience teaching a wide range of Paralegal Studies courses and the ability and willingness to teach in both live and online settings?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have familiarity with the ABA Paralegal Program approval standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you skilled in instructional technology, including experience in creating and teaching web-based courses?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in the practice of law and teaching Paralegal Studies at an urban college?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
    • Community College of Philadelphia Website
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • LinkedIn
    • The Chronicle
    • Job Fair
    • Indeed.com
    • HireVeterans.com
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • CCP - Faculty Recruiting Event
    • Other
  7. * If your answer to the above question is Other, please note the source below. If this question does not apply to you, enter N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Other Document ( See Special Instructions to Applicant)
  6. Resume