Lecturer - Immigration Clinic Associate Director
University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

Posted in Education and Training


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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

Associate Director, Immigration Clinic and Lecturer in Law

The University of Miami School of Law's Clinical Program is pleased to announce that it is hiring a faculty position as Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of its Immigration Clinic, one of ten clinics offered at Miami Law. The position is anticipated to start in either January 2023 or May to mid-August 2023. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who apply before September 30, 2022.

Launched in 2009, the Immigration Clinic represents low-income immigrants in immigration court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. The clinic engages in affirmative individual and class action litigation in the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

The Lecturer/Associate Director will join the vibrant and supportive Miami Law clinical program, currently ranked in the top 30 on U.S. News and World Reports' list of the best clinical training programs. The Lecturer/Associate Director will have the opportunity to work with the Director to articulate a vision to take the Immigration Clinic's strong foundation to the next level and build on the Clinic's national reputation. In collaboration with the Director, the Lecturer/ Associate Director will run all aspects of the clinic, including teaching clinic classes, supervising students, managing cases and projects, and representing clients. The candidate should have teaching experience or a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in law school clinical teaching. The Lecturer/Associate Director will have the opportunity to participate in the academic life of the law school and in relevant academic and advocacy conferences.

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

  • JD Degree;
  • At least three years of legal practice experience;
  • Significant experience in the field of immigration law;
  • Teaching experience or an enthusiasm for clinical teaching, student development, and training;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; and
  • A bar license from any state. Willingness to sit for the Florida Bar is preferred to permit appearance as counsel in U.S. District Court in Florida.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Creole is not required but is a strong plus.

In addition to working on litigation, clinic students, collaborate with other immigrant rights groups on projects that reform the law and advance the cause of social justice for immigrants. The clinic is dedicated to being an integral part of the wider immigrant and human rights advocacy community in South Florida and the nation.

Responsibilities

Job responsibilities include:
  • Helping to develop a vision for the Immigration Clinic to achieve the highest quality experience for students and clients and to advance the cause of immigrant rights.
  • Co-teaching the classroom component of the clinic, including developing a syllabus, designing course materials, and delivering high quality instruction.
  • With the Director, handling all aspects of the Clinic's cases and projects and supervise students to ensure the highest standards of representation.
  • With the Director, managing all aspects of running the Clinic.
  • Contributing to the law school, legal education, the legal profession, and social justice.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This lecturer position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment that has the potential to lead to longer term (3 year) contracts. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays, and much more.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Appointments Committee, at AppointmentsCommittee@law.miami.edu.

To apply for this position, please submit the following materials via the University of Miami employment portal: (1) resume/CV; (2) statement of interest, including career goals and prior experience providing legal services, teaching, and other relevant experience; (3) two recent writing samples; (4) a list of at least three references and their contact information; and (5) a complete law school transcript.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Faculty



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