Job Opportunity: Mediation Clinic at Hofstra
Office: Hofstra University School of Law
Department: Mediation Clinic
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Description: Hofstra University School of Law, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire an Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor to supervise and teach in our Mediation Clinic. The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is a vibrant and integral part of the Law School. The Law School has six additional clinics, including Asylum, Law Reform Advocacy, Community and Economic Development, Securities Arbitration, Child Advocacy, and Criminal Justice.
The Mediation Clinic currently focuses on the use of Transformative Mediation to help parents and children diverted from family court address their conflicts in cases involving People In Need of Supervision (PINS). The Clinic is unique in its use of Transformative Mediation. Hofstra Law is the home of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, the nation's premier center of expertise on the transformative framework. The Mediation Clinic works closely with the Institute and with Hofstra's Center for Children, Families and the Law to explore new opportunities for transformative practice in our work with the local community. Therefore, while the current focus is mediation of PINS cases, other types of caseloads may be appropriate for the Clinic's work.
Qualifications: The Clinical Professor will be able to draw from the Mediation Clinic's existing curriculum and established sources of clients. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including: course planning and teaching; training, supervision and mentoring of student mediators; clinic administration; and community education and outreach. If desired, this position may also include opportunities for teaching non-clinical course offerings.
The Law School seeks an applicant with demonstrated experience in family mediation, specifically with use of the transformative model (although other experience using transformative mediation will be considered relevant). Previous work with adolescents and/or the PINS system, as well as clinical teaching experience, are desirable. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in New York or be eligible for admission on motion to the New York Bar. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Requested Information: Hofstra's Clinical Professors are subject to the following standards of review and promotion: an initial contract of two years, two additional two-year reappointments, and followed by five-year long-term contracts, assuming all standards of review have been satisfied. Clinical Professors are eligible to serve on all faculty governance committees, attend faculty meetings, and may vote on all matters except appointments, reappointments, and promotion. Our clinical faculty benefit from generous support for scholarship and pedagogical innovation, as well as being part of an active and engaged NYC-area clinical community. All clinical professors are warmly encouraged to participate in faculty workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the bi-monthly meetings of an energetic and supportive clinical faculty.
Application Instructions: Interested applicants may send via email only a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the attention of Professor Roy Simon, Roy.D.Simon@hofstra.edu. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2010.
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Job Status: Open
Date Posted: 1/27/10
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.