Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence and Bar Success

Job Locations US-NY-Central Islip
TUNY - Touro Law Center
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Schedule varies Sunday-Friday with some evenings
Hours Per Week
As needed
Academic/Program Support
FLSA Status


Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center seeks to hire a full-time Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence and Bar Success. The position is an administrative appointment and may include faculty rank, depending upon experience. This administrator must have prior experience in legal education and with academic success and bar readiness programs. The administrator’s primary responsibilities will be to: (1) oversee the operations of the law school’s Academic Excellence and Bar Success Department; (2) to design and implement programs for students’ academic success in law school and (3) to design and implement strategies and programs for graduating students’ success on the bar exam. The Assistant Dean will also teach bar readiness courses as needed. The Assistant Dean will serve as an advisor to the Dean and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in matters relating to student success in law school and on the bar exam.


  • Direct and manage the Academic Excellence and Bar Success Department
    • Assistant Directors of Academic Excellence and Bar Success
    • Adjuncts as needed
  • Work with the Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Curriculum Committee and faculty to evaluate curricular and academic programs and requirements to improve bar passage
  • Develop strategies and design, create and implement programs for students’ academic success in law school and passing the bar examination
  • Work with the Assistant Dean of Student Services and Records to design and implement the academic support programs for orientation for new law students
  • Work with the Director of Assessments to review bar passage statistics and develop strategies for improving bar passage rate
  • Create teaching and assessment materials for the Academic Excellence and Bar Success Program and doctrinal faculty.
  • Direct and implement a bar mentoring program for February and July bar takers
  • Meet one-on-one with students at-risk for bar passage ; be available to all candidates
  • Provide support and academic advice and counseling to students
  • Collaborate with BarBri to develop, implement and teach bar prep courses
  • Keep faculty advised of changes in the bar exam and how they affect the curriculum
  • Oversee 1L skills workshops
  • Oversee one-on-one tutorials to students seeking academic assistance
  • Assist faculty with using released bar exam questions to create law school assessments to accommodate a range of teaching objectives
  • Remain current and knowledgeable about changes to the bar exam, its content, grading and administration, and monitor bar review courses and programs available to students
  • Teach bar readiness programs, and substantive courses, depending on the needs of the Law Center
  • Represent the Law Center at and participate in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by academic support professionals
  • Participate in committees as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Education/ Experience

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school and bar admission
  • Experience in academic success programs at the law school level
  • Experience in program planning, creating strategies and implementation

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Effective and professional written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with bar-tested subjects and bar exam format
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook

Physical Demands

  • Extensive Use of Computers
  • Extensive time sitting and standing
  • Able to lift up to 5 lbs.
  • Able to sit or stand, type, read, or write for extended periods of time


  • Travel as needed for conferences or training.

Maximum Salary

USD $154,050.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $123,240.00/Yr.


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