VERMONT LAW SCHOOL seeks to fill the position of Director of Externship Programs.  The Director will be a member of the faculty and report directly to the Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs.  The Director will have the assistance of and supervise one full-time faculty member and one full-time administrative assistant.  This is a contract faculty position, but highly qualified candidates may be considered for a tenure track appointment.

Key responsibilities of this position include overseeing and facilitating assignment to offsite locations, selection, supervision and training of off-site mentors, teaching of, or supervising the teaching of, the classroom component of off-site placements, and advising and orienting students.  The Director will work with the Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs to promote coordination between the externship programs and other experiential programs and between externship programs and the Office of Career Services.

Externship programs at VLS include a full-time Semester in Practice involving placements in the United States and abroad, a full-time and part-time Judicial Externship Program, and a part-time externship program involving placements near the VLS campus.   A description of these programs can be found at our website at http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Academics/Clinics_and_Experiential_Programs.htm

Candidates must have a JD degree and must possess excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Experience in administration and/or management preferred along with either broad experience in different areas of legal practice or a record of education development as well as a demonstrated ability to innovate and lead.

Vermont Law School embraces diversity in its recruitment and hiring efforts.  Accordingly, candidates of color, women and those from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Faculty at Vermont Law School take seriously our mission to educate lawyers for the community and the world and believe that our scholarship, teaching, and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. VLS is unique among law schools. We are on the cutting edge of environmental and international law and social policy. We embody the spirit of Vermont — independence and diversity in people and in politics. We have the good fortune to be located in a state and region that offer numerous opportunities for engaged participation in civic life as well as a life style found at few, if any, other law schools.

Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume. Electronic applications are preferred and should be e-mailed to: facultysearch@vermontlaw.edu. Hard copy applications should be sent to: Coordinator, Faculty Appointments Committee, Vermont Law School, P.O. Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068.

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