Closing Date: 30th June, 2025

Description:

Position Summary:
A Professional Graduate Law School is recruiting a pool of adjunct faculty to teach one or more courses within the Online Master of Laws (LL.M.) program.

Adjunct faculty serve a vital role within the Law School and are valued members of the community. Under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, adjunct faculty design and teach courses, facilitate course activities, provide students with timely feedback, and grade assignments and exams. Adjunct faculty are provided with professional learning opportunities and are invited to attend on-campus events.

Adjunct duties include:
  • Prepare the syllabus and, with the support of Instructional Designers, update the relevant course modules as needed.
  • Use the learning management system (Blackboard).
  • Work within William & Mary specific online policies and procedures.
  • Review course content, activities, and assignments prior to the term start date.
  • Meet all designated course instruction guidelines.
  • Provide students with timely and specific feedback.
  • Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner and no later than by the deadline set by the law school.
  • Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.
  • Offer weekly office hours for individual or group consultation.
  • Submit final grades according to William & Mary policy and the individual program calendars.
  • Submit end-of-semester feedback and reflection form.
  • Maintain frequent and open communication with William & Mary faculty and staff through email, mail, telephone, and any other medium deemed appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
Please make sure your cover letter and CV or resume clearly indicate how you meet the following required qualifications:
  • Master's degree, Juris Doctor or equivalent, or other graduate degree directly related to the discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Expertise and relevant professional and/or instructional experience in general law education, Business Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, National Security Law, Public Interest and Social Justice, or Political Law.
  • Previous experience providing instruction to adult learners in an academic or corporate setting.
  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Please make sure your cover letter and CV or resume clearly indicate whether you meet any of the preferred qualifications:
  • Other doctoral degree directly related to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Previous teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Computer proficiency and experience using Blackboard or other online learning platforms.