Director of the Law, Science, and Technology Program (Pre-Law Program)

The Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy seeks applications for an Academic Professional to serve as Director of the Law, Science, and Technology Program (Pre-Law Program). This is a non-tenure-track, full-time, 12-month faculty position. Applicants should hold a terminal degree in their field or discipline, including Juris Doctor. Specialty areas, such as intellectual property or information and communications policy are encouraged. We welcome all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

This position reports to the School Chair, and plays a coordinating role between the School's administration, tenure track faculty, and lecturers for the successful completion of our teaching mission and planning. The Director will manage the pre-law curriculum, teach one pre-law course each semester, advise and support students pursuing a law-related minor or certificate in the School, and provide collaborative support to the School Chair and faculty for law, science, and technology initiatives. The Director will also provide guidance and advising for students in the program. Information about the Pre-Law program can be found at https://spp.gatech.edu/prelaw. An important administrative function of this position is scheduling of all courses in the School, in collaboration with the undergraduate and graduate advisors and directors. Evaluation of performance in this role includes contributions to scholarly literature, including publishing in law or other research journals.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • General student advisement and support for the Law, Science, and Technology minor, Pre-Law certificate, and Intellectual Property certificate
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise attorneys who teach part-time in our programs
  • Assume overall responsibility for classes that are co-taught by part-time faculty
  • Liaise with the student advisory association and the Institute's advising functions
  • Coordinate scheduling of undergraduate and graduate courses for the School and related programs
  • Teach a fall and spring semester class
  • Serve on School, College, and Georgia Tech committees

Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter surveying the applicant's expertise for the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a written description of teaching interests, and advising/mentoring philosophy; 4) one research or legal writing sample; and 5) names and contact information of three references. Applications should be emailed in one PDF file to DirectorPreLawSearch@gatech.edu. Applicant files will be treated confidentially. Review of applications will begin on December 17, 2018, with virtual interviews to be scheduled during the first week of January 2019. Anticipated start date of the position is February 1, 2019, depending on candidate availability. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment. The position will remain open until filled. Please direct any questions by email to DirectorPreLawSearch@gatech.edu.

The School of Public Policy has 31 faculty members and we instruct students in undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs. See our webpage at https://spp.gatech.edu/ for more information. Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty.