Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Policy Advocacy Clinic

University of California Berkeley School of Law

Clinical Teaching Fellow - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law

Job #JPF02928
  • Law / School of Law / UC Berkeley

Application Window

Open date: March 30th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Working Title: Clinical Teaching Fellow
Program: Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $72,170
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2021

The Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC) is seeking to hire two full-time Clinical Teaching Fellows for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The positions are designed for recent JD or MPP graduates (0-5 years’ experience) who are considering a career in teaching and/or policy advocacy. Under the supervision of the clinic director, the teaching fellow’s responsibilities include providing services to clinic partners, supervising students, and assisting in teaching classes.

In PAC, interdisciplinary teams of JD and MPP students support high-impact, non-litigation campaigns on behalf of historically marginalized communities to address systemic racial and economic injustice. PAC’s approach is ground-up (informed by impacted people), problem-based (addressing pressing issues) and client-driven (accountable to community organizations).

The teaching fellow will work to help advance a national multi-year campaign to abolish racialized wealth extraction through fines and fees from youth in the juvenile legal system and their families. As described in more detail below, the fellow will help train and supervise JD/MPP student teams working on fines and fees abolition in two or more states.

PAC is committed to building an equitable and inclusive staff to teach and work in a multicultural and antiracist learning environment. The clinical program supports fellows’ professional development by offering workshops on clinical pedagogy and close mentoring of fellows’ teaching, practice, and research. The clinic also provides support for fellows to attend conferences to advance their professional development goals and interests.

DUTIES
Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (85%)
• Teach, train, and supervise 4-6 clinical students per academic semester
• Assist in planning and teaching the PAC companion seminar and team
meetings
• Provide support as needed on all clinic projects and to students, including office hours as needed
• Help manage PAC work during the summer period
• Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders, including travel as needed to conduct outreach, research, and advocacy
• Participate in advocacy efforts with local, state, and federal policymakers, including drafting and disseminating public-facing materials (e.g., fact sheets, briefs, reports)

Administrative Duties (10%)
• Assist in outreach and education to promote PAC to students and stakeholders
• Assist in media relations and development, including distribution of clinic materials to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the larger public
• Work with other clinical faculty and fellows to improve the clinical curriculum
• Participate in professional development, training, and networking

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic/minimum qualifications (at time of application):
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree

Additional qualifications (by start date):
• Advanced degree

Preferred qualifications:
• J.D. or Master in Public Policy
• Experience working on criminal justice and/or racial justice policy advocacy
• Experience in clinical teaching and supervision or other teaching experience
• Excellent research, analytical, communication, and writing skills
• Strong collaboration, mentoring, and facilitation skills
• Ability to develop constructive and respectful relationships with community members, policymakers, media, academics, advocates, and activists
• Ability to contribute to an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist workplace, including sensitivity and empathy in interactions with people from different backgrounds
• Sense of humor, positive attitude, and self-awareness

Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02928

Additional materials, such as letters of reference, may be requested for candidates or finalists during the recruitment.

Any references should be from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s written work and qualifications for the position. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The starting annual full-time salary rate for this represented position is $72,170. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits detailed at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

Berkeley Law seeks candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Inquiries may be addressed to academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

UC Field Work Supervisors are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample of Written Work - A sample of written legal or policy work no longer than 12 pages
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)