Position Description: The Practitioner in Residence (PIR) will be appointed as a non-tenure track member of the faculty within the Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP). The PIR will be a part of the Clinical Programs faculty, in which HDTP is located. As with all teaching faculty, the PIR will have the opportunity to hone their teaching skills and will be afforded opportunities to work with colleagues and the Suffolk University Center for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence to enhance teaching, course design skills, and scholarship. The PIR will also have access to support in the areas of research, scholarship, supervision, and grant writing/development. The PIR will be encouraged to produce scholarship, and given the opportunity to present draft papers at legal conferences and before the Suffolk faculty.
Position Summary: The HDTP is a fair housing center with a mission of identifying and eliminating housing discrimination. HDTP has attracted $4,400,000 in grant funding and is a leader in housing discrimination testing, enforcement, education and outreach and empirical research. The HDTP PIR will serve as the Assistant Director of HDTP. The PIR will help administer all aspects of the HDTP program, including having primary responsibility for grant management, grant/funding development and applications, supervising two full time testing coordinators, conducting fair housing trainings, co-teaching a seminar in housing discrimination, and organizing a national fair housing conference. The HDTP PIR will also be responsible for producing scholarship resulting from HDTP academic studies and presenting the results at conferences and in other fora. The HDTP PIR will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with partners, including HUD, the City of Boston Office of Fair Housing & Equity, the Office of the Attorney General, Metro Housing Boston, and others.
The PIR's work will be supervised by the faculty director of HDTP, Professor William Berman. The position will report directly to Professor Sarah Boonin, Director of Clinical Programs, and Professor Kim McLaurin, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.
Duration: This position will begin July 1, 2021. The PIR position is a one-year (12 month) appointment. The PIR will have an annual review, and renewal of the appointment will be subject to curricular needs, financial considerations, performance in carrying out the position responsibilities, and adherence to the relevant terms of employment of the University and Law School.
Hours: Full-time, 12-month contract.
At least four years of supervisory/leadership and administrative experience is required.
Significant grant fundraising and management experience is required.
Significant experience conducting and supervising housing discrimination tests is required.
Experience teaching and giving educational presentations is required.
A proven record of scholarship is required.
The ideal candidate will be able to work creatively and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting and to develop and maintain relationships with program partners.
Must be an attorney and member in good standing of a state bar.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.
Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. For more information on Suffolk Law's commitment to diversity, please see https://www.suffolk.edu/about/mission-history/diversity-inclusion .
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Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.