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Fellow, Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references no later than January 31, 2018. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to send in materials as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Nina Rabin, rabin@email.arizona.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Fellow, Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program
Department Law Instruction (3603)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, is hiring a fellow for its Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program to begin in May or June of 2018.

The fellowship will serve in an apprenticeship capacity under the Bacon Program Director with additional supervision and oversight from other clinical law faculty and supervising attorneys. The position is for one year, with a potential one-year extension based on the availability of funding.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Bacon Fellowship has three major components:

1. The Fellow has primary responsibility for the Workers’ Rights Clinic, a law clinic that advocates for the rights of low-wage immigrant workers through direct service, public policy research, and community education and outreach. Responsibilities of the Fellow will include:
• Supervision of law students conducting intakes and providing follow up advocacy to low-wage immigrant workers in labor/employment matters;
• Litigation and representation in administrative proceedings on selected cases (wage and hour and discrimination);
• Continued development of relationships with community partners, including regular outreach presentations throughout the city and the region;
• Assistance in teaching and administering the clinic seminar.

2. The Fellow will assist the Bacon Program Director in the continued development of the Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, which provide legal services and advocacy to farmworkers in southwestern Arizona through periodic trips to the region and partnerships with community organizations.

3. The Fellow will design and implement an immigration policy research project, with a likely focus on immigrant workers. The project will build on research previously conducted on working conditions for low-wage immigrant workers in Tucson. The Fellow will take a lead role in developing the topic and scope of the project, in consultation with the Program Director and with input from community and national advocacy partners.

In addition, the Fellow will be involved in other components of the Bacon Program, subject to the Fellow’s interests and Program’s needs. In particular, the Fellow may supervise law students preparing labor-related U or T visa applications in the Immigration Law Clinic, which works closely with the Workers’ Rights Clinic under the umbrella of the Bacon Program.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• J.D. and licensed to practice law in Arizona (or willing to take Arizona bar exam), or eligible to waive into practice in Arizona
• Fluency in Spanish. NOTE: Please do not apply if you do not speak Spanish. This is a requirement for the fellowship that cannot be waived.
• Experience working with low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, victims of trauma, and/or incarcerated populations.
• Familiarity with immigration and/or employment law.
• Strong communication skills, with particular sensitivity to cultural differences.
• Experience working in interdisciplinary settings with minimal direct supervision.
• Willingness to work irregular hours (some nights and weekends).

Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE, commensurate with experience
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22207
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 06/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Professor Nina Rabin
rabin@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/31/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references no later than January 31, 2018. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to send in materials as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Nina Rabin, rabin@email.arizona.edu.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a J.D. and are you licensed to practice law in Arizona (or willing to take Arizona bar exam), or eligible to waive into practice in Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you fluent in Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents