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Clinical Supervisor - Policy Advocacy Clinic - School of Law

Position overview

Position title: Clinical Supervisor
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The starting full-time salary for this position is salary point 19, currently $130,851.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Position duration: Initial one-year term with eligibility for renewal under the union contract.

Application Window

Open date: March 9, 2024

Most recent review date: Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Aug 31, 2024 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

The Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC) seeks applications for a Clinical Supervisor. This is a non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding. This is an in-person position located in Berkeley, CA.

Under the supervision of the clinic directors, the Clinical Supervisor’s general responsibilities include training and supervising students to provide policy advocacy support to PAC’s clients, managing one or more clinic projects independently (i.e., without a co-supervisor), and performing varied administrative and other tasks to assist in the clinic’s operation.

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). Current clinic projects support campaigns to: (1) end criminal and juvenile system fees, (2), reimagine restitution, (3) reduce mass incarceration, and (4) hold police accountable for misconduct.

PAC and the Clinical Program are committed to building an equitable and inclusive staff to teach and work in a multicultural and antiracist learning environment. PAC provides support for Clinical Supervisors to attend conferences and other trainings that advance their professional development goals and interests.

Under the supervision of the Clinic Directors, the Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for:

Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (80%)

  • Teach, train, and supervise six to eight clinic students per semester
  • Manage clinic projects and vet new clinic projects
  • Develop and maintain clinic relationships with clients, partners, and other stakeholders
  • Travel to offsite meetings to work on clinic matters (often with students and out-of-state)
  • Attend the weekly clinic seminar and assist in teaching the seminar on an as-needed basis
  • Manage clinic projects during summers, winter break, and faculty leaves

Administrative Duties (15%)

  • Help maintain clinic and project files, course materials, website, and social media feeds
  • Organize programmatic events, such as convenings, workshops, and speaker series
  • Promote the clinic to prospective students and other constituencies
  • Engage in media relations and development
  • Speak at public events and with the press, and participate in professional networking, training, and development activities
  • Work with other law school clinical faculty and staff to improve PAC and the clinical program

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

  • Perform other duties as needed to assist in the clinic’s operation or in support of clinic goals

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • J.D. degree, M.P.P degree, or equivalent international degree
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Three (3) years of professional work experience
Preferred qualifications
  • At least three (3) years of post-graduate experience in criminal, economic, and/or racial justice advocacy
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, communication, organizational, and planning skills
  • Strong collaboration, mentoring, and facilitation skills
  • Experience in clinical teaching and supervision, other University teaching, or as a clinical student
  • Ability to manage projects and supervise students independently
  • 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 Requirements

Document requirements

Additional materials may be required of applicants.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated resume or C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample - A sample of written policy advocacy work no longer than 10 pages.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Berkeley, CA