Director/Head of Library, Professional Legal Management
The University of Connecticut School of Law solicits applications for a law library director with tenure or tenure-track faculty status to commence in summer 2018 or earlier. The School of Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, with a nationally landmarked campus in Hartford near to the state capitol and courts as well as the headquarters of major corporations. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the wider University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities.
The School of Law is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and in keeping with our strong commitment to build a diverse community, we encourage applications from such traditionally under-represented populations as members of minority groups, people with disabilities, veterans and women.
The successful candidate will run the day-to-day operations of the law library, teach courses, advise students on independent projects as well as completing research in their academic areas of interest and publishing scholarship. As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will participate in faculty management through committee work; participate in national organizations related to their area of research/scholarship interest; attend and speak at national, regional and local conferences and other events; work closely with other departments and faculty; and perform related duties as required.
A JD from an accredited institution or equivalent terminal degree in a related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable); a library degree from an accredited institution; substantial law library public services experience, including at least three years of progressively responsible administrative experience; background experience in technical services including cataloging and acquisitions or significant experience working collaboratively with technical services staff and systems; proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, students, staff and other members of the law school community and library users; demonstrated experience supervising and mentoring professional librarians and support staff; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal forms; collection development experience, including an understanding of and vision for the future direction of library collections; and experience teaching small groups or in a classroom setting.
Experience in an academic or large institutional law library; experience teaching legal research and/or library workshops; evidence of active professional participation at the local and national level; experience managing or supervising employees in a unionized environment; demonstrated ability to support creative and entrepreneurial thinking in professional librarians and support staff; demonstrated ability to create and implement new developments in library services to build and enhance the library’s position at the leading edge of librarianship and library services; a demonstrated understanding of how the changing landscape of legal education impacts the library and its role in the institution; ability to exercise sophisticated independent judgment; and demonstrated intellectual depth and facility with written expression; and a demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the law school.
This is a full time 11-month position. Salary and position rank will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.
Select “Apply” to complete your application via Academic Jobs Online. Please upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of five references, a writing sample, diversity statement, and recent teaching evaluations, if any. Review of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018004)
Any questions about application materials may be directed to the search committee chair at FAC_Chair@law.uconn.edu.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teach...ing, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.