The Goodson Law Library invites applications for the position of Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian to join our team of skilled and creative professionals who provide extensive research and reference services in a technologically advanced environment serving a sophisticated and research-oriented faculty and student body. This updated position emphasizes our need for an experienced research librarian with knowledge of international legal systems, resources, and research methods or strong interest in developing them.
Primary areas of responsibility include: in-depth research support to faculty engaged primarily in international and comparative law; instruction in an advanced research course in foreign, comparative and international law research methods to JD/LLM students, and in the 1L legal research and writing course; liaison services to international studies programs, journals, clinics, and moot court teams; a leading role in collection development for foreign and international law; and legal research assistance to Law School students and staff and the Duke community. The successful candidate will be committed to developing further expertise in foreign, comparative and international law and research methods. Duke Law librarians are encouraged to seek and are supported in their efforts to grow professionally.
Available: Start date negotiable. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before June 30.
To apply, email a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, along with a current résumé and three professional references to: Jennifer Behrens, Head of Reference Services, Goodson Law Library Behrens@law.duke.edu.
MLS and JD degrees from accredited institutions, or non-U.S. equivalents.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
Two years of related experience, particularly in international law research
Knowledge of international law and legal systems and organizations, and familiarity with civil law legal systems
Substantial knowledge and proficiency in a wide range of legal information and research methods
Strong service orientation and demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Ability to take initiative, as well as to work collaboratively in an environment with high performance standards
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
Teaching or training experience or strong aptitude for teaching, training, and instructional design
Ability to assist researchers with non-English legal sources, particularly in French and/or German
Strong technology skills, and interest in applying current and developing technologies in legal education
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duke University offers a very competitive benefits package. All Duke librarians are eligible for continuing appointment and promotion under the University’s ranking system. Reference Librarians are non tenure track members of the Law School faculty at the rank of Lecturing Fellow.
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