Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University
May 24, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Academic/Law School, Legal Education
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University seeks an innovative, student-focused, and tech savvy librarian who is passionate about building a robust teaching program and coordinating the teaching efforts of their colleagues as the Head of Instructional Services and Lecturer-in-Law to join its dynamic team.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
This position oversees and will take the lead on reimagining the extensive instructional efforts of the Law Library, which provides research instruction in the first-year research and writing program, in clinical programs, and in substantive law courses. The position will develop the research curriculum efforts, including specialized research courses, and will support the deepening efforts to improve courses through practice in foundational information and organization principles, rigorous assessment, and the thoughtful use of technology. It will support the instructional team by mentoring fellow instructors, designing curriculum, developing exercises and tools, and administering the various instructional programs of the Library. Additionally, as part of the public services team, this position provides professional legal reference service to the Law School and university communities, as well as other patron groups.
M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. is required; J.D. is required
A minimum of three years of experience in academic legal information instruction in a formal classroom setting is also required.
Outstanding administrative, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
Demonstrated expertise in curriculum design and ability to lead peers through projects are desired.
Excellent communication skills in a formal classroom setting and enthusiasm for student learning. Ability to create and to analyze legal research problems.
Superior organizational, planning and administrative skills including the ability to work effectively on the broad picture as well as on the detail level.
Strong technical skills and ability to understand what technology can be used for to improve services and instruction efforts.
Application process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit a completed application (including a current CV, letter of interest, and the contact information for at least three references) by June 15, 2018.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
About Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University
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