The Kresge Law Library at the Notre Dame Law School is hiring for an assistant/associate director position. This faculty position is designed for someone with ambition and drive to become a law library director.
Supervise four research/reference librarians.
Review and refine operational policies for the law library.
Oversee strategic planning for the law library in line with law school and university priorities.
Teach one or more sections of the first-year introductory legal research course and a topical/advanced legal research course based on the successful candidate's expertise and interests.
Participate in the faculty liaison program.
Provide research service to the faculty and students of the law school, the University community, and the public.
Participate in the activities of professional organizations.
The salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 20 vacation days, and approximately 14 paid holidays; retirement options; tuition benefits for dependents; and access to University events. The Law Library pays for individual membership in the American Association of Law Libraries and provides liberal support for appropriate conferences and workshops. The Law Library will also pay annual license/registration fees for one state bar and relocation expenses. The anticipated start date is summer 2020. This is a full-time 36-month faculty appointment with a presumptively renewable contract.
JD from an ABA-accredited institution (or equivalent degree) and an MLIS from an ALA?accredited institution (or equivalent degree).
Three or more years of experience supervising staff.
Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
Experience with project management and the ability to set and meet deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of legal materials, research methodology, and current trends in the legal profession and law libraries.
Demonstrated awareness of current technology trends in the legal profession and law libraries.
Strong service orientation and awareness of end-user needs.
Enthusiasm, creativity, and eagerness to propose new projects and workflows.
Experience with or interest in the effective integration of new technologies in teaching and learning.
Collaborative nature and interest in working with parties from multiple disciplines and promoting the law library’s instructional programs
To apply, upload your cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
About Notre Dame Law School
The primary mission of the Kresge Law Library is to provide the necessary scholarly foundation for legal research and to provide space for independent and collaborative study for Notre Dame Law School faculty and students. The law library supports the curricular and scholarly interests of the Law School by acquiring and providing access to electronic and print resources, and by offering formal and informal guidance in their use. Secondarily, the law library supports the legal research requirements of the larger University community.