Michigan State University College of Law seeks to hire a tenure-line or fixed-term faculty member to serve as Director of the College’s Law Library, beginning with the 2020-21 academic year.
The Director reports to the Law College Dean and will play a key managerial role in the life of the Law College by participating in law school administration and annual budget planning, by representing the Law College in a vibrant university environment, by working collaboratively with MSU Libraries, and by creating and advocating a strategic library vision. Leadership skills, combined with intellectual acuity and a strong system of academic values, are key attributes of the Director. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated expertise in technology, a reputation among peers for leadership and outstanding professional achievement, as well as a strong commitment to supporting faculty research and the larger mission of the Law College and University.
The successful candidate’s qualifications will determine faculty status, including tenure eligibility and rank. Minimum qualifications include a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and a Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school. (Equivalent credentials and/or institutions are acceptable.)
Michigan State University is the nation’s premier land-grant university, established in 1855. The MSU College of Law, established in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and closely affiliated with MSU since 1996, will be fully integrated as a constituent MSU college as of July 1, 2020. More information about the Law College can be found at www.law.msu.edu.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from and nominations of women; persons of color; trans, non-binary and/or gender non-conforming persons; veterans; and persons with disabilities.