The Duquesne University School of Law invites innovative and mission-focused individuals to apply for its Director of Law Library Services position. Duquesne seeks candidates who have the energy, vision, and leadership to advance the development of all aspects of library operations for both the Center for Legal Information (the Law School's library) and the Allegheny County Law Library (per agreement with Allegheny County). This position will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to guide both libraries in their efforts to reimagine the role of the 21st century law library, and further the mission of serving the Law School and wider community.
The Director will hold a law faculty appointment with security of faculty position in accordance with ABA standards. The Director's faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with his or her experience and qualifications. This is a 12-month law faculty position reporting to the Dean of the School of Law.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees all operations for both the Law School and County law libraries;
Engages in strategic planning and innovation to ensure the libraries are providing quality services for their varied constituencies;
Directs collection assessment and development at the two libraries to support the curricular and scholarly needs of the Law School community, and the corresponding needs of the county bench, bar and general public;
Works with the Dean, associate deans, and law faculty to identify, develop, and assess the library's role in the School's program of legal education and in meeting faculty scholarship and research needs;
Supports the Law School administration in data collection and retention to assist in maintaining compliance with accreditation standards;
Works with the Director of Business & Administration to develop budgetary goals and administer financial resources appropriately;
Teaches law courses through in-person, online, and hybrid modalities;
Maintains a well-equipped law library space to support the learning, research, and interactive engagement needs of the Law School community;
Develops services to assist faculty and the administration in increasing scholarly impact and productivity at the Law School;
Works with the County leadership, and the Law School and University administration to negotiate, implement, and administer the management agreement of the Allegheny County Law Library (a private-public partnership that has been in place since 1999);
Participates in activities related to faculty governance, scholarly research, and professional service. as required for appointed rank and established by the faculty handbook.
A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program are required.
Five or more years of experience in an academic law library.
Demonstrated leadership experience, including guiding strategic planning initiatives, and overseeing the management of budget and personnel.
Commitment to and record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Knowledge of best practices as well as current trends and innovations in academic and public law library administration.
Comprehensive knowledge of commonly used electronic and legal information resources; as well as understanding and interest in emergent technologies including but not limited to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Teaching experience in a traditional classroom and online settings (asynchronous and/or synchronous).
Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to represent the libraries to multiple stakeholders from diverse environments.
Record of scholarly activity and/or professional service, including presentations, publications, and service to professional organizations.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals that enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC.
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our University and its Spiritan heritage by visiting our Mission Statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/85704. The letter of intent should include comments on the ability to teach in flexible environments, including online, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Applicants with questions about the position may contact Rona Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.