Law Librarian/Faculty Position
Law Librarian/Faculty Position
College of Law
Position Reports to (Position Title)
College of Law Dean and the Director of Law Library
Jacksonville University College of Law invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for one full-time, faculty Law Librarian to begin at the start of the 2024-2025 academic year. The College of Law employs a unified faculty model and welcomes applications from candidates with flexibility in teaching across the curriculum. Experience with the ABA accreditation process will be highly valued, as will appreciation and enthusiasm for the unique challenges and opportunities of building a new law school.
The successful candidate will hold a M.L.I.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited school and a J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school. The Law Librarian will report to the Dean and the Director of the Law Library. The position includes teaching responsibilities, and the College is open to candidates seeking tenure-track or non-tenure track appointment. The College of Law is a unitary track faculty, and all candidates must show a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and others whose background and life experiences contribute to the diversity of our faculty and the law school.
Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs with over 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The Jacksonville University College of Law is located in downtown Jacksonville, in a riverfront setting within easy reach of the Atlantic Ocean. Jacksonville is a vibrant, growing, and beautiful city with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation.
- Responsible for all aspects of the library including daily opening and closing, reference, collection development, cataloging, teaching and all other tasks necessary to support the program of legal education.
- Provides reference and research assistance to students, staff and faculty
- Teaches courses in the J.D. curriculum
- Participates in Law Library collection development
- Maintains proficiency in digital resources and emerging technologies that will further the law school mission
- Engages in onsite and offsite outreach efforts and professional development
- Participates in new student programs such as orientation sessions
- Other duties as assigned to support the program of legal education
- Strong information technology skills
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment
- Knowledge of legal electronic and print information resources
- Strong analytical and decision-making skills
- Ability to remain flexible and to adjust to change
- Strong service orientation
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours
- Experience teaching legal research and instructional services in a law library setting
- Familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards for e-resources
Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience
- M.L.I.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school
- J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school
- Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
- Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
- Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
- Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.
This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.
Applications and any questions should be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include a JU Application, cover letter, CV, and list of three references, should be submitted as soon as possible.