March 15, 2012
Opening: Research Librarian/Foreign and International Law Specialist, Notre Dame
Research Librarian/Foreign and International Law Specialist: The Kresge Law Library of the Notre Dame Law School is seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented individual to join its research team. The Kresge Law Library is an integral part of the Notre Dame Law School and offers exceptional opportunities for developing professional skills and contributing to the educational mission of the Law School.
Qualifications: Friendly, talented, self-motivated individual with M.L.S. and J.D. from accredited schools. (Significant law library experience or a foreign law degree may be considered in lieu of a J.D.) Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using print and electronic resources. Experience providing reference service in foreign and international law. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff. Classroom teaching experience is desirable. Working knowledge or fluency in one or more foreign languages would be a plus.
Duties: Provide research service to the faculty and students of the law school and assume primary responsibility for research service in the areas of international and foreign law. Assist in collection development for international and foreign law materials. Participate as an instructor in the first-year legal research course and/or an FCIL course. Provide additional instruction in foreign and international law for upper-level students.
Environment: The recently renovated Kresge Law Library supports a national law school serving approximately 550 students and 50 full-time faculty. The experienced staff of 27 includes nine librarians — with four librarians and one library specialist in the Research Department. As members of the Law School faculty, librarians are welcome participants on many Law School and University committees.
Notre Dame Law School offers distinctive strengths in international legal studies through its Program of Study in Global Law, which includes the Program on Law and Human Development and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Study abroad programs are available through the Notre Dame London Law Center, Bocconi University in Milan, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
Compensation: The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Notre Dame offers a generous benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, 20 vacation days, approximately 13 paid holidays, retirement options, tuition benefits for dependents, and access to University events. The Kresge Law Library underwrites individual membership in the American Association of Law Libraries and provides liberal support for appropriate conferences and workshops.
Available: While the position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified, applications received by April 15th will be assured consideration.
To Apply: Email applications are encouraged. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Ed Edmonds, Associate Dean for Library & Information Technology (edmonds.7(at)nd.edu).
Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.