Number of Vacancies: 1
Area of Consideration: Open To Public
Position Status: Full-Time, Regular
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/2A
Salary Range: $107,431- $132,735
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Brief Description of Duties
The Associate Dean of the Law Library and IT is a core member of the Law School’s senior leadership team and a member of the faculty who will have the opportunity to shape the future of this vibrant and thriving organization by leading the library’s efforts. The Associate Dean ensures broad and deep support of the research, educational, informational and technological needs of faculty, students, and staff.
This position has faculty status and is entitled to the privileges and responsibilities of other members of the faculty of the Law School. The candidate must have significant law library administrative experience, be committed to service, and demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience teaching legal research skills and/or current and emerging technologies that impact law libraries, legal education, and law practice is essential. Experience teaching full semester law courses for credit is preferred
The Academic Dean of Law Library & IT Services will promote a positive work environment, fostering collaborative and collegial work relationships between a dynamic mixture of promising new professional staff and faculty, intermixed with experienced staff and faculty.
This leader will be expected to think strategically, to innovate, and to successfully move the law library and IT services in the Law School progressively forward in the rapidly changing environment of legal education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Is responsible for the planning and overall administration of the law library and law IT department, including short- and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, hiring, management and development of library staff, collection development and management, and overseeing and enhancing Law School technology.
- Ensures the law library is organized and managed in an efficient and productive manner and models a collaborative and collegial culture.
- Promotes and creates professional development opportunities for library staff, particularly around technology, project management and communication.
- Maintains and enhances the collection development policy for the law library to ensure a collection of print and digital resources that support the educational and scholarly needs of the Law School and ensures compliance with ABA Standards.
- Ensures an outstanding, broadly conceived approach to research and scholarly services, keeping in mind faculty, students, staff, and departmental needs.
- Oversees the Legal Research curriculum in collaboration with reference librarians and faculty.
- Directs workflows related to data collection, prepares reports and other materials related to law library and law IT services for the Law School Dean, the University, the American Bar Association, the DC Council, U.S. News and World Reports, IPEDS, and other entities as needed.
- Develops short- and long-term law library budget and personnel needs assessments and ensures library and IT spending is in conformance with budget limitations.
- Represents UDC Law at meetings and functions, both internally and externally. External events might include those hosted by local bar associations and other organizations, and at the national level by the ABA, AALL, AALS, LLSDC, and others. In the Law School Dean's absence, may be charged with making administrative decisions.
- Serves on Law School and University committees and tasks forces as appointed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited law school in the United States
- Master’s of Library Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited school.
- Minimum of five years of increasing professional responsibility in an academic law library setting, or other equivalent experience.
- Minimum of two years of experience teaching legal research and providing training on learning and practice technologies.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/ .