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Duties: Penn Law is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools. The School offers a unique approach, incorporating cross-disciplinary legal education and a distinctly collaborative environment to enrich student learning and scholarly depth and breadth. The resulting intellectual opportunities and renowned internal culture of collegiality bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.

The Associate Dean and Director of the Biddle Law Library is the principal architect of the Library's engagement within and throughout this rich scholarly learning community. The Associate Dean and Director serves as the Biddle Law Library's chief administrative officer, ensuring broad and deep support of the research, educational, and information needs of the faculty, students, and staff at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Penn Law has a full-time faculty of 65, approximately 750 JD students, 115 LLM students, SJD candidates, and a growing number of students in the Master in Law program. The library staff includes 14 professional librarians (including the director), 14 support staff members, the library's business administrator, and an empirical research fellow. The library has a very strong collection that strategically blends digital and print materials.

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Qualifications: Candidates will ideally have a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school alongside a graduate degree in library science and/or substantial experience in library administration, and 5 - 7 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to manage a complex organization, including planning, goal-setting, budget and financial management, and supervisory and human relations skills; an understanding of the innovative and enhanced role law libraries play in legal education; a history of outstanding service to all parts of a law school; the ability to work in a collaborative environmental that fosters cross-departmental endeavors to advance the goals of the law school. We seek candidates with a strong understanding of the academic publishing environment and its challenges, as well as demonstrated expertise in information technology. We prefer candidates with experience building and delivering courses and strong records as teachers.

Reference Number: 56-30344

Salary Grade: UNG

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Biddle Law Library

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Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival




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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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