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Reference Number 56-30833 Posted Job Title ASSOC DIRECTOR FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS School Name Law School Org Biddle Law Library Posted to the Web 01/18/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 028 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.


The Associate Director for Educational Programs is responsible for designing, overseeing, and teaching, along with other librarians, the Law School’s for-credit legal research courses and the Biddle Law Library’s extensive research instruction offerings. These programs include research instruction in the first year Legal Practice Skills course, the LLM Legal Research and Writing course, Advanced Legal Research, the Master in Law online legal research course, instructional support for seminars, student journal activities, and the library’s own informal non-credit research instruction offerings. Responsibilities include designing the curriculum for the various credit and non-credit instruction programs, evaluating the success of existing instruction, overseeing the teaching provided by other librarians, and promoting instructional programs to both the faculty and students. The Associate Director of Educational Programs will work with other law school departments to identify the instructional needs of the law school’s various programs, including the Center on Professionalism, the Graduate Program, and the Legal Programs Department. The Associate Director serves as a member of the senior management team advising the director of the library, participates on library committees and in other activities that advance the library’s mission and promote the role of the law library within the Law School, and provides reference support to a select number of faculty. The Associate Director reports directly to the Associate Dean for Biddle Law Library.


Highly advanced professional discipline. JD and MLS degrees required and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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    Posted: 6/5/2019
    Application Due: 6/30/2019
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