Assistant/Associate Director


The Kresge Law Library at the Notre Dame Law School is hiring for an assistant/associate director position. This faculty position is designed for someone with ambition and drive to become a law library director.


  • Supervise four research/reference librarians.
  • Review and refine operational policies for the law library.
  • Oversee strategic planning for the law library in line with law school and university priorities.
  • Manage budgets.
  • Teach one or more sections of the first-year introductory legal research course and a topical/advanced legal research course based on the successful candidate’s expertise and interests.
  • Participate in the faculty liaison program.
  • Provide research service to the faculty and students of the law school, the University community, and the public.
  • Participate in the activities of professional organizations.


The salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 20 vacation days, and approximately 14 paid holidays; retirement options; tuition benefits for dependents; and access to University events. The Law Library pays for individual membership in the American Association of Law Libraries and provides liberal support for appropriate conferences and workshops. The Law Library will also pay annual license/registration fees for one state bar and relocation expenses. The anticipated start date is summer 2020. This is a full-time 36-month faculty appointment with a presumptively renewable contract.


Essential Qualifications:

  • JD from an ABA-accredited institution (or equivalent degree) and an MLIS from an ALA‑accredited institution (or equivalent degree).
  • Three or more years of experience supervising staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience with project management and the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of legal materials, research methodology, and current trends in the legal profession and law libraries.
  • Demonstrated awareness of current technology trends in the legal profession and law libraries.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end-user needs.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and eagerness to propose new projects and workflows.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with or interest in the effective integration of new technologies in teaching and learning.
  • Collaborative nature and interest in working with parties from multiple disciplines and promoting the law library’s instructional programs