Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
The University of Washington invites applications for a full-time position of Associate Dean Gallagher Law Library and Information Systems. The Gallagher Law Library is one of the largest law libraries west of the Mississippi and has a vital Law Librarianship program. The Associate Dean supports the research and teaching missions of the school. The Gallagher Law Library provides law students with the ideal environment to nurture their legal education and offers first-class support for academic research and scholarship.
The Associate Dean will hold a faculty position at the level of a Teaching Professor. Teaching Professor at the University of Washington is on a non-tenure eligible track. Faculty teaching and decanal administrative duties are negotiable based on interest and experience.
The Associate Dean will work with school leadership, librarians, and law staff to align strategic priorities of the law library with the school priorities. They will create a forward-looking vision for the library and implement strategic priorities and vision. The Associate Dean will utilize social media and online education to support the law school's program of legal education. This role will maintain all financial, operations and contractual duties for the library. In addition, the Associate Dean manages the Information Technology group for the school.
The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean, the administration, faculty members, and library staff to develop and implement comprehensive library services that support scholarly research and the law curriculum, including the teaching of legal research. Duties will also include the following:
- Work with leadership and law librarians to implement strategic priorities of the law library
- Prioritization of needs and services to best serve our community
- Address cultural and moral challenges
- Conduct and create a sustainable workforce plan and strategy
- Day-to-day management of the librarians, including setting appropriate goals and performance metrics, and working with Academic Human Resources and Human Resources to adhere/ update law librarian personnel code
- Maintain financial, operational, and contractual duties held by the Associate Dean
- Oversee the School of Law Technology Services team and assist with the modernization of instructional technology
- Conduct tech needs assessment and prioritize tech modernization and systems development
- Work in collaboration with the UW iSchool on the Law Librarianship program
- Will be expected to keep current on the latest trends in library management and technology, and translate those trends into a coherent long-term strategic plan for the library
This is a 9-month faculty appointment. The base salary range for this position will be $13,000 - $15,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. The administrative appointment includes additional compensation and may include service during part of the summer. The anticipated start date is September 2023. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
The University of Washington School of Law holds to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Multi-culturalism, and Anti-racism as fundamental values. This work is an ongoing effort engaging the entire UW Law community. Candidates are encouraged to examine our Diversity web page and review the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Multi-culturalism, and Anti-Racism see https://www.law.uw.edu/about/diversity.
- A J.D and a graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree, or foreign equivalent.
- A minimum of three years of experience in law library administration, including experience with budget and personnel matters.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment.
- Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of the research, teaching, and educational needs of a highly productive faculty and diverse student body.
- A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)
- Diversity Statement - this should include a statement of past and planned contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University's Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member's academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.