University of Illinois Chicago School of Law – Associate Director for Public Services and Assistant Professor of Law

Employer Name: University of Illinois Chicago – School of Law

Position Title: Associate Director for Public Services and Assistant Professor of Law – UIC Law


Position Description
Associate Director for Public Services and Assistant Professor of Law – UIC Law

Hiring Department: UIC Law

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1019485

Posting Close Date: 9/17/2023

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law’s Louis L. Biro Law Library seeks an Associate Director for Public Services to direct its librarians and paraprofessional staff in providing excellent services to students, faculty, and other patrons of the Law Library. The Associate Director oversees the Law Library’s reference, research, and instructional services and access services, including general circulation functions and interlibrary loan.

The Associate Director is a tenure-track position within the Law School faculty, and the Law School’s Promotion & Tenure Norms, available at, apply to the position. The Associate Director reports to the Associate Dean of the Law Library & Information Services. Law Library job duties include, but are not limited to:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategic direction for the law library’s reference, research, and access services and ensure the effective delivery of innovative services.
  • Manage the law library’s day-to-day public services operations.
  • Manage and develop the law library’s dual-degreed law librarians and its access/circulation services staff.
  • Provide some direct reference and research services to patrons of the law library and prepare and update research guides, FAQs, video tutorials, and other information for patrons.
  • Conduct live and remote research instruction sessions and consultations for law school classes, individual patrons, and groups of patrons.
  • Teach courses in the Law School curriculum as needed, including Advanced Legal Research and courses in the Lawyering Skills (legal writing) curriculum
  • Participate in law library collection development and in the development of the law library budget.
  • Serve on law library, law school, and university library committees.
  • Engage with professional organizations in the field of law librarianship.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or its foreign equivalent
  • J.D. from American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
  • A minimum of 3 years working in an academic library
  • Proficiency with legal research platforms and office software/technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working in a law library
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

The salary range is $$90,000 to $120,000.

For fullest consideration, apply online by the listed closing date. Include (upload) a .pdf copy of your letter of intent, current CV/resume, and the names of 3 references.

The University of Illinois Chicago and the State of Illinois offer competitive wages, benefit programs, and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and University retirement plans. Detailed information on specific employee benefits may be found on the Benefits website.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit here.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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