Assistant Professor of Law (Faculty Announcement) Florida A&M #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Assistant Professor (College of Law)

Institution: Florida A&M University
Location: Tallahassee, FL
  • Faculty – Law and Legal Studies
Posted: 10/10/2014
Application Due: 10/31/2014
Type: Full Time
TITLE: Assistant Professor
POSITION NUMBER: 19259 (Faculty)
LOCATION: College of Law
DEADLINE DATE: 10/31/2014

Florida A&M University College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the Assistant Professor level starting in the 2015-2016 academic year. We anticipate filling more than one position. The College has a number of curricular needs, including but not limited to Intellectual Property, Business and Commercial, Environmental, and International Law. Ideally, applicants should have teaching experience at the law school level, academic records denoting excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarship and research.

Located in beautiful and sunny downtown Orlando – one of the most highly sought venues in the south-eastern United States – the College is housed in a 160,000 square foot, state of the art facility. It has a current enrollment of over 450 full and part-time students. The student body ranks as one of the most diverse in the nation. The College of Law boasts a diverse faculty composed of thoughtful and productive scholars from nearly every walk of legal life, including diplomatic, military, and government service, large and small private law practice, international organizations, and the judiciary. Increasing the number of minority lawyers in Florida able to practice law upon passing the bar is central to the reconstituted College’s mission. Strategically situated in the heart of Orlando’s thriving downtown business community, the College lies within walking distance of federal and state courts, major law firms, art galleries and important civic arenas.

Minimum Qualifications: Successful applicants must possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Preference will be given to candidates with strong post-law school experience as instructors at the college, university and law school levels; in the practice of law; and as judicial law clerks at the federal and state levels.

TO APPLY: Applicant should submit the following: (1) Cover letter that explains suitability for the position, (2) a FAMU employment application (go to, (3) a current curriculum vitae, (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.


Application Information

Contact: Brandice Koonce, Edna Knight, Krystal Barnes or Latisha Johnson
Florida A&M University
Phone: 850-599-3611
Online App. Form:

Reference Librarian (Faculty Announcement) NCCU School of Law


(Durham, North Carolina)

This is an EPA (exempt from the state personnel act) position.

The person in this position will serve as a member of the team of reference librarians that provide research and instructional services to the law school faculty, students and staff. Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching in the first year legal research and writing program, participating in the library faculty liaison program; preparing research bibliographies, user guides and other research aids; participating in the selection of information resources; providing reference and research assistance to faculty, students, staff, the local bar and the public; developing and marketing outreach initiatives to educate faculty and students about library services. S/he will also develop and coordinate initiatives and programs to support faculty research, including monitoring the quality, effectiveness and timeliness of reference assistance provided to faculty and recommending, as needed, steps to improve service; managing all aspects of the faculty research assistants program; developing and coordinating training for faculty on the use of databases and library resources; developing and maintaining methods for receiving, distributing and tracking faculty reference questions; engaging the faculty through individualized services and group activities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the university’s mission; aptitude to excel in the general practice of law librarianship; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent research and analytical skills and reasoned judgment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Training and Experience:
This position requires a Juris doctor degree from an ABA approved law school and an MLS from and ALA accredited institution; a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys; excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, a familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats and a minimum of two years teaching/training experience.

Application Procedure:

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references. This search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Collection Management Librarian (Job Announcement) NCCU School of Law


(Durham, North Carolina)

This is an EPA (exempt from the state personnel act) position.

The collection management librarian reports to the law librarian for access and technical services and works closely with the school library. S/he will coordinate the updating of print and microfilm/microfiche materials; coordinate the process of getting newly purchased items properly shelved and maintain a regular shelf count to aid in keeping inventory. S/he is responsible for knowing when a shift of the collection is necessary to accommodate growth and for coordinating any such shift, including keeping track of necessary signage changes and maintenance of statistics of all coordinated work. Position requires management of the work of support staff, service at the circulation desk and evening and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the missions of the university, law school and law library; excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities are essential. Candidate must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, lift, finger pages and carry out repetitive motions associated with the maintenance of library stacks.Training and Experience:

Candidate must have an MLS or MSLS from an ALA accredited institution, previous experience working with the public and two or more years of supervisory experience. Candidate must have experience in providing quality customer service, familiarity with issues and trends in access and delivery services, experience managing a large library collection and experience using an integrated library system.