City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law is seeking an outstanding candidate to inaugurate a two-year Legal Research Teaching Fellowship within the Law Library, beginning no later than January 2020.
The purpose of the Legal Research Teaching Fellowship is to allow a law librarian at the beginning of their career to gain in-depth teaching and professional and experience by collaborating and teaching with experienced law library faculty in CUNY School of Law’s unique legal research program.
The School of Law’s legal research program is fully integrated throughout the curriculum and includes a required, 2-credit, letter-graded Legal Research course for first-year students, an Advanced Legal Research elective course, and frequent guest-lectures in upper-division doctrinal classes and clinics.
The Library Fellow will actively participate in the preparation of the legal research program and may be asked to create material/exercises for the program. The Fellow will initially observe teaching in the Legal Research course and will co-teach or teach sections of Legal Research and/or Advanced Legal Research course in subsequent semesters. The Fellow may be asked to support the Library in other areas of the library, including reference and faculty services as needed. The Fellow should expect to work in both the full and part time sections of the program, which includes evenings, and may include weekends as well.
CUNY School of Law is the number one public interest law school in the nation, and our mission is two-fold: we learn, teach, and practice law in the service of human needs and we transform law to include those it would otherwise exclude, marginalize, and oppress. The Legal Research Fellow will be integrated into the library faculty’s commitment to serving the law school community through teaching and reference services and will be encouraged to fully participate in the life of the law school.
CUNY Law School is centrally located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The law school has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood one subway stop from Manhattan, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.
J.D. and M.L.S. degrees are required for this position and both degrees must be completed by the candidate’s start date. Candidates who will have completed both of their degrees by the end of 2019 are encouraged to apply.
Preferred qualifications include:
0 – 2 years of law library experience
Excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
Legal practice experience
Experience with the “flipped classroom” model and/or experiential learning techniques and methods.
Experience with administration and use of various forms of course management systems or other technology that assists communication in the classroom.
The salary range for this position is $75,000 – $85,000 a year, depending on qualifications and experience. This position will also carry health and other benefits as determined by the classification of the position within CUNY guidelines (e.g., health insurance, annual leave and sick leave). The two-year position is non-renewable.
HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, along with a CV/resume to the Human Resources Department at CUNY Law at: email@example.com with the subject line: Law Library Fellow. Questions about the position can also be directed to the email listed above.
Candidates invited for an interview will need to provide transcripts showing completion of degree and list of references at that time. Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
About City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
CUNY School of Law is the nation’s #1 public interest law school; its dual mission to practice law in the service of human needs and transform the teaching, learning, and practice of law to include those it has excluded, marginalized, and oppressed make it a singular institution. As the only publicly funded law school in New York City, CUNY Law increases access to excellent legal training through this mission.
CUNY Law is built on a tradition of radical lawyering: movements for social change are built with leadership and collaboration from the people and communities who have experienced injustice. The law school’s #1 ranking in diversity of the faculty and student body is an example of how its mission is realized through intentional recruitment and its status as a top-three clinical education program is a manifestation of CUNY Law’s commitment to partnering with local and grassroots organizations in the field. The CUNY Law community is one of activists, organizers, scholars, and advocates that stand united in the belief that only when the world can see the full range of human experience reflected and represented in the law will we have justice for everyone.