Founded in 1911, as an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian institution, Southwestern Law School has long been at the forefront of legal education. We offer a competitive salary along with comprehensive benefits for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children, including medical, dental, vision, Group Life/AD&D, LTD, flexible spending accounts, TIAA-CREF pension plan, vacation and sick leave.
Following is a list of current job openings. Unless otherwise indicated, applicants may apply for positions by sending a cover letter, resume and salary history to individuals or email addresses indicated in the position opening.
Southwestern is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
Current Employment Opportunities (as of 5/1/13)
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE LAW LIBRARY
The Leigh H. Taylor Law Library at Southwestern Law School has an opening for an experienced individual to work with the Associate Dean for Library Services to provide high-quality library research and information services to faculty, students and alumni. The Assistant/Associate Director will participate in strategic long term planning for the library, and will develop, implement and assess new instructional and outreach activities. The position provides leadership and manages the librarians, support staff and student workers who provide reference, circulation, access and interlibrary loan services to library patrons. He or she participates in the reference rotation and, along with the Associate Dean and Reference Librarians, teaches multiple sections of the research component of the first-year Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills course. An Advanced Legal Research course is envisioned.
- J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from accredited institutions.
- Substantial law library public service experience with at least 5 years in a managerial and supervisory capacity.
- At least 3 years’ experience in teaching legal research.
- Must have a service-oriented approach to working with all library and law school constituencies;
- A strong knowledge and interest in research and educational technologies; and
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Please submit a letter of interest, a detailed CV listing qualifications and experience, the names and contact information for at least three professional references, and salary history. Materials should be sent to the Law Library Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT SERVICES ASSISTANT
Southwestern Law School announces an exciting opportunity in its Career Services Office. The Student Services Assistant is an entry-level position which provides experience and training in a diverse number of administrative and operational responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be a versatile self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully and creatively while interacting with a variety of constituencies.
The Student Services Assistant will provide general administrative assistance including but not limited to:
- Document processing;
- Database management;
- Telephone and reception management;
- Event coordination; and
- Graphic design/desktop publishing.
The Student Services Assistant is a critical member of the Career Services team. The office provides career planning and counseling services for students and alumni and is involved with marketing the law school and its students to legal employers. The staff conducts a variety of workshops, hosts seminars, reviews resumes, and facilitates mock interviews for enrolled students; maintains contact with legal employers; and actively participates in professional legal associations. Career Services also coordinates On Campus Interview Programs (OCIP) in the fall and spring as well as maintains job listing files and a career resource library.
Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student, academic or administrative services. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, service, and verbal/written communication skills; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher).
For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com.