Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian UC Law SF San Francisco, CA

Full Job Description


Law Library

Classification: Level AL1 / Class Code 9100 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited / Represented

Anticipated hiring range$78,000 – $92,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience


The UC Law SF Library seeks a talented and enthusiastic law librarian for the position of Foreign, Comparative, and International Law (FCIL) Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Library Deputy Director, the FCIL Librarian provides legal reference, research and instructional services to the UC Law SF community. In addition, the FCIL Librarian provides specialized research support in the areas of foreign, comparative, and international law. The position is responsible for coordinating all library training and outreach related to foreign, comparative and international law, and developing the law library’s collection in foreign, comparative, and international law materials.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides sophisticated research and reference assistance to UC Law SF students and faculty, as well as other users of the law library;
  • Provides legal research instruction to UC Law SF students and faculty via workshops, guest lectures, and video tutorials;
  • Co-teaches for-credit asynchronous and synchronous research courses in the law school curriculum;
  • Participates in the library’s faculty liaison program by providing in-depth research assistance to assigned faculty and their RAs, attending faculty workshop presentations, and making acquisition recommendations on the faculty’s behalf;
  • Prepares and maintains online legal research guides, video tutorials, and library aids;
  • Assists in development of online courses or teaching materials on Canvas or other platforms, including by assisting faculty with the creation discussion forums, quizzes, videos and PPTs for online learning classes;
  • Participates in collection development in all formats, with a focus on foreign, comparative, and international law;
  • Assists in the evaluation and weeding of the library’s collections;
  • Contributes to the library’s strategic initiatives and participates in the planning and implementation of new library programs and procedures;
  • Maintains an active interest in the profession of librarianship by attending seminars and conferences, and monitoring professional publications;
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships across College departments;
  • Participates in the life of the law school by attending events and volunteering for projects and committees;
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited program, or sufficient graduate-level coursework toward such a degree, such that the degree will be attained within 6 months of appointment;
  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an academic law library.


  • Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources;
  • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies;
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages desirable;
  • Knowledge of materials and research methods in non-law disciplines desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and ability to propose new projects and workflows.


Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For Your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (a defined benefit plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For Your Work/Life Balance

  • Fifteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program


Please note: This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The position is open until filled.

The skills listed above are comprehensive, and we understand there are great candidates who possess only a subset of those skills, or who have other important skills. If you match some of these skills, please do not hesitate to apply.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UC Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.