Research Law Librarian Brigham Young University

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Job Classification: CFS Professional

Posting close date: 2/15/2024

Start date of this position: 6/1/2024

Required Degree: JD from an ABA-accredited law school; required degree must be completed by the start date.

Preferred Additional Degree: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
The Howard W. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University is seeking applicants for a law library faculty position (continuing faculty status professional track) to begin by Fall Semester 2024.

Experience: A successful applicant must have a JD degree (with an MLS or equivalent preferred), a strong academic background, and significant experience conducting in-depth legal research. Candidates must also have an aptitude for working with and learning new technology, excellent problem-solving skills, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, a deep commitment to providing excellent service, and a proven ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team. While not required, the BYU Law Library is seeking candidates who have experience and/or interest in developing expertise in foreign, comparative, and international law (including reading knowledge and comprehension of at least one foreign language). Other preferred areas of expertise or interest include tax law; quantitative research; and/or data science.

Duties/Expectations: While the exact contours of the position will depend on the expertise, experience, and aptitude of the successful candidate, areas of responsibility will include the following: (1) faculty research support; (2) legal research instruction; (3) reference assistance for faculty, students, and members of the public; (4) library collection development for both print and electronic resources; and (5) personal research and scholarship that are an outgrowth of the librarian¿s responsibilities. The Law Library is especially interested in a candidate to assume responsibility for foreign, comparative, and international law research and collection development. BYU Law Library faculty members typically work onsite to better fulfill our strategic objectives.

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application – Please attach your Mission Alignment Statement (full-time faculty only), updated Curriculum Vitae, and cover letter to the faculty application.

Mission Alignment Statement: BYU is committed to hiring faculty members who enthusiastically embrace and energetically advance its unique mission. To this end, please include a one-page mission alignment statement as part of your application that addresses how you might, as a BYU faculty member: (1) live a life of loyalty to Jesus Christ and His restored Church and align yourself with doctrines and teachings declared by living prophets, seers, and revelators; (2) demonstrate intentionality in building faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of His restored gospel among students and others in the BYU community; and (3) teach your subject matter with the Spirit of God and strive to keep it “bathed in the light and color of the restored gospel”(Spencer W. Kimball).

Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints include a one-page mission alignment statement that describes understanding of and commitment to the Mission of Brigham Young University and the AIMS of a BYU Education (


Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.