Research Librarian/Assistant Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Job Description
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Research Librarian/Assistant Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law [R0136630]
The Research Librarian / Assistant Professor is part of a team of lawyer-librarians who support student learning and faculty scholarship at the William S. Boyd School of Law and who otherwise contribute to the mission of the Law School in a variety of ways. All lawyer-librarians work closely with individual faculty members on scholarly research and interact with law students, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the public.
Members of the law library faculty are expected to engage in substantive research, participate in instructional and outreach activities, provide reference assistance to students and other visitors, and contribute to the many activities undertaken at the Law School. Research Librarians are supported in their work by law student research assistants employed by the Law Library. Over time and as interests and needs are assessed, librarians take responsibility for particular aspects of Library services. We encourage initiative and innovation among Library faculty and staff; we encourage independence in developing projects; and we expect professionals to contribute to the mission of the Law School and the Law Library on a variety of levels. The Law Library is committed to being inclusive and open and to supporting the success of all students.
This is a tenure-track Law Library faculty position.
The Wiener-Rogers Law Library is the largest law library in the state; it serves as a resource for the local and state bar and the general public. The Library’s collections are diverse and represent the interests of a faculty engaged in a wide range of scholarship and committed to service to the community and the profession. The Law Library’s special collections include a large documentary film collection (nearly 3000 titles) and the archives of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association. As the only research-level law library in the State of Nevada, the Law Library plays an important role in ensuring access to legal information throughout Nevada. We expect all Library faculty to be service-oriented, committed to diversity and inclusivity, interested in innovation, and eager to contribute to an active department that serves diverse communities.
The William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a public, state-supported law school, is the only law school in Nevada. The Law School offers day and evening J.D. programs to more than 400 students, as well as an LL.M in Gaming Law and Regulation. The law school is recognized nationally for its lawyering process program (ranked #1 in the country), the Saltman Center for Dispute Resolution, and its clinical programs.
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
This position requires a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a master’s degree in library or information science from a regionally accredited college or university; however, applicants who (i) have a JD degree and will complete the masters degree within a reasonable period of time, or (ii) are enrolled in joint degree programs and who will complete the degrees within six months from the date of hire, will also be considered. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
  • Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
  • Employee recognition and appreciation programs
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • UNLV athletics ticket discounts
  • Statewide employee purchase program discounts
  • RebelCard

    discounts on and off campus

  • Wellness programming

    for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost

  • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin May 15, 2023.
Materials should be addressed to Cindy Claus, Search Committee Co-Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
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Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
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