Law Research Librarian

Faculty Posting Date: September 13, 2021

To Apply:

The Duquesne Center of Legal Information (DCLI) invites applications to fill up a Research Librarian position to provide research support in all areas of law to faculty, students, and others, through regular hours interacting with the patrons, zoom, email, chat, and by phone. Responsibilities also include: training law students and others in the use of legal materials and databases through extensive classroom teaching and one-on-one instruction; providing in-depth research assistance and in-class research instruction for faculty as requested. The incumbent will be eligible for library faculty member status, and also share departmental administrative responsibilities with other librarians, such as training the pool of faculty student RAs, implementing and maintaining various platforms from which users access law library resources, such as the library management system, discovery layers, resource sharing platforms, institutional repository, and online research databases. The incumbent will also coordinate access to digital resources and collections in collaboration and coordination with main campus library, law IT, and vendors; investigate and implement new law library technologies and systems to support the DCLI library services and collections; and develop web page content, including resource guides and other instructional content.

COVID-19 Condition of Employment:

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees -full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty-to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.


Minimum Qualifications

  • JD from accredited institutions (completed by the start date);
  • MLS or other Master's Degree
  • Experience with use of legal and non-legal research tools;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A strong service orientation and organizational skills; and
  • A high level understanding of digital information systems and software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with teaching or instruction;
  • Familiarity with library circulation best practices; and
  • Familiarity with coding.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting our Mission Statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three confidential references to Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their teaching/scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community.

Questions may be directed by email to Dana Neacsu at Review of candidates will begin on receipt of applications and continue until the position is filled.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.