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Executive Director

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: School of Law
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Position Number: 10-464
Open Date: November 28, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/58199


The Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education at Duquesne University School of Law was established in 2017 to advance the fair administration of justice by developing and delivering high quality continuing judicial education courses to the Commonwealth's trial and appellate judges and by providing them with educational resources and additional learning opportunities. The Center is housed at Duquesne University School of Law. It partners with the Pennsylvania Judiciary and works collaboratively with others dedicated to advancing the fair administration of justice through judicial education. Reporting to the Dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, the Executive Director will oversee these initiatives.

The Center was established through a generous gift by an alumnus of Duquesne University School of Law, Thomas R. Kline.


  • Plans, develops, and implements continuing judicial education courses in discrete areas of law.
  • Works collaboratively and in coordination with the Judicial Education Department of the Administrative Office Pennsylvania Courts in its development and delivery of 4 credits of mandatory continuing judicial education pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding
  • Oversees outreach to, and engagement with, those involved, or interested, in judicial education efforts, including, as appropriate, the judiciary, representatives of law schools, organizers of educational conferences, universities, academies, committees, and other persons and entities involved with the development and delivery of judicial education.
  • Works in coordination with the Center's Jurist-in-Residence.
  • Develops resources for judges in topical areas identified through needs assessments.
  • Develops and successfully implements a strategic plan and related activities for the Center.
  • Establishes an on-line repository for continuing judicial education resources.
  • Develops, oversees, and manages the Center's budget.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Dean of the Law School.


This appointment requires an advanced degree in law, adult education, social sciences or closely related field of study from an accredited institution of higher education and several years of progressively responsible and related experience. A Juris Doctorate degree or Ph.D. is preferred, or any combination of experience or training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Minimum seven years of progressively responsible experience in the development and delivery of continuing judicial education.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience with the administrative side of developing and delivering continuing judicial education, including logistics for in-person courses and online presentations and the overall planning, development and delivery of adult educational events.
  • A demonstrated capacity to lead and support boards, committees, and collaborative activities.
  • A record of accomplishment and success leading organizational initiatives and educational outreaches.
  • Experience with the technological aspects of simulcasting continuing judicial education courses and delivering courses online.
  • Experience in curriculum development and curriculum-based planning.
  • Experience leading projects with structured timelines.
  • Experience executing large event logistics.
  • Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and to the Mission of Duquesne University specifically.


Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of interest, a complete current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted until the final stages of the selection process. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application documents to http://apply.interfolio.com/58199.

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 (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/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 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.