Director of the Grisham Law Library & Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Law


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Law Instruction (10000932)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Position Description

The University of Mississippi School of Law invites applicants and nominations for the position of Director of the Law Library and tenure-track or tenured Professor, Associate, or Assistant Professor.  The Law School is located in Oxford, Mississippi, on the campus of the University of Mississippi, an R-1, flagship state research university. Oxford is a vibrant town nestled in the hills of north Mississippi, with access to diverse natural, cultural, and recreational attractions.  The Law School has 39 full time faculty and 546 students.  The Law Library has a wealth of traditional resources, but also is technologically sophisticated.  The Law Library serves the needs of law faculty, students, as well as the members of the Bench and Bar of the State of Mississippi.


Responsibilities:  delivering law school and library information resources to the academic and legal community; administering library operations, planning, and budget; supervising library personnel; developing library collections; overseeing library web and computer resources; supporting faculty and student legal scholarship; collaborating closely with school leadership, other University of Mississippi libraries, and university administration to ensure alignment with institutional goals and priorities; directing first-year Legal Research Program; and teaching foundational and advanced legal research classes.


Salary:  commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Position Details

Appointment 12 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track 

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate from an ABA approved law school and MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited program; strong academic record; administrative experience; experience in an academic law library; commitment to teaching and research; demonstrated commitment to newly emerging library and information technologies; innovative vision regarding integration of developing technology into teaching and research; ability to work collaboratively within the library, the university community, and the state; leadership skills; supervisory skills; and, the ability to work effectively with others.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted at:  Combine the below documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.


Please include the following when prompted during the application process:
1.    A detailed CV (including a list of publications)
2.    A list of three references
3.    A cover letter 


Closing date:  review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date:  As soon as possible but no later than July 1, 2024.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi