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Director, Innovation for Access to Justice

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Director, Innovation for Access to Justice
Department Law Administration (3601)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law seeks a Director of Innovation for Access to Justice. The Director will build a program focused on developing innovative ways to improve access to justice using technology, design theory, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The candidate selected for the position should be an experienced self-starter with strong administrative and communication skills. This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

- Develop and teach innovation for access to justice class(es) for JD, MLS, and/or undergraduate students;
- Enhance the College’s ability to be a national leader in developing innovative ways to improve access to justice, including using technology, design theory, and interdisciplinary collaboration;
- Explore ways in which technology – including the internet, application development, and artificial intelligence – can lower the cost and expand access to legal information and services;
- Develop networks across the University to participate in the program;
- Work with stakeholders in the community and the courts;
- Identify access to justice issues and explore innovative methods to expand access;
-Other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

- Knowledge of access to justice issues in Tucson, in Arizona, and in the federal courts;
- Knowledge of the Tucson legal community;
- Knowledge of how the federal courts are administered, and of issues faced by unrepresented litigants;
- Knowledge of community and law school based access to justice programs nationwide;
- Ability to work across disciplines and to recognize what other disciplines can bring to the program;
- Ability to manage complex projects from beginning to end.

Minimum Qualifications

- JD degree from an ABA accredited law school;
- Minimum of five years of legal experience;
- Excellent judgment and communication skills;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to prioritize and juggle competing deadlines, and manage complex projects;
- Demonstrated interest in and commitment to improving access to justice;
- Law school teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience creating and designing new or unique law school courses;
- Time spent as a judicial law clerk.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22362
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 05/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Sally Rider

Open Date 01/29/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/08/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have aJD degree from an ABA accredited law school?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least minimum of five years of legal experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents