AALS Seeks Deputy Director

AALS is seeking a tenured member of the faculty (or an emeritus faculty member) at an AALS member school to serve as Deputy Director, beginning in the summer of 2022. This is a mostly remote position with occasional travel to Washington, DC and conference locations.

The critical qualities for the Deputy Director role are thoughtfulness, good judgment, collegiality, appreciation of excellence in teaching and in scholarship, and a dedication to sustained and careful work. Some administrative experience is preferred. The Deputy Director should have the flexibility and vision to deal with unexpected problems and to act creatively to solve problems.

The Deputy Director staffs several of the association’s key committees including the Committee on Scholarly Papers and handles special projects that are aimed at improving the services of the AALS. The Deputy Director will join a staff of 25 as well as work with numerous faculty volunteers.

Some travel is required in the Deputy Director role, including approximately one week at the annual meeting in early January and two Executive Committee meetings held in Washington, DC.

The position is less than full-time, although more than half-time, depending on an individual’s circumstances. Service would be for one year, with the goal of extending to two years. The position would be well-suited for someone looking to become more familiar with national matters related to legal education or considering a transition to an administrative role.

Interested faculty should write to Judith Areen, AALS Executive Director, via email at [email protected] describing your interest in the role and the qualifications you would bring to it, together with a biographical statement and a list of at least two references with the knowledge to assess your qualifications for the Deputy Director role.

Your recommendations of colleagues whom you believe would be excellent Deputy Directors would be very much appreciated as well. These can be sent as informal messages.