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Director of Law, Science, and Innovation
Arizona State University
College of Law
Campus: Tempe
Requisition Id# 8778BR

Salary Range:
$70,000 – $85,000 per year; DOE

Close Date:
November 3, 2014, is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered every two weeks until the search is closed.

Job Description:
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University seeks a dynamic, proactive and highly-motivated individual to direct the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, the nation’s oldest and largest academic Center addressing the intersection of law with science and technology. Working at the cutting edge of emerging technology fields such as genomics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, psychology, sustainability, intellectual property, public health and forensic sciences, the Center strives to anticipate and engage the legal, policy and ethical issues raised by new scientific and technological developments, to stimulate dialogue between legal and scientific experts, and to advance the legal system’s sound treatment, management, and accommodation of science and technology. Working under the direction of the Executive Director of the Center, who is a tenured member of the Law School faculty, the Director will be responsible for leading and further expanding the Center’s innovative approach to instruction, scholarship, and policy engagement. This position will report directly to the Dean of the College of Law and specific responsibilities will include: organizing conferences, arranging for guest speakers and/or series speakers, budget review, joint endeavors with other University units, liaising with potentially interested partners and stakeholders, grant writing, student mentoring, and assisting with scholarly research and writing.

Essential Duties:
• Plan, direct and review the activities and operations of the Center;
• Develop, direct and oversee the development and evaluation of Center programs and projects;
• Lead the planning and organization of conferences, workshops, colloquia, and speaker events;
• Confer and assist with the development of long- and short-range goals for the Center;
• Develop objectives and activities based on Center goals;
• Identify and pursue new opportunities for enhancing the role and reputation of the Center in issues at the intersection of law with science and technology innovation;
• Develop, maintain and implement Center policies and procedures;
• Supervise Center staff and student volunteers;
• Identify and assist in the application for grants and other fundraising opportunities;
• Prepare and manage the Center’s annual budget;
• Represent the College of Law and the Center and serve on various standing and ad hoc committees;
• Serve as representative of the University at state, regional and national meetings, conferences, organizations, boards, councils and committees as assigned;
• Interact and communicate with the Center faculty, external advisory board members, and other parties interested in the Center and its activities;
• Participate in preparing reports on and proceedings of conferences or symposia;

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND eight (8) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Twelve (12) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
• Evidence of a Juris Doctorate
• Demonstrated knowledge of a higher education, academic environment.
• Experience in research and research writing.
• Experience in training in the sciences, law or other relevant field.
• Experience in coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
• Experience in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff.
• Experience in budget preparation and forecasting.
• Experience in providing leadership in a collaborative environment.
• Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
• Evidence of effective verbal and written communication.

Working Environment:
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%) Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15%) Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.

Department Statement:
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country. Currently ranked No. 31 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, the College has moved up further and faster in national rankings than nearly any other law school. The College is the preeminent law school in metropolitan Phoenix, one of the nation’s largest cities. In addition to its renowned faculty, the College is home to several leading centers and programs recognized for excellence, including the Center for Law, Science & Innovation; the Center for Law and Global Affairs; and the Indian Legal Program. Its students choose and benefit from numerous opportunities for experiential and practical-skills training as well as an array of theoretical courses. With a writing program that is ranked No. 8 nationally by U.S. News, a wide range of clinical opportunities, a breadth of externship offerings, and a pro bono program that annually contributes more than 100,000 hours of legal and law-related services to the community, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is pursuing a path of boundless impact, excellence, engagement and opportunity. For more information, visit www.law.asu.edu.

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Resumes should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition.

Only electronic applications are accepted.

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click “External Applicant” under Staff Positions, see Req Id# 8778BR or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494&jobId=1043346

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