College of Law, Georgia State University

Position ID:Georgia State University-College of Law-APLA [#11327, 19-113]
Position Title: Academic Professional/Legal Analytics
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/06/21, finished 2018/10/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


Assistant Director Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative

Georgia State University College of Law is hiring an Assistant Director for the newly created Legal Analytics & Innovation initiative (Innovation Initiative). This is a full-time 12-month non-tenure track faculty position.

The Innovation Initiative will support College of Law activities in research, teaching, and programming related to emerging legal technologies such as legal analytics. The Innovation Initiative will work in close coordination with GSU’s Legal Analytics Lab, a research hub housed with the Robinson College of Business Institute for Insight. The Legal Analytics Lab coordinates research and applied learning opportunities that interested College of Law faculty and students can participate in alongside RCB data science faculty and graduate students to analyze unstructured data through a variety of methods such as computer coding and machine learning. The Innovation Initiative will collaborate across relevant disciplines, with legal knowledge seekers across different degree programs, and with external partners.

The position will report to the Faculty Director of the Innovation Initiative. The Assistant Director will also work in coordination with the Director of the Legal Analytics Lab as described below. The Assistant Director will have four main areas of responsibility for the Center: (1) curriculum, (2) programming, (3) research, and (4) operations.

Curriculum The Assistant Director will assist with recruiting and advising students interested and enrolled in legal analytics certificates and dual degree programs related to the Innovation Initiative and coordinating with staff internal to the College of Law, such as career services, and with relevant RCB staff. The Assistant Director will assess curricular offerings and assist in building educational content delivery plans for a variety of learners including JD’s, LLM students and other legal knowledge seekers. The Assistant Director will aid in supervising/facilitating the work of graduate research assistants and interns working with the Innovation Initiative. With appropriate expertise and interest, it may also be possible for the Assistant Director to co-teach with participating faculty.

Programming The Assistant Director will participate in strategic planning and program development. The Assistant Director will work with the Faculty Director in defining the scope of the Innovation Initiative by identifying opportunities, necessary resources, and the procedures to launch the Initiative. The Assistant director will assist with special projects such as conferences, workshops, executive roundtables, and a summer placement program. The Assistant Director will work with student groups, other GSU departments, and external partners on developing

and implementing programming. The position is also responsible for promoting the profile of the Innovation Initiative to the broader community.

Research The Assistant Director will coordinate all research projects with the Institute for Insight’s Legal Analytics Lab, specifically with regard to recruiting, training, and overseeing participating law students. The Assistant Director will also assist with identifying grant opportunities and writing proposals. As time and interest allow, the Assistant Director may also be involved in substantive writing and/or editing projects, including Initiative-related reports, policy papers, and proposals.

Operations The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the Innovation Initiative including budget and human resources issues. The Assistant Director will oversee communication and marketing for the Innovation Initiative, including development and distribution of marketing materials. The position will manage content for a website, as well as email and social media communications as needed

Skills Organization and communication skills are critical, as are attention to detail and an entrepreneurial spirit in building a new program. Success in this position requires comfort with interdisciplinary work, external relationship building, and strong writing ability. Applicants for this position must have a terminal-level degree; JD preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record or strong interest in interdisciplinary work; prior experience with legal analytics or technology is not required, but preferred.

Applicants wishing to apply should register with (the registration is free) and upload a statement of interest and CV. Applicants should be prepared to supply a writing sample if requested. Prior to a campus interview, applicants will also be required to submit three written letters of recommendation. For any questions related to the position, please contact Professors Charlotte Alexander ( and Anne Tucker (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment will be conditional on criminal and educational background verification.

Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students. We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
P. O. Box 4037
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037

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