The Center is hiring! We are looking for a new Executive Director to take over the role from Jake, who will be starting this summer as an Associate Professor of Law at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. The job description is below and application instructions can be found here: https://bit.ly/3FUJyZJ.
We are happy to answer any questions about the position.
Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
Duke University Law School
Center for Firearms Law
(Director, Academic Center, Law School; Level 15; 2190)
Launched in early 2019, the Duke Center for Firearms Law aims to be the primary center for the development and dissemination of reliable scholarships on legal issues relating to firearms, gun rights and regulation, and the Second Amendment. It is committed to an ambitious program of scholarship development, mentoring of scholars and fellows, colloquia, symposia, and other programming. The Center organizes and hosts conferences, shapes, and encourages scholars and scholarship, develops teaching materials, and generally serves as the hub for firearms law scholarship in the United States. Its goals are to continue developing firearms law as a scholarly field, and developing resources that lawyers, policy makers, and the interested layperson can use to develop fully informed opinions on firearms law and policy.
The Center Executive Director will provide direction and administrative oversight to all Center activities in concert with the Law School Dean and the Center’s faculty directors, Joseph Blocher and Darrell A. H. Miller.
A JD or MBA in Project Management or related field required. An advanced academic degree in a related field is preferred.
A minimum of 3 years’ work experience is required. Experience in an administrative or managerial capacity is preferred OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
Preferred Education and Experience
As a primary focus of the Center is legal scholarship, candidates should have demonstrated skills in legal research and writing, and an interest in academic legal scholarship. Specific knowledge of firearms law and policy is a plus, but not required.
Skills and Abilities
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