Job no: 233295-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Legal Affairs, Office & Administrative Support, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The UW Law School seeks a research coordinator for a new academic initiative studying public law, institutions, and democracy in U.S. states, beginning in summer or fall 2021 for a duration of one year. The research coordinator will be the day-to-day manager of the new initiative. This will include, primarily, conducting and supervising legal research related to state courts, other state institutions, and the law of democracy at the state level. The research coordinator's responsibilities will also include developing and managing the initiative's web content and external communications, planning and coordinating speakers and other academic events, and managing grant applications.

At present, the initiative's main project is an empirical study of state supreme court decisions across all fifty states. The research specialist will help to oversee this project. The position will also involve facilitating the launch of additional research related to public-law topics at the state level.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

JD required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants should have excellent legal research and writing skills and an interest or background in state governance. Applicants should also have technological proficiency, including with managing web pages and managing data in Excel, and experience with or willingness to learn how to manage data in Qualtrics. The position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to take independent initiative and to work well as part of a collaborative team.

Additional Information:

Position is initially for one year. Position may be extended for a second year dependent upon available funding, performance, and department need. Position may become renewable (permanent) after the second year, again dependent upon available funding and department need.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcripts through the Jobs at UW website ( under job #233295 by the consideration date.


Justin Boehm
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Apr 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 2 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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