Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library Copyright Office is seeking a Research Assistant for the Fall 2017 term.

The Library Copyright Office provides information about copyright to the U-M community via workshops and written resources. It works with library colleagues on copyright issues and advocates at the national level to ensure the interests of libraries, scholars, and universities are represented in policymaking.

The Research Assistant will help develop an open resource on the copyright doctrine of substantial similarity. The resource will be modeled, in part, on the US Copyright Office’s Fair Use Index. The work will consist chiefly of legal research and writing.

Required Qualifications*

  • Access to and ability to use legal research tools
  • Excellent writing and research skills (two writing samples requested)
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of copyright law; strong preference for candidates who have completed a law school course on copyright law.

Additional Information

This is a part-time position for 5 to 10 hours per week. The pay is at a rate of $15 per hour. Most of the work for this position can be completed remotely. It will require periodic meetings with a supervisor, either by videoconference or at Shapiro Library. We prefer a September or early October start date but can negotiate this based on the research assistant’s schedule.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.