Academic Professional/Arbitration Center

Georgia State University College of Law in Georgia

Deadline March 01, 2014
Date Posted January 23, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Academic Professional Position

Georgia State University College of Law


The Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Georgia State University College of Law currently seeks qualified applicants for the position of Academic Professional to serve as Director of the Georgia Global Chambers.


The Georgia Global Chambers (GGC) is a new initiative of the College of Law and the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR). It will be an international dispute resolution resource housed in the College of Laws new facility. In collaboration with the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) and other stakeholders involved in making Atlanta a preferred venue for the resolution of disputes and an international thought leader in dispute resolution, the GGC intends to:


• Provide physical space and staff support to AtlAS.

• Act as a Global Concierge in providing physical space and logistical support for arbitrations, mediations, and other dispute resolution processes.

• Support the work of existing ADR providers. Convene thought-leaders in the field of dispute resolution.

• Develop and deliver educational programs to GSU students and business and legal professionals. Serve as a laboratory for the use of technology in dispute resolution and

• Coordinate the development of model dispute protocols and legislation.


The Director will be responsible for planning, establishing, and developing the GGC. Once the GGC is operational, the Director will oversee the daily operations and on-going development of programs associated with the Chambers as outlined above. The ideal candidate should be experienced in strategic planning and operations and program management. Fundraising experience would be helpful.


The success of the GGC depends on establishing an international reputation and developing strong ties to the stakeholders and to international corporations and law firms. The Senior Director will establish these ties through participation in international conferences and initiating individual contacts and meetings. The Director will assemble the advisory council and convene and lead advisory council meetings. The ideal candidate should have strong existing relationships to the local, regional, and international legal and business communities and governments and have excellent public speaking skills and experience.


The GGC will be an essential part of the College of Laws program of instruction for both J.D. and foreign LLM students. The GGC will also provide continuing education for business and legal professionals. The Director will develop, deliver, and teach instructional programs to both students and professionals.


The GGC will conduct research on international commercial dispute resolution in collaboration with CNCR researchers and others. GGC will disseminate its research through law reviews, monographs, edited series, and on-line methods. In addition, some of GGCs research will focus on legislative reform. The Director will be responsible for initiating research, seeking grants, forming and managing research teams, and overseeing the final products. The Director will initiate legislative reforms based on research, work with legislators to enact reforms, and testify before legislative bodies.


Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and have at least 20 years legal practice experience mainly in dispute resolution both as an advocate and a neutral in complex domestic and international commercial disputes.


The ideal candidate would be an existing or former senior partner in a large law firm or general counsel for an international corporation. Candidate experience in or with institutions of higher education, particularly professional graduate schools, would be advantageous, as would be a record of community and public service. Foreign language proficiency would be a plus but is not required.


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 organization. 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 deadline is March 1, 2014. Applications and nominations should be submitted to:


Professor Douglas H. Yarn, Director
Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
College of Law
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
Telephone: 404-413-9147
E-mail: dyarn@gsu.edu