Department/Organization 218131 - General Law Studies
Rank Associate/Full Professor
Position Summary The Vice Dean will act as the most senior administrator in the School of Law other than the Dean and will be responsible for advancing the School of Law's priorities and interests. In coordination with the Dean, the Vice Dean will assist with the operational management of the School of Law, including, but not limited to, strategic planning, curriculum, accreditation, student affairs, faculty affairs, alumni relations, human resources, finance and operations, and compliance. The Vice Dean will also serve as a member of the School of Law faculty.
Detailed Position Information The Vice Dean will report to the Dean of the School of Law. The specific duties of the Vice Dean will be assigned by the Dean and may vary from time to time as the priorities of the School of Law change. The duties will include some, or all, of the following:
- Advise and assist the Dean in establishing and addressing strategic goals and priorities for the School of Law.
- Oversee assigned administrative subdivisions of the School of Law.
- Act as the Dean's designee in meetings, conferences, and events on- and off-campus when the Dean cannot be present, including senior leadership interactions with faculty, key administrators, donors, and trustees.
- Prepare or assist in the preparation of written documents such as accreditation reports and self-studies.
- Teach law courses as assigned.
- Serve on University and Law School committees.
- Assist in faculty and administrative searches.
- Manage ad hoc and ongoing tasks and initiatives.
- Perform additional related duties as assigned by the Dean.
This is a year-round (12 month) position. Salary, benefits, and research support will be nationally competitive. All applications are confidential to the extent permitted by state and federal law; the position will remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to Dean William Brewbaker, chair of the Vice Dean Hiring Committee, at email@example.com.
Minimum Qualifications Possess a J.D., Ph.D., or other equivalent degree related to the study of law. Significant experience as a faculty member at an ABA-accredited school of law or other significant experience in higher education administration.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Please submit resume/CV and letter of interest.
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