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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Job Posting for Dean of Students Widener - Harrisburg

The Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law is accepting applications for the Dean of Students position.  Located in the state capital, the Law School is in close proximity to the State Legislature, numerous government agencies and state and federal courts.  The School’s Law and Government Institute and Environmental Law Center provide opportunities for students to be actively engaged in preparation for the practice of law in the government as well as in the public interest and private sectors.  The law school, with its day and evening divisions, provides flexible scheduling opportunities for students.

The Dean of Students is responsible for developing and implementing programs designed to help students develop personally and professionally.  She/He is available to provide personal and academic support for all students through individual counseling and programs.  Personal support includes counseling students facing difficult personal issues and, when appropriate, facilitating referrals for professional treatment.  Academic support includes advising related to course selection, scheduling and graduation requirements.  The Dean of Students has significant responsibility for counseling students with low grade point averages and responsibility for various matters related to academic dismissal.  She/He also advises and counsels students on issues related to the Law School’s Honor Code.  In addition to advising and counseling, the Dean of Students plans programs supportive of student development and events related to graduation. 

The Dean of Students must also work closely with other offices that provide student services.  She/He works with the Registrar’s office in overseeing various aspects of the examination process; with the Financial Aid and Business offices on scholarship and other financial matters; and with the Supervisor of Student Organizations, who is responsible for oversight of student organizations and activities.  The Dean of Students sits on various faculty committees and is occasionally asked to participate in University-wide committees.  She/He also assists in maintaining the law school’s ties to the legal community by attending various local, state, national bar association and other professional meetings.

Minimum Requirements: J.D. and admission to practice in any U.S jurisdiction.
Deadline: April 1, 2009

Letters of interest, resumes, salary requirements and a list of references should be sent to:

Vice Dean John L. Gedid
Widener University School of Law
P.O. Box 69381
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA  17106-9381

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer that encourages excellence through diversity.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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