February 25, 2011
Dean Search Announced: University of North Dakota School of Law
The University of North Dakota School of Law just announced its search for our next dean. Obviosuly, I'm biased, but I think it's a great place to work and live. We have a small faculty and a small student body, and we all tend to know each other (and that's usually a good thing). We're the only law school in the state, a finanically healthy state I might add, and that comes with great responsibility and great opporunity. If you're interested, please take a closer look at being a part of legal education in the Northern Plains.
Dean of the School of Law: University Of North Dakota
Location: Grand Forks, ND Apply Now
The University of North Dakota School of Law seeks an exceptional leader as its next Dean. The new Dean will have the opportunity to lead and enhance traditions of excellence and public service that have characterized the School of Law since its founding in 1899. As the only law school in North Dakota, the School of Law and its Dean enjoy a unique relationship with the North Dakota Bar and judiciary. The Dean will have the opportunity to lead the School of Law to the next level of excellence.
The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer for the School of Law with responsibility for academic direction, faculty and staff development, fiscal and personnel management, student academic affairs and alumni relations. Enhancing relationships with external constituencies, including the State and Federal judicial system, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly and the state’s lawyers shall be a significant objective for the Dean. The School of Law has 240 students and 17 full-time faculty.
The successful candidate should possess demonstrated administrative ability, a collaborative leadership style, a commitment to diversity, effective communication skills and an ability to develop trust and good working relationships within the School of Law and with the University and the School’s external constituencies. Candidates with prior law school teaching, administrative and scholarly experience are preferred.
Candidates should submit a letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the School of Law, a current résumé or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Applications should be submitted electronically (Adobe PDF or MS Word format) to: UNDLaw@academic-search.com. Applications should be received by April 15, 2011. For a more complete description of the position, see www.academic-search.com/search.html.
For further information about the University of North Dakota and the School of Law, see www.law.und.edu.
Assisting in this search is: Peter H. Ruger, Senior Consultant Academic Search, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 314-537-1448
The University of North Dakota is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applications from women and minority candidates.