Friday, November 22, 2019

Dean Searches

I usually only post Academic Support Positions on the blog.  However, I saw 2 Dean searches recently, and I wanted to point everyone to those positions.  Over the past couple years, we have seen more ASPers get Dean jobs, so I encourage anyone interested to apply for one of these positions.

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

Lincoln Memorial University is currently conducting a law school Dean search. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, LMU Law has a rigorous, practice-focused curriculum that is designed to emphasize student learning outcomes, maintain high bar passage rates, and ensure that its students have the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive contribution to their communities as lawyers and leaders. LMU Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.

All applications must be received by the end of January 2020, and interviews will commence shortly thereafter.

If you or someone you know is or may be interested in this position, please contact Akram Faizer, Professor of Law and Chair, Dean Search Committee, at


Charleston School of Law

For the first time in thirteen years, the Charleston School of Law invites inquiries, nominations, and applications from experienced leaders and accomplished legal educators for the position of its Dean.

The next Dean of the Charleston School of Law will serve as its chief academic officer and will successfully lead the school and its stakeholders through its 2020-2021 ABA site visit, provide steady guidance towards permanent non-profit status, and initiate a robust program of capital development. This individual will readily assimilate to the school’s unique student-centric culture. Doing so, the new Dean will advance strategic partnerships and relationships with students, faculty, alumni, practitioners, judges, community leaders, regional colleges, and prospective students to promote the school’s growing brand and reputation to the broad legal community and prospective students. Through vision and tenacity, the successful candidate will be dedicated to service and community involvement to accelerate the school’s ongoing upward trajectory in admission criteria, enhanced selectivity, and increased bar passage. Working alongside the faculty and administration, Charleston Law’s next Dean will enhance the school’s prominence and distinctive character through continuation of the collaborative and successful relationships established and promoted by the school’s current Dean who will be returning to the faculty. In embracing such relationships, the new Dean will develop, organize, and oversee ongoing programs and implement new initiatives to meet the compelling opportunities of a law school on the rise in the changing legal profession.

The law school has charged a search committee to recruit and vet candidates for the dean’s
position. Applications and nominations for the position should be submitted electronically in
PDF format to the Dean’s Search Committee at Questions
regarding the position may also be sent to that email address.

Materials should include:
• A letter of interest in the position; or, a letter nominating a candidate;
• A current CV or resume;
• Names and contact information (telephone and email) for at least three references, none
of whom will be contacted without the written permission of the candidate.

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