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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Indiana hiring Director for Graduate Programs

Indiana University McKinney School of Law is conducting a national search for a Director of Graduate Programs.  A link to the application site is here:

Director of Graduate Programs

The Director provides administrative leadership to all of the law school’s graduate degree programs: Master of Laws (LL.M), Master of Jurisprudence (MJ), and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree programs. The Director has overall responsibility for recruitment, administration, student services and advising with respect to all non-JD degree programs. The Director will report to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and International Affairs and to the Director of the Master of Jurisprudence, as applicable. 

In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and International Affairs, the Director takes the lead in formulating a strategic plan to market the law school’s non-JD degree programs, and in raising the national and international profile of the school and the programs. The Director will identify and develop new markets for the non-JD degree programs, while building and maintaining existing relationships. 

The Director will design and implement support systems for non-JD students, including orientation, onboarding, admissions, financial aid, and professional development. The Director will work with the faculty track directors of the LL.M programs, with faculty supervising SJD students, and with the director of the MJ program. 

Candidates will have ongoing substantial interaction with international students, faculty, university administration, and other law school departments; and must have strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be able to undertake international travel several times each year. 

The successful candidate should possess the ability to understand existing IU academic policies and operating procedures as well as admissions and recruiting policies and procedures and understand how to apply these policies and procedures to accommodate individual student situations, especially as they apply to international students. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. Ability to interact professionally with students, faculty, staff, and the public, experience in cross-cultural and international communications; Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Availability for substantial international travel.


REQUIRED: Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Laws (LLM) degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, plus 3 years administrative experience required. Substantial experience working with non-US lawyers or law students and substantial administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting are highly preferred. 

***In order to be considered for this position, applicants must attach both a cover letter and a resume when applying. ***

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