Friday, October 22, 2021

Dean Posting: UNLV Law

Friend-of-Blog Ann McGinley sends along the following Dean Announcement:

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law. This year, Boyd secured its position as one of the country's top 30 public law schools for the 15th consecutive year. The school’s Lawyering Process Program ranked first among legal writing programs in the nation, its part-time program is rated among the top 20 in the country, and its Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution ranked fifth among the top dispute resolution programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings. Dedicated to serving both the city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada as its only law school, Boyd is an integral component of one of the fastest growing and most diverse universities in the nation. Boyd is committed to nurturing a learning community of excellence and diversity, and strongly encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to explore this exceptional opportunity.

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a thriving urban research institution of more than 31,000 students that is supported by over 4,500 faculty and staff dedicated to exceptional teaching, research, and service. The University offers professional degrees in business, law, engineering, medicine, architecture, dental medicine, and hotel administration and leading programs in liberal arts, nursing, urban affairs, public health, fine arts, sciences, engineering, and education. From its founding in 1998, Boyd has been a law school committed to scholarship, experiential learning, and skills education in which all tenure-stream faculty—podium, clinic, and legal writing—are evaluated the same way.

The University has become an indispensable resource in one of the country's most diverse, enterprising, and rapidly growing cities. The UNLV campus mirrors the diversity of the community in which it sits, ranked among the most diverse undergraduate campuses in the country by U.S. News & World Report. UNLV prides itself on being an institution of opportunity where students traditionally underrepresented in higher education can receive the support that they need to achieve their educational and professional goals. As a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI), Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and Asian American Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), UNLV enrolls a high percentage of minority students and is committed to reducing barriers to their academic success.

The Dean of Boyd is the chief academic and administrative officer, with the overall responsibility for providing the vision and leadership needed to maintain and enhance the stature of Boyd. As such, the Dean is accountable for the conduct and outcomes of its programs and activities. The Dean, who reports to the Provost of the University, is also Boyd’s principal participant in university governance and functions as Boyd’s lead representative to internal and external constituencies, including the University community, the legal profession in Nevada and beyond, the state legislature, and the larger community.

The University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist the provost and search committee in the recruitment of the new Dean. All inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed in confidence to Isaacson, Miller as noted in the attached.

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