Dean, University at Buffalo School of Law, The State University of New York | Buffalo, NY

The University at Buffalo (UB) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of dean of the School of Law

The dean of the School of Law is a member of the university’s senior leadership team, working with the president, provost, deans and other senior leaders to advance the university’s mission of excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Law, the dean reports to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and is responsible for providing overall leadership to the school to promote academic excellence, foster an inclusive environment, and advance its national and international prominence in research, education, and engagement activities.

For the next School of Law dean, UB seeks an accomplished, recognized scholar, educator, and leader with a deep commitment to advancing legal scholarship, education and engagement. The ideal candidate will be an individual of integrity, an intellectual driver, a champion for student learning and achievement, an advocate for the school and UB, a facilitator of interdisciplinary work within the school and across the university, an energetic and engaged partner in building and enhancing relationships with the school’s many constituents and larger community, and a skilled administrator.

Individuals interested in the role of Law dean should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae (PDF strongly preferred). A letter describing interest in, and qualifications for, the position is recommended, but not required. All inquiries, nominations and applications should be sent electronically (preferably by February 5) via email to:

Dr. Jett Pihakis
Consultant to the Search Committee
Russell Reynolds Associates
[email protected]

Review of nominations and applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To assure sensitivity toward the positions presently held by nominees and applicants, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists participate in campus visits. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidates.

The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, including veterans and individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.