Dean, University of Dayton School of Law | Dayton, OH

The University of Dayton seeks an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and collaborative leader to serve as the Dean of the School of Law, commencing in 2024. The next Dean will bring strategic leadership abilities, exceptional budgetary and management skills, and an appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist mission to build on the Law School’s recent accomplishments and innovate for the future.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier, national Catholic research university and the largest private university in Ohio. The University instills a strong commitment to community within students, provides education to develop the whole person, and strives to be a university dedicated to the common good.

The University of Dayton School of Law offers JD students robust practical skills training in a beautiful, light-filled facility and online in the innovative Law@Dayton program. Accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), UDSL is committed to student success. UDSL consistently ranks at the top of Ohio law schools for student diversity and in the top quarter of law schools for job placement. In recent years, it has also achieved unparalleled growth in student credentials, bar pass rates, and national rankings. In addition to its core JD program, UDSL offers graduate degrees to lawyers and non-lawyers in the form of a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and a Master’s Degree in the Study of Law (M.S.L.).

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will provide vision and leadership to the academic and administrative activities of the Law School; manage its finances and human resources to focus the enterprise on student success; ensure the recruitment and development of exceptional faculty, staff, and students; encourage a collaborative environment of shared governance that promotes and rewards excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; secure the financial resources required to sustain UDSL’s successful JD and other degree programs; and continue to build strong relationships with alumni, members of the bench and bar, and the local Dayton community.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the following web address

Inquiries and nominations may be submitted to the same web address or to the search firm representatives at the contact information below. Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred.

Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

Tim McFeeley, Partner
Karreem Mebane, Senior Associate
Henry Nickerson, Search Coordinator
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street 7th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

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The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at