The University of Miami invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The next Dean should be an innovative thinker and approachable leader who welcomes the opportunity to articulate a vision for the growth of a law school that builds on its long history of excellence.
The University of Miami, considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research, is the largest private research university in the southeastern United States. The University comprises eleven degree-granting schools and colleges, which are Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Miami Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, the Miller School of Medicine, the Patricia and Philip Frost School of Music, Nursing and Health Studies, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The core of the University is its 2,660 full-time faculty housed in three academic campuses within the greater Miami area. The University receives over $360 million annually in external research funding and has been classified as a Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity (R1) by the Carnegie Commission. We strive to create an environment where everyone contributes to making UM a great place to work through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT).
The University of Miami School of Law, located on the 260-acre main campus, has over 100 faculty members and an enrollment of about 1200 students. In addition to the juris doctorate degree, the law school offers a range of LLM degree programs, from its nationally ranked tax program to the innovative Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law. The law school offers joint degrees with several of the university’s premier graduate schools.
The Dean, reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost, is the School of Law’s chief academic officer with overall responsibility for its academic programs, operating budget, personnel management, strategic planning, public relations, and fundraising. The Dean is also the School of Law’s principal representative to the University, alumni, and the legal community. The school is seeking a person with a national/international reputation, high energy, enthusiasm, and vision to lead the faculty. The school consists of an interdisciplinary group of scholars, creative faculty and practitioners. The candidate should be able to build upon this balance and continue to foster these values to encourage scholarship, develop innovative educational programs, and engage our local community.
The successful candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, managerial and leadership skills, and be able to foster an internal culture of excellence. The position requires an individual who can lead effectively and manage a large and dynamic school in a multi-campus research university. Candidates must have credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor. Leadership experience with responsibility for strategic management of personnel, programs, and resources is strongly desired.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. All inquiries, nominations/ referrals, and applications should be sent electronically and in confidence to: Guillermo Prado, PhD, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.