Dean, New England Law | Boston, MA

New England Law | Boston has been a dynamic educational mainstay within Boston for more than 100 years. Since its founding in 1908 as the only law school exclusively for women, New England Law | Boston has led the way in making the legal community more inclusive. Today, you’ll find a coeducational student body that is uniquely supportive, welcoming, and diverse. Located in the heart of historic downtown, New England Law | Boston offers the opportunity to become an integral part of a special community of students, scholars, and dedicated people from diverse backgrounds. Students at New England Law | Boston benefit from a powerful combination of rigorous academics, dynamic community, and early access to practical experience. This environment, located in the heart of Boston’s legal community, sharpens students’ legal skills and prepares them for a promising legal career. For more information visit www.nesl.edu.

Opportunity Proposition:

The next Dean should be an innovative thinker and approachable leader who strongly embraces the opportunity to articulate a vision for the growth of the law school that builds on its long history of excellence.

Building off the success of this financially sound independent law school, as the leader of this unique institution, you will be called upon to lead, engage and energize a very talented team and student body in order to help move this institution to the next level.  Combining your inspired leadership, strategic skills, and business acumen with a healthy sense of scholarship, you will significantly impact the school’s short and long-term success and help to further distinguish New England Law | Boston in a very competitive environment.

Role Overview and Key Responsibilities:

Working collaboratively at the direction of and in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and your leadership team, you will assist in defining the vision, strategic plan, and the future direction of the law school, bringing the plan to life through effective execution. You will be the principal face of the school’s brand with internal and external audiences including students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Board, the community, business and government leaders, the media, the ABA and the general public. You will lead with a focus on both the business and academic aspects of our independent law school to achieve long-term success.

Strategic Leadership and Direction

 Operations/Finance

 Academic/Faculty

Qualifications and Characteristics:

A complete application will include a letter of interest and a current CV. Please submit materials to deansearch@nesl.edu. Candidate materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis up to the application deadline of November 5, 2021. The search committee understands that not every candidate will possess a high degree of experience and proficiency in all areas of qualification.  All correspondence will be held in strict confidence. The anticipated start date is to be determined.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

The Search Committee expects that not all candidates will possess the full spectrum of skills, competencies and attributes set forth above, and commits to a fair and open-minded review of every applicant based on the experience and skills each would bring to the position and the law school.

New England Law | Boston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color to apply.