Dean, University of Oklahoma College of Law | Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma (“OU”) invites nominations and applications for the next Dean of the OU College of Law. The Dean must be a visionary leader with a strong commitment to service and shared governance, prepared to lead the OU College of Law to the next level of excellence. The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost of The University of Oklahoma.

Founded in 1909, The University of Oklahoma College of Law produces the next generation of lawyers and leaders for the state and the nation. With a commitment to service and collegiality, the OU College of Law boasts an 11:1 student-faculty ratio and a world class faculty committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, the OU College of Law is home to the Donald E. Pray Law Library that includes all major legal databases and an extensive print collection. As Oklahoma’s only public law school, and a Best Value Law School the past 15 years in a row, the OU College of Law is home to more than 1100 students enrolled in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies, and various dual degree programs. In 2022-2023, the OU College of Law volunteered more than 12,000 hours of pro bono service. US News and World Report lists the OU College of Law as #51 nationally in its most recent rankings.

OU is one of the premier, comprehensive, public, R1 research universities in the nation, proud of its public mission and eager to continue its ascent up the ranks of excellence. OU has over 30,000 students and more than 2,700 full-time faculty members offering nearly 500 different graduate and undergraduate degree programs on three campuses (Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa). The OU College of Law is located Norman, Oklahoma, a vibrant community,  consistently ranked a “best place to live” with outstanding schools, amenities, a low cost of living, small town charm, and a variety of recreational opportunities. Norman is 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, the capital and economic hub of the state.

Candidates must possess a J.D. or its equivalent from an accredited institution and a record of accomplishments (academic or experiential) to qualify for appointment at the rank of Professor. Interested candidates, inquiries, and nominations should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and an optional letter of interest to [email protected]. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials.  All materials received will be reviewed, but submissions received by March 15, 2024, will receive priority consideration.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.