University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School | Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania invites nominations and applications for a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as the next Dean of Penn Carey Law School.

Ranked #6 in US News and World Report, the Penn Carey Law School has a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary learning, advocacy, service, and academic excellence while maintaining a strong sense of collegiality. With a healthy fiscal position bolstered by history-making gifts, a growing and productive faculty committed to their teaching, and an engaged student body selected from the nation’s and the world’s most accomplished candidates, the Penn Carey Law School is strongly positioned as a pioneering leader in legal education.

Reporting to the Provost and serving as the Chief Academic Officer, the Dean will build on a strong legacy and set strategic priorities and vision for the future of Penn Carey Law School. The Dean will harness the talent and creativity and collegiality of the community to continue on its impressive trajectory as one of the nation’s top law schools. The Dean will support and inspire a dynamic and accomplished faculty and advance innovative scholarship to address current legal challenges and plan for the future of law. The Dean will continue to build partnerships and promote interdisciplinary efforts that serve its mission of educating students and serving the community. The School seeks an outstanding scholar and a collegial leader to build on a strong foundation and propel the institution forward. The Dean should be skillful at building strong relationships and value diversity in all forms. The Dean will bring a considerable record of administrative leadership and must possess the ability to compellingly represent the School with a variety of audiences, including alumni and supporters. The Dean must have an uncompromising commitment to academic excellence, impeccable academic judgment, and academic credentials and experience that qualify for appointment as a full professor with tenure in the School.

Inquiries and Applications: The Penn Carey Law School has retained the services of the executive search firm Korn Ferry. Applicants should submit the following two documents (in two separate PDFs) to Ms. Lori Hemmer at [email protected] as soon as possible.

  1. An up-to-date and detailed curriculum vitae.
  2. A brief (2-4 pages) letter of interest describing why you are interested in the role of Dean of the Penn Carey Law School, why you would be successful based on your professional experience, why now is a good time for you to consider this opportunity, and a statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ken Kring, Josh Ward, PhD, and Lori Hemmer
Global Education Practice
Korn Ferry

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices.