Quinnipiac University School of Law | North Haven, CT

Quinnipiac University invites nominations and applications for the next Dean of the School of Law. The University seeks an experienced legal scholar with strategic vision to serve as the next Dean. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership for the School of Law. The Dean will lead with purpose-driven values consistent with the School of Law’s core philosophy to educate the “whole lawyer”—by educating and inspiring students to become skilled legal practitioners who retain their values and demonstrate the highest professional ethics as they serve their clients. The Dean works with key stakeholders to champion this mission in a collaborative, supportive environment.

The Dean supports and promotes a student-focused climate of academic excellence, advances faculty development and scholarship, and promotes service-based initiatives. A successful candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and an ability to inspire faculty, student, staff, and alumni engagement, to build bridges to the greater legal and professional community, and to partner with donors and philanthropic entities to effectively fundraise. The Dean will have a proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, including a strong record of fostering access to justice.

As an academic, administrative, and community leader, the Dean of the School of Law will lead the school in developing its next strategic plan, collaborating with faculty in forging programmatic innovation, advancing thought leadership, and ensuring excellent legal education and student career success. The Dean will promote and nurture a collaborative environment that inspires learning, working, and serving the mission of the School of Law and Quinnipiac University. The Dean will build on the School of Law’s strong foundations of civic involvement, philanthropy, and alumni engagement. The Dean will appreciate the importance of faculty scholarship and will be committed to faculty excellence with an eye toward both retention and recruitment for the next chapter of the School of Law’s success. The Dean will demonstrate exemplary strategic leadership, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a passion for the mission of the School of Law and Quinnipiac University. The Dean will be an energetic advocate and ambassador for the School of Law and will have a record of responding effectively to the rapidly changing demands and challenges facing law schools today, including artificial intelligence, flexible learning modalities, and online learning.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest highlighting the applicant’s personal vision and relevant leadership experience. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically before November 20 in confidence to: [email protected]

Holly Jane Raider, Dean of Quinnipiac University School of Business & Chair of Law Dean Search Committee
Ken Kring, Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice, Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry
Wayne Unger, Assistant Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University & Member of Law Dean Search Committee