Dean, Widener University Commonwealth Law School | Harrisburg, PA

Widener University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Commonwealth Law School. The institution is seeking a transformative and energetic leader who can leverage Commonwealth Law School’s position as the law school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city.

Inquiries, Nominations, and Applications: Widener University has retained the services of Dr. Josh Ward at the executive search firm Korn Ferry. Applicants should submit (in two separate PDFs) an up-to-date and detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest (2-4 pages) describing why you are interested in the role of Dean of Commonwealth Law School at Widener University, why your professional experience would lead to your success as Dean, and why now is a good time for you to consider this opportunity. All inquiries, nominations, or applications (the two requested documents above) should be sent directly to Dr. Josh Ward at [email protected] or via phone at (405) 640-3994.

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials by September 5, 2023. It is anticipated that the Dean will take up the position either on January 1, 2024 or July 1, 2024. 

Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil
Senior Client Partner and Leader, Legal Education Practice
Education | Academic Medicine | Healthcare
Korn Ferry

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