MERCER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks an outstanding individual to become the next Dean of the School of Law. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the Law School and reports directly to the Provost of the University. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

Mercer University School of Law is a private law school located in Macon, Georgia with some programs on the University’s Atlanta campus.  Founded in 1873, the School of Law was approved by the ABA in 1925 and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It has a student body of approximately 400 J.D. students, a living alumni base of over 6,000, and a longstanding commitment to excellence and innovation in legal education.

Candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited college or university and a distinguished record appropriate for appointment as a tenured law professor. The successful candidate will be an accomplished and recognized leader in the legal profession who can build upon the Law School’s strengths and engage faculty, staff, students, and alumni in developing and implementing a vision for the future of the School of Law. He or she will have a demonstrated commitment to legal education and the legal profession; possess strong interpersonal skills; and maintain the highest standards of personal integrity. The candidate should be prepared to lead an institution that places emphasis on intellectual rigor, practical skills, professional relationships, and ethics and professionalism, and will be qualified to lead the faculty in fulfilling its commitment to teaching, research, and service. The candidate should have a record of achievement in administrative leadership, strategic planning, budgeting and resource allocation, and possess the ability to be successful in alumni outreach and fundraising. Because Mercer University and the Law School seek to foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Interested candidates should complete an online application at and attach a letter of interest and a current CV.  All correspondence and inquiries should be emailed to the Dean Search Committee c/o Karen A. Batts, Office of the Dean of the School of Law, at Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2016. All correspondence will be held in strict confidence.

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