The University of Utah invites applications for the position of Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law.

The Dean will be a nationally recognized leader with demonstrated administrative skills and a discernible commitment to the values of the College of Law and its mission to educate, to advance knowledge, and to serve the public. As its chief administrative and academic officer, the Dean will foster inclusivity and diversity, promote collegiality and respectful engagement, meaningfully collaborate with stakeholders, and possess an aptitude for development and donor and alumni relations. The Dean also must guide the College of Law in innovating approaches to the legal academy’s present challenges and in sustaining institutional excellence.

The Dean will serve a five-year renewable term, commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate must have a J.D. degree. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; a scholarly record supporting an award of tenure and rank of full professor is preferred.

Founded in 1913, the College of Law is Utah’s only public law school. The Dean leads an exemplary group of 47 full-time faculty, about 300 students, and a professional staff, who collectively contribute to its quality and vibrancy. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Law nationally as a top 30 public law school with a top 10 environmental program. We host two research centers with broad impact—Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment and Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences. Our faculty disseminates prominent and influential works, frequently collaborates across disciplines, and enjoys a longstanding reputation for scholarly merit, community engagement, and inventive pedagogy. Our acclaimed clinical program and volunteer initiatives enable students to experience learning outside the classroom. Recently, the College of Law opened a state-of-the-art facility to enhance learning, bolster community service, and provide superior skills training. Designated LEED platinum, the 155,000-square-foot building incorporates award-winning accessibility and sustainability features embodying our deep commitment to the environment and our community.

As a flagship research institution in the elite Pac-12 Conference, the University of Utah enrolls approximately 26,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students and ranks among the best global universities. Salt Lake City, our campus home, is a progressive state capital at the center of a growing, diverse metropolitan area of over one million people that offers many cultural activities and unparalleled recreational opportunities, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks nearby.

Applications, including a CV, a statement of interest, and five professional references, should be submitted to Confidential inquiries should be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Keith Diaz Moore at, and Amelia Smith Rinehart at The committee will review applications beginning on October 5, 2018, until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified veterans may receive preference. Reasonable disability accommodations are provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s equal opportunity and access commitment, see: