Dean, Boston University School of Law

Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary:
The Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership of the School of Law and promotes excellence in all aspects of the School’s research, teaching, and practice missions.

The successful candidate will be nationally recognized, with demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, strong scholarly visibility, and will understand and value the culture of integrity, inclusion, innovation, intellectual life, and student services that characterizes BU Law. The Dean will share the law school’s strong commitments to excellence in research, teaching, and practice, and will lead the School in its ongoing mission to prepare a diverse body of students for the ethical practice of law around the globe, to serve the public interest, and to provide the profession, the academy, and the public with ideas, perspectives, and analyses that enrich a comprehensive understanding of the law, adapted to the needs of a changing world.

A full description can be found on the Boston University School of Law website.

Boston University School of Law 
Since its founding in 1872, Boston University School of Law has been open to all students of ability, making it among the first U.S. law schools to admit women and minority students, without regard to religious affiliation. We strive to honor our early commitment to diversity and inclusion through concrete and visible measures that evolve with understandings of cultural competency in an increasingly diverse legal profession. The law school’s culture is also characterized by commitments to integrity, teaching excellence, curricular innovation, public service, and a rich intellectual life marked by influential scholarship and the collegial exchange of ideas.


Nominations and expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Professor David I. Walker
LAW Dean Search Advisory Committee
c/o Office of the University Provost
Boston University
One Silber Way, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Prospective candidates should include a current curriculum vitae and a letter expressing interest. Candidates will be asked to provide references after preliminary review and screening.

Confidentiality will be maintained by all faculty and staff involved in the search process; references will be contacted only with the express consent of the applicant.   While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials before January 31, 2018, to ensure full consideration.

Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach, and that diversity is an integral component of institutional excellence. We are particularly interested to learn how prospective candidates can help support the School’s commitments to creating a more diverse and inclusive climate.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the EEO brochure to view your rights. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the employment application process, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 617-353-6474 or druckman@bu.edu.