GONZAGA UNIVERSITY invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean reports to the Provost/Senior Vice President and is the academic leader, external face, and chief executive of Gonzaga Law.
Founded in 1912, Gonzaga University School of Law provides a legal education informed by its Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic traditions and values to educate the whole person and serve the public good. Gonzaga Law offers students a core curriculum taught by a devoted and talented faculty, encouraging students to engage in critical thinking and apply it to real world situations. Gonzaga Law’s specialty programs include its recently launched Center for Civil and Human Rights, its Center for Commercial Law, its Center for Law in Public Service, its Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, and its Gonzaga-in-Florence study abroad program. Gonzaga’s faculty are active scholars engaged in research and academic debate on a national and international scale. The faculty are creative, energetic, and committed to furthering Gonzaga’s social justice mission through innovation, interdisciplinary connections, and programmatic development. Building on a legacy of leadership, Gonzaga Law has a profound impact on clients, community, and the academy, preparing lawyers and pursuing discussions that draw on its century-long mission to further the larger good. More information about the School of Law may be found at www.law.gonzaga.edu.
The Dean of the School of Law will be a visionary, an accomplished leader, and a legal professional with a commitment to enhancing the excellence of Gonzaga Law. Candidates should have a distinguished record of academic achievements in a core discipline and/or interdisciplinary field and the credentials to warrant appointment as a professor within the School of Law. A J.D. degree is required. The Dean will cultivate high-quality scholarship, teaching, and diversity as important components of academic excellence. Additionally, it is preferred that the candidate has fundraising experience, and/or a willingness to engage in and learn the business of fundraising. Candidates should possess the financial and administrative experience and acumen to manage a large, complex budget as well as an effective administrative team. In addition to these requirements, the Dean will provide leadership and strategic vision, work well in a collaborative decision-making environment, and have demonstrated organizational and management skills to develop current programs and pursue new and innovative ones. The Dean will embrace the mission and values of Gonzaga as a Jesuit, Catholic institution.
Gonzaga University is a private Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic university providing education to more than 7,800 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study, 26 master’s degrees, doctoral degrees in leadership studies and nursing, and a juris doctor degree through the School of Law.
The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, expressions of interest, or applications and they may be sent to Werner Boel and Suzanne Teer, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting the School of Law with this search, at GonzagaLawDean@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. This search will be conducted with respect to the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application before January 12, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee. The anticipated starting date for the new dean is July 1, 2018.
Gonzaga University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-merit factor in employment, educational program, or activities that it operates.