THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE, ROBERT A. LEFLAR LAW CENTER invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The School seeks a student-centered chief academic and administrative officer who will bring intellectual leadership, strong management and interpersonal skills, and public relations and fundraising abilities. The Dean will serve an initial five-year term beginning July 1, 2018, and will report to the University’s Provost.
Successful candidates must have a Juris Doctor from an accredited institution and a scholarly record appropriate for appointment at the rank of tenured full professor. The successful candidate should possess strong administrative abilities, team-building skills and a collaborative management style; demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly initiatives; encourage diversity and inclusion; promote interdisciplinary programs; display a strong support for the land-grant mission; and exhibit commitment to engagement to alumni, law firms, corporations, foundations government agencies, non‐profit organizations, and policy‐makers.
The Dean’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading faculty and staff toward a new level of distinction; fostering excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service; promoting collaboration; supporting cross-disciplinary and campus-wide initiatives; initiating outreach efforts; cultivating an environment commensurate with University goals; and placing students first through a strong commitment to recruitment, development, retention, and graduation.
The University of Arkansas School of Law prepares students for success through a challenging curriculum taught by nationally recognized faculty, unique service opportunities, and a close-knit community that values students. With alumni in all 50 states and more than 20 countries, it has been ranked among the top 10 “Best Values in Legal Education” for five consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report ranked the School No. 42 among public law schools and No. 77 among public and private schools. The School enrolls approximately 400 students.
The School of Law is located on the flagship campus (http://www.uark.edu) of the University of Arkansas system in Fayetteville (http://www.fayettevillear.com/about-fayetteville). This attractive, culturally vibrant city in the rapidly growing northwest region of the state was ranked No. 5 in U.S. News and World Report March 2016 “Best Places to Live.” The region is home to thriving international corporations, features many opportunities for outdoor recreation, and has a growing number of cultural and art venues.
A complete position announcement and the link to apply is at the University Human Resources’ job portal http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/23267.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The University welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.