Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
Quinnipiac University School of Law seeks an energetic, self-assured leader of stature with a deep knowledge of the legal academy - including its teaching, scholarly, and governance dimensions - to serve as its Dean. The Dean will also be a capable executive with skills in fiscal and human resource management and in fundraising and development. He or she must have the strategic acumen, powers of persuasion, and authentic personal leadership style necessary to advance the School, inspire its faculty and students, and strengthen its ties to the University's other professional schools.
Dean, School of Law
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF LAW: The School of Law is located in Hamden, Connecticut, ideally situated near New York, Boston, Hartford, and New Haven. In the past decade, the School of Law has made extraordinary progress. Aided by the University's backing and strong financial support, the Law School dramatically improved the credentials of its incoming students, added an impressive cadre of talented and energetic new scholar-teachers to the faculty, and substantially expanded its curricular offerings.
With the opening of the University's new School of Medicine in Fall 2013, the Law School is poised to strengthen its health-law specialty and explore new opportunities for inter-professional education. In addition, the School has forged closer and more robust relationships with the judiciary and the practicing bar. The School is now recognized as a leading partner in efforts to address the challenges confronting the legal profession and improve the administration of justice in the state and the surrounding region.
The School of Law provides students with excellent preparation for legal practice. The student body is small (total enrollment has averaged about 400 in recent years), which makes possible a highly favorable student-faculty ratio of 13:1, as well as an average class size below twenty-five students and a community in which peer-to-peer learning flourishes. Faculty members come from a broad spectrum of distinguished backgrounds in legal practice and education. The School's highly regarded civil, tax, and appellate clinics and its hugely successful externship program offer students a rich array of hands-on practical experiences. More information can be found at the School's website: http://law.quinnipiac.edu
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational university with 6,400 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report, Quinnipiac offers 53 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs, in addition to the JD program. The University is also home to the nationally renowned Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Quinnipiac University's undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business and Engineering, Communications, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Nursing.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will, at a minimum, possess a J.D. degree and will have an outstanding record of accomplishment in the legal academy, the practice of law, or both that warrants appointment as a Professor of Law. He or she will be a successful teacher or mentor, will excel at scholarship or other professional writing, will be a proven manager or administrator, and will have demonstrated a commitment to service to the legal profession and the public.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application will include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications, expressions of interest, and requests for the complete leadership profile should be sent electronically to Manny Berger or Werner Boel, the Witt/Kieffer consultants for the Quinnipiac University School of Law dean search, at QuinnipiacLaw@wittkieffer.com. All inquiries, applications, and nominations will be kept strictly confidential.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community, and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.