University of Colorado Boulder
Dean of the School of Law

The University of Colorado Boulder invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and is the chief academic and administrative officer of Colorado Law.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The University of Colorado School of Law occupies a distinct position among American law schools. Colorado Law's greatest strength is its ability to spark independent thinking while simultaneously fostering a sense of public mindedness, community and interdisciplinary outreach. The influence of the law school's relatively small faculty extends well beyond its numbers, and its students' academic qualifications are among the highest of any public law school. Colorado Law has a faculty of 65 scholars and teachers who serve a student body of 525, allowing it to maintain a favorable student-faculty ratio and to recruit high-quality and diverse students. More information about the Law School may be found at

JOB DESCRIPTION: The new Dean will lead Colorado Law and is responsible for advancing the school's vision to be "a supportive and diverse community of scholars and students in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, and civic engagement in order to advance the rule of law in an open, sustainable society." Successful applicants will have outstanding academic credentials, a vision to advance the public service commitment of the Colorado Law, a deep appreciation for the legal profession and for legal scholarship, excellent fundraising skills, the capacity for administrative and intellectual leadership, a track record of consensus building, and demonstrated excellent communication skills. The successful candidate must hold a juris doctor and must have academic and professional experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured full professor.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country, the University of Colorado Boulder is a nationally renowned, comprehensive research university and residential campus with some 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers more than 2,500 courses in more than 150 areas of study through its nine colleges and schools. With five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of esteemed academic academies, CU-Boulder has a proud tradition of academic excellence. CU-Boulder is one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) - and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest may be sent to Werner Boel and Jennifer Biehn, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting the Law School with this search, at Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. Review of applications will begin in early 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date for the new dean is July 1, 2016.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

Posted 11/25/15