Wayne State University in Detroit invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Law School. The successful candidate will be an energetic, enthusiastic leader with demonstrated abilities in fundraising, promoting scholarship and faculty development, enhancing and retaining relationships with alumni and other members of the legal community, fostering innovation in legal education, and increasing diversity. Candidates must hold a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and be qualified for tenure and appointment as a full professor.
Wayne State University Law School’s strengths include an exceptionally productive and well-regarded faculty; a diverse, highly credentialed student body; and alumni who embody the leadership of Michigan’s legal community. More of Michigan's judges and top lawyers are graduates of Wayne than of any other law school. With recent improvements in national rankings, enrollment, graduate employment, and bar passage rates, Wayne Law is well-positioned to further elevate its national stature. Wayne State University seeks a Dean who will energetically pursue this upward trajectory.
Wayne State University holds the Carnegie Foundation’s top top classification for research activity. Its campus is located in the Cultural Center of Detroit, near the nation’s busiest international border and at the heart of a metropolitan area of over four million residents that is Michigan’s legal, cultural, and commercial hub.
The full position description is available at http://law.wayne.edu/about/dean-search.php. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations for the position should be sent by e-mail to the Dean Search Committee c/o Korn Ferry at WayneLaw@KornFerry.com.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2017. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Please direct any questions to the Search Committee c/o Korn Ferry by email.
Applications for the position must be submitted via the University’s online application system. Please visit http://jobs.wayne.edu to view the complete job posting and submit an online application. Refer to posting number F96764.
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.