Dean, School of
The University of Miami invites nominations and applications for
the position of Dean of the School of Law. The next Dean should be
an innovative thinker and approachable leader who welcomes the
opportunity to articulate a vision for the growth of a law school
that builds on its long history of excellence.
The University of Miami, considered among the top tier institutions
of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence,
superior medical care, and cutting-edge research, is the largest
private research university in the southeastern United States. The
University comprises eleven degree-granting schools and colleges,
which are Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Miami Business,
Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, the Miller School of
Medicine, the Patricia and Philip Frost School of Music, Nursing
and Health Studies, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and
Atmospheric Science. The core of the University is its 2,660
full-time faculty housed in three academic campuses within the
greater Miami area.
The University receives over $360 million annually in external
research funding and has been classified as a Doctoral University
with Highest Research Activity (R1) by the Carnegie Commission.
We strive to create an environment where everyone contributes to
making UM a great place to work through our values of Diversity,
Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and
The University of Miami School of Law, located on the 260-acre main
campus, has over 100 faculty members and an enrollment of about
1200 students. In addition to the juris doctorate degree, the Law
School offers a range of LLM degree programs, from its nationally
ranked tax program to the innovative Entertainment, Arts, and
Sports Law. The Law School offers joint degrees with several of the
university’s premier graduate schools.
The Dean, reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost,
is the School of Law’s chief academic officer with overall
responsibility for its academic programs, operating budget,
personnel management, strategic planning, public relations, and
fundraising. The Dean is also the School of Law’s principal
representative to the University, alumni, and the legal community.
The School is seeking a person with a national/international
reputation, high energy, enthusiasm, and vision to lead the
faculty. The School consists of an interdisciplinary group of
scholars, creative faculty and practitioners. The candidate should
be able to build upon this balance and continue to foster these
values to encourage scholarship, develop innovative educational
programs, and engage our local community.
The successful candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal,
managerial and leadership skills, and be able to foster an internal
culture of excellence. The position requires an individual who can
lead effectively and manage a large and dynamic school in a
multi-campus research university. Candidates must have credentials
appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor.
Leadership experience with responsibility for strategic
management of personnel, programs, and resources is strongly
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Applications must include a letter of interest
and curriculum vitae. All inquiries, nominations/ referrals, and
applications should be sent electronically and in confidence
The University of Miami is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.