Dean of Ave Maria School of Law

Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 24, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Ave Maria School of Law

Dean of Law School

The Ave Maria School of Law seeks a creative, dynamic, and ambitious leader with a track record of leadership tempered by Christian humility that inspires trust, respect, and confidence in others, and who has a deep commitment to the school’s Catholic mission. The successful candidate will possess strong public communication skills, the academic qualifications required to hold a tenured appointment on the Faculty of Law, and will have a record of achievement in legal research, teaching, and community engagement. He or she will prioritize academic success and relationship with alumni and friends to further develop support, including financial, for Ave Maria School of Law. He or she will possess strong financial and administrative experience and have a deep commitment to legal education, student success, faculty development, and scholarship. In addition, the successful candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of the changing landscape of legal education and a vision for Ave Maria School of Law’s role in the future of legal education.

Ave Maria School of Law is dedicated to educating lawyers with the finest professional skills. Founded in 2000 and inspired by Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et Ratio, Ave Maria School of Law offers a distinctive legal education – an education characterized by the harmony of faith and reason. Formed by outstanding professional training and a distinctive educational philosophy, Ave Maria’s graduates are equipped for leading positions in law firms, corporate legal offices, the judiciary, and the national, state, and local government.

Ave Maria School of Law offers an outstanding legal education in fidelity to the Catholic Faith as expressed through Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the teaching authority of the Church. Located in beautiful Naples, Florida, Ave Maria School of Law is well positioned to train the next generation of leaders in the legal professions.  Additional information about the School of Law can be found at

Interested parties should submit a cover letter expressing the candidate’s interests and qualifications, a resume or curriculum vitae, and at least three professional references to: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for fullest consideration, they should be received by March 12, 2021.


Statement of Non-Discrimination:  Ave Maria School of Law recognizes the inherent value and dignity of all members of the human family.  It values equal opportunity and seeks racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.  The Law School does not preclude admission or retention of students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran.  The Law School maintains its Catholic character but is open to persons of all religious faiths who respect the goals of Ave Maria School of Law and whose conduct does not undermine the Law School’s religious goals or compromise its Catholic identity.