Dean of Admission
Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.
Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.
We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.
We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
- Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
- Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
- Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
- Pre-tax commuter benefit
- Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
- Discounted home and auto insurance
Suffolk University Law School is delighted to announce the opportunity to serve as our new Dean of Admission.
The leader of our admissions team will have the opportunity to leverage Suffolk Law’s unparalleled strength in practical skills training to attract outstanding, promising and diverse law students. For example, we are the only law school in the nation ranked in the top 20% in all U.S. News skills categories for six years in a row. (This year, the rankings included Legal Writing at #4, Clinics at #15, Trial Advocacy at #24, and Dispute Resolution at #32.) Moreover, our overall U.S. News ranking has climbed 15 spots in the last 3 years. Suffolk Law is also a leader in legal tech, having twice been named the top school in the nation in that area by preLaw Magazine (2018 and 2021).
Our strengths have contributed to a dramatic 8-point rise in our median LSAT score over the last 6 years, and we have seen a 40% increase in applications during the current admissions cycle. We also have reported our strongest employment outcomes in more than 30 years, besting the national average for the percentage of our graduates in full-time, long-term jobs where a JD is required or a significant advantage.
This opportunity to be a part of the Law School’s dynamic, diverse team requires a leader with a highly successful record of results-oriented achievements in all aspects of admissions, such as developing strategies for applicant growth, thinking creatively about marketing, making data-driven decisions about scholarships, increasing the diversity of applicants and enrollees, and reducing the “melt” of deposited students. A J.D. is recommended but not required.
We encourage you to apply for the opportunity to join Suffolk Law as we continue to advance the Law School and the success of our graduates!
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.
Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. For more information on Suffolk Law’s commitment to diversity, please see https://www.suffolk.edu/about/mission-history/diversity-inclusion .