Position Title: Associate Dean, Student Affairs School of
Department: School of Law - Administration
Advertised Pay: $105,000 - $120,000 DOE
Campus Location: Washburn University
The screening committee will review all eligible applications
submitted by June 5, 2023
Position Summary: Washburn University School of Law seeks an
outstanding Associate Dean for Student Affairs to serve as a
student advisor and liaison to faculty, administration, and staff.
Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Student
Affairs provides the strategic direction for a robust student life
program that addresses all aspects of the law school student
experience, from orientation to guidance on passing the Character
& Fitness requirements for bar licensing. The position is not
tenured or tenure-track. There is no expectation to teach or
publish, and this is not a pathway to a teaching position.
Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate sound
judgment and good interpersonal communication skills, including
counseling and conflict resolution skills. They will model
professionalism in all interactions and demonstrate the ability to
identify, prioritize, and solve problems. Successful applicants
will be oriented toward information-seeking, including soliciting
the input of others. They will understand formal and informal
organizational structures and constraints, as well as the ability
to articulate and advance organizational goals. Washburn University
is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution.
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs supervises numerous student
organizations that cultivate an inclusive student community,
facilitate student professional formation, and create an
environment in which all students can thrive.
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs counsels students on the
personal and academic issues they may face to facilitate the best
legal education experience possible.
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs has faculty status, serves
on university and law school committees, and attends and votes at
general faculty meetings.
Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as
• J.D. degree with superior academic achievement from an
ABA-accredited law school.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
• Knowledge of legal education and matters of student
• Licensed to practice law
• Five years of professional work experience.
• Experience in law teaching.
• Experience in other teaching, counseling, mentoring, professional
development, or student engagement.
• Familiarity with the regulations of the American Bar Association
and the Association of American Law Schools.