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Associate Dean, Student Affairs School of Law

Position Title: Associate Dean, Student Affairs School of Law

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.

Essential Functions:
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 appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• 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 affairs.
• Licensed to practice law

Preferred Qualifications:
• 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.

Background Check Required

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