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Dean of the College of Law

DePaul University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Dean of the College of Law

Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission, DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic institution of higher education and also the largest private university in the Midwest. Anchored in the global city of Chicago, the University is committed to outstanding teaching, academic excellence, real-world experience, community engagement, and systemic change. A Carnegie doctoral/research institution, DePaul serves more than 21,000 full- and part-time students. Its 864 full-time and 860 part-time faculty members pursue the preservation, enrichment, and transmission of knowledge and culture across a broad scope of academic disciplines. DePaul’s ten colleges and schools are spread across two major campuses: Lincoln Park Campus and the Loop Campus.

DePaul’s highly regarded College of Law is seeking an experienced and innovative leader as its next dean. Located on the Loop Campus in downtown Chicago, the College of Law maintains deep ties across Chicago’s legal community. The College of Law is committed to improving society by educating purpose-driven lawyers who will serve the profession and the public with integrity and compassion and strives to provide an academically rigorous, experiential, community-engaged education that prepares students to contribute as leaders in the diverse world of legal practice. The community fosters a thriving and open academic culture that embraces a variety of viewpoints and diverse perspectives and is supportive of productive faculty who care deeply about research, teaching, and innovation. Experiential learning is a hallmark of a DePaul legal education, and the College offers a JD, a number of joint degree programs, five Master of Laws programs, and a Master of Legal Studies degree, in addition to certificates in Health Law.

Reporting to Provost Salma Ghanem, the next dean will work closely with roughly 445 day and 140 evening JD students, 36 full-time and 101 non-full-time faculty, and an administrative staff of 11. While overseeing a budget of approximately $14 million, the dean will prioritize fundraising and community engagement, will bring an innovative mindset to program development, and will ensure healthy enrollment numbers and student success outcomes. Furthermore, the dean will have the opportunity to shape and implement the College’s strategic plan and will serve as a collaborative colleague and partner with colleges and administrative units across the University.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications (CV/résumé and a letter of interest) to:

Julie E. Tea, Managing Director
Anne E. Koellhoffer, Managing Associate
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