Would You Like to Be a Dean — or Do You Know Someone Who Should Be?

The University of Missouri at Columbia (MU) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the School of Law.  The Dean reports directly to the Provost and actively contributes to decisions affecting the University at large as a member of the Council of Deans.  The Dean is responsible for strategic planning and budgets; hiring faculty and staff; development activities; and building a climate of excellence in the College, and in all aspects of the University’s academic mission.

MU, part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, is one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States.  It is an AAU, Doctoral/Research Extensive, and Land-Grant institution with over 35,000 students.   MU is located in Columbia, Missouri, one of America’s most livable cities.

The School of Law is a full-time J.D. and L.L.M.-granting institution, and is home to 37 full-time faculty and approximately 320 students.  MU was the first U.S. law school to offer an L.L.M. exclusively focused on dispute resolution and consistently ranks as one of the top law schools in that field.  The School is a charter member of the AALS and is fully accredited by ABA.   For more information, please see visit our website.  The School strives to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views.

Qualifications:  The Dean should have a distinguished record appropriate to academic appointment as full professor.  The ideal candidate is committed to the School’s mission of teaching, research, service, and economic development; is a strong advocate for diversity; and can articulate a compelling vision for the School’s future.  Candidates should have appropriate administrative experience.  The Dean will devote a substantial amount of his/her time to development activities.  S/he should have the highest standards of personal integrity, be committed to stimulating innovation in the School, and be able to communicate the School’s vision to all audiences.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students.  We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries, which will be treated in confidence, are welcomed and should be sent to this email  (preferred), or by postal service to:  Chair, School of Law Dean Search, c/o Office of the Provost, University of Missouri, 110 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.  Applicants should submit: a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vitae, and other materials supporting candidacy, including names and contact information for at least four references.  References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

For full consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, January 1, 2017.  Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee or the Provost via Teresa Davis at her email or 573-884-5140 or with questions.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.  Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.  To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or this email