Oklahoma City University (OCU) invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. OCU seeks a new Dean of the School of Law who will partner with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Dean will be a collaborative leader with the ability to cast a vision for the school. He or she will also have strong administrative and interpersonal skills and will serve as the chief academic officer and chief administrator of the School of Law, will report to the President, and will ensure the school's commitment to providing a high-quality education for all students. He/she will be responsible for overseeing the academic programs of the school to assure the programs meet requirements of the board of trustees, the president and accrediting and membership entities. The Dean will represent the School of Law and the university in public speaking opportunities to further enhance the reputation of the university and the School of Law.
The successful candidate will possess stellar academic and professional credentials sufficient to engender respect from the academy, the state and the community at large. Preferably, the Dean will display both a successful record as a faculty member and evidence of leadership experience in higher education. The new Dean must understand shared governance and be adept in overseeing faculty and staff. He or she must possess a maturity that allows for a natural exchange of thought with a diverse student body, community partners, alumni and donors.
About Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University is a premiere institution with more than 100 years of service to students and the greater community. The United Methodist Church provided the financial foundation for the institution and has continued to be an important supporter. OCU is a coeducational and urban private university offering students the opportunity to excel in the sciences, religion, business, nursing, law and performing arts. With an enrollment of more than 2,400 students from 46 states and 43 foreign countries, the university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and many graduate degree programs, including those in law, business, nursing and physician assistant. The university has 10 different schools with programs that attract a wide variety of students, from recent high school graduates to those prepared for the rigors of graduate work.
The successful candidate should possess:
A Juris Doctor (J.D.) or other terminal degree in law from an ABA accredited institution and at least ten years of experience in the teaching and/or practice of law;
A record of successful fundraising experience and a demonstrated skill in partnering with university advancement officers to secure external gifts, grants and funding to support law school programs;
Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain relationships with external constituencies including donors, alumni and community members;
Experience with national and international issues affecting legal and graduate education;
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within the university, the School of Law and the larger legal community;
A commitment to shared governance with the law school faculty;
Applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submission of materials through the applicant portal listed below ensures confidentiality and is required.
Applications should be submitted to: https://highereddecisions.com/hedcs/ Included in this submission should be a cover letter, CV or resume and a list of five references with one being a supervisor, one being a peer, and one being a direct report. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)
Nomination letters should include the contact information of the nominee. All nominations will be handled in strict confidence and should be sent to Jan Asnicar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Oklahoma City University pledges to recruit, select, and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, and applications for admission or employment, without discrimination or segregation based on sex (gender), race, age, ancestry, color, disability, genetic history, national origin, marital status, medical condition, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, parenting status, status as a veteran, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.