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Dean Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's outstanding public research universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the Law School. The dean leads the advancement of the School through its legal education programs, through its research initiatives, and by building strong internal and external communities to support the School's continued success and growth.

The University seeks an individual with a record of visionary leadership who can extend the School's positive trajectory in advancing its excellence in research/scholarship, legal education, and public service. The dean serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the School with responsibility for faculty and staff development, personnel oversight, fundraising, budget planning and management, curriculum, and student academic affairs.

The School, with a budget of $30 million, is comprised of approximately 30 tenured and tenure track faculty, 30 clinical professors, 70 professional and civil service staff, and 650 Juris Doctor, 40 master's and seven Doctor of Juridical Science students.

The successful candidate will possess a record of achievement that qualifies them for tenure at the rank of full professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Candidates with prior law school teaching and administrative experience are preferred, as is evidence of scholarship (for example, journal articles, books, judicial opinions, or other professional writings). Other candidates with significant leadership experience will also be considered.

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Nominations, inquiries, and applications (which should include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position) should be submitted via this website.

Tim McFeeley is leading this search with Jeff Kessner.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). Candidates who are selected as finalists will be invited for campus interviews and their names will be announced publicly.
 The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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