From our colleagues at Vermont:
President/Dean Search: Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School (VLS) seeks applications and nominations for a new President and Dean who will lead our community and advance the mission of the school. VLS is a private, independent law school established in 1972. The new President and Dean will have the opportunity to build on the momentum that the law school is experiencing and will assume the position in July 2012.
The reach of Vermont Law School is national and global, with more than 95 percent of our 600 students coming from states outside Vermont and from 20 foreign nations. The school offers a strong core curriculum that is supported and enhanced by a variety of institutes and experiential programs. Vermont Law School offers the largest graduate Environmental Law program in the country and has consistently been top-ranked in this specialty. In our nationally recognized Experiential Learning Program, students may put theory and doctrine into practice through our award-winning General Practice Program or Semester in Practice Program, or by participating in our many legal clinics, internships and externships.
The law school's extensive International and Comparative Law Programs exemplify the school motto, "Law for the Community and the World." We are one of the few law schools in the U.S. to offer international dual degrees. Our students may earn a JD together with a degree from the University of Cambridge, the University of Cergy-Pontoise or the University of Seville. We also offer semester exchanges with McGill University, the University of Cergy-Pontoise, the University of Trento, and, beginning this year, with Renmin University in Beijing.
Our new distance learning program allows professionals to continue working while pursuing an LLM or MELP degree in environmental law and policy through an innovative, academically rigorous online program.
The new Dean should be able to communicate a vision and implement policies consistent with the school’s mission; provide collaborative and effective leadership; lead within a culture of shared governance with the VLS faculty, staff, students and Board of Trustees; sustain, promote, and enhance the teaching, service, and research activities of the VLS faculty, staff and students; and support the school's commitment to diversity that is central to our inclusive community. More information on the opportunity to lead this entrepreneurial institution is available in the announcement here.
Inquiries regarding the position may be made to Professor Mark Latham, co-chair of the Vermont Law School Dean Search Committee, at 802 831-1226,email@example.com. Initial inquiries and applications will be kept in strictest confidence.