Golden Gate University (GGU), a private, not-for-profit institution with a notable record of expanding access to professional education for many generations of adult students, is seeking a strategic and visionary Dean to lead its 117-year-old School of Law in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Reporting directly to the University President, the Law School Dean is the chief executive and academic officer of the School of Law. Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited institution whose scholarly work merits appointment as a full professor of law with tenure.
GGU Law offers full-time day and part-time evening programs leading to a J.D., as well as a doctorate in International Legal Studies and LL.M. degrees in seven legal specializations. We offer the only LL.Ms in Estate Planning and Trust and Probate Law in the western United States. Legal education at GGU Law is greatly enriched by the diverse backgrounds and experiences brought to the program by our students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college or law school. The National Jurist recently ranked GGU as the best provider of practical skills training among Northern California law schools.
The successful candidate for this role should be able to capitalize on the many advantages offered by GGU Law, including our distinctive location, our award-winning clinics and other practical learning courses, a large alumni network, and engaged faculty and staff who are committed to the professional success of our students.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.ggu.edu/jobs. Candidates must submit a cover letter with a short summary describing how their qualifications meet or exceed the position’s requirements; a curriculum vita; and a list of five or more business references with contact information (including e-mail address). All application materials, which will be kept strictly confidential, should be submitted electronically (Adobe PDF or MS Word format).
Review of applications will begin in the spring with strongest consideration given to those received by March 24, 2017. The Law School Dean Search Committee strongly encourages nominations and applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. Golden Gate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Direct inquiries and nominations to:
Professor Michele Neitz, Law Dean Search Committee Chair