Requisition Number: 0904214
Department: 24010000-LW-DEANS OFFICE
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The University of Florida Levin College of Law invites applications, nominations and inquiries for the position of Dean.
The University of Florida (UF) seeks a creative and energetic leader to serve as Dean of the Levin College of Law. The University of Florida Levin College of Law (UF Law) has a longstanding tradition of producing national leaders. It placed first in Florida, fourth among public schools, and eighth overall in "output," i.e., the caliber of a school's graduates. It ranked fourth among public law schools in 2011 (eighth overall) in the number of its graduates serving as federal district and circuit court judges; more than 250 graduates serve as state appellate and trial judges in Florida, and many serve in those roles in other states as well.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UF Law 23rd among public law schools and 46th overall; its Tax Program first among publics and third overall; Environmental Law at fifth among publics and 12th overall. UF Law also continues to be highly rated in terms of reputation - 10th among publics and 26th overall in the assessment of practicing lawyers and judges, and 15th among publics and 35th overall in the assessment of academics. UF Law was accredited in 1925 by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The generosity of its loyal alumni and friends, including college namesake Fredric G. Levin, a prominent trial lawyer, makes the college one of the nation's best endowed public law schools in the United States.
The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of UF Law. The Dean sets the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment by providing strategic vision for and operational leadership of UF Law. The Dean is responsible for the leadership and management of the college's faculty, students and staff, including developing the college's curriculum, overseeing programs, cultivating resources and managing its finances. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and also serves as a member of the University's senior administrative team.
UF Law is part of a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university, and is located in North Central Florida, one of the country's most desirable areas. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities.
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The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
Minimum Requirements: UF Law seeks a creative and ambitious individual with the vision necessary to build on its momentum in a challenging and complex environment for legal education. Applicants for Dean of UF Law should possess a record of professional accomplishments (in an academic setting or otherwise) appropriate for the position of Dean and a tenured member of the faculty.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately. Applications are encouraged by January 17, 2014 to ensure full consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter summarizing qualifications and interest, along with a CV to: Korn/Ferry International, c/o John F. Amer, Esq., Partner, 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2600, Los Angeles, CA 90067 by email to UFLaw@kornferry.com. Inquiries may also be directed to Korn/Ferry by phone at (310) 556-8577.