Dean, Rosenberg College of Law – Internal Candidates Only

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Job TitleDean, Rosenberg College of Law – Internal Candidates OnlyRequisition NumberFE02448Working TitleDepartment Name89000:ProvostWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusTenure TrackRequired Education

J.D. or the equivalent, along with the academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement that merits tenure at the Professor level in the Rosenberg College of Law.

Required Related Experience

Strong leadership and administrative skills; demonstrated ability in management including strategic planning, curricular development and evaluation.

A proven track record of scholarly activity. Commitment to achieving exceptional standards in legal education.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the J. David Rosenberg College of Law. The Rosenberg College of Law strives to be an outstanding public law school. In education, the College prepares graduates to be responsible members and leaders of the legal profession, Commonwealth, and Nation who are dedicated to the highest standards of ethics, excellence, and professionalism. In scholarship, the College engages in robust exploration and dissemination of ideas examining the law, legal institutions, and the role of law in society at the state, national and international levels. In engagement and outreach, the College serves the community and the profession by enhancing public understanding of law, engaging in law reform, delivering continuing legal education, and providing legal services to the indigent. The College’s education and research mission are enhanced by the Law Library, which serves the legal research needs of faculty and students, as well as alumni, members of the Kentucky bar, and the general public.

The faculty and staff of the College serve just under 400 students in pursuit of Juris Doctor degrees.

The Dean of the Rosenberg College of Law is the chief academic and administrative officer as well as the spokesperson for the College. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean provides strong leadership and strategic direction for the College.

The Dean’s primary responsibilities include the following:
•Provide leadership and support for innovative teaching and research at the College, ensuring alignment with the current needs of the legal profession and the requirements of accreditation.
•Lead the College in cultivating a variety of offerings in its legal education program, scholarly endeavors, and community engagement.
•Oversee the recruitment, development, and retention of faculty, staff, and students, with an intentional focus on diversity, equality, and fairness.
•Provide vision and strategic decision-making to engage the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other supporters to realize the College’s goals.
•Serve as an advocate for the College.
•Administer the College’s budget amidst a challenging fiscal environment.
•Engage with donors and partners to secure philanthropic support for the College’s mission.

Only internal candidates are being considered at this time.

Application materials should include a CV and letter of interest.

Confidential inquiries and nominations may be directed via email to the Office of the Provost at [email protected]

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

•Demonstrated experience in and a detailed understanding of legal education.
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including record of cooperative, and transparent communication and relationship-building with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community.
•Development and fundraising skills, in order to lead the College in reaching its philanthropic goals, including “Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign” goals.
•Strong advocacy to secure resources necessary for the improvement of the College.
•Knowledge of budget management in an academic environment.
•Experience in leading/managing diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students. Ability to build and empower a strong team of professionals.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience

Experience in budgetary and operational management.
Experience in developing methods to recognize and support excellence in teaching.

Deadline to Apply10/22/2020Open Until FilledNoUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised, other than on the UK Jobs system?
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
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    • None of the above
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  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 10/16/2020
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