Director of Dean Rusk International Law Center

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Director of Dean Rusk International Law Center


Law School-Rusk Intl Law Ctr

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

  • Monday- Friday, 8AM-5PM
  • Some evenings and weekends are required.
  • Ability to travel (domestic and international) on a limited basis

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Director. Subdivision/Unit AD





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience working with international students and faculty in a higher education setting.
-Experience living, working, or studying abroad.
-Familiarity with UGA/USG student, global education, and study-away policies/processes.
-Graduate or terminal degree.
-Demonstrated experience with program administration.
-Supervisory experience.

Position Summary:

The Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center provides guidance, leadership, and strategic initiatives to the UGA School of Law regarding international law. The position will support international law academics, mainly through the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, oversee global student opportunities, facilitate international law faculty exchange programs, organize international and related legal conferences or trainings, and international law research initiatives, including grant activity.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

- Demonstrates leadership and professionalism
- Knowledge of the international law field
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to collaborate with other senior administrators in the Law School, at UGA, and within the international law community.
- Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of students and employees

Physical Demands:

-Ability to travel

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Oversee and direct all programming and resource development related to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. In coordination with other Dean Rusk staff: administering the recruiting cycle, admissions process, managing scholarship awards, developing enrollment plans and corresponding revenue effects, awarding Graduate Assistantships, coordinating with other UGA offices as needed for immigration processes, and developing ongoing program support for LLM students.

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Oversee the development and implementation of international law programs or placements for students. This would include the Global Governance Summer School Program, in Belgium, Global Externship Overseas (GEO) and the year-round Global Externship At-Home (GEA).

Programmatic administration could include: preparation of budget, substance of program offering or placement, secure approval from all accrediting/oversight entities (internal and external), work with partner institutions and faculty to develop curriculum, organize professional development trips, logistics, and develop and implement strategies for marketing and recruiting of students.

Oversee the faculty exchange program and academic conferences.

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Develop and administer the Dean Rusk International Law Center budget, including developing alternative revenue streams through enrollment models, program revenue, conferences, grants, training, etc. Ensures all purchases, reimbursements, University-related travel, and events adhere to UGA’s policies and procedures. Maintain appropriate petty cash records and controls.

Serve as the leader of the Dean Rusk Center and supervise 4 direct reports and multiple indirect student reports. Adhere to all UGA HR and Payroll policies and procedures including performance evaluations, hiring and onboarding, time and absences approvals, employee development, and UGA required training.

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Collaborate and serve as a member of the Law School Senior Leadership Team. Represent the Law School’s Dean Rusk International Law Center at functions to internal and external audiences.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

UGA School of Law Budget Office

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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