Campbell University invites letters of applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. A profile on this opportunity is available at http://www.myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/file/Campbell.pdf 
Campbell University seeks a strategic thinker and proven leader to become the next Dean of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Dean will continue the strong upward trajectory of the law school, building on its tremendous success, and will distinguish the school in a highly competitive legal environment.
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The Dean is the chief academic officer and administrator of the Law School, providing leadership, advocacy, and guidance that advance its goals. The Dean will have the opportunity further to capitalize on the Law School’s recent move to Raleigh and execute a plan to enable the school to achieve even greater success.
From the position of Law Dean, the individual will also serve on the Council of Deans, University Planning Council, and other administrative bodies that provide important leadership affecting the broader University. The Dean reports directly to the University Provost.
The Law Dean is expected to have an impressive record of academic achievement and professional accomplishment. The Dean must hold a Juris Doctorate degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and is expected to have a scholarship record appropriate for a tenured professorship. Some experience as a practitioner in law is preferred.
The Dean is expected to have leadership traits that will support the school’s achievement of its strategic objectives and overall mission. These traits include integrity, vision, innovation, sound judgment, sincerity, enthusiasm, and creativity.
The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
--A strong commitment to the academic values appropriate to the school’s mission
--Excellent communication skills
--Excellent administrative skills, including the ability to make, communicate, and implement sound decisions; to develop and manage budgets and project schedules; to delegate responsibilities while ensuring accountability
--A commitment to recruitment and advancement functions appropriate to the school’s context
--An exemplary work ethic
--A firm grasp of the nature of the legal profession in general, and legal education in particular.
The Dean also will be expected to perform the following specific roles:
--Provide leadership in supporting the Christian purposes of the school, while embracing diverse views and open dialogue in exploration of the ethical and religious aspects of legal education
--Retain and recruit excellent faculty and staff
--Cultivate professional relationships and connections within the local, regional, and national legal communities
--Effectively engage constituencies both within and outside of the legal profession
--Engage alumni, foundations, and other donors to generate financial and other types of support for the school’s programs and initiatives
--Embrace diversity among faculty, staff, and students
--Work effectively with the University’s senior leadership
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THE LAW SCHOOL
The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law opened in 1976 on the Campbell University campus in Buies Creek, North Carolina, located 30 miles outside of Raleigh. In 2009, the school moved to downtown Raleigh. The new state-of-the-art legal education facility is within blocks of the North Carolina general assembly, appellate courts, state and federal offices, major law firms, and corporate offices and headquarters.
The move to the state capital strengthened the Law School’s ability to attract students and faculty, build relationships within the legal community, and develop partnerships for programs and initiatives.
The Law School provides a liberal arts legal education designed to assist talented students in developing strong moral character, disciplined and creative minds, and superb professional skills for purposeful lives of leadership and service to their communities. The school has had the highest overall average passage rate on the North Carolina Bar Exam for the past 25 years. In 2012, the Law School was recognized as having a student career placement rate in the top 25 among all U.S. law schools.
The Law School has a rich history of developing lawyers with practical skills. As part of an institution with a Christian heritage, the school seeks to instill in its students the ethical practice of law with an understanding that people matter.
The school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program.
The faculty is a community of scholars who make teaching their priority. They devote substantial time to serving as mentors, coaches, and professional role models. All faculty members have open-door office policies and are willing to consult regularly with students one-to-one. The professors are deeply committed to the search for knowledge through meaningful legal scholarship, while maintaining their devotion to the academic success and professional development of each student.
The school has an enrollment of 475 students and more than 3,200 alumni. Along with the Juris Doctorate degree, the school’s educational program includes elective concentrations in Advocacy, Business, and Intellectual Property. Four dual-degree programs are available: Juris Doctorate/Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate/Master of Trust and Wealth Management through Campbell University’s School of Business; Juris Doctorate/Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate/Master of Public Administration in partnership with North Carolina State University.
ABOUT CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY
Celebrating its 126th year, Campbell University is a leading private university in North Carolina, with an enrollment of more than 6,000 students. The historic campus is located in Buies Creek, 30 miles outside of Raleigh.
The University’s mission is to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service.
Informed and inspired by Christian principles and perspectives, the University excels in preparing students both in the liberal arts and sciences and in the professions. Its schools include the College of Arts and Sciences, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, the School of Education, the Divinity School, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. A School of Osteopathic Medicine is projected to open in August of 2013.
ABOUT RALEIGH, NC
The capital and second largest city of North Carolina, Raleigh is a diverse community, located only 2.5 hours from the Atlantic Ocean and 3 hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill has been recognized repeatedly for the opportunities it provides to students and young professionals. The well-known Research Triangle Park is an international center of medical care and research with one of the nation’s highest concentrations of physicians and health care professionals.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Campbell University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.
To apply, submit a letter summarizing interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information on three references to:
Application deadline is Jan. 28, 2013.
Confidential inquiries are welcomed.
Myers McRae Executive Search is assisting Campbell University with this search. The lead consultants are: Emily Parker Myers, President & CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, Executive Vice President & COO.
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