UCLA Law School - Associate Dean for Curriculum & Academic Affairs

19 Dec 2012 3:06 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs.  Reporting directly to the Dean of the law school, the Associate Dean will work closely with the Faculty Vice Deans as well as with multiple faculty, other administrators, and staff within the law school. 

The Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs will plan and oversee curriculum and curricular development; supervise student support programs, such as Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Academic Support and Lawyering Skills; be responsible for hiring, supervising and re-appointing of non-ladder (non-tenure track) instructional staff; and take on other strategic initiatives. 

The person in this position must have the legal background that enables him or her to write substantive academic plans and personnel reviews, and to exercise creativity and good judgment about curricular issues.  Some teaching duties may be assigned, depending upon interest, background, and other workload requirements. 

Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of successful law practice, legal academic, or related experience; demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in legal curricular and academic planning preferred.  The successful candidate must be committed to professional creativity which may include research or other creative work, such as professional publications, law reform activities, significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations and University or public service as part of their appointment. 

The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a year-round, non-tenure track, academic position.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See; and

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references to the attention of:

Edna Sasis, Office of the Dean, UCLA School of Law,

405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476


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The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity


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