Golden Gate University Law School - Dean

16 Aug 2012 5:37 PM | Donna Lee
Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the School of Law. Golden Gate University, in San Francisco, CA, is a private not for profit institution and a major center for professional study in the fields of business, taxation, accounting, and law. The school is in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
Golden Gate University School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the western United States. It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California, and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The Law school offers a full-time day program and a part-time evening program leading to the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree. Students may also earn an LL.M. in five areas, as well as an S.J.D. graduate degree.
The law faculty is accomplished and diverse, and most full-time faculty practiced law before teaching. They are experts in a wide range of legal areas. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1, and professors are committed to being accessible to students.
We seek a visionary and dynamic leader to guide the law school in the 21st Century. The successful dean of Golden Gate University School of Law will be an accomplished legal scholar, an innovative thinker, and an outstanding administrator. The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Law. S/he reports directly to the President of the University and is a member of the University's senior management team. Among the dean’s specific responsibilities are: providing leadership in long-range and strategic planning that addresses evolving academic and financial challenges and opportunities facing legal education; planning and executing student recruitment efforts to attract a highly qualified and diverse student body and meet enrollment goals; leading the law school’s advancement activities; serving as principal liaison between the University and the American Bar Association; and maintaining connections with the legal communities we serve.
The dean must have a J.D., L.L.B. or equivalent degree from an ABA-accredited law school. The dean must also be able to demonstrate success in the following areas: a record of academic and scholarly accomplishment sufficient to merit appointment as a full professor of law with tenure; the ability to attract, retain and develop outstanding faculty, students and staff; a commitment to collegiality across the University, with the ability to nurture a strong sense of community among and between all schools; and a commitment to fundraising and other university advancement activities.
For a more complete profile of Golden Gate University, the Law School, and the Law School Dean position, see
To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter describing how their background, interests and qualifications meet or exceed the position’s requirements; a curriculum vita; and a list of five or more business references with contact information (including e-mail address). All application materials, which will be kept strictly confidential, should be submitted electronically (Adobe PDF or MS Word format).  Review of applications will begin in the fall. Candidates who apply by October 1, 2012 will receive full consideration. The Law School Dean Search Committee strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. Golden Gate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Direct inquiries, nominations, and application packets to:
Terri Shultis, Director of Human Resources
Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street. San Francisco, CA 94105


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