UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW
ASSOCIATE / ASSISTANT DEAN
Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service
Available July 1, 2014
The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as a key member of the Dean’s administrative team as Associate or Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service. Reporting directly to the Dean of the Law School, the Associate/Assistant Dean will work closely with the Faculty Vice Deans, the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs, as well as with multiple faculty, other administrators, and staff within the Law School.
The Associate/Assistant Dean also will serve as a liaison between the Dean’s Office and the faculty’s Experiential Learning & Skills, Externship and Public Interest Committees. The Associate/Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning with the aim of expanding and promoting excellence in clinical, experiential, and public service programs including the Clinical Program, the Lawyering Skills Program, the Externship Program, and the Office of Public Interest Law Program. A key responsibility will be overseeing the implementation of the comprehensive expansion and reorganization of the clinical program approved by the faculty. Overall, these duties will require the Associate/Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the Law School community and to think strategically about Law School objectives. The Associate/Assistant Dean will be expected to devote at least 25% of his/her time to teaching in one of the programs that s/he oversees.
Candidates must have the background and familiarity with clinical legal education, legal skills training, externship development and supervision, and public service programs to enable him or her to understand and participate in the academic program, write substantive academic proposals and personnel reviews, and exercise creativity and good judgment about the Law School programs generally and in particular about the functions the Associate/Assistant Dean directly supervises.
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 the appointment.
The salary, title, 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 https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 30, 2013 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.
Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00047 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least two professional references to the attention of:
Office of the Dean
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
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.