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Dean, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

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Texas Southern University has retained the services of Diversified Search as consultants to the Board and Search Committee. Potential candidate screening will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Interested parties are encouraged to submit materials (including a cover letter, resumé or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least five professional references) by October 20, 2017. All communications will be treated confidentially. All nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed electronically to: TMSLDeanTSU@divsearch.com

Posting Details

Title Information

Security Sensitive Position? Yes
Hours of Work 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number TSU201856
Official TSU Title Dean, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Grant Title NA
Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

The Dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law is the chief academic and administrative officer and reports directly to the Provost/Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Research. The Dean will be charged with building on the law school’s recognized role as a leader in preparing ethical lawyers for practice. The Dean ensures that the Law School contributes to society through teaching, scholarship and service; and advances the Law School’s historical mission of providing opportunities in the legal profession for the underserved and the economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. The Thurgood Marshall School of Law has approximately 540 students and 39 full-time members of the faculty. In addition to offering the Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree, the Law School offers dual degrees in conjunction with two other schools at TSU. A J.D. /M.B.A. in conjunction with the Jesse H. Jones School of Business and a J.D. /M.P.A. in conjunction with the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland Law School. It also offers two concentrations as certificate programs: (1) Immigration & International Law, and (2) Government. Through its clinical program, the Law School provides special attention to the legal problems of the poor and disadvantaged. The Law School is also home to the Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, a research and writing think tank established in 1992 to help solve legal and social problems facing the urban community through scholarship and advocacy.

For more information on the Texas Southern University, visit http://www.tsu.edu/ or the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, visit http://www.tsulaw.edu/

Texas Southern University has retained the services of Diversified Search as consultants to the Board and Search Committee. Potential candidate screening will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Interested parties are encouraged to submit materials (including a cover letter, resumé or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least five professional references) by October 20, 2017. All communications will be treated confidentially. All nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed electronically to:
TMSLDeanTSU@divsearch.com

Essential Duties Summary

Must possess superior leadership and organizational skills as well as strong academic and professional credentials; and should have a record of achievement and a reputation in the academic community, bench, or bar reflecting consistent, high-order accomplishments in academia, law practice, or public service. Must also have a strong commitment to academic values that include teaching, scholarship, and service; and must have the ability to articulate and advance the mission of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law within the University, the Bar, the accrediting agencies, and the various constituents the Law School serves.

% FTE

100%

Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.
Education

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an ABA accredited college or university.

Required Licensing/Certification

Licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

NA

Work Experience

Must also have qualifications meriting appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

NA

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

NA

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

NA

Personal/Organizational Contacts

NA

Customer Service Relationships

NA

Working/Environmental Conditions

NA

Desired start date
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date 10/20/2017
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
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