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Assistant Dean for International Affairs, Law School
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 05/11/2022
Category
Executive-Dean-Law And Legal Studies
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Review of applications will begin May 25, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Summary

Reporting to the Dean of the Michigan Law School, the Assistant Dean for International Affairs will exercise overall responsibility for the daily operation of the Law School’s long-standing Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) and Michigan Law’s graduate programs, student exchanges,  international and comparative law initiatives and relationships, and national and international outreach for the Law School, while coordinating with a CICL faculty director, senior administrators, the Law School’s faculty Global Affairs Committee (G.A.C.),  and other faculty members. The Assistant Dean participates in recruitment of international students for the Law School’s LL.M., S.J.D., and research scholar programs, and, in coordination with the Global Affairs Committee, S.J.D. admissions and foreign research scholar acceptances. They will advise and oversee matriculated LL.M, S.J.D. students and incoming foreign exchange students, coordinate semester exchange programs for J.D. students interested in studying or working abroad, and in conjunction with the Office of Career Placement, career development opportunities for foreign students and U.S. students interested in working internationally. The Assistant Dean will also collaborate with the G.A.C. regarding existing or potential relationships with foreign partner law schools across the globe, and outreach to support the Michigan Law School as a center of international and foreign law legal scholarship.

Who We Are

Since 1859, the University of Michigan Law School has offered its students one of the world's finest legal educations in a setting of stunning physical beauty. The Law School's faculty of more than 100 teachers are counted among the most prestigious in the U.S., and its strength is fortified by more than 100 business and professional staff. Michigan Law boasts approximately 1,000 students, and more than 23,000 alumni, who are leaders in law, business, and public service in countries across the globe. Michigan Law is widely regarded as one of the nation's top 10 law schools.

At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.
 

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will possess a Juris Doctor degree or equivalent; Knowledge about the U.S. legal system and legal educational and career landscapes; Significant experience in legal practice, legal education, or law-related work with a global dimension; Cross-cultural competency; Substantial organizational and administrative experience, including the ability to give close attention to program management details and to offer sustained follow-up on existing and new initiatives, as well as competence in budget management; Interpersonal skills for interaction and collaboration with, and support for, diverse stakeholders in the law school’s and university’s global missions, including students, faculty, administrators, and alumni; Eagerness to represent the University of Michigan Law School externally, including with alumni, visitors, donors and potential donors, and representatives of other institutions in the U.S. and abroad; A capacity for creative and strategic thinking, including for program development regarding existing and future global initiatives; and must be available for, and experienced with respect to, regular international travel. Additional desired qualifications include: Foreign language competency; experience traveling, studying or working internationally; and experience working in higher education, in particular with global aspects. 

Application Deadline

Spelman Johnson is assisting with the search for this position. Review of applications will begin May 25, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at lpb@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email info@spelmanjohnson.com.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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