Position Announcement

Dean of the School of Law

The University of Missouri at Columbia (MU) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and actively contributes to decisions affecting the University at large as a member of the Council of Deans. The Dean is responsible for strategic planning and budgets; hiring faculty and staff; development activities; and building a climate of excellence in the College, and in all aspects of the University’s academic mission.

MU, part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, is one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. It is an AAU, Doctoral/Research Extensive, and Land-Grant institution with over 35,000 students. MU is located in Columbia, Missouri, one of America’s most livable cities.

Hulston Hall
John K. Hulston Hall  

The School of Law is a full-time J.D. and L.L.M.-granting institution, and is home to 37 full-time faculty and approximately 320 students. MU was the first U.S. law school to offer an L.L.M. exclusively focused on dispute resolution and consistently ranks as one of the top law schools in that field. The School is a charter member of the AALS and is fully accredited by ABA. For more information, please see http://law.missouri.edu/. The School strives to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views.

Qualifications

The Dean should have a distinguished record appropriate to academic appointment as full professor. The ideal candidate is committed to the School’s mission of teaching, research, service, and economic development; is a strong advocate for diversity; and can articulate a compelling vision for the School’s future. Candidates should have appropriate administrative experience. The Dean will devote a substantial amount of his/her time to development activities. S/he should have the highest standards of personal integrity, be committed to stimulating innovation in the School, and be able to communicate the School’s vision to all audiences.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

How to Apply

Nominations, applications, and inquiries, which will be treated in confidence, are welcomed and should be sent to: lawdeansearch@missouri.edu (preferred), or by postal service to: Chair, School of Law Dean Search, c/o Office of the Provost, University of Missouri, 110 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.

Applicants should submit: a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vitae, and other materials supporting candidacy, including names and contact information for at least four references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

For full consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, January 1, 2017. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee or the Provost via Teresa Davis at 573-884-5140 or davistl@missouri.edu with questions. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu

Campus Interview Schedule

Individual candidate information will be added approx. 48 hours in advance of the candidate's visit.

Rafael Gely

Rafael Gely

Director, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution
James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Curriculum Vitae | Letter of Interest

Sunday, February 19 - Tuesday, February 21
Open Forum: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, February 20, in Room 7, Hulston Hall
Reception: 5:00-6:00 p.m., Monday, February 20, Fireplace Lounge, Hulston Hall


Susan Duncan

Susan Hanley Duncan

Interim Dean
Professor of Law
Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville

Curriculum Vitae | Letter of Interest

Wednesday, February 22 - Friday, February 24
Open Forum: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23, in Room 7, Hulston Hall
Reception: 5:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23, Fireplace Lounge, Hulston Hall


Candidate #3 Campus Interview

Sunday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 7
Open Forum: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, in Room 7, Hulston Hall
Reception: 5:00-6:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, Fireplace Lounge, Hulston Hall


Candidate #4 Campus Interview

Tuesday, March 7 - Thursday, March 9
Open Forum: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in Room 7, Hulston Hall
Reception: 5:00-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, Fireplace Lounge, Hulston Hall


Search Committee

Chair Kristofer Hagglund
Dean
University of Missouri School of Health Professions

Amber Cheek, '12
Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager
University of Missouri

Bradley Craigmyle
J.D. Candidate
University of Missouri School of Law

Melody Richardson Daily, '86
Director, Legal Research & Writing and Clinical Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Randy Diamond
Director of Library and Technology Resources and Legal Research Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Chuck Henson
Trial Practice Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Robert H. Jerry II
Isidor Loeb Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Melesa Johnson, '14
Attorney
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice (Kansas City, Mo.)

Thom Lambert
Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance and Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Courtney Lauer
J.D. Candidate
University of Missouri School of Law

Erika Lietzan
Associate Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

W. Dudley McCarter, '75
Partner Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. (Clayton, MO)

Rigel C. Oliveri
Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law
Director
University of Missouri Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Alisha Rychnovsky
Manager of Business Administration
University of Missouri School of Law

Staff Support

For questions or to request more information about the position, contact:

Teresa L. Davis
Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator
110 Jesse Hall
573-884-5140
davistl@missouri.edu