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February 2, 2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Dean, School of Law

The University of Texas at Austin seeks a highly qualified individual as Dean of the School of Law. The Dean is responsible for providing academic and scholarly leadership and administration to the School; furthering the continued development of nationally recognized programs of instruction, research, and public service; enhancing a collegial atmosphere and learning environment through open and effective interaction with faculty, students, staff, the campus's other units, and external constituencies. As the chief executive officer of the School, the Dean, like the University's 16 other deans, reports to the University's chief academic officer: the Executive Vice President and Provost.

The Dean must be a dynamic leader who can effectively manage a nationally recognized School of Law. In Fall 2005, the School enrolled 1427 students. The tenured and tenure-track faculty numbers 62; the School's operating budget for 2005-06 is $37 million, and its endowment is $158 million. Please consult the School's website at for further information.

Candidates for this position should possess the following qualifications:

An earned law degree and distinction sufficient to merit the rank of full professor (with tenure) in the School of Law.

National recognition for accomplishments in education, research, and professional activities.

Successful administrative experience at a significant level with leadership, managerial, and communicative skills.

An ability and desire to lead the School to even greater national distinction and recognition.

Experience in securing financial support for research and educational purposes and in raising funds in the private sector.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until March 3, 2006; after this date the Committee has the discretion to consider additional applicants. A letter discussing relevant experience and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references, with phone numbers and e-mail addresses, should accompany applications. These materials should be sent either by mail or electronically to:

Consultative Committee for the Selection of
The Dean of the School of Law
c/o Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station G1000
Austin, Texas 78712


The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.