The University of Iowa invites applications and nominations for the position of N. William Hines Dean, College of Law.
The University of Iowa seeks a bold and visionary dean to join a collegial and vibrant community of colleagues and students to lead the state's nationally recognized law school. Ranked 20th overall and 6th among public law schools, the College of Law reaches across the nation and the world through its diverse student body, faculty, and alumni. Benefitting from a major fundraising campaign that surpassed goals, the next dean will be positioned to move the school forward by creating new and innovative opportunities to learn, teach, and serve.
As the senior academic officer, the dean provides strategic leadership by working within a system of shared governance that is fundamental to the core mission of the law school and wider University. In the role of senior financial officer, the dean manages and generates resources, oversees operations, and exercises authority over programs and budgets. As one of the University's top leaders, the dean reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost and benefits from a strong working relationship with other deans at a first-rate University dedicated to excellent teaching, interdisciplinary research, and meaningful public engagement.
About the College of Law
The University of Iowa College of Law offers students a unique opportunity for a high-quality legal education, access to major job markets, and hands-on experience at an excellent value. Founded in 1865, Iowa Law marked its 150th anniversary with a successful $50 million capital campaign providing new resources to strengthen its programs and innovate.
Iowa Law has a strong record of student success. Boasting a bar passage rates that exceed the national average, its graduates take their first jobs at some of the most prestigious law firms, public interest organizations and clerkships throughout the country. In addition to College of Law's strong rankings in the 2017 US News & World Report survey, National Jurist has named Iowa Law as a
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.