Dean of the College of Law

Position Overview

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The University of Idaho (U of I) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and visionary leader with a record of significant impact to serve as the next dean of the College of Law (COL). The new dean will effectively promote and foster academic excellence, grow enrollment, enhance research and scholarship, guide and implement strategic planning, engage with key constituencies and stakeholders, expand sources of revenue and philanthropy, and work collaboratively with the University and other colleges on interdisciplinary and innovative collaboration.

Founded in 1889, University of Idaho is Idaho’s land-grant university providing high quality and accessible education while playing an important role in the state’s economic prosperity by forging partnerships to improve the lives of Idahoans. As the only law school in Idaho, the COL is committed to providing a program of legal education with a commitment to excellence and increased access for underserved populations, engagement in education for the public, practicing bar, government, and the judiciary, and a dedication to providing high impact service to the public, and scholarly innovation with high impact. For more than 110 years, the COL has built on a foundation of excellence dedicated to public service, education of leaders for Idaho and the Inland Northwest, and the development of a legal community dedicated to access to legal service and professionalism.

With two campuses—Moscow and Boise— the COL is uniquely positioned to play a key role contributing to legal education and the legal profession in a manner consistent with U of I’s distinctive mission to shape the future through innovative thinking, community engagement, and transformative education. The COL’s foundation in Moscow provides the community of a college town with the richness of access to interdisciplinary education in collaboration with two major land grant universities; the University of Idaho and Washington State University; and the expansion to Boise provides the excitement of the study of law in a growing population center in the “New West” with access to Idaho’s government, judiciary, and practicing Bar. Guided by the COL’s commitment to striving for excellence through diversity and inclusion, the community embraces legal professionalism to provide a respectful learning environment and believe that increasing its diversity is pivotal to the COL to benefit from the talent and energy of everyone. 

Reporting to the Provost, the new dean will play a key role in shaping the future of the COL. With a clear and compelling vision and a commitment to lead with kindness, respect, wisdom, courage, collaborative spirit, trust, and the highest ethical standards, the new dean will continue to position the COL at the forefront of legal education, empowering its graduates to become leaders and agents of positive change in the profession and in society. In addition to having extensive management experience, the new dean will bring a strong record of fundraising experience, deep appreciation for shared governance and academic scholarship and excellence, and strategic vision to leverage the COL’s dual campuses to propel it to new heights of academic excellence and prominence.

Required and preferred qualifications along with additional information about the position, the college and the University of Idaho can be found in the leadership profile located above.

Nominations and Applications

To apply for the dean position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • a full CV or resume;
  • a letter that expresses your interest in this position and addresses how you meet the qualifications and attributes as outlined in the profile;
  • and contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials should be sent to the AGB Search application portal by February 16, 2024, for best consideration.

Nominations and expressions of interest in the Dean, College of Law position are encouraged. Please direct them to IdahoLawDean@agbsearch.com or to the AGB search consultants listed below:

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal
kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com; 540.761.9494

Phoebe Stevenson, EdD, Executive Search Consultant
phoebe.stevenson@agbsearch.com; 202.225.3162
 
Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate
anne.hoffman@agbsearch.com; 805.490.9161

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Director of the Office of the Office of Civil Rights & Investigations, 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3160, Moscow, ID 83844-3160; 208-885-4285 (voice) or ocri@uidaho.edu or http://www.uidaho.edu/ocri.
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