Search for a Dean

Mississippi College invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the School of Law.

The dean must enthusiastically embrace the university’s historic mission and possess the personal qualities to inspire the faculty, students, and alumni to advance the academic program and reputation of MC Law. The dean of MC Law provides the vision to sustain and lead the school to prominence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The dean is responsible for strategic leadership, academic excellence, and administration of MC Law. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful, entrepreneurial, creative, and collaborative leader who sees opportunity in the challenges facing legal education.

Candidates should demonstrate the capacity to lead a program of legal education, cultivate external funding, and in keeping with the mission of Mississippi College, be a committed Christian and a person of integrity.

Specific responsibilities are to ensure that the academic needs of students are met; recruit faculty, and recommend faculty appointments, reappointments, and promotions; and oversee curriculum development in shared governance with the faculty; support alumni relations, and cultivate external funding sources; construct and manage budgets for MC Law; see to the general administration of the law school; and interface effectively with the university, professionals in legal education, members of the bar and the state judiciary, and civic communities.

Download the PDF below for more information on the position and how to apply. Applications should be received by December 9, 2021.