School of Law Dean Search

Albert L. Turner Law Building

North Carolina Central University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The next Dean must be an advocate for the Law School’s founding mission: to provide high quality, personalized, practice-oriented and affordable legal education to historically underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to help diversify the legal profession.  The new Dean of NCCU School of Law should have required qualifications, desired characteristic and experience:

  • An earned JD or its equivalent from an ABA-accredited institution law school or equivalent; and
  • A distinguished record of professional achievement and leadership.
  • A deep commitment to educational access and opportunity and a dedication to the ideals of civil rights, racial equity and social justice;
  • Evidence of commitment to and management of diversity;
  • Successful fundraising and development experience;
  • Demonstrated financial management and budgetary skills;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, decision-making, and leadership skills;
  • An ability to create an open organizational climate through shared governance;
  • A record of service that shows high integrity, authenticity, transparency, and honesty which will engender the respect of the faculty, students, alumni and other communities;
  • A leader who is proactive and who is not fearful of taking action and challenging norms;
  • A demonstrated record of success as a leader and manager, whether  in  higher  education,  and especially at a law school, or in other fields of legal and public service that would transfer well to a law school environment;
  • Among valuable law school-specific experience, two important areas are:

»Strong knowledge of the American Bar Association Law School accreditation standards, rules, and practice as well as the AALS standards and other accreditation standards; and

»Familiarity with the marketing, recruiting, and admissions processes.

The Dean will work closely with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and other deans and academic leaders, under the overall University leadership of Chancellor Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye.

More information about the position requirements, the leadership agenda, and the application process are in the position profile at http://www.academic-

Academic Search, Inc. is assisting the search. For a confidential discussion, please contact John Garland, Senior Consultant, or William F. Howard, Vice President and Senior Consultant, The position will remain open until filled, but only applications

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by August 26, 2019, can be assured full consideration. Materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five professional references. Please send all articles to