Pace Law School Hiring Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs

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Here’s a notice about a mixed administrative/teaching position at my home institution:

Pace University School of Law (White Plains, NY) is seeking to fill one position, titled, Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs and Professor of Law for Designated Project or Service (Assistant Dean) for its nationally ranked Center for Environmental Legal Studies (CELS). This non-tenure track position offers the opportunity to direct one of the nation’s top Environmental Law Programs.

The Assistant Dean reports to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and will be responsible for the overall management and administration of the Center. Working in conjunction with the environmental faculty, the Assistant Dean helps establish the overall direction for the Environmental Law Program and is responsible for developing new programs and projects and managing and coordinating the day-to-day undertakings of the Center. Those responsibilities include organizing lectures, colloquia and our National Environmental Moot Court Competition, as well as coordinating programs with the Environmental Litigation Clinic, Pace Land Use Law Center, Pace Center for Climate and Energy Law, Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), and Pace’s Public Interest Law Center. The Assistant Dean also teaches in the program.

The ideal candidate enjoys creating and maintaining partnerships and relationships with other law schools and educational institutions, bar and professional associations, governmental agencies, civic and community associations and the private sector. We seek candidates with excellent administrative and management skills, in-depth knowledge of environmental law and the environmental legal community, and familiarity with academic institutions. All applicants should have a J.D. degree. Extensive legal and/or teaching experience in the area is a strong plus.

Pace is committed to achieving equal opportunity in all aspects of University life. Applications are encouraged from people of color, gays and transgendered individuals, individuals who are differently-abled, veterans of the armed forces or national service, and anyone whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of our school. Salaries and benefits, including domestic partner benefits, are commensurate with experience and performance.

Pace University School of Law is located in suburban White Plains, New York, in Westchester County, approximately 15 miles north of New York City. Pace’s reputation and strong financial aid and scholarship program attract extremely talented students from diverse backgrounds, from thirty-four states, and more than 15 countries. The Law School’s primary commitment is to providing its students with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to be effective and ethical lawyers as well as community leaders. We offer the resources of a private, nationally-ranked university, tuition waivers for family members and an attractive benefits and compensation package. To apply, please send a resume and references to: Professor Leslie Yalof Garfield Chair, Search Committee Pace University School of Law 78 North Broadway White Plains, N.Y. 10603 e-mail: lgarfield@law.pace.edu

-Bridget Crawford

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