Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Law

  • University of North Texas Dallas College of Law
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Dec 04, 2020
Full time Education Management

Job Description


The UNT Dallas College of Law ( invites inquiries, applications, nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

The UNTD College of Law is a new public law school in downtown Dallas with a full-time day division and a part-time evening division. The College makes a legal education open to more students and offers an innovative approach with a focus on real-world practical abilities. This is a special opportunity to make a real difference in leading and developing a growing and innovative school of law, with the potential to significantly affect and model best practices in legal education nationally.

The College of Law admitted its first class in 2014, and achieved provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2017. The College of Law is currently working to establish its full compliance with the ABA Rules and Standards in order to become fully approved by the ABA by no later than June of 2022.

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs serves as the principal steward of the College of Law’s academic affairs, represents the College of Law to the outside community, and coordinates academic affairs with the rest of UNT Dallas ( and UNT System ( As a faculty member, the Associate Dean will be responsible for teaching one three-credit course per semester. The Associate Dean will report to Dean Felicia Epps ( and be a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team. The next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is expected to start in the Summer of 2021.

The next Associate Dean will possess a Juris Doctor Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, a demonstrated history of academic and administrative achievements in teaching, scholarship and service in a law school accredited by the ABA and eligibility for appointment as a tenured Associate Professor or full Professor under the standards of the College of Law and UNTD.

The full list of responsibilities, the leadership agenda, desired experience and attributes and instructions on how to apply can be found in the position profile:

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and those received by January 19, 2021 can be assured full consideration.

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting the Academic Search Senior Consultants leading this search: William F. Howard, J.D. at or Wanda D. Bigham, Ed.D. at

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.