Dean Of Students, Law School

Pennsylvania, United States
15 May 2019
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15 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview    

Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.


The Dean of Students is the principal architect of this internal culture and of Penn Law’s student-focused community. The Dean of Students works closely with the Dean and faculty members; collaborates with senior staff in student-service departments; counsels on, addresses, and triages a wide array of student academic, professional, and personal issues and concerns; oversees all student activities and events; and interfaces on behalf of Penn Law with the Vice Provost for University Life, Student Disabilities Services, Student Health, and other relevant University departments. The Dean of Students is a perceptive and principled leader who can build upon Penn Law’s deep foundation in providing a student-centered pedagogical environment in which each learner is inspired to do his or her best work. The Dean of Students is the essential advisor to students, exemplifying and modeling good judgment, tact, discretion, and professionalism. The Dean of Students partners with faculty, staff, students, and University departments to ensure a vibrant, challenging, and substantively-rich environment at Penn Law.


Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph. D., Law degree or equivalent doctoral degree and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Affirmative Action Statement    

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements    

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.