Assistant Dean, Academic and Bar Success Programs

The University of Akron School of Law

The University of Akron, School of Law Dean's Office, is seeking an Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success Programs.  Primary responsibilities include: leading the design and implementation of strategies and programs to enhance student learning and bar exam preparation, so that students can perform more effectively in their law school courses and on the bar exam; working under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and in conjunction with the Academic Committee and the Curriculum Committee; leading a process to identify optimal approaches, in both the curricular and co-curricular components of academic support, for communicating a cohesive institutional message to students about their learning and bar preparation goals and methods throughout their time in law school; providing faculty with creative approaches they may use to enhance the performance of underperforming students as part of an overall institutional teaching and learning strategy; and teaching appropriate courses.


Required Qualifications


A Law Degree and Admission to the bar of a U.S. jurisdiction (could be inactive).  A strong history of relevant teaching / program planning experience, and a strong commitment to service and evidence of ability to work well with faculty, students and staff in a variety of settings are essential. Effective and professional written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated record of effective self-starting and follow-through. Demonstrated success in assisting student learning is required. Ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles. Supervisory skills.


Preferred Qualifications


Background in education or skills training, including effective involvement in academic support programs.




The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. 




This is a Senior Administrative position.


Application Deadline


Open until filled, however, review of applicants will begin February 7, 2022.

Long Term
$70,000 - $79,999
Students per Semester:
More than 60
Submission Deadline:
Charles Oldfield
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Legal Writing
150 University Ave
Akron, Ohio 44325