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Job ID: 220581

Tulane University

Date Posted Aug. 31, 2023
Title Dean
University Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, United States
Department Tulane University Law School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Law - General

Tulane University Law School
Dean Search

Tulane University invites nominations and applications for a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as Dean of Tulane Law School.

Reporting to the Provost and serving as the chief academic officer of Tulane Law, the Dean will build on an exceptionally strong foundation to set strategic priorities and a vision for the future of the School. The Dean will harness the talent, creativity, and collegiality of the School’s diverse community to continue on its trajectory as one of the nation’s top law schools. The Dean will support and inspire a dynamic and accomplished faculty to continue innovative scholarship. The Dean will also identify new opportunities and meet emerging challenges in legal education. The Dean will continue to build partnerships and promote interdisciplinary efforts that serve the School’s dual mission to educate students and serve the community. The School seeks an outstanding scholar-leader to build strong relationships, both internally and externally, and to compellingly represent the School to a variety of audiences, including students, faculty, alumni, community members, and other supporters.

Inquiries, Nominations, and Applications: Applicants should submit (in two separate PDFs) an up-to-date and detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest (2–4 pages) describing their interest in the role of Dean of Tulane Law and how their professional experience would make them a successful Dean. Tulane University has retained the services of Dr. Josh Ward at the executive search firm Korn Ferry. All inquiries, nominations, or applications (the two requested documents above) should be sent directly to Dr. Josh Ward at or via phone at (405) 640-3994. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials by October 23, 2023.


Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil
Senior Client Partner and Leader, Legal Education Practice
Education | Academic Medicine | Law
Korn Ferry

Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity institution, and consequently its policy of non-discrimination includes recruitment, employment retention and promotion of the most qualified students, faculty, and staff, regardless of an individual’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. Tulane University does not discriminate in its provision of services and benefits and in its treatment of students, patients and employees.


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