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Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center invites nominations and applications from exceptional candidates for the position of Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, reporting to and acting in coordination with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean, administers the Law Center’s interactions with its students, focusing on the academic, intellectual, psychological, and personal aspects of student life at the Law Center. In addition, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs supervises the Director of Admissions and the Director of Career Services, and works closely with all other administrators to ensure that LSU Law students experience a supportive, inclusive, and successful legal education. This position is a professional, non-faculty position.
50%: Provide leadership, vision, and supervision to the Office of Admissions and Office of Career Services and consult and supervise the Directors of Admissions and Career Services in the development and implementation of strategies and operational policies. Coordinate with the Associate Dean for academic affairs in the investigation, prosecution and resolution of student disciplinary matters. Working with the University’s Title IX Coordinator in matters involving students.
30%: Making administrative decisions related to academic and curricular rules and regulations and the requirements of matriculation. Periodically reviewing students’ academic progress and coordinating with all academic support personnel to ensure students experiencing academic difficulties are aware of resources available to aid their academic progress. Administering all other programs relating to student well-being and Law Center success. Reviewing appeals related to college reinstatement, resignation/drop requests, requests to retake courses earned with unsatisfactory grades, requests to waive college or university regulations and requests for course substitutions. Overseeing student status requests, including, but not limited to, withdrawal, transfer, visits, letters of good standing, certifications of graduation, character and fitness requests from state bar examiners, etc. Overseeing the creation of examination schedules and
coordination and administering exams. Administering student academic accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assisting the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in preparing and administering a 1L orientation program. Helping to collect and analyze bar examination statistics. Providing accurate student-related data to the Dean for accrediting agencies and the annual ABA questionnaire. Working with the Law Center’s Diversity & Professionalism Committee to foster diversity and inclusion initiatives. Coordinate with LSU Student Health Center in supervising the embedded counselor at the Law Center.
10%: Developing and reviewing University policies related to students’ rights and responsibilities, which requires knowledge of Federal and state laws and mandates. Working collaboratively with departments including LSUPD, Finance and Administrative Services, Academic Affairs, and the President’s office. Serving as a resource to University faculty and staff in dealing with students’ disruptive behavior within and outside the classroom.
10%: Provides guidance to Law Center student organizations, including the SBA and various student boards. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum requirements: A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school. At least five years’ experience in student affairs, admissions, career services, educational administration, or a related field.
Preferred requirements: Experience in student judicial affairs and/or other conflict resolution is also desirable.
Special Requirements: As with all LSU employees, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs has an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services. Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality.