North Carolina Central University — Dean of the School of Law

North Carolina Central University
Dean of the School of Law

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Law.

As the nation's first public liberal arts institution founded for African-Americans, NCCU has provided premier education through comprehensive programming at the baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral levels for more than a century. NCCU is part of the 17-campus University of North Carolina (UNC) system, and located in Durham, North Carolina's acclaimed Research Triangle area.

Established in 1939, North Carolina Central University's School of Law offers two programs leading to the Juris Doctor degree: a full-time day program and a part-time evening program. The School of Law provides an opportunity for an outstanding legal education to those who continue to be underrepresented in the legal profession.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset, tenacious drive and service-oriented heart. It is important that the next Dean be an advocate for the Law School's founding mission: to provide a high quality, personalized, practice-oriented and affordable legal education to historically underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds in order to help diversify the legal profession. The Dean will work closely with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and other deans and academic leaders, under the overall University leadership of Chancellor Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye.

More information about the position requirements, the leadership agenda, and the application process can be found in the position profile at:, The NCCU School of Law web site is: and the University's web site is

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For a confidential discussion of this position prior to applying or nominating, please contact John Garland, Senior Consultant, or William F. Howard, Vice President and Senior Consultant,

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by August 26, 2019 can be assured full consideration. Materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five professional references. Materials may be sent to

North Carolina Central University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Moreover, North Carolina Central University is open to people of all races.