Assistant Dean for the Center for Professional Development

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College of Law, the nation's 4th oldest law school, seeks a dynamic leader to advance one of its core strategic priorities—ensuring that the College remains among Ohio’s top law schools in the opportunities it creates for students to find rewarding and career advancing employment upon or shortly after their graduation.  Reporting directly to the Dean and working closely with the Dean’s entire leadership team, the new Assistant Dean for the Center for Professional Development will establish the strategic direction for the College’s career services functions, and work with others to build student professional identity.  


The ideal candidate will be collaborative and visionary, with a passion for student success and the educational mission of the College of Law, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence.  The candidate’s background will reflect the potential to forge deep connections with students and to build strong and lasting relationships across the entire legal employment spectrum and beyond, within the greater Cincinnati region and across the country and the world, in order to facilitate a wide variety of employment opportunities for all of our students.  


The Assistant Dean represents the College at activities at the local, state, and national levels. The Assistant Dean's efforts are informed by knowledge of industry trends and a strong command of the legal ecosystem.

Essential Functions

  • Creating and implementing career education programs and related activities
  • Creating and implementing professional identity programming and related activities
  • Conducting employer outreach and cultivating employment opportunities
  • Supervising collection, maintenance, and reporting of graduate employment outcomes
  • Financial oversight for the Center for Professional Development
  • Supervision of the Center for Professional Development staff

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree or Terminal Degree.


Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of higher education administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a proven record of achieving diversity goals.
  • Some positions may require a record of scholarship and professional achievement that would meet the criteria for appointment as a full professor with tenure.

Additional Qualifications Considered

JD is required.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary of $90,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95071 


Assistant Dean for the Center for Professional Development

Date:  Apr 4, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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