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Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Programs, College of Law

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


About the Department

Founded in 1833, the University of Cincinnati College of Law has the distinction of being the first law school west of the Alleghenies. From humble beginnings 188 years ago in a room above Timothy Walker’s law offices to its home today in Clifton (OH), Cincinnati Law has been on the leading edge of legal education. Our mission is to educate and inspire leaders dedicated to justice and the role of law in society.  Our many graduates have made strides globally, nationally, and locally.  For more information about the College of Law, visit www.law.uc.edu.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College of Law seeks an Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Programs. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean develops and delivers programming, courses, and individual coaching to enable law students to achieve their academic potential and succeed on the bar exam. 

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement strategies to achieve the bar passage goals for graduates of the College of Law.  This includes organizing and presenting workshops and programs for students and faculty, as well as individual coaching for bar takers.
  • Administer and efficiently conduct the College of Law’s academic success program. This includes meeting individually with students to assess barriers to academic success, organizing and presenting specialized materials, workshops, and peer-to-peer study group programs that provide academic skill development. 
  • Deliver courses in skills and writing for the bar exam and skills-based courses keyed to other topics (e.g. Legal Ethics). 
  • Educate College of Law faculty on developments in the bar examination and data-informed trends in student bar performance. Collaborate with faculty on initiatives to improve bar examination performance, including academic rules and policies.    
  • Collect and report bar performance data to external accreditation and other required bodies.
  • Maintain effective communication with students, faculty, and academic personnel within the College and University.
  • Supervise staff and student employees.
  • Perform related duties based on College need. 

Minimum Requirements

  • A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • License to practice law, acquired by bar examination, in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or a suitable combination of one to three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data.
  • Working knowledge of the Uniform Bar Exam.

Application Information

Applicants should submit a cv, cover letter, and a list of at least three references. 

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 range 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.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


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).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 77254 


Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Programs, College of Law

Date:  Jan 14, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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