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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 77734

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 11/05/13


Working Title:
Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
JD or relevant Masters degree required, with preference for a JD.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least three years relevant work experience. Foreign language competency preferred.
Principal duties:

The Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies will report to the Dean and work with and under the policy oversight of the Graduate Programs Committee (GPC) to manage the Graduate Programs of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Current Graduate enrollment is a student body of approximate 80 students. International travel will be a required as an integral part of this position. Duties include:

70% Manage the LLM-LI Program:

Oversee the admissions process

*Recruit students via travel and interviews in Asia and elsewhere
*Work with partner schools to engage and retain their active support for the LLM-LI program
*Manage and coordiate application review with the GPC
*Develop strategies to recruit international graduate students

Oversee the operation of the Executive Masters' program (Thailand, China, Japan)

*Coordinate faculty participation and manage budget
*Oversee the admissions process
*Oversee admission to the Madison semester

Oversee the curriculum in the LLM-LI course program

*Ensure course coverage and coordinate the instructional program
*Manage the selection, training, supervision of tutors for classes with significant LLM-LI enrollment
*Advise students as appropriate
*Possibly teach one section of a course relevant to the program
*Participate in assessing the need for enhanced support for internship opportunities for graduates

20% Assist in the operation of the LLM/SJD Program including support for the Hastie Program:

*Oversee the application process for both general LLM/SJD and the Hastie Fellowship
*Conduct preliminary application review
*Assist in the selection of potential advisors in conjunction with the GPC
*Manage the process of advancement from LLM to SJD, and progress to degree
*Oversee the recruiting, training and assigning of JD writing tutors for LLM and SJD work
*Assist as needed in the thesis and dissertation review process
*Work with the Hastie Committee to seek applicants for the Hastie Fellowship
*Develop, with the GPC, a workshop program for graduate student presentations

10% Supervise and manage Graduate Programs Office operations and staff


A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Department(s):LAW/LAW SCHOOL
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $55,000 Maximum $82,285 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JANUARY 01, 2014
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: DECEMBER 06, 2013
Please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to Justin Boehm, Human Resources Assistant, at

Application materials must be received by end of day, Friday, December 6th, 2013.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #77734 to:
Justin Boehm
Phone: 608-890-4466
975 Bascom Mall
Fax: N/A
Law Building
Madison, WI 53706-1399
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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