I'm passing this along at the behest of the search committee: The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic, experienced individual to be the Executive Director of a newly established Institute for the study and practice of business law and policy located at the UCLA School of Law. The Institute is designed to bring world class policy analysis, research and educational opportunities in business law and policy to UCLA, the broader community of Southern California, the nation and the world.
The Executive Director will plan and oversee all aspects of the Institute’s programs, which are designed to support and expand research, policy analysis, and teaching (including clinical teaching) about business law and policy at UCLA School of Law. The Executive Director will help to develop the business law curriculum, including improving and expanding the Business Law Specialization for law students. The Executive Director will also supervise fellows, policy consultants, research assistants, student interns, and volunteers; engage in fundraising; and organize symposia and other academic programs related to the advancement of business law and policy. The Executive Director will work closely with the Faculty Director, members of the business law faculty, and the advisory board of the Institute.
Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D., M.B.A. or equivalent advanced degree from a U.S. school; at least five years of successful business law practice or business experience; demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in fundraising or coordinating scholarly or professional conferences preferred; prior successful teaching experience and a record of publications concerning business law and policy topics preferred; a strong record of established relationships with other business professional and with professional organizations preferred.
The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a year-round, academic, non-tenure track position.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Please send resume, cover letter, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references to the attention of:
Edna Sasis, Office of the Dean, UCLA School of Law, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476.
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.