Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Affairs

The Ohio State University
  • Location
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 02

Position description

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Job Title:

Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Affairs


Law | College Administration


The Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Affairs leads two core programs within the law school: our LL.M. Program, primarily for international students, and our M.S.L. program, primarily for working professionals. Duties include defining the strategic vision, providing leadership and oversight of the Programs, and implementing all aspects of the Programs. A core member of the College’s leadership team, the Assistant Dean  also provides strategic guidance and collaborates with the Dean, helps LL.M. and M.S.L. students integrate into the life of the College, and manages a staff that reports directly to the Assistant Dean.


The Assistant Dean should bring a dynamic, strategic vision to continually improving and better positioning the Programs and, in turn, the College. The Assistant Dean is responsible for all programmatic phases of the Programs, including developing and disseminating program information, recruiting and screening applicants, managing the admissions process, and academic advising and counseling of students. In this connection, the Assistant Dean will collaborate regularly with other leaders in the College, including the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and the College’s communications team. May spearhead implementation of newly developed certificate programs; liaises with Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives on these programs.


The responsibilities of the Assistant Dean may include: teaching the required legal writing courses in the LL.M. and/or M.S.L. Program; identifying opportunities to proactively position the LL.M. and M.S.L. Programs and increase awareness of their academic excellence and community outreach through the development of external networks (for the LL.M. program, this could may include two to three international trips per year); advising and assisting designated Faculty Directors of Oxford University summer and semester programs, including assistance with recruitment and admissions; providing advice and consulting to faculty interested in incorporating international focus and perspectives into their research or teaching; administering the Foundations program (an online program designed primarily to prepare prospective and incoming LLM students for matriculation at the College); interacting with the University’s Office of International Affairs as a representative of the  Moritz College of Law; administering application and selection process for visiting international scholars; and other duties as assigned.



Additional Information:

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks a dynamic leader and program manager to oversee and implement its M.S.L. and LL.M. programs. The leader will have solid business acumen, management, and problem-solving skills; a cooperative, collaborative mindset and commitment to developing strong relationships and work with senior-level executives; exceptional verbal, written and visual communication skills; and a passion for innovation, leadership, and overseeing the work of others. Knowledge of and 5+ years of experience with the law. J.D. is preferred. Experience with programs for working professionals and/or international students is a plus, as is program development experience, which could include a combination of creating and disseminating program information, recruiting and screening applicants, managing the admissions process, and counseling students. Ability to travel international; cultural sensitivity and global awareness.



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