30+ days ago


Madison, WI


The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks an innovative leader, advocate, and relationship-builder to serve as our new Assistant or Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This position will take the lead on our school-wide strategic DEI initiatives, support units pursuing their individual DEI goals, and drive these efforts forward throughout the Law School. Please review the full job description and qualifications to apply for this opportunity.
Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks an innovative leader, advocate, and relationship-builder to serve in this newly created role. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central values of UW Law, as evidenced by the broad array of identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives embodied in our faculty, staff, and student body. These values are also at the heart of our newly adopted strategic plan (, with three of our nine priority areas and multiple initiatives focused on DEI. We seek a new assistant or associate dean to take the lead on these strategic initiatives, support other units within the Law School in pursuing their DEI goals, and drive these efforts forward throughout the Law School. The new assistant or associate dean will report directly to the Dean, working collaboratively as part of our leadership team and with the UW Law community to advance DEI in everything we do.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

JD or other advanced degree strongly preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least three years' experience working in higher education preferred. The successful candidate should have a track record of success in advancing equal justice under law and the capacity to develop a relationship of mutual trust with our diverse community, especially our students.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume through the Jobs at UW website ( under job #235470 by the consideration date. While the full consideration date is Sunday, July 11th, we will accept applications until the position is filled.


Justin Boehm
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