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Dean of Law

Queen's University

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Queen’s University has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1841. Located in Kingston, Ontario — one of Canada's most vibrant small cities — and guided by a Strategy and commitment to making a global impact, Queen’s consistently ranks among Canada's very best universities. Queen’s Law is one of Canada’s best law schools, with an international reputation for academic leadership, excellence in research and teaching, and a strong sense of community among students, faculty, and alumni.

With world class faculty and students, it is with excitement and momentum that Queen’s University is in search of its next Dean of Law.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), the Dean is the Faculty of Law’s senior academic officer, providing strategic direction, academic planning leadership, and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in legal education and research. The Dean builds connection and community among faculty, staff, students, and colleagues across campus. The Dean successfully manages the financial, administrative, and human resources of the Faculty, and promotes and enhances the reputation and achievements of Queen’s Law both internally and externally. Committed to the success and development of students, faculty, and staff, the Dean works collegially and collaboratively with academic, legal, alumni, and public sector partners to further enhance the stature and resources of the Faculty.

As the ideal candidate, you are a visionary, inclusive, and authentic leader passionate about improving and transforming legal education. You are a dynamic manager with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills that you combine with a creative approach to problem solving to facilitate and nurture an inclusive culture. You are focused on sustainability leadership and social innovation, and are committed to actualizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of Queen’s Law. You are deeply invested in mentoring the next generation of lawyers and legal professionals, and are ready to do so within a highly skilled academic and administrative team. Highly empathetic and emotionally intelligent, you are able to relate to a range of internal and external partners ethically and with integrity.

If you are interested in helping to shape and elevate legal education at one of Canada’s preeminent law schools, ensuring that the next generation of lawyers are prepared to shape our world, we would like to hear from you! For more information, please contact Mike Naufal and Mike Young at To apply, please visit

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes an applicant’s accessibility needs into account. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please contact Mike Young at Every effort to accommodate candidates will be made in a way that is equitable and respectful of their additional professional, community, and personal responsibilities.