The Law & Economics Center of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is a national center for research and education that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. To fulfill its education mission, the LEC provides dynamic training programs in law and economics on an international basis to sophisticated audiences including judges, attorneys general, congressional staff and academics.
The Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center is a full time, tenured instructional position reporting to the law school’s dean (or the designee of the dean). Directing the Law & Economics Center’s activities comprises 50 percent of the position’s expected effort, while the other 50 percent will be devoted to teaching, research, and the other duties of a tenured professor of the law school.
The Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center is responsible for leading a research and education center with an annual budget of over $5 million. The principal duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Fundraising: Stewarding existing donor relationships, as well as identifying potential new relationships and bringing them to fruition;
•Planning an overall strategic direction for the Center in collaboration with the dean;
•Planning, producing and assuring the high quality of instructional programs for judges, legal staff of state attorneys general, law professors and other constituencies;
•Identifying broad topics of potential research on legal and public policy matters from a law and economics perspective and providing for the carrying out of such research;
•Representing the Center and the law school to constituencies outside the university;
•Supervising the performance of the Center’s operating staff and making adjustments as required;
•Identifying and implementing avenues of strategic communications; and
•Performing other duties related to the operation of the Center as assigned by the dean.
Demonstrated promise in cultivating and maintaining donor relationships; possession of a J.D. or Ph.D. degree and a minimum of ten years of professional experience; a record of accomplished scholarship and teaching in the area of law and economics; effectiveness as a public speaker. Applicants must meet the qualifications of a tenured professor of the Law School.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF:
- Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in this opportunity and your salary requirements
- List of 3-5+ professional references
Please include “ED, LEC– Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.
About George Mason University:
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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