Job Posting: Assistant Dean of the Career Development Office

The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.

The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities— of the 21st century.


The Assistant Dean of the Career Development Office (CDO) leads that office, which provides career support for approximately 1000 JD and masters degree candidates and is the point of contact for hundreds of employers who recruit and hire our students and graduates. In addition to leading the CDO, the Assistant Dean is responsible for employment-related reporting and initiatives, including co-curricular and professional development student programming. The Assistant Dean serves on faculty committees and other special committees that involve employment and professional development matters and collaborates with heads of other departments.  In recognition of degree to which the academic program and employment efforts are intertwined, the Assistant Dean reports to the Academic Dean.


The Assistant Dean leads the CDO and oversees career/employment and student professional development efforts. Among other responsibilities, the Assistant Dean


The Assistant Dean must have the following qualifications and experiences: 
It is not required but is preferable if the Assistant Dean has the following additional qualifications or experiences: 

Health and Welfare Benefits
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To Apply:

Failure to provide the information as required on the application and/or instructions to apply shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

Please note: This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.
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Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The position is open until filled.

The skills listed above are comprehensive, and we understand there are great candidates who possess only a subset of those skills, or who have other important skills. If you match some of these skills, please do not hesitate to apply.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UC Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.