Maurer School Dean Search

Dean, Maurer School of Law

Indiana University Bloomington invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Maurer School of Law.

As one of the nation’s oldest and most well-regarded public law schools, the Maurer School of Law seeks a leader with significant academic distinction, proven administrative skills, a strong record of community- and team-building, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The next Dean will be a collaborative leader who is comfortable making decisions and who brings the right balance of strategic and operational skills to capitalize on the school’s longstanding strengths and existing areas for growth, while collectively developing a forward-looking vision for the Maurer School of Law. The next Dean will build on the achievements of the past decade to further enhance the Law School’s stature and influence and help the school achieve its ambitious goals.

Leading the Law School’s community forward, the next Dean will be a unifying and inspiring presence who helps articulate a vision of excellence for the school that both respects tradition and inspires the school to new heights; facilitates communication within the school to foster a greater sense of community and shared endeavor; promotes interdisciplinary collaborations with the other schools and colleges at IU; engages external constituents to promote the Law School regionally, nationally, and globally; advances the values of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice; and stewards and grows the school’s resources to achieve its high aspirations.

The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials, experience managing complex organizations, an open and transparent communication style, enthusiasm for and success in fundraising, a genuine appreciation for the Law School’s history and traditions, and an ability to identify and pursue innovative new opportunities and initiatives. In addition, the Dean will be a senior leader at the university who will join a collegial and collaborative group of decanal colleagues who oversee the 17 other schools on campus. The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of public university decision making and funding, as well as faculty governance, and the ability to collaborate closely with other schools, centers, and programs on campus.

Questions about the search, feedback, or nominations may be emailed to Brandi Host, Project Manager, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President at: searchbl@indiana.edu.

Search Committee

  • Chair: Kurt Zorn, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Gregory A. Castanias, Partner, Jones Day, Washington, DC; Board of Visitors, Maurer School of Law; Alumnus
  • Susan David deMaine, Director of the Jerome Hall Law Library and Senior Lecturer, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Jessica M. Eaglin, Professor of Law, Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow 
  • Samantha Espada, J.D. Candidate; President, Latinx Law Student Association
  • Laura Fonseca, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, IU Maurer School of Law
  • Sophia Goodman, Director, Legal Research and Writing Program, and Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Norman J. Hedges, Clinical Professor of Law, Director Intellectual Property Legal Clinic, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Asaf Lubin, Associate Professor of Law and Fellow at IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
  • Steve Sanders, Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Political Science
  • Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter, Indiana Supreme Court
  • Matt Waller, Senior Executive Advisor to the Provost (ex-officio) 
  • Susan H. Williams, Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law