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May 18, 2016

SMU's new Criminal Justice Reform Center seeking applicants for Director position

In this post a few weeks ago, I noted the notable backstory behind a major donation given to the Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law to create the Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center.  I am now able to reprint part of a job posting sent my way by the folks at SMU:

The SMU Dedman School of Law is seeking a full-time Director to establish and operate its new Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center. This is a full-time position. The initial contract term is one year, renewable for additional one to three year terms. We are open to considering a tenure-track, tenured or lecturer position as part of this appointment.

The Center’s mission is to promote criminal justice reform and the fair, compassionate and ethical treatment of individuals at all stages of the criminal justice process.

Duties include: 1) engage in strategic planning and establish policies, protocols, and procedures to govern the operation, including the establishment of an Advisory Board, 2) direct the day to day operations, including its research and programming; 3) produce original research reports and papers for external and internal audiences; 4) administer the budget, 5) hire and supervise the staff and oversee affiliated students as operations are established and grow, 6) create opportunities for students to benefit from the work of the Center, including developing new courses and research opportunities, as appropriate, 7) work closely with faculty at the law school and across campus, to support and promote their research, and 8) ensure compliance with the requirements of any applicable endowment or grant agreements.

JD or PhD in a related field is required.  Candidates must have an excellent academic and administrative record and at least ten years of experience working on issues related to criminal justice reform.  Such experience may be in academia, government, public policy, or other roles.  Prior teaching experience and prior experience in running a legal or policy center are also preferred.  

We are seeking a visionary leader with the desire to have a national impact on the critical and urgent conversations surrounding criminal justice reform. 12-month contract with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications should be directed to the Faculty Appointments Committee, SMU Dedman School of Law, P.O. Box 750116, Dallas, TX 75275-0116, or emailed to bettya@smu.edu. Reference Position No. 00053776. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by July 1, 2016, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Access and Equity, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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