Assistant Dean for Career Services

Posted: May 15, 2023

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Summary of Position

The University of Texas School of Law strives to create an environment that values and promotes diversity, an inclusive culture, and establishes a deep sense of belonging for each member of our community. The Law School believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the professional training of future lawyers, to the deeper understanding of law and legal institutions, and to the improved administration of justice. Applications from members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged.


We seek applicants with passion and energy for working with students, employers, and the law school community to support positive employment outcomes for our students. This position will lead a staff of six career counselors, a director of judicial programs, a director of professional development (all of whom hold a JD degree), and six additional administrative personnel. The position will join a close community of administrative and academic leaders at Texas Law and will work with this leadership team and the Dean to advance the mission of the CSO.


The University of Texas at Austin provides an outstanding benefits package to staff, including: 

  • Competitive health benefits (Employee premiums covered at 100%; family premiums at 50%) 
  • Vision, dental, life, and disability insurance options 
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays 
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (a defined benefit retirement plan) 
  • Additional voluntary retirement programs: tax sheltered annuity 403(b) and a deferred compensation program 457(b) 
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses 
  • Training and conference opportunities 
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Athletic ticket discounts 
  • Access to UT Austin's libraries and museums 
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Capital Metro buses with staff ID card 


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The Assistant Dean for Career Services at the University of Texas School of Law leads the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the Career Services Office (CSO). This involves comprehensive oversight of the mission of the office, including program and policy development, employer outreach, student counseling, staff supervision, and reporting data to meet accreditation and other institutional needs.



  • Oversee the mission and direction of the Career Services Office (CSO).
  • Develop and implement recruiting and interviewing policies and procedures for employers and students.
  • Manage the daily operations of the CSO, including supervision of our counseling and coaching team and administrative staff.
  • Conduct employer outreach and maintain and expand our relationships with employers.
  • Provide career counseling to students, recent graduates and alumni.
  • Oversee the development of resources and programs for student career exploration, professional development, and job interviewing.
  • Oversee compilation and reporting of statistics related to employment outcomes.
  • Participate on the Dean’s leadership team.
  • Other related responsibilities and functions as assigned.


Required Qualifications

JD degree. Eight or more years of legal experience. Experience leading/managing a team of five or more people. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to represent Texas Law effectively in the external legal community. Strong organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working in a Career Services setting for two or more years. Experience in the following areas: working in an institution of higher education; managing a staff of ten or more people; overseeing a budget.



$150,000 + depending on qualifications

A relocation allowance is available for someone moving from outside the Austin area.

Education Required: JD
Education Preferred: JD
Years of Experience Required: 8 ore more years of legal experience
Years of Experience Preferred: Prior experience working in a Career Services setting for 2+ years.

Additional Information

Working Conditions

Occasional attendance at events outside of business hours is required. Occasional travel throughout the state and outside of Texas to attend events and professional conferences is expected. Remote work is permitted on a limited basis during the academic year, with more remote work opportunities during the summers and breaks. Will work around standard office conditions, including the repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation, use of manual dexterity, lifting and moving standard office files and supplies.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest


Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.



Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.


The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

How to Apply

To apply, click on the link below.