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About the Search

Tufts University has launched the search for the next dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. We have engaged Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA), a leading executive recruitment firm specializing in higher education, to facilitate the search and recruit a diverse pool of candidates.

The search committee will work with RRA to identify the qualities and characteristics of a successful dean, vet a pool of candidates, conduct first-round interviews and recommend 3-4 of these candidates to advance to second-round interviews with members of the Fletcher school community, senior leadership, and other stakeholders. The goal is to complete the search by the end of the summer.

RRA has consulted widely with key stakeholders - including faculty, staff, and students from the Fletcher School - to learn about the current landscape of the school, the strategic vision for the future, and the type of leader who can best carry forward this trajectory. They have used these conversations to develop a position profile. 

Submit a Nomination

The search committee has now made a call for nominations to the deanship. To nominate someone, please share their names (and their current institutions/organizations) with the search committee via The search consultants will be responsible for contacting nominees and asking them to submit their CV if they are interested in the role.

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