University of MiamiThe University of Miami seeks an innovative leader and strategic global thinker for the position of Dean, School of Business Administration. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, the University of Miami is the largest private research university in the southeastern U.S. and ranked as the number one school in Florida by U.S. News & World Report. With more than 15,000 students drawn from around the world, the university has grown in national recognition for its research and academic programs and improved in every dimension under the transformative leadership of its President, Donna E. Shalala.
The School of Business Administration is a comprehensive business school and a leader in business education and research. The School comprises eight academic departments (Accounting, Business Law, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Science, and Marketing), and offers fully accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, including two bachelor's degrees, nine master's (including executive) programs, joint degree and accelerated programs, and a doctoral program with six different concentrations. In 2010, these programs enroll 1816 undergraduate majors and 475 graduate business students supported by 127 full-time faculty. The School has seen steadily increasing national and international recognition for its undergraduate business and international business programs as it has invested aggressively in pursuit of a strategy based on research excellence, innovative cross-disciplinary programs, and community engagement. Overall quality of students and faculty has increased dramatically, and new academic programs have been launched along with impact conferences, graduate business certificate programs, and other executive education initiatives. The School has expanded its global footprint with the launch of an Executive MBA program in Puerto Rico and the establishment of partnerships with leading business schools in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Spain, and China.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Dean provides leadership and strategic direction for the School and serves as its chief executive officer, with primary responsibility for enhancing its national leadership in education, research, and outreach. The Dean provides leadership for the School's curricular initiatives, research and scholarship, professional training, and recruitment of high quality faculty and student talent. The Dean is responsible for the School's strategic planning, program evaluation and development, corporate outreach, fundraising, enrollment and market planning, interdisciplinary initiatives in education and research, and the management of its administrative and financial affairs. As the chief academic officer of the School, the Dean appoints chairs, oversees accreditation, develops new curricula and programs, and strengthens external relationships. The Dean must be an effective fundraiser who is able to establish beneficial relationships with alumni donors and friends, industry partners, the business community, government agencies and the School's various constituents.
The university seeks a visibly involved inspirational leader with a strong international focus to continue to build momentum for the School. S/he will demonstrate a broad understanding of the direction of business education and the ability to articulate a vision that positions the School as a successful enterprise within a complex private research university that sits in the midst of a vibrant Hispanic community at the gateway to Latin America. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is preferred, together with entrepreneurial abilities and a record of leadership and/or scholarly contribution. The Dean may come from a background of substantive leadership within a leading business school, the business or financial communities, the public sector or government agencies, foundations, or other non-profit organizations dealing with business policy or practice; academic experience is desirable. S/he must demonstrate strong fundraising ability; excellent financial and human resource management skills; collaborative skills; entrepreneurial and innovative skills in positioning the School to take advantage of opportunities; a strong external focus; and a commitment to diversity. It would be desirable for the new Dean to have an interest in building ties to Latin America and the world's Spanish-speaking communities.
Screening will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. All communications will be treated confidentially. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to:
Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D., Managing Director and Practice Leader or
Manuel A. Gongon, Jr., Vice President and Senior Associate
Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson
One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.