The University of Louisville, Kentucky
Dean, The College of Business

The University of Louisville ( announces the search for Dean of the College of Business. The successful candidate will lead one of the nation's premier business schools ( which has earned international recognition for its programs in entrepreneurship as well as top rankings in U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Business Week, Entrepreneur Magazine and Princeton Review, including selection as one of the top 40 MBA programs in the world by CEO Magazine in 2012.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: AACSB-accredited, the college is known for rigorous admission and retention standards and distinctive programs in high-demand academic disciplines at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Enrollment in these programs includes 1450 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. More than 95 percent of faculty members in the college have terminal degrees or equivalent credentials and are well known for their research and publication credentials. The administration, faculty, and staff are all highly engaged in enhancing the college's brand as a global leader in business education.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: State-of-the-art facilities on UofL's historic Belknap Campus near the downtown Louisville business district feature technologically-advanced classrooms and other amenities, including the Ulmer Career Management Center which is available to College of Business students and alumni.

Established in 1798, UofL is a premier metropolitan research university that is classified as a Very High Research Activity University by the Carnegie Foundation. Enrollment is 22,500 throughout its 13 colleges and schools; the annual operating budget is $1.2 billion.

The university is a vital partner in the economy of Louisville (,, a prosperous and diverse city with a population of one million-plus and an enviable cost of living well below the national average. Home to Humana, Yum Brands and a host of companies known for cutting-edge research and medical services, Louisville is highly respected for its vibrant business climate, strong leadership, and strong private-sector support for the university. It is the only city of its size in the U.S. with professional opera, ballet, symphony, and theatre seasons as well as a major art museum and has one of the highest restaurants per capita in the U.S. Louisville is also home to historic Churchill Downs, site of the Kentucky Derby.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For a detailed description of preferred qualifications and a summary of significant opportunities, see: FINAL.pdf

JOB DESCRIPTION: As chief executive officer of the college, the Dean reports directly to Executive Vice President and Provost Shirley Willihnganz and is charged with providing innovative leadership necessary for the College of Business to attain its vision and mission statement objectives. As a senior academic officer, the dean leads and manages the college, works closely with business and government, and collaborates with others across campus and throughout the state and the region to carry out the mission of the college.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The Search Advisory Committee seeks candidates with a terminal degree in a business discipline and administrative experience in a world-class business school or an equivalent combination of education with both experience and stature as a distinguished academic leader with a strong appreciation for scholarship and research. The successful candidate will possess a record of developing and implementing a vision for the future of a complex organization and the managerial skills needed to achieve ambitious goals in times of change and challenge. An engaging, inclusive personal style and the ability to continue building the college's global brand as a forerunner in entrepreneurship are important qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The Search Committee will accept applications and nominations until the on-campus interview stage of the search. For best consideration, materials should be received prior to October 12, 2012. Applications should include a detailed letter of interest describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; curriculum vitae and bibliography; names of five references with titles, addresses, and telephone numbers.

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee. Materials should be electronically submitted via MS Word or pdf to The search is assisted by John B. Hicks, Senior Consultant Academic Search, Inc. 205-345-7221.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and, in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Posted 8/30/12