University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs

The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs of the David Eccles School of Business ("the School"), commencing as soon as practicable.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Dean and working collaboratively with the senior management team and a professional staff, the Associate Dean will play a critical role in the leadership of the School. This position holds a high level of decision making authority and will work closely with the Dean and senior management team in refining and implementing the School's strategic plan for undergraduate education. The Associate Dean will provide leadership in developing and implementing policies and procedures for all undergraduate student service areas including student recruitment, admissions, academic advising, and career development. The Associate Dean will also work collaboratively with faculty on undergraduate curriculum.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The School seeks an Associate Dean with a commitment to intellectual and professional excellence. She or he will work with a diverse, collegial, and dedicated faculty that includes internationally prominent scholars and outstanding teachers, as well as a committed and professional staff. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate business education. The successful candidate should have knowledge of current instructional technology, a vision for the evolving role of technology in education and expertise in engaging students through sound pedagogical practices that create high-impact learning experiences. Further, we seek an individual with managerial experience and skills, knowledge of student admissions and student services policies and procedures, superior analytical and technical skills, strong strategic planning and organizational skills, as well as the enthusiasm and energy to advance the national and international reputation of the School's undergraduate programs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a collaborative leadership style, and a strong commitment to providing excellence in service must also be in evidence. A doctorate is preferred.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to undergraduate education for historically underrepresented students. The David Eccles School of Business is particularly interested in individuals with a successful history of leadership in enhancing the gender and racial ethnic diversity of the student body.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Housed in the newly completed Spencer F. Eccles Building, the David Eccles School of Business offers degrees at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral levels. The David Eccles School of Business is distinguished by the entrepreneurial and experiential learning opportunities available to qualified students, including the University Venture Fund, the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, the Utah Real Estate Challenge, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Center, The Foundry, and Student Consulting Initiative.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is a member of the PAC-12 Conference, and is the flagship institution of the State of Utah's system of higher education. Founded in 1850, over 31,000 students occupy its 1,500 acre campus. According to a ranking by the Association of University Technology, The University of Utah tops the U.S. for creating start-up companies from university research. Committed to preserving the natural beauty of its surroundings and environmental sustainability, the University of Utah has a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050, and was recently ranked fourth in the nation for green power purchases by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ABOUT THE LOCATION: Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of over one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Salt Lake offers a remarkable blend of history, culture and recreation. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour of downtown, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Nominations or applications need to apply via the attached quick link: Include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Christine Botosan, via telephone at (801) 581-8695 or email at: The search committee will begin to review applications on July 15, 2012 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages nominations and applications from women and minorities and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

FURTHER INFORMATION: More information about the School of Business can be found at:

Posted 6/12/12