Dean, Alberta School of Business

Title: Dean, Alberta School of Business

  • Employer: University of Alberta
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Job Description:

    Dean, Alberta School of Business
    The University of Alberta invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Business (known as the Alberta School of Business). The appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins July 1, 2013, and the qualified candidate who will be appointed as dean, will also be appointed to an academic position at the rank of full professor.

    The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and attracts nearly $500 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The university has approximately 243,000 alumni worldwide.

    The Alberta School of Business is one of Canada’s leading business schools and among the largest, offering internationally renowned Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, Master of Financial Management, and PhD in Business Management programs. The School comprises four academic departments (Accounting, Operations & Information Systems; Finance & Statistical Analysis; Marketing, Business Economics & Law; and Strategic Management & Organization) and multiple research centres and institutes. The Faculty is consistently rated among the best in Canada in terms of research, teaching and community involvement. According to the 2013 Financial Times business school rankings, the Alberta School of Business is among the top 100 business schools worldwide; in research output, it ranks 9th globally among publicly funded institutions and 33rd overall; in PhD programs, it ranks 35th and in MBA programs 56th, among publicly funded institutions globally. It is the first Canadian business school to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (1968) and has maintained its accreditation. With 77 full-time faculty members, 54 sessional lecturers, and 111 staff, the School offers a diversity of programs and has a high standard of achievement in the career development of its alumni. The Alberta School of Business enrolls more than 2,000 undergraduate students, 500 MBA students, and 65 PhD students drawn from around the world.

    The university seeks an innovative leader and strategic global thinker with a strong international focus to continue to build momentum for the School. The Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) for the supervision and administration of all operations of the Faculty, including budget and fund development. The Dean leads the School’s curricular initiatives, research and scholarship, professional training, strategic planning, recruitment, and global outreach. Additionally, as a member of Deans’ Council, the Dean is one of 18 senior administrators of the university.


    While the Dean may come from within a business school or research institute, the business or financial communities, the public sector, or government agencies, he or she must demonstrate a strong understanding of the culture of a research-intensive academic environment. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is strongly preferred, however, substantive experience and expertise in other listed areas of qualification would also be considered. Records of outstanding administrative leadership and success in external relations, fundraising, and in building and maintaining relationships at various levels are considered critical for the Dean’s success. The Dean will have a proven record of commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and innovation in fields related to business. The Dean must possess highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire and engage faculty, staff, students and external communities in advancing the Alberta School of Business.

    More information is available at http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/ A103119632/.

    Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) may be submitted electronically in confidence to:
    Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D., Managing Director and Practice Leader
    Betty Hasler, Managing Director
    Manuel A. Gongon, Jr., Vice President and Senior Associate
    Diversified Search
    215-656-3588
    UAlberta.Business@divsearch.com

    The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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