Dean, School of Management

Title: Dean, School of Management

  • Employer: George Mason University
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 22030
  • Job Description:

    George Mason University, located in Fairfax County, Virginia, seeks an accomplished, energetic, and creative Dean to lead the School of Management.

    Since its birth less than a half-century ago, George Mason University has grown impressively in size, stature and influence. Mason is now the commonwealth of Virginia’s largest public university, and has become the standard-setter among modern public universities. Mason’s reach is both deep and broad. It is location near Washington, D.C., affords unique resources and opportunities, and its reach extends around the world through its groundbreaking research on complex global problems and an expanding international student body.

    George Mason University is a public university that enrolls over 30,000 students and is within 20 miles of Capitol Hill and Dulles International Airport. It is within easy reach of over 30 universities and community colleges, as well as several of the country’s premiere performing arts and health care facilities. Fairfax also boasts some of the finest public schools in the country and over 30,000 acres of public parklands to provide a unique quality of life. The university is designated as a Research University by the Carnegie Classification. The convergence of significant business, industry and government activities in the northern Virginia/D.C. metro area provides an extremely dynamic business environment for delivering management education.

    The School of Management’s mission is to prepare a diverse student body to succeed in a global business environment. Through the faculty’s creation and dissemination of business knowledge, practice and pedagogy, we enable our students to develop analytical and communication skills and to practice ethical business behavior. The School of Management offers an undergraduate program with five majors, seven graduate programs including four specialized master’s degrees, and two certificate programs. In addition, the School of Management boasts three centers of excellence including the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, the Center for Global Business, and the Investor Protection and Corporate Fraud Research Center. School of Management faculty are actively engaged in research and regularly publish in the leading journals in their disciplines. The School of Management is accredited by AACSB-International, with separate accounting accreditation, and enrolls over 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students with a full-time faculty of 87.

    Applicants for the position must hold a Ph.D. in business or a related field, and must have a strong record as a teacher and scholar consistent with tenure at the rank of full professor at a research university. Applicants must have significant administrative experience in a college or university and experience with collaborative governance. Applicants should also have experience facilitating productive partnerships and a positive reputation with the external business community including fundraising, strong communication and interpersonal skills; and a leadership style that fosters inclusive working relationships with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and other administrators.

    The Dean of the School of Management provides overall academic and administrative leadership for the school and reports directly to the Provost. As the academic and administrative leader of the School of Management, the Dean’s responsibilities include: maintaining and enhancing the quality of the school, working collaboratively with faculty and staff to continuously improve academic programs, raising funds to support school initiatives, developing and sustaining relationships between the school and the business community as well as other academic units on campus, interacting with alumni, and enhancing the reputation of the school to national and international constituencies.

    Applications will be accepted throughout the summer and early fall and until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 10, 2013. Please visit and apply for position number FA199z. Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications to meet the responsibilities listed above; curriculum  vitae; and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references. The letter should note if committee members may contact references while in the review stage of the search.

    Nominations are encouraged and should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kenneth S. Ball, Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering at AA/EOE

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