Dean of the Wharton School

Title: Dean of the Wharton School

  • Employer: The Wharton School
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Job Description:

    In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania, with a vision to produce graduates who would become "pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life." Today, Penn’s Wharton School has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world with nearly 5,000 students, more than 500 faculty in 10 departments, an annual budget of $400 million, and 92,000 alumni who hold positions of responsibility in business, government, public service, social and cultural entities, and education in 140 countries.

    The next Dean of the Wharton School will lead one of the world’s finest schools of business and maintain and expand its global standing and its commitment to innovation in scholarship, teaching, business and policy impact and engagement with local, national, and global communities. The Dean also serves as a key member of Penn’s leadership team, reporting to Penn Provost Vincent Price and President Amy Gutmann.

    Top candidates will have outstanding academic credentials, including a strong record of scholarship consistent with holding a tenured faculty position at Wharton, and possess significant leadership and management experience. Applications and expressions of interest are encouraged from individuals in any discipline represented in the Wharton School or those from related fields, including candidates currently working outside of academe in professional practice, government, industry, or the non-profit sector.

    Although the search will remain open until the position is filled, to ensure the fullest consideration, nominations and applications, including a cover letter and vita, should be received by October 23, 2013 and sent via the confidential address whartondean@spencerstuart.com.

    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

  • Application Deadline: October 23rd
  • Contact Details: whartondean@spencerstuart.com

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