The University of Richmond seeks a collaborative, strategic, inclusive, and forward-thinking Dean to lead the Robins School of Business. The next Dean will have the extraordinary opportunity to shape the future of business education by leading the only highly ranked, AACSB-accredited, undergraduate business school within a top-ranked liberal arts college. The School’s distinctive combination of small size, undergraduate focus, and professional business education immersed in the liberal arts has long been the foundation of its success. Recognized as a Top 50 undergraduate business school by Bloomberg Businessweek since the ranking’s inception and currently 21st in Poets and Quants’ ranking of undergraduate business programs, Robins is well-positioned for the future.
The next Dean will be asked to work closely and collaboratively with School’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to imagine ways in which they can preserve and further capitalize on Robins’ unique strengths in order to elevate it to even greater heights of visibility, prominence, and societal impact. In addition, it is expected that the Dean will have new and expanded opportunities to cultivate relationships with alumni, friends, donors, and external organizations in order to generate additional supporters and resources for the advancement of the School. The Dean will also ensure that the School and the campus as a whole are an inclusive and welcoming climate in which people of all backgrounds can thrive. The Robins School focuses its main resources on undergraduate education but also has small graduate and executive education programs. It has more than 57 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, approximately 20 staff, over 500 undergraduate majors and 73 MBA students (predominantly part-time professionals).
Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond’s learning and research environment is grounded in the liberal arts and enriched by its distinctive array of schools, with a singular integration of learning and scholarship across campus. With 4,002 on campus students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and over 90% of undergraduates living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society. The University of Richmond has been consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation. It is ranked 25th among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The ideal candidate will bring a passion for undergraduate business education, a deep understanding of and respect for the liberal arts, and experience as an entrepreneurial, transparent, and collaborative leader. The Dean will also have a record of academic accomplishment sufficient to merit appointment as a full professor at the University of Richmond. Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:
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