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Quinnipiac University

Dean, School of Business

Quinnipiac University (QU) seeks a proven, strategic and collaborative leader as the next dean of the School of Business to cultivate the school’s distinctiveness and enrich its value to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Quinnipiac University School of Business is a dynamic student-centered educational community focused on preparing students for achievement and leadership in professional careers. The School enrolls 1,575 undergraduate and 600 graduate students and is accredited by the AACSB International, with initial accreditation awarded in 2000; the school’s Accounting programs recently earned separate AACSB accreditation. With 54 full-time faculty, the School offers thirteen undergraduate majors, five graduate degree programs, and three certificate programs, as well as 4+1 and 3+1 dual degree pathways to the MBA and MS specialized degree programs. In collaboration with Quinnipiac’s School of Law, the Business School also offers a JD/MBA. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business online MBA program in the top 15% of online MBA programs in the U.S. and above all peers in Connecticut. The 2020 rankings place Quinnipiac’s online MBA program 35th nation-wide and its Master of Science online graduate business program 26th nation-wide. The school has also been ranked in the best online graduate business programs for veterans and best online MBA program for veterans.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to academic excellence, an unwavering ethical compass, and a deep commitment to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration. They also should possess a record of their actions to promote diversity, inclusion and equity in prior positions and organizations. The dean will be an articulate and enthusiastic communicator who will develop and implement a strategic vision for the school’s future in consultation with the faculty, pursue clear strategic priorities, and raise and manage resources effectively to steadily advance those priorities.

Among the Dean’s core responsibilities will be advancing the school’s strategic plan; leading the recruitment, development and retention of a distinguished faculty; constantly improving the school’s teaching and research programs; wisely stewarding the school’s resources and undertaking creative fundraising to increase those resources; building strong relationships with the school’s alumni, friends, donors and Dean’s Advisory Council; collaborating with fellow QU Deans on interdisciplinary programs, joint faculty appointments, and new academic initiatives; and serving as a visible exemplar of engaged and positive university citizenship at the School of Business and across the Quinnipiac campus. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field and be eligible for appointment at the rank of professor, or equivalent experience appropriate to the dean’s role and responsibilities.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university that offers more than 110 degree programs to 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is situated on three campuses: the Mount Carmel Campus, which houses the Carl Hansen Student Center, a network of academic classroom buildings, and the 600-seat Arnold Bernhard Library; the York Hill Campus, with 360-degree views of New Haven, Long Island Sound and Sleeping Giant State Park, the Rocky Top Student Center, equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, and several residence halls; and the North Haven Campus, home to undergraduate and graduate health sciences, education, law, medicine and nursing schools. 

Nominations and expressions of interest will be received until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications and nominations should be submitted directly to Korn Ferry. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 12, 2021. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest, addressing the responsibilities above, electronically to QU-BusinessDean@kornferry.com.

Ken Kring, Co-Managing Director, and Victoria Antolini, Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the university community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity. 

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.