Dean, Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance

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Dean, Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance

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The University of South Florida Muma College of Business invites applications and nominations in the search for the next Dean of the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance.

The University of South Florida Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance (“Kate Tiedemann” or “Kate Tiedemann School”) is one of six schools within the Muma College of Business. Kate Tiedemann programs embrace a philosophy built on foundational education, experiential learning, and a commitment to student professional development. The Kate Tiedemann School is home to 1,170 undergraduate students and 385 graduate students. The School is grounded in student success, thought leadership, and community engagement. Its growing programs give opportunities for valuable hands-on experiences to our students, including but not limited to internships, the Real Estate Society, the Personal Financial Planning Program, and two Student Managed Investment Funds.

Reporting to the Dean of the Muma College of Business, the Tiedemann-Cotton Dean of the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance serves as a liaison between the USF leadership, Campus leadership and the Muma Executive Leadership with the goal to help USF maintain preeminence and achieve AAU status. The Tiedemann-Cotton Dean advances the mission of the University and the Muma College of Business at the St. Petersburg branch campus, serves as the director for all college finance programs, and provides strategic leadership in engaging the local community and the business community. Kate Tiedemann School has 25 full-time faculty and 10 full-time staff members across the three campuses. The Tiedemann-Cotton Dean has responsibility for student, faculty and staff related needs for the school, community engagement, donor engagement and fundraising and will play a lead role in accreditation maintenance.

The Tiedemann-Cotton Dean will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills, have demonstrated administrative experience and fundraising capability, a dynamic management style, a capacity to integrate diverse interests and forge a common vision, and enthusiasm to match the energy of highly motivated students, faculty, staff, and alumni worldwide. The successful candidate will have a proven record of achievement that demonstrates impeccable academic judgment and an uncompromising commitment to academic excellence, a commitment to diversity in all its forms, and an unwavering ethical compass. The candidate will have experience equivalent to the Dean’s role and responsibilities, an earned doctorate in an appropriate field, and distinguished scholarly accomplishment, and/or comparable professional achievements that merit appointment at the rank of a full professor. 

The University of South Florida (“USF”), founded in 1956, has rich traditions of access and opportunity for students, academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and serving our communities. USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Together, its campuses serve more than 50,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist and professional degrees. Across 13 colleges, undergraduates choose from more than 200 majors, minors, and concentrations, from business and engineering to the arts and USF Health. The University of South Florida is the fastest-rising university in America over the past decade, public or private, according to U.S. News and World Report (U.S. News) 2022 Best Colleges rankings released today.  For the third consecutive year, USF ranks as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities.  Over the past 10 years, USF has risen 48 spots among public universities from No. 94 to No. 46, and 67 spots among all universities (public or private), from No. 170 to No. 103, which represents a greater climb than any other university in the country.

USF has retained Korn Ferry, a national executive recruiting firm, to assist with this search. All nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted in confidence to Korn Ferry. Korn Ferry will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.