The University of Kansas invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Business.

The KU School of Business presents the right dean candidate with an opportunity to expand recognized excellence.  The School is home to 60 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 53 staff, 1,700 undergraduates, 492 Master’s students, and 32 Ph.D. students. The school consists of four academic areas — Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences (FEDS); Accounting and Information Systems (AIS); Marketing and Business Law (MBL), and Management and Leadership (MGMT) — is one of only 185 schools with AACSB accreditation, and has an operating budget of $25 million. The School of Business is located on the university’s main campus in the heart of beautiful Lawrence, Kansas, which enjoys a short commute to the Kansas City metropolitan area. In May 2016, the School opened Capitol Federal Hall, a state-of-the-art $70.5 million facility funded primarily by private donations that provides leading edge technology and education resources for its faculty, staff and students. The School’s proximity to the Kansas City metropolitan area delivers unique opportunities to collaborate with Kansas City’s industries as well as its burgeoning tech and start-up communities, including on the KU’s Edwards campus in suburban Kansas City.

The School of Business plays a central role in the life of the University of Kansas (KU), a tradition-rich, comprehensive public research university with a distinguished reputation and committed alumni base that circles the globe. Opened in 1866, the university was one of the first 11 public universities to be admitted to the Association of American Universities and was granted the first chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi west of the Mississippi River. The University of Kansas is one of the few public institutions of higher learning founded in the 1800s that never in its history denied entrance on the basis of race or gender.  Throughout its history KU has held high aspirations and today enjoys a national reputation for innovation and academic excellence. KU has nearly 50 nationally ranked graduate programs, including 42 in the top 50 among public universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The university enrolls more than 28,000 students across 13 academic schools and offers more than 370 degree programs, and employs a 2,600-member faculty on five campuses. Annual research expenditures exceed $230 million, and the university has more than $1.5 billion in endowment.


Reporting directly to the provost and executive vice chancellor, the dean is the chief administrative officer of the school and is charged with advancing its academic, scholarly, and outreach missions.  The next dean will have a comprehensive understanding of business education for the 21st century, unquestioned integrity, exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to relate to and energize the school’s many constituencies.  (A full ‘Position Announcement’ regarding the dean search and more information about the University of Kansas can be found at 


While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to indicate their interest to the address below by March 1, 2017, to receive optimal consideration.

KU Business Dean Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219

Fax:  214-523-9067

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