Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

The University of Michigan invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

The University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history beginning with its founding in 1817 as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation’s top ten universities. The University is distinguished by its broad excellence across many disciplines: its academic programs are organized into 19 schools and colleges on the Ann Arbor campus.  Collectively, the Schools and Colleges in Ann Arbor enroll more than 50,000 students, broken down into 32,300 undergraduates and 18,000 graduate students.  The University has more than 5,200 faculty in Ann Arbor. 

Regularly ranked among the top ten business schools in the world, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business has over 4,000 students in its undergraduate, master’s, and PhD programs and over 200 faculty members who are thought leaders in their fields. With a breadth of innovative interdisciplinary offerings, the School is dedicated to action-based learning beyond the classroom to prepare graduates for the changing world.

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Ross School of Business, responsible to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for oversight and quality of all the School’s academic and research programs.   The Dean of the Ross School will have overall responsibility for defining the School’s strategic priorities; fostering an inclusive culture and furthering diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism initiatives; recruiting and maintaining a faculty of excellence; creating and supporting educational programs of the highest quality; attracting excellent students; creating collaborative opportunities with other schools and departments within the University; and enhancing productive relationships with alumni, donors, and local, national, and international communities.

Michigan seeks a Dean with an impressive record of scholarly achievement in the academy with a track record of leadership and administrative experience, or a recognized career of achievement in another sector, with a strong understanding of business education, scholarship, and university culture.  A commitment to collaboration, innovation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion will be critical.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. University of Michigan will be assisted by Jackie Zavitz, J.J. Cutler, Ellen Brown Landers, Meghan Ashbrock, and Ana Rosado of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

Nominations and applications should be directed to:

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