Dean of Eccles School of Business

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The University of Utah seeks an innovative and visionary leader to serve as the next dean of the David Eccles School of Business.

Founded in 1917, the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is a leader in business education, research, and citizenship. The Eccles School creates value in and out of the classroom—for students, faculty, companies, and the broader community. It supports world-class faculty and student research and strives to elevate its researchers as thought leaders in business education. In an evolving marketplace that puts a premium on entrepreneurial approaches, continuous curiosity, and empathetic global citizenship, the Eccles School is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and ensuring equitable systems inside the School, across the University, and in the community. The Eccles School seeks a dean to lead it into a bright and promising future.

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 33,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 90 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 100 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the U encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders.

Students from the Eccles School will become the next generation of strategic leaders who transform the business landscape. The Eccles School offers a diverse set of educational programs—9 undergraduate majors, 6 undergraduate minors, 10 specialized masters degrees, 4 MBA programs, and 5 Ph.D. specializations, as well as executive education—that currently enroll more than 6,000 students. The most diverse college in Utah, the Eccles School awards more than $17 million in scholarships each year. The Eccles alumni community is also large and geographically diffuse, with more than 42,000 Eccles School graduates spread across the world.

Eccles School faculty are innovative thinkers who generate business knowledge through path-breaking research. With strong support for faculty and student research, through seminars, research centers and other initiatives, the Eccles School takes pride in its ability to recruit and retain world-class faculty.

The David Eccles School of Business seeks a dean who is deeply committed to the School’s mission and values, as well as the University’s success. A record of research, teaching, and service meriting a tenured appointment in the Eccles School is highly preferred. Although candidates with meaningful academic leadership experience are preferred, candidates with substantial knowledge of higher education who have leadership outside of higher education will also be considered. Fiscal and budgetary experience is also preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and build collaborative relationships across multiple constituencies.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile which is available at www.wittkieffer.com. WittKieffer is assisting the University of Utah in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Vance, Alejandra Gillette-Teran and Natalie Song at UtahBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com

The University of Utah values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.