Dean of the College of Business Administration

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the College of Business Administration (COBA). The Dean will have exceptional opportunities to promote access and excellence in education and research at UTEP, a university committed to serving a twenty-first century student demographic. The Dean will play a critical role in the University's strategic planning initiative, provide leadership and direction for the AACSB-accredited College to ensure the highest standards of quality in Business Administration education and research. Statistics about the College can be found here:

Position Requirements:  The College of Business Administration seeks an inspiring, intellectual, and entrepreneurial leader to set it on a dynamic course for the future. The new Dean will bring high academic standards and an outstanding record of research as well as strong management and leadership skills.

Minimum requirements are:

  • qualifications commensurate with appointment as a tenured full Business Administration professor
  • demonstrated excellence in leadership and management that is indicative of innovative approaches and the ability to make clear, informed decisions
  • a record that shows a meaningful commitment to, and demonstrated accomplishment in, issues associated with advancing diversity and inclusion
  • ability to work effectively with faculty across the College’s various departments and to demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among these fields
  • superior communication skills, political adeptness, and the capacity to represent the College effectively to local, national, and international constituencies
  • administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, department chair, or comparable position, including experience in strategic planning, policy development, budget oversight, effective leadership, supervision and management of faculty and staff personnel, and collegial collaboration as a member of an academic administrative team
  • capacity for supporting faculty development in teaching, research, scholarship, and service
  • administrative experience working with and supporting faculty, staff, students and programs that are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability
  • capacity for implementing initiatives to facilitate student success, ensure learning outcomes are met, and narrow achievement gaps

    Application Instructions:  Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of five professional references. No references will be contacted without prior notification to the candidate.  Applications are expected to be reviewed beginning March 16, 2018, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  Application queries or nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Robert A. Kirken

    Search Committee Chair

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    The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.