Dean of the Neeley School of Business

Dean of the Neeley School of Business
Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University (TCU) invites nominations and applications for the position of the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business. TCU seeks a collaborative, strategic, and visionary leader. The dean will have the opportunity to lead and build upon the Neeley School's innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented focus and mission. The next dean will be a forward-thinking visionary, leading the Neeley School of Business by engaging and leveraging the extensive business industry within the Dallas Fort Worth region. The Neeley School of Business will thrive best with a dean committed to fundraising and expanding its brand and reputation while managing its growth and excellence in undergraduate and graduate business education

Texas Christian University is a private university located in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity. The University has a $2.4 billion endowment and enrolls over 12,200 students, employs over 700 full-time faculty, and has a student to faculty ratio of 14:1.

The Neeley School of Business is ranked as one of the top 20 undergraduate business schools in the U.S. The 2021 strategic plan Fulfilling the Neeley Promise creates a blueprint for the future of the school to become even more prominent, inclusive and research-forward while remaining focused on student success and upward career mobility.

The dean of the Neeley School of Business is the chief administrative, academic, budgetary and advancement officer for the school. The dean provides creative vision and leadership for the school while serving as a leader across the university, the region, and the world. The dean fosters collaborative opportunities on behalf of the school both internally and externally to engage students, faculty, and industry partners and further the school's mission.

The next dean’s formal educational credentials and distinguished record of achievement as a scholar, teacher, and/or leader will be worthy of the rank of full professor in one of the departments within the Neeley School of Business. The dean will need to have demonstrated ability to develop and promote equitable and inclusive best practices that support a diverse faculty, oversee faculty recruitment and development, manage promotion and tenure, encourage scholarly research and appoint departmental chairpersons and directors, as needed.

Strong communication skills are also required, with the ability to champion the Neeley School of Business to diverse internal and external partners and stakeholders, while collaborating effectively with faculty, administrators, and staff across the University. Experience or potential for extensive fundraising and “friend-raising” is essential.

The search committee for the dean of the Neeley School of Business will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission. Although applications will be welcomed until a new dean is selected, for best consideration please submit materials as soon as possible, to the following address:

For more information on Texas Christian University, please visit: The full position specification can be found

Texas Christian University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck Search. For additional information, please contact:

R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director
Amanda Bennett, Director of Research and Senior Search Associate
Susan Kart, PhD, Senior Search Associate
Storbeck Search|DSG

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Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status and any other basis protected by law.