Dean, Scheller College of Business
The Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a strategic, creative, and transformative academic leader for its next Dean. The next Dean will join at an exciting and critical moment for both Georgia Tech, as it embarks upon an ambitious capital campaign, and for Scheller, as its growth continues with the groundbreaking of a new building in Midtown that will house graduate and executive education programs.
Georgia Tech is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading research university. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), Georgia Tech is ranked as one of the top 15 American public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. As a public research university, Georgia Tech is committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. Georgia Tech offers an innovative education to more than 44,000 undergraduate and graduate students through more than 130 majors and minors across six colleges and 28 schools.
Understanding that technological change is fundamental to the advancement of all people, the Georgia Tech community – students, staff, faculty, and alumni – abide by the motto of “Progress and Service.” Georgia Tech has become a leader in improving the human condition in Georgia, the United States, and around the globe by steadfastly pursuing its goal to provide effective, innovative teaching and learning – as well as advances in research and entrepreneurship – in all facets of progress and service. The Institute’s 2030 strategic vision, “Inclusive Innovation for a Better Future,” is underway. The strategic plan positions Georgia Tech to leverage its strengths and further distinguish it as a distinctively different kind of university. The ten-year plan consists of six focus areas: 1) amplifying impact; 2) championing innovation; 3) connecting globally; 4) expanding access; 5) cultivating well-being; and 6) leading by example. In 2022, Georgia Tech announced an ambitious capital campaign, Transforming Tomorrow: The Campaign for Georgia Tech.
Established more than a century ago, the Scheller College of Business is a leader in education, research, and inclusive innovation designed to advance business and improve the human condition. Scheller is strategically positioned at the intersection of business and technology, with a commitment to cultivating ethical leaders who know how to innovate and leverage technology to address business challenges and opportunities.
Scheller provides students with unparalleled learning opportunities within a dynamic innovation ecosystem. The College is located in the heart of midtown Atlanta’s Technology Square, an area with the highest density of startups, corporate innovators, and academic researchers in the southeastern U.S. Through top-ranked career services and an expansive alumni network, Scheller connects students to the world’s most innovative companies not just in Atlanta, but around the world.
The College offers AACSB-accredited bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Business Administration, along with interdisciplinary and dual degrees in Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Medicine (in collaboration with the Morehouse School of Medicine). Scheller manages a broad portfolio of degree programs, housed in eight academic areas: accounting, finance, information technology management, law and ethics, marketing, operating management, organizational behavior, and strategy and innovation.
The next Dean, in collaboration with the faculty, staff, student, and alumni of the College, will strategically position Scheller for the future, seizing upon its greatest strengths and its unique opportunity within the Institute and Atlanta. Scheller is a vital part of the Institute’s future, serving as a connective tissue across the many efforts and accomplishments happening at the School, and in Atlanta. The next Dean will have the vision, talent, and energy to further advance and strategically improve the school’s impact at the Institute, within the Atlanta business community, in broader industry, and around the world.
As chief academic and administrative officer of Scheller, the Dean is responsible for providing leadership for leadership and strategic planning, faculty appointments, budgetary and administrative oversight, stewardship and development, and multidisciplinary partnerships.
This individual should have a strong administrative record, with strategic and organizational management skills, intellectual leadership, a record of resource and relationship building, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills will also be important for the successful candidate. This is a tenured faculty position, and the candidate must have a record of scholarship that is consistent with a tenured position in the college.
Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Georgia Tech will be assisted by Jackie Zavitz, Ellen Brown Landers, and Meghan Ashbrock of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
Nominations and applications should be directed to: GTbusinessdean@heidrick.com
Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans.
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