Dean, Yale School of Management

Dean, Yale School of Management

Yale University seeks applications and nominations for the Dean of the Yale School of Management (SOM).  One of the best regarded institutions in the world, Yale’s mission is to improve the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation and practice.  Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.

Yale SOM has become widely regarded as one of the world’s leading business schools, educating future leaders across all sectors and regularly placing PhD students at the very top business schools. The faculty are dedicated teachers and leading researchers who play an outsized role in shaping management theory, policy, and practice. With a small student body and welcoming community, Yale SOM students get unparalleled access to this expertise.

The School of Management was founded upon a distinctive position that has guided the school since its founding.  The mission, “educating leaders for business and society”, underpins the School’s distinct focus on cross-sector engagement and attention to societal impact and sustainability.  In recent years, the School has put the mission into practice by pursuing several ongoing commitments: to be fully integrated with the broader Yale University; to be the most global U.S.-based business school; and to be the best source of elevated leaders for all regions and sectors – both within and outside of business.

The next Yale SOM Dean will both leverage the strength of SOM’s distinct platform and help the School pursue its mission while adapting to the changing landscape of management education.  The Dean should hold superior academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement with a track record of leadership and administration or have a recognized career of achievement in business, the public or non-profit/NGO sector, as well as a genuine affinity for, and understanding of, business education and university culture.

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Yale SOM will be assisted by Jackie Zavitz, J.J. Cutler and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

Nominations and applications should be directed to

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.