Dean, Isenberg School of Management

Dean, Isenberg School of Management

Amherst, Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a visionary and strategic leader to serve as Dean of the Isenberg School of Management. This is an exceptional opportunity to build on the successes of a dynamic business school housed within a Top-30 public research university. In recent years, the Isenberg School has been on an astonishing growth trajectory, as seen in growing student demand, heightened academic selectivity, significant gains across a number of external rankings, the creation of innovative programs, pathbreaking research, a strong record of faculty recruitment, and physical expansion.

Isenberg has earned a reputation for providing a quality education that prepares students to thrive in today's business environment. The School’s flexible learning options, along with its extensive professional connections, enable graduates to enter into the workforce well-positioned to meet the needs of the competitive business marketplace. Isenberg faculty are leading scholars in a variety of areas, including alternative investments, behavioral accounting and auditing, and network analysis. The next Dean will amplify these strengths and pursue additional initiatives that will burnish Isenberg's well-earned reputation as a student-focused business school.

The largest public university in New England and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system, UMass Amherst has more than 1,300 full-time tenure and non-tenure track faculty. It serves nearly 23,400 undergraduates (from 78 countries and every state in the union) and approximately 7,000 graduate students. Total research and development expenditures were $215 million in 2016, approximately one third of the $632 million in research and development expenditures across the University of Massachusetts system. Two years removed from a record-breaking capital campaign, UMass Amherst has undertaken over $1.4 billion in new construction and renovations, including a $62 million, 70,000 square foot Business Innovation Hub scheduled for completion in 2019.

UMass Amherst seeks a Dean who will work strategically to leverage the formidable assets of Isenberg for the benefit of the School and University. On campus, the Dean will be a natural collaborator and coalition builder, working with colleagues to develop exciting initiatives and innovative modes of delivery that serve the University's students. Off-campus, the Dean will engage with alumni, stakeholders, and corporate partners to increase the School's resource base and further its reach and impact. The Dean will also nurture the positive and collegial culture of Isenberg, with strong attention paid to diversity and inclusion.

A search committee has been formed and Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Anita Tien, Vice President

Greg Esposito, Partner

Ashton Lange, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.