John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business

John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business

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 to capitalize on the upward trajectory of the Neeley School of Business and provide bold leadership to build upon the Neeley School's innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented focus and mission, as manifested through its teacher-scholar model. The next Dean of the Neeley School of Business will have the vision, creativity and proven skills to leverage multiple sources of revenue, which may include fund-raising, professional programs and differential tuition, to move the school from a top 25 to a top 10 business school.  The dean will expand existing innovation programs to comprise an innovative ecosystem at the university which engages students across disciplines with the Fort Worth region and facilitates the transfer of research to business development.

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 Neeley School both internally and externally to engage students, faculty, and industry partners and further the school's mission.

Required Qualifications of the next Dean for the Neeley School of Business include:

  • Strong communication skills are required, with the ability to articulate a vision for the school to diverse internal and external partners and stakeholders and to collaborate effectively with faculty, administrators, and staff across the university to advance the school's mission.
  • Experience or potential for extensive fundraising is essential.
  • 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, and appoint departmental chairpersons and directors, as needed.;
  • Advanced interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to articulate the school's strengths and advocate for its needs.;
  • Strong record of teaching and leadership in undergraduate and graduate education.

The dean’s formal educational credentials and distinguished record of achievement as a scholar, teacher, and/or leader in a research-oriented business school will be worthy of the rank of full professor in the Neeley School of Business. Specifically, the dean must be tenured (or tenurable within the first year) at the rank of full professor in one of the departments within the school.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest highlighting the applicant’s personal interest and relevant leadership experience. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence by January 3, 2024 to Ms. Lori Hemmer at