Dean, School of Economics and Business

Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC), one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the West, seeks an accomplished and forward-looking academic leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA).


The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) today includes 11,00 students (800 undergraduate and 300 graduate) and 53 full-time faculty across undergraduate departments of accounting, business administration, and economics, as well as the AACSB accredited graduate business programs. Graduate business classes are offered in Moraga, San Ramon and Sunnyvale, as well as in a hybrid format (half online, half in-person). SMC was one of the first universities in the San Francisco area to offer an executive MBA (EMBA) program. CEO Magazine ranked SMC's hybrid EMBA program among the top 20 in the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked their M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Business Analytics programs among the top 50 in the nation.


The next Dean of SEBA will set and implement SEBA’s strategic direction, support faculty development, build and refine academic program offerings, advance academic excellence, foster external relationships and partnerships, advance fundraising and alumni relations, champion diversity and inclusion, and contribute to the three pillars of SMC's mission: Catholic, Lasallian, and Liberal Arts. To fulfill these needs, the next Dean will be a visionary scholar with impeccable credentials to lead the School into the future. She or he will have a record of instruction, scholarship, and research excellence that merits appointment as a tenured professor in one of the departments of the School. The next Dean will also have a history of administrative leadership; strong human resource and financial management experience; superb communication and relationship building skills and be adept at conflict resolution and negotiation.


Serving approximately 4,000 students, Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic, liberal arts, residential college that has been owned and administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers for 150 years. Inspired by the Lasallian tradition and charism, Saint Mary’s is recognized for its rigorous liberal arts education, promoting critical thinking, shared inquiry and social justice; the high quality of its academic programs; and its award-winning, internationally recognized faculty and students. Renowned for the beauty of its campus, Saint Mary’s College is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area in Moraga, California, a suburban community about 10 miles east of Berkeley and 20 miles east of San Francisco.


Saint Mary’s academic departments and programs, which encompass 222 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, are organized around four distinct schools: the School of Economics and Business Administration, the School of Science, the Kalmanovitz School of Education, and the School of Liberal Arts. The degree programs at Saint Mary’s are a rich blend of traditional undergraduate, graduate and professional, and degree completion programs. All programs focus on the world beyond the student and recognize that wisdom is both timeless, as reflected in the curriculum, and iterative, growing in and through shared inquiry. These programs advance social justice in ways central to Catholic social thought, and they intensify the impact of the Saint Mary’s College experience by taking an immersion approach to learning and requiring focus, commitment, and personal responsibility.  For more information about this position, please visit


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by December 15, 2018. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the St. Mary's College of California’s consultants Robert W. Luke and Jane Courson at


The St. Mary's College of California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.