Dean of the School of Business

The University of San Diego (USD) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Business.  The Dean will have the opportunity to lead a school that is currently enjoying a great deal of momentum and new levels of accomplishment and distinction due to the combined efforts of faculty, staff and administration.  The University is on an upward trajectory and this position offers the opportunity to play a defining role in shaping the future of the business education at USD.


The Dean, who reports to the Vice President and Provost, is responsible for the overall academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership of the School of Business.  The Dean is also responsible for maintaining and strengthening strategic relationships with alumni, benefactors, local community, and industry. The Dean will provide leadership in defining the strategic priorities and growth of the academic programs in the School of Business to enhance the visibility, brand and reputation locally and globally.  The Dean shall advance the mission and vision of the School of Business with transparent decision-making and understanding of bottom-line fiscal implications.


USD seeks a leader with a proven record in an administrative position with responsibility for developing and guiding strategy, motivating and leading a team, engaging external constituencies, and fostering diversity.  The Dean must show evidence of exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.    


The University of San Diego is a nationally ranked Catholic institution with 476 full-time and 522 part-time faculty members and over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students.  USD has a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” and offers 42 Bachelor’s degrees, 30 Master’s degree, the JD degree, five LLM degrees, and three Doctoral degrees.  Minority enrollments currents stand at 37% of the student body.


The full job description can be found here:


Nominations, applications, and inquiries of interest may be sent in confidence to the University’s executive search firm:            

Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner

Chelsie Whitelock, Principal


10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 190

Brentwood, TN 37027


The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.