Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, seeks nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of the Murata Dean for the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Founded in 1919, Babson College is a global leader in entrepreneurship education. Babson integrates its unique Entrepreneurial Thought and Action pedagogy among the full range of its undergraduate, graduate, and executive education offerings, and in organizations of all types and sizes. U.S. News & World Report has named Babson’s MBA program No. 1 in Entrepreneurship in its published rankings for 20 years. The Babson brand in entrepreneurship is recognized around the world as one of the most powerful in higher education today; in fact, Forbes recently named Babson first in its listing “Ten Colleges that are Great Brands”. In addition to its scenic 370-acre campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts, about 14 miles west of Boston, the college has satellite campuses in Boston’s Innovation District and in San Francisco. Babson’s 180 full-time faculty serve a population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students, one quarter of whom come from outside the United States. The College has more than 30,000 alumni worldwide. Babson is composed of the Undergraduate School, the Graduate School, and the Executive Education program, confers the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), and the Master of Science (MS) degrees, and offers an extensive array of executive education programs. The Murata Dean reports to the Provost and is a member of Babson College’s Academic Council.
The Murata Dean is responsible for developing and implementing a vision and operational plan for the Graduate School that supports the College’s strategic plan and goals. The Murata Dean leads and administers all of the Graduate School’s activities, programs and staff, works collaboratively with faculty on curriculum and program development, and partners with the provost and members of the Academic Council. The successful candidate will demonstrate entrepreneurial drive and talent, evidence of creativity and leadership success in program development and management, the supervisory skills to manage a team of 50 staff (through their direct reports), the ability to provide effective strategic and financial oversight of the School’s resources, and compelling oral and written communication skills. Critically important are a collaborative leadership style, the ability to develop consensus across multiple constituencies, a commitment to student engagement, and the capacity to partner with faculty, administrators and staff across the institution to advance the college’s goals. Fund raising is a shared responsibility across Babson’s entire leadership team.
A Ph.D. or J.D. is required, as are the credentials and achievements necessary to achieve the rank of tenured full professor. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidate review will begin on August 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the College’s consultants, Lucy Leske and Ann Yates, at BabsonDean@wittkieffer.com. A leadership profile is available upon request. Babson College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to enhancing diversity and inclusive excellence. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.