Dominican University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Brennan School of Business.

In 2014, while celebrating more than 35 years of graduate business education, the Brennan School of Business (BSB) received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Brennan School also holds accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for implementing and achieving the mission and goals of the Brennan School of Business, in alignment with the mission statement, vision, and strategic priorities of the University. The Dean is expected to assume office by July 1, 2015.

Dominican is ranked #19 among 145 regional midwestern master's level universities by U.S. News and World Report and holds the designation of being a Hispanic Serving Institution. The university is rich in resources and opportunities and boasts over 3,400 students and more than 160 full time faculty members. The average class size is 17 and the student-faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The University offers more than 50 academic majors, including several pre-professional programs and four graduate schools in library and information science, business, education and social work. Integral to Dominican’s success and distinction is the ongoing exploration, clear expression and shared experience of its Catholic Dominican identity.

Capitalizing on the momentum from the AACSB accreditation process and the recognition it brings, the Dean will provide leadership, energy and vision to guide the Brennan School of Business through ongoing growth and development as it realizes its aspiration to be a leading small-school provider of business education in the competitive Chicago-area market.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold the Ph.D. in a field relevant to one of the programs represented in the School, bring progressive and effective administrative experience in an academic environment, and demonstrate the capacity to understand, embrace and champion the mission and values of the Catholic Dominican intellectual tradition that distinguish the Brennan School of Business and Dominican University. For a complete profile of this opportunity, please visit:

Application and Nomination Process

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and desired attributes listed above, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of the applicant's working relationship with each; references will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Applications received by January 15, 2015, will be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Andrea Warren Hamos, Senior Consultant, at or Ms. Marilyn Rhoads Mock, Senior Consultant, at

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.