Christopher Newport University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Joseph W. Luter III School of Business (Luter School of Business). In this new position, the Dean will report to the Provost and will be responsible for coordinating all of the School of Business’s operations. The Dean must hold an advanced degree, preferably in business or a related field. A terminal degree is optimal. The Dean will be expected to assume office in July 2015 or shortly thereafter.

Christopher Newport University is a young liberal arts institution, whose formidable reputation is growing fast thanks to a dedication to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. CNU is listed seventh among public regional universities in the South and 18th among all regional universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The Luter School of Business offers a comprehensive curriculum in business administration with concentrations in accounting, finance, management and marketing. The Luter School mission is to educate and prepare undergraduate students for successful careers in business and service to society. The School seeks to develop students intellectually, professionally, and personally through a liberal arts based, rigorous program that will distinguish them as critical thinkers, articulate communicators, and ethical business leaders.

Application and Nomination Process

In deference to the sensitivity of the positions presently held by many of those who will be nominated and considered, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists are brought to campus. The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter that specifically addresses how the candidate’s experiences match the characteristics listed above, a curriculum vitae, and a list of 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.

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 27, 2015 can be assured full consideration. For a complete profile of this opportunity please visit and click on “Current Searches.”

Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Tom Fitch at, or Consultant Eric Richtmyer at

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.