Fordham University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA). Located in the heart of New York City, the commercial capital of the world, Fordham GBA is uniquely positioned to offer students a rich educational experience and immediate access to top leaders in business. An accomplished and diverse faculty of over 180 world-class research scholars and industry experts teach more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time, executive and international executive MBA/MS programs around the world. The Executive MBA program is ranked one of the top in the world by The Wall Street Journal, and the Part-time MBA and Finance MBA are ranked in the top 30 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The Part-time MBA is ranked fifth in the Northeast by Business Week. The Dean will bring the intellect, talent and energy to build on Fordham’s tradition of academic excellence, and will provide an environment for faculty and students to make a profound impact in the 21st century. The Dean will articulate a strategic vision for GBA, particularly in the international arena, will nurture a culture of faculty research, and will build the relationships that generate the financial resources to make this a reality. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. or comparable degree, be tenurable in one of the academic areas of the school, and be familiar with and move comfortably in both the academic and corporate sectors. Whether coming out of a corporate or academic background, or a combination of the two, the candidate should have relevant leadership, management, and research experience as well as a substantial understanding of the culture and operation of higher education. Candidates should review the leadership statement for this position before preparing their materials; it is available at As the Jesuit University of New York, Fordham fosters the intellectual and ethical development of its students and prepares them for leadership in a global society. Both reflecting and contributing to the vibrancy of New York City, Fordham is thriving as it aggressively pursues the goals set forth in its strategic plan, Toward 2016, and most especially the plan’s ultimate goal, “to reclaim its position as the premier Catholic university in the nation.” Fordham’s 10 schools enroll over 14,000 students, including nearly 7,000 graduate and professional students. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Applicants should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position; a CV; and the names of five references with contact information. These materials should be sent electronically to Fordham’s consultants at Items that must be mailed may be sent to our consultants, Jean Dowdall, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Bohan at Witt/Kieffer, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook IL 60523. The consultants can also be reached at (630) 575-6131. Fordham is seeking an outstanding leader for this position, and compensation will be highly competitive. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. This search will be conducted with full confidentiality; candidates will be notified before references are contacted. Review of candidates will begin in January, with an appointment to be made early in 2010, and a preferred starting date as soon as possible thereafter. For full consideration, all materials should be received by January 8, 2010. Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.