Founded in 1887, Clark University is a private, liberal arts-based urban research university committed to scholarship and effective practice addressing social and human imperatives in a global context. Centrally located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students.

Building on the Department of Business Administration that was established in the 1940s, the Graduate School of Management was founded in 1982. There are 25 full-time faculty and 629 students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The School is accredited by AACSB-International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is consistently ranked as a Best Business School by The Princeton Review.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean of the Graduate School of Management is the academic leader and chief administrator for the School. 

The next Dean of the Graduate School of Management will assume this position at a pivotal time in the history of Clark University. Clark has just undergone a major leadership transition. David Angel, longtime and distinguished Clark faculty member, and a very successful Provost of the University since 2003, has just succeeded John Bassett as Clark’s ninth President. Filling the vacancy created by his moving from the Provost’s office to the President’s office, Davis Baird has come to Clark from the University of South Carolina, where he served for 17 years in academic administration, most recently as the Dean of the South Carolina Honors College. Angel’s ambitions include making Clark a fast rising institution. Deploying a highly motivated and effective leadership team, he aims to significantly increase Clark’s academic reputation and resource base. The development of the Graduate School of Management is an essential part of this effort, and the next Dean will play a key role in Clark’s future development.

David P. Angel became Clark University’s ninth president on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Angel joined the University in September 1987. He received a B.A. at Cambridge University and his Ph.D. at UCLA. His background and training are in economic geography. He holds two academic appointments as Professor of Geography and Leo L. and Joan Kraft Laskoff Professor of Economics, Technology and the Environment. Angel has helped steer Clark's many innovations in campus sustainability.

Serving as Provost since 2003, Angel oversaw all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as admissions, student affairs, sponsored research and University libraries. During his tenure, Clark has strengthened its undergraduate programs, raised its research and graduate profile, and invested in new academic facilities. Under Angel's leadership, Clark University conducted a major review of its undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and will introduce distinctive program changes in fall 2010 to better prepare students with the intellectual, social and practical skills required to address the complex challenges of a rapidly changing world. 

Davis W. Baird joined Clark as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost on August 16, 2010. Baird comes to Clark from the University of South Carolina, where he was Dean of the South Carolina Honors College for five years and the Louise Fry Scudder Professor in the Philosophy Department since 2004. Prior to his time as dean, he chaired the Philosophy Department for 13 years. Baird received his PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Brandeis University.

Angel’s aspirations for Clark include taking a leadership role in developing liberal education. Clark will demonstrate the transformative power of excellent use-inspired research, and Clark will establish strong partnerships that strengthen the communities locally and globally of which we are a part. Clark will partner with a wider range of institutions, including businesses and health care organizations, to ensure multiple opportunities to link research with practice, and the Graduate School of Management will be a critical resource in this regard. This work will propel Clark forward, unambiguously elevating Clark’s reputation as one of this country’s finest research universities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the School in developing, articulating and implementing a vision and strategic plan, 
  • Oversight of the development and fielding of innovative undergraduate and graduate academic programs, 
  • Recruitment and development of faculty, 
  • Oversight of the budget of the School, 
  • Outreach to the business community, 
  • Working with the School’s Advisory Council, 
  • Alumni outreach and engagement, 
  • Fundraising and visibility initiatives for the School. 


The Dean will have: an earned doctorate or equivalent experience; evidence of visionary leadership; experience in raising philanthropic resources; a collegial management style; a commitment to scholarship and innovative program design; the ability to lead a complex organization while articulating the vision and goals for the future, and deploying resources to achieve strategic ends; an ability to embrace and understand the School’s cultures and be successful in the integration of technical skills and well-grounded values; familiarity with AACSB-International accreditation issues and processes; exemplary cross-cultural skills and a strong commitment to diversity.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:

David Mead-Fox, Ph.D.
Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International
265 Franklin Street, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02110

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AA/EOE. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.