Chapman University invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics (The Argyros School).
Chapman University is a mid-sized, private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of over 8,000 students. As a nationally-ranked business school, The Argyros School provides students and alumni with unmatched access to exceptional teachers and scholars, a network of top executives, and opportunities for practice-based business education in one of the nation's most dynamic business communities. The Argyros School is centrally located in Orange County, California, a diverse economic hub home to over 90,000 businesses. Setting it apart from its peers is its strong corporate partnerships, experiential learning opportunities, and distinguished faculty. With a student-centered focus, The Argyros School of Business and Economics has positioned itself as an industry expert and trusted partner to the business community. Integral to these relationships and to the identity of The Argyros School is The Economic Science Institute, an academic center dedicated to understanding economics through hands-on experimental research and collaborative study.
Reporting directly to the provost, the dean of The Argyros School is responsible for developing a clear and strategic vision for the school as it advances in rank, reputation, and student quality. By leveraging its existing competitive programs, developing new programs to meet the evolving needs of students, and engaging in state-of-the-art research, The Argyros School will continue to differentiate itself as a distinctive brand and grow as a local, national, and international presence.
The dean will be a visible, externally-facing champion of the Argyros School focused on building and maintaining lasting partnerships with the business community. These partnerships will provide opportunities for student internships and job placement, but will also serve as building blocks for student recruitment and resource generation, two key priorities moving forward. The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of the global business and academic environment, and an ability to anticipate market trends, and apply market data to innovate future programming. Also of critical importance is a demonstrated commitment to successful student outcomes. The next dean should have a student-centric focus and identify, develop, and implement career-readiness strategies and programming to ensure job placement and career advancement for students upon graduation. She or he will be an academic leader, dedicated to nurturing the faculty’s scholarly activities and the academic reputation of the School. Key to the incoming dean’s success will be the ability to inspire and motivate faculty, staff, and students through collaborative, team-oriented leadership. She or he should demonstrate significant administrative management experience. A thorough understanding of the academic environment is preferred.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 27, 2017.
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 Chapman University’s consultants Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Sophie Stava at ChapmanBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com. Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Eden Stroud at 630-575-6154. Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community.
The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.