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Dean, Merrick School of Business

Merrick School of Business

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 12/16/13     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by February 1, 2014. 

Note:  The position has been filled.  On June 3, 2014, after the announcement about the dean's selection was shared, HR removed this position from the list of current vacancies on our website.

The University of Baltimore (UB) invites applications for the position of Dean of the Merrick School of Business.

The Merrick School’s vision is to be a school of choice for students with great potential, faculty with strong research and teaching capabilities, and business leaders with high expectations for thought leadership and talent. As a learning community, its mission is to transform and empower students, while remaining true to its legacy of serving non-traditional and first-generation college students. The key to student success is an intellectual and professional learning environment that brings theory to practice.  As evidence of progress toward that vision, the Merrick School has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as providing one of the nation's best undergraduate business programs and part-time M.B.A. programs.

The Merrick School is comprised of the Departments of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Information Systems and Decision Science, Management and International Business, and Marketing and Entrepreneurship.  The School offers three baccalaureate and six masters degree programs, including the UB/Towson M.B.A.  The School also offers one undergraduate certificate program and five graduate business certificate programs.  The Merrick School enrolls more than 1,242 undergraduate business students and more than 848 graduate business students and has 51 regular faculty as well as part time instructors with subject area expertise from Baltimore-Washington area businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and arts communities.

The Dean is responsible for all aspects of academic life within the School, including budgets, teaching, research and personnel matters involving faculty, staff and students. The successful candidate will possess outstanding leadership skills coupled with the ability to serve as an articulate and zealous advocate for the School within the Higher Education community, locally, nationally and internationally. The Dean will promote excellence in the teaching, research, scholarship and service activities of the School.  The Dean will play the central role in fundraising for the School and is responsible for developing external and internal relations across the UB community and beyond.

The Dean reports directly to the Provost and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the School and will assume leadership in the development of the programs of the School and coordinate and integrate the work of its departments. The Dean will formulate and administer policies for the School, either on his/her own initiative or as directed by appropriate authority, with due consideration for the prerogatives of the faculty with regard to educational policy.  

The University of Baltimore is a public university committed to teaching, research, scholarship and service to the surrounding community and enrolls more than 6,500 students. As one of the Carnegie Foundation's first “community engaged” universities, UB serves the city, county, state and beyond with baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional programs. UB is an urban university in the heart of Baltimore's cultural and arts district. Founded in 1925, UB is part of the University System of Maryland and includes four academic units: the Merrick School of Business, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs, and the School of Law.                                                                                   

 

HOW TO APPLY
The review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by February 1, 2014.

 

An application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting UB in the search.
Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

 

For more information about the Merrick School of Business, please visit http://ubalt36.reachlocal.net/merrick/
The University of Baltimore is an AA/EOE employer.