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Dean, College of Business Administration
University of Akron

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2020
Title Dean, College of Business Administration
University University of Akron
Akron, OH, United States
Department College of Business Administration
Application Deadline Applications will be considered until the position is filled, with full consideration given to those received before February 1,
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Dean, College of Business Administration
The University of Akron

The University of Akron (UA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Business Administration (CBA). The University seeks a collaborative, innovative and decisive leader who is committed to promoting excellence in all facets of business education. UA CBA maintains accreditation from AACSB in both Accountancy and Business Administration and is a nationally recognized school of business.

The Dean of the CBA is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the College, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The Dean has responsibility for CBA’s instructional, research and outreach environment, including oversight of its $11.9 million budget, faculty recruitment and retention, advancement and external relations, student professional development and student academic affairs. The Dean is expected to provide vocal and visionary leadership on behalf of the College, to embrace the mission of public education in an urban environment, and to help create and implement a framework for excellence within the College that incorporates diversity and inclusiveness at its core. This deanship is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and dynamic leader, as the CBA seeks to grow enrollment while it also undertakes efforts to increase non-tuition revenue generation and further leverage strategic corporate and community partnerships.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates may emerge from various experiences, achievements, and leadership histories
  • Academic candidates should possess a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the position, currently hold the rank of tenured Professor, and have a record of scholarly achievement and academic accomplishments appropriate to the individual’s academic discipline
  • Candidates may also emerge with substantial business experience that may substitute for academic degrees, rank, and accomplishments
  • A blend of academic and business experience may also meet this requirement
  • All candidates should have a demonstrated record of administrative and managerial experience, in a corporate or business setting or within an academic environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A vision for a college of business that is the college of choice within the region by prospective students and employers and the ability to translate that vision into action
  • Ability to serve as a persistent champion for the college within today’s higher education landscape and to advocate for its growth
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in relating to diverse faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary and experiential learning in the context of growing intercollegiate, community, and international partnerships
  • Experience with extending and applying research, educational, and practice-based knowledge to help solve problems and foster learning within the community
  • An ability to work effectively in an environment of shared governance
  • And success in managing organizational change in ways that are responsive to diverse constituencies and maintain practices of collaboration and collegiality

About the College of Business Administration:
The College enrolls roughly 1,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students in 5 schools and departments, six centers and institutes, graduate and undergraduate professional development programs, four graduate degrees and three undergraduate degrees consisting of 11 different majors. The CBA employs approximately 53 full-time faculty and 25 staff members. The College’s educational programs span five departments – Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The departments, programs, research labs, and centers yield both applied and basic knowledge that provides the foundation for strong academic preparation, professional development training, and network building for students seeking degrees both within the CBA and across The University of Akron campus.

The College of Business at the University of Akron has earned the distinction of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation and is ranked as a top 50 public business school by Bloomberg Businessweek. Located within downtown Akron, the College of Business is just steps away from Fortune 500 companies and has well-established ties to the business community. The College places great emphasis on applied learning and is a campus leader in establishing the use of discipline-specific advisory boards, with over 270 members on CBA boards. With the goal of students being "Career Ready and Connected," there is a focus on high-quality and innovative professional development training programs. These strong ties to the business community provide ready access to internships that offer experiential learning for business students which lead to high job placement rates and measurable success of our students. For more information please visit

About UA:
Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you’ll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.

We’re committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We’re also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Application deadline: Applications will be considered until the position is filled, with full consideration given to those received before February 1, 2021.
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  • The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

    The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at

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