Arizona State University — Dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business

Arizona State University
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Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. This position represents an opportunity for an innovative, entrepreneurial, and inclusive leader to transform business education and scholarship at one of the world’s most dynamic universities.

The W. P. Carey School of Business has been on a growth trajectory in scope, scale, and recognition that mirrors the astounding momentum of ASU. Today, W. P. Carey is one of the largest and most highly ranked business schools in the United States. The W. P. Carey School serves 16,905 students across undergraduate business degree programs in more than 30 disciplines and a range of master’s, MBA, and PhD programs. As one of the first business schools to invest in online education, W. P. Carey is consistently ranked in the top 10 for its online MBA, undergraduate, and graduate programs. W. P. Carey boasts a Nobel Prize winner, two members of the National Academy of Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences among its acclaimed faculty. More than 100,000 W. P. Carey alumni are leading the way in every industry in more than 160 countries.

ASU is leading a bold reinvention of higher education. Under the leadership of President Michael Crow, ASU has achieved record-breaking levels of traditional, online, and international student enrollment; student success and retention; and more than five-fold growth in research expenditures. To fuel this growth, ASU has developed extensive private and community sector partnerships with entities similarly committed to inclusivity, achievement, and improved quality of life. Through large-scale, collaborative alliances with the Mayo Clinic, Starbucks, and Adidas, among others, and numerous relationships with local nonprofits and businesses, ASU continues to advance education, research, and service that generates tangible progress and solutions to real-world issues. ASU is the fastest-growing research university in the nation among all institutions with research enterprises exceeding $100 million. These accomplishments have earned ASU the number one ranking for innovation by U.S. News & World Report six years in a row.

Located in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth-largest city, the W. P. Carey School enjoys the benefit of a vibrant economy buoyed by an entrepreneurial spirit of the West, a booming tech scene, and 300 days of sunshine every year. Based on the W. P. Carey School’s many strengths and advantages, including the tremendous assets and interdisciplinary opportunities of America’s largest public research university, the next Dean will have an unparalleled opportunity to establish W. P. Carey as the most innovative business school in the world, distinguished by its commitment to academic excellence and accessibility, interdisciplinary research and discovery, and positive social impact. 

To apply, please submit the following documents electronically at:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. A letter that highlights important qualifications and the basis of interest in the position
  3. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence

All applications will be kept confidential. For best consideration, please submit application materials by July 9, 2021. 

Inquiries, nominations, and referrals can also be submitted at 

Cati Mitchell-Crossley, Phuong Ta, and Sofia Vargas 

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA  94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU’s policies, please see: and its complete non-discrimination statement at: