University of Massachusetts Boston — Dean, College of Management

The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Dean of the College of Management (CM). As the chief academic officer of the college, the dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Working in close collaboration with campus leadership, the dean provides intellectual and administrative leadership for academic programs and student success, the college’s budget and personnel, research and scholarship and fund raising. The College and University seek a dean with vision, energy and the entrepreneurial skills to engage university constituents and external partners in fully leveraging the College’s public mission and unique strengths. 

As Boston’s only public research business school, CM is dedicated to educating the region’s 21st century professional workforce and to maintaining strong ties to local employers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Along with its academic programs, the CM sponsors five research and development centers that foster innovation and new ideas that advance and sustain the region’s economic, social and environmental health. Recognized for its first-rate faculty and diverse, high-achieving student body, the college offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum tuned to the changing needs of business and society. Classes are small, faculty are accessible and programs are flexible and designed to meet the needs of full-time and part-time students, many of whom are working professionals.

Newly re-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Management offers two undergraduate degrees and six graduate degree programs (five masters and a doctoral program) and supports a faculty of 96 in four departments: Accounting and Finance, Management, Management Science and Information Systems, and Marketing. Its undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Management degree is the university’s most popular major, and its Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree is the second most popular graduate program at the university. More information about the university and the college may be found at: www.umb.edu. 

One of the five campuses of the UMass system, UMass Boston is a research university with a teaching soul. It combines the rigorous focus on generation of knowledge that characterizes a major research university with a dedication to teaching that places top scholars in undergraduate and graduate classrooms where in general a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio fosters easy student-faculty interaction. Eighty-seven percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields. UMass Boston has a growing reputation for innovation and a particular focus on research addressing complex urban issues. The University also maintains a strong commitment to all aspects of diversity and inclusion, including anti-racist and health promoting initiatives.

UMass Boston offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. The scenic waterfront campus, with easy access to downtown, is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum, the Commonwealth Museum and Massachusetts State Archives and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile available at WittKieffer.com. 

WittKieffer is assisting UMass Boston in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. 

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: 

Lucy Leske, Greg Duyck and Ashlee Winters
UMassBostonDeanCM@wittkieffer.com

The University of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in accordance with all pertinent state and federal regulations.

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