Syracuse University — Dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Syracuse University (“SU”) seeks an institutionally ambitious, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. This is an opportunity to lead one of the nation’s first business schools at an institution with a proud history, accomplished faculty and excellent students, a spirited campus culture, and a dynamic future. 

Situated on a hill overlooking the city of Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University is a private, student-focused, R1 institution that positions students for leadership and service in a changing global society. The University offers a rich array of programs across its 13 undergraduate and graduate colleges and schools, with countless ways to customize and personalize one’s education. Taken together, SU’s programs stress academic rigor, interdisciplinarity, hands-on learning, and creativity and bold thinking. SU is home to almost 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 1,800 faculty members, and over 3,700 staff, and boasts over 324,000 devoted alumni worldwide. 

The Whitman School offers a supportive and demanding educational setting, with research-active faculty who collaborate with students and are committed to their success. Whitman prides itself on preparing students for lifelong learning, engaged citizenship, and professional and personal fulfillment. The Whitman community includes 1,825 undergraduates, 1,210 graduate students, 88 full-time faculty members, and 64 staff across five departments (accounting, entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, finance, management, and marketing). It is ranked 34th by Poets & Quants and 51st by U.S. News & World Report. Its Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship, and online MBA program are national models. 

The next Dean will join the Whitman School at a propitious moment, as research activity rises, student interest grows, and the University’s finances remain healthy and stable. Syracuse University seeks a Dean with vision, energy, and excitement. The Dean will build on the strong foundation of the School and further elevate its academic profile, expand its reputation, grow philanthropic support, continue and accelerate its organizational efforts with respect to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and strengthen the school as a community and an organization. The successful candidate will be an experienced, innovative leader with the intellectual and managerial skills to strengthen the position of this dynamic school. 

Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm, has been retained to assist the search committee and Syracuse University in this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications can be sent electronically to: 

Anita Tien, Partner
Micah Pierce, Managing Associate
Jonathan Sanchez, Associate
Isaacson, Miller


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