University of Idaho — Dean of the College of Business and Economics

The University of Idaho, a recognized leader in business education and Idaho’s land-grant institution, seeks a forward-thinking, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as Dean of the College of Business and Economics. Located in Moscow, Idaho, University of Idaho’s 1,600-acre campus is nestled within the rolling hills of the Palouse in North Idaho.

The dean has responsibility to oversee and implement policies and priorities of the college and university. The Dean for the College of Business and Economics leads the college faculty in the development of policies and priorities governing the academic programs of the college. The dean facilitates the appropriate inclusion of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in the college decision-making processes. The academic programs of the college are directly affected by program planning, definitions of goals and priorities, instructional methods and standards, student advising, mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders, research policies, allocation of resources, fund-raising, and the development of professional standards related to the branches of learning for which the college is responsible. The academic programs of the college include undergraduate and graduate instruction, research and creative activity, and extension services.

The University of Idaho is a leading economic driver in the state, with over $120 million in research grants and contracts focused on issues critical to Idaho. For three years in a row, University of Idaho has ranked #1 Best Value in the West by U.S. News and World Report, made possible by the more than $50 million in scholarships and grants awarded to students annually. Called the “Tuscany of America,” Moscow is known for its rich culture and focus on education. The city features music festivals, art exhibitions, locally sourced restaurants, boutiques, bookstores, coffee shops and much more.

Application deadline for best consideration: January 16, 2023. The search committee will continue to work until an appointment is made.

Candidates should provide:

  • A letter of interest stating how their experience and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the leadership profile;
  • A curriculum vitae/resume;
  • The names and contact information of five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Applications should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to: econbusinessdeanidaho@agbsearch.com. 

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D., Principal, laura.woodworth-ney@agbsearch.com, 208-589-8896
Concetta Stewart, Principal, concetta.stewart@agbsearch.com, 908-341-2178
Dawn Overstreet, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, dawn.overstreet@agbsearch.com, 617-817-6466

THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. IT IS THE POLICY OF THE REGENTS THAT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BE AFFORDED IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT TO QUALIFIED PERSONS REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, OR STATUS AS A DISABLED VETERAN OR VIETNAM-ERA VETERAN. (SEE RGP II.P.1. AND RGP II.P.2. IT IS ALSO THE POLICY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO TO NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

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