Western Washington University — Dean of the College of Business and Economics

Dean of the College of Business and Economics

Western Washington University (Western) invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the College of Business and Economics (CBE). The new Dean will join a friendly and collegial academic home, with exciting possibilities for innovative programs and partnerships, a highly accomplished and student-focused faculty, and a capable and engaged student body.

The Dean is the administrative leader of the College, serving to unite faculty and staff in consultative and collaborative work that advances the mutually shared mission of Western and of the College. Broadly, this involves having the ability to convey a compelling vision for the College, build trust amongst the College’s various stakeholders, and identify talents of faculty and staff, encouraging them to utilize their talents and passions while contributing to the fulfilment of Western’s mission. The Dean is an active and visible leader within both the University and greater community, with responsibilities for engaging in advancement fundraising activities that benefit the College mission. Reporting to the Provost/Executive Vice President, the Dean is a member of the Council of Deans and serves on a variety of campus committees.

For more details about this opportunity, including required qualifications, application process, and compensation please review the full position profile on the Academic Search Website. Western Washington University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications and nominations should be sent to WWUDeanCBE@academicsearch.org. Nominations should include the nominee’s full name, position, institution/organization, and email address. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 27, 2023, can be assured full consideration.

A completed application will include the following documents, to be separately submitted electronically in .pdf format:

• A cover letter which clearly summarizes how the applicant addresses each of the listed required qualifications, preferred qualifications (if applicable), and leadership priorities.
• A current curriculum vitae (CV).
• Names and contact information for five references with a note indicating the relationship to the applicant. (References will not be contacted without permission.)
• A diversity and inclusion statement (no more than 600 words) that addresses the applicant’s philosophy, commitment, and experiences in creating a safe and welcoming environment. This statement may address personal and professional experiences, lessons learned, and anticipated projects. Concrete examples are encouraged.

The expected salary range for this position is $210,000 to $225,000. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Stacey Morgan Foster, JD, Senior Consultant.

Western Washington University is committed to creating an educational community, which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures, and which actively supports tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse cultures, backgrounds, and identities are especially sought in applicants.


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