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Requisition # 73949

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, June 8th, 2020
College:Tippie College of Business
Department:Business Administration-College


Salary:$375,000.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Articulating a vision for the future of the Tippie College of Business within a comprehensive public research university and uniting the college around a shared purpose

  • Developing and executing a strategic plan to guide decision making and resource allocation in ways that reflect conscious choices about strategic priorities

  • Providing leadership in enhancing student success and to increase retention and graduation rates

  • Creating a culture and implementing strategies to support, promote, and celebrate impactful research, enhancing Tippie’s growing research reputation

  • Providing leadership and vision for a portfolio of innovative academic programs that utilize cutting edge pedagogical strategies, provide opportunities for experiential learning, and develop students who effectively solve problems and persuasively communicate their solutions

  • Providing leadership in recruiting, developing, engaging, and retaining high-quality and diverse faculty, staff, and students; implementing equitable practices; and creating an inclusive environment in which they can flourish

  • Promoting collaborative, agile decision-making by facilitating dialogue among college leadership, governance bodies, and faculty and staff

  • Overseeing the administration of the college’s resources 

  • Promoting a culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and respect, and building a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students

  • Overseeing the review of faculty and staff, departments, and programs, including making promotion and tenure decisions 

  • Working with the Council of Deans and university administration to create opportunities for cross-university collaborations and garner support for Tippie’s strategic initiatives

  • Leading the advancement efforts for the college by articulating and championing strategic priorities, cultivating prospective donors, and fostering interactions with friends of the college

  • Developing and overseeing the college’s relationships with its key stakeholders and constituencies, including advisory boards, alumni, donors, corporate partners, the community, and government officials

  • Serving as the principal external spokesperson for the college, boldly telling our story to a range of key constituents

  • Advancing the overall reputation of the Tippie College of Business

Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership

The dean will be an integral and vital part of the university’s leadership team. The dean will be expected to address successfully the following leadership opportunities: 

  • Lead the execution and continued development of the college's strategic plan in alignment with University priorities

  • Build academic excellence and enhance research productivity, impact, and reputation, capitalizing on the university's collaborative environment 

  • Manage a dynamic portfolio of undergraduate and graduate programs to promote student success and meet market demand

  • Build a strong sense of community and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, students, and staff 

  • Build upon the college's strong fundraising and alumni relations track record; further strengthen and expand external presence and partnerships with the business community 

  • Implement the new budget model and address resource issues 

  • Address key issues facing the college

  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we are better able to fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye’s pursuit of excellence. Our ability to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all who join the University of Iowa family will determine our collective success. We eagerly accept this challenge. At the University of Iowa, we achieve excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to this important area, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/. 

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities.

For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316, 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD), diversity@uiowa.edu.

Procedure for Candidacy

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest and a CV or resume. 

Direct nominations, inquiries, and applications to Suzanne Teer, Ann Yates, and Greg Duyck at: UIowaTippieBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com


Education Requirement:

PhD is required.

Required Qualifications:

The University of Iowa seeks in its next dean a leader with a distinguished record of academic and administrative accomplishment. Specifically, the university seeks a leader with the following required qualifications:

  • A record of excellence appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in a department within the Tippie College of Business; 

  • A record of visionary and innovative leadership experiences, including significant administrative experience; 

  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education;

  • Demonstrated commitment to students and student success;

  • Experience in recruiting, retaining, and developing a world-class and diverse faculty and staff to support strategic priorities; 

  • Administrative, fiscal, and operations management experience with an understanding of university finances;

  • Demonstrated experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives;

  • Demonstrated potential for identifying philanthropic priorities, interacting with key donors, and building corporate relationships;

  • Ability to serve as a role model for shared values, acting with integrity and character.

Desirable Qualifications:

While no one candidate will likely possess all of them, the successful candidate will also possess many of the following highly desired qualifications:

  • Experience in developing a strategic plan and achieving strategic priorities with the ability to articulate a vision for the future of the Tippie College of Business within a comprehensive public research university;

  • Experience supporting and promoting impactful academic research and creating a vibrant research culture that celebrates impactful research;

  • Experience supporting the development of innovative academic programs and high-quality educational experiences, including online programs and executive education; 

  • Demonstrated commitment to faculty and staff shared governance, transparency in management, and data-driven decision-making;

  • Demonstrated ability to lead faculty, staff, students, and other constituencies in a way that promotes a culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and respect, and builds a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students;

  • Experience working with high-level donors and development staff to secure private funds in support of strategic objectives related to students, faculty, and space needs;

  • Ability to communicate effectively to a range of constituencies serving as the principal external spokesperson for the college, including experience in building or strengthening a distinctive brand;

  • Experience building relationships with campus and external constituencies, including other colleges, university administration, business organizations, alumni, government officials, and the community; 

  • Experience with AACSB accreditation.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Selected candidates will be required to submit 3 references.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Contact:Amy L Kirkey
Prov-Prov Office Admin
Jessup Hall
5 West Jefferson Street
111 JH
Iowa City, IA 52242

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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