The University of Redlands, a liberal arts master’s university in southern California, seeks a forward-thinking leader for the School of Business and integrated business education at the University. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the School of Business sits on the President’s Cabinet and oversees a school dedicated to serving working professionals from varied backgrounds who seek opportunities to advance their business careers. Programs are delivered at the Redlands home campus and six regional campuses throughout Southern California.

Located in the inland area adjacent to Los Angeles, the beautiful Redlands campus is within easy distance of snow skiing, hiking and climbing to the north, some of the world’s best beaches to the south and west, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree to the east and the urban culture of Los Angeles to the west. In addition to the School of Business and the primarily undergraduate residential College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the University of Redlands is also home to the School of Education – which, like the School of Business, offers graduate programs at the Redlands and regional campuses – and to the School of Continuing Studies (SCS), which also reports to the Dean of the School of Business. SCS offers non-degree program credentials and course opportunities. Located in a diverse area with a growing number of college-aged students, the University offers the new dean a dynamic, complex and creative community where possibilities abound. In recent years, the School of Business averaged about 1,700 students out of a total University enrollment of 5,071. Approximately 60% of overall University enrollment is undergraduate, while undergraduates make up 40% of School of Business enrollments.

The Position

The dean will be an exceptionally entrepreneurial leader with a vision for integrated business education coordinated through the School of Business. This leader sees opportunities for innovation, collaboration and growth in the region and brings the strategic and operational skills to lead implementation and empower stakeholders to fully realize these opportunities. Building on the legacy of business programs that have been at the core of Redlands since 1920 and on the University’s sound reputation, the dean will foster conversations about the distinctiveness of programs in the School of Business and will balance the development of strategies for growth with collaborations, both within the University and with the regional communities, to strengthen quality. In addition, the school is currently pursuing Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation, which is expected to be complete in December 2016. For a complete profile of this opportunity, including requirements and expectations, please visit http://www.academic-search.com/sites/default/files/RedlandsDOBProfile.pdf.

Application and Nomination Process

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the expectations outlined above, a curriculum vitae and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and annotation indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to RedlandsBusinessDean@academic-search.com.

The position is open until filled but only applications received by January 6, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Andrea Warren Hamosat awh@academic-search.com or Chris Butler at cnb@academic-search.com.

 

The University is committed to the position that all students, faculty, employees, and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All student, faculty, and staff recruitment is on the basis of the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of race/color, national origin/ancestry, sex, religion, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and pregnancy.