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Boston University is seeking a Dean for the Questrom School of Business. The Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership for the Questrom School of Business.  The Dean will work with faculty and staff, University leadership, and deans of other Boston University schools and colleges to deliver Questrom’s undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA programs, to advance the international research reputation of the School, and to serve as ambassador for the School to potential donors, businesses, alumni, and students. The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrated success in academia or business, a passion for business education and research, and experience administering in a complex environment that includes promoting an inclusive environment that welcomes and values individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.

The Questrom School of Business, which received a naming gift from Boston University trustee Allen Questrom (Questrom ’64) and Kelli Questrom in 2015, offers a BS in Business Administration, a full-time MBA, a Professional Evening MBA, an Executive MBA, several joint MBA programs, an MS in Mathematical Finance, an MS in Management Studies, as well as PhD programs in Mathematical Finance and Management Studies.  The undergraduate program admits approximately 400 freshmen per year and graduates approximately 800 seniors, with additional students entering through intra-university or external transfers. The faculty consists of 89 tenured and tenure-track faculty, who both teach and conduct research, 55 full-time teaching faculty (lecturers), and 16 professional non-tenured faculty.

Boston University (BU), a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is one of the leading private research and teaching universities in the world, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the globe.  Chartered in 1869, the University today enrolls over 33,000 students including over 16,000 undergraduates and employs nearly 4,000 faculty members. Boston University is young as a major research university, having fundamentally transformed itself within a roughly 40-year span.  Boston University’s transformation is perhaps most evident in the national and international recognition achieved by faculty in diverse fields on both campuses and in prestigious grants to distinguished programs or departments.  U.S. News & World Report ranked BU #39 worldwide in their 2018 list of Best Global Universities and #37 in their 2018 rating of Best National Universities in the United States.

Prospective candidates should include a letter expressing interest and a current curriculum vitae. Candidates will be asked to provide references after preliminary review and screening. Confidentiality will be maintained in the search process; references will be contacted only with the explicit consent of the applicant. While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by April 1, 2018 to ensure full consideration.

Boston University Dean of the Questrom School of Business

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219


Fax: 214-523-9067


~Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse University community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach, and that diversity is an integral component of institutional excellence. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.~

Boston University 
Location: BostonMA 02215
Document ID: AC026-4TCE  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2018-01-2201/22/2018

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