Dean, College of Business

University of Michigan-Dearborn   Dearborn, MI   Full-time     Management
Posted on January 5, 2023
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Dean, College of Business

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan



The University of Michigan-Dearborn (“the University” or “UM-Dearborn”) seeks an inspiring and accomplished leader to serve as dean of the College of Business (“the College”) to leverage its unique advantages and advance the College’s academic scope and regional economic impact. The next dean will build on a solid foundation and lead a deeply committed faculty, a highly diverse and engaged student body, and an excellent staff to write the College’s next chapter.

One of the three campuses of the University of Michigan, UM-Dearborn is a top ranked metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan committed to excellence and rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming, and civic engagement. With approximately 8,300 students, an outstanding faculty, and a beautiful 200+ acre campus near Detroit and Ann Arbor, UM-Dearborn provides a transformative education for the highly diverse populations in the region. UM-Dearborn’s College of Business is an AACSB accredited school that enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of academic programs and offers many of its courses in online and hybrid formats.

The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the provost. The dean oversees all academic programs and services within the College of Business and provides intellectual and academic leadership to the faculty in matters related to curriculum, research, student excellence, DEI, and faculty and staff development. The University has ambitious plans to increase research productivity and external funding while maintaining the highest levels of educational quality for students, and the College of Business is well positioned to have a lead role in that effort. The dean will also work with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community to enhance and build external relations and to raise funds.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. All applications, inquiries, and nominations should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Jeff Kessner, Partner

Diana Carmona, Associate

Isaacson, Miller


The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer, is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.