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Dean Search

The University of San Francisco seeks applications and nominations for a Dean of the School of Management who will take the School of Management to a new level of visibility, distinction, and excellence in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

USF is recognized nationally and internationally as a premier Jesuit, Catholic, urban University with a global perspective. Established as San Francisco’s first institution of higher education in 1855, the University of San Francisco presently serves over 10,000 students in Law, Arts and Sciences, Management, Education, and Nursing and Health Professions. USF is located in an attractive residential area of San Francisco, adjacent to Golden Gate Park, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be “men and women for others.” The University takes pride in educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world, characterized by the statement “Change the World from Here.”

The University of San Francisco has offered programs in business and management since 1925. Today the School of Management (SOM) is composed of the McLaren School of Management and the Masagung Graduate School of Management and offers programs at the University’s Hilltop campus and Downtown Campus in San Francisco as well as online and at branch campuses in the Bay Area. Programs within the school are fully accredited by the AACSB and NASPAA and provide high-quality professional learning experiences in management. The SOM comprises approximately 80 full time faculty and about 2,600 students (1875 undergraduate students and 722 graduate students).

The incoming Dean of the School of Management will be joining the administration at a time of tremendous opportunity. Under the leadership of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jennifer Turpin, USF is transitioning into a new era focused upon enhancing academic excellence, community partnership, and service to students. The School of Management and the university seek a leader to build on the SOM’s history and talents and position the SOM as a leader in management education in the San Francisco community; create a more coherent organizational structure and culture that values and practices excellence, transparency, and mutual respect; capitalize on the promise of a new downtown campus and other branch campuses while strengthening the main campus programs; deliver an outstanding student experience that translates to engaged alumni; recruit and retain a dynamic and diverse faculty; and lead fundraising efforts in a comprehensive campaign. Candidates must demonstrate excellent internal management skills, outstanding communication and facilitation ability, have the capacity to establish a visible presence for the School of Management to its many constituencies, and be committed to fundraising as a central focus. Candidates should embrace the university’s inclusive vision, mission, and values, which promote respect for all, ethical reflection, humanity, and the pursuit of justice.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited (no calls please). Candidates should send a CV and a cover letter describing their interest in the position and commenting on their background in the context of the qualifications described above. The names of five references should be provided with email and telephone contact information, including an identification of the professional relationship to each reference. All materials should be submitted electronically to 4706@imsearch.com. Materials that must be mailed can be sent to:

Julie Filizetti, Cathy Daniels, or Sabrina Singh
Isaacson Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University welcomes all applicants, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability, and provides accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

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