Dean, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business

Auburn, Alabama, United States
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Job description

Auburn University (www.auburn.edu) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean and Wells Fargo Professor, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the College and provides vision and leadership that enhances the College’s tradition of excellence in teaching, research, service, outreach and diversity. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions and in 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. http://www.auburn.edu/

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with a moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika, Alabama-Columbus, Georgia statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems, outstanding recreation facilities and a regional medical center. https://www.auburnalabama.org/

The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business http://harbert.auburn.edu/ consists of five academic units – School of Accountancy, Department of Systems & Technology, Department of Finance, Department of Management and Department of Marketing. Offering eleven undergraduate degree programs and six graduate degrees: Master of Business Administration (on campus, distance, and executive), Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Accountancy (on campus and distance) and Physicians Executive Masters in Business Administration and Masters of Real Estate Development for Executives. In addition, the College offers PhD programs in Finance, Information Systems, and Management. The College also houses six centers including Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC), Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Geospatial Research and Application Center (GRAC), and RFID Lab at Auburn University.

Both the College and the School of Accountancy are accredited by AACSB International. The College’s undergraduate programs rank 64th among public universities (U. S. New and World Report), its MBA program ranks 27th among public universities (Forbes), and its Executive MBA program ranks 10th. The College’s approximately 4,625 undergraduate and 767 graduate students are taught by 73 faculty members. Additional information is available at http://harbert.auburn.edu/

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated capacity to lead a growing organization, to build consensus among various stakeholders, to foster increased research and scholarship, to promote student advancement, to enhance external corporate and alumni relations, assertively fundraise and effectively represent the College to outside constituencies. Candidates must possess an earned Doctorate, or commensurate credential, and academic and/or professional accomplishments that are sufficient to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor. Experience in administration, fiscal management, faculty/staff development and fundraising is highly desired. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with education and experience.

How to apply

Those with interest in this position should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of application indicating experience as it relates to the position description to:

Search Committee – Dean, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
Attention: Managing Director
Breckenridge Partners
mek@breckenridgepartners.com

Initial review of candidates will begin after March 1, 2018 and will continue until a qualified candidate is appointed.

Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our Fall 2012 semester enrollment was 25,134. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.