Indiana University (IU), the flagship public university of the state of Indiana and a member of the Association of American Universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the storied Kelley School of Business (KSB). Among the most renowned and pioneering business schools in the world, KSB has been a beacon for innovative scholarship and pedagogy for over 100 years. The Dean will lead a substantial enterprise in scale, complexity, and impact, with an outstanding faculty and talented student body spanning the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, a global cadre of online masters students, and nearly 130,000 alumni worldwide. The Dean will join a leading business school on a sustained growth trajectory for over two decades, with tremendous momentum and promise for the future. The Dean will be an innovative, entrepreneurial, and inclusive leader, joining at a critical inflection point for the School on the way to new heights of accomplishment and recognition.
The Kelley School of Business is one of the largest and most well-respected business schools in the country, with the mission of transforming the lives of students, organizations, and society through management education, research, and service. Since its founding, the School has created momentum through foresight, innovation, and collaboration. KSB enrolls more than 15,000 students today across 30 programs. As a pioneer in many aspects of business education for several decades, KSB’s unique combination of an innovative faculty and a willingness to embrace change has been key to the School’s success. KSB faculty are regarded among the best in the world for their research productivity and the School consistently ranks among the top 15 worldwide in the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. With a total of 359 faculty members in eight academic departments across its two campuses, the Kelley School of Business is among the world’s premier business schools.
Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President at IU, the Dean will provide leadership for the academic, administrative, and public activities of the Kelley School of Business. The Dean will craft a vision for the future and devise a competitive strategy that will further establish the School’s distinctive brand as an innovative and entrepreneurial business school focused on both transformative pedagogy and impactful scholarship. The Dean will take full advantage of the School’s dual-campus structure by leveraging opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with academic units on the flagship campus in Bloomington and building on the strengths of the Indianapolis campus through inter-campus collaboration, the expansion of corporate partnerships, and the promotion of experiential learning opportunities for students. The Dean will sustain and strengthen the School’s scholarly enterprise by recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse faculty and work with the School’s three advisory councils to ensure that the curriculum is reflective of a dynamic and fast-paced global landscape and that all components of its degree portfolio are competitive, cutting edge, and impactful.
The successful candidate will be a champion for teaching and scholarship, have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, high energy, political astuteness, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect. The Dean will be visible on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses and will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of public higher education. The Dean will be a compelling public representative of KSB to the world.