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San Diego State University is seeking an innovative and energetic academic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Business Administration.  Part of a highly dynamic, major university, the College of Business Administration consists of: the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy; the Departments of Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing; a number of centers and institutes, including the Leonard Lavin Entrepreneurial Management Center, the Center for International Business Education and Research (administered with the College of Arts and Letters), the Corporate Governance Institute, the Centre for Integrated Marketing Communications, the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, and the Institute for Inclusiveness & Diversity in Organizations; and the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab (housing Bloomberg Terminals).  The College offers seven undergraduate degree programs, five master’s degree programs, and an Executive MBA and a Sports MBA program, as well as an expected Ph.D. program in MIS.  It serves approximately 4,700 undergraduate students and 650 graduate students.  SDSU’s Business programs are ranked among the nation’s best (, and the College of Business Administration and the Lamden School of Accountancy are both accredited by AACSB.  Additional information about the College is available at

The Dean of the College of Business Administration reports to the Provost of the University and is the chief administrative officer of the College and a member of the Academic Deans Council.  The Dean is responsible for guiding, directing, and overseeing the College’s educational programs, for providing leadership for the educational and professional missions of the College, for supervising the personnel procedures of its faculty and staff, for securing resources, for representing and promoting the College with external constituents, and for preparing and administering the budget of the College of Business Administration.

San Diego State University is the oldest and largest university in the region.  SDSU serves more than 34,000 students, offering baccalaureate degrees in 90 areas, master’s degrees in 78, and doctorates in 22.  SDSU is nationally ranked in terms of ethnic diversity and the awarding of degrees to ethnic minorities (  The Carnegie Foundation classifies SDSU as a “doctoral-granting research university with high research activity.”  U.S. News and World Report lists SDSU among the top “up and coming schools” after the University has shown the best rankings improvement in the nation on America’s Best Colleges list over the past three years.  Additional information about SDSU is available at

Qualifications: Significant academic achievements to warrant appointment as Professor in the College of Business Administration (doctoral level degree required).  Minimum of three years academic administrative experience. Ability to undertake significant fund raising and other entrepreneurial development activities and to foster private partnerships with San Diego’s vibrant business community.  Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to promote collegiality and build consensus. Ability to promote and achieve a visionary set of goals for the College and to expand the College’s international interests.  An appreciation of diversity and ability to work effectively in a multicultural campus and community setting.

Applications/Nominations:  Nominations are sought and welcome. Candidates may apply directly by sending a letter of application including a description of their experiences and strengths as they relate to the position announcement.  Applications must also include a current curriculum vitae. Applications received by January 13, 2014, are guaranteed to receive full consideration, although the application review will continue until the position is filled.  Please send all communications to:

Ken Kring, Senior Client Partner
John Amer, Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.