Search for the Dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Elon University seeks an exceptional Dean for the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

Elon is a vibrant, top-ranked university that has built a national reputation for its commitment to student engagement and experiential learning. The academic program is distinguished by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences combined with outstanding professional programs. Elon’s Love School of Business has been recently recognized among the nation’s best, ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as #26 for academic quality, #19 for its entrepreneurship program and #60 overall, and number one in the nation for its part-time MBA program. 

Elon is a dynamic, action-oriented community accustomed to meeting and exceeding objectives. The new Dean will be expected to provide leadership to an ambitious agenda that strives to achieve excellence in teaching and scholarship, provide an exceptional transformative learning experience, secure a strong resource base through fund raising and strategic relationships, and develop its students into global citizens and business leaders.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • serious commitment to the mission of liberal arts colleges and universities
  • a collaborative leadership and management style
  • superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • substantial administrative experience in private higher education or other relevant setting
  • fund-raising capability
  • experience with AACSB International accreditation
  • demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of a diverse community
  • the teaching, scholarship and/or professional credentials that would exemplify Elon University’s commitment to excellence and its philosophy of engaged learning

Accredited by AACSB International and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, the Love School of Business employs almost 50 full-time faculty members in the departments of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Economics, and is housed in the 60,000 square foot state of the art Koury Business Center. The University itself includes more than 300 full-time faculty members and 5,032 undergraduate and 677 graduate students from 48 states and 49 nations. The university has six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Law, located in downtown Greensboro; and the newly formed School of Health Sciences. Elon offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and five graduate programs. Founded in 1889, Elon is situated in central North Carolina on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. For more information about Elon University, visit its website.

Requests for the full position profile or the submission of nominations or applications (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to Lucy A. Leske, the Witt/Kieffer consultant assisting Elon University with this search, at The committee is currently screening candidate materials.

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Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.