The mission of the Gabelli School of Business is to inspire and empower positive global change, developing students into compassionate business leaders and supporting faculty and students in the ongoing generation of new knowledge.
Fordham University seeks a visionary and bold leader to serve as its dean of the Gabelli School of Business. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Gabelli School has 2,700 graduate students and 1,600 undergraduates. The School is at the forefront of fostering responsible business strategies; harnessing business connections; integrating environmental, social and governance research and curricula; and preparing graduates to be critical thinkers and change agents who take responsible action for the greater good.
Firmly rooted in the life of New York City, Fordham is a private university for the public good. It is a Catholic, Jesuit, research university that advances knowledge and educates students who will go on to lead their professions with competence, compassion, moral commitment and courage. At a time when the world needs leaders capable of addressing multifaceted problems with insight, empathy and expertise, the University offers programs that hone students’ capacities for critical thinking, help them to discern and refine their values and prepare them for meaningful careers and lives well lived. Fordham strives to contribute to the well-being of New York City, the nation and the planet through education and research for the common good. The University seeks to engage deeply and authentically with its local communities to promote mutual learning and solidarity. Fordham commits to making the pursuit of racial, economic, environmental and social justice an inextricable and interdependent part of its academic excellence.
The Gabelli School's leadership in doing business differently has been recognized globally, earning it recognition as both an Ashoka Changemaker Campus and a PRME Champion institution in the U.N.'s Principles of Responsible Management Education initiative. The School's business programs under myriad methodologies place it comfortably as a leader in business education at both the undergraduate (Poets & Quants #22) and graduate level (four M.B.A. specialties in the top 15 globally in U.S. News & World Report: Finance, Marketing, Accounting and International M.B.A.; Bloomberg Businessweek #57; Forbes #58; U.S. News & World Report #63; Financial Times #92; Poets & Quants #51).
The new dean will join the Gabelli School at a pivotal moment in Fordham's history, as the University welcomes President Tania Tetlow, Fordham's first woman and lay president. In collaboration with President Tetlow and Provost Dennis C. Jacobs, the new dean will provide visionary and bold leadership for the School, advancing an ambitious agenda for Gabelli to distinguish itself in fostering the capabilities that enable business to move society forward. The dean will also take concrete action to promote and advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and advance a culture in which all are committed to and accountable for upholding diversity, equity and inclusion as core values. The dean will foster a culture of student success, build stature and reputation for the School, develop and fortify external relationships, advance the global impact of the science and practice of business through faculty and student research and secure sufficient funding and resources to match and expand ambitions.
The successful candidate will be a collaborative and transformational leader who holds a terminal degree and academic credentials suitable for the rank of full professor within the School; however, candidates with significant leadership experience outside of academia will also be considered if they demonstrate a deep commitment to higher education and an understanding of the future of business education. Candidates should also possess a clear commitment to both graduate and undergraduate education with an emphasis on the integration of curricular and co-curricular methods for student success and wellbeing. An eagerness to contribute to and advance the Jesuit mission, identity and values of the School is essential, as is a strong commitment to socially-conscious business education and to educating students to develop into thoughtful and responsible business leaders.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. https://apptrkr.com/3243979
WittKieffer is assisting Fordham University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 3. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Robin Mamlet, Lauren Bruce-Stets and Cathryn Davis at FordhamBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com.
Fordham University is an academic institution that in matters of employment complies with federal, state and local employment laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, citizenship, alienage, veteran status, disability, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other basis prohibited by law.