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Dean & Professor

Apply now Job no: 496218
Department: Farmer School of Business
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Dean & Professor

Job Summary:

Miami University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the Farmer School of Business. The University seeks a bold, innovative, and collaborative leader with demonstrated ability to: convey values and ethics; build relationships across organizations; create an environment of inclusion that respects and leverages diverse perspectives and voices; empower student-centered thinking throughout the School; and builds relationships with alumni, donors, corporate and other partners to drive fundraising success.

The Dean will be expected to enhance Miami University’s reputation as a nationally recognized, student-centered public research university by leading efforts to foster the growth and strengthening of the Farmer School of Business.

The Farmer School of Business (FSB) is consistently recognized and ranked as one of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools. FSB enrolls 4,325 undergraduates with an additional 99 graduate students, supports a faculty of about 180 and staff of about 60. The School has almost 45,000 alumni living worldwide. Its mission is to provide a premier business educational experience that prepares innovative, ethical and values-based leaders, and advances knowledge by optimizing the synergy among teaching, scholarship, and life-long learning. The FSB provides students with the lifelong ability to acquire knowledge and translate it into responsible action in a competitive global environment. The School subscribes to a balanced teacher/scholar approach, where high-quality research and excellent teaching are expected, celebrated, and rewarded.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Dean is the chief administrative, academic, and budgetary officer for the Farmer School of Business and reports directly to the Provost. The Dean serves as a role model of integrity, and a champion of diversity and inclusion for the School’s faculty and is accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Dean provides innovative and creative leadership, collaborates with academic programs in planning, review, and development activities while working cooperatively and closely with faculty and administrative staff, other deans, and University leaders. The Dean will be expected to raise the profile of the School and contribute to making Miami University and Oxford a premier university for its future students and faculty. The Dean will invest significant time in developing relationships with alumni, community, and corporate partners in support of the Farmer School of Business and its continued growth.

The Dean will also work collaboratively with the School to advance, create, and implement programs consonant with the University's strategic plan launched in July 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate or terminal degree in one of FSB’s general fields of study and have achieved a distinguished record of scholarly, and professional achievement for appointment as a Full Professor in one of the programs within the School.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For more information on the role, please visit here:

Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references.  Miami University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates LP. Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to: Mr. Tom Fitch, Partner or Ms. Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate; Storbeck/Pimental & Associates at

While every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality until finalists are selected, the search is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.  Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a Dean is selected, for best consideration candidates should submit materials by December 6, 2019.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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