Dean, Brock School of Business

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 17, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University’s Brock School of Business invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Dean.  This is a 12-month appointment.

Samford University continues to evolve with today’s changing world.  The new Dean of the Brock School of Business will be key to helping the institution deliver on our commitment to student, faculty, and staff success. We seek an established leader to serve as Dean who will elevate the school through the development of existing faculty and programs while looking for new opportunities to develop outstanding business education.

The Opportunity

The Brock School of Business is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion.  Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School, and provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership to the School. The Dean sets and articulates the vision for the School within the School’s mission and goals, creates new opportunities for the School and the University, and directs its growth and development through shared academic governance. The new Dean will work with faculty and staff to articulate a vision of excellence for a range of programs. The next Dean will lead the faculty and staff to create a strategic vision for the school in light of changing curriculum requirements that will lead to the development of both undergraduate and graduate programs while maximizing internal and external collaboration across the university.

Brock School of Business

Originally established in 1965, the Brock School of Business ( was named in 2007, after transformational banking leader Harry B. Brock, Jr.  A state-of-the-art learning facility was dedicated in 2013 and continues to be enhanced as we move into the next paradigm of business education. The School originally achieved membership in 1999 as an accredited member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has continued with that distinction through today. The accountancy program maintains dual AACSB accreditation. Our Mission–Brock School of Business delivers life-long education to its constituents through quality teaching, meaningful scholarship, and servant relationships, imbued by its Christian commitment. Fall 2020 enrollment of 827 students has been achieved with steady enrollment increases over the past 10 years culminating in a 69% overall increase during this period.  The school has 28 faculty and 11 staff.  Faculty are housed in 3 academic departments and the school has a dedicated students services and advising staff.  The school offers undergraduate programs of study leading to the bachelor of science in business administration (B.S.B.A.) with majors in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. Concentrations in professional sales, social entrepreneurship, and sports marketing are also available. At the graduate level, students may earn the master of business administration (M.B.A.), with concentrations in entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing, or the master of accountancy

About Samford

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

 Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in one of the functional areas of business administration from an AACSB International accredited institution
  • Experience as a full-time, tenured faculty member with a track record commensurate with the rank of full professor
  • AACSB experience and knowledge
  • A strong record of teaching, research, and service
  • Experience in academic administration including supervision of personnel, budgets, and strategic planning
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and ability to work collaboratively with business school colleagues and others across the university

 Information and How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and continue to be received until November 15, 2020.  Applicants will be required to complete the Samford Application for Faculty Position and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas.

 All materials must be submitted in pdf format to:


Subject:  Business Dean

 “Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

 “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

 Questions about the position may be directed to:

Dean Anna McEwan, Orlean Beeson School of Education, Search Committee Chair., 205-726-2745

 Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).