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Dean-School of Business & Economics

Indiana University- East
47374, Richmond
Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package.
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Indiana University (IU) East seeks an eminent and accomplished leader to serve as the next Dean of the School of Business & Economics.

The School of Business & Economics is a leading innovator in rigorous, multidisciplinary, academic studies. The School has established itself as a regional leader in preparing our students as future business leaders, combining IU’s rich legacy of learning with applied research and practical focus. Its experienced faculty put students first and contributes to the advancement of teaching, scholarship, and service.


The IU East School of Business and Economics is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited. The School offers the largest major on campus, a B.S. in Business Administration with minors in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Forensic Investigations, Informatics, Sports Marketing and Management, and Supply Chain Management. The School also offers a B.S. in Informatics and B.S. in Accounting, a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree, a Master of Science in Management and Master of Science in Strategic Finance. The School currently includes 21 full-time faculty members and 2 administrative staff members. The School of Business and Economics is the second largest at IU East, in terms of student enrollment of over 500 undergraduate and graduate students. The School supports a significant number of online students in each of the programs mentioned above.

For a listing of the School’s faculty and staff, please visit:

Academic Centers

Business and Economic Research Center: The Center is designed to assist in capturing and creating economic data that will be useful in supporting the economic vitality of the Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio regions. For more information on the Center and to read various research reports, please visit:

Center for Entrepreneurship: The Center provides students the opportunity to develop and enhance entrepreneurial skills regardless of their college major. For more information, please visit:

Center for Economic Education:The Center, in cooperation with the Indiana Council on Economic Education and the National Council on Economic Education, is dedicated to improving economic literacy. The center assists in setting standards; creates in-service training programs for K-12; prepares, disseminates, and evaluates course materials, teaching units, and curriculum guides for teaching economics; and much more. For more information, please visit:

Vision and Mission

The IU East School of Business and Economics provides graduates with a globally recognized IU degree. Our diverse and knowledgeable faculty and staff offer an engaging, quality education that meets the changing needs of the regional population and business community.

The vision for the IU East School of Business and Economics is to provide a dynamic and forward-thinking environment where students acquire the relevant skills to ensure future professional development.

The IU East School of Business and Economics practices and promotes the following core values in the fulfillment of its mission:
-Student-centered – We value a personal approach in education that places students at the center
of our academic environment.
-Entrepreneurial & Innovative - We value intellectual innovation and competitiveness in research and education.
-Social Responsibility - We value an ethical approach that promotes the fair, honest, and transparent treatment of all stakeholders.
-Community-Focused We are engaged citizens and act for the benefit of our service region.
Professionalism – We value respect and positive regard for all members of our community, demonstrated through our words and behavior.
-Globalization – We value an appreciation of diverse culture and global economies.

In pursuit of our mission, the strategic goals of the IU East School of Business & Economics are to:

  • Ensure Academic Excellence
  • Enhance Faculty and Staff Engagement
  • Foster Student Success
  • Operationalize Excellence
  • Build Long-Lasting Ties with External Communities
  • Broaden our Reputation as a top choice School of Business and Economics leading to Enhanced Enrollment, Alumni Engagement, and Philanthropic Support
  • Develop a Sustainable Model in Order to Achieve and then Maintain a Budget that is in Equilibrium


IU East provides its students the opportunity to earn a prestigious IU degree that is respected throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world. As part of the Indiana University system, IU East provides all the services and opportunities of a large university combined with the advantages and atmosphere of a small college.

IU East is the region’s leader in baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, offering over 60 academic programs. Our expert faculty empowers their students to go beyond the textbook and expand their horizons. Students have the opportunity to conduct independent research and creative projects or to work directly with our expert faculty.

Outside of the classroom, IU East provides experiential learning before heading out into their career of choice. From state & nationwide internship opportunities to an award-winning service-learning program, students will have an experience that will inspire, grow and educate them individually. IU East offers students the option to study abroad; a thriving campus life program with organizations, clubs, and events; and all the academic and career support services to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Located in Richmond, Indiana, the IU East campus is adjacent to Interstate I-70, less than 10 miles from the Ohio border. Richmond itself, a city of almost 36,000 and is the county seat of Wayne County and known as the “cradle of recorded jazz” because the earliest recordings of jazz records were made at the studio of Gennett Records. The city has twice received the All-America City Award.

Diversity Statement
Indiana University values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students. The campus is dedicated to being a strong partner in enhancing the educational, cultural, and economic development of the region it serves through community and civic engagement.
AA/EEO Statement
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualification. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
Campus Safety and Security
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.


The Dean, reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at IU East, serves as the chief strategic, academic, and administrative officer for the School. This individual is responsible for defining the School’s direction and priorities at the highest level; overseeing and maintaining the School’s accreditation status; growth and development; managing personnel, budget, and policy; and shaping the experience for faculty, students, and staff.

Direct reports to the Dean include an associate dean, as well as the faculty, staff, and directors of the academic centers.

Key opportunities for the incoming Dean include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of the School’s next strategic plan, focusing on the mission and vision and its future growth.
  • Enhancing academic and research excellence, including by recruiting and retaining strong and accomplished faculty members.
  • Enhancing the enrollment of the school programs.
  • Ensuring student academic success and professional preparation through an innovative curriculum.
  • Deepening the School’s organizational strength and cohesion.
  • Growing financial resources, including in partnership with the local and regional communities, to expand opportunities for students and faculty while making strategic and operating investments for the future.

    For the School of Business & Economics Dean, Indiana University East seeks an exceptional leader who is passionate about the mission, committed to its standards of excellence, and prescient and optimistic about its future potential. The University is open to considering candidates who have been shaped by a variety of experiences, including experience managing AACSB accredited institutions, leadership in the academic, private, professional, or nonprofit sectors.

    A terminal degree in, or related to, the school’s areas of study is required. Candidates should have a record of successful scholarship, a demonstrable record of engagement in higher education, or other leadership experiences that would qualify them to hold a tenured faculty position at IU.

    While no one person will likely embody all the professional qualifications, skills, experiences, and personal qualities desirable in this role, the successful candidate will bring many of the following:

  • A deep commitment to the school’s academic values and educational mission
  • A highly successful track record as a strategic leader, with excellent capabilities in building on organizational strengths, forging organizational unity, and delivering exceptional results
  • Leadership experience in higher education such as serving as a dean, associate dean, or chair or leadership experience in the private sector
  • A proven commitment to leadership that is adaptable and inclusive, built upon mutual respect, communication, collaboration, and being equitable
  • A strong networking ability with the local and regional business and community
  • Successful experience with recruiting and retaining a large student body
  • Thought leadership on business and economics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing higher education today
  • A thorough understanding of a multi-campus higher education system
  • Fundraising experience and enthusiasm for building relationships with external stakeholders for the benefit of the school.
  • Financial acumen and proven abilities in budgetary and financial management
  • An entrepreneurial and creative spirit
  • A reputation for integrity, transparency, accountability, and enthusiasm
  • Interpersonal skills that enable effective relationships with all stakeholders, including other University leaders, alumni, advisory boards, professional officials, and leaders in the fields of higher education
  • Superior written and oral communication skills

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