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Dean of the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Stanford University
Stanford, California (US)
Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans, Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Stanford University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Business. We seek individuals with outstanding scholarly and professional careers who have demonstrated potential for academic and administrative leadership.

The mission of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world. One of seven schools in the University, the Graduate School of Business enrolls approximately 1,000 students, primarily for study for the M.B.A. degree, but also in the MSx and Ph.D. programs. The 129 members of the school’s Academic Council faculty have a strong tradition of international visibility and excellence in teaching and research.

The Dean of the School must possess the capacity to lead the Graduate School of Business community and support the highest standards of faculty scholarship and teaching. The Dean should demonstrate the ability to manage a complex organization, understand the academic process, connect with students, and provide leadership in building a culturally diverse, globally connected institution. The Dean must also forge links with other Stanford schools, the GSB’s alumni and, more generally, the business community, government, and society at large, and express important viewpoints in public speeches and writing.

As the senior officer of the School, the Dean is responsible for both the School’s academic strategy and its fiscal management. The Dean works closely with and provides leadership for faculty in planning and implementing academic programs, administers the School’s resources, communicates the School’s mission and goals to internal and external constituencies, and raises funds from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations.  The Dean reports to the Provost of the University and serves on the Executive Cabinet. 

Please address inquiries, nominations, and applications by Friday, June 7, 2024 to:

A background check will be required for all final candidates.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.



Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to societal challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The Stanford community includes approximately 7,800 undergraduates, 9,700 graduate students, 2,300 faculty and over 12,000 staff. The University has a fundamental mission of teaching, research, and learning, and has produced numerous Nobel Laureates and other leaders in every field of science, art, education and business. 

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

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