Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
Sep 26, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Brandeis University announces a nationwide and international search to recruit a new Dean for the International Business School (IBS).  The Dean is responsible for the strategic leadership of the School and is charged with its continuing success in meeting its mission.

Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is a private research University located near Boston, one of the world’s most active intellectual, cultural and economic hubs. Recognized by the Carnegie Commission as a “very high research activity” institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a “Top 40” National University, Brandeis is a member of the esteemed American Association of Universities (AAU).  The University enrolls nearly 6,000 students in five schools and colleges – College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate), Brandeis International Business School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and Raab School of Continuing Studies Graduate Programs.

The International Business School was established in 1994 as the Graduate School of International Economics and Finance, initially offering a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance. In 1998, the school launched an MBA and Master of Science in Finance (MSF) programs. Since 2010 it has also overseen a popular undergraduate business major.   In 2003, the School changed its name to Brandeis International Business School (IBS). The School has enjoyed considerable success, is AACSB-accredited, employs 23 full-time/26 part-time faculty, and enrolls over 350 students.  The Business School is also closely linked to the Department of Economics which itself has 17 full-time faculty, and is important for comanaging the Ph.D. program.  This relationship creates an important critical mass in terms of the local research community.  Also, the popular undergraduate Economics major and the previously mentioned Business major cover nearly 20 percent of the undergraduate majors at Brandeis.

Delivering a rigorous program in business, finance, and economics, connecting students to best practices, and immersing them in international experiences, Brandeis IBS prepares exceptional individuals from around the globe to become principled professionals in both the public and private sectors worldwide.  Brandeis IBS has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. The Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA) -- Lemberg Program, is ranked 2nd in the U.S. among pre-experience programs by the Financial Times. IBS’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is on the Princeton Review’s list of top business schools in North America and has been for nine years in a row, and its Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is ranked sixth in the country by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer).

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean of Brandeis IBS provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership to the College across the different graduate and undergraduate business degrees. The next Dean will draw upon a deep understanding of business, economics, and finance education to engage with key stakeholders in an ongoing effort to enhance an already thriving school and further its status as an international leader. The next Dean will possess unquestioned integrity and exemplary leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. The University seeks a proven leader with an ability to inspire and work in a team context to leverage the School’s strengths.  A more detailed description of applicant requirements can be found at

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by December 1st to assure optimal consideration. Application materials should include a resume and letter of interest.

Brandeis IBS Dean Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219


Fax:  214-523-9067

~Brandeis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer~

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