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DeanA.B. Freeman School of Business

Location: New Orleans, LA


Tulane University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, A.B. Freeman School of Business.


Founded in 1834, Tulane University combines the very best of a top-tier research university with a strong commitment to high-quality graduate and undergraduate education. A member of the Association of American Universities, it is consistently ranked as a top university nationally and one of the best in the South. Tulane's mission is to create, communicate, and conserve knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to think, learn, act, and lead with integrity and wisdom.


With a diverse student body of 8,339 undergraduate and 5,110 graduate students in the schools of architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work, Tulane is known for its highly collaborative environment with innovative interdisciplinary research and educational programs.


The A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University is a leading, internationally recognized business school with over 3,000 students in programs spanning the globe. With innovative curricula that combine outstanding classroom instruction with distinctive experiential learning opportunities, the Freeman School is dedicated to preparing current and future business leaders to contribute positively to their organizations and their communities.


The Dean of the Freeman School of Business will have overall responsibility for defining the school's strategic priorities and for providing the resources and management needed to pursue them. This includes recruiting and retaining diverse, research-active faculty; creating and supporting educational programs of the highest quality; attracting and retaining outstanding students; creating collaborative initiatives internally and externally; and overseeing revenue, budgeting and fund development; and advancing current and new initiatives in equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism within Freeman and across the university.


Tulane seeks a proven academic leader with a record of increasing administrative responsibilities in a complex research university and a vision for the future of the Freeman School of Business. A commitment to collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion will be critical.


  • Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Tulane University will be assisted by Jackie Zavitz, J.J. Cutler, Ellen Brown Landers, and Jill Sprong of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
  • Nominations and applications should be directed to: [email protected]
  • Any applications received via the Tulane Careers site and not through the search firm listed above will not be reviewed.


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Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 8/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time