Dean-Collins College of Business

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mar 10, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Dean is the chief academic and executive officer for the Collins College of Business and reports to the Provost. The Dean is responsible for providing strategic vision, leadership, direction, and communication, advancing the school's academic programs, encouraging and supporting a vigorous research environment (both within and between colleges), managing and building the college’s fiscal resources, and representing the college effectively and collaboratively within and outside the university. The Dean must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to integrate diverse interests and forge a common vision and a sharp focus on student success strategies.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES: Specific Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

• Leads the College in developing and implementing a sustainable and collaborative vision that supports the University’s strategic plan

• Promotes and strengthens a positive, diverse, and inclusive student focused culture, pursuing a cross-disciplinary approach that aligns with current and emerging student and employer demand

• Recruits, develops, supports, and retains excellent students, faculty, and staff, emphasizing outstanding research, excellent teaching, on-time graduation, career placement, and diversity

• Works with stakeholders to increase the sustainable financial strength of the College

• Assures efficient and effective stewardship of the College’s resources

• Becomes the Champion for the Collins College of Business, internally and externally increasing the strength, stature, and reputation of the College

• Directs and oversees college compliance with respect to specialized accreditation and university accreditation

• Leads the efforts on assessment and evaluation of faculty, department chairs, and associate deans

• Embraces the challenges of the changing higher education landscape as opportunities for positive change


• Ph.D. (or DBA) in Business Administration and/or a Ph.D. in a business-related field

• Academic and/or scholarly qualifications to support appointment as a tenured professor

• An established scholarly research record

• A record of outstanding teaching


• Leadership experience within higher education at least equivalent to the Associate Dean level

• An active publishing record

• Professional achievements in business

• Fundraising experience

• Accreditation experience

• Leadership and change management experience within a multi-stakeholder and diverse academic organization

The University of Tulsa, Collins College of Business, and Tulsa:

With a 125-year history and $1.1 billion endowment, The University of Tulsa is a private institution on a 216-acre residential campus, with approximately 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 350 faculty, including 67 undergraduate, 47 graduate, and 16 doctoral programs. The Collins College of Business is home to 710 undergraduate students and 205 graduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree from one or more of eight majors, four graduate degrees, and eleven minors. Graduates of the undergraduate programs have a 96% job/graduate school placement rate. The Dean serves as leader of over 40 full-time faculty members across multiple programs. TU is located in midtown Tulsa, approximately two miles from downtown. Tulsa is a family-friendly, affordable place to live, with easy access to urban, suburban, and rural areas. Tulsa is home to a growing rich and diverse cultural and culinary scene, as well as a beautiful nationally recognized riverside park.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Applicants are asked to submit the following materials: 1) cover letter detailing the applicant’s vision for the college and how the college’s vision aligns with that of the university, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) diversity statement. The diversity statement should describe the candidate’s experiences with diversity in research, teaching, service, and/or industry, and how the candidate has potential to lead the college’s commitment to diversity. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide five references, accompanying letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.

Application materials should be submitted electronically as a PDF document to: [email protected]

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