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Dean of Business

Bentley University is more than just one of the nation's top business schools. It's a university that creates successful leaders who make business a force for positive change. Located just 10 miles west of Boston, Bentley enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate, 1,000 graduate, and 25 doctoral students. With a combination of business and the arts and sciences and a flexible, personalized approach to education, Bentley provides students with critical thinking and practical skills that prepare them to lead successful, rewarding careers. Bentley is dedicated to inspiring and preparing ethical leaders who will confront the challenges of today and shape the opportunities of tomorrow.

Bentley seeks an experienced, collaborative, far-sighted leader as its next dean of business, overseeing the undergraduate program, the McCallum Graduate School of Business, and executive education. The dean will provide strategic direction and oversight of the largest academic division in the university and will partner with the provost and the dean of arts and sciences to promote academic excellence overall. Reporting to Provost Donna Maria Blancero, the ideal candidate will arrive on campus ready to plan the future of Bentley's graduate and professional programs and demonstrate successful experience in identifying niche opportunities that will serve the adult market well, attract external partners, and build on Bentley's excellent reputation. The dean also will oversee a smooth transition to the new undergraduate curriculum, foster a culture of continuous improvement, carefully steward existing resources, and diversify revenue through active engagement in fund-raising and program development. The dean will be an inclusive, just administrator and promote diversity, equity, and racial justice on a campus devoted to sustaining a positive culture.

This is an exciting moment of transition for Bentley, as Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite, the ninth president of Bentley University and an experienced higher education leader who believes business can be a force to improve society and change lives for the better, joined the university in June 2021. As a new member of the senior administration, the dean will encounter a campus excited to begin this new chapter and eager to grow and innovate. For additional information about the university, the position, and the qualifications sought, please review the search prospectus, available for download here.

Academic Search is assisting Bentley University in this national search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted in confidence to [email protected]. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but only those received by October 3, 2021 can be assured of full consideration. Confidential conversations about this exciting opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultants Sharon Herzberger at [email protected] or Tom Horgan at [email protected].

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds

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At Bentley University, the focus is on business, people and technology. Nearly 4,300 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students learn in an environment that integrates information technology with a broad business and liberal arts curriculum, gaining knowledge, skills and experience for careers in a global economy. Bentley is located on 163 acres in Waltham, Mass., 10 miles west of Boston.

There has never been a better time to join the staff of Bentley University, a business school with the values and student orientation of a small college. Nationally recognized for our cutting-edge integration of information technology and business education, we are enjoying unprecedented growth in the quality and quantity of admission applicants, corporate partnerships, and national media attention. 
Bentley is looking for talented, creative and passionate people to help us keep this momentum alive -- people who think out of the box and thrive on change, people who want to make a difference and help the college achieve its strategic goals. Our track record on career growth and mobility is proven -- 44 percent of Bentley employees have been here for more than 10 years, and 70 percent have been on board for at least three years.
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