About the position
Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations, expressions of intent, and applications for an exceptional leader to serve as senior associate dean with the school of business. The senior associate dean, the second highest position in the school reporting directly to the dean, will be an experienced leader with a proven capacity to provide thoughtful, inclusive leadership as well as the energy and enthusiasm to help the school achieve strategic goals and enhance the school’s reputation for excellence in research, teaching and the student experience.
VCU is seeking a collaborative leader who will play an integral role as an advocate for all academic programs, working collaboratively through a structure of shared governance with faculty, active leadership with academic administration, robust partnerships with other business school senior leaders, and effective university level relationships to drive academic innovation and continuous improvement.
The senior associate dean will lead an office of 16 full-time staff members (organizational chart). The position will report to Ed Grier, dean of the school of business. Ed Grier has served as Dean since March 2010. Under his leadership, the school is implementing an ambitious strategic plan, EPIC, to drive the future of business through the power of creativity.
How to apply
VCU’s executive search team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University’s school of business with this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials prior to February 15, 2021. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:
VCU eJobs portal: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102499
Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya-Lee Giscombe. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Tanya-Lee Giscombe, talent acquisition consultant
VCU human resources
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).