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Senior associate dean, school of business

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:

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

(804) 828-1264



Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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