Raisbeck Endowed Dean
Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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Iowa State University, one of the nation's most student-centered public research universities, invites nominations and applications for dean of its College of Business. The successful candidate will hold the title of the David and Ellen Raisbeck Endowed Deanship, a $3 million endowment of which the proceeds are used solely to support the dean's priorities for the college.

Ranked as one of the nation's top 50 public universities by U.S. News and World Report, Iowa State University is located in Ames, a community of 59,000 that enjoys numerous national recognitions for its quality of life, its business environment, and its focus on youth.

A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Iowa State is a leading land-grant institution with a student enrollment of 31,000 from all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world. See www.iastate.edu.

Established in 1984, the College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and includes academic departments of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain and information systems. Its mission is to conduct and share research to educate tomorrow's business leaders and to prepare them to deal with multi-disciplinary, global, technological, ethical, and diversity challenges. The college enrolls 3,525 undergraduate and graduate students whose high-tech college home is the Gerdin Business Building, where students and faculty replicate real-world situations in areas such as securities trading, management information systems, and market research. The college has received recognition for its business entrepreneurial programs and student competitions, and is home to the state's Small Business Development Centers. See www.business.iastate.edu.

The dean will be responsible for providing a unique and creative interdisciplinary focus to the college that reflects and complements the science and technology strengths of Iowa State University. The dean will also lead the college to greater national and international academic prominence while fully integrating the university's missions of learning, research, and outreach.

Iowa State University has retained the services of Parker Executive Search to assist with this search. The position will be available on July 1, 2013. Although the search will remain open until the position is filled, preliminary screening of potential candidates will begin February 7, 2013.

Visit http://www.business.iastate.edu/ for more information about the college and its departments.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive community.

Required Qualifications
Candidates must have a graduate or professional degree and a distinguished record of accomplishment in higher education, business practice, or public service commensurate with the expectations for a tenured full professor in the College of Business.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will have proven leadership experience; the ability to develop and foster strong relationships with students, faculty and staff, and business and industry leaders; the skills to communicate a vision internally and externally regarding the college's contribution to the teaching, research and extension missions of a land-grant university; a record of success in fundraising or the skills necessary to be successful in fundraising; a demonstrated commitment to diversity; and expertise to guide organizational development and to creatively address issues on the forefront of business education and research.

Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a credit history and background check.

Application Instructions
Please send nominations and applications, including a cover letter, vita, and the names and contact information of three references to: Laurie Wilder, Parker Executive Search, Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900, Atlanta, GA 30328, email lwilder@parkersearch.com

Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references; all nominations and applications will be held confidential until finalists are publicly announced.

After contacting Parker Executive Search, to apply for this position, click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references.

Inquiries about either the position or search process may be confidentially made to the search committee co-chairs: Pamela White, dean of the College of Human Sciences, pjwhite@iastate.edu; and Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for academic personnel and chief diversity officer, deprince@iastate.edu.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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