The University of Maine seeks an entrepreneurial and innovative Dean to lead its Undergraduate School of Business, a major component of the Maine Business School, based at UMaine’s flagship campus in Orono, Maine. This Dean will have the opportunity to enhance existing areas of excellence in undergraduate education and research, foster new collaborations within and outside of the Maine Business School, and continue to grow enrollment, sources of support for the School, and experiential learning opportunities for students.

The Maine Business School is ranked by US News and World Report among the nation’s best and has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1974 (an accreditation held by less than 6% of business schools worldwide). Current enrollment of 1199 undergraduates, 96 MBA students and 28 certificate students represent an all-time high total, and student credit hours taught are also at peak level. In recent years, about 50% of undergraduate majors have been from out-of-state. MBS is also proud of improvements in its 4-year graduation rate, to a current level of 57%.

The undergraduate programs of MBS include a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with majors in: accounting, finance, management, and marketing, as well as concentrations in international business, management information systems and entrepreneurship. MBS also offers minors in business administration, accounting, management and marketing for non-majors.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a business field, from an institution with AACSB or equivalent accreditation. She or he will have a record of scholarship, teaching, and service that meets the criteria for appointment to the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with tenure, at the University of Maine. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of progressively significant leadership and administrative responsibilities in academic or executive positions in the public or private sector. She or he will also possess administrative or teaching experience in or related to undergraduate business studies.

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Application & Nomination Process

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to The search is being led by Academic Search, Inc. For confidential discussions about this opportunity, please contact Bill Howard, Senior Consultant, at or Deborah Singer Howard, Of Counsel, at

Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the appropriate candidate has been appointed. Only applications submitted by October 19, 2018 can be assured full consideration. In deference to the sensitivity of the positions presently held by many of those who will be nominated and considered, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists are invited to campus.

Candidates for the position should submit three separate documents: a cover letter that specifically addresses the leadership agenda and required and desired characteristics listed above; a current CV with email address and cellular telephone number; and a reference list with the names, home and business telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate.