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Dean of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business - Staff Position (11127)  

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Salisbury University (SU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Perdue School of Business. The University seeks an energetic, forward-thinking individual with a demonstrated record of success working with business and higher education. The appointment will be effective on July 1, 2015.

About the Perdue School: The Perdue School of Business was established in 1986 through a private endowment. The School has four academic Departments: Accounting and Legal Studies, Economics and Finance, Information and Decision Sciences, and Management and Marketing. The Perdue School offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Business Economics, and International Business. In addition, the School has been approved to offer a fully online MBA. All programs are accredited by the AACSB. The School is home to a distinguished faculty, including recipients of Fulbright Scholarships and other prestigious grants and fellowships. They are widely published and often are invited lecturers nationally and internationally. There are myriad opportunities for experiential learning for students in specialized labs, learning spaces and internships. Student teams successfully compete in local, regional, national and international competitions. Our entrepreneurial competitions for students have grown in recent years with increased support from the business community. In the fall of 2011 the School moved into a new $50 million building with cutting-edge facilities.

About the University: Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is a regional, comprehensive institution, one of 13 that comprise the University System of Maryland. SU is located on Maryland’s scenic Lower Eastern Shore, close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay, and two to three hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk. SU offers 57 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, education, nursing, social work and the business disciplines. SU also offers doctorates in nursing and education. SU’s four schools are endowed: the Perdue School of Business, the Henson School of Science and Technology, the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, and the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top 10 public regional universities in the North according to U.S. News and World Report, and also has been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s magazine. With a student population of approximately 8,600, SU has a full-time faculty of 400. In the fall of 2016 SU will open a $115 million Academic Commons which will house the University Library.

Responsibilities: The Dean provides leadership for the well-respected, rapidly growing Perdue School of Business. In addition to representing the School to external constituencies, the Dean is the chief academic, administrative, and financial officer of the School, and reports directly to the Provost. The Dean will build partnerships with other institutions, businesses, and individuals regionally, nationally, and internationally to promote economic development and ensure the relevancy of Perdue School programs. The Dean is responsible for faculty and staff supervision and development, strategic budget planning and execution, and fundraising. The Dean promotes high standards in both the academic programs and outreach efforts of the School. The Dean employs strategies that further the diversity goals of the School and Salisbury University.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in one of the academic disciplines represented in the Perdue School, a record of teaching and research that would warrant appointment as a full professor, significant administrative experience at the level of department chair or above, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, the Dean should demonstrate ability and genuine commitment for building relationships with both external and internal constituents. Other highly desirable qualifications include: proven success in fund-raising; experience with creative strategies that ensure effective outreach to business organizations; experience with international collaborations; and an understanding of AACSB and its accreditation standards.

Appointment Information: Applicants should submit a letter of interest that details experience and accomplishments relevant to the position, a current vita and a list of five professional references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. For additional information about the position or search process, Contact Dr. Karen Olmstead, Perdue Dean Search Chair and Dean of the Henson School of Sciences & Technology at or 410-543-6489.

Staff (non-academic) and Faculty Positions:

Salisbury University utilizes an Online Employment Application System. As indicated by Job Opening, interested applicants MUST apply for certain designated positions via this online system.

  • Current active employees, please login to GullNet and click on the “Careers at SU” link in the left-hand navigation bar.
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Note: Applicants interested in obtaining a Faculty position and plan to utilize an Online Credential Service Provider (Interfolio, EPCS, etc.), please follow the instructions in the online system and in the job posting/job advertisement.

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Equal Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. 410-543-6426.