Dean, Michael F. Price College of Business

University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma

Date Posted November 19, 2013
Employment Type Full-time

Dean, Michael F. Price College of Business

The University of Oklahoma


The University of Oklahoma invites applications for the position of Dean, Michael F. Price College of Business who will also hold the Fred E. Brown Chair in Business.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES: The Dean of the College is the chief academic officer of the College who administers and provides leadership for all academic and research programs and has responsibility for the growth and success of the College. The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President & Provost of the Norman Campus, and is expected to work collaboratively with academic units across the University to deliver world-class business degree programs for students, to foster and grow a strong interdisciplinary research program, and to deliver exemplary service to the State of Oklahoma to further enhance the business enterprise system.

Within the College, the Dean currently supervises associate Deans and division directors. The Dean leads faculty, the executive committee, and the College Board of Advisors meetings. The Dean establishes the financial parameters of faculty/staff employment offers, provides input to salary increases, allocation of faculty lines, and approves staff appointments, reclassifications, and increases. The Dean oversees the budgets of all divisions and programs, external relations, scholarships, and the undergraduate and graduate offices.

The Dean will hold a tenured academic appointment within an appropriate division in the College.


• Doctorate degree or professional degree in a relevant field

• A distinguished record of scholarly and/or professional accomplishments and administrative experience

• Ability to work with all state, regional, and national stakeholders among all AACSB Colleges of Business


College: The Michael F. Price College of Business ( blends academic scholarship with real-world experience for a well-rounded education. For Fall 2013, 3,573 degree seeking students were enrolled in Price College of Business degree programs (BA, BS, MS, MBA, PhD). One of the first business schools west of the Mississippi, the College began with a goal to educate and train tomorrow’s business leaders. Named after one of its distinguished alumni in 1997, the Michael F. Price College of Business continues its tradition of leadership and innovation in business education and is ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools. In the latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings for 2013, the Price College of Business undergraduate program ranked 47th in the nation, Entrepreneurship Program ranked 18th, the International Business Program ranked 23rd, and the MBA program ranked 67th. In addition, the college's undergraduate Entrepreneurship program was ranked 10th and the MBA Entrepreneurship specialization was ranked 25th in the nation this year by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The College is also positioned to play a lead role in the energy domain. It is well known for its energy-focused programs, including the 55-year Energy Management Program, Price College Energy Institute, Energy specialization in MBA, Energy Executive Management Program, and Executive MBA in Energy Program.

University: Founded in 1890 before Oklahoma Statehood, The University of Oklahoma ( is the state’s flagship university, with its main campus in Norman, its Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The campus is beautifully landscaped with sculptures, trees, fountains, and flowers set around Cherokee Gothic buildings. The University is comprised of fifteen colleges and enrolls 27,000 students, including approximately 3,800 graduate students. OU is in the midst of unprecedented growth with a total endowment exceeding $1 billion. OU is classified as a Very High Research University by the Carnegie Foundation and generated over $174 million in research expenditures across all campuses in 2013. OU received the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2013 Outstanding Research Park Award. OU ranks first in the nation among public universities in National Merit Scholars enrolled. In the past 12 years OU has more than quadrupled the number of endowed faculty chairs and professorships.

Norman, Oklahoma: Located 20 miles from Oklahoma City, Norman is a college town that is home to more than 100,000 people. Money Magazine has ranked Norman as one of the Best Places to Live, while and Kiplingers ranked Norman the third most affordable US city to live and Forbes Magazine named Norman one of the Top College Sports Towns. lists the town as one of the Top 100 Places to Live while Oklahoma Magazine designated Norman as the Best Small Town. Additionally, Cleveland County placed third on's America's Best Affordable Places List. Norman is best known as the location of the University of Oklahoma and the National Weather Center, making it a center of culture, technology and scientific research. Norman also is home to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, one of the largest of its kind, and the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art. Seventeen landmarks are listed in Norman on the National Register of Historic Places, which includes the Cleveland County Courthouse, the Oscar Jacobson House, the Santa Fe Depot and the Moore-Lindsay House. The University of Oklahoma's Bizzell Library is a National Historic Landmark, one of only twenty in the state.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: The University of Oklahoma invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vita, list of references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the Chair of the Search Committee, Joseph Harroz , Dean, OU College of Law. Review of the materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants will be notified prior to the search committee soliciting letters of reference.

Nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed to: Joseph Harroz , Dean, College of Law or Lisa T. Ross, Executive Assistant to the Dean, 300 Timberdell Road, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, or

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.