Dean of the Fisher College of Busines

The Ohio State University in Ohio

Date Posted May 12, 2014

Ohio State University


Dean of the Fisher College of Business


The Ohio State University invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the Fisher College of Business. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s leading public universities, and Ohio’s premier Research 1 flagship public university with a vision resting on the heritage and legacy of its land-grant mission. The University is committed to excellence in research and innovation, teaching and learning, outreach and engagement, resource stewardship, and assuring access to higher education.


The Max M. Fisher College of Business has a base of more than 72,000 living alumni and an international reputation. The College is ranked among the top 25 business schools in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College, with over 6,000 undergraduates and over 900 graduate students across its masters and doctoral programs, is fueled by a commitment to Max Fisher’s vision to create a world- class environment, including scholars who are among the best recognized and most influential individuals in their fields of research. The Fisher goal is to prepare undergraduate students for success and leadership opportunities while positioning graduate students for higher level leadership and professional activities.


The University seeks a visionary leader dedicated to enhancing and strengthening the mission of the Max M. Fisher College of Business and to furthering its commitment to excellence in research, teaching and business and community engagement. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost and is a member of the Council of Deans and the Professional Deans Cluster.


The Dean has the primary responsibility for fostering and maintaining an environment that encourages creativity and scholarship. As such she/he must possess the breadth of view and experience needed to appreciate, celebrate and facilitate a model of business education that combines knowledge creation with best practices in classroom instruction, experiential and service learning, case study, and international education.


The Dean is also accountable for academic and professional development of faculty and staff, budgetary oversight and planning, and curricular excellence. The Dean will lead the Fisher College of Business’ efforts in fundraising, business outreach, enhancing and articulating the College’s vision. The Dean must effectively brand and position the College in an increasingly competitive marketplace.


The successful candidate will have the vision, talent, and energy to build on Fisher’s legacy of academic excellence and provide an environment for faculty, students, staff and alumni to continue to make a profound impact in business and society. The Dean will be a champion of the school as a community of scholars, teachers and leaders and will be seen as the school’s leading supporter of its core strengths and values. The Dean will lead a dynamic and innovative academic culture that values excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.


All applications and nominations will be held in the strictest of confidence. Review of potential candidates will begin immediately. Applications should include a formal letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Please email applications and nominations to:


Korn/Ferry International


The Ohio State University is tobacco-free campus and an Equal Opportunity employer which actively seeks diversity among its employees. Passage of a pre-employment criminal background check will be required of the final candidate.