Senior Associate Dean


OVERVIEW: The Wake Forest University School of Business is seeking qualified, senior (Full Professor preferred) candidates for a tenured faculty appointment as Senior Associate Dean of Diversity & Global Initiatives. Candidates should possess a PhD (or similar, equivalent degree) with a minimum of 10 years academic faculty experience. The selected candidate will: (1) lead diversity and global initiatives at both the graduate and undergraduate level and (2) provide strategic leadership toward a culture of diversity and inclusion. The program leadership role is a 12-month per year appointment, offers a highly competitive package of compensation and benefits, and would include some classroom teaching.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The School of Business places high value on excellence in teaching and research. Credentials and experience appropriate to Full Professor rank and tenure are preferred, but experienced Associate Professors with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research will also be considered for the position.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic faculty leader with a clear passion for diversity and global initiatives education. We seek to recruit an effective leader with a collaborative leadership style that will work with our faculty and staff colleagues to establish and implement a shared vision for diversity and global initiatives. The selected candidate should have a strong desire and ability to partner with the business community and a proven capability to implement innovative programs that meet the current and future talent needs of leading organizations. He/she should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and experience in working with multiple stakeholders (students, alumni, recruiters, and administration) in a dynamic environment. The candidate must have a robust commitment to teaching excellence and a proven record of research accomplishments.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

lead the development of new diversity and global initiatives while enhancing education in our existing programs;

provide thought leadership to executive and program administration; and

collaborate with our advancement colleagues to secure external resources (gifts and grants) to support initiatives.

With a focus on educating the whole person, our faculty members actively engage our students in their growth as emerging professionals, facilitating their acquisition of deep conceptual knowledge while helping them to attain a broad set of professional competencies and develop a clear sense of professional identity and character. We seek colleagues who subscribe to this holistic education of our students, are willing to serve as exemplary role-models, and are committed to developing courses that span all three of these areas of student development.

Because we are preparing our students to succeed and flourish in a professional marketplace, we seek to hire colleagues who understand this marketplace and who desire to be deeply connected to it on a continuing basis. Also, we believe that our students learn best when taught in an integrative fashion, across the curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular elements of their programs. To deliver impactful and unified learning experiences, strong collaboration of faculty and professional staff is required. Thus, we seek colleagues who are eager to work in a collaborative team environment. In addition to leading our educational efforts, our faculty members are committed to supporting our students as they prepare to embark on fulfilling career trajectories.

Our faculty members produce original thought leadership that is visible and positively impacts the practice of business. As a community of teacher-scholars, we systematically and rigorously seek answers to questions of high theoretical, practical, and pedagogical importance. We expect that all of our faculty colleagues will be actively engaged in the generation of thought leadership that aims to further the reputation of our school in any of the following ways:

discipline-based intellectual contributions that are valued by thought leaders in the academy;

practice-based intellectual contributions that have significant impact on organizations and are valued by thought leaders in the marketplace; or

pedagogical intellectual contributions that explore the application of our educational framework and are valued by thought leaders in the academy.


Develops and refines the vision, strategy, and action plans for a diverse and inclusive environment in the School of Business;

Advises, educates, and coaches the Dean and members of the School’s Leadership Team on matters of diversity;

Leads the integration of Pluralism in Business concepts (i.e., self-awareness, empathy, leveraging diversity, and global mindset) into curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities in all academic programs;

Develops and implements programmed learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students on diversity and global mindset;

Collaborates with the University’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and serves as a liaison for the School of Business on University-wide diversity committees;

Cultivates relationships with current corporate partners that support the School’s diversity initiatives and develops relationships with new partners;

Conducts ongoing benchmarking studies with peer schools in the areas of student and faculty diversity;

Engages leaders and members of diversity-related clubs (e.g., Black
Business Students Association, International Students Association, Women in Business) on a regular basis; and

Works with the University’s Center for Global Programs and Studies and the School’s Coordinator of Global Initiatives to provide strategic direction for international immersion experiences.

FARRELL HALL: As of Summer 2013, Wake Forest business programs and faculty are housed in Farrell Hall, the new four-level, 120,000-square foot home of the Wake Forest School of Business. The building features state-of-the-art technology and groundbreaking design to create an environment in which faculty-student engagement and interaction will thrive.

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY: Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top twenty-five national universities according to U.S. News & World Report. With 4,800 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 10:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a very strong athletics program competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). From its founding, the university adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Click here for quick facts about the University.

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC – a beautiful and livable city in which the cost of living is very reasonable, the mountains and Carolina beaches can be easily visited, minor league baseball in beautiful new BB&T Ballpark can be enjoyed, and new and exciting restaurants, wine bars, and breweries offer tremendous places to dine with family and friends.

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: The unified Wake Forest University School of Business was formed after the merger of the former Calloway School of Business and Accountancy and the Babcock Graduate School of Management (both AACSB accredited). The current roster of business programs within the School of Business includes: Undergraduate Finance, Undergraduate Business and Enterprise Management, Undergraduate Mathematical Business, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Arts in Management, Full-time MBA, and Working Professional MBA. Courses are offered on both our beautiful home campus in Winston-Salem and on our new and growing urban campus in Charlotte, NC. The Dean of the School of Business, Steve Reinemund, is the former CEO of PepsiCo. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Express, ExxonMobil, Marriott, and Walmart. He has also served as the Chairperson of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For more information on the School of Business and Wake Forest University, click here to visit our School of Business website. For an expanded position description and online application instructions, click here to visit the Wake Forest Employment site and select “Faculty” (under “Current Listings”) from the list of positions available.

Nominations and inquiries of interest may be sent in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:

Martin M. Baker, Senior Vice President

Baker and Associates, LLC

4799 Olde Towne Parkway – Suite 202

Marietta, GA 30068

Review of vitae will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University and offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 1505-141

Contact Information
Martin M. Baker
Wake Forest University
4799 Olde Towne Parkway – Suite 202
Marietta, 30068