Articulating a vision for the future of the Tippie College of Business within a comprehensive public research university and uniting the college around a shared purpose
Developing and executing a strategic plan to guide decision making and resource allocation in ways that reflect conscious choices about strategic priorities
Providing leadership in enhancing student success and to increase retention and graduation rates
Creating a culture and implementing strategies to support, promote, and celebrate impactful research, enhancing Tippie's growing research reputation
Providing leadership and vision for a portfolio of innovative academic programs that utilize cutting edge pedagogical strategies, provide opportunities for experiential learning, and develop students who effectively solve problems and persuasively communicate their solutions
Providing leadership in recruiting, developing, engaging, and retaining high-quality and diverse faculty, staff, and students; implementing equitable practices; and creating an inclusive environment in which they can flourish
Promoting collaborative, agile decision-making by facilitating dialogue among college leadership, governance bodies, and faculty and staff
Overseeing the administration of the college's resources
Promoting a culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and respect, and building a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students
Overseeing the review of faculty and staff, departments, and programs, including making promotion and tenure decisions
Working with the Council of Deans and university administration to create opportunities for cross-university collaborations and garner support for Tippie's strategic initiatives
Leading the advancement efforts for the college by articulating and championing strategic priorities, cultivating prospective donors, and fostering interactions with friends of the college
Developing and overseeing the college's relationships with its key stakeholders and constituencies, including advisory boards, alumni, donors, corporate partners, the community, and government officials
Serving as the principal external spokesperson for the college, boldly telling our story to a range of key constituents
Advancing the overall reputation of the Tippie College of Business
Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership
The dean will be an integral and vital part of the university's leadership team. The dean will be expected to address successfully the following leadership opportunities:
Lead the execution and continued development of the college's strategic plan in alignment with University priorities
Build academic excellence and enhance research productivity, impact, and reputation, capitalizing on the university's collaborative environment
Manage a dynamic portfolio of undergraduate and graduate programs to promote student success and meet market demand
Build a strong sense of community and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, students, and staff
Build upon the college's strong fundraising and alumni relations track record; further strengthen and expand external presence and partnerships with the business community
Implement the new budget model and address resource issues
Address key issues facing the college
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Iowa's status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we are better able to fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye's pursuit of excellence. Our ability to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all who join the University of Iowa family will determine our collective success. We eagerly accept this challenge. At the University of Iowa, we achieve excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about the University of Iowa's commitment to this important area, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.
The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316, 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD), email@example.com.
Procedure for Candidacy
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest and a CV or resume.
For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 4, 2020.
Direct nominations, inquiries, and applications to Suzanne Teer, Ann Yates, and Greg Duyck at: UIowaTippieBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.