Dean of School of Business
University of California
United States

Dean, Merage School of Business

Job #JPF05735
  • Academic Affairs - Deans and Vice Chancellors

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 21st, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The next Dean will lead a school that has experienced highly successful growth in scope, scale, and recognition. Student demand for a Merage education continues to rise, and the School’s faculty remain at the forefront of innovative, high-impact research. The Dean can leverage interdisciplinary opportunities throughout UCI’s strong suite of academic offerings and partner with thought leaders across the world’s premier public university system. The Merage School enjoys the added benefit of Orange County’s vibrant economy, buoyed by a highly educated workforce, booming business scene, and attractive climate and geographic location. At the core of the University is inclusive excellence, and the Dean will lead a School with an exceptionally diverse student body, one in which nearly half of its undergraduates will be the first in their family to attend or graduate college.

The Merage School offers two undergraduate majors, three MBA programs, six specialized master’s program, and a Ph.D. program in management. The School enrolls approximately 1,000 undergraduates, more than 900 master’s and MBA students, and 60 Ph.D. students. It has roughly 100 faculty members, including nearly 50 tenured or tenure-track faculty, and 150 staff members who help drive the school’s widely regarded research, teaching, and service. At 50 percent gender parity, the Merage School leads all business schools worldwide in the percentage of women on its faculty.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until completion of the search. For best consideration, please apply by Friday, November 22. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications can be submitted via Isaacson, Miller’s website: Complete applications include a CV, cover letter, and a separate diversity statement describing past activities that promote diversity and inclusion and plans for future contributions.

David Bellshaw, Courtney Wilk-Mandel, and David Chy
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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