Dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration

Saint Mary's College

Dean, School of Economics and Business Administration

Saint Mary’s College (SMC) launched a national search for a new Dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) and invites inquiries, nominations, and applications. The new Dean must be an innovative, strategic, and collegial academic leader who understands the mission of Saint Mary’s College; is committed to inclusive excellence, social justice, and student success; and will be a champion for the School.

Academic Search is assisting Saint Mary’s College in this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the senior consultants leading this search: Dr. Cynthia Patterson ( or Dr. Maria Thompson ( When submitting a nomination, send the nominee’s full name, title, position, and email address to

Saint Mary’s College (with approximately 2,800 students and approximately 500 faculty and 400 staff) is a student-centered learning community committed to transformative, equitable, and inclusive teaching; the passionate pursuit of knowledge; and expansive access to a practical education that empowers students to make lasting change in the world. For 160 years, SMC has emphasized service, pursued justice, and developed respectful partnerships with underserved communities. The School of Economics and Business Administration provides student-centered business and management education taught by highly qualified faculty. Grounded in Lasallian principles and guided by the Liberal Arts tradition, the School creates collaborative, innovative and experiential learning, and service opportunities for students to maximize their potential as successful professionals who are expected to make a difference in their communities. The business administration and accounting programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, and application process, please download and review the full position profile from the Academic Search website. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by Monday, November 20, 2023. Ideally, the new Dean will take office in Spring of 2024.

The anticipated salary range is $315,000 to $335,000.

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In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Saint Mary’s College of California is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student and employee population and does not discriminate in its admission of students, hiring of employees, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its employees and its educational programs, activities, benefits and services to its students, including but not limited to scholarship and loan programs, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability.


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