Dean, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business

Salisbury University

Salisbury University (SU) is pleased to accept applications for the position of dean of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.

One of 12 institutions in the University System of Maryland, SU is highly regarded throughout Maryland and beyond, boasting a warm and friendly community where individuals are seen, heard, supported, and challenged. Offering 49 undergraduate and 16 graduate degree programs, SU is extraordinarily well-served by dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators who foster rich opportunities for more than 7,000 students and celebrate the successes of more than 60,000 alumni.

For nearly a century, SU has been committed to meeting the emerging needs of students and families, the surrounding community, the state, and the nation, earning acclaim for more than 25 years from national publications including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Money, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Washington Monthly, and The Princeton Review (which twice has named SU’s Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons among the nation’s best college libraries).

The Franklin P. Perdue School of Business was established in 1986 through a multimillion-dollar endowment created to ensure excellence within the academic programs of the School. The AACSB-accredited School and Accounting Program are housed in the largest college-level center for business education and development in the region. The Perdue School is committed to an emphasis on the entrepreneurial spirit, integration of theoretical and applied study, and community-based experience. The School provides academic programs that respond to the highest standards of business education and provides student interaction with the business world. Students graduate with ethical and motivational foundations underlying service to business, government, and the community.

Reporting to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the dean will provide leadership and guidance for the departments, programs, centers, and other units in the School. The next dean will inspire innovation and advance a shared vision for the Perdue School’s future, working to identify opportunities to increase student enrollment in a rapidly changing higher education landscape. This leader will shape a positive, engaged, and inclusive culture within the School, supporting student, faculty, and staff success. They will engage external partners in the life of the School, create opportunities for students to gain real-world experience, secure philanthropic support, and collaborate with partners across the University while advocating for the School and its needs.

Salisbury University seeks a dean with a strong, sustained record of senior leadership and administrative experience in support of students and faculty in teaching, service, and scholarship excellence. The next dean will be an engaging communicator with refined interpersonal skills who is an empathetic, respectful listener. This individual should possess a terminal degree and academic credentials suitable for the rank of full professor within the School. Candidates with significant leadership experience outside of academia will also be considered if they demonstrate significant knowledge, experience and/or support of teaching and scholarly achievement that will garner the respect of the community.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile available here.

WittKieffer is assisting Salisbury University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by September 3, 2024. Application materials should be submitted to

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Lauren Bruce-Stets and Luis Bertot at: 

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal educational opportunities. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Office of Institutional Equity/Title IX Coordinator, 1216 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801, 410-543-6426.

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