The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Belk College of Business.
UNC Charlotte offers 24 doctoral programs, 64 master’s degree programs, and 79 bachelor’s degrees across eight colleges. There are more than 1,100 full-time faculty and fall 2023 enrollment exceeded 30,000 students. UNC Charlotte has over 136,000 living alumni and 4,000 to 4,500 new alumni each year. North Carolina is known for its commitment to public higher education and UNC Charlotte exemplifies the state’s commitment to post-secondary educational access. In their 2024 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC Charlotte as one of the top 100 public universities in the country. With research expenditures increasing 123% over the past decade, The Chronicle of Higher Education is projecting UNC Charlotte will reach elite Research 1 (R1) status by 2025.
UNC Charlotte has been educating future business leaders since the 1960s. Today, with over 4,300 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, 110 full-time faculty–including 14 endowed professorships–and an alumni base of over 37,000, the Belk College of Business is one of the Carolinas’ largest business schools. The College is home to three undergraduate degree programs encompassing nine majors, with a 10th recently approved, six master’s degree programs, and two doctoral degree programs. The College also participates in several interdisciplinary graduate degree programs. The faculty, led by excellent departmental leadership, comprises full-time tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track faculty, including many individuals with national and international reputations. Roughly 50 adjunct faculty teach for the College each year, including core community partners and industry leaders. The College’s staff comprises approximately 60 individuals who play critical roles in supporting student services, advancement, operations, technology, and administration. With strong alumni and industry support, the College has seven volunteer boards. The College operating budget, which consists of both state and private funds, totals approximately $7.2 million annually (FY2023). In addition, the current value of the College’s endowment is $69.5 million.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and a member of the Deans Council.
Candidates will typically have academic leadership and an academic record commensurate with that of a tenured professor in one of the Departments in the Belk College, but we will also consider candidates who have a combination of significant academic leadership experience and industry experience who do not have a record commensurate with tenure.
The University seeks candidates who bring the following skills and experiences:
- Demonstrated commitment to UNC Charlotte’s mission of access and contribute to our commitment to creating a culture of belonging for students, faculty, and staff of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities;
- Demonstrated fundraising experience and success;
- Ability to lead a faculty community that encompasses an array of disciplines;
- Demonstrated administrative ability to delegate, prioritize, and make timely, transparent, and collaborative decisions;
- Experience of aligning resources with strategic goals;
- Record of effective budget management for a complex organization;
- Experience facilitating interdisciplinary work that transcends traditional boundaries and inspiring and leading faculty in civic engagement and community-engaged scholarship;
- Ability to develop curricula and programs that prepare students for rapidly changing fields;
- Demonstrated success in fostering collaboration, motivating others, and building effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Informed grasp of key issues affecting faculty and staff recruitment, retention, promotion, and scholarly productivity;
- Familiarity with national issues affecting research and higher education; and
- Ability to be an effective spokesperson and strong advocate for the College.
The Dean of the Belk College of Business should hold an earned Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree(s), and possess a record of recognized achievement in leadership, service, teaching and research.
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 January 31st, 2024. Applications should include 1) a curriculum vitae and 2) a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant’s motivation to apply. To receive the full position profile, as well as to submit inquiries, nominations, and applications, please contact: