Job: Pacific Lutheran University


Dean, School of Business

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Dean School of Business
Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University School of Business seeks a Dean to begin Summer 2008. A notable record of teaching and scholarship in Business, a manifest regard for integrating Liberal with Business Education in preparing graduates with the character and competence to serve well in enterprises and communities, successful leadership experience, and a Ph.D. in Business or the equivalent in a related field of study are required.

The School’s BBA and MBA programs have been continuously accredited by AACSB-International since 1971 and 1975, respectively, and its Professional Accounting program since 1982. The faculty and staff seek to advance the University’s “PLU 2010” Vision of academic distinction through enhanced global focus, student-faculty collaboration in research and service projects, and by helping students find their own paths to meaningful as well as successful lives.

We seek a Dean who will help us expand experiential learning opportunities for our students, especially in the Pacific Northwest and around the Asian Rim; who will implement newly approved cross-disciplinary programs and pursue further collaboration; who will broaden our linkage with alumni and friends through coordination with our Executive Advisory Board, the PLU Business Network, and other School and University connections; who recognizes the coherence of institutional purpose with AACSB-International accreditation standards, and who welcomes the prospect of shaping the composition of the School in view of forecasted faculty retirement transitions.

Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive university of 3500 students that offers a balanced curriculum integrating the liberal arts and professional programs. It enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Application materials received by December 5, 2007, will receive full consideration but the position will remain open until filled. More information about the position is available at

Application Process: Submit letter and curriculum vitae to, and address questions to Dr. Bill Frame, Interim Dean, at 253-535-7251, or Georgia Papacek at 253-535-7445.