January 2023

The University of Delaware is conducting a national search to identify the next Dean of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.

Reporting to UD’s Provost, the Dean is responsible for the leadership of the College, including the development, operations, and sustained excellence of all academic programs across the College’s schools, departments, and interdisciplinary centers and institutes.

The University seeks a dynamic new Dean who will bring together vision, leadership, and innovation to advance the College’s educational, research, and entrepreneurship programs with a strategic goal to enhance the College’s academic excellence and real-world impact.

Lerner College currently offers 17 undergraduate majors and 16 minors, nine master’s programs, and four doctoral programs (Economics, Economic Education, Hospitality Business Analytics, and Financial Services Analytics), with plans to grow its offerings under the guidance of the next dean. The Financial Services Analytics doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program reflecting an innovative collaboration among the Lerner College, the College of Engineering, and JP Morgan Chase. Additionally, Lerner College is a key stakeholder in the SWUFE-UD Institute of Data Science, a joint venture between the University and the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), a highly ranked university in China. Lerner College is AACSB accredited both at the college level and in Accounting.

Lerner College’s faculty are leaders in their fields, innovators in education, and noted advisors to business and governmental agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The faculty comprise 163 members across five departments (Accounting & MIS, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, and Hospitality & Sport Business Management), serving nearly 3,300 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students.

The ideal candidate is expected to be a transformational leader with a demonstrated ability to cultivate and grow the research and innovation agenda, while at the same time upholding a deep commitment to education excellence at all levels.

The University of Delaware is committed to academic and inclusive excellence by building a community of faculty, staff and students who are both diverse and respectful of human differences and by promulgating a campus climate and culture that appreciates and celebrates diversity in all aspects, including diverse perspectives, race, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and gender identity or expression.

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