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Heidrick & Struggles/Emory

Location: AtlantaGA 30308 Document ID: A7404-21JV Posted on: 2013-10-1010/10/2013 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Not Specified2013-12-09




Emory University, one of the world’s leading research universities, is seeking talented candidates for the role of Dean of the Goizueta Business School.  The University’s academic divisions include Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, the School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Candler School of Theology, the School of Law, the Goizueta Business School, the Laney Graduate School and the Rollins School of Public Health.  Founded in 1836, the University is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools and strong healthcare system.  Located on a beautiful wooded campus that is close to downtown Atlanta, Emory enrolls approximately 12,000 students.  Emory is embracing changes underway in higher education and its 2012 Annual Report calls for “disruptive innovation.”  (

Consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools, the Goizueta Business School provides a world-class business education that combines functional specialization with a broad business perspective to create principle-based leaders.  Goizueta Business School is honored to take its name from Roberto C. Goizueta, the innovative and influential business leader who served as chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company from 1981 until his death in 1997.  Central to Goizueta’s vision and to Goizueta Business School’s mission are excellence and principled leadership, which set the School apart from others and greatly impacts the student experience and curriculum.  Goizueta prioritizes having an accessible, world-class faculty who foster a personalized learning experience for its students, and Goizueta’s legacy also continues through an enriched culture that encourages creativity and innovation from its faculty, staff and students.

Goizueta enrolls 1,500 students and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees including a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a one year and a two year full-time MBA program, an evening MBA program, an executive MBA program and a PhD in Business.  The MBA program is #1 in job placement according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s annual rankings and four of the degree programs are ranked in the top 25.  The BBA program is consistently ranked among the top ten undergraduate programs by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.  In partnership with several of Emory’s other outstanding schools and programs, Goizueta offers joint master’s degree programs with law, medicine, divinity, public health, physical therapy and theology.  With sixteen Fortune 500 companies located in Georgia and nearly 150,000 businesses in the metro Atlanta area, Goizueta Business School is able to capitalize on engaging in corporate partnerships, entrepreneurial activities and the access to talent afforded by its location.

The new Dean will have overall responsibility for defining the Business School’s strategic priorities during a time of great change and opportunity in business education as well as in higher education in general.  Additionally, the Dean will lead efforts to recruit and retain excellent faculty, create and support educational programs of the highest quality, attract outstanding students and create additional collaborative initiatives across Emory.  Building on the strong foundation at Goizueta, the Dean will further advance the Business School to its own unique and cutting edge place in business education.  

The Dean of the Goizueta Business School should demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, ethics, openness and diversity.  The Dean will be a passionate and skilled leader who is able to provide vision and strategic guidance for the School.  This individual will have strong administrative leadership experience and will possess an engaged and effective presence that will further facilitate productive external relationships for Goizueta in the business community and beyond.  An aptitude for fundraising and an ability to build institutional resources will be essential.  The Dean should have significant academic credentials and a stellar scholarly record or achievement of the highest level of distinction in business.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Goizueta Business School will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Matrice Ellis-Kirk and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.  Nominations and applications should be directed to:


Goizueta Business School Dean Search Committee

Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 4300

Atlanta, GA 30308



Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University