Dean, College of Business & Public Administration

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Commensurate with experience
Mar 03, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

College of Business & Public Administration
The University of North Dakota announces a nationwide search for a new Dean of its College of Business & Public Administration.
The University of North Dakota, one of the nation’s premier regional public research  universities, is at an exciting crossroads in its 130-year history. UND is implementing a One UND Strategic Plan that will set the course for the next several years and is designed to promote thoughtful and strategic growth. UND’s goal is to generate opportunity for the state by diversifying its economy and addressing societal grand challenges through  cutting-edge research.
The College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA), recently re-accredited by  AACSB, values interdisciplinary research, student-centered learning, career development activities, and collaborations and partnerships across campus and with industry. CoBPA is the largest school of business in North Dakota and serves an average of 1,700 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students per year. The CoBPA has 5 departments and a School of Entrepreneurship, with 15 undergraduate majors and 11 minors, 4 graduate programs, and several minors and certificate programs. The College employs 58 FTE faculty. The CoBPA also houses the North Dakota Small Business Development Center. The CoBPA is accredited by AACSB, NASPAA and ATMAE.  (Additional information about the College can be found at
Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean is the chief executive officer of the College and is responsible for its effective administration. UND seeks a dynamic and visionary leader who will build upon the College’s strategic plan to provide exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and professional educational experiences, recruit and develop outstanding faculty, and, promote faculty-driven scholarly endeavors. The next Dean will be a bold and decisive leader who is devoted to excellence. The selected individual, who values shared governance, will know how to build teams and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to meet strategic goals. The Dean must have unquestioned integrity, exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to form meaningful relationships with multiple constituency groups.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant by March 1 to assure optimal consideration.

UND BPA Dean Search

R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard – Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Email: Fax: 214-523-9067

Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.