St. John's University - Dean of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business
St. John’s University seeks an innovative and visionary leader to serve as the next dean of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean serves as the College’s chief executive and intellectual leader. The person in this role is a champion of Tobin College’s mission, and shapes the College’s vision, goals, and objectives; generates resources in support of those priorities; and oversees the College’s operations.
Originally founded in 1927, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business now has more than 3,000 students in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, all supported by more than 150 faculty, administrators, and staff on the Manhattan and Queens, NY, campuses. The Tobin College’s highly ranked programs are led by an outstanding faculty of teacher-scholars who are widely recognized for their publications, research, and expertise.
For more than 150 years, St. John’s University has played a central role in New York City. One of the nation’s most diverse higher education institutions—headquartered in the most pluralistic borough in the world’s most important financial center—St. John’s is one of the top 40 universities in the nation for social mobility, according to U.S. News & World Report. In early 2021, the University welcomed Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., as its 18th President. Fr. Shanley joined the University at a time when it is well-positioned to play a role in the critical social movements emerging across society and at a time of tremendous institutional momentum.
As a senior academic leader, the next dean will build upon Tobin’s rich history to articulate and advance a compelling and innovative vision for the College’s future that centers on the following: recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional and diverse faculty, administrators, and staff; strengthening faculty and student focus on research; growing the marketability of its graduates to employers by working with faculty and the Board of Advisors to develop programs that align with job market demand; and advancing the University’s antiracism initiatives to further develop a culture of inclusion and belonging.
WittKieffer is assisting St. John’s University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 24, 2023. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Lucy Leske, Darrien Davenport, or Natalie Song, at StJohnsDeanTCB@wittkieffer.com.
The salary range for this position is $360,000 to $390,000.
St. John’s University is an equal opportunity employer.
A dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Consistent with its mission as a Catholic, Vincentian, and Metropolitan institution of higher education, St. John’s University abides by all applicable federal, state, and local laws, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, nationality or ethnic origin, age, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, citizenship, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, status in the Uniformed Services of the United States (including veteran status) or any other characteristics prohibited by law. The University also abides by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities. The University’s policy of non-discrimination extends to employment opportunities, admission of students to its programs, and to the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, and loan programs, athletics and other institutionally administered programs or activities generally made available to students at the University.
Danielle Haynes, Director of Equal Opportunity, Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the University. Office is located on the Queens campus, at the Office of Human Resources, University Center, and can be contacted at 718-990-2660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Jackie Lochrie, Senior Associate Dean of Student Services, serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Affairs. The office is located on the Queens campus at Bent Hall, Garden Level-Judiciary Suite-17C, and can be contacted at 718-990-6568 or email@example.com. Inquiries concerning Title IX’s application to St. John’s University may be referred to Ms. Haynes. Inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.