Bellarmine University - Dean, W. Fielding Rubel School of Business

KY, Louisville
Education - Dean/Senior Education

Bellarmine University, the premier independent Catholic University in the South, seeks an accomplished and forward-looking academic leader to serve as its next Dean of the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business. Bellarmine seeks a Dean with the vision and desire to partner with an outstanding leadership team as well as talented and committed faculty, staff, students and alumni.

The Rubel School of Business is AACSB accredited and offers business students a unique educational experience: a broad-based liberal arts education supplemented by top-notch business preparation.

The next Dean will set and implement the School of Business’ strategic direction, support faculty development, build and refine academic program offerings, advance academic excellence, foster external relationships and partnerships, and advance fundraising and alumni relations. Reporting directly to The University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School and is responsible and accountable for the strategic and academic direction of its operations.

To fulfill these needs, the next Dean will be a visionary scholar with impeccable credentials to lead the School into the future. They will have a record of instruction, scholarship and research excellence that merits appointment as a tenured professor in one of the departments of the School. The next Dean will also have a history of administrative leadership; strong human resource and financial management experience; superb communication and relationship building skills and will have experience with program development for enrollment growth and familiarity with AACSB standards and regional accreditation.

Bellarmine University’s campus spreads across 145 acres on the edge of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The University has a total enrollment of nearly 3,400 students, 176 full-time faculty members, and nearly 25,000 alumni; and annually ranks among the region’s top universities. Louisville, situated at the gateway to the South and the crossroads of the Midwest, is home to 1.3 million people with all of the benefits of a contemporary city on the move, along with the hospitality that has made this region legendary.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by December 20, 2019. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae/resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior permission.

The WittKieffer consultants supporting Bellarmine University for this search, Ann Yates and Jennifer Bauer, can be contacted at

Bellarmine University will base its employment decisions on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is the policy of Bellarmine not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals but to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, age (over 40), national origin, ethnicity, disability, military status or Vietnam veteran era status.