Brooklyn College - Dean of the Murray Koppelman School of Business

  • City University of New York
  • 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Oct 31, 2019
Full time   BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance BUS: Management, HR, OB, Strategy BUS: Marketing Business: Other Deans & Directors

Job Description

Dean of the Murray Koppelman School of Business in Brooklyn, New York


Job Title: Dean of the Murray Koppelman School of Business


Job ID: 21175


Location: Brooklyn College


Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Regular/Temporary: Regular




Brooklyn College, a vibrant senior college of the City University of New York, invites applications for the position of Dean of the Murray Koppelman School of Business. Founded in 1930 on a beautiful 35-acre campus, Brooklyn College is one of 25 higher educational institutions of the City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the nation. The College enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students and includes 524 full-time faculty members. Students benefit from a broad set of curricular offerings across five schools: Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Natural and Behavioral Sciences; and Visual, Media and Performing Arts.


Brooklyn College provides a transformative education to students from all backgrounds. Educating immigrant and first-generation students and improving the communities the College serves are among the core values of the institution. Rigorous academic programs across the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies prepare students to become creative problem-solvers and leaders in their chosen fields. Brooklyn College has been nationally-recognized for the outstanding quality of its academic programming and its ability to act as an engine of social mobility. In August 2019, Money Magazine ranked Brooklyn College the 35th Best College in the United States for quality and affordability. In both 2019 and 2018, Forbes named Brooklyn College as one of the best-value colleges in the United States. In 2018 and 2017, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Brooklyn College among the top 10 four-year public U.S. colleges with the highest student-mobility rates.


We seek a visionary leader for the Koppelman School of Business with a history of innovative program development and collaborative academic leadership. The ideal candidate will be eager to engage with diversity and exhibit a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity. We seek an individual who can recruit and retain faculty who reflect the diversity of our student body. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a college community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching.


The Koppelman School was accredited by the AACSB in 2019. It currently includes approximately 3600 undergraduate students, 300 graduate students, 56 full-time faculty, 11 substitute faculty members, and a dedicated group of adjunct faculty across four academic departments. The School offers the BBA in Finance and Business Administration, the BS in Accounting and Business Management, and a joint degree in Computer Information Systems Management. We also offer an MSBA degree with five options. A vital Student Leadership Council coordinates school-wide activities. The School also offers students an innovative array of student development programs, from leadership academies to accounting bootcamps, and investment institutes. An enthusiastic alumni base is employed in a wide-range of firms throughout New York City.


Working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff, the Dean will advance the strategic plan that supports the AACSB agenda and further shape the academic and intellectual identities of the school to meet the needs of today’s students and faculty in our rapidly changing world. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School. The Dean sets the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment; provides strategic vision and operational leadership based on best practices; ensures continued AACSB accreditation; vigorously promotes diversity, inclusion, and collaboration in all of the School’s practices and programs; builds community across faculty, staff, and students; ensures students are served by academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness; oversees systems and processes that ensure academic integrity and rigor, including program assessment, program review, departmental planning, and accreditation activities; advances improvements in faculty life; promotes and supports faculty scholarship and grant/contract-seeking pre-and post-tenure; encourages experimentation in pedagogy and programming; oversees processes for faculty hiring and retention; builds external partnerships to support student academic and career preparation and faculty development and research. The Dean conducts third-year review of all new faculty and makes recommendations on reappointments, tenure, and promotion.


As part of the Provost’s Academic Cabinet, the Dean manages the implementation of the college’s strategic plan on the school level in close collaboration with all members of the academic leadership team. She/he oversees the work of the Chairs and the academic departments. The Dean works with the vice presidents, deans, senior administrators, and staff across the College to conduct day-to-day operations, improve student success, and further the work of the School.


The Dean formulates fundraising priorities for the School in collaboration with the Provost, faculty, and the Academic Cabinet. She/he works in partnership with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the larger development team to help create materials that advance the case for funding and engages in fundraising activities to achieve support. The Dean is a member of the college-wide Policy Council and the Provost’s Academic Cabinet.


Brooklyn College features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and eventual career success of a student population that encompasses a multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual environment, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.


To this end the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the diversity of our student body. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a college community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.








Salary commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.



Preferred and Required Qualifications


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.




  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or an equivalent terminal degree
  • Knowledge and experience with AACSB accreditation standards and continuous improvement processes
  • Deep understanding and appreciation for all areas of Business
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in higher education administration
  • A record of outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Academic leadership experience at the chair level or above
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience in innovative program development, including online programming
  • Potential to fundraise effectively
  • Demonstrated commitments to diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, address, and diffuse conflict and problem-solve effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitments to team-building and team work
  • Collaborative management style
  • Strong work ethic and orientation to academic service



  • Progressive experience in academic administration at a mid-size public institution
  • Interest in shared leadership and culture change in a large organization
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Successful record of innovative program development, including executive and online delivery models

Application Details



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  • a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s qualifications and interest in the position
  • an up-to-date CV
  • The names and contact information for five professional references; references will not be contacted without consultation with finalists.




November 18, 2019




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