Dean & Director

Ref: 3855

TIAS School for Business and Society


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Role Managed by:

Emi Saliasi

Senior Research Associate

t: +31 (0) 2 02 40 43 73


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 17/01/2019

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For over 30 years, TIAS School for Business and Society has committed itself to develop leaders who serve society by transforming business. TIAS believes business exists to serve society and can help to solve global societal challenges. The idea behind this vision is that business is no longer detached from the broader issues of society and can no longer act as isolated economic entities. At TIAS, the concept of Creating Shared Value is integrated in all research and education. Long-term business strategies, new sustainable business models, stakeholder engagement and innovation play an important role in all its curricula.

The Supervisory Board of TIAS is now looking to appoint a new Dean and Director who will serve as the chief academic, fiscal and administrative officer of TIAS. In this capacity, she/he is expected to provide strong leadership and support for the strategic and budget planning cycles, as well as the overall development of the Business School. The Dean will hold responsibility for developing and implementing a clear and actionable vision for growth and excellence to further the mission of TIAS, advance its international footprint and improve its overall standing. The Dean and Director will define the strategic agenda of the School, including roadmaps to support digital business transformation and international market strategy.

The new Dean and Director will be a creative and global visionary, and a dynamic, collaborative, charismatic, and energetic leader. She/he will inspire faculty, staff, participants, sponsors, and partners, as well as engage the business community to build and maintain fruitful and sustainable partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

The Dean and Director will navigate the School through an ambitious growth path and should therefore engender trust and respect through a mature leadership style and a deep sense of service. She/he should also evidence experiences in fundraising and developing major (corporate and institutional) partnerships and demonstrate a natural ability to effectively build and leverage professional networks and community engagement initiatives. She/he has an innovative and entrepreneurial personality with an appreciation for, and strong desire to, promote both traditional and non-traditional didactical methods, curricula development and delivery modes of learning.

The successful candidate:

preferably holds a PhD in a relevant field; and is an established leader
brings a distinguished record of (academic) business management and entrepreneurial success, as well as a record of scholarly achievement;
is business savvy with significant experience in building long-standing, trust-based relationships at C-suite level with key local, regional and global stakeholders;
combines relevant business acumen, skills and competencies with a sound understanding of the global business school landscape and the dynamics that drive the success of top tier business schools;
has knowledge of (the dynamics of) local and regional economic development and is experienced in fund raising, partner engagement, and working with advisory boards;
offers evidence of administrative success in a highly competitive industry, has knowledge of professional business practices and maintains a pragmatic and entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and fundraising;
is seasoned in budget management and alignment of resource allocations with strategic planning and milestones;
combines thorough knowledge of the trends and developments in educational methods and theory with knowledge of curriculum development and the training needs of business and industry.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2404 373 or by emailing Applications can be uploaded at, quoting reference 3855. The closing date for applications is Thursday 17th January 2019 at 9:00 AM.

Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee in January and longlisted candidates will be invited to meet with Perrett Laver in early February. Shortlisted candidates will be selected by the committee and formal interviews for the position will take place in February/March 2019.

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