Deadline: January 5, 2023
The University of South Carolina seeks applications and nominations for a visionary, experienced leader for the position of Dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM). The university is searching for a leader who, through example, will epitomize both academic excellence and the best of the consumer-experience industry culture of collaboration, inclusion, mentorship, and innovation. Just as the 2022 HRSM overview video urges, “Let’s do something big together,” this is a remarkable opportunity for an experienced, collaborative leader to strategically advance an already strong college that is poised for the next level.
The University of South Carolina, located in Columbia, is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research, and community engagement. It is one of the oldest public research universities in the U.S., and the first state university to be supported continuously by annual state appropriations. Across 16 colleges and schools, the university offers more than 300 academic programs, including more than 60 that are nationally ranked. Because it confers over 30% of all bachelor’s and graduate degrees awarded at public institutions in South Carolina, the university has a profound relevance, reach, and impact on the people of the state.
The next Dean of the College of HRSM will be part of the dynamic new leadership across the University of South Carolina. Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Donna Arnett, the Dean will serve on the Council of Academic Deans.
Founded in 1962, the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management has experienced continual growth and innovation over the past half century. With new and expanding programs, the College now looks to the future to build on its impressive history and increase its footprint and impact as one of the premier institutions of its kind. The College of HRSM is one of the leading academic institutions of its kind in the country, with more than 134 faculty and staff, 2,717 students, seven centers for applied research, and more than 20,000 alumni. HRSM is home to world-renowned faculty who are celebrated for advancing their fields as trailblazers and who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with the next generation of leaders.
Academic Search is partnering with the University of South Carolina Upstate in this search. Those who are considering applying are encouraged to schedule a confidential conversation with Senior Consultant Dr. Ginny Horvath. You can access her calendar and book a Zoom session directly through this link.
To apply, a candidate should send these four separate PDF documents attached in an email to HRSMDean@academicsearch.org:
- A detailed cover letter expressing your interest in this position and addressing how you meet the qualifications as outlined in the profile;
- A current resume/curriculum vitae;
- A statement of contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 page that document that provides your context for understanding diversity and gives examples of your leadership in advancing support for diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
- A list of five professional references, including names, titles, organizations, phone numbers, and email addresses, noting your relationship for each reference.
References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with the candidate’s permission. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position.
Although the search remains open until the position is filled, for full consideration by the search committee, candidate should submit all required application materials by January 5, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will participate in campus interviews that will include a public presentation.
Please submit nominations by sending an email to HRSMDean@academicsearch.org. Be sure to include the nominee’s full name, position, institution/organization, and email address.The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of Age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.