April 1, 2019


SUBJECT:   Search for the Dean of the Rady School of Management

We are pleased to invite nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Rady School of Management. We have enlisted the assistance of the Isaacson, Miller Executive Search firm to help us manage the search process. Kit Pogliano, Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, has agreed to chair the Search Advisory Committee (membership listed below).

The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, is the academic and administrative leader of the Rady School of Management, and has responsibility for a full range of graduate programs and the School's participation in undergraduate education. The Dean will oversee the recruitment and retention of a diverse community of scholars, and will maintain an effective administrative structure to support the School's programs and activities. The Dean is responsible for providing academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership in enhancing the School, and will promote excellence in all aspects of the School’s research, teaching, and service missions. Moreover, the Dean is responsible for providing academic leadership to the faculty for the programs leading to the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), other Masters degrees, and Ph.D. degrees, as well as for executive education, joint degree programs with other campus units, and the School’s role in undergraduate education. The Dean is responsible for the implementation of plans and program improvement in the areas of: instruction; research; public service; academic planning; development and management of resources; and articulation of the goals and programs of the School within the profession, industry, and government at the local, state, national, and international levels. Additionally, the Dean is charged to create an inclusive environment where all can thrive. Additional details regarding the position and qualifications for the Dean of the Rady School of Management are outlined in the position profile:<p> The Search Committee has begun reviewing candidates and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries and nominations to Annie Webster ( at Isaacson, Miller. You need not contact the individual to ascertain if they are willing to be considered as a candidate. All nominees will be contacted in confidence, to discuss their willingness to have their names put forward to the search advisory committee.

CVs with cover letters as well as a diversity statement addressing aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity must be submitted via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: For best consideration, please submit materials by April 15, 2019. Electronic submission of materials is required.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor


Kit Pogliano (Dean, Biological Sciences) Chair
Georgios Anagnostopoulos (Professor, Philosophy)
Sujit Dey (Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Joey Engelberg (Professor, Rady School of Management)
Amy Fox (Member, Graduate Student Association)
Kimberly Giangtran (Member, Associated Students)
Clark Gibson (Professor, Political Science)
Tara Javidi (Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Kathleen D. Johnson (Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education)
Leonard “Len” Lafebre (Assistant Dean, Rady School of Management)
Wendy Liu (Associate Professor, Rady School of Management)
Bosco Lujan (Alumni and President, Alumni Association and Member, Rady School of Management Advisory Board)
Snehith Maddula (Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associated Students)
Lucila Ohno-Machado (Professor, Medicine)
Valerie Ramey (Professor, Economics)
Natalia Ramondo (Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy)
Connor Redpath (Member, Graduate Student Association)
David Schkade (Professor, Rady School of Management)
Hyoduk Shin (Associate Professor, Rady School of Management)
Leo Spiegel (Alumni and Advisory Board Member, Rady School of Management)
Rossen Valkanov (Professor, Rady School of Management)


RESPONSIBILITIES: Functions, activities, and programs for which the position is responsible –

As a key member of the University's leadership, the Dean of the Rady School of Management reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs. The Dean represents the School on various General Campus, campus-wide and University-wide committees as designated, and represents the School at the local, state, national, and international levels.

• Provides leadership in the development of new academic initiatives, and is instrumental in the review and approval processes for establishment of new graduate and undergraduate programs or degrees, and curricular changes within the School.
• Provides leadership on programs and initiatives that improve the overall student experience.
• Authorizes the initiation of faculty recruitment, including negotiations. Approves faculty start-up packages.
• Maintains provision control of permanent and temporary faculty FTE and Teaching Assistant FTE allocated to the School.
• Reviews and/or has final authority for Rady School of Management faculty, adjunct faculty and lecturer appointments, merits, leaves of absence, and promotions. Has final signature authority for temporary faculty appointments.
• Serves as the School’s academic affirmative action officer for all academic affirmative action compliance documents.
• Responsible for promoting an environment in which the highest standards of ethical conduct are understood to be a primary responsibility of all members of the School.

• Serves as the advocate and champion to the larger campus community on efforts to promote diversity, equal opportunity, inclusion, and the UC San Diego Principles of Community.

Amount and complexity of assignments for which the position is responsible:

• Cultivates partnerships with other campus units, such as the School of Medicine, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Jacobs School of Engineering, the School of Global Policy and Strategy, the Halicioglu Data Science Institute, and the Division of Social Sciences in developing opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and initiatives.
• Co-supervises the Directors of Development and Communications assigned to the division and works closely with the Campus External Relations/Development Office to engage alumni and cultivate major gifts in support of the School’s teaching, research, and public service programs.
• Responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the School including the avoidance of and recovery of overspending within the School.
• Cultivates local and national scientific and industrial affiliation and support.
• Responsible for overseeing the School’s budgetary and space proposals and for the allocation of financial and space resources within the School.
• Reviews and approves acquisition of infrastructure support for computing and communications.
• Responsible for short- and long-range planning of minor and major capital improvement projects for the School. Approves requests for renovations and alterations in the School’s space. Serves on Building Advisory Committees of all Rady School capital projects, usually as chair.
• Represents the campus and School at local, state, national, and international levels;

Skill and/or experience necessary to be successful in this position:
• A distinguished record of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate for a tenured Full Professor appointment at UC San Diego;
• Outstanding scholarly credentials and broadly recognized national/international stature;
• A commitment to academic excellence, and a vision for the future of the Rady School of Management. Furthermore, we seek candidates who have the capability to stimulate new directions, promote existing resources to the best advantage, and build for the future;
• Possess an appreciation of the dual research and educational missions of a major research university, and the interplay between undergraduate and graduate education;
• Have the ability to encourage expression of diverse intellectual interests, foster varied modes of inquiry, support wide-ranging pedagogical innovations, and build a coherent entrepreneurial organizational culture for scholars and staff. Additionally, successful candidates will have the ability to engage and cultivate alumni of the Rady School of Management;
• Possess demonstrable fundraising, leadership, and administrative skills;
• Commit to success in achieving institutional goals for equity, diversity, and inclusion.