We’re looking for our next fearless leader.

The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business is poised to become one of the top business schools in the nation. We’re looking for a visionary leader to propel us into that bright future—someone innovative, bold, and unafraid to advocate for change. Our search committee has announced four candidates for dean of the Tippie College of Business.

What we're all about

The Tippie College of Business is an AACSB-accredited Big Ten academic institution with nearly limitless potential. We’re 4,000+ students strong with an engaged alumni network of over 50,000. Our recent AACSB review team described us as “positioned to conquer business education.” And we completely agree.

Through decisive, strategic action we’ve evolved our programming to serve the students of today, with an eye toward the needs of a future generation. The engine of our college is fueled by a collegial, collaborative faculty and staff who work within a culture of trust. We embody the Midwestern spirit of getting things done by making nimble decisions that positively impact our student body.

We’ve also made our mark at the campus level. Tippie leadership has earned institution-wide respect as a prominent force on campus. Your impact won’t be limited to the business school; here you have an opportunity to inform larger strategic priorities.

How you'll make a difference

Tippie is a place with infinite potential; a place where you can have an immediate impact. Our next Dean will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and be able to tell our story to the world. Candidates should have the ability to actively engage and inspire from the halls of the Pappajohn Business Buildling to the boardroom—and everywhere in between.  

Bring your innovative programming ideas—because here is where you can move them forward. At Tippie, we don’t shy away from trying something new. We pride ourselves on being industry leaders and trendsetters in educational curriculum who use evidence-based decision making to guide our outcomes. 

The landscape of higher education is evolving like never before. At this time of massive change, the Tippie College of Business is poised for greatness. Our new leader will keep our momentum going strong and form connections that build and strengthen our collegiate community.


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Search committee participants

Meet the team leading our hiring efforts and learn a little about their backgrounds.

Pappajohn Business Building

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By the numbers


Best Public Business School

U.S. News & World Report
Iowa City is ranked the #1 College Town

Best College Town


million raised in our last capital campaign

Our strategic priorities

The Tippie College of Business provides business education, research, and engagement to produce bold solutions for a changing world. We are also committed to continuing our efforts toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We will pursue our mission and vision through three broad strategic priorities. Each priority is characterized by a series of outcomes, and these outcomes are mapped to dashboard metrics.

Strategic Priority #1: Research Excellence

Growing our research reputation is a top strategic priority for Tippie. How do we measure our success? Via comparison to peer institutions in the volume and impact of faculty publications, the quality of our PhD programs, and our ability to recruit and retain top-quality faculty.

Strategic Priority #2: Educating Problem Solvers Who Can Communicate

Tippie prepares its students to thrive in a complex future faced with rapid change, high levels of ambiguity, and increased automation. We believe the ability to solve problems and communicate solutions are fundamental skills that will stand the test of time—so much so, we’re recalibrating our curriculum around this philosophy.

Strategic Priority #3: Connections

We believe in relationships over transactions. Long-term value over short-term wins. Our culture is one that champions connections, both within our community of students, faculty, and staff, and through our alumni, community, and corporate partners. We measure our success through employment outcomes, research collaborations, and participation in non-traditional educational experiences.

How to apply

Our search firm, WittKieffer, invites you to submit applications, nominations, and inquiries. Applications should include, as separate documents:

  • A letter of interest addressing the themes in the Leadership Profile
  • A CV or resume

Send your nominations, inquiries, and applications to Suzanne Teer, Ann Yates, and Greg Duyck at UIowaTippieBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com. This position will remain open until it is filled.