National Search for Dean

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for dean of the Carlson School of Management. A search committee has been named by the executive vice president and provost. The University has engaged the national search firm Korn Ferry to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates.

Position Profile

The University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for the next Dean of the Carlson School of Management to cultivate the school’s distinctiveness and deepen its value to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

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Application and Nomination Information

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Korn Ferry at


Please provide comments to inform the development of the position profile for the Carlson School of Management dean search and to support recruitment of an outstanding pool of candidates. 

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Listening Sessions 

Listening sessions were held on Zoom in May to provide opportunities to give input on the position profile and search process. The faculty and instructional staff session was on May 17; the staff session was on May 18; and the student session was on May 17.

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Position Profile

After gathering broad and insightful feedback during listening sessions, the search committee approved a position profile for the dean position that reflects the Carlson School community's input. 

Search Committee

The committee will work with the external consultants, engage in listening sessions with various constituencies, develop a position profile that reflects this broad input, and recommend a small pool of public finalists.

About the Carlson School

Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Carlson School is a leader in business education and research.

About the University of Minnesota

The flagship of the University of Minnesota System, the Twin Cities campus is Minnesota’s only land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation.

Contact Information 


For more information about the search process, please contact Laura Negrini at

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