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The Position

The University of South Carolina (UofSC) is seeking an innovative and accomplished leader to serve as its next Dean, University of South Carolina (UofSC) College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

The University of South Carolina (UofSC) welcomes applications from experienced academics or outstanding practitioners with demonstrated excellence in academic pursuits for the position of Dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (Dean). UofSC is searching for a leader who, through example, will epitomize the best of the service-industry culture of collaboration, inclusion, mentorship, and an outward facing nature that will attract the support of industry leaders, alumni, and other campus leaders. The new Dean will report to the Provost, and, in the role of a dean of a dynamic college, will be a key leader at the University.

The University of South Carolina is a national leader in students’ first-year experience, diversity, leadership, and value. As a comprehensive public flagship university, UofSC offers a wide range of academic programs, athletics, co-curricular activities, research, and engagement. The University was founded in 1801 and is located in Columbia, South Carolina, a charming city that captures the wonders of nature, history, and fine dining.

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) provides a powerful learning arena where passionate students, inspiring teachers, and industry leaders come together to advance the world’s customer experience industries. Industry expertise, experiential learning, and career development are hallmarks of UofSC’s education programs. The College 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. 

The next Dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management should be a person with a proven track record of exemplifying to all constituents that the customer-focused service professions that HRSM prepares students for require teamwork and innovation in practice, not just theory. Building a cohesive college that educates its students from around the world in the most cutting-edge practices and philosophies of these dynamic industries will be a top priority of the new Dean.

Academic Search is partnering with UofSC in this search. To schedule a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Mr. Bill Howard, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at Bill.Howard@academicsearch.org or Ms. Deborah Singer Howard, Of Counsel, at Deborah.Howard@academicsearch.org. For more information about the position, qualifications, leadership agenda, institution, as well as application and nomination procedures, please review the position profile [pdf]. For full consideration, please submit materials by Monday, March 8, 2021. For more information about UofSC, please visit https://sc.edu.


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