Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs
Stetson University - Tampa, FL

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and Associate or Full Professor of Business Administration
FULL-TIME: 12 month position with benefits
BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION: Stetson University invites applicants and nominations for a full-time, 12-month faculty position that will include an appointment as the associate dean of Graduate Business Programs for the School of Business Administration, Tampa Law Center campus. Reporting to the dean of the School of Business Administration, the successful candidate will play a key role in the graduate level academic mission of the school. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and relevant administrative experience.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in business-related discipline, expertise in entrepreneurship preferred; a teaching and publication record that supports appointment as an associate or full professor; and three years of relevant administrative experience as a department chair, associate dean, MBA program director or equivalent. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills; ability to create and manage corporate and university partnerships; strong written and verbal communication skills; professional staff supervision experience; budget management experience; strong customer service orientation; ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. It will be particularly important for the associate dean to foster strong partnerships with the business community and to provide outstanding leadership for Graduate Business Programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The associate dean provides strong leadership for existing and new business degree programs and is deeply involved in building a climate of excellence in the college.
Specific responsibilities will be managing all graduate business programs including the Professional MBA on the DeLand and Celebration campuses, Executive MBA at the Celebration campus, JD/MBA at Stetson’s Gulfport campus, Master of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy Online, Pharma/MBA joint degree program with the University of Florida online, and any new graduate business programs as they are added.
Contribute to the continuing success of the school by keeping graduate programs well positioned as a part of the overall school portfolio. This includes developing and maintaining a distinct brand for the programs, and working with University Marketing on appropriate audiences.
To assist in designing global initiatives and partnerships ensuring a high quality of education for the Stetson graduate business students and enhance the Stetson name abroad.
Coordinate the development of new programs and the modification of existing programs, in conjunction with the Graduate Curriculum Committee, participate in curriculum development efforts when programs are being evaluated and reformed.
Work with University Enrollment Management to ensure a robust recruitment campaign.
Develop partnerships with corporations both academically and strategically.
Evaluate proposals for domestic and foreign cooperative programs, finalize acceptable programs, obtain required approval and oversee implementation.
Teach two courses per year.
Maintain a schedule of classes for each graduate program, offering a balance of required and elective courses and coordinate with department chairs (and consult with faculty) on the staffing of specific courses, at least two terms in advance.
Oversee all functions, services, and information systems related to admitting, matriculating, advising, scheduling, retaining and graduating students in all graduate programs.
Implement programs and directives benefiting graduate students and their faculty including overseeing the writing of accreditation reports.
Maintain budget responsibility, ensuring the economic viability of programs (especially international programs).
Maintain AACSB accreditation standards for graduate programs, including program planning, curriculum development, faculty qualifications, student quality and assessment programs.
THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( ) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s teacher-scholar faculty works with 3,800 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,500 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading, Education, Counseling, and English. Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning. Working closely with faculty, staff, and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Stetson’s academic program prepares and inspires students to dare to be significant, realizing 21st century learning goals that will foster their ability and commitment to make a difference in the world. We seek faculty who themselves dare to be significant ; think across disciplinary, methodological, and social boundaries; exercise pedagogical creativity and adaptability (including the use of technology to enrich and extend learning); and are passionate lifelong learners.
Stetson values the development of the whole person committed to engaging and building lifelong connections with the larger world through Personal Growth, Intellectual Development, and Global Citizenship. To that end, the University fosters policies, practices, and modes of inquiry to support and explore these values areas, integrated in a University-wide commitment to personal and social responsibility. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.
INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE: Stetson University is a welcoming community that (pro)actively and intentionally engages inclusive excellence both as a core value of our community and intellectual/creative life and as a means to effect institutional transformation at all levels of the university. We believe that individual and cultural differences enhance all aspects of our educational mission, but we also aspire to foster critical understanding of the interpersonal and institutional dimensions of these differences. We strive to be a community that at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels
welcomes, respects and bridges differences
recognizes the value of diversity in advancing the University and local and global societies
creates inclusive learning environments, including a diverse curriculum predicated on ideas of inclusivity, community engagement, and social justice
aims to build a more socially heterogeneous bodies of students, faculty and students
Stetson’s commitment to inclusive excellence extends throughout the University and to each of our core values: global citizenship, intellectual development, and personal growth. We strongly encourage members of under-represented groups and women to apply for employment. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Please submit a letter of application, which address the qualifications, a resume, and/or application, with names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Stetson University, Inc.; Office of Human Resources; 421 N Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8327, DeLand, FL 32723. FAX: (386) 822-7562 E-MAIL: . Internal applicants encouraged to apply.
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Candidates are encouraged to highlight their research or teaching activities that demonstrate a commitment to the needs of marginalized populations. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.