The St. John Fisher College invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean of the School of Business. The Associate Dean reports directly to the School Dean. The Associate Dean will collaborate with the Dean and with the faculty and staff to promote a robust and engaging undergraduate and graduate business curriculum to ensure the quality and rigor needed to maintain the School's AACSB International accreditation.
Overseeing and directing all graduate programs in the School of Business including but not limited to, curriculum development, assessment, new program development, staffing, advising and scheduling.
Providing strategic and managerial oversight and short-term and long-term growth of graduate programs within the School of Business. Managing and supervising the launch of new graduate school programs (e.g. MBA degrees with concentration in specific disciplines such as Finance or Data Analytics, new Master's Degree programs in areas such as Sales and Marketing), and enhancing existing programs.
Working with the Provost, Dean and academic department chairs to facilitate the development of appropriate curricula for graduate programs.
Working closely with the Assistant Dean on appropriate staffing of graduate courses and by contributing to the assurance of learning and assessment activities for graduate programs as required by AACSB – International.
Working with key internal constituencies such as the Enrollment Management Division, the Institutional Advancement Division, and the Academic Affairs Division to facilitate the communication of academic quality indicators to external constituencies, particularly and specifically for graduate programs.
Serving in a leadership role on School-wide committees including curriculum, assurance of learning and the research and publications committees.
Supporting and enhancing the School of Business faculty research and scholarship activities including overseeing faculty research, scholarship and qualifications, and working with department chairs to maintain faculty qualifications as specified by AACSB standards and facilitating the development and retention of appropriately-qualified faculty.
Collaborating with the Dean and Assistant Dean in preparing for AACSB International's continuous improvement review process and periodic review of business programs.
Coordinating with the department chairs in the preparation of the School's course schedules.
Representing the School on the College's Academic Integrity committee and serving as the point of contact for student related issues.
Fostering collegiality and collaboration within and between units, programs and departments within the School, and among Schools at Fisher.
Establishing a positive, supportive, and productive environment for faculty, staff, and students.
Teaching opportunities in area of expertise and interest may be available.
Education / Experience:
Qualified applicants will hold a doctoral degree in any business or related discipline and have experience in higher education in assessment or administration. Qualifications should be commensurate to be appointed at a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the School of Business and strong record of scholarship. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a 12-month position. Earned tenure and promotion to a higher rank at an AACSB-accredited School/College of Business is a plus.
Competencies / Skills:
Successful candidates will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong commitment to collegiality and consensus building across organizational, disciplinary, and program boundaries, a collaborative working philosophy, a commitment to community engagement and a strong desire to develop and maximize faculty members’ capabilities in their pursuit of teaching and scholarship excellence.
The desired start date for the position is September 1, 2019.
Supervision of Employees:
Faculty and Support Staff as needed
35 hours per week 12 months per year
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 1418
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.