Dean, School of Business

Edwardsville, Illinois
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, experience and responsibilities.
Feb 19, 2018
Mar 21, 2018
Contract Type

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Business. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School and reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in one of the fields of study offered by the School or in a closely related field with sufficient accomplishments for appointment as a tenured faculty member in a department of the School.  Evidence demonstrating strength in leadership and administration, scholarship, teaching excellence, service, corporate engagement, and fundraising ability are expected.  Significant administrative experience at an AACSB accredited institution and with the accreditation process are required.  Successful candidates will have the capacity to foster relationships with alumni, community and industry partners, and other stakeholders.   

In fall 2017, the School had 50 full-time faculty, and approximately 1300 undergraduates and 175 graduate students. The School offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration, Accountancy, Computer Management and Information Systems, and Economics and Finance. Graduate degrees include: Master of Business Administration, Master of Marketing Research, and Master of Science degrees in Accountancy, and Computer Management and Information Systems. The School and the Accounting program are separately accredited by the AACSB International.

The University’s mission and vision convey a strong commitment to student-centered education and growing innovative, interdisciplinary programming. Therefore, candidates should exhibit knowledge of best practices in promoting student learning and encourage innovation in teaching and academic programming. Strategically, the University is increasingly focused on developing online programming, graduate and community engagement programs and enhancing internationalization to which the Dean is expected to contribute. Equally important is the School’s commitment to excellence in scholarship. With an active commitment to research, the faculty regularly publish in leading peer- reviewed journals. The successful candidate is expected to foster excellence in research and external funding. The Dean will have the opportunity to build on the strengths of the School to achieve higher levels of academic distinction and national recognition.

The School is dedicated to serving the community. It engages active advisory boards, and its outreach activities include Executive Education Programs and programs dedicated to International Trade and Small Business Development. The Dean will actively collaborate with professional organizations in the region and cultivate relationships with alumni, donors, and community partners.

Other responsibilities include developing, implementing and monitoring the teaching and service missions of the School. These activities include overseeing faculty and staff development within the unit; fostering relationships with student organizations; administering the policies established by the University and School; providing leadership and promoting innovation; maintaining accreditation in existing programs; and facilitating communication within the School and the University as well as with the public. The dean will also contribute towards enhancing University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public, comprehensive, regional university with an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students. The University offers 110 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in the Schools of Business, Education, Health, and Human Behavior (SEHHB), Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Situated on 2,660 beautiful woodland acres, the campus is within the St. Louis metropolitan area, 25 minutes northeast from the cultural and business centers of St. Louis, Missouri.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, current vita, a scholarly manuscript, evidence of teaching excellence, and names/addresses of three references via email to:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, experience and responsibilities.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.

SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans will not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.