Emory & Henry College Emory, Virginia, USA
Mar 13, 2020Full time
Emory & Henry College ( EHC.edu ) is accepting applications for the position of Founding Dean of the School of Business. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will be responsible for all functions and matters relating to the new School of Business. As a valuable member of the Provost's leadership team, the Dean will hold faculty rank and may be tenured in accordance with the College's current academic policies. Founded in 1836 as Southwest Virginia's first institution of higher learning, Emory & Henry has been educating students for more than 180 years. Emory & Henry is acting strategically and proactively to remain a leader in higher education. A new strategic plan was developed in 2019 to support the four strategic priorities, and as a result, three pillars now form the foundation upon which the new Strategic Plan is built: Connections, Access and Place. This new strategic plan calls for a new initiative - a School of Business. The reinvigorated business program will emphasize an entrepreneurial spirit to help grow local startup businesses and provide strong support for established businesses in our region. The new Business School promises to be an affordable opportunity for business students to gain a valuable business education with a solid foundation for future endeavors and strong connections to our region and beyond. The Business School will provide an active learning environment through internships, externships and shadowing experiences, project-driven classes, and pathways to employment opportunities. (visit www.Hyatt-Fennell.com for a detailed description) The new Dean of the School of Business will: Ensure the alignment of the Business School with the strategic goals of the College. Represent, advocate for, and mediate for the Business School's faculty, students, and programs. Lead the development of new academic programs and revision of existing academic programs in business. Supervise the curricula, courses, and methods of instruction, and work with faculty to improve them. Teach in the School of Business. Recruit and retain faculty and students who will position the Business School for success. Seek to obtain Business School accreditation. Oversee the budget for the Business School. Oversee the Director of the Center for Work and Career, focusing on professional development opportunities.