Associate Dean - Brennan School of Business

  • Dominican University
  • River Forest, IL, USA
  • Feb 03, 2024
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance BUS: Management/HR/OB/Strategy BUS: Marketing Business: Other Deans & Directors

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Associate Dean     
DEPARTMENT: Brennan School of Business
REPORTS TO: Dean and Vice Provost
JOB STATUS: Exempt (Salary), Full-time
Collaborate with the Dean, faculty, staff and students to advance the school's mission and strategic goals. Along with the Dean, manage the School's daily operations internally, across the university campus, and externally. 
This is administrative faculty position; pending qualifications, the successful candidate may be eligible for tenure upon appointment.
To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.
  1. Work with the Dean to advance and monitor strategic initiatives as outlined in Brennan's strategic plan.
  1. Work with direct reports (Director of Undergraduate Programs, Director of Graduate Programs) to oversee the academic programs of the Brennan School.
  1. Monitor relevant data including enrollments, admission pipelines, course capacities, and anticipated curricular offerings; communicate this information regularly with stakeholders including the Dean, department chairs, faculty, advisory council, and other university colleagues.
  1. Chair the Brennan Program Development Committee.
    1. Oversee long-term curriculum design and planning processes.
    2. Coordinate the Brennan assurance of learning and assessment program.
  1. Assist the Dean in all aspects of accreditation maintenance.
    1. Manage faculty classification based on the Brennan Faculty Qualification and Classification Standards, and ensure compliance with expectations of AACSB for faculty deployment.
    2. Assist with preparation of surveys, reports and documentation as needed for accreditors.
    3. Assist with accreditation site visits.
  1. Coordinate with Department Chairs on budget, academic programs, and staffing
    1. In partnership with Chairs, mentor tenure-track faculty.
    2. Oversee the annual course scheduling process.
    3. Work with chairs on budgets and faculty development.
    4. Work with chairs on interviewing and hiring adjunct faculty.
    5. Coordinate with human resources regarding payments for adjunct and clinical faculty.
  1. Monitor ongoing compliance with academic policies and procedures.
  1. Assist the Dean with activities involving the Brennan Advisory Council.
  1. Assist faculty with student and class related issues including academic integrity violations, grade appeals, etc. 
  1. Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned by the Brennan School of Business Dean.
In addition to the above administrative responsibilities, the Associate Dean will maintain a teaching load of three credit-hours (normally one course) per semester, and is expected to have an active research pipeline with sufficient publications to maintain “scholarly academic” status as outlined in the Brennan School's Roles & Responsibilities document. 
All qualifications are required unless otherwise indicated.
  • PhD in a business-related discipline
  • Minimum six years of experience in a full-time faculty role with expectations for teaching, research, and service
  • Excellent teaching skills and a demonstrated commitment to student success
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; team-building and cross-cultural interpersonal skills
  • Must be committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Previous administrative experience as a department chair, program director, or similar position is strongly preferred
  • Experience as a faculty member or administrator within an AACSB-accredited business school is strongly preferred
  • Experience with AACSB accreditation standards and processes
  • Previous experience with HSIs or minority serving institutions
  • Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience with the implementation and management of assessment and assurance of learning processes
  • High level of proficiency with data analysis, presentation, and communication
  • Familiarity with academic management including course scheduling, academic policy implementation, and admissions processes
  • Familiarity with norms and expectations for academic scholarship and publication processes within business disciplines
  • Deep commitment to support and advocate for faculty colleagues
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a complex organizational environment
A background screening is required.
EEO Statement
Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
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