Dean of the School of Business

  • Heidelberg University
  • Tiffin, OH 44883, USA
  • Feb 26, 2024
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance BUS: Management/HR/OB/Strategy BUS: Marketing Business: Other Deans & Directors

Job Description



Heidelberg University
Dean of the School of Business

Founded in 1850, Heidelberg University was started by members of the German Reformed Church to serve German immigrants in the region. The campus is as unique and honored as its nationally recognized academic programs. The collage of historic and contemporary architectural styles on the tree-lined campus reflects the diversity of students, faculty, and staff who value a strong liberal arts education coupled with unique professional development opportunities. This private university located in Tiffin, Ohio, is 55 miles southeast of Toledo and within two hours driving time of Cleveland and Columbus.

The Position

Reporting to the vice president of academic affairs & provost, the dean of the school of business provides leadership and direction for all aspects of the school's academic programs, financial affairs, and human resources through administration and external outreach with additional responsibilities focused on teaching and scholarship. The dean of the school of business leads the faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment in accordance with the mission of the institution. The dean serves as the chief academic officer of the school of business and is responsible for both its long-term strategic goals and all day-to-day activities. The dean works collaboratively with the administration and faculty to further the mission of the school of business. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2024.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess a doctorate or terminal degree in a related academic area, current rank at associate or full professor in an academic discipline represented by the School, and two or more years of experience in a leadership position within an academic department. Preferred qualifications include experience with assessment and knowledge of ACBSP accreditation requirements and procedures, and a distinguished record of achievement as a faculty member in research, training, and service.

Strong candidates for the position will possess: the ability to set and advocate sound, strategic academic priorities that support student success for leading to a life of purpose with distinction; demonstrate excellent, relevant, interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills; an established management style that builds confidence, promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, and builds consensus; ability to demonstrate respect for others while building trust and rapport across departments; strong budget and management skills; and the ability to form relationships with internal and external partners to advance the mission and vision of the University.

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Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin March 18, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The compensation for this position will be competitive, along with relocation assistance and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, and more.

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Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Preferred candidates value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg's vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty and staff members who are interested in positively contributing to vital University initiatives in student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation, and placement.

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