Associate Dean/Business Administration - College of Business Administration

  • Central Michigan University
  • Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA
  • Mar 20, 2024
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance BUS: Management/HR/OB/Strategy BUS: Marketing Business: Other Deans & Directors

Job Description


Associate Dean/Business Administration

Position Number: S-3204
Type of Recruitment: External

Position Summary:
The Associate Dean reports to the college Dean and works with department chairpersons, program directors, and other members of the college leadership team. The Associate Dean deals directly with individual members of the college, both faculty and staff, as the occasion warrants. The Associate Dean serves as a senior officer of Central Michigan University and as the chief academic officer of the college in the absence of the Dean. The Associate Dean provides support to the Dean in areas such as (but not necessarily limited to) curriculum, budgeting, planning, program development, space allocation and remodeling; faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotion actions; faculty development; recruitment of new faculty and staff, recruitment of students; the acquisition of development monies; facilitation of research and grant writing; and supervision of college staff. The Associate Dean will be assigned leadership responsibility in some of these areas, as determined by the college Dean. The Associate Dean may be assigned other duties, reasonably related to the operation of the college, at the discretion of the college Dean.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree with academic credentials sufficient to be tenured at the level of associate or full professor in a department within the college.
Demonstrated history of high-quality teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and service.
Ability and willingness to represent the interests of the college to all constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to collaboration with members of the College and University community.
Well-developed oral and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated successful interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated history of, and commitment to, working successfully as part of a team.
Demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to shared governance.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Successful prior administrative and/or leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with budgeting, planning, and fundraising.
Knowledge of collective bargaining, particularly in higher education.
Knowledge of AACSB accreditation, including tracking of faculty qualifications, documentation, and report writing.
Understanding of and experience with mediation and conflict resolution.
Implementation and application of information technology in an academic environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Leads all college efforts, in collaboration with Faculty Personnel Services, chairs, and faculty, on reappointment, tenure, and promotion processes and actions.
Collaborates with the dean, department chairs, and other hiring managers on all faculty and staff recruiting efforts, including serving as primary liaison with Human Resources and Faculty Personnel Services.
Tracks and manages student complaints and grade grievances at the college level.
Leads efforts to update or develop college policies and practices, including department bylaw reviews, committee charges and membership, and other policies and initiatives as needed.
Serves as an approver of workflow and transactions for the college (including but not limited to course changes and cancellations, course cap adjustments, grade changes, personnel transaction forms, teaching preference forms, travel request approvals, and use of professional development funds), as directed by the dean.
Coordinates activities related to the maintenance of AACSB accreditation, including tracking of faculty qualifications, documentation, and report writing.
Works with graduate program directors, staff, and appropriate chairs to support program management, policy development and implementation, teaching effectiveness, staffing, and other relevant issues.
Advances the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Works with chairs and faculty to promote teaching excellence, scholarship, and engaged service.
Coordinates college-level review of sabbatical applications and oversees the management of sabbaticals, including approval of final sabbatical reports submitted by faculty.
Other duties as assigned, which are related to the operation of the university or college at the discretion of the college dean.

Supervision Exercised:
Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Employee Group: Senior Officer
Staff Pay Level:
Pay Range: $190,000 - $200,000
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: College of Business Administration Dean's Office
Position Status: Regular
Position End Date:
Employment Status: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00 a.m.05:00 p.m., evenings and weekends as required.
Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About the Department:

About CMU:
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards:
Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

Message to Applicants:
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Monday, January 15, 2024.

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