Dean, College of Business

Job no: 494560
Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Dean, College of Business  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

College of Business

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Plan, supervise, and coordinate all activity within the college. Oversee the preparation, implementation, and maintenance of grants, supervise personnel, develop and encourage academic policy and programs for the college. Direct and assist in the planning of curriculum and academic programs. Review and approve the college budget. Serve on the Deans Council and other committees as needed and/or assigned.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Ph.D., J.D., or terminal degree, preferably in one of the disciplines within the College of Business.
Academic credentials and business/industry experience sufficient to qualify for tenure status in
one of the departments/schools within the college.
Required Work Experience: At least three years of demonstrated success in academic administration, including evidence of
ability to lead, serve, and develop a large and diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to the student-centered approaches to teaching and experiential learning emphasized in ACBSP accreditation.
Demonstrated fiscal acumen in managing budgets, determining priorities, and advocating for resources within and beyond the university.
Evidence of a strong commitment to shared governance, based on respect for faculty and
staff and understanding of collective bargaining agreements.
Ability to communicate effectively, with a commitment to transparency and genuine listening.
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: College/university teaching experience, ideally in
both face-to-face and virtual classrooms.
Knowledge of public, regional universities and their roles in the regions they serve.
Leadership experience in a unionized academic organization.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Ensure a high level of service to students.
Direct and coordinate the activity of department leadership within the college.
Work collaboratively within the college and across the university to implement and support programs and services that enhance the university’s mission and goals.
Pursuant to policies and regulations, review and approve specific college budgets.
In collaboration with the University’s Strategic Plan develop and manage College Strategic Plan.
In collaboration with other departments and divisions develop and manage College Enrollment and Retention Plans.
In collaboration with the Provost Office and the Diversity and Inclusion Office develop and manage College Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
Advise the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on academic matters, such as accreditation needs, development and assessment of academic programs, budget and personnel matters.
Provide leadership for college fundraising efforts, including grant writing and advancement.
Promote and support program advisory boards and alumni relations.
Ensure that university and academic policies and procedures are followed.
Work with accreditation agencies to achieve and maintain compliance and standards.
Establish necessary communications and coordination with college personnel on all matters within their assigned responsibilities, through written and oral communications.
Advocate College priorities to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Analyze challenges within the college and recommend solutions.
Work effectively with faculty and staff in program planning, assessment, and curriculum development.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
Develop and implement academic policy for the College.
Pursuant to policies, procedures and regulations and in collaboration with Human Resources, prepare and manage the College’s hiring process to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Provide leadership and vision for instructional activity within the College.
Serve on Deans Council and other committees/councils as assigned.
Report directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Maintain the confidentiality of designated information.
Manage and supervise assigned staff.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Attend workshops, seminars and conferences related to areas of responsibilities.
Serve and/or chair various University and community committees.
Skills and Abilities:    
Required Documents:    
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Academic Search, Inc. is assisting Ferris State University in the search. Expressions of interest, requests for confidential discussions, nominations, and applications for this opportunity are invited. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, November 17, 2021. All submissions will be treated in confidence and must be sent electronically to Ferris Business Dean . The University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc.  Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting senior consultants Ms. Kate Noble and Dr. Ginny Horvath .  
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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