Program Director, Undergraduate Business Programs

Chicago, Illinois
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Professional Studies and Advancement (CPSA) at National Louis University invites applications for position of Program Director, Undergraduate Business Programs to join the College’s academic leadership team and to lead our undergraduate programs in Management (B.S.), Management Information Systems (B.S.), and Business Administration (B.A.). This position is a twelve-month full-time non-tenure track faculty position with significant administrative responsibilities, and expected faculty appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

The candidate, reporting directly to the CPSA Dean, and joining the leadership team comprised of the College’s Associate and Assistant Deans, College Faculty Chair, and Program Chairs and Directors, will be responsible for a wide range of duties that advance the University’s mission and serve its students, faculty, and other stakeholders.

We are looking for a collaborative, dedicated, hard-working, and student-centered colleague who will take responsibility for all aspects of program operations, including curriculum, faculty, and student success, as follows:

• Curriculum
o Regular updates, systematic review, and revisions of the program(s) and courses offered, with a strong experiential and professional component;
o Management of course templates for traditional, hybrid/blended, and online courses;
o Management of Program Advisory Committee (PAC) activities.

• Faculty
o Recruiting, hiring, evaluating, and developing adjunct and full-time faculty;
o Efficient scheduling of program courses and assignment of faculty to courses offered;

• Student Success
o Collaboration with colleagues in Student Advising on advising activities, including advising on academic progress and professional goals;
o Collaborating with colleagues in enrollment, outreach, career services, and institutional advancement on effective student recruitment and outreach campaigns, articulation agreements, networking events, student internships and graduate placement, etc.
o Performing outreach with community partners for curriculum development, to increase the profile of the program and to provide fieldwork and career pathways to students and graduates.
o Timely resolution of student issues and concerns, approval and processing of related student admissions and academic progress issues (such as transfer credit evaluations), and high level of student satisfaction with the program;
o Continuous improvement of student outcomes in retention, graduation, and employment rates;


Earned doctorate preferred in the discipline of Business, Management, Organizational Behavior, Accounting, Management Information Systems, or closely related field; or doctorate in a different field with a master’s degree in Business, Management, Organizational Behavior, Accounting, Management Information Systems, or closely related field.
• Candidates who hold a graduate degree in a business discipline, extensive executive-level experience, and an advanced professional certification or licensure; and candidates who are in the process of completing their doctoral degree will also be considered.
• Minimum of five years of full-time professional experience in management;
• Experience in managing academic programs;
• Record of effective teaching;
• Evidence of effective management of human and fiscal resources;
• Appropriate professional memberships;
• Professionalism in and commitment to working with diverse populations;
• Commitment to student success, student professional growth, effective professional advising, and experiential education;
• Evidence of knowledge and experience teaching online courses and using technology in teaching;
• Evidence of engagement in scholarly work, research, and service to the field preferred;
• Experience in curriculum development for different modalities of delivery (traditional, hybrid/blended, and online), management of new program roll-outs, and collaboration with other departments and programs in curriculum design strongly preferred.

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