Associate Dean, Lucas Graduate School of Business (SJSU ONLY)

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24512
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3306
Department: College of Business


Classification: Administrator - III
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

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About the Position

The Associate Dean of the Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business (LGSB) is the administrative head of the graduate, professional and executive education programs within the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business (LCoB). The LGSB Associate Dean participates in strategic planning of, and is responsible for, all domestic and international graduate and non-degree educational activities and programs of the Lucas College.

Current degree programs in the School include an MBA offered in three formats (Early career MBA state-supported program; MBA for Professionals, and MBA/MS Engineering non-state-supported programs), an MS in Accountancy (state-supported program), an MS in Taxation (non-state-supported program), and an MS in Transportation Management (non-state-supported program), three partner programs: MS Medical Product Development Management, MS Engineering Management, and MS Biotechnology. Current non-degree programs offered by the School include advanced certificates in accounting (Accounting Fundamentals and Advanced Accounting Topics), Business Analytics, Global Leadership, taxation (Advanced Taxation, High Technology Taxation, International Taxation and Tax Practice), and transportation management (High-speed Rail Management, Transportation Management, and Transportation Security Management). The Lucas Graduate School of Business is also a partner institution of the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Consortium, a partnership of ten international Business Schools delivering an annual simultaneous one-week module of education and experiential activities for professionals.

The LGSB Associate Dean provides leadership in partnership with the Dean on all matters related to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation efforts of the LCoB.

The position reports to the Dean of the Lucas College of Business. The Associate Dean is a member of the Lucas College of Business Management Team (CMT) who represents the Dean, the Lucas College, and the University as necessary on the campus and in the broader community. This is a year-round management position (Management Personnel Plan).

A potential Lucas Endowed Professorship may be tied to the position of Associate Dean, Lucas Graduate School of Business.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

-A relevant doctoral degree or appropriate terminal degree as specified by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards is required.
-Three to five years of relevant management experience in a business or academic setting.
-Candidates must be academically qualified in regard to the AACSB standard.
-Candidates must have a record of scholarly work and teaching at a graduate level sufficient to have earned the rank of tenured, full professor in an AACSB-accredited business school.

Preferred Qualifications

-Demonstrated experience working with faculty, students and staff, operating effectively in an atmosphere of open, transparent, and collegial communication and shared self-governance.
-Demonstrated experience working effectively with university, community and industry constituents, including other colleges and potential employers of college students.
-Demonstrated experience leading groups through the process of continuous improvement in designing new and/or enhancing existing programs.
-Demonstrated experience with AACSB accreditation standards for graduate programs including program planning, curriculum development, faculty qualifications, student quality, and assessment programs.
-Demonstrated experience contributing to fund-raising and resource development efforts.
-Demonstrated experience in services related to marketing, recruitment, and student enrollment.
-Demonstrated experience in identifying opportunities for program development; and planning and executing programs to pursue those opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Evidence of the ability and willingness to innovate or act entrepreneurially within academic institutions.
-Visionary skill to elicit opportunities and ideas from others and the ability to transform these into programs and products.
-Ability to lead groups through the process of continuous improvement in designing new curricula and/or enhancing existing degree programs.
-Leadership and communication skills that help others to comprehend and commit to the visions and goals of the College and the University.
-Demonstrated leadership capabilities in working with faculty, students, and staff.
-Familiarity with AACSB standards.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated cross-cultural knowledge or training.
-Familiarity with a comprehensive metropolitan university environment.
-Familiarity with a unionized employment environment (both faculty and staff).

Posting Date

March 27, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 11, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Curriculum Vita
Letter of Interest
Statement - Experience related to Preferred Qualifications

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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