Dean of the School of Accounting and Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation

Location
San Francisco, California
Posted
Apr 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Summary:

The position available is to serve as Dean of both the School of Accounting and Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation. The School of Accounting and Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation offer Master degrees in accounting and taxation. In addition, the School of Accounting supports the accounting concentration of the Master of Business Administration program (managed by the Ageno School of Business) as well as the accounting programs in the undergraduate business degrees.

Full Job Description:

Golden Gate University (GGU) is a 113-year-old independent, not-for-profit institution of higher learning with 70,000 alumni. GGU is divided into two functional areas: the School of Law headed by the Law Dean and the following four business schools headed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs: Undergraduate Studies, the Edward S. Ageno School of Business, the School of Accounting, and the Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation. The position available is to serve as Dean of both the School of Accounting and Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation. Teaching is online as well as in-class at campuses in San Francisco, or at one of the satellite online campuses: Seattle (Taxation only) and Los Angeles (Taxation only).

The School of Accounting and Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation offer Master degrees in accounting and taxation. In addition, the School of Accounting supports the accounting concentration of the Master of Business Administration program (managed by the Ageno School of Business) as well as the accounting programs in the undergraduate business degrees.

The average age of the two schools’ approximately 1,100 active students (800 tax and 300 accounting) is 34 years. A substantial majority of the students work full-time and attend classes on a part-time basis. Students take their classes in the evening at the downtown San Francisco campus or one of the satellite campuses, online, or a mixture of both. Approximately 100 students take classes at the Los Angeles and Seattle teaching sites. A small and select number of students complete the programs in a full-time, day-time nine-month cohort program offered at the San Francisco campus. There is a total of 10 full-time faculty members in the two schools (seven in tax; three in accounting). Most classes are taught by practitioners with strong professional experience in their subjects.

Primary accreditation is by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accreditation agency for California and Hawaii. The law school is also accredited by the American Bar Association. The university has no current intention to pursue AACSB American (Association of Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation because GGU holds an unwavering commitment to the value of practitioner adjunct faculty and the critical role they serve in their classrooms and curricula, a philosophy inconsistent with the criteria of the AACSB. Net revenues for FYE 17 were: Graduate Tax was $6.4 Million, and Graduate Accounting was $4 Million.

The ideal candidate will have substantial leadership and management experience, not necessarily in an academic environment. Experience should include a record of successful strategic, visionary, innovative, and collaborative leadership in organizational settings, commitment to collaboration with colleagues and staff, history of involvement with external constituencies, and a history of appreciation for higher education. Candidates should have a master’s degree in accounting or taxation with a CPA or other accounting credential. Academic leadership or teaching experience is desirable.

Nominations/applications should be sent electronically to [email protected]  Applicants should include a cover letter, resume and a list of references.  The position will remain open until filled.  Golden Gate University is an EEO/AA employer.

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