Dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics
The St. Norbert College Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics (SSBE) seeks candidates with a record of distinguished academic and administrative accomplishment to serve as the next dean of this young school and to guide the next phase of its growth and development.
About St. Norbert: St. Norbert College is a liberal arts institution rooted in the Norbertine practices of communio and localitas and welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The college has seen remarkable recent development with robust entering student classes, $150 million of construction and renovation expenditures in the last decade, and a major increase in the endowment in the last 30 years. The college’s mission includes providing an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual, and personal development for its 2,200 students. The college seeks those who will contribute to its mission and support its commitment to building a vibrant, diverse, and spiritually engaged community. The mission statement is available at www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html.
The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing communities with modern and historical housing options, top-tier schools, and world-class health care. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. For additional information, visit www.thenewnorth.com/life-in-the-new-north.
About the Schneider School of Business & Economics: The Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics (www.snc.edu/schneiderschool) houses the college’s undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, International Business & Language Area Studies, and Leadership Studies, as well as its MBA program. The school also contains two centers – the Center for Business & Economic Analysis and the Center for Exceptional Leadership – and works closely with a third center at St. Norbert – the Strategic Research Institute. The school is a member of AACSB International (www.aacsb.edu/about).
The late Donald J. Schneider, president, CEO, and chairman of Schneider National, graduated from St. Norbert with a degree in business. Under his leadership, the company grew into a trucking and logistics giant, in large part due to Don’s commitment to the company’s core values, an unwavering belief that a person’s job delivered personal fulfillment and self-worth, and the early adoption of innovations that would later become industry standards. In 2014, Pat Schneider, Don’s wife, made a gift of unprecedented generosity to establish the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics, and to found its Master of Business Administration program.
The Position of Dean of the Schneider School: The Dean serves as the academic and administrative leader of the SSBE and advocates for the mission, purpose, and support of the SSBE’s programs. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean exercises responsibility over all internal and external activities impacting the school, implementation of its strategic plan, and its financial management. The Dean will also work with the Vice President of College Advancement to identify priorities for philanthropic support and secure such support for teaching, research, program development, professional development, facilities, scholarships, and other needs, while providing leadership and support for the value of a liberal-arts-based education for business and economics majors. The Dean develops and maintains partnerships with external business and community partners that further the strategic directions of the SSBE, as well as promotes activities that serve the needs of the business community in northeast Wisconsin.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate or terminal degree in a business or business-related discipline. Record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research that warrants appointment as a tenured full professor. Demonstrated successful administrative leadership, including management of budgets, personnel, and curriculum. Experience with the evaluation and development of faculty and staff. Record of successful collaboration within the business community as well as experience in resource development. Commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and shared governance. Experience with AACSB accreditation processes is preferred.
Additional information on the institution and position can be found in the position profile at https://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/StNorbertDOBProfile.pdf.
How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by March 4, 2019. Application materials (to include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to:
Assisting St. Norbert College in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo ([email protected]) and Chris Butler ([email protected]), consultants with Academic Search, Inc., of Washington, D.C. Further information about St. Norbert College is available at www.snc.edu.
St. Norbert College is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas, and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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