Associate Dean - College of Business & Public Administration

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Associate Dean - College of Business & Public Administration Posting Number 2018055EP Position Information

Classification Title Associate Dean Working Title Associate Dean - College of Business & Public Administration Classification Code 1518 RCW Exemption Criteria 16 - Principal Assistant EWU Position Number E99436 CUPA Code No Match FLSA Exempt - Administrative Bargaining Unit None % Full Time 100% Salary / Wage Range AE - ACAD Salary Information


Anticipated Start Date 9/16/2019 Term of Appointment 12 months Location Spokane Campus/Cheney Campus County Spokane Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Both Responsible HR User Lori Livingstone Responsible HR User Email address [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

The College of Business and Public Administration is currently seeking to fill an Associate Dean position on a full time (12 month) contract to perform administrative duties as well as coordinate the college’s AACSB accreditation activities, assurance of learning, and graduate programs.

The college includes business programs in traditional business disciplines (Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing) at the undergraduate level. The college also offers a Master of Professional Accounting and MBA. Please refer to our website for a full listing of degrees:

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university with enrollment of over 12,000 students and campuses in Cheney and Spokane, Washington. The college is located on Eastern’s Riverpoint Campus in Spokane, and maintains an administrative presence at the main EWU campus in Cheney, a residential suburb 17 miles outside of Spokane. The business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Spokane is home to three universities and to health related, medical and other selective programs from the two state doctoral universities. Spokane offers a high quality network of public and private K-12 schools, an extensive community college system, and two major healthcare/hospital systems. Living costs are below the national average and Washington State does not levy an income tax. Spokane is located on a desert high plateau and enjoys over 220 days of sunshine per year, with average summer time temperatures in the upper 70’s and 80’s, fewer than 4 feet of snow per year and low humidity. It is the gateway to the Inland Northwest, an hour drive from Lake Coeur d’Alene and a day drive from Glacier Park. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities are available year round: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and more. The area offers a wholesome life-style for young families as well as for energetic empty nesters.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Management or related disciplines. They must be able to demonstrate 1) strong leadership as well as interpersonal and communication skills; 2) an excellent background in Assurance of Learning; 3) have experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity; 4) an understanding of and experience in distance learning.

The Associate Dean’s efforts will be devoted to overseeing the assessment planning and implementation required for AACSB accreditation; monitoring faculty publishing efforts; monitoring currency and accuracy of information entered into the college database; extracting needed reports; working with faculty to continuously adapt the undergraduate and graduate curricula for relevancy and response to constituents needs; and representing the college in university wide committees and events on an as-needed basis.

EWU is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The associate dean position is a 100% Exempt position to begin September 16, 2019.

The candidate hired for this position is expected to hold a completed doctoral degree in Management or related disciplines; a publication record and experience in academics commensurate to the rank of associate professor with tenure, maintaining a publication rate of three refereed publications in the most current five-year period. As a result of meeting these essential qualifications, the candidate hired for this Associate Dean position will have retreat rights to a tenured faculty position in the appropriate academic discipline.

Physical Demands

Optional: To obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands associated with this position, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 or via email to: [email protected]

Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Management or related disciplines.
  • Publication record and experience in academics commensurate to the rank of associate professor with tenure, maintaining a publication rate of three refereed publications in the most current five-year period
  • Experience with each of the following: academic leadership, assessment and specialized professional accreditation
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to quality teaching, research and service
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
    • Strong leadership as well as interpersonal and communication skills;
    • An excellent background in Assurance of Learning;
    • An understanding of and experience in distance learning

Additionally, all employees are expected to demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity which includes universal access.

Preferred Qualifications Other Skills and Abilities Work Schedule Type Work Schedule

Typically Mon-Fri, with evenings/weekends to be expected for special events, community outreach, and a variety of other activities expected for a senior leadership position.

Posting Date 10/17/2018 Open Until Further Notice No Closing Date Screening to Begin mid-November Special Instructions to Applicants

Consider printing a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application materials through our online applicant portal located at If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resource Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin in mid November 2018. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
1.Cover letter: please describe how your background matches each of the qualifications and the key position responsibilities.
2.Curriculum Vitae
3.List of references: provide a list of at least three professional references including their name, title, organization, telephone, email, and their connection to you.
4.Statement of administrative philosophy – attach to the link labeled Other Document #1
5.Evidence of effective leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills – attach to the link labeled Other Document #2 (your evidence could include a wide variety of documents and information – whatever you feel will demonstrate your leadership, communication and interpersonal skills)

Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters of reference at a future date, such as once we have identified interview candidates.

Application Types Accepted Profile Job Duties

% of Time 100 Responsibility / Duty

Responsibilities of CBPA Associate Dean
This is a full-time position with a 12 month assignment.

Coordinate the AACSB continuous improvement accreditation activities:
•Design and implement the college’s Assurance of Learning (AoL) program in cooperation with faculty, staff and students;
•Coordinate CBPA’s component of maintenance of NWCCU accreditation by ensuring that the CBPA provides all needed documentation to the EWU administrator supervising that process;
•Monitor timely compliance with all AACSB standards.
•Ensure the currency and the accuracy of faculty activity reporting into database system (currently Sedona);
•Extract the appropriate data to produce the requisite AACSB reports in the AACSB mandated templates;
•Perform institutional research and analysis via the Jasper system or its replacement;
•Monitor the timely collection of information such as:
oSurveys administered via Qualtrics or its replacement;
oExternal data such as MFT reporting;
•Produce summary reports as needed;
•Work with the department chairs, and advisors to facilitate course development and offerings via scheduling, university approvals, enrollment management and catalog review to meet student needs within the parameters set by resources availability, accreditation standards, and university policies.
•Serve as coordinator of CBPA Graduate Programs and supervise the work of the Graduate Program Specialist to ensure appropriate and timely advising, and course offerings, as well as curriculum and policy changes in collaboration with CBPA Graduate Policy and Curriculum Committee and faculty.
•Represent the CBPA at various meetings and events as requested by the dean;
•Ensure that CBPA faculty receive notification within a reasonable time regarding their contract renewal, as well as application for tenure and promotion;
•Ensure that all documents related to faculty contract renewal, tenure and promotion are uploaded to the CBPA shared drive for dean’s review and recommendation;
•Ensure CBPA’s compliance with policies and procedures as specified in the college’s Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) and EWU Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
•Perform any facet of CBPA operations as requested by the dean.

Essential Function Indicator Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Other Document #1
  5. Other Document #2
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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