Dean, Zeigler College of Business

Feb 08, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Zeigler College of Business

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a comprehensive, high-achieving, and nationally recognized university, currently delivers a personal and challenging academic experience to nearly 9,000 students in 57 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs, including doctorates in audiology and nursing practice. The University seeks a new Dean of the Zeigler College of Business (ZCOB) to further Bloomsburg University's mission ofpreparing students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment. Ranked among the top universities in the northeast, the University has a rich history of academic excellence and an outstanding reputation for its commitment to serving students in a supportive environment that promotes learning and discovery.

The new Dean will provide leadership for faculty and staff as they enhance and deliver academic programs and will inspire collaboration both within and outside the College. Accredited by AACSB, the College serves approximately 1650 students in Accounting, Business Education, Finance, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management, Professional Sales and Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Master's degrees are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, and Information Technology. The College is housed in Sutliff Hall, a newly renovated, state-of-the art facility on the main academic quad of the University that houses high-tech classrooms, the Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis, the Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management, and the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development.

Under the leadership of a soon-to-be-appointed Provost, the Dean will serve on the Provost's Academic Affairs Leadership Council and the President's Leadership Council and will participate in the University's strategic planning process. Working with faculty in a shared governance and collective bargaining environment, the Dean will be responsible for enhancing existing programs, supporting student success, leading accreditation efforts, and working to identify emerging areas of growth. Additionally, the Dean will endeavor to develop a shared vision of the College's future to include student academic excellence and achievement, faculty development, enrollment and retention growth, building donor relationships, curation of internal/external resources and partnerships, and other areas as aligned with the needs of the college and broader university. The new Dean will work with the faculty and staff to realize the mission of public education in service to students and the region. The Dean will be expected to expand resources for the College and University and strengthen regional, national, and global partnerships.

Required qualifications for the successful candidate include an earned terminal degree in a business-related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will have experience in positions of increasing leadership responsibility in a business program, such as chair or dean. The individual will demonstrate leadership excellence in personnel, budget, and academic program management as well as new program creation. The Dean will hold a strong commitment to diversity of all kinds and to student success. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of AACSB accreditation standards, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, business experience, commitment to shared governance and experience working in a collective bargaining environment. Finalists for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

A complete profile providing a full description of this opportunity, including the leadership agenda and preferred qualifications will be coming soon to the Academic Search website at If you are interested in the position we ask that you submit a complete application that includes a letter of application, CV, and contact information for five professional references to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by March 7, 2019 can be assured full consideration.

This search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Kate Nolde at [email protected]. Applications can be sent and arrangements for a confidential discussion can be made at [email protected].

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: (570) 389-4529; Email: [email protected]. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020. The University encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EOE employer. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

Job # D230A-18-293

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