Dean of Coles College of Business

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Academic Home Department:TBDPosting Job Title:Dean of Coles College of BusinessRecruitment Type:Administrative Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank:ProfessorArea of Specialty-Discipline:TBDAdministrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:Position Status:Regular FacultyTenure Track Status:Tenure TrackTerms of Employment:12-MonthContract Type:Full-timeDate Position Available:07/01/2020 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

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The dean reports directly to the provost and is the chief academic and administrative officer for the Coles College of Business. The dean represents Coles to the broader Kennesaw State community and to the outside world, including alumni, donors, and other external stakeholders. The dean takes the lead in strategic planning and in solidifying and implementing the vision, mission, and goals for the college.

The dean will oversee an extensive leadership team of over 16 individuals, including programmatic and operational deans and directors, as well as the academic department chairs and directors. The dean also collaborates with an advisory board which provides the Coles College administration with support and advice on policies, programs, and overall direction of the college.

Responsibilities of the next dean include:
•Developing and articulating a compelling vision for the College consistent with the university’s mission and vision;
•Advocating for and supporting the faculty, staff, and students in the Coles College of Business;
•Guiding and coordinating the College’s instruction, research, service, and development activities;
•Preparing and managing the College budget and strategically allocating resources among departments, programs, and initiatives;
•Collaborating with unit leaders and faculty to guide the hiring, development, evaluation, and retention of high quality full- and part-time faculty within the college;
•Facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration within the college and with other colleges and units of Kennesaw State;
•Supporting and advancing scholarship, research and/or creative activity, and the pursuit of grants and other research funding sources;
•Understanding of the AACSB accreditation requirements and process and the ability to lead the College through reaccreditation at a high level;
•Working with faculty and administrative leaders to identify and obtain revenue sources to support existing and new activities within Coles;
•Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with external partners and constituencies; and
•Serving as a member of a team of deans and other administrative leaders who report directly to the provost.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The successful candidate should possess an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in a discipline relevant to the College as well as academic qualifications appropriate for appointment at the rank of professor in one of the academic departments of the College. The next dean should also demonstrate a record of effective managerial leadership skills, clear communication, and a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, shared governance and community engagement.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of leadership through rapid growth and expansion, an ability to enhance an institution’s reputation and philanthropic success in the business and broader communities, and a commitment to a collaborative, collegial, flexible, and transparent leadership style. In addition to these qualities, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

•A proven academic leader who will provide vision and inspire and motivate others;
•A committed teacher-scholar with a deep understanding of and respect for the College’s commitment to shared governance;
•A servant leader with integrity who values the collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit of Coles;
•A diplomatic and approachable team leader with experience in interdisciplinary work;
•A superb listener and transparent communicator who is at ease in a multitude of settings with multiple constituencies;
•A mentor with experience supporting research and scholarly productivity among faculty;
•An inclusive leader committed to promoting diversity in all of its forms;
•A partnership builder who is experienced in working with external stakeholders, which will include alumni, donors, and leaders within the business industry;
•An entrepreneur whose approach to allocating the college’s resources will have positive effects for Coles well beyond the current period of robust growth;
•Experience with creating new and “niche” initiatives to respond to market needs and to enable a college to stand out in a crowded marketplace; and
•A willing and proven fundraiser with a knowledge base and personal commitment to be appropriately engaged in creating a positive culture of philanthropy for the College.

The dean will bring to the role a record of teaching and scholarly achievement reflective of Kennesaw State’s own standards of excellence and coupled with integrity and vision.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date:11/13/2019Questions About Position Opening:

Mr. Tom Fitch, Partner
Ms. Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates LP
Email: [email protected]

Additional Information for ApplicantsApplication Instructions

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential until finalists are identified for campus interviews. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission.

For best consideration please submit materials by November 13, 2019, but applications will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.

Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:
Mr. Tom Fitch, Partner
Ms. Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates LP
Email: [email protected]

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number:000827USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID:44465Departmental/College Overview:

The Coles College of Business (Coles) is the third-largest business school in Georgia, with more than 6,800 students and 160 faculty members. The College offers bachelor’s degrees in 10 majors and 13 minors, 7 graduate degree programs, dual-degree options, and executive education programs. Coles is an AACSB accredited college which has a tremendous impact on the larger Atlanta metro area.

The mission of the Coles College of Business is to be the highest-value provider of business programs and talent in its markets. Coles will achieve its mission by continuing its responsive offerings of affordable, quality business degrees, and customized executive education. Coles has a dedicated and passionate faculty whose committed focus on teaching paired with an integrated career preparation results in graduates who continue to support and sustain the regional economic growth.

Coles believes in a 360 education preparing students to become resourceful problem solvers ready to contribute. Teamwork and leadership are developed as core values and connect the classroom to the real world through student organizations, national competitions, a variety of interactive events, and engagement within the regional business community.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

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  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
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