DEAN, COLLEGE OF STEM and DEAN, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Dean, College of STEM and Dean, College of Business and Professional Studies
(Two Unit Level Roles)
Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, North Carolina
Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) invites nominations and applications for two open dean positions at the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and the newly created College of Business and Professional Studies, respectively. The new deans will join JCSU at a critical moment as the university embarks on an exciting and expansive effort to raise its profile by strengthening academic excellence, enhancing student success, and expanding partnerships and community engagement within the city of Charlotte, the state of North Carolina, and across the southeast region. The new deans will join a vibrant and engaged JCSU community during a period of growth and optimism and will work strategically to leverage the existing assets of each college for the benefit of their students, faculty, staff, and the university at large.
Founded in 1867, JCSU is an independent, private, co-educational institution of higher learning serving approximately 1,100 students and employing more than 240 full-time faculty members, administrators and staff. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, it is the city’s only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and is uniquely positioned to take advantage of its inherent strengths as well as the increased interest in supporting HBCUs regionally and nationally. Today, JCSU is heralded as one of the best small colleges in the nation and is ranked as the #1 private HBCU in North Carolina according to US News and World Report. This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead within an institution that has had an outsized impact on higher education since the beginning of its 155-year history. JCSU is known for its courage to challenge norms, its long history of curricular innovation, its commitment to educational access, and its ambition to set forth students who will change the world.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, the new deans will serve as the chief academic and administrative officers at two of the most prominent colleges on campus. These new leaders will be responsible for ensuring the integrity and quality of each of their respective units. This will include overseeing academic programs; developing, implementing and promoting engaging educational experiences for students; collaborating with department chairs on all aspects of program development, assessment and accreditation; managing course scheduling; preparing budgets; recruiting, retaining, and developing well-qualified professors; promoting positive interactions with other colleges within JCSU; and acting as the primary spokesperson for their unit both internally and externally. The deans will also be responsible for mounting new programs that will distinguish JCSU as a leader in the STEM field as well as the fields of business, social work, and health and human performance. The ideal candidate will be a talented and experienced administrator with strategic leadership ability, an entrepreneurial spirit, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, administrative acumen, and a passion for the unique mission of Johnson C. Smith University.
This is a joint hiring effort with support from the office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. JCSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting these important searches. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes for this opportunity should be directed in confidence to:
Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner
Alycia Johnson, Managing Associate
Micah Pierce, Managing Associate
Karreem Mebane, Senior Associate
Interested candidates should apply via the Isaacson, Miller website: https://www.imsearch.com/open and search for Johnson C. Smith University
Johnson C. Smith University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran’s status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring.