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Dean, McLane College of Business

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Location
Belton

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Dean, McLane College of Business

ID: 1810
Department: McLane College of Business
Type: Full-time Faculty
Post Date: 09/20/2023
Position Available Date: N/A

Description
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean, McLane College of Business, available on or after June 1, 2024. The Dean of the McLane College of Business will work collaboratively with the Associate Dean to provide leadership to 23 full time faculty and staff. Over 550 students are currently pursuing one of 11 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate degrees in the McLane College of Business.

The Dean will lead the McLane College of Business to support the University's mission to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. The Dean will have the opportunity to impact the College through curriculum development; internship and other program advancement; budgeting; accreditation; resource development; assessment and evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.

UMHB deans teach up to two courses per year, serve under a 12-month contract, and report to the Provost & Senior VP for Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate should be a:
  • Communicative leader who can articulate a compelling vision for the College and build relationships within the College, across the University, and with business and community leaders in the region;
  • Collaborative leader who can participate in the overall mission and direction for the University;
  • Strategic leader, willing to embrace and promote innovative ideas and diverse modes of course delivery as the College grows in numbers of students and programs;
  • Visionary leader who can guide the McLane College of Business as it considers accreditation options and develops college distinctives;
  • Global leader who can further the College's commitment to global engagement;
  • Active leader who will develop initiatives which contribute to College and University goals and engage with the larger central Texas community; and a
  • Christian leader who can apply their personal commitment to Christ to further the Christian mission of the McLane College of Business and the University.
    The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in a business-related discipline from an accredited institution; Candidates with a Master's degree in a business-related discipline and exceptional executive-level business experience will be considered;
  • Experience and scholarly attainment that qualifies the candidate to teach at the college level in a business discipline;
  • Substantial administrative experience; A portion of the administrative experience in an academic environment is preferred;
  • Proven track record of building relationships with business and community leaders; and
  • Demonstrated ability to think systemically, administer collegially, and advocate effectively for the University, the College and its faculty and students.
    University of Mary Hardin- Baylor
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Christ-centered co-educational institution of higher learning affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. The historic campus spans more than 300 acres and comprises the living and learning environment for over 3,500 students representing 41 states and 34 foreign countries.

    UMHB offers more than 51 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate degree programs.
    Belton and Central Texas
    UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

    Belton boasts a downtown historic district, Victorian era homes, and over 160 historical markers in the city and surrounding areas. For recreation, Belton's bodies of water include Belton Lake, a fisher's and boater's haven, and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, which is rated one of the top lakes in Texas for water quality. The climate is mild to hot, with winter low temperatures averaging in the 40's and summertime highs in the 90's.
    Salaries and Benefits:
    Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

    Inquiries, Referrals, and Applications:

    If you know of qualified candidates, we would appreciate your referral.

    UMHB offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
    To Apply:
    EXTERNAL CANDIDATES - Visit www.hr.umhb.edu/careers for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB's mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission. In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.

    INTERNAL CANDIDATES - Submit a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Colin Wilborn, Executive Dean, Mayborn College of Health Sciences (cwilborn@UMHB.edu) with copy to Ms. Sherri Worley, Associate Vice President for Human Resources (sworley@UMHB.edu).

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


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    About UMHB

    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas.

    Location
    Belton is located in the heart of Central Texas 60 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35. Students are a short distance from two beautiful lakes in Texas, numerous golf courses, movie theaters, and great shopping and dining options.

    Academics
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is currently ranked in Tier One of the U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Universities in the Master's West Division.

    Student/Faculty Ratio
    15:1

    Students
    Over 3,492 students representing 20 foreign countries. 90% of full-time freshmen live on campus.

    Financial Aid
    Over 89.1% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

    Athletics
    NCAA Division III
    American Southwest Conference

    • Baseball,
    • Men's and Women's Basketball,
    • Football,
    • Men's and Women's Golf,
    • Men's and Women's Soccer,
    • Softball,
    • Men's and Women's Tennis, and
    • Volleyball

    Our Mission

    "The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor prepares students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. Academic excellence, personal attention, broad-based scholarship and a commitment to a Baptist vision for education distinguish our Christ-centered learning community."

    Goals

    1.Broad-based Education:
    • Provide undergraduate curricula, which enable both traditional and non-traditional students to develop their potentials.
    • Provide graduate curricula which enable students to increase competencies in their fields of specialization.
    2.Christian Faith and Intellectual Life:
    • Integrate Christian perspectives and attitudes into the development of character, relationships, vocation and service.
    3.Service:
    • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the University's key constituents.
    • Provide appropriate physical facilities, equipment, and educational support services for students, faculty, staff, and administration.
    • Maintain economic stability essential to the University's successful operation.
    4.Teaching Excellence:
    • Maintain a highly competent faculty, staff, and administration.
    • Assist students in preparation for their roles in a rapidly changing world.
    5.Students as Individuals:
    • Recruit and retain a qualified and diverse student body.
    • Offer quality academic advising, career counseling, and personal counseling services.
    • Encourage appreciation for cultural diversity.

    Our History

    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor traces its distinguished history to the days when Texas had yet to gain statehood and when Baptist missionary work was just beginning in the partially civilized new territory. As early as 1839, representatives of churches in Washington County issued an appeal to the Home Mission Board of New York to inaugurate a missionary movement in Texas. Missionaries Rev. James Huckins and Rev. William M. Tryon were sent, and soon after, Judge R.E.B. Baylor came to Texas as a teacher, lawyer, soldier and preacher. These leaders inspired the desire for Christian education in the area and, at a meeting of the Union Association in 1841, recommended forming an education society. War prevented action until 1843, when the Texas Baptist Education Society was organized.
     
    Tryon and Baylor were appointed to prepare a charter to establish a Baptist university. On February 1, 1845, a charter was granted by the 9th Congress of the Republic of Texas, approved by President Anson Jones at Washington-on-the-Brazos, and the long awaited Baptist university became a reality.
     
    The school initially included a Preparatory Division in addition to co-educational classes for college students. In 1851, under the same charter, a Female Department and a Male Department were created, ending co-education. In 1866, the Female Department obtained a separate charter and its own board of trustees.
     
    In 1886, due to changing transportation and economics in the area, it was deemed necessary to move both schools. The Male Department consolidated with Waco University in Waco, Texas, retaining the name Baylor University. The Female Department (Baylor Female College since the 1866 separation) moved to Belton, Texas.
     
    Since the move to Belton, the school has undergone several name changes including: 1925, Baylor College for Women; 1934, Mary Hardin-Baylor College (named in honor of a benefactor); and 1978, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In 1971, the oldest college for women west of the Mississippi became co-educational.
     
    UMHB's illustrious history includes such notable milestones as starting the first work-study program for women in a college west of the Mississippi (1893); serving as the campus model for the Baptist Student Union (1920); establishing the first school of journalism in a college for women in America and being the second institution in Texas to offer the degree of Bachelor of Journalism (1921); and being recognized as the first Texas Baptist college accepted into full membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1926). Since these auspicious "firsts," UMHB has continued to make history as a leader in the fields of education, business, nursing, and church leadership; in athletics through conference and national play; and in other important areas of campus life. Today, UMHB enjoys a robust student enrollment of more than 2,700 and employs more than 320 full-time faculty and staff committed to Christian higher education.

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