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Dean of College of Business and Analytics

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Business and Analytics (COBA). The Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of the College of Business and Analytics and reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The successful candidate is expected to offer strategic leadership, a focus on innovation, and a vision for the future that will inspire the faculty, students, and staff to greater academic excellence.

COBA offers residential undergraduate degree programs in Accounting; Business Analytics; Business and Administration; Economics; Finance; Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management; Management;  Marketing; and Quantitative Economics; residential Master’s degrees in Accountancy, Economics, and Public Administration; doctoral programs in Business Administration (specializations in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing) and Economics; several online undergraduate degree programs and master’s degree programs (Accountancy, Business Administration, MBA, MBA w/Analytics for Mangers, MS in Business Analytics). The Master of Accountancy and Business Analytics programs are STEM designated. The College has 29 full-time faculty members, approximately 776 undergraduate and 186 graduate students. COBA holds dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting. Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), and Public Administration is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NAASPA).  The College of Business and Analytics has a wide range of student services including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Success Center, and the Business Placement Center. Additional information regarding COBA is available at

Nestled in the beautiful hills of Southern Illinois, SIU is a Research University: High Research Activity and a 2015 Community Engagement Campus, as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students, SIU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight colleges/schools, as well as professional practice degrees in the Schools of Medicine and Law.  SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching and services focused on student success. The University is committed to a mission of successfully educating and graduating a diverse student population including minority, international, first-generation students, and differently abled students.

Carbondale, IL, is located in a region characterized by its natural beauty due to the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park, and other outdoor opportunities. The city is a hub for the region yet maintains a small town feel with college town amenities. It is also easily accessible to a host of midwestern (e.g., St. Louis, Indianapolis) and southern (e.g., Nashville, Memphis) cities within a 2-4 hour drive. The local airport recently started offering a connection to Chicago’s O'Hare airport.


The Dean's primary roles are centered around academic and development matters, particularly:

  1. enhance and support quality academic programs and research;
  2. lead strategic planning, budgeting, and continuous improvement under AACSB accreditation standards;
  3. support a culture of degree completion and career placement through coordinated student recruitment, advisement, service and retention efforts;
  4. recruit and develop faculty and staff;
  5. maintain, grow, and develop programs that enhance college resources; and
  6. enhance resources through fundraising.
  7. Serve as an officer of the University with a commitment to the goals and aspirations of SIU Carbondale, as set forth under the leadership of the Chancellor and direct supervision of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
  8. Serve as a member of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Deans' Council.
  9. In a spirit of shared governance, conduct the affairs of the College in accordance with all relevant State statutes, the directives of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the statutes and bylaws of the SIU Board of Trustees, fiscal and administrative policies of the University, and in conformity with the College's Operating Paper, the SIU Carbondale Employees Handbook, and all relevant contracts between the SIU Board of Trustees and any union associations.
  10. Represent the College's interests and perspectives while serving as official spokesperson between the College and other units within the University, as well as with the business community and off-campus constituencies.
  11. Enhance and inspire an academic climate that will foster excellence in teaching, research, scholarly activity and service.
  12. Facilitate the implementation of the College's mission, vision, goals and strategies to focus resources and mobilize faculty, staff, students and external groups to achieve high performance.
  13. Oversee assessment and activities related to the maintenance of AACSB accreditation. Participate in program reviews and guide specialized accreditations. Ensure that undergraduate and graduate programs conform to and, where appropriate, exceed the standards of accrediting agencies for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College.
  14. Allocate resources in the most effective way that supports academic excellence. Specifically, the Dean will develop, review and approve all academic planning, departmental budgets and fiscal plans, including their incorporation into a College budget, and the implementation of programs within the approved budget framework.
  15. Provide leadership in personnel actions relating to recruitment, salary recommendations, appointment, retention, tenure, promotion and retirement, as well as suspension, termination, and related actions for faculty, administrative staff, and support staff with the concurrence of the appropriate units or bodies of the College, in accordance with the University's principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity.
  16. Annually review academic Directors and other direct-report faculty and staff.
  17. Identify, cultivate, involve and solicit business professionals, community, alums and friends of the university in developing and sustaining an active external fundraising program. (For more information on the SIU Foundation, visit Develop external support and funding from industry and governmental agencies.
  18. Provide the impetus for excellence in undergraduate and graduate academic programming in the College, including the development of new and expanded programs and assessment and improvement of existing programs.
  19. Develop, support and supervise programs and student services for the recruitment, retention, advisement and placement of a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students in the College. Involve alumni and friends in joint problem solving, placement of students and the development of internships.
  20. Respond promptly to the needs of students.
  21. Communicate with the faculty, students and staff of the College, taking measures to assure that all are informed as to the status, progress and organization of the College. Provide effective communication among the various departmental and research centers within the College, between the College and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor's Office, and between the College and the broader University.  
  22. Cultivate leadership of faculty and staff.
  23. Encourage and support the development of online courses and joint degree programs with other collegial units on campus.
  24. Initiate and coordinate the upgrading of the technical infrastructure, including computers, software, networks and ancillary equipment in the classrooms and staff and faculty offices.
  25. Supervise and enhance an administrative network for the implementation of policies formulated within the College.
  26. Foster a commitment to diversity and an environment that advances the institution's policies on inclusive excellence and intolerance of discrimination.


The successful candidate must possess an earned terminal degree in an appropriate discipline for the College; a distinguished record of teaching, research and service consistent with the expectations of a tenured Professor at a research university; demonstrated leadership experience in higher education administration or high-level executive experience; experience in budget, planning, personnel, promotion, tenure, program review and AACSB accreditation; success with student success initiatives; fund and friend-raising. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills; the ability to articulate effectively the College and University's missions to students, faculty, alumni, external funding agencies and other decision-making bodies; the ability to develop and sustain collegial and productive relationships with on- and off-campus constituencies, business professionals and fundraising sources on behalf of the College; and a commitment to ethical and high standards in education, cultural diversity and equal opportunity.

The position is available July 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline for applications, January 3, 2024 or until filled. Applications must include a letter of interest addressing the specific qualifications listed herein, a current curriculum vitae and the names, titles, relationships and contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) for five, professional references. [Submit application materials to ].

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation that includes a criminal background check.

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU Systems, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity and justice of all people

SIUC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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