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Dean, Brown School of Business & Leadership (BSOBL)
Brown School of Business & Leadership (BSOBL) in Owings Mills, Maryland
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Date Posted 07/27/2020
Graduate Business School -Executive-Dean
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Dean, Brown School of Business & Leadership (BSOBL)

Stevenson University

The Dean provides intellectual and administrative leadership for all Brown School of Business & Leadership (BSOBL) academic departments and programs, their faculty and staff, and budgets. Drawing upon excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the Dean inspires others to do their best work, facilitates and supports diversity and inclusion, and establishes an environment that encourages curricular and pedagogical innovation. With a visible, accessible, and student-centered approach to leadership, the Dean is creative, collaborative, and open to new ideas. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures with a focus on efficiency and transparency equips the Dean to help the university to navigate emerging needs and changes. Effective fiscal planning and budgeting is expected, as is developing and sustaining partnerships and collaborations with businesses, community agencies, health organizations, government entities, and other relevant external and internal constituencies. The Dean is a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Council and reports to the Executive Vice President & Provost.

Department: School of Business & Leadership: Dean's Office

Masters degree in business, information systems, or related BSOBL discipline, and a distinguished record of professional accomplishment in academia or business, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Doctoral degree preferred


  • Excellent interpersonal and relational skills coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Effective fiscal planning and budgeting skills, and demonstrated ability to manage and steward human and fiscal resources.

  • Ability to lead, manage, develop, and assess people, programs, projects, initiatives, etc., and to foster diversity and inclusion.

  • Experience developing and sustaining partnerships and collaborations with businesses, community agencies, health organizations, government entities, and other relevant external and internal constituencies.

  • Experience in assessment and outcomes measurements as well as accreditation.

  • Experience with curricular development and innovation, and capacity to envision and implement new curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with learning management systems (Blackboard preferred) and ERP (Ellucian preferred).

  • Understanding of contemporary issues in higher education.

  • Familiarity with emerging educational technologies and the effective application of instructional technologies to enhance student learning.

  • Higher education leadership experience.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting and standing for long periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time.

Essential Functions:

  • Set appropriate budget priorities (operating and capital) in preparing budget requests and, as budget allows, recruit and recommend qualified new faculty and staff to meet the needs of the BSOBL and the University.

  • Informed by data analytics, assess and evaluate current programs, projects, and staff assignments to ensure relevance and create a vibrant academic environment.

  • In keeping with fiscal responsibilities and ensuring program relevance, direct the development of course schedules that reflect educational trends, student demand, and faculty expertise. Review enrollment demand prior to the start of each term and take action to cancel courses as appropriate.

  • Conduct ongoing program reviews, and prepare proposals for new programs and program modifications that enhance enrollment and program quality in the BSOBL.

  • Ensure effective faculty recruitment, retention, and continuing professional development including particular attention to recruiting and retaining faculty of diverse backgrounds.

  • Provide leadership that encourages faculty to develop pedagogically, intellectually, and organizationally in order to play a central role in student learning, scholarly and creative productivity, and leadership within the campus community.

  • Support recruiting, enrollment, advising, mentoring, retention, and completion of degree requirements for students in a timely manner.

  • Maintain appropriate assessment data, prepare reports, and verify compliance with accreditation standards for eligible programs in the BSOBL.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting a campus culture that values inclusion and diversity.

  • Seek, develop, and sustain effective partnerships with external and internal constituencies in support of existing or proposed new academic programs and initiatives.

  • Build external relationships and sustain resource development. Be alert to the identification of opportunities for partnership and leverage them appropriately to enhance the BSOBLs access to a range of resources, including internships, professional development opportunities for students and faculty as well as financial support for the schools programs. These efforts will establish the BSOBL within the University community and the national landscape of higher education.

  • Seek the provision of external funding for BSOBL initiatives.

  • Represent the School and the University through participation in community and corporate activities, meetings, and events across the region and the country.

  • Actively promote interest in the University wherever and whenever possible.

  • Remain current in the field and active in the profession.

  • Actively follow trends in higher education, particularly the challenges facing private universities, and contribute to related campus initiatives including marshaling resources and leading faculty in addressing the challenges.

  • Work with the Schools faculty, staff, and students to cultivate a climate of intellectual excitement and creative vitality; work to build bridges among the members of the community writ large; and serve as a decision-maker and creative problem-solver in achieving BSOBL goals.

  • Contribute to implementing and assessing the Universitys strategic plan and help to realize its goals.

  • As an active team player, collaborate with the Academic Affairs Leadership Team in strategy development, policy setting, and problem solving to effectively serve the Universitys needs.

  • Serve as a vital partner in the recruitment and retention of students and contribute to efforts to improve alumni engagement.

Reports To: EVPAA/Provost

Work Location: Owings Mills

Position Category: Staff

Position Type:

Months/Year: 12

Hrs/Week: 40

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: No

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stevenson.peopleadmin.com

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