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Dean for the Howard & Beverly Dayton School of Business
Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky
Date Posted 05/21/2021
Graduate Business School -Executive-Dean
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Position: Asbury University invites applications and nominations for the next Dean for the Howard and Beverly Dayton School of Business (DSB). This is an administrative post with faculty status. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the DSB. The Dean is responsible to the Provost of the University.

Institutional Commitment: Asbury University is an independent, Christian, liberal arts university in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. In the desire to be a more inclusive community, reflective of the Kingdom of God, we especially encourage applications from women and from candidates from various ethnic backgrounds. At Asbury University, employees must display a committed and dynamic Christian faith along with the ability to support the University’s Wesleyan Holiness theological position, lifestyle standards, and mission. Candidates must agree, support and adhere to University policies and procedures – including the Faculty Manual, Community Standards Guidelines, Human Sexuality Statement, and the Standard of Conduct for employees. Asbury University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, or handicap in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

Responsibilities: Candidates will serve as Dean of the Dayton School of Business (DSB) leading the management of the school along with exploring growth opportunities. The Dean is responsible for the vision, strategic growth, personnel, programs and budgets for the DSB and will be expected to teach a reduced load of graduate and undergraduate courses in both online and face-to-face modalities. Courses will typically be affiliated with one or more of the following areas: business administration, sport management, accounting, finance, and nonprofit management pedagogy.

  • Provide leadership for casting a compelling program vision and growth strategy for the DSB;
  • Give overall leadership to DSB faculty by encouraging professional and personal development, promoting cooperation and fellowship within the DSB, and fostering on-going attention to faith and learning development;
  • Provide leadership in formulating educational policy for the DSB;
  • Serve on the Deans’ Council to assist the Provost in collaboratively cultivating policies related to institutional protocols and procedures;
  • Provide leadership to establish competency standards and objectives for all programs within the DSB;
  • Review recommendations for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and termination, and forward recommendations to the Provost;
  • Manage all departmental budgets within the DSB by approving and monitoring expenditure of all University funds under their purview;
  • Facilitate the relationship between the DSB Future of Work Coordinator, external partners, and the Asbury Catalyst Center.
  • Recruit, develop and retain a diverse assemblage of faculty with demonstrated commitment in business that will add stature and bring national recognition to the School.
  • Consult with the Provost regarding Associate/Assistant Dean, Department Chairs, and Program Director appointments and evaluate DSB personnel annually.

Requirements: A PhD in business or a related field or DBA is preferred, however individuals with an MBA or other credentials and experiences will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate from an AACSB or ACBSP institution.

The next Dean for the DSB needs to demonstrate

  • a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality;
  • strong leadership, a collaborative spirit, a willingness to listen, and a heart and mind to motivate others to accomplish the institutional and school mission;
  • the ability to articulate and implement a creative and compelling vision for the DSB while engaging a range of constituencies;
  • a strong network of contacts with colleagues and peers in the business field domestically and internationally;
  • an acumen for critical thinking skills — with the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • entrepreneurial thinking which thrives on addressing challenges and opportunities in innovative, and creative ways;
  • the aptitude to articulate ambitious goals and establish priorities with clear accountability to ensure results while managing resources effectively and efficiently;
  • a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and intercultural understanding within Christian higher education and extending into the marketplace;
  • knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources;
  • knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of educational impact and success.
  • success and credibility with the business community coupled with an understanding of and commitment to the academy;
  • a capacity to lead and engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other faculty from a Wesleyan-Holiness perspective;
  • a life which is lived in harmony and compliance with the Faith, Mission and Community Lifestyle Standards of the University;
  • an ability to communicate effectively to a broad range of both internal and external constituencies, including academic professionals, business leaders, potential students, alumni, donors and faculty;
  • the skill of active listening — giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • an acumen for establishing the School’s fundraising goals and actively participating in the work necessary to achieve them;
  • a commitment to embrace DSB’s cores values of servant leadership which posits that the purpose of a business should include an aim to alleviate poverty in all its forms: economic, social, and spiritual.

School of Business Information: The Dayton School of Business has over 200 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The School of Business houses programs in accounting, finance, marketing, management, sport management, and nonprofit management. Degrees are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. There is a strong emphasis on social and commercial entrepreneurship. It is a goal for every student to be mentored by a Christian business person, and for each student to serve as an intern. The DSB desires to develop corporate and entrepreneurial leaders in a changing, global business environment. We believe the business world needs more graduates who with “head and heart” become innovative leaders capable of anticipating, initiating and managing change.

Academic Rank:

Academic rank at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level commensurate with experience. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.


Compensation is competitive and dependent upon education and experience. Benefits include retirement (TIAA/CREF) and insurance plans.

Inquiry Process:

Questions may be directed to Dr. Timothy Wooster, Provost, Asbury University provost@asbury.edu



Interested candidates should send or email-attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of management and leadership style, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing the current vitality of your personal Christian faith to human.resources@asbury.edu or mail to:

Asbury University
Human Resources
1 Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390

Department: Howard and Beverly Dayton School of Business
Job Type: Faculty
Status: Exempt
Deadline: Until Filled

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