METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to hire a Dean of the College of Management. This is a full-time, position within the division of Academic and Student Affairs.
The Dean of the College of Management (COM) is charged with the leadership for College to meet the strategic needs of the university, students, COM faculty and staff, and our community partners. Specific responsibilities of the position include strategic planning, recruitment and selection of faculty and staff, building and fostering cooperative relationships, and managing the finances and budget of the College of Management, program evaluation and development, specialized accreditation, community outreach, and fund raising. The dean provides vision for the development of resources and services that meet the scholarly and intellectual needs of the university community and works closely with other university officers to advance the overall needs of the university. S/he is directly responsible for the evaluation of COM faculty based on their professional development plans and carries out all of the activities related to promotion and tenure. The dean is the chief administrative officer for College and as such s/he is responsible for the planning, organization, development, implementation, assessment, and direction of all aspects of the College of Management. In addition, s/he must develop effective collaboration with two-year partner institutions, employers, and other community organizations to benefit our students.
Articulate and implement a student-centered vision for the College that supports that academic and institutional mission and vision.
Develop, recommend, implement and evaluate high quality innovative academic programs for the College of Management. Promote the College's educational and research activities. Coordinates the overall assessment and evaluation of the College's programs.
Provide leadership and supervision that emphasizes commitment and sensitivity to diversity in the recruitment, hiring, promotion, tenure, evaluation and professional development of faculty and staff of the College of Management.
Directs the work of faculty and staff, including the approval of faculty assignments and staff position descriptions, training, and orientation of new employees, approval and/or critique of work and performance, and approval of time records and leave requests.
Support success and persistence of a diverse student body, maintaining an educational environment that supports the interests and needs of historically underrepresented groups.
Enhance and inspire an academic climate that will promote excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Create an environment of mutual respect that supports a socially responsible community, enhances cultural diversity, and inspires others to work toward common goals.
Promote a culture of engagement, inclusion, and innovation for students, faculty, staff and community stakeholders.
Supervise and promote professional development of faculty and staff.
Develop, review, and approve all program planning, College budgets, and implement plans within the approved budget framework.
Provide leadership for program development and implementation; student learning assessment; program evaluation and assessment; and relationships with external shareholders and community partners.
Provide leadership for College specialized accreditation activities (ACBSP, or others).
In coordination with other deans to ensure a university-wide, effective advising program, provide leadership for college advising to support student success and persistence.
Support involvement and contributions from faculty, staff and students to encourage a dynamic professional/scholarship development program in the College of Management.
Develop and strengthen cooperative arrangements with other institutions to expand and improve services to the university faculty and students and to the broader public community.
Participate in University planning, policy-making, and executive leadership of the University.
Manage complex tasks and adapt to changing institutional priorities using a collaborative and collegial work style.
Provide consultation for handling personnel problems, responding to employee complaints and grievances, and addressing unusual situations.
Represent the University within the academic community and in professionally related activities of the local, state, regional and national levels and build relationships with organizations to support the work of the College of Management.
Serve on the Provost's Academic and Student Affairs Executive Council (ASAeC) and the President's Cabinet.
Identify, cultivate, involve and solicit the community, alumni, and friends of the university in developing and sustaining an active external fundraising program.
The successful candidate will have a record of accomplishment, which demonstrates the following leadership competencies:
A doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field encompassed by or allied to the disciplines of the College of Management.
5+ years of faculty experience in a regionally accredited higher education setting and 3+ years of administrative experience as a dean, coordinator, director, or department chair.
Demonstrated record of academic or professional accomplishment and a record of scholarly work and publication.
Demonstrated commitment to the success of culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse students, faculty, and staff.
Demonstrated effectiveness as a supervisor or in mentoring faculty or staff development.
Evidence of excellent communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
A record as an accomplished academic leader with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
History of working collaboratively with students/staff/faculty in a team environment.
A demonstrated commitment to cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity; and a history of accomplishment working towards equity.
A demonstrated commitment to the mission of an urban-focused university.
Demonstrated experience with innovative academic programs, pedagogical approaches, or modes of delivery.
Demonstrated commitment to continuing quality improvement and/or experience with organizational development.
Administrative leadership experience in a collectively bargained higher education institution.
Evidence of grant acquisition and/or fundraising success.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
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The School/Academic Department: The College of Management offers student-centered undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and beyond. These programs are designed to serve a diverse student population with an applied, globally-oriented curriculum, empowering them to achieve career goals as ethical and strategic leaders and managers in business, government, and non-profit organizations.
Students are provided many options within the undergraduate and graduate programs. Each program identifies what graduates will be able to do by providing concrete statements of skills and knowledge, facilitating appropriate choices based on each student's goals.
Our faculty members are not only academically qualified and student-centered, most also have years of business and managerial experience in global companies or nonprofit organizations. This combination enables them to better help our students take the theory and apply it to practical situations in the
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About METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.