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.
Master's 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.
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 BSOBL's access to a range of resources, including internships, professional development opportunities for students and faculty as well as financial support for the school's 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 School's 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 University's 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 University's needs.
Serve as a vital partner in the recruitment and retention of students and contribute to efforts to improve alumni engagement.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.