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POSTING: September 26, 2013

POSITION: Dean (Regular, Full-time, Administrative)

DEPARTMENT: School of Business and Public Safety

REPORTS TO: Executive Vice-President of Academic Affairs

JOB SUMMARY: As an administrator, the dean is a member of Marian's academic leadership team and is responsible for serving students, staff, and faculty within Marian's School of Business and Public Safety (SBPS) to ensure the effectiveness of student learning. The newly formed SBPS is the result of a merger of Marian's schools of Business and Criminal Justice. The SBPS serves traditional students at Marian's residential campus, as well as adult and graduate students via off-site and distance learning modalities.

The SBPS has professional accreditation through the IACBE and houses academic programs in accounting, business administration, finance and economics, health care administration, information technology, management, marketing sport and recreation management, criminal justice, homeland security, and military science (ROTC).

The dean's decision-making process will include collaboration with stakeholders as appropriate, including students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and advisory groups from the greater community. In addition to leading and serving members of the school, the dean will have responsibility for participating in the development of, and achieving success with, the University's Strategic Plan, as well as living and supporting the University's Core Values.


The dean will demonstrate leadership by:

  1. Ensuring programs within the school are excellent, relevant, transformative, and viable for the future.
  2. Staying abreast of trends that affect the school's academic programs.
  3. Facilitating relationship in the internal and external environments that lend themselves to creative opportunities for students and faculty.
  4. Advancing existing and new programs through collaboration with faculty and Marian's vice president for enrollment management.
  5. Supporting fundraising efforts and activities of Marian's vice president for advancement.
  6. Coordinating Marian's annual Business and industry Awards Dinner in cooperation with Marian's President.
  7. Oversight of instructional quality in the delivery of the school's programs via Marian's adult and graduate studies, in coordination with the adult and graduate studies staff.
  8. Promoting and supporting scholarships among faculty and students in the school.
  9. Taking action to meet the standards of external accrediting bodies, as needed.

The dean will demonstrate administrative skill by:

  1. Facilitating the development of a schedule of classes for the fall and spring semesters, as well as winterim and summer sessions, to meet the needs of students.
  2. Ensuring effective planning and assessment in all programs in the school.
  3. Conducting regular meetings with school personnel.
  4. Attending to and resolving student concerns and/or student issues.
  5. Attending administrative meetings at the institutional level.
  6. Supporting the policies and procedures as described in the various handbooks of Marian University.
  7. Developing and administering a budget that supports and aligns with the goals and objectives of the school and university.
  8. Conducting annual reviews and performance evaluations of school personnel as required.

The dean will demonstrate collegiality by:

  1. Participating in effective communication with deans of other Marian University schools, university administrators and external educators where appropriate.
  2. Working in a collaborative manner with deans of other Marian University schools, university administrators and external educators where appropriate.
  3. Participating in opportunities that enhance and further develop personal leadership talent.
  4. Maintains a positive work environment by cooperating in a professional manner with the University Community.


Earned doctorate or other terminal degree in business or in a field related to Marian's School of Business and Public Safety. Minimum of five years of administrative experience, preferably in higher education. Experience in supervising professional staff. Experience with program development and budget development. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Collaborative approach to decision making and problem solving. Willingness to support the Mission and Core Values of Marian.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Although negotiable, the preferred starting date is January 6, 2014. For consideration, please click here and submit a letter of interest, current resume, and name, address, and telephone number of three references.

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Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.


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Fun Fact

96% of Marian students participate in educationally driven internships and research in their majors, giving them experience that can be applied after graduation.

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