Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration (Job Announcement) University of the District of Columbia #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial, and community-oriented leader to serve as Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of outstanding leadership in developing, strengthening, and expanding business and public administration programs, supporting innovation, and recruiting and developing faculty. S/he will demonstrate results in outreach and fundraising, specifically in leveraging support from public, business, and nonprofit sectors. This Deanship is a tremendous opportunity to provide oversight for growth of the School as the University enters a promising new era in the District.The Dean oversees the division’s undergraduate programs as well as the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Public Administration degrees. S/he will need to understand the challenges of business education in an increasingly competitive environment and will serve as a key member of the overall planning and management team within the University. Key elements of the role will be to motivate and manage change, energize and lead a committed faculty, and promote community and corporate partnerships for the School. The Dean will articulate a vision for outreach resulting in investment from partnerships with corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors to initiate and implement new programs and scholarships for academic advancement in the School of Business and Public Administration. The new Dean will have a strong leadership background, will be committed to ensuring the academic integrity of the University, and will be comfortable working within a collective bargaining environment. Working collaboratively with other divisions within the University is essential.

The University of the District of Columbia, located in upper northwest Washington, DC, is an HBCU and the public land- grant institution of higher education in the District, enrolling approximately 5,200 students from the local region, every state in the nation, and 100 foreign countries. Students matriculate in associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and professional programs. UDC promotes best practices across higher education, cognizant of shifting contexts for living and working in the 21st Century and beyond. The University has a commitment to preparing its graduates for immediate entry into the workforce, the next level of education, specialized employment opportunities, and life-long learning. For additional information about the University, please visit:

The successful candidate will have a record of administrative and academic leadership in higher education; an active, open, and collaborative working style; and a genuine enthusiasm for rigorous, creative, and effective teaching and learning. Superior communication skills, an understanding of the mission and values of a land-grant institution, and the ability to passionately advocate for excellence in research, scholarship, and learning are required. The winning candidate will have a well-rounded background, especially in the area of global learning and the application of technology in a fast- paced business and public administration environment. A terminal degree in a related field, a record of scholarship, and a minimum of three years in higher education administration, with at least five years of teaching experience in higher education, are required. Experience within the business or public administration sector will be helpful in fulfilling the requirements of this position.

The University of the District of Columbia is in the heart of the capital’s embassy district. One of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, with rich cultural, educational, and political traditions, Washington is within driving distance of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to its many green spaces, museums, and historical points of interest, Washington is home to thriving arts venues as well as professional and amateur sporting events and teams.

Application: For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Isaac Karaffa, Search Manager, or Dr. James Heffernan, Senior Consultant, at 800-992-9277. Applicants may submit a letter of application and résumé only to Additional information will be requested as needed. For guaranteed full consideration, please submit materials by October 27, 2014.

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