Associate Dean - School of Business - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Collaborates with department chairs and appropriate school committees, motivating faculty and staff to perform at levels consistent with accreditation and approval standards. Assumes leadership on behalf of the dean as needed. Contributes to the strategic planning of the school and guides department chairs and assigned committees to ensure implementation of strategic plans. Oversees graduate programs. Counsels with department chairs regarding promotions, tenure, performance evaluations, faculty workload assignments and reporting, faculty office assignments, guest lecturers, and related projects. Supports the joint missions of the college and school. Represents the school on assigned college committees. Assists with fundraising as needed. Supervises Information Technology team.

Facilitating the grant writing and administering process.

Managing faculty recruitment.

Other duties as assigned by the dean.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree and four years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience. Additional education may substitute for experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Terminal degree in a business or a related field. Experience with assessment and accreditation is preferred. Familiarity with college (university) and school policies and procedures is preferred. Academic accomplishment sufficient for tenure in one of the School’s departments is preferred. Successful administrative experience is preferred.


Knowledge of university and college policies and procedures.


Must show evidence of being a team player and be skilled at developing positive working relationships with other departments and offices across campus.


Evidence of meeting critical deadlines, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business invites applicants for an Associate Dean position beginning July 1, 2014.

Situated about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City between majestic mountains and Utah Lake, Utah Valley University is a dynamic place to be. We have a strong relationship to one of the most entrepreneurial communities in the country and in the state with the most dynamic economy in the nation. Utah Valley University is the one of the largest public universities in the state with an enrollment in excess of 30,000 students. The Woodbury School of Business is AACSB accredited, offering 10 bachelor degrees, as well as MBA degrees.

Utah Valley University and the Woodbury School of Business have a deep commitment to quality innovative education, engaging students from all majors with the businesses community. This partnership with the local business community emphasizes engaged, experience-based learning that helps students to develop confidence, competence, and connectivity.

The associate dean will play a key role in the Woodbury School as part of a cohesive leadership team in setting strategic direction and facilitating the execution of the school’s strategy. Important aspects of the role include working with department chairs and school committees to meet strategic objectives and accreditation standards, overseeing graduate programs, contributing to strategic planning, working with chairs on personnel issues, representing the school on assigned university committees, assisting with fundraising as requested, facilitating the grant-writing process, managing faculty recruitment, representing the dean in his absence, and other duties as assigned by the dean.

The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree with an academic record sufficient for tenure in one of the school’s departments. While academic leadership experience is helpful, a demonstrable record of accomplishment in program building is key to success in this position. As a community-engaged school, evidence of community outreach is also important.

Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • Associate Dean - School of Business
  • student centered teaching organization
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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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