Associate Dean for Graduate Programs - School of Business - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States


Detailed Job Description

The School of Business and Engineering (SoBE) at Quinnipiac University seeks an Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs that has a proven record of leadership and innovation, excellent communication skills and the vision to bring the graduate programs to the next level of performance and national recognition. The Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs will develop a robust strategic plan and create a shared mission for the future as well as a process by which to gauge the programs’ success. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with on-line education particularly designing online curriculum and effectively teaching online, graduate-level courses. The Associate Dean will have an appreciation for the significant international diversity in the SoBE and in the graduate programs, and will leverage international resources and connections to expand the international visibility of the programs. The Associate Dean will engage the SoBE graduate community in maintaining AACSB accreditation to ensure program quality and will collaborate with corporate partners to create opportunities for expansion of the programs.

The mission of the School of Business and Engineering is to provide the foundation for lifelong learning to meet the business and leadership challenges of today and tomorrow. Currently, the SoBE offers the following graduate-level programs:

  • MBA (full-time, part-time, and online) with the following specializations: Chartered Financial Analyst © Track, Supply Chain Management Track, and Health Care Management Track
  • JD/MBA
  • M.S. Organizational Leadership
  • M.S. Business Analytics
  • Certificate in Health Care Compliance
  • Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.  

The School of Business is AACSB accredited. For more information: 


The Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs reports to the Dean of the SoBE and is responsible for the overall success of the graduate programs. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategic leadership for all school of business graduate programs.
  • Enhance the quality, reputation, and enrollment in graduate business programs.
  • Enhance and develop innovative approaches to graduate business education and pedagogy.
  • Work in partnership with external business constituents to expand program offerings.
  • Work collaboratively with public affairs, admissions, and QUOnline to enhance branding and marketing of graduate business programs.
  • Maintain and enhance assessment of graduate business programs including ongoing refinement of learning outcomes, assessment tools, scoring rubrics, and annual reporting including recommendations based on assessment results.
  • Provide direct supervision of graduate program directors and oversee the work of the graduate-level assessment coordinator.
  • Serve as ex-officio member of Graduate Curriculum Committee.
  • Manage changes to graduate program information in the student course catalog and related websites.
  • Recommend admissions policies for School of Business graduate programs.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a business discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide decisive leadership, integrity, and vision, and to foster a collaborative, collegial, and productive work environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Leadership experience in strategic planning, program assessment and development, and policy formulation to enhance the academic quality of the School;
  • An understanding of the full range of strategic issues in institutions of higher education including online education;
  • A commitment to educating a racially, culturally, generationally, and economically diverse student body and to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and administration;
  • Experience teaching in graduate business classes; and

An understanding of and experience with AACSB accreditation standards


Application materials must be submitted electronically only, and should include a cover letter declaring interest in the position and a current CV highlighting academic leadership accomplishments. 

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2015-1617

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Business & Engineering - Administration
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Academic Administration
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter