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The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports directly to the University Provost. Key areas of responsibility, that support the mission of the College and The University of Alabama, include all academic programs;alumni and corporate relations; continuing regional and national accreditation; enrollment management;financial and administrative oversight of all areas; fundraising and related development activities; outreach support centers and institutes; public relations; media relations; and communication strategy.
The University of Alabama invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the Culverhouse College of Commerce.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports directly to the University Provost. Key areas of responsibility for the Dean include:
•All academic programs
•Alumni and corporate relations
•Continuing regional and national accreditation
•Financial and administrative oversight of all areas
•Fundraising and related development activities
•Outreach support centers and institutes
•Public relations, media relations and communication strategy
Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in an appropriate academic area; a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship that merits appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure within an academic unit at a major state university; and significant administrative experience within a business school that includes creating and implementing strategy, managing finances, fundraising, motivating and overseeing faculty development and enrollment growth, and engaging external constituencies. Additional preferred characteristics include:
•Experience and interest channeling resources toward job creation, economic development and outreach to diverse constituencies.
•Positive visibility within AACSB and other nationally and internationally recognized business organizations, including experience in accreditation or re-accreditation.
•Experience generating and managing large scale, competitively awarded sponsored research programs.
•Experience managing intra- and inter-campus program initiatives.
The Dean of the Culverhouse College of Commerce plays a vital role in helping the University fulfill its mission and achieve its strategic goals (http://www.ua.edu/mission.html). The Dean’s position is thus one with many intriguing challenges and even more amazingly vibrant opportunities.
Inquiries, nominations and applications will be treated confidentially. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 16, 2015. Required documents include: a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position; a vita; and a listing of the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of between three and five references. Other documentation, including a ‘statement of administrative philosophy,’ may later be requested.
Appointment is effective August 16, 2016 or earlier. Salary is competitive. Only on-line applications are accepted. Successful candidate will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background check. Interested applicants may apply on-line at:
Please address inquiries and nominations to:
Dr. Rich Houston
Head, Dean Search Committee
Hilton Dean Professor and Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy
Phone: (205) 348-8392
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
The University of Alabama, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a comprehensive research university with overall enrollment of 36,155 students as of Fall 2014. For additional information about the University, please refer to http://www.ua.edu/quickfacts/know.html. The University has experienced rapid growth over the past decade. Culverhouse enrollment at the undergraduate and graduate levels have increased dramatically during this time period.
The College first received AACSB accreditation in 1929. It has been continuously accredited since that time. Please refer to http://culverhouse.ua.edu/academics/departments for information about the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The College has 135 faculty members, with about 70 percent tenure track and 30 percent instructors. For additional facts about the College, see http://culverhouse.ua.edu/about/fast_facts/.
The College is comprised of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy; the Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science; Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies; Management; Marketing; and the Manderson Graduate School of Business, which has graduate students pursuing Masters of Accountancy, Masters of Science, MBA, and doctoral degrees. The College offers a two-year, on-campus MBA and Executive MBA programs in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, Alabama. The College teamed with the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences in 2011 to offer the innovative STEM Path to the MBA and will graduate its first STEM-MBA class in 2016.
Required documents not attached at time of application will disqualify application.
Please attach required document to appropriate document link:
- a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position
- a vita
- a listing of the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of between three and five references to the “Other Document 1” link.
Note: Other documentation,including a ‘statement of administrative philosophy,’ may later be requested.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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