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  • Dean, College of Business and Technology

    Posted: 12/10/2020


    Dean, College of Business and Technology

    Vacancy Announcement/Job Advertisement

    Northwestern State University invites applications for the position of Dean for the College of Business and Technology. As one of five academic deans, the Dean provides academic and administrative leadership for the College. Applicants for the position must hold an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education in a business-related field, and demonstrate an outstanding record as an educator and scholar consistent with the rank of associate or full professor. Also, they must qualify as a member of the Graduate Faculty. Applicants must have demonstrated significant administrative experience in a college or university at the level of academic department head or above or its equivalent for a minimum of five years and demonstrated the ability to build consensus among colleagues. The candidate must have experience with accreditation at the
    College and University level.

    We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to and engage in our diverse community, as well as broaden our curricular offerings as part of our strategic framework. All applicants are requested to address their potential in this regard. We recognize and support an equitable and inclusive environment, and embrace the expression of culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

    The University is seeking a dynamic visionary leader who promotes excellence, diversity and inclusion, pedagogical innovation, undergraduate and graduate research, internationalization, career and internship development, and entrepreneurial spirit for the 12-month position. The Dean will serve under the University organizational structure of the President and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, and be responsible for the College of Business and Technology. Units within the College include: School of Business offering degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Hospitality Management and Tourism.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Maintain and enhance the quality of the College in support of accreditation efforts;
    • Strategic College planning and advancement, as well as implementation of the University’s strategic plan;
    • Lead and work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the development of a continuous quality improvement of academic and student programs;
    • Fiscal and personnel management and development of College personnel;
    • Participation in the management of campus operations and courses;
    • Assist in the establishment of priorities for the allocation of resources to better serve faculty and students;
    • Provide leadership for grants and initiate the development of activities on behalf of the College;
    • Assist in developing and implementing evaluation and review systems for faculty, courses, and programs;
    • Represent the College in working relationships with other University Colleges, Departments, and diverse public groups, and
    • Interact with alumni to raise funds for the College and University Professional Practices for the Position Include: • Assuming total academic and fiscal control of the College of Business and Technology
    • Supporting the President and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs in carrying out their responsibilities
    • Serving as the leader of Business and Technology curriculum areas. This involves creativity, public relations, faculty development, curriculum development, promotion of program and in general, the quest for academic excellence.
    • Scheduling classes in a manner that will achieve cost-effectiveness
    • Participating in all official Northwestern State University functions labeled as such by the President or Vice President (commencement and other called meetings).
    • Maintaining 40-hour work weeks as required by University Policy
    • Advising and counseling students
    • Participating in scholarly activity appropriate to your discipline or positions
    • Supervising faculty members in their assigned functions
    • Creating and maintaining a positive, aggressive, student-oriented and caring academic atmosphere
    • Acknowledging and agreeing to comply with University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Compensatory Time Policy for unclassified annual leave earning employees.
    • Acknowledging and complying with mandates of the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana which regulates the activity and employment of state employees including but not limited to the Code of Governmental Ethics and Dual Office Holding and Dual Employment LA

    The University

    Northwestern State University, located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, is the oldest University in the state, and strives to be the premier regional university in the country. It is a co-educational public institution offering programs in the liberal arts, sciences, education, business, and nursing. Degree offerings in the College of Business and Technology include Associate and Baccalaureate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Hospitality Management and Tourism, and a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems. The enrollment in online and traditional courses located at our Natchitoches campus and Shreveport, Leesville, and Alexandria off-campus instructional sites is 11,400 plus students. Northwestern State University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.

    Applications All applications must be received by January 15, 2021. The successful applicant will start duties on July 1, 2021.

    Only complete applications will be reviewed, and must include the following:
    • Letter of application
    • Educational Leadership Philosophy (1,000 word maximum)
    • Vitae
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended
    • Five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your professional working relationship with each

    Application packet should be sent electronically to: CoBTDeanSearch@nsula.edu

    Further inquiries should be directed to:

    Dr. Greg Handel
    Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):

    • Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359)
    • Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

    For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Tutoring Director, Randi Washington, at 318-357-4460.

    Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found athttp://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.

    Full disclosure statement: https://www.nsula.edu/iehr/ • Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet