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Dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business
Gary Tharaldson School of Business in Bismarck, North Dakota
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Date Posted 02/07/2019
Graduate Business School -Executive-Dean
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business

The University of Mary invites applications for an exempt full-time, 12-month position, Dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. The Dean is the chief administrative officer of the School he or she represents. Responsibilities include carrying out the instructional programs; implementing the educational and professional objectives of the school; working with faculty, staff, and students in developing quality teaching, scholarly research, and public service programs. The Dean shares the academic responsibilities and privileges of the full-time faculty.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Create, facilitate, and advocate for the development of the academic programs of the school while leading the implementation of the academic program development, accreditation, and assessment processes within the school

  • Prepare, submit, disburse, and work within the budget of the school while facilitating the development of allocations and approve expenditures as appropriate

  • Coordinate the recruitment, orientation, and retention of full and part-time faculty; administer faculty assignments in consultation with academic leaders according to current contract agreements; ensure the present and future space and equipment needs of the school to seek appropriate resources to meet those needs

  • Supervise personnel, recommending appointments, re-appointments, and promotions within the guidelines of the university's corporate faculty handbook

  • Encourage and maintain significant levels of faculty professional engagement in the school, and evaluate full- and part-time faculty for the purpose of faculty development

  • Finalize academic scheduling in consultation and collaboration with other academic deans, departmental coordinators, academic counselors, registrar, admissions staff, and student government

  • Serve as a student advocate through the development of activities that contribute to student success and by dealing appropriately with student concerns and problems related to academic areas in accordance with the university's published academic appeal process; guide school policy and practices to improve student recruitment and persistence; work with the Director of Institutional Research to develop strategies to track student recruitment and persistence as part of the school's assessment plan

  • Represent the school to the university, to the community, and the profession, as well as work closely with the outreach efforts of the school

  • Conduct school and department meetings and ensure that the school office is managed effectively and efficiently

  • Continue to develop professionally through involvement in scholarship, creative works, meetings, conferences, workshops, and/or courses

  • Participate in the institutional assessment process and assist in the establishment of procedures and structures for academic department and program review

  • Develop, recommend, administer, and evaluate, as needed, college policies, regulations, procedures, and practices for effectiveness and compliance with accreditation guidelines as well as federal, state, and system regulations, directives, and guidelines

  • Identify critical issues, develop background information, collect, and analyze data; prepare position statements and report on special projects as needed

  • Uphold and promote the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

  • Support the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities

  • Build a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Academic Affairs and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict's admonition that all be received as Christ

All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see ).

Qualifications Include:

  • Earned terminal degree in a field related to those governed by the position's school within the University of Mary from an accredited institution is required

  • Rank of Associate Professor or higher in a discipline represented in the school is required

Knowledge and Skills Include:

  • Collaborative management style

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Evidence of vision and leadership in academic programs

  • Understanding of national trends and issues in higher education

  • Ability to interact effectively with relevant campus constituencies

  • Commitment to the philosophy, mission, identity, and goals of the University of Mary

  • Commitment to high quality education, innovative use of technology, and to the promotion of the school, both within and outside of the University of Mary

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link:

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