Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and PhD degrees in marine science and education.
The Wall College of Business is organized into four academic departments: Accounting; Finance and Economics; Management and Decision Sciences; and Marketing and Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management and Law. The Wall College offers six undergraduate majors, eight minors, accelerated degree programs, two graduate degrees, and two graduate certificate programs. The PGA Golf Management program is one of 18 programs accredited by the Professional Golfers Association of America. The College also houses several Centers and Institutes, including The Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism, The Community and Business Engagement (CoBE) Institute, The Each 1 Teach 1 Institute, The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics, and The Wall Center for Excellence and the Wall Fellows Program. The Wall College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.
This position will report directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean will oversee 72 full‐time faculty and 12 full‐time staff members.
The Dean is administratively responsible for planning, organizing, budgeting, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the instructional, research, scholarly, and service activities of the College. The Dean is also expected to take an active leadership role in recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students, and to represent the needs and interests of the College to the University and the greater community.
Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
- Exercise strategic and operational academic leadership in teaching, research, and other activities of the department with a leadership style characterized by innovation, transparency, and professional integrity that inspires cooperation, innovation, creativity, and respect among faculty, students, administrators, and staff.
- Lead faculty in regular evaluation of the curriculum and student needs; regularly evaluate and conduct a marketplace assessment of employer needs and student preparedness; assess the needs and viability of new programs at the undergraduate level and graduate level.
- Recruit, manage, mentor, develop, and retain faculty and other personnel. Encourage and monitor the professional development of faculty members.
- Assist in recruiting students, and with activities directed toward enrollment growth and student retention.
- Provide leadership and work with the leadership team to coordinate activities that build and maintain a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student population, and support equitable treatment of faculty in teaching, research, and service.
- Function as the spokesperson for the College; articulate the College’s positioning, value proposition, and process of maintaining relevance within a fluid job market.
- Engage the business community to identify and develop opportunities for classroom engagement and internships for students.
- Develop external partnerships that support the budgetary/fiscal health of the College; develop a departmental budget to be approved by the Provost; subsequently administer the budget.
- Engage in outreach activities to maintain collegial relationships with alumni and external constituencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost.
- At least five years of progressive responsibility with achievements in administrative positions, including Department Chair, Center Director, and/or Associate Dean, at an AACSB accredited institution.
- Experience in overseeing the hiring and retention of a diverse faculty and staff, including the handling of personnel issues, faculty development, promotion, and evaluation processes.
- Demonstrable commitment to the promotion of diversity-related initiatives for faculty, staff, and students.
- Experience in developing academic programs and delivery methods that advance and support the mission of the University and College.
- Documented record of community outreach leading to successful fundraising and experience in increasing external
- An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree, preferably from an AACSB accredited institution.
- Academic qualifications that merit appointment as a tenured full professor in an academic discipline represented within the College.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or disability in admissions, employment, and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.
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