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Dean for the School of Business and Economics

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Position Details

Title Dean for the School of Business and Economics
Appointment Status Tenure
Department IU East School of Business and Economics
Position Summary

IU East at a Glance

Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio, and beyond a broad range of bachelor’s degrees and selected master’s degrees and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options. IU East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students and in its contributions to the cultural and economic development of the communities it serves. Learn more about IU East.

Job Description

Indiana University East seeks a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and dynamic leader to serve as Dean for its School of Business and Economics to start July 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. The Dean reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA) and serves as a member of the Deans Council. The Dean provides leadership for the faculty, staff and students in the School of Business and Economics by promoting a collaborative learning and scholarly environment with a focus on student engagement and success. The Dean has administrative responsibility for all aspects of the School including student retention and success; faculty recruitment, professional development and evaluation; program development, assessment and improvement; budget management and fundraising, and other matters related to the well-being of the school and its faculty, staff and students.

The School of Business and Economics offers the largest major on campus, a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing, Managerial Accounting, CPA Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Economics, and Entrepreneurship, along minors in Informatics and Entrepreneurship. The School also offers a B.S. in Informatics, a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree, and a Master of Science in Management. The School currently includes 21 full-time faculty positions, 3 administrative staff members, and 2 full-time student advisors. A cohort BSBA program is conducted near Cincinnati, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The School recently reaffirmed its ACBSP accreditation and is process of implementing its approved plan to meet all AACSB standards in pursuit of initial accreditation. The School of Business and Economics is the largest in terms of student enrollment of the five academic schools, and supports a significant number of online students in each of the programs mentioned above. For more information about the School, please visit

The new Dean will be expected to actively partner with local business and industry to develop collaborations throughout our service region. Community engagement is an important part of the mission of IU East and the Dean has administrative responsibility for four established Centers that contribute to this mission: The Business and Economic Research Center, The Center for Entrepreneurship, The Center for Economic Education, and The Center for Leadership Development. In addition, the Dean is expected to participate in collaborative initiatives and committees within Indiana University as appropriate, such as the IU Council on Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED).  

Basic Qualifications


  • An earned doctorate in one of the disciplines of the School.

  • A record of effective university-level teaching, scholarly achievement and service to meet IU East’s criteria for tenure as a full Professor.

  • Three years or more of progressively responsible administrative experience at the level of department chair, dean or equivalent, including budget administration.

  • Knowledge of trends and innovations in business education, strategic planning, and experience with AACSB accreditation.

  • Commitment to shared governance and record of transparent decision-making.

  • Commitment to and record of community engagement.

  • Experience with program development, review, and assessment.

  • Experience with the effective delivery and development of online academic programs.

  • Demonstrated record of recognizing, supporting and promoting all aspects of the work of faculty and staff, including excellence in teaching, research and service.

  • Demonstrated record of strong interpersonal skills and effective communication both within an area of supervision and across campus.

  • Demonstrated leadership in supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student body and evidence of appreciation of the value of diversity in an academic setting.
  • Preferred:

  • Experience with cultivating donor relationships and fundraising.

  • Experience with student recruitment and enrollment management.

  • Experience with a teacher-scholar model of faculty professional development.

  • Experience with Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Criteria.
  • Department Contact for Questions

    Duretta Callahan
    Human Resources Generalist

    Additional Qualifications
    Salary and Rank Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please click here.
    Special Instructions
    For Best Consideration Date 04/01/2018
    Expected Start Date 07/01/2018
    OAA # EA-2018-10

    Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Letter of Application
    3. List Of References
    Optional Documents