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Dean, School of Business
Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut
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Date Posted December 04, 2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Dean, School of Business

Academic Affairs

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for the Dean of the School of Business.The dean of the serves as the chief academic officer and administrative leader of the School of Business at Central Connecticut State University. The dean reports to the provost and vice president for academic affairs. He or she works with the president, vice presidents, deans, School of Business faculty, administrative staff, and students in ensuring School of Business programs meet high standards of academic excellence. The School of Business offers bachelors’ degrees, masters’ degrees, and certificate programs in business and accounting. 

The dean is charged with creating an environment that will support the development, implementation, growth, and expansion of undergraduate and graduate opportunities in business to serve the needs of students, business and industry in and connected to Connecticut, and through interdisciplinary connections with colleagues from across the CCSU campus and CSCU system. The School of Business operates with five departments: (1) Department of Accounting, (2) Department of Finance, (3) Department of Management and Organization, (4) Department of Management Information Systems, and (5) Department of Marketing. The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. In addition, the dean oversees the operations of the School of Business Student Services Center, the advising center for business students.

The dean holds overall responsibility for approximately 50 full-time faculty members and support staff that includes an associate dean, assistant dean, MBA director, MBA graduate advisor, an advising & career exploration specialist, an advising and student support specialist, an administrative assistant, and two secretaries. As of Fall 2019, the School of Business served 2,025 headcount students, 1,736 undergraduates and 289 graduate students. The dean’s responsibilities include the following:

Academic Leadership

  • Works with School of Business faculty in establishing the vision, mission, and strategic directions for the programs and units housed in the school.

  • Ensures compliance with the standards of the New England Commission of Higher Education and AACSB International.

  • Develops and maintains partnerships with business and industrial organizations and with governmental entities in Connecticut and the Northeast.

  • Supports the teaching, research, and service missions of the school and the university.

  • Leads school-wide actions of faculty and staff in student recruitment and retention activities collaboratively among academic affairs, enrollment management, and student affairs.

  • Reviews and resolves students’ academic concerns.

  • Encourages and supports development of grant proposals; ensures appropriate administration of grants awarded within the constraints of university policy and process.

  • Accountable for meeting enrollment goals established through university-planning processes.


  • Supervises an associate dean, assistant dean, staff, chairs, and faculty in the School of Business.

  • Ensures appropriate search processes are completed prior to recommending specific candidates for full-time faculty positions to the provost and president. Oversees the hiring of part-time faculty.

  • Manages the selection, development, and placement of faculty in the School of Business. Directs and leads chairs regarding academic standards, required faculty qualifications, and allocation of faculty to program offerings, achieving effective assignment of faculty within budget constraints.

  • Works with chairs in establishing faculty workload assignments to meet the needs of CCSU students, in support of the CCSU mission, and consistent with the collective bargaining agreement between the CSCU and the AAUP.

  • Evaluates the performance of School of Business full-time faculty consistent with the agreement between the CSCU and the AAUP.

  • Ensures completion of the annual performance-evaluation processes for all classifications of non-AAUP employees in the School of Business.

Budget and Facilities

  • Coordinates input into the annual CCSU budget-development process.

  • Oversees budgets for School of Business programs and activities.

  • Works with university-level facilities, safety, and information technology staff to plan for emerging and future needs and ensure ongoing currency of School of Business equipment and facilities.

Academic Policy

  • Ensures the establishment and periodic revision as necessary of a written description of an internal School of Business governance system. Ensures compliance with governance system.

  • Participates in the development of university-wide academic policy through the Council of Deans and other university-level committees and groups as assigned by the provost and/or president.

Curriculum and Program Development

  • Ensures new-program and course development and revision are consistent with the strategic directions of the university and the School of Business.

  • Manages with chairs the course offerings in each School of Business department. Reviews enrollments, timing of course offerings, faculty teaching loads, and appropriateness of courses and schedules for degree-program objectives.

  • Works with faculty to ensure that program review processes assess outcomes and direct needed revisions.

University Leadership

  • Participates in university-level leadership as a member of the Council of Deans.

  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing the strategic initiatives of CCSU.

  • Accountable for fundraising for the School of Business.

  • Establishes and maintains a school-level advisory committee of external industry, community, and disciplinary leaders for advice and fiscal support.

  • Supports the advancement and development functions of CCSU by developing strong connections to national disciplinary organizations, local and national industry and governmental organizations, and individuals who may serve as potential donors.

  • Avoids conflicts of interest in which financial or other personal considerations may compromise, or give the appearance of compromising, the allocation of professional time, energy, or judgment in administration of the duties of dean.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate.

  • Ability to establish, foster and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, e.g., students, faculty, staff, and community and industry partners.

  • Successful university-level faculty experience.

  • Demonstrated success planning and managing budgets.

  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and collaboration.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in an academic field related to the programs housed in the School of Business.

  • A record of teaching, research, and service that meets the qualifications of a senior faculty rank.

  • Demonstrated success administering academic programs as a department chair or equivalent.

  • Leadership experience in a collective-bargaining environment.

  • Demonstrated successful experience with regional and AACSB accreditation processes.

  • Demonstrated success with grants and contracts.

  • Successful fund raising.

  • Demonstrated success in new-program development.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, please visit and select the apply button on the bottom of the posting. Applications must be received by January 15, 2020. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Ju Kim, Search Chair at

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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