The College of St. Scholastica, a vibrant, multi-campus institution in the Catholic Benedictine tradition with its main campus in Duluth, Minnesota, seeks an experienced academic leader who embodies the values of the School of Business & Technology (SBT) and consistently demonstrates the highest levels of ethical decision-making, social responsibility, global awareness, and professional excellence in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to serve as its next Dean of the School of Business and Technology. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves on the Academic Council, and is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership in all aspects of the academic programs in the School of Business and Technology. The Dean will advocate for Inclusive Excellence and support CSS’s long-standing commitment to equity, inclusion, and cultural fluency.
The College currently operates nine satellite campuses within Minnesota, in addition to the main campus in Duluth. Graduate, extended site and online programs include traditional graduate programs, offered on the main campus, accelerated programs offered at the extended sites, and online programs. Enrollment for the 2017 academic year was 4,325—1,792 traditional undergraduates and 2,533 students in graduate, extended and online programs. The College offers programs at both the undergraduate (certificate and bachelor’s) and graduate (master’s and doctoral) levels across six academic schools grounded in the liberal arts, with a particularly strong focus and reputation in nursing and the health professions.
The School of Business and Technology offers seven undergraduate programs: Accounting; Applied Economics; Computer Information Systems; Finance; Business Management; Marketing; and Organizational Leadership. SBT also offers three graduate programs: MBA in Leadership and Change; MBA in Rural Healthcare; and Master of Science in Project Management.
The Dean of will be responsible for academic administration of all undergraduate and graduate programs in SBT and will assume the faculty roles of teaching, scholarship, and service. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean works collaboratively with academic colleagues to ensure the quality of all academic offerings of the College—at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in traditional, and online formats locally and at extended sites in Minnesota.
As a member of both the faculty and administration, the Dean must be a strong faculty and student advocate while at the same time establishing the strategic direction of the School and supporting the strategic direction of the College. This strategy includes a commitment to the College’s Catholic, Benedictine heritage and values; a commitment to inclusive excellence; to providing an excellent education to students in a rigorous yet supportive environment; and to securing the College’s future through delivery of business and technology programs in ways that balance quality and affordability, through growth of undergraduate and graduate studies programs, and through an entrepreneurial approach to the work of the College.
The Dean will have a diverse set of roles related to:
- resource management
- academic personnel management
- internal operations
- external and government relations and community partnerships
An earned doctorate is required for this position—ideally, in a discipline offered within the School of Business and Technology. Additional required qualifications include: Documented administrative and supervisory experience in higher education at the department chair or program director level or above; understanding of the trends and issues impacting business education; evidence of a commitment to respect, diversity and inclusion.
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.
About The College of St. Scholastica
CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus. Today CSS programs are offered to more than 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission---community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning---animate the college community experience.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwate...r lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.