Position Summary: Monmouth University seeks a visionary, collaborative, and innovative leader who will serve as the next Dean of the Leon Hess Business School, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.
The Leon Hess Business School has approximately 1200 undergraduate and 150 graduate students with a fulltime faculty of 45 across four departments including Accounting, Economics Finance & Real Estate, Management & Leadership, and Marketing & International Business. The undergraduate degree programs are offered under a BSBA with concentrations in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing and Real Estate. The MBA program concentrations include Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing, and a general MBA that allows for customization around the student's career goals. The school houses the Kislak Real Estate Center, and the Monmouth University Center for Entrepreneurship, and has a Financial Lab with Bloomberg Terminals. Students from the LHBS find employment in a wide range of industries and firms, with strong placement in the top financial and accounting firms. The LHBS is accredited by AACSB, and a Princeton's Review “Best Business School”.
Monmouth University, a top-tier private university in one of the most desirable locations in the Northeast, is one of U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges” in the Regional Universities North category, is listed in The Princeton Review's “The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition” and Money magazine's 2020-2021 “Best Colleges,” and is recognized in Washington Monthly's annual college guide and rankings. Just an hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a region with vibrant arts and cultural offerings and a thriving economy with an expanding technology sector, fueled by entrepreneurship. The University's168?acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world and blends the classic beauty of two National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.
The Dean provides overall strategic leadership for the school and reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate in a business academic discipline; a distinguished record of academic achievement including effective teaching in higher education (undergraduate and graduate), scholarly activity and service at a level consistent with the appointment to rank of Professor with tenure; and demonstrated successful progressive administrative experience in higher education.
A strong candidate for this position will have vision, imagination and the ability to lead a dynamic organization, and a track record for developing programs, and investing in faculty. Strong candidates will have a record of commitment to diversity and equity in the school that is evidenced across faculty, students, stakeholders and programs. Candidates with a transparent style that invites engagement, and information sharing, and who are welcoming of new ideas and graciously accepts criticism, are preferred.
The Dean will be involved in critical decision making for the university, as well as serving as a cultivator of donor relationships, and partnerships with industry and our community. Working with LHBS business council, departmental advisory councils, and the Dean's advisory group, the Dean will seek a strong connection to industry and guide the school to ensure strong programmatic alignment with the skills and knowledge for future oriented careers.
Open until filled. Review of Candidates will begin immediately. Candidates who apply by February 15, 2021 will be given fullest consideration.
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Other Requirements: The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate from a business school and have leadership experience in the university academic environment. Have vision, imagination and the ability to lead a dynamic organization, and a track record for developing programs and faculty. Possess strong organizational and communication skills. Have a record of academic achievement, including effective teaching, scholarly activity, and service at a level consistent with the appointment to rank of full professor with tenure.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong candidates will have a record of commitment to diversity and equity in the school that is evidenced across faculty, students, stakeholders and programs. Candidates with a transparent style that invites engagement, and information sharing, and who are welcoming of new ideas and graciously accepts criticism, are preferred. Have a strong background, knowledge of, or experience in AACSB accreditation and requirements of AACSB Accredited institutions, along with either having a degree from or having held a full-time position in an AACSB accredited school. Experience in cultivating relationships with stakeholders and sponsors for the school including fundraising and partnerships with industry and the broader community. Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 6,200 students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs.
Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.
Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half of the University's student-athletes.
A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.
Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.