Dean: College of Business, Economics and Computing
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19376 Posted: 02/13/2023

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of picturesque woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. We offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. UW-Parkside is a community that is easy to call home. Find out why.


Position Title: Dean

Employment Type: Full Time, Limited Appointment, Salaried

Reports To: The Dean of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing will report to the Provost/Vice Chancellor.

Pay Range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and offers over 51 undergraduate majors, 87 minors / certificates, and 16 graduate degrees. The university is structured with four academic colleges: Arts & Humanities; Business, Economics & Computing; Natural & Health Sciences; and Social Sciences & Professional Studies. The campus community is comprised of 186 full-time faculty and lecturers and 272 full-time staff.


Role of the Dean of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing

The Dean is the academic leader and chief administrator for the College reporting directly to the Provost. The Dean is expected to provide leadership and support for strategic planning, budget planning and development, program review and accreditation, faculty and staff development, instructional innovation, research, advisory board initiatives, and community engagement. Leadership across the university is also expected through commitment to the university’s strategic initiatives. The successful candidate will bring a coherent vision for the College of Business, Economics, and Computing (CBEC) in a university committed to the integration of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional education.

About the College of Business, Economics, and Computing (CBEC)

 The College of Business, Economics, and Computing has three departments: Business; Computer Science; and, Economics.  Thirty-one full-time equivalent faculty and lecturers in these three departments serve about 1,000 majors. The Business Department offers the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, a competency-based undergraduate Flex Business Administration program, and a large MBA program. Other large disciplines offered by the Business Department include Finance and Human Resources. The Computer Science Department offers the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and the Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems (MSCIS).  Business faculty work collaboratively with Computer Science to teach some courses.  The Economics Department offers the Bachelor of Arts in Economics. All three departments offer a number of minors and certificate programs, and have many significant achievements. The Business programs are all fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB, International).

The college is engaged in an extensive array of partnership activities with businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the region. These include the App Factory where students develop mobile apps for clients; the Solutions for Economic Growth Center through which students, faculty, and businesses collaborate on projects for regional organizations; and a Small Business Development Center. In addition, the college has strong ties to international educational and business institutions in several countries through exchange and study abroad programs.

About the University of Wisconsin-Parkside


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus will be a premier comprehensive public institution and destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional and global progress.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national and global communities. 

To fulfill this mission, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will:

  • Offer high-quality academic programs rooted in the tradition of a liberal education in the arts, sciences and professions, responsive to the occupational, civic and cultural needs of the region, and actively seek the continued input of all stakeholders.
  • Generate, disseminate and apply knowledge through research, professional and creative activity that benefits communities throughout the region and the world.
  • Attract and retain a diverse and multicultural population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Foster a teaching and learning community that provides opportunities for collaborative faculty, student, and staff interaction in support of excellence.
  • Utilize technology creatively and effectively in courses, programs, and services.
  • Prepare students to be successful in their professional, civic, and personal lives.
  • Provide programs that meet the intellectual and cultural needs of people throughout their lives.
  • Provide and share in cultural and intellectual activities in partnership with our local and regional communities.   

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been enriching minds and changing lives of those who attend. That rich legacy continues today.

Small classes and one-on-one faculty attention have been our hallmark, and continue to be part of an experience that brightens futures. Our student-centric approach means students are never taught by assistants, don't get lost in a crowd, and do get to work side-by-side with faculty dedicated to their success.

We also support students by designing custom-tailored degree programs that meet the needs of today’s demanding job market, as well as students' unique curiosities. Combining academic disciplines can energize new pursuits and discoveries, so we encourage students to create the interdisciplinary course program that suits their interests.

One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that's unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one's future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

Parkside students receive a strong return on their investment. We empower our graduates and certificate recipients with the knowledge and practical skills vital to achieving personal and professional success in the changing local and global communities in which they live and work. And our ever-growing academic reputation, regional status, and location along the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor provides students with access to the region’s top employers.

Here, on our idyllic campus set on 700 acres of natural Wisconsin prairie and woodland, you’ll find energetic students making the most of their higher-education experience. With open spaces like our on-campus disc golf course, a diverse variety of student organizations, and our position as a regional center for the performing arts, Parkside is a community that's easy to call home.

This is Parkside.

Essential Job Functions

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning
    • The dean will be responsible for leading the college’s efforts to serve more students and improve student success, especially among historically underserved populations.
    • The dean will be responsible for implementing the college’s strategic plan and will lead the college in the recruitment, retention and graduation of students who are well-prepared for success in graduate school or professional careers.
    • The dean will develop and support program and student assessment that is data driven and supports the academic endeavors of the college.
    • The dean will provide leadership and support for program accreditation/reaccreditation efforts in the college, particularly the AACSB, International accreditation.
  • Budget
    • The dean will be responsible for the efficient and effective administrative and fiscal management of the college, working in a context of integrated budgeting, planning, and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Personnel
    • The dean will be responsible for recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse and outstanding faculty and staff, and for providing appropriate support for faculty and staff to achieve their professional development goals.
  • Leadership
    • Working within a framework of shared governance, the dean must have the imagination, initiative, and commitment to pursue new opportunities for the college, including the development of new undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 
    • The dean must be committed to advancing the goals and objectives of the CBEC departments, the college, and the university as well as fostering collaborations across the campus.
    • The dean must have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning and to fostering and rewarding collaborations in teaching, learning, research, scholarship and creative activity.
    • The dean must be committed to strengthening equity, diversity, and inclusion in the college’s culture.
  • Outreach
    • The dean must be able to articulate to campus and external constituents the enduring value of education in business, computer science, and economics, and must be able to advocate for the needs and advance the goals of the college while working collaboratively with other leaders across campus.
    • The dean must be able to work effectively with the CBEC advisory board.
  • Fundraising
    • The dean will be responsible for effectively representing the college to the campus, external communities, and alumni, and will provide leadership in the pursuit of external resources to support the goals of the college.
    • The dean will work with internal and external constituents to successfully increase fundraising.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission of a regional state institution as student-centered and engaged in the communities that we serve such as first-generation and minority students.
  • Excellent skills and aptitude in the following areas: leadership, decision making, project management, innovation, team building, conflict resolution, diplomacy, and equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the fundamental values of the professoriate—academic freedom, peer review and shared governance.
  • Commitment to promoting the cultural and intellectual value of the disciplines represented in the college, and the ability to articulate to all stakeholders how the disciplines improve employability, career readiness, and global citizenship.
  • Ability to promote the best interest of the college and to ensure that the goals of the college are aligned with and supportive of UW-Parkside goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work within a strongly collaborative administrative model.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in business, computer science, economics, or a related field.
  • Distinguished record of teaching and scholarly achievement meriting appointment with tenure at the rank of full professor.
  • Administrative abilities demonstrated through a minimum of five years’ service as a dean, associate or assistant dean, chair of an academic department, or comparable administrative position.
  • Demonstrated experience with AACSB accreditation for large business programs in the college.


Although not required, the ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following professional qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Demonstrated success with enrollment growth and management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Strong commitment to breadth of disciplines in the college.
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational, communication and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated success with AACSB accreditation.
  • Demonstrated record of successful fiscal management, including budgeting.
  • Demonstrated record of successful fund-raising.
  • Demonstrated success in community engagement.
  • Demonstrated success in attracting and retaining faculty & students from underrepresented groups.
  • Demonstrated experience with alternative delivery methods, especially with online programs and education.
  • Demonstrated success in driving educational strategy in the programs offered by the college, including new program development.
  • Demonstrated commitment and success in developing, implementing, and sustaining collaborative international and interdisciplinary programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership in generating and sustaining effective relationships with business and community leaders.
  • Commitment to effective decision-making in the context of shared governance.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

Review of Applications

Applications received by 02/27/2023 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

Application Process

Please submit the following required application materials:

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of application expressing interest in the position and detailing how the candidate's experience aligns with the responsibilities and qualifications for the position.
  • At least five references with full contact and email information (references will not be contacted without applicant's consent.)
  • Transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable – official university transcripts will be required and contingent upon hire).

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 04/27/2023

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