Dean, College of Business, Economics, and Computing

Code: 058 Posted: 08/13/2014

Position Location: Southeastern, WI
Reporting Relationship: Provost

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the Dean of the College of Business, Economics and Computing. The successful candidate is expected to begin July 1, 2015.

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.

The College of Business, Economics, and Computing has three departments: Business; Computer Science; and, Economics. Thirty two full-time faculty 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, and the MBA. The Computer Science Department offers the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Computer Science and Business faculty jointly offer the Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems. The Economics Department offers the Bachelor of Arts in Economics. All three departments offer a number of minors and certificate programs. The Business programs are 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 an active center (the Solutions for Economic Growth Center) through which students, faculty, and businesses collaborate on real-world problems and a small-business development center. In addition, the college has strong ties to international educational and business institutions through exchange and study abroad programs.


Required qualifications for the position include:

  • 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 accreditation in one or more of the disciplines offered by the college.

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • 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 with enrollment growth and management.

  • Demonstrated success in driving educational strategy in the programs offered by the college, including new program development.

  • Demonstrated commitment to 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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Planning

    1. 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.

    2. The dean will develop and support program and student assessment that is data driven and supports the academic endeavors of the college.

    3. The dean will provide leadership and support for program accreditation/reaccreditation efforts in the college.

  2. Budget

    1. 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.

  3. Personnel

    1. The dean will be responsible for recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse and outstanding faculty, providing appropriate support for faculty to achieve their professional development goals.

  4. Leadership

    1. 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.

    2. The dean must be committed to advancing the goals and objectives of both the college and the university and fostering collaborations across the campus.

    3. The dean must have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning across disciplines and colleges and to fostering and rewarding collaborations in teaching, learning, research, scholarship and creative activity.

  5. Outreach

    1. 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.

    2. The dean must be able to work effectively with the CBEC advisory board.

  6. Fundraising

    1. 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.

    2. The dean will work with internal and external constituents to successfully encourage the procurement of grants.

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, and diplomacy.

  • 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.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the university’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the university and community, please see our website at

Review of Applications

Applications received by October 15, 2014 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

Application Process

Interested candidates should provide a complete application packet which includes a cover letter explaining qualifications, a current CV, a list of three to five references with contact information, and a transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable). A criminal background check and official university transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

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Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Contact Information

If you have application questions, please email or call:

Latrice Marshall
Program Associate, CNHS
Greenquist Hall 342
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
P.O. Box 2000
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000
Office Phone: +1 262 595 2980

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Name: Latrice Marshall

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2980

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