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Misericordia University seeks an energetic, innovative, and collaborative leader for the position of Dean of the College of Business (COB), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.  Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean will advance intellectual leadership, pedagogical practice, and administrative process for the college.  The University seeks a leader who is mission driven, committed to high impact educational experiences, and has demonstrable experience in developing a diverse range of students who live lives of consequence within their communities and the world.  

The College of Business includes the Department of Business and the Department of Mass Communications and Design.  Successful candidates will possess a record of participation in significant collaborative, interdisciplinary, and diversity initiatives as well as experience in building enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Dean will lead the development of a strategic plan for COB that will promote the visibility of the College.  Candidates should be able to articulate their understanding of the challenges facing business and higher education, specialized accreditation, and the role and balance of teaching, scholarship, and service at a comprehensive university committed to teaching and to a strong foundation in the liberal arts and humanities in the undergraduate curriculum.  This position requires a Doctoral degree in an area represented in the business programs and a minimum of 10 years of successful college teaching, scholarship, research, and progressively responsible administrative experience.  Documented ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders and collegiality is valued.

Misericordia University, a Catholic liberal arts institution established in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and respect for all persons in an environment where all are welcome.  As a community, we are committed to integrity and the values of Mercy, Service, Justice, and Hospitality as the foundation of university life.  Misericordia offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and is especially strong in the Health Sciences.  The University’s approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide acclaim. Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty, and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus.  

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references.  Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by January 1, 2018 are assured full consideration.  Send applications via email to: hr@misericordia.edu or apply online directly at: http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=1459

12/05/17 Dean of the College of Business, Misericordia University