DEAN FOR THE HOWARD & BEVERLY DAYTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Position: Asbury University invites applications and nominations for the next Dean for the Howard and Beverly Dayton School of Business (DSB). This is an administrative post with faculty status. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the DSB. The Dean is responsible to the Provost of the University.
Institutional Commitment: Asbury University is an independent, Christian, liberal arts university in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. In the desire to be a more inclusive community, reflective of the Kingdom of God, we especially encourage applications from women and from candidates from various ethnic backgrounds. At Asbury University, employees must display a committed and dynamic Christian faith along with the ability to support the University’s Wesleyan Holiness theological position, lifestyle standards, and mission. Candidates must agree, support and adhere to University policies and procedures – including the Faculty Manual, Community Standards Guidelines, Human Sexuality Statement, and the Standard of Conduct for employees. Asbury University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, or handicap in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.
Responsibilities: Candidates will serve as Dean of the Dayton School of Business (DSB) leading the management of the school along with exploring growth opportunities. The Dean is responsible for the vision, strategic growth, personnel, programs and budgets for the DSB and will be expected to teach a reduced load of graduate and undergraduate courses in both online and face-to-face modalities. Courses will typically be affiliated with one or more of the following areas: business administration, sport management, accounting, finance, and nonprofit management pedagogy.
Provide leadership for casting a compelling program vision and growth strategy for the DSB;
Give overall leadership to DSB faculty by encouraging professional and personal development, promoting cooperation and fellowship within the DSB, and fostering on-going attention to faith and learning development;
Provide leadership in formulating educational policy for the DSB;
Serve on the Deans’ Council to assist the Provost in collaboratively cultivating policies related to institutional protocols and procedures;
Provide leadership to establish competency standards and objectives for all programs within the DSB;
Review recommendations for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and termination, and forward recommendations to the Provost;
Manage all departmental budgets within the DSB by approving and monitoring expenditure of all University funds under their purview;
Facilitate the relationship between the DSB Future of Work Coordinator, external partners, and the Asbury Catalyst Center.
Recruit, develop and retain a diverse assemblage of faculty with demonstrated commitment in business that will add stature and bring national recognition to the School.
Consult with the Provost regarding Associate/Assistant Dean, Department Chairs, and Program Director appointments and evaluate DSB personnel annually.
Requirements: A PhD in business or a related field or DBA is preferred, however individuals with an MBA or other credentials and experiences will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate from an AACSB or ACBSP institution.
The next Dean for the DSB needs to demonstrate
a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality;
strong leadership, a collaborative spirit, a willingness to listen, and a heart and mind to motivate others to accomplish the institutional and school mission;
the ability to articulate and implement a creative and compelling vision for the DSB while engaging a range of constituencies;
a strong network of contacts with colleagues and peers in the business field domestically and internationally;
an acumen for critical thinking skills — with the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
entrepreneurial thinking which thrives on addressing challenges and opportunities in innovative, and creative ways;
the aptitude to articulate ambitious goals and establish priorities with clear accountability to ensure results while managing resources effectively and efficiently;
a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and intercultural understanding within Christian higher education and extending into the marketplace;
knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources;
knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of educational impact and success.
success and credibility with the business community coupled with an understanding of and commitment to the academy;
a capacity to lead and engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other faculty from a Wesleyan-Holiness perspective;
a life which is lived in harmony and compliance with the Faith, Mission and Community Lifestyle Standards of the University;
an ability to communicate effectively to a broad range of both internal and external constituencies, including academic professionals, business leaders, potential students, alumni, donors and faculty;
the skill of active listening — giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
an acumen for establishing the School's fundraising goals and actively participating in the work necessary to achieve them;
a commitment to embrace DSB’s cores values of servant leadership which posits that the purpose of a business should include an aim to alleviate poverty in all its forms: economic, social, and spiritual.
School of Business Information: The Dayton School of Business has over 200 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The School of Business houses programs in accounting, finance, marketing, management, sport management, and nonprofit management. Degrees are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. There is a strong emphasis on social and commercial entrepreneurship. It is a goal for every student to be mentored by a Christian business person, and for each student to serve as an intern. The DSB desires to develop corporate and entrepreneurial leaders in a changing, global business environment. We believe the business world needs more graduates who with "head and heart" become innovative leaders capable of anticipating, initiating and managing change.
Academic rank at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level commensurate with experience. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.
Compensation is competitive and dependent upon education and experience. Benefits include retirement (TIAA/CREF) and insurance plans.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Timothy Wooster, Provost, Asbury University [email protected]
Interested candidates should send or email-attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of management and leadership style, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing the current vitality of your personal Christian faith to [email protected] or mail to:
Asbury University Human Resources 1 Macklem Drive Wilmore, KY 40390
About Asbury University
Asbury University was founded in 1890 with a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. The University is recognized as a premier Christian university in the liberal and applied arts that prepares young men and women to engage postmodern society with a Christian worldview in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition as servant leaders. Asbury seeks to enable students to acquire skills and attitudes that promote the holistic integration of faith, learning and living in a Christ-centered transformative community based on Biblical principles. Asbury University encourages more than 1,325 traditional undergraduate students to study, worship and serve together on a campus located 10 miles southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Ky. These students come from 44 states and 15 foreign nations, and more than 80 percent of the University’s students live on campus. Students in our Adult Professional Studies and graduate programs increase the total enrollment to 1,700 students. Asbury University’s 13 academic departments,contained within four schools, offer more than 50 majors.
The University also offers several Master's programs, including education and social work. In addition, the Unive...rsity provides an adult degree-completion program called Adult Professional Studies (APS) and Online Programs. As a result, the University has a total enrollment of more than 1,700 students. More than 22,000 living alumni of the University surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and more than 70 nations.
Asbury University is an independent liberal arts university, providing undergraduate and graduate educational programs guided by the classical tradition of orthodox Christian thought. Central to this endeavor is a clear affirmation of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as God’s infallible and authoritative word and particularly its teaching that the world was created by God and that persons are created in the image of God. On this foundation, we seek to provide an excellent integrated educational experience that appreciates truth in all areas of life and develops whole persons for achievement and service. Whether preparing students for further advanced-degree study or for professional employment, the educational programs of the University reflect a liberal arts character.
Asbury University is listed among the best liberal arts universities in the nation by the National Review, and has been named among the top-10 regional liberal arts institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The Templeton Foundation has recognized Asbury as a "character building university" and has singled out its leadership development program for special recognition.
Asbury University’s campus has a beautiful setting located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, 10 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., on US 68.