Benedictine University, Academic Affairs

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Position ID:Benedictine University-Academic Affairs-INTERIMDEANCOB03292018 [#11033]
Position Title: Interim Dean of the College of Business
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Lisle, Illinois 60532, United States [map]
Subject Area: Administrative
Appl Deadline:2018/04/04help popup finished (2018/03/29, finished 2018/12/23, listed until 2018/09/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona.


We are Catholic. All are welcome. Benedictine University seeks employees who understand and contribute to the University’s mission and vision. Inspired by our Catholic Benedictine mission and identity, our academic community is committed to inclusion. As an institution, we express our commitment to our identity as a Catholic and Benedictine institution through our values as they are manifested throughout the University. As such, all employees are expected to support the University’s Catholic Benedictine mission and identity and to contribute to its distinctive intellectual life in an effort to help each student and each other to thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic community.


Interim Dean

Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business


Benedictine University invites applications for the position of Interim Dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business.  The position will report to the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs with a start date of June 1, 2018.

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.  We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.


The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business is a thriving, growing business school housed in a new, state of the art building on Benedictine University’s main campus in Lisle, IL located in the region’s “technology and research corridor” 20 miles west of Chicago.  The building features innovative classrooms and learning spaces, along with the nation’s largest campus-based Bloomberg trading lab.  We offer a wide range of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education levels on the Lisle campus, our Mesa, AZ campus, in China and Vietnam, off-site locations around the U.S., and online.


Our undergraduate programs (traditional and adult) are committed to preparing global business leaders through a values-centered approach to business education incorporating the development of skills in critical thinking, and ethical and socially responsible leadership.  By emphasizing theory in practice, innovation, strong general management, and academic rigor, our masters programs (MBA and MS degrees in Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizational Behavior, Taxation, and Executive Values-Driven Leadership) provide a lasting foundation for leadership and prepare students for current and future opportunities in their professional careers.  In addition to our masters programs, we also offer the Ph.D. in Organization Development and Ph.D./DBA in Values-Driven Leadership, recognized by in 2017 as the #1 Ph.D. Leadership Program in the U.S.  These are scholar-practitioner programs with strong global reputations targeted at mid-career professionals and senior business executives.


The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business seeks a dynamic leader who will support high-quality teaching, active learning, research, and professional development.


The responsibilities of the Interim Dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business include the following:

·        Provide vision to the college consistent with the mission of Benedictine University and its strategic plan.

·        Facilitate faculty and staff development and cooperation among academic units in the college and across the university.

·        Oversee the development and assessment of new and existing programs to ensure academic quality and external recognition.

·        Supervise, evaluate, and develop faculty and staff in collaboration with department and program chairs.

·        Establish external relationships to further program development, expand the resource base, and fundraising.

·        Prepare and manage the college budget.

·        Pursue and maintain specific accreditation for the college (ACBSP), with the goal of moving to AACSB accreditation in the future.

·        Work collaboratively with the university’s enrollment management along with marketing and communication in the marketing of programs and recruitment of students.

·        Work collaboratively with the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs to enhance operational efficiency and the college’s profile.


·        Ph.D. or DBA in a business-related field and credentials appropriate to hold the rank of full professor, preferably with industry experience to complement academic training.

·        Preferred five years of demonstrated administrative academic experience in higher education (dean, associate dean, program director, department chair, or equivalent).

·        Experience with multiple learning platforms to include face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats and the emerging educational needs of stakeholders within the business sector.

·        Experience in data-informed decision-making to guide program development, implementation, evaluation, and quality improvement.

·        Experience in building external relationships and fundraising.

·        Experience in the supervision, evaluation and development of employees.

·        Leadership skills rooted in integrity and transparency that embody shared governance and effective decision-making.

·        Excellent communication skills necessary to promote positive collaboration with multiple disciplines within the college and across the university to include community partners and students.

·        Experience in pursuing business accreditation.

·        Successful experience in budgeting and acquisition of resources, preferably experience in responsibility centered budgeting.  

The position is available starting June 1, 2018.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Applicants must have legal authority to work in the U.S. at the time of appointment.  Curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of five references through Academic Jobs Online at Https:///

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University’s rights as a religiously sponsored institution.  This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.   In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.   Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Further Info:
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

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