R0002669 Dean of the College of Business, Health, and Human Services

Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 18, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Business, Health, and Human Services (R0002669). The newly formed College of Business, Health, and Human Services seeks a dean who will help empower the college’s diverse and innovative units to build on their achievements and take the next steps forward. The new dean will have the opportunity to develop and implement a unified vision for the college to help achieve its mission to apply theory and research to drive social change. Reporting to the provost, the dean will work cooperatively with the faculty, department chairs, other deans, the provost, and the chancellor to develop and implement the college’s and university strategic plans and other institutional goals. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy. 

The successful dean candidate will be expected to provide leadership in all aspects of the college’s operation, including advance the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, both in-person and online; support and embrace the university’s commitment to diversity; lead initiatives to recruit students as well as increase enrollment and retention; take advantage of the college’s location in the capital city; build partnerships with the community; raise the state, regional and national profile of the college and its programs; represent the college before the university community, alumni, and other outside entities; lead major fund-raising efforts, focusing on developing significant sources of private funds to support current and ongoing programs and build existing endowments; develop and promote online programs; value and manage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary endeavors; and enhance the sense of community among faculty, students, administrators, and staff. 

The College of Business, Health, and Human Services (https://ualr.edu/cbhhs/) includes the School of Business, the School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation, the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work. These five schools offer a variety of degrees at the baccalaureate and master's level as well as the state’s only Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Some of the largest and most successful online programs can also be found in this college. 

UA Little Rock provides a unique environment that combines a fast-paced business and technology hub with cultural offerings and deep ties to the community. Little Rock is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting affordable housing, many cultural attractions, and close proximity to extensive natural and recreational areas. The university is located in midtown, which is approximately five miles from recently revitalized downtown Little Rock, close to the state capitol, the Clinton Presidential Library, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. UA Little Rock, classified as a “High Research” doctoral institution by the Carnegie Foundation, is Arkansas’s premier metropolitan university and enrolls nearly 9,000 full- and part-time students. In addition, the university offers baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees across more than thirty departments in three degree-granting colleges and a law school. 

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a terminal degree from an accredited institution. Proven track record of leading and managing organizational change. At least 5 years of demonstrated administrative experience, including a record of collaborative, visionary leadership at the department level or above. Equivalent leadership experience in a non-academic organization will be considered. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Preferred candidates should have successful fundraising experience; intellectual leadership; and, a record of collaboration in a variety of settings. Candidates should manifest strong and effective communication skills. Preferred candidates will have experience in successfully growing a department, school, college, or organization Preferred candidates should have demonstrated experience with and/or a vision for student recruitment. 

All applicants must submit applications through UA Little Rock’s online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources website at https://ualr.edu/humanresources/jobs. Candidates should provide a letter of application describing their interest and qualifications for the position, current vita, and five references. Official transcripts will be required for hire. 

The search committee will accept applications and nominations until the on-campus interview stage. For best consideration, applicants should complete applications by April 23, 2021. If you have any questions about the position or wish to nominate an individual, please email Brian Berry, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at bcberry@ualr.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an application in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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