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Inaugural Dean, School of Business and Computer Science

Curry College
Milton, Massachusetts
Available upon request.
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Administrative, Deans
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Full Time
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About Curry College:


Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.


The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.


Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.


Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.


Curry College invites applications and nominations from accomplished academic leaders as candidates for the inaugural position of Dean, School of Business and Computer Science.  As the inaugural Dean, the candidate must possess significant experience in effective academic leadership and administration, external relations, accreditation and resource development.


The School of Business and Computer Science: The College's School of Business and Computer Science (SBCS) launched in fall 2022 and was established as a result of the largest single donation to the College in its 143-year history. The SBCS offers existing undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, computer science, marketing, and sport and recreation management at the undergraduate level and the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Accounting programs at the graduate level. The College's business programs are accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The SBCS also offers an array of minors and concentrations including accounting, business administration, data analytics, entrepreneurship/small business, finance, human resources, management information systems, marketing, residential property management and sport and recreation management. Traditional day programs are offered at the College's main campus in Milton, Massachusetts. Continuing Education and Graduate Studies programs are offered both the Milton and Plymouth, Massachusetts campuses. The Master of Science in Accounting is offered in an online modality.


The Opportunity: Leaning into their entrepreneurial spirit and strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, the inaugural Dean has the opportunity to shape an interdisciplinary vision and strategy for the SBCS from its foundation. The SBCS's vision and strategy will contribute to the College's ongoing branding review and the subsequent college-wide strategic planning process.


It is the expectation that the inaugural Dean will lead School-wide efforts focused on improving student success, strengthening enrollment pipelines through the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs, and developing resources to support the School through extending or expanding relationships with external partners and donors. The Dean, in partnership with the faculty, will also refine academic offerings in the SBCS portfolio in support of the aforementioned School-wide efforts and in alignment with the College's shared governance and administrative systems.




Job Description:


The Dean will serve as the chief academic, administrative and fiscal officer of the School of Business and Computer Science (BCS). The inaugural Dean will articulate the vision for and provide the strategic leadership of the School to ensure the quality and integrity of the mission, values, and academic curriculum of the School within the framework of the College's organization structure, including the system of shared governance. The Dean will be a scholar of national and international prominence who will foster faculty research, education, and service. The Dean will represent BCS to educational, corporate, not-for-profit and partners at the local, national, and international levels. The Dean has three key essential functions: External Relationships and Resource Development, Administrative Leadership, and Academic Leadership.


Essential Functions:


1. External Relationships and Resource Development: 


  • Fosters innovative, collaborative, and sustainable professional relationships with external partners, and key stakeholders in collaboration with the Provost, the Associate Vice President of Academic and Strategic Partnerships, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Executive Director of Continuing Education and Graduate Programs;
  • Represents the School of Business and Computer Science at meetings, conferences, and internal and external events;
  • Collaborates with the Grants Advisory Committee to investigate grant funding for School of Business and Computer Science initiatives;
  • Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Advancement to solicit alumni participation in support of the School of Business and Computer Science;
  • Develops and leads a College of Business and Computer Science Advisory Board;
  • Annually update Strategic Enrollment and Program Development Plans for each of the School's majors in collaboration with the Provost and the Vice President of Enrollment Management.
  • 2. Administrative Leadership:


  • Oversees School's participation in admissions activity including orientation and open house programs, accepted student days and other programs for accepted students for traditional, continuing education and graduate programs:
  • Serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:
  • Oversees the School of Business and Computer Science budgetary process including expenses and revenue and capital projects;
  • Oversees the design and publication of promotional materials in collaboration with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications;
  • Reviews the results of the Department/Division Evaluation Committee (DEC) process and make recommendations the Provost as appropriate;
  • Supervises school staff.
  • 3. Academic Leadership:


  • Chief Academic Officer for all undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School:
  • Oversees faculty recruitment and retention for the School in collaboration with the Provost:
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Group supporting academic institutional policy:
  • Serves as a faculty advocate and mentor:
  • Promotes scholarly activities of the school faculty:
  • Leads IACBE accreditation efforts and presents recommendations for continuous program improvement, development, and evaluation:
  • Initiates new program development and facilitates the review process and approval of new programs completed with faculty governance and shared governance protocols:
  • Promotes professional activities such as scholarly lecture series and other continuing education or certificate programs:
  • Maintains active participation in professional organizations, including leadership positions:
  • Maintains a record of scholarly activity including publications and presentations:
  • Supports continuous quality improvement in curriculum development including the use of learning outcomes assessment on an annual basis.




    Minimum Qualifications:


  • Earned doctorate in one of the School's disciplines.
  • Eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Demonstrated leadership with progressive levels of administrative responsibility notable in undergraduate and graduate programs at an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated record of an active and ongoing record of scholarly work.
  • Demonstrated record of professional mentorship.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in:
  • Professional Accreditation (e.g. IACBE, ABET, AACSB);
  • Curriculum development and evaluation;
  • Learning outcomes development and evaluation;
  • Online program development and evaluation;
  • Resource Development - grants, fundraising;
  • Partnership development with external stakeholders.


    Additional Information:


    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


    At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


    Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.


    Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.




    Application Instructions:


    Please apply online at for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:


  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

Nominations only may be sent to Candidates wishing to apply directly to this position may do so

through the Curry College employment website.

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