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Dean, College of Business

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$194,599 - $260,000 per calendar year
Posted Date
Feb 15, 2023

Please apply at (job #: 28761)


Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

The Dean of the College of Business and Administration is a 12-month position that serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the College and reports to the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). The Dean demonstrates strong leadership, management, and development skills to support faculty in teaching, research, and service within the College. The Dean will be able to promote and articulate the College's vision and mission within the College and the campus, and to external constituents in the public and private sector. Primary responsibilities for the Dean include building and maintaining the quality of business programs, building and supporting faculty teaching and scholarship, managing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) accreditation, strengthening relationships with the business community, and fundraising. The Dean works collegially with fellow members of the Deans’ Council and other senior university administrators to advance the mission of the University. 

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page

Job Duties:

The Dean provides leadership to the College of Business and Administration:

  1. Establishes a shared vision that is consistent with the mission and goals of the University and College.

  • Initiates and maintains strategic plans for academic programs, College departments, and collaborative initiatives.

  • Advances a research environment aligned with the mission of the campus.

  • Promotes quality academic programs that meet the educational requirements of the students and external constituents.

  • Encourages a climate of student support and success.

  • Plans and coordinates academic program reviews to acquire and maintain accreditation.

  • Maintains an environment of open communication with all interactions carried out in a professional manner.

  • Enhances a culture of diversity and community with faculty, staff, and students.

  • Uses excellent communication and interpersonal skills to articulate the College’s vision, mission, and goals to the UCCS campus, CU system, and external constituents.

The Dean is responsible for development activities in the College of Business and Administration:

  1. Develops community, industry and government partnerships that support College programs and provide external resource enhancement.

  • Obtains resources, support, and funding to sustain outstanding graduate programs.

  • Develops a research infrastructure to assist the faculty in seeking sponsored research opportunities.

  • Obtains funding for scholarships, laboratory equipment, and capital development.

The Dean exercises effective administration and management skills in the College of Business and Administration:

  1. Provides effective management and execution of fiscal policies and procedures.

  • Makes decisions in a timely, ethical, and professional manner.

  • Deals fairly and equitably with all stakeholders including faculty, staff, and students.

  • Supervises faculty and staff personnel, oversees faculty workload with input from the appropriate department chair, and establishes and ensures compliance with equitable policies and procedures including those for promotion and salary adjustments.

  • Establishes policies and procedures for shared College governance and collegial decision making.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Work Location: Typically, on-site; position may be partially remote based on the needs of the College, as negotiated with the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

What We Offer:

Salary Range: $194,599 - $260,000 per calendar year

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)

  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

  • Off Campus Housing Resources 

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 24th, 2023. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

  • The potential dates for Zoom interviews with the search committee will be the week of April 3rd, 2023

  • The search committee expects an in person and on campus interview to occur early to mid May, 2023. Please expect a full day interview including a campus presentation, meeting campus constituents, and one-on-one interviews with the Chancellor and the Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

  • The potential employee start date is July 1st, 2023.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a terminal degree in one of the disciplines housed in the college or closely related field.

  • Demonstrate administrative experience at an AACSB-accredited college at the level of academic
    department head, assistant dean, associate dean, dean, or other comparable administrative experience
    appropriate for a College.

  • Have a record sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured full professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Vision and leadership experiences appropriate for a College of Business.

  • A successful track record in securing funding, external partnerships, and diversifying revenue streams.

  • Experience in managing College and departmental budgets, balancing allocation of resources to faculty
    professional development and research.

  • An ability to be entrepreneurial, creative, and innovate in attitude and approach.

  • A background aligned to UCCS values demonstrating the highest level of integrity, ethics, and

  • Experience chairing or being a member on an AACSB accreditation visit team.

 Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain still and move.

  • Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

  • Applications submitted by February 24th, 2023 will receive full consideration.
  • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered.
  • Please apply at (job #: 28761).
  • Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
  • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. 

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.    

Application Materials Required: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • List of References 

Application Materials Instructions: 

  • Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting.
  • To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting.
    1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time.
    2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
    3. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

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