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Academic Dean, Anderson College of Business and Computing

Regis University
Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Dean, Anderson College of Business and Computing
Regis University

Northwest Denver Campus

Position Type:

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Requested Start Date for this Position:
09/01/2023 - 2 months to go

Campus Location:
Northwest Denver Campus

Full-time or Part-time:
Full time

Job Summary:
The Academic Dean is the chief academic officer of Anderson College of Business and Computing at Regis University. Anderson College is one of three colleges of Regis University, a Jesuit Catholic university in Denver, Colorado. It is a mission-focused, research and teaching-oriented college of business and computing that serves both traditional and post-traditional, undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of educational formats. Anderson College has an increasingly diverse student body with traditional undergraduate students comprising 19% of the population, post-traditional undergraduate students comprising 28% of the population, and graduate students 53%. The University was recently designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The Academic Dean serves as leader, advocate, and colleague of the College faculty, staff, and students. The Dean is charged with: advancing the mission of Anderson College and the University; providing a forward-looking vision for the College that reflects creativity; a clear commitment to innovative, student-centered educational practices; working proactively to increase diversity and inclusion; understanding changes and trends in higher education, especially in the areas of business and technology; enhancing the academic excellence of all aspects of Anderson College's programs; supporting the integration of scholarship and teaching; seeking and/or maintaining accreditation for both its business and computing programs; and securing and managing resources critical to its academic and mission advancement.

Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission and our service to students.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Academic Dean of Anderson College will provide a forward-looking, long-term academic vision and leadership for the college, with a commitment to a University-wide learning community that emphasizes academic rigor, innovation, respect for diversity, inclusion of those often marginalized, individual attention to students, and the Jesuit concept of cura personalis or care of the whole person.

Academic Leadership:

The Academic Dean serves as a recognized intellectual and academic leader in the University, Anderson College, and the wider community; provides vision for the College and University in a rapidly changing academic landscape; ensures and continuously enhances the quality and integrity of all college curricula and programs; seeks innovative ways to enhance the student experience using remote-delivery and in-person technology with a range of learning modes; promotes academic excellence, both in terms of research and teaching activities; oversees and supports the staff and programs of the College; through assessment and evaluation, ensures continuous improvement to meet the standards of current and future accreditations and spearheads the College efforts to achieve AACSB accreditation. Serves as a member of the President's Advisory Council (PAC), the Dean's Council, and similar groups. With a conscious focus on Sustainability and Integral Ecology, highlights the need for a curriculum that features ecological education and sustainable development. Collaborates with Regis partners in pioneering local developments that showcase these characteristics.

Student Experience: The Academic Dean provides overall direction to Anderson College in every aspect of the experiences of an increasingly diverse student body: how well they are informed and advised during their enrollment in the University; the breadth, depth, currency, and relevance of the learning they are offered; their education through co-curricular offerings; support provided to encourage success and retention; and their preparation for meaningful careers through professional engagements and experiential learning. The Academic Dean is committed to supporting the success of populations underrepresented in higher education including, but not limited to, students of color and first-generation students. The Academic Dean oversees the development and implementation of student access, enrollment, and retention plans. The Academic Dean also works closely with Admissions and Student Affairs to support recruiting, to support diverse-student access to Regis, to ensure that students are well informed and advised prior to matriculation, and to provide innovative services and programs that promote learning, personal development and well-being, and academic success.

Mission Advancement: The Academic Dean interprets, supports, and advances the comprehensive educational mission of Anderson College and Regis University and provides specific, visible leadership and perspectives with respect to the Jesuit tradition, the social teaching of the Catholic Church, education for justice, community diversity and inclusion, and learning through service. The dean promotes outreach to and collaboration with local secondary schools, recognizing a special apostolic bond with Jesuit and Catholic high schools. In the spirit of Jesuit General Congregation 36 and Pope Francis's writing, invites faculty and students to explore and promote new ways of producing and consuming.

Faculty Colleagueship: As a member of the faculty, the Academic Dean fosters a College and University learning community characterized by trust, support, mutual respect, and high morale; works with the faculty in the context of shared governance; leads mission-focused faculty recruiting and development efforts; recruits and retains a diverse faculty; serves as a key decision-maker with respect to faculty hiring, advancement, and tenure; directly supervises the associate deans, department and program chairs/directors; has a record of teaching, scholarship and service in appropriate disciplines commensurate with Professor rank in Anderson College; supports faculty scholarship; and teaches periodically in Anderson College.

Staff Leadership: As supervisor of the College's administrators and staff, the Academic Dean recognizes the important role they play in Anderson College of Business and Computing and thus fosters a college community that includes staff members, respects the differences among staff roles, provides support, recruits and retains a diverse staff, and cultivates high morale.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Academic Dean will have an awareness of and ability to articulate understanding regarding diversity, equity and inclusion broadly conceived, and historical, social and economic factors that influence the underrepresentation of particular groups in academia, as well as their experiences with belonging and inclusion. The Dean will lead the Anderson College of Business and Computing with specific, concrete goals, plans and priorities for tangible action steps on DEI at all levels. The dean will foster a culture and set of institutionalized norms and practices that are fully inclusive (for example, anti-racist at their core).

Resource Stewardship: The Academic Dean engages with University Advancement to raise funds to support College initiatives; plans and advocates for appropriate financial and other resources for College programs; and manages the expense budgets of Anderson College. The Academic Dean provides an innovative vision for the College with respect to resources and revenue in a changing national academic landscape. The Academic Dean will participate in activities to advance the college and the university with external constituencies including community partners, alumni, parents, friends, and donors, including direct involvement in fundraising.

Industry Knowledge: The Academic Dean will be an outward-looking leader who is knowledgeable about the rapid pace of technological change and business innovation and evolution that is reshaping society, organizations, government, and business models. Outreach to industry partners and engagement with business leaders will be a key focus area for the Dean. Seeks external market opportunities and emerging partnerships.

Relationships: The Academic Dean maintains open and positive relations with College faculty and staff bodies; establishes and nurtures effective collaborative relationships with the other deans of the University, with members of the executive staff, with local and national organizations, and with support service personnel throughout the University; recruits for and convenes the Anderson College of Business and Computing Executive Advisory Board; and serves as needed on University and College committees and task groups.

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university and disciplinary credentials appropriate for appointment to senior faculty rank in a college of business and computing.
  • Initial understanding of and enthusiasm for the Jesuit Catholic liberal arts mission of the University as well as the Jesuit way of proceeding, which is collaborative and discerning as the community seeks ever new ways to adapt its mission to a changing world.
  • Demonstrated institutional and academic contributions through a meaningful combination of service, teaching, and scholarship. (Note: Candidate may justify weights in each of these categories based on roles/responsibilities.)
  • Demonstrated awareness of and ability to articulate priorities regarding diversity, equity and inclusion broadly conceived, and historical, social and economic factors that influence the underrepresentation of particular groups in academia.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a collegial environment and possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written work.
  • Experience in resource development, fundraising and working with external constituencies (for example, alumni, advisory boards, donors, and the community).
  • Demonstrated analytic and problem-solving abilities.
  • Must be demonstrably prepared to provide mission, academic, and programmatic vision and leadership in concert with both the Anderson College and University communities, and to actively build trust and confidence of those communities.
  • Experience leading in complex organizations.


Preferred qualifications are considered in combination with the demonstrated degree of quality of minimum qualifications.
  • Administrative and academic leadership in Jesuit higher education or a similar faith-based higher education tradition.
  • Understanding of Catholic traditions and teachings, and familiarity with Ignatian spirituality.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the various teaching and research topics within the business and computing disciplines.
  • Experience at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) or similar experience with an institution or program focused on fostering success of students of color.
  • Experience with post-traditional student populations and online education.
  • Experience with both undergraduate and graduate student populations.
  • Experience with enrollment and financial management.
  • Understanding and/or experience with AASCB accreditation; in alignment with this accreditation the expected scholarly academic background of a dean should demonstrate sustained, substantive academic and/or professional engagement to support relevancy in their field of teaching and contributions to other mission components as identified above.

Application materials should include:

The position will require a criminal background and driving record check before hire.

For priority consideration please submit your application materials by July 5th, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To view our Benefits Guide use either the link or the web address below.

Benefits Guide - Fiscal year 23-24 or

Pay Rate:
$200,000 to $225,000 / annually commensurate with qualifications

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Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.


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