Academic Dean, Anderson College of Business and Computing
Northwest Denver Campus
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Requested Start Date for this Position:
09/01/2023 - 2 months to go
Northwest Denver Campus
Full-time or Part-time:
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
: 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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Application materials should include:
- Administrative and academic leadership in Jesuit higher
education or a similar faith-based higher education
- 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
- Experience with both undergraduate and graduate student
- 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.
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
Benefits Guide - Fiscal year 23-24
$200,000 to $225,000 / annually commensurate with
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background to provide an education for men and women of all ages
and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A
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