Northern State University seeks a Dean of the School of Business, a full-time, twelve-month position, to begin January 2024 or June 2024.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in a business
discipline from an accredited institution; demonstrated creativity and success in developing new
programs to meet the needs of students and firms in the region; fundraising experience; and
college leadership experience at the chair or dean level. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic,
innovative and experienced leader who is committed to strategic enrollment growth and guiding
the School of Business to prominence as the leading regional institution in Business and
Responsibilities: The Dean will report to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs with
the following responsibilities:
Oversee the academic programs in the School of Business.
Lead enrollment growth for the School, working with the University Admissions
Department on development of effective enrollment growth strategies.
Supervise and provide collaborative vision for the newly launched Northern Innovation
and Startup Center.
Lead individuals and teams of faculty/staff to respond to student and community needs.
Work with faculty and administrators to develop programs and courses for online and
Direct academic processes to facilitate positive student outcomes and faculty
Obtain professional support to advance School of Business development.
Evaluate assessment plans for all majors, retention of students, recruitment, and other
Manage budgets in support of School of Business programs.
Establish policies and incentives that promote the mission of Northern State University.
The School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Management Information
Systems, Banking and Financial Services, Finance, International Business, Business
Administration, Management, Marketing, and Accounting. Associate degrees and minors are
available in several areas. The School of Business offers master’s programs in Accounting
Analytics and Banking and Financial Services. The School currently employs 16 full-time
faculty, one program director, and two support staff. Funding for a new School of Business
building has been approved by the South Dakota legislature. With over 9% growth in business
majors in the last three years, and a new building in the works, the NSU School of Business has
momentum to make an even greater impact in the region.
Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional comprehensive university characterized
by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular
opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in
the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. NSU is organized into the College of Arts and
Sciences, School of Fine Arts, the Millicent Atkins School of Education, and the School of
Business. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the School of
Business is accredited by ACBSP at all degree levels. NSU is in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a
vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is
a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys
a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $150 million invested
over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive
momentum. Recent new facilities include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center
and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science
Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields.