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Dean of the College of Business

South University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 21, 2023
Thursday, September 21, 2023 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.






Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage


The Dean of the College of Business and Information Technology reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, is a senior member of the faculty, and serves as the chief academic officer for doctoral, masters, and bachelor programs, delivered in online and on-ground formats for the South University system in the following disciplines. Areas of responsibility in this position include articulating strategic vision; managing the strategic planning process; ensuring academic integrity in college programs; overseeing faculty and staff selection, retention, promotion and evaluation processes; encouraging and supporting excellence in teaching, research/scholarly activity and service; promoting collegiality and collaborative relationships internally and externally; managing the fiscal well-being of the college; and promoting current students and alumni.


  • Articulate and implement a vision/plan for strategic college and programmatic development/expansion in support of South University’s growth and competitive position.
  • Assure that faculty possess appropriate credentials, develop professionally, contribute to campus and college academic operations, and share and use best practices.
  • In partnership with campus academic leaders, develop robust conceptual frameworks, student learning outcomes, and direct and indirect measures to assess and improve the quality of all programs.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of innovative system wide program initiatives.
  • Lead annual reviews of curriculum and program effectiveness.
  • Develop curriculum for new programs in a timely manner.
  • Work productively with, and serve as an advisor, mentor and coach, to department chairs/program directors, subject matter experts, and curriculum developers.
  • Report as required on status of program quality and the effectiveness of the College, including the achievement of outcomes, student retention, curriculum currency and rigor, faculty performance and credentials, and adequacy of academic support services.
  • Approve and endorse Program Director/Chair appointments and set credentialing standards for faculty. Actively participate in performance review of Program Directors/Chairs with Campus Dean(s) - Academic Affairs and Operations.
  • Actively work to maintain professional accreditation of programs and the College.
  • Conduct on-site evaluations and monitor annual reviews of all faculty members within the department.
  • Supervise curriculum changes for the college as deemed necessary and in collaboration with other campuses of South University and Online.
  • Develop curricular and policy revisions as requested by the SVPAA.
  • Assist in the textbook selection process for courses within the College.
  • Prepare the annual budget for the department and monitor monthly expenditures.
  • Ensure that program directors conduct advisory committee meetings and engage the professional and business community as the “voice” and “face” of the College of Arts and Sciences. Ensure that each program director and full-time faculty member is active in the community as well.
  • Adhere to university policies as described in the Faculty Handbook, job description, or other separate guidelines.
  • When teaching, perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Faculty job description.
  • In concert with the Campus Dean – Academic Affairs and Operations, supervise program directors/chairs in academic matters.
  • Play an integral role in the student recruitment process and program growth of all program in the College of Business and Information Technology.
  • Serve the College and University on committees as requested by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.


  • Ph.D. in a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 7 years post-doctoral experience.
  • Accreditation experience with ACBSP or ABET.
  • Must have experience in Curriculum Development.
  • Significant teaching experience at the University level.
  • Practical experience in the discipline of the program.
  • Management experience in academia and/or industry (academia preferred).
  • Experience managing online programs.
  • Experience starting new programs.
  • Experience developing faculty and staff.
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems; Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, video conference, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.

    South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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