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Associate Dean, College of Business (AA24174)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 2, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Dean, College of Business (AA24174)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Affairs
Unit: Academic Affairs220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: At Will
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 29, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: At Will (Range 9)*

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan

Job Description:
The Associate Dean of the College of Business will be responsible in assisting the Dean with the vision, leadership, and daily management of the College of Business with specific responsibilities in leading AACSB accreditation, assurance of learning processes, hiring and retention of faculty and staff, personnel management and faculty development, academic and curriculum management, transfer and academic partnerships, and interpretation and implementation of university policies/procedures.The Associate Dean will have primary responsibility for IFO Article 22 evaluation of all fixed-term and full professors and will also provide leadership for adjunct and fixed-term faculty hiring, professional development, scholarship and mentoring where appropriate. The Associate Dean will assist the Dean in assuring alignment and implementation of the College of Business Strategic Plan with the University's vision, mission, values, and strategic plans.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate or terminal degree in a discipline appropriate to the College of Business (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).

  • Minimum of six (6) years of academic experience Academic credentials appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and advancing racial/social justice and equity in curriculum, communities, and engagements.

  • Demonstrated experience developing effective relationships within a university setting including faculty, department chairs, deans, staff, and students within a college and other internal stakeholders across divisions.

  • Demonstrated commitment to leading and supporting academic program quality and enrollment management, including experience with accreditation, assurance of learning, and data literacy at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

  • Demonstrated support and advocacy for faculty, staff, students, and academic programs consistent with the University’s mission, including support for effective teaching and understanding of scholarly activities.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • Administrative experience in higher education (department chair, graduate program director, or other comparable administrative experience).

  • Experience with personnel management and leading a cross-functional team, including the hiring and evaluation processes and familiarity with evaluation processes for tenured, tenure- track, and non-tenure-track faculty.

  • Experience with resource management including budgets, facilities, grants, or contracts.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging student populations, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and trends in business programs, including adult learners and online education.

  • Experience in cultivating relationships and partnerships, including K-12, 2-year college, international university, and/or industry partnerships.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead in a collective bargaining, shared governance environment.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Frequent evening and weekend work. Overnight travel required, as needed to meet the duties and responsibilities of the position
Ability to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally, to meet with a wide variety of stakeholders, partners, and other constituencies, to meet the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes:
  • Telework: Up to 20% of the time. A position with a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work on a regular basis at a telework location that is not the employee’s permanent/principal work location.


Please visit our Career Opportunities page for the Prospectus for the Associate Dean, College of Business:

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato’s goals?

Brittany McKibben
Executive Assistant, Office of the Provost
Phone: 507-389-2900
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the compensation plan for the Minnesota State Administrator Plan which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the Administrator Summary link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M375M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 01/03/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 11/01/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. jeid-f44acb22dcab0247b79acca26fc61eb8

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