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Director of the School of Business (P00001237)

Employer
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Location
Little Rock, Arkansas
Salary
175,000
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Business (R0051511). Reporting to the Dean of the College of Business, Health, and Human Services, the Director will work cooperatively with the faculty and department chairs to develop and implement the School’s strategic plans and other institutional goals. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

The successful Director candidate will be expected to provide leadership in all aspects of the School’s operation, including advancing the School’s commitment to excellence in teaching, both in person and online; overseeing the AACSB accreditation process; supporting the mission, values, and vision of the institution; lead initiatives to recruit students as well as increase enrollment and retention; take advantage of the School’s location in the capital city; build partnerships with the community; raise the state, regional and national profile of the School and its programs; represent the School before the university community, alumni, and other outside entities; value and manage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary endeavors; and enhance the sense of community among faculty, students, administrators, and staff.

The College of Business, Health, and Human Services (https://ualr.edu/cbhhs/) includes the School of Business, the School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation, the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work. The Director of the School of Business (https://ualr.edu/business/) will work collaboratively with Directors of the other Schools to achieve the College and University strategic goals.

UA Little Rock, classified as a “High Research” institution by the Carnegie Foundation, is Arkansas’s premier metropolitan university and enrolls nearly 9,000 full- and part-time students. UA Little Rock provides a unique environment that combines a fast-paced business and technology hub with cultural offerings and deep ties to the Little Rock community. Located in Central Arkansas, Little Rock is the capital city of the state.  Featuring ample affordable housing opportunities and a diverse and vibrant food scene, the city is also home to many cultural institutions like Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Robinson Center Performance Hall, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Arkansas, the Clinton Presidential Library, and the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.  Metro Little Rock offers ten world-class healthcare institutions and one of the nation’s largest pediatric hospitals in Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Little Rock promotes a lifetime of learning with educational opportunities ranging from award-winning K-12 public schools to private, college preparatory academies, and 20 colleges and universities. Known as the Natural State, Arkansas features 52 state parks and is populated by stunning lakes and rivers.  Central Arkansas features a 34-mile recreational trail that connects downtown Little Rock to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. According to the Tax Foundation, a dollar in Arkansas goes farther than anywhere in America.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a terminal degree in a discipline within the School of Business from an AACSB-accredited institution; a minimum of ten years of higher education teaching experience; academic credentials appropriate for the rank of associate professor or professor; experience working with AACSB accreditation; a record of successful leadership, administrative, or management experience in higher education at the department chair or equivalent or higher; excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: dedicated commitment to fostering an inclusive working and learning environment; demonstrated ability to engage with the business community; experience with leading student recruitment and retention initiatives; experience with resource management including budgets and technology; experience managing and working on a team.

All applicants must submit applications through the UA Little Rock’s online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources website at https://ualr.edu/humanresources/jobs. Candidates should provide a letter of application describing their interest and qualifications for the position, current vita, and five references. Official transcripts will be required for hire.

The search committee will accept applications until the on-campus interview stage. For best consideration, applicants should complete applications by March 31, 2024. If you have any questions about the position or wish to nominate an individual, please email Mark Funk, Chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, mffunk@ualr.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex offender registry check, and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an application in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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