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Director of the School of Management

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales
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Full Time

Director of the School of Management & Marketing

Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Dec 13, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: The position of Director of the School of Management and Marketing at Western Illinois University (Macomb campus) will begin on July 1, 2024; or a mutually agreeable date to be negotiated.


The school Director is the academic leader and administrative officer of the unit and has the responsibility for ensuring and promoting educational excellence, professional growth, and service to society among and between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the general public. The school director will work closely with the Dean of the College of Business and Technology to provide continuous improvement in processes and protocols relating to AACSB reaffirmation, foster a collaborative environment that strengthens engagements within the college and with external stakeholders including industry partners, alumni, and community leaders. The director will also be actively engaged in the recruitment and professional development of students and faculty, directing and advising on curricular revision, implementing course schedules and required assessment activities, and overseeing the budgeting process for the unit, cultivating a supportive environment that results in significant alliances with industry, government, and other relevant constituencies, and engaging in responsible stewardship to ensure positive, mission based outcomes.

This position reports to the Dean of the College of Business and Technology, who reports to the Provost. Faculty and office support staff associated with the academic unit report to the director.

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


  • Earned doctorate from an AACSB Accredited Institution in one of the degree granting disciplines represented within the school (Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Supply Chain);
  • Significant familiarity with the academic administrative environment and a demonstrated record of effective teaching, research/scholarship, and service-related activities;
  • Significant experience related to curriculum development, academic administration, community relations, faculty evaluation, donor relations, and stewardship;
  • Fiscal management, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and leadership skills;
  • Excellent written, oral, and technology application skills;
  • Successful candidates must be eligible for tenure at the full professor rank upon hiring.

  • Demonstrated experience with building industry partnerships in a multidisciplinary setting that lead to experiential learning opportunities for students and support the mission of the school, college and university;
  • Demonstrated experience in leveraging technology to effect efficient operations in a complex academic unit;
  • Successful candidates should also possess a demonstrated record of funding proposal collaboration and associated stewardship administration;
  • Ability to effectively recruit, retain, and interact with students (potential and current), student family members (in recruiting situations), faculty, administration, alumni, potential employers/external industry partners, potential donors, university support staff, university advisors, and external advisory board members.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.

Additional Information:

THE SCHOOL: The multi-disciplinary nature of the School of Management and Marketing reflects the goal of leveraging the complimentary nature of several business disciplines to effect a more engaged and holistic approach to business education. The unit contains containing four distinct undergraduate programs representing each of the core disciplines. The school strongly supports MBA Core curriculum offerings as well as a post baccalaureate certificate in Supply Chain Management. As part of the College of Business and Technology, the School of Management and Marketing is accredited by. By working closely with industry partners and alumni, the school is able to implement innovative programs for students and enhance student and faculty engagement in the educational process, resulting in high impact outcomes for all constituents.

THE COLLEGE: For over 50 years, the College of Business and Technology has prepared students to make meaningful contributions in business, commerce, and technology. Organized around five schools including Agriculture; Accounting, Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, and Management and Marketing, the college delivers innovative, integrative, technology focused programs providing immersive, experience-based learning to over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Collaborative relationships with industry through joint technology development and deployment are the cornerstone of our educational offerings.

The College of Business and Technology is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.


About WIU

Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,539): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb. Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 916): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
  • Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
  • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
  • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
  • Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 13 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources

There are more than 200 student organizations at Western that provide social, academic, recreation, sports, service, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

5) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

6) a statement of leadership philosophy

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on February 26, 2024 and continue until filled..

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Jessica Lin,

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

To apply, visit


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