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Dean of the College of Business

Limestone University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans
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Full Time
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Limestone University invites nominations, expressions of intent and applications for a leader to serve as Dean of the College of Business. The College of Business enrolls nearly 800 students in a wide range of associate’s and bachelor's programs, offered both on the main campus and online, as well as an online M.B.A. program with concentrations in Management and Leadership and Healthcare Administration. 

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) since 2017.  ACBSP is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldrige model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement.  ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement.

Limestone University is an accredited, independent, coeducational, comprehensive institution with a liberal arts emphasis and a non-denominational Christian history. Limestone’s traditional main campus is located in Gaffney, which is in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. The county seat of Cherokee County, Gaffney is within an hour’s drive of the Greenville/Spartanburg and Charlotte metropolitan areas. Limestone has long served the working adult student population by offering online programs and providing academic and administrative services at four centers located across the state of South Carolina, specifically Charleston, Florence, Columbia, and Greenville.

Position Responsibilities
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the College of Business has three broad areas of responsibility: leadership, management, and advocacy.


  • Provide leadership in fostering academic excellence in teaching, service, and professional activities.
  • Ensure academic programs, both current and future, that challenge and encourage students in inquiry and application.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of strategic plans of the institution.
  • Allocate resources and responsibility to manage the school/college to meet institutional goals and academic program expectations.
  • Management

  • Be responsible to the Provost for effective operations of the college (to be inclusive of, but not restricted to, annual academic reporting, appropriate delegation of responsibilities, performing select duties during summer months, resolution of student and/or faculty complaints, consultation with the Provost on grade appeals and other issues as needed. etc.).
  • Prepare and implement short- and long-term goals of the college to meet the University's mission, including enrollment growth.
  • Oversee the management of college-level and department-level budgets.
  • Oversee recruitment, selection, promotion, and retention of faculty based on criteria established through consultation and cooperation with the faculty and administration.
  • Develop and utilize a communications system to assure intra-college information exchange.
  • Create conditions conducive to the improvement of instruction and scholarly activity.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with various constituents within the University.
  • Maintain the currency of the college and its ability to meet changes in the needs of students and of society.  Institutes periodic studies of the curriculum in relation to the college’s objectives and initiate improvements of the curriculum in all areas (general and advanced education) as needed.
  • Represents the college in professional associations, accrediting agencies, government entities, and the surrounding community. Supports faculty participation with professional organizations.
  • Advocacy

  • Serve as an advocate for the college and as a liaison between the college and the administration.
  • Assist with developing case documents that explain the college’s resource needs to potential donors.  In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Advancement, engage and communicate with donors when appropriate.

    Candidate Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree and a record of academic excellence that merits appointment as a tenured full professor in a department within the College of Business.
  • Minimum of three years academic administrative experience.
  • Ability to set and achieve visionary goals that align with the university’s strategic direction and expand the college’s educational initiatives.
  • Proven record of involvement in fundraising and revenue generating activities.
  • Ability to build relations with alumni and cultivate partnerships with the business community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting student success through undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to faculty excellence, supporting and promoting innovative culturally-responsive teaching and impactful academic scholarship.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, relationship building, and interpersonal skills 
  • Commitment to shared governance with the ability to promote collegiality among an increasingly diverse workforce. 
  • Ability to engage and work collaboratively with the wider university community.
  • Ability to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion, with an ability to work effectively in a community setting.

    Application and Search Process

    Upon application, applicants will be prompted to provide basic contact information, a letter of interest, a C.V., and a list of references. To be considered, applications must be made through the application link and not emailed. *Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the application. 

    The position will remain open until filled; however, to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, January 7, 2022. Employment of the selected candidate is anticipated to commence by the start of the Fall 2022 semester, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2022.  Successful completion of a background check is required for employment.

    Limestone University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

    Limestone University is an equal opportunity employer. AA/EOE.

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