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
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.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
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
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
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
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.
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
Proven record of involvement in fundraising and revenue
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
Excellent leadership, communication, relationship building, and
Commitment to shared governance with the ability to promote
collegiality among an increasingly diverse workforce.
Ability to engage and work collaboratively with the wider
Ability to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion, with an
ability to work effectively in a community setting.
Application and Search
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
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
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.
is an equal opportunity employer. AA/EOE.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the College of Business has
three broad areas of responsibility: leadership, management, and