Dean of the E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal
arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles
from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal
Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and
58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and
selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance
in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and
health and human services, a specialist degree in educational
leadership, and PhD degrees in marine science and education.
The Wall College of Business is organized into four academic
departments: Accounting; Finance and Economics; Management and
Decision Sciences; and Marketing and Hospitality, Resort, and
Tourism Management and Law. The Wall College offers six
undergraduate majors, eight minors, accelerated degree programs,
two graduate degrees, and two graduate certificate programs. The
PGA Golf Management program is one of 18 programs accredited by the
Professional Golfers Association of America. The College also
houses several Centers and Institutes, including The Clay Brittain
Jr. Center for Resort Tourism, The Community and Business
Engagement (CoBE) Institute, The Each 1 Teach 1 Institute, The
Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics, and The Wall Center for
Excellence and the Wall Fellows Program. The Wall College of
Business is accredited by AACSB International.
For more information, please visit www.coastal.edu and www.coastal.edu/business.
This position will report directly to the Provost and Executive
Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean will oversee 72
full‐time faculty and 12 full‐time staff members.
The Dean is administratively responsible for planning,
organizing, budgeting, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the
instructional, research, scholarly, and service activities of the
College. The Dean is also expected to take an active leadership
role in recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students, and
to represent the needs and interests of the College to the
University and the greater community.
Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited
- Exercise strategic and operational academic leadership in
teaching, research, and other activities of the department with a
leadership style characterized by innovation, transparency, and
professional integrity that inspires cooperation, innovation,
creativity, and respect among faculty, students, administrators,
- Lead faculty in regular evaluation of the curriculum and
student needs; regularly evaluate and conduct a marketplace
assessment of employer needs and student preparedness; assess the
needs and viability of new programs at the undergraduate level and
- Recruit, manage, mentor, develop, and retain faculty and other
personnel. Encourage and monitor the professional development of
- Assist in recruiting students, and with activities directed
toward enrollment growth and student retention.
- Provide leadership and work with the leadership team to
coordinate activities that build and maintain a diverse and
inclusive faculty, staff, and student population, and support
equitable treatment of faculty in teaching, research, and
- Function as the spokesperson for the College; articulate the
College’s positioning, value proposition, and process of
maintaining relevance within a fluid job market.
- Engage the business community to identify and develop
opportunities for classroom engagement and internships for
- Develop external partnerships that support the budgetary/fiscal
health of the College; develop a departmental budget to be approved
by the Provost; subsequently administer the budget.
- Engage in outreach activities to maintain collegial
relationships with alumni and external constituencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost.
- At least five years of progressive responsibility with
achievements in administrative positions, including Department
Chair, Center Director, and/or Associate Dean, at an AACSB
- Experience in overseeing the hiring and retention of a diverse
faculty and staff, including the handling of personnel issues,
faculty development, promotion, and evaluation processes.
- Demonstrable commitment to the promotion of diversity-related
initiatives for faculty, staff, and students.
- Experience in developing academic programs and delivery methods
that advance and support the mission of the University and
- Documented record of community outreach leading to successful
fundraising and experience in increasing external
- An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree, preferably
from an AACSB accredited institution.
- Academic qualifications that merit appointment as a tenured
full professor in an academic discipline represented within the
Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a
competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive
To make a nomination, provide a referral, or for additional
information please use the contact information below. To apply,
submit a resume or curriculum vitae (cv) and cover letter
Coleman Lew Canny Bowen
6101 Carnegie Blvd., Ste. 300 - Charlotte, NC 28209
Shana Plott, CEO
Chris Shade, Consultant
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an
environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. The
University provides equal opportunity without regard to race,
color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual
orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran
status, or disability in admissions, employment, and in all of its
educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from
underrepresented groups to apply.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.