Dean College is a private, residential New England college
grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the
opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.
A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean
tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through
personalized support and integrated delivery of academic,
co-curricular and experiential learning.
Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers,
embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.
This is The Dean Difference.
Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best
Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of
Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately
1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more
than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and
specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies
and certificate programs throughout the year.
Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts,
which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode
Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean
College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.
Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on
student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean
Difference is exemplified through each student's
commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and
leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16
athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are
employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of
graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs
and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell
Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the
Boston Ballet, and more.
Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean
provides academic and strategic leadership in support of the
School's academic programs. The Dean oversees all aspects of the
School's baccalaureate and associate programs of study in the
following areas: Athletic Coaching, Business Management,
Communications, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Marketing,
Recreation Management, Sport Management and Sports Broadcasting.
The Dean R. Sanders '47 School of Business has received specialized
accreditation for its business programs through the International
Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Working collaboratively with the Vice President and the academic
leadership of the College, the Dean will shape the strategic
direction of School as well as help execute the operational plans
of Academic Affairs. The Dean builds a collaborative and collegial
academic environment where faculty provide outstanding
undergraduate teaching and academic support to students with a
variety of learning differences. The Dean represents the School
within the College, and at state, regional, national, and
The School Dean will elevate the School's stature by:
- Building upon the exclusive academic partnership with Kraft
Sports + Entertainment through the College's Center for Business,
Entertainment, and Sport Management (BESM);
- Developing new and creative business partners that enhance
student learning experiences and internship opportunities, in
addition to fostering the ongoing support of the School's current
Business Advisory Board;
- Inspiring the faculty to incorporate creative technologies,
hands-on learning, and other new pedagogy that promote multiple
learning styles and that result in job ready graduates;
- Ensuring the curriculum includes current, relevant content and
experiences that allow our students to be "employees of choice"
- Enhancing the degree options available, while exploring
complementary business certificates and other micro
Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Program planning and development, with a focus on building the
regional and national visibility of the bachelor's degree programs
to grow enrollment and enhance retention;
- Collaborating with the Office of Admissions and the Office of
Marketing and Business Development on marketing the bachelor's and
associate degree programs in the School;
- Curriculum development, including assisting with the
development of the course schedule each semester;
- Hiring, training, mentoring, and supervising full-, part-time
and adjunct faculty; encouraging and supporting their professional
- Leading internal program reviews and student learning outcomes
assessment; as well as managing budget oversight;
- Encourage and foster a collaborative and collegial academic
environment of teaching and learning across the School; hosting
regular school meetings to promote effective communication;
- Teaching one course each semester;
- Other duties as assigned.
Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities
- Supervise all Faculty and Staff of the Dean R. Sanders '47
School of business.
- Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM;
- Occasional nights and weekends;
- Participation in certain college events.
- Doctorate Degree in a related field of business, management,
criminal justice, communications, and/or sport management,
- Master's degree in a related field of business, management,
criminal justice, communications and/or sport management,
- A record of professional accomplishment and experience in a
business environment, preferred;
- College-level teaching experience, particularly with
undergraduate students, required;
- Have seven years or more of progressively responsible academic
administrative experience at the level of department chair or
- The ability to think strategically and work collaboratively
regarding program development, faculty development, enrollment
management, and resource management with the goal of growing
programs within the School, required;
- Experience with, and a demonstrated passion for, providing
transformational learning experiences for a diverse population of
undergraduates at varying stages of academic readiness,
- COVID-19 Vaccination, required.
- Frequent and extended periods of sitting;
- Frequent and extended periods of standing.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and
pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing
equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons,
including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation,
promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and
graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the
communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their
effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty,
and community members. All employment decisions are made on a
Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or
ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic
information, or other protected classes under the law.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and
access to and treatment in College programs, services, and
activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all
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