Dean, College of Business
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Texas A&M University-San Antonio in its search for a Dean of the College of Business.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) desires an energetic, collegial, and experienced leader to serve as the dean of the College of Business.
Building on a solid foundation provided by the long-term founding dean, the College is poised for growth and ready for new opportunity. An energized and motivated faculty await the new dean. The successful candidate brings solid AACSB experience to shepherd the College through the AACSB candidacy process. The College successfully submitted its ISER in December 2018.
The dean reports directly to the provost and provides strong leadership and direction to a robust college of approximately 45 full-time faculty members in three departments: Accounting and Finance, Management and Marketing, and Computing and Cybersecurity. The dean is the chief academic officer for the college and is responsible for its overall development, promotion, and operation. Responsibilities include coordinating, supervising, and developing current and long-range planning in the areas of teaching, curriculum, research programs, space, and equipment. The dean supervises academic advising, degree-plan preparation, and maintenance of student records.
The dean interacts with internal and external constituencies, including faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, the community, and outside agencies. The dean is expected to be an effective advocate for faculty, students, and the community.
Initiate and support activities resulting in continuous improvement of undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, including program accreditation, ongoing curriculum review, reporting quality assurance through the college’s institutional effectiveness report and external funding;
Ensure compliance with college, state, and national expectations and standards, including state standards for approved programs and standards for accreditation;
Develop plans for the intermediate and long-term college growth in consultation with department chairs, faculty, and staff. Integrate these plans into the college’s institutional effectiveness plan and strategic plan;
Supervise the administrative staff and department chairs in the conduct of the routine business of the college;
Maintain programs for effective academic advising, degree planning, and maintenance of student records. Certify students for graduation. Support the university’s student-recruiting programs and develop college-level student-recruiting programs serving both traditional and non-traditional students;
Supervise the development of personnel policies and procedures within the college and ensure compliance and consistency with university-wide faculty personnel policies and procedures;
Identify faculty and staff personnel needs and demonstrate a commitment to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of a diverse faculty and staff;
Develop and manage the budget for the college;
Develop a vision for the college that is consistent with the university’s mission as given in the strategic plan and develop plans and priorities to achieve the mission including those related to the accreditation process;
Provide support to student organizations and activities;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
An earned Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited university in a field related to those represented in the college;
Leadership experience at chair or above. If the experience is that of department chair, department size should be similar in size to those in the A&M-SA College of Business and contain multiple programs;
Five years of progressive leadership experience at the department chair or higher level, which includes managing budgets and recruiting, mentoring, and evaluating faculty in the tenure-and-promotion process;
Demonstrated teaching and research experience and the ability to develop processes that encourage and support faculty teaching and research;
Eligible for tenure and rank of full professor;
Experience working with AACSB and the ability to provide leadership and support to obtain and maintain AACSB accreditation;
Open, approachable, fair, and equitable managerial style;
Proven record of leadership and service to the community;
Ability to communicate with constituents at all levels, including students, faculty, and administrators;
Committed to employing best practices in teaching, research, and service to support faculty, staff, and students;
Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
The aptitude and commitment to foster and manage the acquisition of state, federal, and private funds, and a successful track record in these areas.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Knowledge of policies concerning issues of higher education and shared governance.
Experience as Dean of a College of Business
Experience in development/fundraising activities
Demonstrated student centered focus
About Texas A&M-San Antonio:
A&M-SA is a growing, dynamic university reflective of the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering affordable, high-quality education.
From fall 2009, when A&M-SA became a standalone university, to fall 2017, enrollment grew 340 percent. The university currently serves some 6,500 students and has more than 11,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic, and approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their families to attend college. Through the university’s 26 undergraduate-degree programs and 13 graduate-degree programs, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology, and biology. A&M-SA prepares and empowers students with knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship, and lifelong learning.
Living in San Antonio:
Described as the smallest big city, San Antonio is the nation’s 7th-largest city and 2nd-largest in Texas. Residents boast of the small-town atmosphere filling the streets. The readers of Travel + Leisure magazine named it #5 on their "America’s Friendliest City" list.
San Antonio ranked #14 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the 100 Best Places to Live. The cost of living is 36% less than that of New York. In addition, Texas does not have an income tax.
The city provides opportunities and venues for every entertainment area, including food, music, sports, theater, and art. San Antonio has more than 14,000 acres of scenic parks and hosts over 50 major events and festivals throughout the year.
Though the city has a laid-back character, it offers a thriving job market with growing opportunities in biosciences, cybersecurity, avionics, renewable energy, and manufacturing industries, including headquarters for Frost National Bank, USAA, H-E-B, and Southwest Research Institute. The unemployment rate is less than the national average.
South Texas Medical Center, comprising 900 acres, is the site of 45 medically related institutions; individual medical, dental and nursing schools, five institutions of higher education, 12 hospitals, and five specialty institutions. San Antonio is also the home of Brooke Army Medical Center.
More than 100,000 students study at the city’s 31 higher-education institutions, including A&M-SA, UT Health San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity, St. Mary’s University, and Alamo Community Colleges.
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