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Dean, Woodbury School of Business
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2022
Title Dean, Woodbury School of Business
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department School of Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Dean, Woodbury School of Business

Position Category: Executive

The new Dean of Woodbury School of Business will be committed to enhancing and executing WSB's strategic vision, facilitating student success through excellence in teaching and research, mentoring, overseeing fundraising, and engaging with diverse communities. The Dean's leadership will be based on cooperation, collaboration, honesty, personal accountability, and ethical governance. The Dean will work to ensure equitability within WSB and to foster an inclusive environment that supports a vibrant culture and respects all experiences and identities UVU offers an excellent benefits package that includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employees and dependents, and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or higher in business or a related field (Candidates with leadership experience outside of higher education and with substantial knowledge of higher education also will be considered.)
  • At least five years of leadership experience, resulting in continuous growing and innovation of an organization
  • Evidence of data-driven decision-making associated with an organizations strategic planning
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of academic freedom and shared governance
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion Evidence of collaboration with diverse groups

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Seeks opportunities to motivate and mentor individuals professionally; empowers others to take on responsibility; fosters optimism and energy for reaching goals; helps individuals develop a broader understanding of potential career options and pathways; and commits to creating inclusive working, teaching, and learning environments.
  • Conveys information, expectations, and ideas to individuals and groups in clear ways that produce effective coordination; seeks out and incorporates input from others; follows policies and protocols; and delivers and receives timely and regular feedback with candor and civility.
  • Accomplishes goals and achieves high-quality results; follows through on commitments; makes timely and informed decisions; and holds self and the team accountable to carry out key responsibilities and operate by and adhere to the Universitys core themes and objectives.
  • Understands and contributes to the Universitys mission, vision, and long-term objectives; anticipates and plans for potential internal and external changes; and focuses activities on aligning and achieving strategic goals for self, department, the school, and the University.
  • Demonstrates professional and technical proficiency to perform primary responsibilities; delegates assignments to appropriate parties; carries out the planning and budgeting collaboratively with other relevant areas of campus; fosters an environment of professionalism and team building; and consistently stays up on current and future trends in areas of expertise.
  • Builds a culture of trust by demonstrating integrity, showing respect for and genuine interest in individuals, listening carefully to others in appropriate decision-making moments, establishing and adhering to transparency of processes, being accountable, and interacting with others in ways that promote unity and confidence in self and the organization.
  • Effectively understands and navigates the UVU environment (e.g., vertical and horizontal interaction, cultural differences among divisions, and a broad array of internal and external constituencies); understands how the University operates and the reasoning behind key practices and processes; and negotiates diplomatically and effectively.
  • Communicates as an approachable leader to students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a business-related field from an AACSB accredited university
  • Familiarity and/or experience with current AACSB accreditation practices
  • A record of research, teaching, and service that would merit a tenured appointment in Woodbury School of Business
  • Evidence of fundraising experience
  • Proven experience of engagements and collaborations with higher education groups, industry partners, and/or community entities that create positive social impact
  • Experience leading undergraduate and graduate

Physical Requirements:
This position performs work in a standard office setting.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package that includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employees and dependents, and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: STA113522
Open Date: 03/03/2022
Review Start Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Application Instructions:
1). Application packet must include: a) A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position b) Current curriculum vitae c) At least four references with full contact information including e-mails (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)

2) Submit application packet (preferably as PDFs) to: Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.

Review of applications begins immediately. For best consideration, submit applications by April 13, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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