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Dean, Jennings A. Jones College of Business
Job Number: FAC300
Work Type: Executive
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Dean, Jennings A. Jones College of BusinessDepartment
Academic Support Service ProvostUniversity Expectation
MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.Salary
Salary commensurate with education and experienceJob Summary/Basic Function
Middle Tennessee State University seeks an accomplished, creative, and dynamic individual to lead the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and invites applications for the position of Dean.
With an enrollment of 20,000 students, MTSU is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the greater Nashville economy, has been identified by the Princeton Review as one of the Best 385 Colleges in the U.S. four years in a row, and is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee. MTSU embraces its role as a major comprehensive university and the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select master's, specialist, and doctoral programs. MTSU students, faculty, and staff generate, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and innovation and collaboratively promote excellence through teaching and learning, research, creative activity, and public engagement. MTSU holds the Carnegie Doctoral University: High Research Activity and elective Community Engagement classifications.
The Jennings A. Jones College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Guided by the College’s principles of accessibility, diversity, and ethical conduct, departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Information Systems and Analytics, Management, and Marketing offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs as well as executive/continuing education. Research and professional centers and endowed chairs also contribute to the College’s mission to build knowledge about business theory and practice and provide impactful service.
The position begins no later than July 1, 2023. Expedited tenure will be considered at the time of appointment.
Responsibilities of the position include:
Terminal degree from an accredited institution in a represented discipline of the College.Required Related Experience
Three years of administrative experience in higher education at the level of a chair or above in a supervisory capacity. Must qualify for appointment at the rank of professor.Other Desirables
• Ongoing commitment to supporting excellence in teaching, growth in externally funded research and service programs, and scholarly inquiry as evidenced by a distinguished record of discipline-related and administrative accomplishments;
• Leadership and communication skills for effective, articulate advocacy for programs and activities of the College’s departments and schools, as well as teamwork and consensus among faculty and departments;
• Proven ability to foster and facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion;
• Proven ability to marshal internal and external resources and organize faculty and external constituencies for implementation of College and University missions and strategic plans;
• Accomplishments that demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging trends in higher education as well as national and international business and economic development that support excellence for faculty, academic programs, and student success;
• Vision for and demonstrated ability to engage in partnerships with external constituencies to meet student and community needs in support of the University’s Carnegie Community Engagement classification and Academic Master Plan.
To successfully apply, applicants must include the following documents as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and a Research Statement or Creative Activities (as appropriate to the discipline).Special Instruction to Applicants
Application Procedures: To apply for open positions, go to https://careers.mtsu.edu and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit your application online. If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.
If you have position-specific questions, please contact Beverly Keel at Beverly.Keel@mtsu.edu.
MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2021AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email email@example.com.
Application Review Date: 10/02/2022