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The following positions are open and are currently advertised in a variety of advertising sources.

Interested candidates should apply for the position of interest by following the instructions in the job posting.
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Dean - Plaster School of Business

Missouri Southern State University is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The Dean reports directly to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and has a central role in the University’s academic administration. The Dean is involved in strategic planning, enrollment and budget management, and overseeing curriculum, facilities, and academic personnel. The new Dean will provide vision and leadership to help guide this rapidly growing College moving towards AACSB accreditation in Business.

The Plaster School of Business (PSB) serves approximately 1,200 students through the Departments of Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Technology, and Computer Information Sciences with 35 full-time tenured/ tenure-track faculty. The PSB offers two graduate programs: Master of Accountancy and Master of Science Management.  Online delivery of programs is an important aspect of the MSSU course delivery strategy. The Business Administration Department is accredited by ACBSP but moving towards AACSB, Industrial Engineering Technology is accredited by ABET. Further accreditations in the areas of Accounting, various business disciplines are desired.

Create a college vision and maintain a strategic planning process through an inclusive and transparent decision making culture
Establish and maintain strong interdisciplinary and community partnerships that advance student learning and promote overall college growth and development
Encourage and support inter-professional education within the School of Business
Plan and efficiently manage college budgets and resources
Manager and leader of academic personnel, including a commitment to recruiting and successfully supporting a diverse faculty and staff
Develop new programs and manage curriculum, including program assessment
Plan and implement initiatives to promote enrollment growth and management of college enrollment, including recruitment and subsequent support of a diverse student body
Oversee management of the PSB facilities
Promote instructional and organizational innovation and foster an entrepreneurial spirit within the college
Maintain and seek national accreditation for all programs

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate in a discipline eligible for tenure within one of the School of Business’ academic departments, currently hold the rank of associate or full professor, and academic administrative experience, preferably including line authority over university faculty. An ideal candidate would have experience at the Department Chair, Assistant or Associate Dean level at a larger institution seeking a greater administrative leadership role and accreditation achievement experience.

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, three professional references with contact information, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and current vitae to: Please reference Position Name (Dean PSB) in the subject line. Review of applications will be ongoing until a qualified candidate is selected.  For best consideration, please submit applications by January 31, 2017.  Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.

 MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.





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