Interim Dean, Cameron School of Business

Call for Applications and Nominations



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Academic Affairs invites applications and nominations for Interim Dean, Cameron School of Business. 

The Interim Dean position is a full-time administrative position reporting directly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  The preferred start date is June 1, 2014.  As the school’s senior academic leader, the Interim Dean will sustain and improve UNCW’s standing as an institution of regional and national recognition for the quality of it research and student-focused programs.  The university is committed to innovation in its operation and activities, diversity in enrollment and employment, enhancing the ties between faculty and student research, expanding the international character of the student body and curriculum, interdisciplinary approaches, and increasing the integration of teaching and research.  Applied learning, in which students gain hands-on experience with the skill of their major field, is a longstanding hallmark of the student experience in the school and is a central element of the institution’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The appointment will continue until the successful completion of a formal, national search.

The Interim Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership to a professional school which includes 95 faculty divided into five departments. The school serves approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, offering two undergraduate degree programs in 10 fields of study, an MBA, and an MS in Accounting, all of which are fully accredited by AACSB.  The Interim Dean is expected to lead the school in further development of its capabilities for superior teaching, innovative curriculum development, exemplary scholarly research and effective fiscal, program, and human resource management. The Interim Dean is further expected to articulate the mission of the Cameron School of Business to both internal and external constituencies, to enhance the role of the school in the business community, to develop and manage financial resources, and to extend its vision by attracting a more diverse group of high achieving students and faculty.

Minimum requirements for the position include a current appointment as a tenured associate or full professor in the Cameron School of Business. Previous leadership experience in higher education; strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; and experience with and commitment to regional engagement are required. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of and a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in support of the CSB mission of providing students with the skills and knowledge to think critically and act responsibly in meeting global business challenges.  Knowledge and experience with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and its accreditation standards is recommended.

Nominations should be sent to Vice Provost Steve McFarland at or 2-3137. Given the time constraint, those interested in nominating an individual are encouraged to contact the prospective candidate and encourage his or her application so that it is received prior to April 23, 2014.  Applications consisting of a statement of interest and qualifications (not to exceed five pages) and a curriculum vitae should be submitted to Vice Provost Steve McFarland at Materials submitted by finalists will be posted for review by the UNCW community. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 23, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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