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Concordia University Wisconsin

Dean of the School of Business Administration

Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 10/17/2014
Categories: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Concordia University seeks applicants for a University Dean of the School of Business Administration position, to begin January 1, 2015. This position has oversight for the entire School, including undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, at the University’s campus locations in Mequon, WI, and Ann Arbor, MI. 



Primary responsibilities will include the administration of the School of Business Administration (SBA) on two campuses and through traditional and non-traditional delivery systems within the framework established by the University.  While adhering to the mission and values of Concordia University, the Dean of the SBA provides leadership and vision for all SBA academic programs, including all undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.  The Dean also serves as the School’s chief fiscal, personnel, curricular, and assessment officer as well.  This position includes six credits of teaching annually, participation in faculty and administrative committees, academic scholarship, and university service.


Attributes, Education, and Experience

The mission of Concordia University promotes "developing students in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world."  For that reason, a distinctly Christian worldview is required, and membership in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) is strongly preferred.  A graduate degree in business and a doctorate in business or a related field are required.  An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills as well as successful leadership and administrative experience and a track record of innovation and scholarship.  Strong preference will be shown to candidates with proven experience with fundraising and managing a capital campaign.  Prior college teaching experience is desirable.


Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, faculty, exempt position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidate(s) are identified.  The anticipated start date is January 1, 2015.  Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience.  Concordia health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and eligible dependents.  Tuition benefits are available for employees and their qualified dependents.


Physical Demands/Equipment

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Administration reserves the right to adjust the duties and responsibilities.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Concordia University Wisconsin does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender or age.  However, Concordia University Wisconsin is a Christian educational institution operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and, in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion.  Concordia University Wisconsin is a Higher Learning Commission accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering 70 undergraduate majors of study, 14 master’s degrees, and 3 doctoral programs.  Founded in 1881, the Mequon campus and its Concordia centers are home to over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate, traditional as well as nontraditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. 


Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop
in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.


Qualified applicants should send curriculum vitae, a completed Employment Application Form, contact information for three references, and a 500-word position statement regarding the “Dean of the School of Business Administration within a Distinctly Lutheran University” to:

                                 Concordia University, SBA Dean                                                           
                                 E-mail to Fax to 262-243-3414

 The employment application and other employment opportunities are available under “Employment “on the CUW web site at