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Dean, College of Business
McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Date Posted 05/08/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Business. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified administrative position. The appointment begins in January or July 2019. The salary is $148,000. 

Reporting Authority: Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management. The position is appointed by the President of the University and the appointment is approved by the Board of Supervision of the University of Louisiana System. 

The College: The College of Business is one of six colleges that comprise the university and has approximately 30 FTE faculty members distributed across two academic departments: accounting, finance, and economics; and management, marketing, and general business administration. Together the departments enroll over 1,000 undergraduate majors and 75 MBA students. The undergraduate and the graduate programs are accredited by the AACSB International.

The University: McNeese State University, founded in 1939, has approximately 7,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. It offers graduate degrees across a range of disciplines including business, education, engineering, English, creative writing, music education, and nursing. Located in a culturally diverse area with a population of more than 180,000 (Lake Charles and suburbs), the campus encompasses over 386 acres and is conveniently located to serve students from both southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas.

Position Description and Responsibilities: 
The Dean is expected to provide dynamic leadership in teaching, scholarly productivity, and service. The Dean is also expected to stimulate and support collegiality, as well as a productive relationship within the university community and the area business community. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining AACSB Accreditation and accreditation standards.

  • Guide the development and implementation of strategic plans for the College.

  • Implement university policies within the College of Business and supervise development of those policies unique to the college.

  • Promote a desirable image for the college and university and seek to promote relations between the university and the business community.

  • Work with the University Foundation to develop fundraising activities for the College.

  • Maintain current records for the College.

  • Examine and analyze both the content and adequacy of the College curricula.

  • Work with department heads to coordinate class schedules for the college.

  • Counsel department heads on faculty recruiting, development, and faculty utilization.

  • Responsible for fiscal matters of the college.

  • Consult with department heads on the preparation of annual budgets and consolidate departmental requests into a single budget for the college.

  • After consulting with department heads, recommend which faculty members in the college should be promoted, receive merit pay, be granted tenure, or be granted an official leave.

  • Oversee allotment of space and coordinate maintenance of facilities.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management; includes academic research.


  • Earned doctorate or terminal degree from an AACSB accredited institution in a discipline appropriate for the college programs.

  • Experience with AACSB accreditation and assessment processes.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Evidence of successful supervision of professionals.

  • Evidence of successful interaction with students and student organizations.

  • Proven record of innovativeness and ability to foster teamwork.

  • Commitment to fostering a student-centered learning community.

  • Ability to budget and operate within allocated resources.

  • Have sufficient administrative experience in a higher education setting (Department Chair or higher) and a teaching/scholarly record to support eligibility for tenure at the full professor level.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact: 
Applicants should submit: letter of application; current curriculum vita; unofficial transcripts; and the name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of five professional references. Please submit the required documents to:

Jeff Totten, Search Committee Co-Chair
McNeese State University 
Box 92135
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Phone: (337) 475-5534
Fax: (337) 475-5010
TDD: (337) 562-4227

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