The University seeks a Dean for the College who demonstrates exemplary strategic leadership ability, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, entrepreneurial drive and high energy, and a passion for the strategic vision of the College and University. In collaboration with the faculty of the College, s/he will articulate a vision that will strengthen interdisciplinary connections across the departments of the College with the other colleges of the University and enhance NC Stateâ??s partnerships with companies and institutions both in the Research Triangle and around the world. These partnerships have been a notable strength of Poole College and provide an exciting opportunity for a new Dean, who will also have strong support from an exceptionally engaged Board of Advisors. The Dean will have a demonstrated commitment to students, to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and to relevant compelling research. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a record of responding effectively to the rapidly changing demands on business schools and higher education more broadly, including the demonstrated ability to develop new and relevant programming. The Dean of the Poole College of Management reports to the Provost and supervises twelve direct reports. The Dean manages an operating budget of $31 million. The Dean will provide leadership and vision, promote the visibility of the College, foster a high-quality student experience, develop and support faculty and staff, support research and creativity, and manage the Collegeâ??s fiscal and physical resources. The Dean will work closely with leaders of the business community to develop the necessary relationships to ensure that the College connects to generate new knowledge and to keep curricula relevant. In addition, the Dean will effectively work with alumni and other benefactors to enhance the reputation of the college and garner financial support.
Candidates should have a distinguished record of accomplishments. For candidates from the academy, the focus will be on research, teaching, and service. Experience outside academia will be valued. The successful candidate should possess a strong record of professional accomplishment, relevant administrative experience, and a high level of recognition in the academic and industrial communities. The successful candidate will possess most if not all, of the following qualities or experience: â?¢ Experience as a strategic and collaborative leader with a record of success that brings constituencies together around a common goal; â?¢ Capacity and drive to thoughtfully assess a complex landscape of programs and centers, identify unknowns, and arrive at a deep understanding of institutional resources and culture; â?¢ Aptitude to conceptualize long term change and to move an organization forward; â?¢ Ability to build strong management teams and execute large plans with fiscal responsibility; â?¢ Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; â?¢ Ability to play a key role in University leadership, advocating for his or her college, and forging advantageous and strategic connections across colleges; â?¢ A clear commitment to teaching and undergraduate and graduate business education; â?¢ A commitment to educating students who enter the University through diverse pathways, fostering a healthy and respectful community, and recruiting and supporting diverse faculty, staff, and administration; â?¢ Comfort working within a system of faculty governance; â?¢ Demonstrated ability to engage business executives in the work of the college and to connect faculty and students with opportunities; â?¢ An appetite for fundraising and the ability to contribute to and lead development efforts; â?¢ Ability to balance and execute internal and external responsibilities; â?¢ An understanding of the AACSB accreditation process; and â?¢ A doctorate in a related discipline is strongly preferred along with credentials and achievements in academia or business that merit appointment as a tenured full professor at the Poole College of Management.