Dean of the School of Business
Ottawa University (est. 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts and professional studies universities in the United States, invites applications for its teaching Dean of the Angell Snyder School of Business. In addition to School leadership, the Dean will be required to maintain a limited teaching load as a professor in face-to-face or online classrooms. Ottawa University serves over 4000 students and maintains campuses in Arizona, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Online. The University’s ACBSP accredited Business School has an active and vital presence on all University campuses and a growing enrollment of more than 1400 Business students studying at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ottawa University seeks a motivated, dynamic, and highly organized leader and educator for its School of Business. The Dean must have a clear understanding of the demands of high quality adult and traditional higher education and be dedicated to aggressive academic program development and expansion, extensive external relations and fund development, instituting effective strategies for enrollment growth, and exemplary teaching pedagogy. The following is a summary of the Dean’s responsibilities:

The Dean is responsible for providing leadership to the School and its students, faculty and related community constituencies, as well as embracing a half-time teaching load. The Dean serves as the senior administrator of the School providing leadership for all related academic programs, instruction activity, academic-related policy/procedures, scholarly endeavors, community engagement, and fund development initiatives (fund development in cooperation with the Advancement department). The Dean, in cooperation with other members of the School faculty, will maintain a strategic vision and plan for the School - consistent with the University’s and School’s strategic plans as well as (1) define standards of excellence for the School, (2) lead program/curriculum assessment, development, and growth initiatives, (3) advocate scholarship and intellectual engagement, (4) foster and support university initiatives, (5) explore and facilitate opportunities in related personnel development, (6) build an exceptional faculty, (7) ensure that needs of students, staff and faculty are met, (8) support student and faculty recruitment and retention, (9) manage the financial, intellectual and material resources of the School as designated, and (10) teach in consultation with the University Provost.

Education: Required earned Doctorate in a Business-related field appropriate to the School of Business.
Work experience: Higher education administrative leadership experience required.
Location: Preferred location is Phoenix, Arizona
Required skills and abilities: Proven ability to effectively lead and manage personnel
Proven leadership skills in collaborative organizations
Proven excellence in teaching, interpersonal, and communication skills
Experience with ACBSP accreditation desired

Review of applicants continues until position is filled. No phone calls please.

A completed online Application for Employment is required at as a part of the application process. Candidates should attach to the application a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references as a part of the application for employment. Any additional information can be emailed to

Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, family and marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Human Resources
Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar
Ottawa, 66067