Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Bozeman

  • MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Oct 21, 2021
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description

Full Job Description

MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) seeks to inspire creativity, innovation, and growth amongst our students, our faculty and in our community. The JJCBE is among the 5% of worldwide secondary business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We are seeking an experienced faculty/administrator seeking new challenges as an associate dean. We seek candidates who are passionate about excellence in the classroom, exciting and impactful research and who will thrive personally and professionally in Montana’s largest and fastest growing higher education institution located in Bozeman, a vibrant community in the heart of the northern Rocky Mountains, Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. We are seeking applicants who will be attracted to and succeed in that sort of environment. We particularly seek candidates who have demonstrated their ability to help faculty and students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our universities strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as the Associate Dean of the college with responsibilities spanning all aspects of our program including curriculum, administration, student affairs and faculty success (tenure track and non-tenure track) with direct leadership and mentorship responsibility for Tenure Track faculty.
  • Oversee the Option Coordinators in the Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounting option faculties.
  • Work closely and coordinate with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs on accreditation activities including: data collection, reporting and assessments of learning which will result in continuous improvements to our academic program.
  • Serve on the college senior leadership team, closely coordinating with the Dean, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean for Student Services & Retention.
  • Oversee the Bracken Center and Bracken Business Communication Clinic.
  • Manage student appeals and academic misconduct cases.
  • Help develop and coordinate experiential learning and economic development opportunities that engage our students and the business community.
  • Meet with prospective students and parents.
  • Serve as a principal advisor to the college Dean.
  • Serve on University committees to represent the College as appropriate.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Ph.D. or D.B.A. degree in business or a closely related field.
  • A distinguished and sustained record of teaching and scholarly activity sufficient to qualify for the award of expedited tenure at Montana State University.
  • A record of accomplishment in academic administration and/or demonstrated evidence of a potential for future success as an academic administrator.


Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Demonstrated success in a position(s) of responsibility at an AACSB Accredited institution.
  • Experience with an accreditation process (preferably academic).
  • Evidence of a collaborative working philosophy and a strong commitment to collegiality and consensus building across disciplinary boundaries.


The Successful Candidate Will
  • Personal energy, integrity, and vision.
  • Ability and desire to support and promote vision of the future of the College.
  • Passion for creating outstanding student outcomes.
  • Positive energy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Team work and collaborative skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work quickly.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Responsiveness to all stakeholders (including students, parents, faculty, staff, MSU stakeholders, alumni, donors, friends of the College.
  • Interpersonal skills and core competencies which would support productive relationships and mutual accountability amongst a diverse faculty.
  • A strong desire to develop and maximize faculty members’ capabilities in their pursuit of teaching and scholastic excellence.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions
To apply please provide:
  • Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae


Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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