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Searching for a Dean of the Brock School of Business

  • 1.  Searching for a Dean of the Brock School of Business

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    Dean
    Brock School of Business
    Samford University's Brock School of Business invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian
    university environment to apply for the position of Dean. This is a 12-month appointment.

    Samford University continues to evolve with today's changing world. The new Dean of the Brock School
    of Business will be key to helping the institution deliver on our commitment to student, faculty, and staff
    success. We seek an established leader to serve as Dean who will elevate the school through the
    development of existing faculty and programs while looking for new opportunities to develop outstanding
    business education.

    The Opportunity
    The Brock School of Business is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School, and provides academic, intellectual, and
    administrative leadership to the School. The Dean sets and articulates the vision for the School within the
    School's mission and goals, creates new opportunities for the School and the University, and directs its
    growth and development through shared academic governance. The new Dean will work with faculty and
    staff to articulate a vision of excellence for a range of programs. The next Dean will lead the faculty and
    staff to create a strategic vision for the school in light of changing curriculum requirements that will lead
    to the development of both undergraduate and graduate programs while maximizing internal and
    external collaboration across the university.

    Brock School of Business
    Originally established in 1965, the Brock School of Business (samford.edu/business) was named in 2007,
    after transformational banking leader Harry B. Brock, Jr. A state-of-the-art learning facility was dedicated
    in 2013 and continues to be enhanced as we move into the next paradigm of business education. The
    School originally achieved membership in 1999 as an accredited member of The Associated to Advance
    Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has continued with that distinction through today. Our
    Mission–Brock School of Business delivers life-long education to its constituents through quality teaching,
    meaningful scholarship, and servant relationships, imbued by its Christian commitment. The accountancy
    program maintains dual AACSB accreditation. Fall 2020 enrollment of 827 student has been achieved with
    steady enrollment increases over the past 10 years culminating in a 69% overall increase during this
    period. The school has 28 faculty and 11 staff. Faculty are housed in 3 academic departments and the
    school has a dedicated students services and advising staff. The school offers undergraduate programs of
    study leading to the bachelor of science in business administration (B.S.B.A.) with majors in accounting,
    economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. Concentrations in professional sales,
    social entrepreneurship, and sports marketing are also available. At the graduate level, students may earn
    the master of business administration (M.B.A.), with concentrations in entrepreneurship, finance, and
    marketing, or the master of accountancy.

    About Samford
    Samford University (www.samford.edu) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited
    institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded
    in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,600 students representing 44 states and 30
    countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number
    of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for
    student engagement and Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in
    the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic
    inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits
    package.

    Required Qualifications:
    • An earned doctorate in one of the functional areas of business administration from an AACSB International accredited institution
    • Experience as a full-time, tenured faculty member with a track record commensurate with the rank of full professor
    • AACSB experience and knowledge
    • A strong record of teaching, research, and service
    • Experience in academic administration including supervision of personnel, budgets, and strategic planning
    • Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and ability to work collaboratively with business school colleagues and others across the university

    Information and How to Apply
    Review of applications will begin on 10/1/20 and continue to be received until 11/15/20. Applicants will
    be required to complete the Samford Application for Faculty Position and the Faculty Applicant Christian
    Mission Statement. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be
    authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas.

    All materials must be submitted in pdf format to:

    To: FACAPP@samford.edu
    Subject: Business Dean

    "Application for Faculty Position" can be found at:
    https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/Human_Resources/application-for-faculty-employment.pdf

    "Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement" can be found at:
    https://www.samford.edu/departments/files/academic-affairs/Faculty-Applicant-Christian-Mission-
    Statement.docx

    Questions about the position may be directed to:
    Dean Anna McEwan, Orlean Beeson School of Education, Search Committee Chair.
    amcewan@samford.edu, 205-726-2745

    Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully
    discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration
    or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies,
    scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

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    Reginald Harris
    Assistant Professor
    Samford University
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