Dean, College of Business

Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, invites applications for the position of Dean, College of Business.  The Dean provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to the College and reports directly to the Provost.  The Dean also holds the David D. Glass Distinguished Leadership Chair.

The University is seeking an individual with the vision and leadership qualities necessary to continue to enhance the future for an already strong College of Business.  The person selected must have a strong record of academic leadership in higher education, a terminal degree in a business related field, and credentials that qualify him/her for appointment as a full professor in one of the units within the College.

Dimensions to be evaluated:

  • Ability to lead and successfully manage professionals in an academic setting;
  • Commitment to excellence in and an appropriate balance of teaching, research and service;
  • Understanding of and experience with the AACSB accreditation process;
  • Personal qualities that facilitate working relationships within the University as well as with alumni and business leaders;
  • Experience in fundraising, alumni relations and development activities;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity

The Search Committee expects to select a new dean during fall 2018 to assume full-time responsibilities as early as possible in 2019.  The salary is highly competitive with AACSB-accredited institutions and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The College:

The College of Business is composed of six academic units: the School of Accountancy and the Departments of Management and Information Technology; Merchandising & Fashion Design; Finance and General Business; Marketing; and Technology and Construction Management.  In addition to the Dean and two Associate Deans, there are approximately 100 full-time faculty and 39 staff, 51 graduate assistants, and a number of part-time faculty and staff in the College.  The College of Business enrolls over 5,300 students (4500 undergraduate and 700 graduate) in twenty-six undergraduate major options and five graduate programs.  In any one calendar year, nearly one-third of the students graduating from Missouri State University are business majors.  The AACSB International accredits the College’s business and accounting programs and this past year extended both accreditations.

The College of Business is located in David D. Glass Hall, a state-of-the-art learning facility with high-tech classrooms, computer labs and a mock trading floor.  Student support within the College is enhanced through a Business Advisement Center and a dedicated branch of University Career Services. 

The University:

Missouri State University is a selective-admissions, multi-campus, comprehensive university with a statewide mission in public affairs.  With more than 24,000 students, the University offers over 100 undergraduate and 60 graduate-degree programs.  The main campus, which is located in Springfield, is composed of seven academic colleges: Agriculture, Arts and Letters; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Humanities and Public Affairs; and Natural and Applied Sciences. Please refer to the Missouri State University website:

Surrounding Community:

Springfield is the third-largest city in Missouri with a metropolitan population of more than 500,000.  It is noted for its thriving economy, excellent schools, superior health care facilities, beautiful neighborhoods, active arts community, exciting entertainment scene, temperate climate, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Located in the southwest region of the state, Springfield is surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Ozarks hills, streams, and lakes.  Springfield is ranked among the 100 Best Communities for young people, is in the top 40 cities for quality of life and is home to two top 100 integrated health systems in the nation.  For more information about the City of Springfield and to see photos of the city, please visit .


Applicants will need to provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, leadership philosophy and the names and contact information of three professional references online at: First Date of Consideration will be September 4, 2018. 

Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/minority/female/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation/gender identity. 

Employment will require a criminal background check at University Expense.