Dean, Raj Soin College of Business
Wright State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Raj Soin College of Business (RSCOB). In keeping with the RSCOB mission to enable our stakeholders to discover, develop, and realize their highest potential through our teaching, research, and outreach efforts, the Dean will provide dynamic and visionary leadership to advance Wright State's mission of teaching, learning, scholarship, and professional service. The Dean must be prepared to support varied programs, lead a diverse faculty, and build collaborative partnerships across the university and the community. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative energetic academician to lead a large, vibrant college with internationally recognized programs.
Wright State University is a community-engaged national public research university that offers an exceptional, affordable education in Dayton, Ohio. The university annually serves over 15,500 unique students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges, three schools, and a second campus, Wright State University-Lake Campus, in Celina, Ohio. Wright State University was named in honor of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright, who invented the world's first successful airplane in their Dayton bicycle shop. The Wright brothers conducted most of their early test flights at Huffman Prairie, just minutes from the Dayton Campus. Wright State University takes pride in its beautiful 557-acre campus, which includes lush forests and a biology preserve. The university's state-of-the-art facilities include 32 academic and support buildings, 30 student residential buildings, and a world class entertainment and athletics venue. Underground tunnels connect 20 of 22 buildings in the academic section of the Dayton Campus, shielding students and employees from any adverse weather and adding to the university's national reputation for accessibility for those with disabilities.
RSCOB serves approximately 1,600 undergraduate and more than 600 graduate students and has nearly 100 total faculty, 65 of whom are full-time, with 86 percent possessing a terminal degree. The college offers 11 undergraduate majors: accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, financial services, MIS, supply chain management, HR management, international business, management, and marketing; eight minors and six certificate programs; and five master’s degrees: accounting, information systems, logistics and supply chain management, social and applied economics, and a series of MBA cohort programs. RSCOB is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as is its Department of Accountancy. Both recently received five-year reaffirmations. In addition, the RSCOB Information Systems program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The college's vision is “to be a dynamic business leadership community, nurturing lifelong education, creating positive impact on business and society." It embraces and practices:
- Exceptional teaching and learning: a focus on providing students with a high-quality educational experience
- Ethics and character excellence: a desire to cultivate awareness of the attributes that enable excellence through personal and collective efforts
- Applied relevance: a focus on the practical implication of our work for the members of our stakeholder community
- Collaborative spirit: a desire and willingness to initiate work across boundaries in the way we conduct ourselves
- Imaginative thinking: a passion for creative, novel, innovative work across all areas of responsibility — service, research, and teaching
- Global perspective: an acknowledgement that all organizational activities take place in the context of an interconnected, global society
- Appreciation of differences: the willingness to embrace, leverage, and develop distinct perspectives, needs, and points of view
- Service and community engagement: a focus on creating regional economic and social impact
The Dean of the Raj Soin College of Business will be responsible for leading the college in the pursuit of its mission and in building successful collaborative relationships with external constituents and within the college and the university.
Required Background and Experience
The Dean of RSCOB should have an earned doctorate or terminal degree in a discipline related to programs offered by RSCOB and a record of professional accomplishments and scholarship that meets the qualifications for the rank of full professor in a department of the college.
An ideal candidate will have a strong and sustained record of teaching excellence and interdisciplinary initiatives; a strong and sustained record of research or creative accomplishments; substantial administrative, personnel and budgetary experience as chairperson or equivalent; evidence of a commitment to diversity; evidence of a commitment to and success in securing external funding including private and corporate gifts; experience in curriculum development including a commitment to innovative pedagogies, promoting interdisciplinary projects, and internationalization of the curriculum; evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members; a record of implementing and/or supporting community outreach programs; evidence of recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff, as well as team building, supervision, and staff support for professional development; experience with AACSB accreditation; evidence of relevant experience with business; and evidence of successful collaborations with groups and individuals, internal and external to the college and the university, with a commitment to foster interaction between colleges and professional schools.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., is assisting Wright State University in the search. Review of confidential applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, applications should be received by January 11, 2019.
A complete application must include a letter of interest describing experience relevant to the position requirements; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for five professional references. Nominations should include the name, position, postal address, telephone number and email. Application materials should be submitted electronically as PDF attachments.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood, Partner, or
Rick Kemp, Senior Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
For more information about Wright State University please visit: https://www.wright.edu/
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Wright State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information in employment, admission, treatment, or access to its programs or activities. Wright State University adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations.
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