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Dean of Business

Portland, OR
Summary Description: The Dean of Business is full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Academic Vice President and is responsible for state approval and administration of the business programs at Warner Pacific University.  The Dean holds academic rank as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

Primary Job Duties:
The successful candidate must present strong evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position, which include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide innovative, strategic, and collaborative leadership of the undergraduate/graduate business programs.
  • Keep current on developments and research in business/technology education and facilitate relevant trainings for faculty.
  • Engage faculty in continuous program evaluation to measure and increase effectiveness.
  • Develop continually improve and maintain a system of assessment of student progress.
  • Facilitate student information needs, respond to student issues, and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Oversee compliance with all requirements of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education and other accrediting agencies.
  • Represent Warner Pacific University business programs at professional association meetings.
  • Supervise department staff.     
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with business in the metro area specifically giving attention to diverse business and entrepreneurial contacts and companies.
  • Conduct empirical research related to business.
  • Work collegially with faculty, staff and students.
  • Understand and positively promote the university’s mission, core themes, vision and values.
  • Teach courses related to business, advise and supervise faculty, and teach other courses within areas of expertise, to include any of the following:
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Organization and Leadership
    • Health Care Administration
    • Other areas of exceptional expertise capable of contributing to the growth and development of Warner Pacific’s program.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in business or related field.
  • University teaching experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching in higher education.
  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Familiarity with state regulations, reporting, and operations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience at an IACBE, ACBSP, or AACSB accredited institution.
  • Experience in preparing a national accreditation application.
  • Familiarity with DATATEL integrated resource management system.
  • Record of a research agenda related to critical issues in business.
  • Record of building productive relationships with business leaders and community partners.
  • Ability to teach effectively and mentor adult learners as well as traditional students.
  • Service in positions of leadership in professional organizations.
  • Experience in grant writing and administration.
Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 


Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
 
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.


In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume

 
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