Wichita State University seeks an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as the Dean of the Barton School of Business. This senior administrative appointment will assume leadership of a very strong and diverse academic unit, with a growing national reputation.
The Barton School is building on its success as a nationally recognized source of entrepreneurial business leaders for the global marketplace. The School is AACSB-accredited in business and accounting. The Barton School offers ten undergraduate majors (BBAs), as well as four graduate degrees including masters in business administration (MBA and Executive MBA), economics (MA), and accounting (MACC). There are six academic and outreach centers: Center for Economic Development and Business Research, Center for Economic Education, Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for International Business Advancement, Center for Management Development, Center for Real Estate, and a seventh, the Koch Global Trading Center, opening in Summer 2014. Ties between the Wichita business community and the Barton School are particularly strong, providing faculty and students with opportunities and resources that enhance teaching and learning, including an active cooperative education experience for students.
The University is located in a diverse metropolitan area of approximately 640,000, located in the I-35 corridor. The economic base of the region is in technology-based industries and health care, and a higher percentage of Wichita’s metropolitan GDP is derived from exports than any other metropolitan area in the country. Wichita State University expects to take a leadership role in diversifying the region’s economy and enhancing the quality of life.
The Dean reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Barton School of Business. The primary responsibility of the Dean is to advance the academic quality and stature of the School. This requires a visionary and dynamic leader who is committed to building sustainable support, enhancing the reputation and programs of the School, and promoting a culture of excellence and growth. The new Dean will be charged with advancing the mission of the School and academic units within the School and collaborating closely with the community to enhance the research and technology transfer capacity of the Barton School of Business.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
The preferred candidate will have the following qualification:
The Barton School of Business seeks a visionary leader to guide the college through this period of growth. The new Dean will arrive at Wichita State University at an extremely exciting time in its history as the university embarks on an ambitious plan for enrollment growth, enhanced research, and the increased development of technology transfer opportunities under new leadership and a capital campaign. Wichita has a promising future as an important part of the “silicon prairie”. Wichita State has an aggressive agenda in critical areas of academic quality, enrollment growth, research and innovation, technology transfer, and the quality of student life.
As online learning becomes an integral part of the growth of Wichita State University, the Dean will advocate for the development of high quality online and flexible courses within the Barton School of Business. The Dean will ensure continuous improvement of faculty through professional development to support the quality of curriculum and instruction in face-to-face, blended, and online modalities within the Barton School of Business. In support of WSU’s mission, the Dean will advocate for and incorporate university systems and processes that support faculty and students both on-campus and off-campus. More information about the Barton School of Business can be found at www.wichita.edu/barton.
Please go to https://jobs.wichita.edu for more details about the requirements for the position and the application process. For full consideration, applicants must submit online (1) a letter of application describing abilities to meet required qualifications, (2) Curriculum Vitae, and (3) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for five individuals who can be contacted for professional references, including current supervisor. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background checks as required by the Kansas Board of Regents.
|Linnea GlenMaye (Interim Chair)||Associate Vice President|
|Royce Bowden (Chair)||Dean – College of Engineering (Starting January 2014)|
|Rick Lecompte||Associate Professor & Chair, FREDS|
|John Perry||Associate Professor, Department of Management|
|Jeff Quirin||W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair & Professor, School of Accountancy|
|Atul Rai||Associate Professor, School of Accountancy|
|Jodi Pelkowski||Associate Professor, Department of Economics|
|Roberta McKee||Barton School Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing|
|Lauren Durano||Undergraduate Student|
|James Guguei||Graduate Student|
|Ann Burger||Academic Advisor, Barton School of Business|
|Angela Dudley||Director of Development, WSU Foundation|
|Wayne Chambers||CEO, High Touch Technologies|
Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.