Lubbock Christian University

Dean, School of Business

Functional Title: Dean, School of Business
Classification: Exempt
Division: Academics       
Department:
School of Business       
Reports To:
Provost/Chief Academic Officer
Primary Function: Dean, School of Business

Position: Dean, School of Business, twelve-month appointment

School of Business:

The School of Business is one of the largest undergraduate academic units at Lubbock Christian University, offering bachelor’s degrees in the following majors: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Systems and Technology, Management, Web Design, Management Information Systems, Digital Media Arts, and Business Administration (emphases Marketing, Agribusiness and Business Administration). Additionally, the School of Business offers a Master of Accounting (MAcc). The LCU School of Business is accredited with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Qualifications:

The LCU School of Business seeks a dean who can lead the faculty and contribute to the mission of preparing students for their calling as Christ-centered business professionals, fully equipped for lives of Christian service and leadership.

An earned doctorate in a discipline within the School of Business is required. An exceptional record of teaching, scholarly activity, and professional service is required. Previous leadership in the academy or in a business organization is expected An applicant with a master’s degree and extensive executive experience leading business organizations may be considered. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education as well as a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. LCU is a Christ-centered, academic community of learners, transforming the hearts, minds, and hands of students for lives of purpose and service. The university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ fellowship. All qualified applicants must be professing Christians, active in their faith, and enthusiastically supportive of university’s Christian mission.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership with a compelling vision for the School of Business
  • Demonstrate excellent people/communication skills with the ability to articulate and promote the mission of the university
  • Provide oversight for the management of fiscal and personnel matters
  • Engage in successful fund raising
  • Carry out strategic planning and assessment

The Dean reports to the Provost and will work closely with other senior academic officers of the University. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership for the faculty and staff in the School of Business
  • Provide strategic visioning for the School of Business
  • Work closely with the provost to provide strategic vision and leadership for the university
  • Work closely with the Chair of Academic Affairs within the School of Business on curriculum and program direction
  • Teach a minimum of 9 hours each calendar year
  • Other duties as assigned

Disclaimer:

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. LCU reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. 

Application Procedure:

Lubbock Christian University is committed to cultural diversity and invites candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the School of Business and the surrounding Lubbock business community. Interested applicants must complete a faculty application online and submit 5 unique items that include: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a current curriculum vita including contact information for 5 professional references, (3) official transcripts, (4) personal statement on the integration of faith and learning, and (5) a philosophy of leadership. All items should be submitted as email attachments to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Jeff Cary, Dean, Smith College of Biblical Studies (jeff.cary@lcu.edu). Please include “Dean, School of Business” in the subject line. The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or closed. For most favorable consideration, please submit all documents listed above by November 15th, 2022. All positions are subject to funding.