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Doctorate Degree

Dean, School of Business


This position is highly operational focused. It has supervisory responsibility for all personnel assigned to the School of Business and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department.  Direct reports include assistant deans and directors.


Essential Functions


  • Provides academic and business leadership for the School
  • Responsible for strategic planning for the School of Business
  • Responsible for continuous improvement in existing programs and curricular evaluation and development by overseeing assessment and academic program review activities
  • Responsible for developing high quality, differentiated, new curriculum and degree program development consistent with the School’s mission and market opportunities
  • Responsible for corporate outreach initiatives
  • Performs as the chief academic and budgetary officer of the School
  • Manages and improves upon processes.
  • Manages and holds accountable the faculty and staff of the School
  • Serves as a productive partner with other School Deans and University staff members to fulfill the mission, objectives, and quality of the University.
  • Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice.
  • Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirement of the position


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Proven ability to communicate well in a variety of settings with a variety of media and delivery systems, including written, oral, and social media is required
  • Proven ability to lead in academic and business settings is required
  • Proven ability to effectively establish and maintain relationships with business communities, industry partners, accreditation bodies (regional and professional), and the School’s constituents is required.
  • Proven ability to manage and improve curricula to meet changing markets and needs is required
  • Academic-level proficiency in at least one language other than English, preferably Spanish, is highly desired.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applications in the Microsoft Office suite.


Education and Experience


  • Terminal degree required, PhD/DBA preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience in an academic setting required
  • Successful experience in achieving and maintaining regional and professional (AACSB, ACBSP, AACSB) accreditation is required
  • Experience in Higher education preferred
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications


Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  The physical requirements for performing the essential functions of this position require the team member to be able to:


  • Able to sit, stand, kneel, walk, and reach
  • Able to lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Hear well enough to communicate with others
  • Read a computer screen and written material
  • Write, type, and use phone system


Working Conditions


This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


  • Good working environment with the absence of disagreeable conditions
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required


Who We Are


Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy. NCU utilizes a one-to-one learning model—one student is paired with a professor in each course—to create a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors’ real-world experience. NCU professors all hold doctoral degrees, and none of our programs have residency requirements, allowing access to students no matter where they live.


Additionally, with the exception of the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences, within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, all of NCU’s programs are delivered 100% online.


With administrative offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and San Diego, California, as well as students, alumni and faculty in more than 50 countries, NCU is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.


Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to help others fulfill their dreams through higher education?