Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than forty undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business, and Christian ministry, and two doctoral degrees. In addition to the degree programs offered on its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois, and online.
MBU is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning, and service to others. The University is filled with people who believe students have the potential to change the world for the better. We encourage innovation, experimentation, and creativity in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community while underscoring the most important of our core values: “We are serious and intentional about our Christian faith.”
This position represents an incredible leadership opportunity: The selected Dean will step into an institution filled with talented students who desire to learn and grow, faculty and staff dedicated to excellence, and a senior leadership team committed to inclusion and collaboration among all members of the university community.
In the governance structure of Missouri Baptist University, the Dean of Business is directly accountable to the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. All activities of the Dean of Business provide essential support for the academic activities of the School of Business regardless of location, delivery system, and instructional modality. It is the Dean’s responsibility to provide a uniform process for delivering instruction for all Business courses across the University campus including the oversight of syllabi, textbooks, and course objectives.
Working closely with students, faculty, and staff the Dean provides academic leadership for the School of Business. The incumbent is responsible for faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and development. Student success is a top priority for the institution, and the Dean is charged with leading all student success efforts in the School. The Dean also supports and leads all School development efforts, including those related to private donations, corporate sponsorship, grants, and contracts.
The Dean plays a critically important role as a leader in Academic Affairs, serving on a variety of University academic leadership teams. The Dean is also responsible for leading efforts to hire diverse faculty and staff and for developing and articulating the School’s role in supporting the broader strategic direction of the University.
The Dean also provides leadership in the development of activities that further the mission of the School and the University. In addition, the Dean represents the institution in community and business organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the region.
In collaboration with MBU’s Career Services, University Development, and Alumni Affairs offices, lead the School of Business to develop positive relationships in the St. Louis business community that can lead to scholarships, internships, and permanent employment of MBU students and graduates.
Faculty and Staff Development:
The Dean of Business must have served a minimum of five years as a faculty member in the discipline appropriate to his or her credentialing and professional experience.
The University also considers applicants who have the educational leadership skills and experience in the field to provide direction and guidance for the faculty in the School of Business. The Dean of Business must have a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
This is the position for a dynamic academic leader who wants to serve with extraordinary people at an important moment in the institution’s history. We are building our future together at Missouri Baptist University. If you want to be part of this vision or want to nominate someone for the position, please contact us directly.
Additional information regarding MBU may be found at mobap.edu.
Missouri Baptist University has partnered with Diversified Search to assist in this search process. Confidential nominations, recommendations, or expressions of interest in the position may be directed to the following address: MBUBusinessDean@divsearch.com
The statement of faith should clearly explain your view of scripture, salvation, and church affiliation. It should also explain how faith influences your personal and professional life, contributes to your interest in MBU, and prepares you to follow MBU’s vision, mission and core values.
Diversified Search team:
Gene E. Head, Jr.
Senior Search Consultant