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Palumbo Donahue School of Business

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Executive Education

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business of Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit (DU) has identified opportunities to grow our graduate degree and executive education offerings (improving existing programs, integrating programs taught elsewhere on campus and launching new program initiatives). The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Executive Education (ADGPEX) will play a leading role in seizing these opportunities. We seek an experienced leader who will report to the Dean of the School, engage our faculty, serve on the School's Leadership Team, and oversee everything we do in graduate degree and executive education programming. The School's current efforts are supported by our Graduate Office staff, including the Director of Graduate Programs, who will report to the ADGPEX. The ADGPEX is a 12- month position. It comes with a 4-year term (reappointment is possible--administrators serve at the pleasure of the Dean), a 1-1 teaching load per academic year, an annual stipend, and support from a half-time administrative assistant. Major responsibilities of the ADGPEX are below (this is not intended to be an exhaustive list).

Key leadership and strategic responsibilities:

  • Ensure graduate office staff work in a collaborative environment with clear roles, cross-training to provide overlapping support, and well-defined performance goals
  • Develop opportunities for new graduate and executive education programs as well as improvements in existing programs
  • Evaluate trends and competitors' graduate/executive education programs
  • Create faculty and business engagement for program initiatives and improvements

Key managerial and operational responsibilities:

  • Attend relevant curriculum, advisory council, School, and University meetings
  • Make recommendations for marketing graduate and executive education programs
  • Establish program enrollment and growth goals; ensure that all programs have excellent recruiting, admissions, placement, and student services
  • Develop/maintain knowledge of AACSB standards and AOL issues
  • Provide outstanding stewardship of graduate office and graduate program resources

Required Attributes:

  • Earned Ph.D. in a business or related discipline
  • Prior experience as an Associate Dean or Program Director with responsibility for graduate degree or executive education programs in a business school
  • Prior direct experience with AOL assessment and AACSB accreditation processes
  • A record sufficient to earn professor or associate professor rank with tenure at DU

Preferred Attributes:

  • Prior teaching experience in online and/or hybrid business programs
  • Impeccable integrity; excellent communication, listening, and follow-through skills
  • Highly organized, excels at multi-tasking and interacting with diverse constituencies
  • Possesses strategic insight and thinks beyond disciplinary boundaries

Statement on diversity, inclusion and mission:

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer. Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

To apply:

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your research and teaching interests, a CV, a statement on teaching, your transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/25924