Dean, School of Business Administration

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Dean, School of Business Administration

The University of South Carolina Aiken (UofSC Aiken) invites applications for the position of Dean, School of Business Administration (position starting date, July 2022 or earlier).

The School of Business Administration at UofSC Aiken is AACSB accredited, employs 17 full-time faculty members, and maintains five endowed faculty positions. The school enrolls over 700 undergraduate students and offers undergraduate business concentrations in accounting, finance, management, and marketing through traditional face-to-face instruction. The accounting and management concentrations are also offered online through UofSC’s Palmetto College. The school also offers an online MBA degree that has grown quickly and currently serves over 300 graduate students. The MBA has a general track as well as concentrations in accounting, finance, and project management. Learn more about the School of Business Administration at

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the chief academic officer of the School of Business Administration and is responsible for the academic, administrative, and budgetary leadership of the school. The Dean must be committed to providing an education that supports, develops, and creates skills and competencies in students based on the liberal arts. The Dean must also lead the school in continuing to provide the highest quality in business education for its students in accordance with the standards and expectations of AACSB. The Dean must advocate for the School of Business Administration to the broader campus and work to develop cross-campus connections and opportunities for the faculty and students of the school. The Dean must model excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service and must promote high expectations across the school. The Dean must seek out and develop external relationships with the community in support of the university’s mission and be a strong advocate for the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

The School of Business Administration is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader who brings enthusiasm for the position and builds a strong sense of collegiality in the school and across campus.
Higher education administrative experience at the departmental level or above.
Experience with AACSB to provide leadership and support for re-accreditation.
An ability to foster faculty development in the full range of teaching, research, and service.
The ability to build strategic relationships with the business community and other campus units.
Ph.D. or other terminal degree from an AACSB accredited institution, in a business-related field, with a record that justifies tenure at the rank of Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

An exemplary record of outstanding academic and professional achievement.
An attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
Strong and effective communication and public relation skills with the ability to develop relationships with external constituencies.
A passion to add value to students and an ability to find innovative ways to provide this value.
Strong leadership to handle the growth of the school, which includes finding ways to increase its resources.
Experience with fundraising and the ability to work with the university, external partners, and alumni to increase fundraising for the school.
A record of promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UofSC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.  UofSC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

The initial screening of applicants will begin on October 28, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered for this leadership position, applicants must complete an online application at and upload the following with their online application: a current CV, cover letter, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and full contact information for three professional references.

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Chad L. Leverette, Dean, College of Sciences and Engineering,, 803-641-3291. All inquiries will remain confidential.

The University of South Carolina Aiken is a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system and offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. UofSC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges.” The 2021 distinction marks UofSC Aiken’s 23rd consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 15th time in first place. Additionally, UofSC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. UofSC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings.  We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. UofSC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs.

Situated on 450 acres, UofSC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and stately homes.  For more information concerning UofSC Aiken, please visit the website at


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