Associate Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies

Posted: April 6, 2022

Associate Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies

The School of Business and Professional Studies invites applications for a full-time Associate Dean position. This is a full-year faculty appointment at the Associate or Assistant Professor level with administrative responsibilities.  The Associate Dean will be required to teach a minimum of 3 credits per term, and will receive release time for 9 credits per term as well as a stipend. 

All employees must understand the mission of Catholic higher education and be committed to the core values, mission, goals and objectives of Holy Family University.


  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Supports the Dean in the successful deployment of strategic initiatives, including the design, implementation, support, and continuous improvement of programs and services of the disciplines within the division.
  • Provides oversight of day-to-day support for faculty within the School of Business and Professional Studies; addresses in a timely manner faculty requests, student issues and concerns. Informs the Dean of issues as appropriate. Serves as a liaison among students, the faculty, and the Dean within the School.
  • Collaborates with program faculty to ensure program quality and effectiveness and to promote student learning, student satisfaction, and student retention across student populations.
  • Schedules classes, assigns faculty (both full-time and adjunct) and hires new adjunct faculty as needed.
  • Advises prospective and current students within the School of Business and Professional Studies.  
  • Teaches a minimum of three credits per term.
  • Provides support for assessment procedures and program reviews for courses and programs in the division and ensures compliance with institutional assessment standards.
  • Serves as the university champion for accreditation with ACBSP.
  • Coordinates timely peer evaluation of full time and adjunct faculty. 
  • Assists in the preparation of University materials such as college catalog and other publications. 
  • Coordinates the maintenance and distribution of School-related documentation such as the university catalog, Faculty Handbook and other related documents.
  • Coordinates School curriculum review, revision, and/or development with the assistance of faculty.
  • Performs duties as assigned by the Dean, VPAA, or President of the University.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Earned Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) or related field required, doctoral degree preferred.    
  • Previous administrative experience as a program director, assistant/associate dean preferred.    
  • Previous experience teaching, either as a full-time faculty or an adjunct, at the university level required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Proven ability to make data-driven decisions and manage multiple projects and problems simultaneously.  
  • Strong MS Office skills, advanced Excel skills required.
  • A commitment to student success.
  • Excellent teaching skills, an active scholarly agenda, and a willingness to participate in student advising and campus service. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow university policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations. 

Application Process

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter addressing experience related to the position description and desired salary; a current CV; and the names and email addresses of five professional references to

Review of applicants is ongoing.  Position will remain open until filled.