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

All applicant materials must be received no later than May 13, 2022. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Expected start date for the position is July 1, 2022.