Dean, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Dean
Working Title Dean, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies
Department 230010-Dean Harmon College of Business & Prof Stud
Pay Rate Competitive
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 999972
Classification UN01
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 999972.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) Management & Leadership Philosophy Statement; (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If selected for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Screening of applications begins March 19, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is July 1, 2018.

Questions regarding the search can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Doug Koch, Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Services, at

For information about the on-line application process, contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Professional Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 02/01/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

University of Central Missouri invites applications for the position of Dean of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies with duties to begin on July 1, 2018.

The University of Central Missouri aspires to be a nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a world-class university education by providing a small-college learning environment coupled with large-university opportunities. The University serves over 12,000 students, including 2,000 graduate students, in more than 150 areas of study. UCM is located in Warrensburg, a town of about 20,000 people 35 miles east of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies programs are accredited by several different accrediting bodies including AABI, AACSB, ABET, CAA, CEPR, and CSWE. The college has 141 faculty and staff members in ten diverse Academic Units and eight Centers. For additional information about the University of Central Missouri and the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies visit our website at and the prospectus at To submit application materials visit and follow the faculty vacancies link.

The dean serves as the chief academic officer and chief executive officer of the academic programs, personnel, and fiscal operations of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies (HCBPS). The dean reports to the provost and is responsible for ensuring the academic and financial health and growth of the college. In this capacity, the dean:
● provides leadership and management for all of the college’s departments through collegial governance
● establishes and communicates the vision and direction for the college within the University’s strategic plan
● promotes and supports a multicultural and diverse faculty, staff, and student body
● oversees curriculum development, program review, and assessment efforts
● fosters an intellectual environment characterized by excellence in teaching, learning, discipline-based scholarly and creative activity, professional service, and faculty development
● provides leadership for resource development and effective resource management
● manages the college’s physical, personnel, and financial resources
● develops and fosters partnerships that align with the college and university mission and strategic plan
● works collaboratively with the UCM Foundation to develop sustainable partnerships with external constituents, secure external resources, and fund college initiatives
● engages with alumni to promote college initiatives, successes, and involvement opportunities
● encourages and facilitates grant writing

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model.
During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Listed below are the core leadership skills and traits at UCM. For all UCM leaders, a portion of their annual review focuses on the development and modeling of these competencies.

Builds Trust

Leads Change

Communicates Effectively

Builds High Performance Teams

Customer/Student Focused

Achieves Results

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree.

Computer Skills


● A record of scholarly activity consistent with appointment as a tenured professor in one of the departments of the college
● Five years academic administrative experience at the Department Chair level or higher
● Service of at least five years as a tenured faculty member
● Demonstrated commitment to the support of faculty teaching and discipline-related research
● Ability to serve as an advocate for the college to internal and external stakeholders and to promote collegiality and diversity
● Experience with accreditation, assessment, and program review
● Demonstrated effectiveness as a leader, manager, and communicator
● Demonstrated experience managing financial resources

● Demonstrated successful fundraising capabilities
● Experience in developing and maintaining links with the local, regional, national, and international business communities
AABI, AACSB, ABET, CAA, or CSWE accreditation experience
● Knowledge of national concerns, trends and legal issues in higher education

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Vitae
  3. Management & Leadership Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents