The College of St. Scholastica — Dean of the School of Business and Technology

The College of St. Scholastica, a vibrant, multi-campus institution in the Catholic Benedictine tradition with its main campus in Duluth, Minnesota, seeks an experienced academic leader who embodies the values of the School of Business & Technology (SBT) and consistently demonstrates the highest levels of ethical decision-making, social responsibility, global awareness, and professional excellence in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to serve as its next Dean of the School of Business and Technology. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves on the Academic Council, and is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership in all aspects of the academic programs in the School of Business and Technology. The Dean will advocate for Inclusive Excellence and support CSS’s long-standing commitment to equity, inclusion, and cultural fluency.

The College currently operates nine satellite campuses within Minnesota, in addition to the main campus in Duluth. Graduate, extended site and online programs include traditional graduate programs, offered on the main campus, accelerated programs offered at the extended sites, and online programs. Enrollment for the 2017 academic year was 4,325—1,792 traditional undergraduates and 2,533 students in graduate, extended and online programs. The College offers programs at both the undergraduate (certificate and bachelor’s) and graduate (master’s and doctoral) levels across six academic schools grounded in the liberal arts, with a particularly strong focus and reputation in nursing and the health professions.

The School of Business and Technology offers seven undergraduate programs: Accounting; Applied Economics; Computer Information Systems; Finance; Business Management; Marketing; and Organizational Leadership. SBT also offers three graduate programs: MBA in Leadership and Change; MBA in Rural Healthcare; and Master of Science in Project Management.


The Dean of will be responsible for academic administration of all undergraduate and graduate programs in SBT and will assume the faculty roles of teaching, scholarship, and service. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean works collaboratively with academic colleagues to ensure the quality of all academic offerings of the College—at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in traditional, and online formats locally and at extended sites in Minnesota.

As a member of both the faculty and administration, the Dean must be a strong faculty and student advocate while at the same time establishing the strategic direction of the School and supporting the strategic direction of the College. This strategy includes a commitment to the College’s Catholic, Benedictine heritage and values; a commitment to inclusive excellence; to providing an excellent education to students in a rigorous yet supportive environment; and to securing the College’s future through delivery of business and technology programs in ways that balance quality and affordability, through growth of undergraduate and graduate studies programs, and through an entrepreneurial approach to the work of the College.

The Dean will have a diverse set of roles related to:

  • resource management
  • academic personnel management
  • internal operations
  • leadership
  • external and government relations and community partnerships

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate is required for this position—ideally, in a discipline offered within the School of Business and Technology. Additional required qualifications include: Documented administrative and supervisory experience in higher education at the department chair or program director level or above; understanding of the trends and issues impacting business education; evidence of a commitment to respect, diversity and inclusion.

For more information and to apply, visit The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.