The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Online Programs. As a top-ranked business school operating within a university at the forefront of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, Krannert provides its students with a unique competitive edge that few institutions can match.
The Associate Dean will lead the development and launch of Krannert’s Online Programs, with an initial focus on the Online MBA Program. The Associate Dean will then lead the effort to accelerate degree and non-degree programs.
The Associate Dean works collaboratively with the School’s academic areas, leverages university resources to increase instructor knowledge and awareness of technology, instructional design, and online pedagogy, and ensures online learning compliance with all for-credit accreditation and assurance of learning requirements. While the position is envisioned to be full-time within the university administration, an affiliated faculty appointment is possible depending on candidate qualifications.
The Associate Dean will also serve as the chief administrative liaison with the Purdue Online initiative, managing the relationship to ensure effective development and delivery of online and hybrid content. They will oversee the architecture and development of fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced distance education offerings for open enrollment and contracted corporate delivery. They will engage in active client acquisition and ongoing relations to develop a “book of business” for the school.
Purdue’s Krannert School of Management boasts one of the most globally diverse student population of any U.S. management school and features multiple nationally and globally ranked academic programs. According to the Wall Street Journal, Krannert Holds the 7th ranked Master’s in Finance program and the 9th ranked Two-year MBA program in the world. U.S. News ranks Krannert’s Undergraduate Business program as 21st in the U.S. Specialty programs in Production/Operations (#3), Supply Chain Management/Logistics (#8), and Management Information Systems (#21) are also highly ranked.
Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution that is a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU). Purdue ranks fifth among public institutions in the United States. The West Lafayette Campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 40,000 students. Purdue’s strengths in Engineering, Agriculture, Science, Management, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Liberal Arts, and the Health and Human Sciences contribute to a robust research and educational environment. The University has seen a 30% increase in applicants since 2014, giving itself the ability to admit the most academically prepared, most diverse, and 2nd largest freshman class on record in the Fall of 2017.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the ability to collaborate across disciplines and engage multiple communities both on and off campus. The ability and commitment to provide leadership in cultivating and expanding a successful program is essential.
Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Management, Economics or a related field. Doctorate Degree strongly preferred
Experience: (a) At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience working in a leadership capacity at a higher education institution or within the training and development arm of a for profit enterprise required. (b) Previous experience developing curriculum and learning modules in business, management and/or economics; (c) college teaching experience strongly preferred; teaching at the graduate level preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: (a) excellent communication skills, written and verbal; (b) ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; (c) technical proficiency in online learning technology and online pedagogy essential; (d) ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff; (e) clear understanding of the fiscal, technical, student service, and human resource requirements of online learning programs; (g) current knowledge of the business content needs of working professionals.
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for fullest consideration, applications should be received by May 3rd, 2019. Applications and expressions of interest should be accompanied by a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume. Cover letters should address how the candidate’s experience and qualifications have prepared them for the role.
Additionally, Purdue University’s School of Management is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including: scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in your cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interest or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.