Head - School of Business (University)

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Job Purpose
The Head of Department -Business School will be responsible for the coordination of all activities under this school. Be dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and cultivate strong alumni and external relationships to support and grow the School of Business Studies. In addition, continue the expansion of the School of Business Studies into a strong academic center with the experience and ability to support and implement creative instruction appropriate for a twenty first century university in accordance with the set mission and vision for the University and the School of Business Studies.

Summary of Key Responsibilities;

  • Plan and preside over meetings of the Department of the school. Report to the faculty on the activities, needs and achievements of the school and the disposition of recommendations made by that faculty to the Dean.
  • Promote spiritual community among faculty, staff and students to create a learning environment facilitating spiritual growth.
  • Collaborate with other deans and HOD’s in furthering the overall academic mission of the university through participation in the deliberations and decisions of the Academic Administration
  • Counsel students, in cooperation with departmental advisors, regarding their progress and special needs and give final approval to their registration.
  • Promote departmental assessment of student learning outcomes and utilization of resulting data as tools to advance the quality of departmental programs and services.
  • Administer the budget in consultation with the Director –Finance.
  • Provide recommendation concerning departmental appointments, reappointments and/or promotion of teachers in the departments.
  • Encourage the adequate provision and use of instructional materials, including library materials and visual and auditory aids.
  • Prepare a schedule of classes for approval
  • Oversee the timely preparation of bulletin copy and course schedules.
  • Provide leadership to the faculty in development of academic policies, procedures and plans for furthering the educational mission and strategic plans of the school in synchrony with the university mission and strategic plans.
  • Ensure that departments of the school develop and offer instructional, research and service programs of excellent quality.
  • Provide recommendations on academic administrative policies and procedures for the university by participation as a school representative in appropriate academic committees and councils.
  • Monitor the academic progress of students towards graduation and present their names for appropriate action by the school faculty.
  • Coordinate communication of all official affairs of the school with other university officers, with students and with the public.

Preferred Personal Skills

  • Relatable/collaborative with peers, faculty, and students
  • Values individuals
  • Advocates for faculty and students
  • A team builder, not only within the School of Business, but across the university and external communities
  • Person of integrity
  • Works effectively in, and promotes, a multicultural environment
  • A visionary who can create and implement a strong vision for the school
  • Promotes the integration of the academic environment with the workplace

Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master in Education or Business Administration, DBA or PhD Management
  • Must have a minimum of 12+ years’ experience in the same capacity (Head of Business or Department at a University or College)
  • Must have proven experience working as Head of Business or Department of a University or Recognized College for at least 5+ years
  • Should have experience in teaching, as well as some knowledge of accreditation processes.
  • Good Experience in administrative/mid-management experience in higher education or in a business setting.
  • A record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and preferably eligible for the rank of Full Professor
  • Administrative/mid-management experience in higher education or in a business setting
  • Exhibited capacity to network effectively within and beyond the academic community
  • Must be a member of relevant professional body

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com and copy in bemconsult@outlook.com  
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.