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Dean, UH Hilo (College of Business and Economics) (#89295) Position Description

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The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, general funds, full-time, pending position clearance and availability of funding, to begin approximately August, 2013.


Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, responsible for providing overall academic leadership, administration and coordination of the College, including curriculum development and evaluation, human resources management, resources development, financial and academic planning, and faculty development, maintenance of AACSB accreditation, and development of graduate studies. The Dean will lead the College in the development of external funding sources, both private and research/training related, student recruitment efforts, and will encourage an entrepreneurial approach to educational planning and delivery.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate or the equivalent in a business discipline or economics; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a complex organization with multiple stakeholders, preferably at a comprehensive university or college; rank of full professor or demonstrated record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment; demonstrated fundraising ability and experience; demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity and to working among and with multi-cultural populations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple constituencies; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies.

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to consultative processes and an understanding of shared governance; demonstrated ability to encourage and support innovative small business and entrepreneurship initiatives; substantial experience in economic development and/or public/private partnerships; demonstrated record of distinguished scholarship, research, publication, and/or professional activity and achievement.

Pay Range

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing the candidate's interests and addressing how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met, a current resume, the names of five (5) professional references including postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, transcripts showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and a concise example of academic administrative work such as a strategic plan, budget analysis, policy handbook, etc. that is the work of the applicant. All requested documents/information will become the property of the University. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application address: CoBE Dean Search, CoBE, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kāwili St., Hilo. HI. 96720-4091, or electronically to Electronic applications are encouraged. More information about the position and duties is available at More information about the College of Business and Economics is available at More information about the University is available at

Inquiries (General)

Interim Dean Dr. Harry Hennessey, (808) 974-7400,

Please refer to position #89295 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact the EEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaiʻi may be viewed at the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

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