Dean of Business, Leadership and Ethics

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Job description

La Crosse, WI

Viterbo University, an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, seeks a dynamic and strategic leader for the next Dean of the College of Business, Leadership and Ethics (CBLE). The position is available beginning July 1, 2021.

Viterbo University was founded in 1890 as St. Rose Normal School by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration to prepare Sisters to teach in elementary schools. A warm and welcoming community for students, faculty, and staff of all faiths, Viterbo’s proud Catholic and Franciscan heritage can be felt throughout campus. As one of only 23 Franciscan universities in the U.S., Viterbo’s mission to prepare students for faithful service and ethical leadership provides a values-based education grounded in leadership through service, with a strong emphasis on ethics.

The next Dean of the College of Business, Leadership, and Ethics will be a strategic and entrepreneurial leader able to advance innovation while embracing the rich heritage and values of the institution. The College seeks a leader who possesses the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to offer strong, collaborative, and transparent leadership within the community. The Dean will play a pivotal role in shaping the vision for the College and must be committed to expanding support for the College and its program in the local community. The Dean will also work, in partnership with the Vice President for Academics, to lead the College’s efforts to achieve a new level of academic excellence. The incumbent must be a person of entrepreneurial spirit and innovative style who will also be expected to work with the advancement office to expand fundraising, partnerships and community relations to support both CBLE and the institution.

How to apply

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics as well as the leadership agenda for the new dean, at www.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches” tab.

Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications/characteristics listed in the position profile, a current, long-form resume or curriculum vita (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search, and only with the candidate’s foreknowledge. Nominations and application materials should be sent to [email protected].

To arrange a confidential conversation about this position please contact the senior consultants managing the search, Cynthia Patterson ([email protected]). The position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 19, 2021 can be assured full consideration.

At Viterbo, we believe learning is a life long process involving more than just academics. It’s also about experiencing life and growing intellectually, culturally, and spiritually. Students can expect to be excited and challenged. We have a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, state-of-the-art facilities, and a faculty that cares deeply about the success of each and every student.