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Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies

Missouri Western State University
Job Location:
St. Joseph, Missouri
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Missouri Western State University (Missouri Western), located in Saint Joseph, Missouri, just 45 minutes north of Kansas City, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies (CBPS). Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean oversees all operations of the College including the management of the budget, personnel, curriculum, hiring, evaluation, and resource recruitment.

The College of Business and Professional Studies brings together the Steven L. Craig School of Business (accredited by the AACSB), the Departments of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Education, Engineering Technology, Military Science, and the Law Enforcement Academy. Nonacademic units include the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Franchise Development, and the Center for Workforce Development.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary, strategic, and responsive leader who understands the community and region that Missouri Western serves, as well as its student population. She or he will understand the mission and identity of Missouri Western as the state’s applied learning institution and possess the ability to help facilitate the collective articulation of the College’s future as it contributes to the University’s mission.

The ideal candidate will also be comfortable working across the diverse disciplines of the College, understanding both their unique differences, and their common commitment to professional education. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also possess familiarity with and knowledge of the College’s field(s) from a practitioner’s perspective, developed either through his or her own work experience or deep experience working with practitioners on behalf of an institution of higher education. For more information about this opportunity, including a list of qualifications and a leadership agenda, please see the full position profile at

Missouri Western has retained Academic Search to assist with this search. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to The search is open until the position is filled, but only those applications received by September 19, 2022 can be assured full consideration. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Confidential discussions about this position may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Eric Richtmyer at, or by phone at 202-332-4049.

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