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Dean - School of Business
Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon
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Date Posted 07/01/2020
Graduate Business School -Executive-Dean
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

We seek a collaborative and visionary leader who is committed to serve as the inaugural Dean of the newly formed School of Business. The Dean will report directly to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs. A reinvigorated business program will emphasize innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. The School of Business promises the opportunity for business students to gain a valuable business education with a solid foundation in the Linfield Curriculum for future endeavors and strong regional, national, and international connections. The School of Business will provide an active learning environment through internships, externships and shadowing experiences, project-driven classes, and pathways to employment opportunities.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applications received by June 5, 2020.

About Linfield College

Located in McMinnville, Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the Linfield College main campus is located on 189 park-like acres just south of the charming historic downtown. Linfield offers many opportunities for employees to connect through community engagement, service projects, and cultural events. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2018 US News & World Report.

In addition to a generous comprehensive benefit plan, which includes healthcare, life insurance, and short/long term disability, the College will contribute 9% into your retirement account after 1 year. PLUS 28 PTO days per year, 7 paid holidays, and Winter Break. Another amazing and valuable benefit for employees, as well as their spouses and dependents, is tuition remission. You and your dependents will have access to our Athletics Complex, including two weight rooms, racquetball courts, a basketball court, swimming pool, track, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a 1.5 mile outdoor wellness trail. For those who are sports enthusiasts, you and your dependents can attend all Linfield athletic events on campus for free (except NCAA playoffs). Additional perks include 20% merchandise & clothing discount at our Barnes & Noble Bookstore, access to Microsoft Office 365 on your personal devices, and a Starbucks conveniently located on campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the alignment of the School of Business with the strategic goals of Linfield University.

  • Represent, advocate for, and mediate for the Business School’s faculty, students, and programs, while considering the overall needs of the University.

  • Lead the development of new academic programs and revision of existing academic programs in business.

  • Supervise the curricula, courses, and methods of instruction, and coordinate with faculty for continual improvement.

  • Oversee the scheduling of courses.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to servant leadership, inclusive excellence, and personal and professional integrity.

  • Teach in the School of Business.

  • Recruit and retain faculty and students who will position the School of Business for success.

  • Determine appropriate faculty workload, provide faculty development opportunities, and coordinate evaluations of faculty.

  • Prepare and oversee the School of Business budget.

  • Work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to explore external funding opportunities for the School of Business events, programs, and development.

  • Contribute to the national higher education conversation as it relates to the School of Business.


  • Earned doctorate in a business discipline is required.

  • Minimum of five years of University teaching experience with a record of teaching, scholarship, and service.

  • Evidence of student-centered teaching and mentoring new majority students (first generation, students of color, transfer, and Pell-eligible students).

  • Minimum of three years of higher education administration experience as a Dean, Associate Dean, Division Head, Department Chair, or similar position that includes supervision of direct reports, and evidence of strong management and innovative leadership.

  • Demonstrated experience building positive relations with the business community and alumni, including successful fundraising experience.

  • Experience with successful accreditation efforts.

  • Practical business or industry experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office environment and is sedentary in nature. Constant sitting, hearing, seeing, talking and repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and fingers. Frequent standing, walking, and climbing stairs. Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite. Occasional exposure to weather elements when walking from building to building on campus. Occasional pushing, pulling, carrying, or lifting up to 25 pounds.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to applications received by June 5, 2020. Inquires can be directed to Gerardo Ochoa gochoa@linfield.edu. To apply, please complete the online application process at https://linfieldcollegejobs.applicantpool.com/jobs/ and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest

  • Professional CV

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