Executive Director III, School of Accounting and Finance
February 2, 2018
Union, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
The College of Business and Public Management at Kean University is in the midst of a transformative change to become a leader in global accounting and financial education. Located in a state-of-the-art building on the Union, New Jersey campus and with an additional location in Wenzhou, China, the College is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Accounting and Finance area, in both locations, as we transform into a major provider of global business education.
This is an exceptional opportunity as it offers the chance to exercise visionary leadership and entrepreneurial and creative work that will significantly advance educational and professional opportunities for our students. The College of Business and Public Management has opened a new campaign to attract the best and brightest to partner with us in educating our students on two continents. This is a great opportunity for a like-minded administrator committed to world-class education on the cutting edge of global higher education.
Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the School of Accounting and Finance, responsible for managing all school activities. The Executive Director develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages the evaluation process for all school faculty and staff; manages the hiring process for all school personnel; oversees curriculum, program development and outcomes assessments; prepares and manages the academic advisement plan for all programs within the school; manages the school’s budget; maintains relationships with external agencies and professional organizations; and does related work as required. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.
Qualifications: Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance or a related field and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable.
Curriculum innovation, faculty development, external relations, especially internships, advancement activities and change management will be major responsibilities. Experience with and/or interest in AACSB accreditation a must. An individual with both industry and academic experience is preferred. This position will require international travel and considerable interaction with both the global professional practice community, as well as corporate partners.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, College of Business and Public Management, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
About Kean University
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.