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The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin in December 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before December 8, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered. The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, John Reisel, welcomes all inquiries and nominations. Nominations should include name, position, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee. Chair Reisel may be contacted at reisel@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4671. Applications must include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references. These materials must be uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) at: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/26826 In accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, requests for confidentiality by nominees and applicants will be honored, if so requested, except that names and titles of the finalists must be disclosed.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title DEAN
Working Title: Sheldon B. Lubar Endowed Dean of the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
Position Number 01365936
Division B12 Sheldon B Lubar School of Business
Department ***B12 Lubar School of Business Dean***
Position Type Limited Appointment
Appointment Type Limited, Tenured Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Executive/Limited
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for the position of the Sheldon B. Lubar Endowed Deanship of the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. UWM recently received two significant recognitions. The Carnegie Foundation granted the campus the Community Engagement Classification in 2015 for its significant work in Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s southeast region. In February 2016, UWM was designated a R-1 Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity, by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Of the 115 universities designated as R-1, UWM is among a minority located in an urban setting and one of only 10 with a dedicated urban access mission. UWM enrolls 26,000 students in 14 schools and colleges. Of the total enrollment, about 4,600 are graduate students. Research expenditures in 2016 were $59 million. Community engagement, entrepreneurship, and access are hallmarks of UWM’s mission.

Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a major metropolitan business school with approximately 3,500 undergraduate students, 600 graduate students, 70 full-time faculty, and 40 professional staff. The business school was created in 1966, ten years after the establishment of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. In 2006, it was renamed as the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business in recognition of distinguished business executive Sheldon B. Lubar, Chairman and Founder of Lubar & Co., Inc., who made a $10 million donation to the UWM Foundation in support of business student scholarships and faculty excellence. This was the largest gift ever to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Lubar School offers a complete range of management degree programs, including the BBA (six majors), MBA (evening flexible and cohort formats), Executive MBA, MS in Management (five concentrations), MS in Information Technology Management, and PhD programs, as well as joint degree programs and specialized certificate programs. The School has been accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1970, and most recently earned additional AACSB accreditation for its accounting programs in 2016.

Lubar faculty, organized within six non-departmentalized disciplines, bring an impressive range of expertise to the School, with doctorates and advanced training from some of the country’s leading universities. The School is housed in Lubar Hall, a technologically sophisticated building that features 24 computer-integrated multimedia classrooms with a total seating capacity of more than 1,600.

The Lubar School of Business has high expectations for academic rigor, scholarly productivity, teaching excellence, and community outreach, as described in its Vision, Mission, and Values statements:

Vision

The Lubar School of Business seeks to be a major metropolitan business school of national distinction known for superior scholarly research and academic programs.

Mission

We focus on creating new business knowledge through theoretical and applied research, and providing high quality education to prepare a diverse population of students for successful business and management careers. We also leverage our relationships with the business community to create experiential learning and career opportunities for our students, enhance faculty teaching and research, and contribute to the vitality of the regional economy.

Values

We value intellectual rigor, integrity in our students, faculty, and staff, and collaborations with the business community.

Notable Achievements

• In the last five years, the Lubar School has raised over $12 million in private funds, primarily supporting faculty and student excellence. This includes the recent creation of one endowed faculty position and one endowed program directorship.

• The Lubar School is ranked 106th in the nation for overall research productivity in leading business journals in the University of Texas at Dallas Business School Research Rankings for the period 2012-2016. In individual academic areas, it ranks 60th for Information Technology Management research, 88th for Marketing research, and 98th for Operations research during the same period.

• Lubar School faculty published a total of 271 articles for peer-reviewed research journals from 2012-2016. Our faculty’s total citation count is 33,015.

• In the last five years, Lubar faculty have served as editors of the following journals: Academy of Management Review, Journal of Consumer Research, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Frontiers, and Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application. In addition, our faculty held 71 positions in the same period as associate editors, editorial board members, or special issue editors.

• The school’s SAP University Competency Center is one of only two university “mega-hosting centers” for North and South America. It currently hosts over 150 universities, operating over 50 production SAP systems and utilizing its own private cloud environment to deliver SAP to over 100,000 students a year. In addition to teaching in our Enterprise Resource Planning certificate programs, our SAP expert faculty also deliver customized executive education.

• A Business Advisory Council composed of approximately 70 top executives provides advice and counsel to the Lubar School dean with regard to the School’s mission and programs. The accounting area has a separate advisory council, and the IT Management and Supply Chain & Operations Management areas both have corporate membership that provide feedback and input into curricula.

• The Lubar School’s significant scholarship program awards $1.1 million in scholarship awards annually.

• Lubar students participate and succeed in a number of local, regional, and national competitions in the areas of investment management, supply chain management, marketing, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. The Lubar School sponsors competitions in business ethics, new ventures, and business plan development.

• Approximately 35,000 Lubar School alumni are active in careers that span the professional spectrum – as young professionals just starting their careers, founders of growing entrepreneurial ventures, and accomplished managers and executives. 75% of Lubar’s alumni remain in Wisconsin and contribute to the state’s economy.

Job Summary

As the chief academic officer for the Lubar School of Business, the Dean has primary responsibility to plan, develop, and administer all aspects of the School’s educational programs, activities, and budget; provide vision in setting priorities and leadership in maintaining academic standards and in strengthening faculty scholarship and research; work with partners across the university; and represent the School within the University, the UW System, the external community and region, with alumni, and with appropriate external agencies and organizations regarding academic programs and standards. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and is a member of the Academic Dean’s Council.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree with scholarly qualifications sufficient for appointment as a tenured full professor in an area within the Lubar School of Business.
• Proven leadership and senior administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Sustained experience and success in fundraising activities.
• Experience creating relationships with high-level corporate executives and community organizations.
• Experience with the AACSB accreditation process.
• Demonstrated ability to support the development of innovative and entrepreneurial academic programs.
• Experience with academic planning and enrollment management activities.
• Experience building partnerships across academic disciplines and administrative units in higher education and with academic and non-academic partners.
• Experience working effectively with shared governance to make decisions, including a dedication to participative management and transparency.
• Multiple years of experience in budgeting, including the allocation of resources to promote the long-term goals of the unit.
• Sustained record of effective leadership, scholarly, and educational accomplishments.
• Experience with supporting faculty and staff development.
• Demonstrated ability to raise research and academic quality, ranking, and visibility of the School.
• Experience collaborating and partnering with diverse and underrepresented populations.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Application Instructions

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin in December 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before December 8, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, John Reisel, welcomes all inquiries and nominations. Nominations should include name, position, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee. Chair Reisel may be contacted at reisel@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4671.

Applications must include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references. These materials must be uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS) at: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/26826

In accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, requests for confidentiality by nominees and applicants will be honored, if so requested, except that names and titles of the finalists must be disclosed.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 12/09/2017
Position Contact Name John Reisel
Contact Phone 414-229-4671
Contact Email reisel@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents

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