University of Hawaii at HiloDean, UH Hilo (College of Business and Economics) (#89295) Position Description

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University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, general funds, full-time, pending position clearance and availability of funding, to begin approximately August, 2013.


Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, responsible for providing overall academic leadership, administration and coordination of the College, including curriculum development and evaluation, human resources management, resources development, financial and academic planning, and faculty development, maintenance of AACSB accreditation, and development of graduate studies. The Dean will lead the College in the development of external funding sources, both private and research/training related, student recruitment efforts, and will encourage an entrepreneurial approach to educational planning and delivery.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate or the equivalent in a business discipline or economics; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a complex organization with multiple stakeholders, preferably at a comprehensive university or college; rank of full professor or demonstrated record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment; demonstrated fundraising ability and experience; demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity and to working among and with multi-cultural populations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple constituencies; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies.

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to consultative processes and an understanding of shared governance; demonstrated ability to encourage and support innovative small business and entrepreneurship initiatives; substantial experience in economic development and/or public/private partnerships; demonstrated record of distinguished scholarship, research, publication, and/or professional activity and achievement.

Pay Range

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing the candidate's interests and addressing how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met, a current resume, the names of five (5) professional references including postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, transcripts showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and a concise example of academic administrative work such as a strategic plan, budget analysis, policy handbook, etc. that is the work of the applicant. All requested documents/information will become the property of the University. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application address: CoBE Dean Search, CoBE, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kāwili St., Hilo. HI. 96720-4091, or electronically to Electronic applications are encouraged. More information about the position and duties is available at More information about the College of Business and Economics is available at More information about the University is available at

Inquiries (General)

Interim Dean Dr. Harry Hennessey, (808) 974-7400,

Please refer to position #89295 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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