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Dean of the Romain College of Business job with University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Romain College of Business (RCOB). USI is a vibrant state public university campus, enrolling more than 9,750 students from 90 Indiana counties, 45 states, and 45 nations. The University is located in Evansville, IN, the third largest city in Indiana. USI is a comprehensive institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an “engaged university.” The Romain College of Business has AACSB accreditation for Business and a separate accreditation for Accounting. The College enrolls nearly 1,150 undergraduate and almost 1,100 graduate students, has 47 full-time faculty members, and has an annual budget of over $7M. Administratively, the College is organized into three academic departments: Accounting & Finance, Economics & Marketing, and Management & Information Sciences. The College offers eight undergraduate majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Students can also earn post-baccalaureate certificates in Accounting and Computer Information Systems, as well as certificates in Human Resource Management, Innovation Management, Data Analytics for Business, and Cybersecurity. The College offers a Master of Business Administration program in predominantly an accelerated online format with concentrations in Accounting, Data Analytics, Engineering Management, General Business, Human Resources, Healthcare Administration, Marketing, and Project Management. The College houses and operates the User Perception, Cognition, & Interaction Lab, the Strategic Social Media Lab, the Griffin Experimental Economics Lab, the Cyber ​​Security Operations Center, and the Center for Economic Education. The next Dean should be committed to data-driven strategies to facilitate the success of the College’s students and faculty, and dedicated to productive engagement with community partners. The Dean will communicate effectively, maintain a positive and collaborative culture, while bringing enthusiasm and creativity to the position. The Dean will demonstrate a commitment to balancing growth with programs that produce high-quality student outcomes, exemplary strategic and ethical leadership, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Responsibilities of the Dean will include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing graduates who can contribute effectively to today’s business environment through our premier academic programs as well as experiential learning and internship opportunities
  • Fostering and promoting opportunities for meaningful collaboration with community partners to create developmental opportunities for students and to ensure that the College’s academic programs are responsive to the needs of the business community
  • Coordinating recruitment and retention efforts that support the College’s strategic and sustainable growth
  • Recruiting, retaining, and empowering faculty through an organizational culture that promotes shared governance, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Analyzing and responding to emerging regional, national, and global trends in higher education and business in order to craft a long-term vision for the College that is consistent with the University’s mission and strategic priorities and to increase its visibility and goals.
  • Managing an annual operating budget and securing additional resources to achieve the College’s strategic goals
  • Maintaining the College’s AACSB accreditation and assisting with the University’s regional accreditation

The Dean reports directly to the Provost and serves as the chief academic officer of the College. Candidates must have an earned doctorate or terminal degree with the academic qualifications and achievements consistent with an appointment as a tenured, full professor in the College. Evidence of successful administrative leadership above or equivalent to the department chair level is required. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate mastery of and active involvement with the AACSB accreditation process.

Information for Applicants The review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials by March 28, 2022. Application materials must include a letter of intent describing your interest in the position and a statement of your leadership philosophy, including evidence of a commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion . Applications must include a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers for five references. References will not be contacted until finalists are identified.

All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Finalists will be publicly identified prior to campus visit. Application materials should be submitted via the USI human resources website at:

Nominations and questions should be forwarded to Sarah Will, Interim Executive Director of Human Resources, by email at More information is available on the USI website at