MBA Program Director and Faculty Member in the Dept. of Business Administration
Position Summary: The person in this faculty position will continue the development and implementation of Concordia’s Masters in Business Administration degree. He/she serves as the primary advocate, administrator and student advisor for the MBA program and takes the lead in gaining accreditation for the program. The director works closely with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Adult Education to design the curriculum; schedule courses; identify/nominate, mentor and evaluate instructors for the program; and conduct ongoing academic assessment. In addition, the director works with Concordia’s Marketing and Student Enrollment Services staff and partners to recruit potential students for the program. Concordia expects its program directors to fully espouse and model the College of Graduate Studies’ accent on a Christ-centered online education delivered in an academically rigorous, highly relational environment. This faculty member will teach up to six credit hours per semester.
- Terminal degree in an appropriate field or actively pursuing terminal degree.
- Proven interest and ability in curriculum development, program assessment and improvement.
- Strong leadership skills, interpersonal proficiency and the ability to mentor professionals effectively.
- Commitment to innovative, student-focused program delivery that explores, assesses and looks for ways to improve learning outcomes.
- Proven interest and demonstrated ability in accelerated, online adult education.
- At least five years of professional experience in the discipline.
- Prior teaching in higher education (preferred).
- Ability to work accurately and effectively with computer databases, the internet, commonly-used computer software and course management systems.
- Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working and learning environment.
- Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and to collaborate with university personnel.
- Must be able to develop, implement and manage the MBA program.
- Proficient in online and fact-to-face curriculum development and delivery.
- Dedicated to advancing adult education.
- May involve travel and some night-time hours.
- Preferred LCMS background.
- Under the direction of the dean, carry responsibility for designing, implementing, assessing and supervising rigorous curriculum that addresses the standards of the LCMS; learned societies and state, regional and national accrediting agencies.
- Partner with Marketing and Student Enrollment Services to develop and implement processes for recruiting and retaining students for the program.
- Assist in screening students admitted to the program.
- Supervise the advising of students in the program, working with individuals and groups of students to ensure the highest levels of student engagement, learning and satisfaction.
- Suggest, supervise, mentor and evaluate faculty who teach in the program.
- Assist the dean in orienting new faculty.
- Cultivate and maintain partnerships with local, regional and national institutions and agencies.
- Work with the dean and other CUNE faculty to complete the necessary procedures for accreditation.
- Grow professionally through ongoing personal reading research and/or attendance at national, local and synodical learned society meetings.
- Teach up to six hours per semester in the undergraduate and/or graduate business department.
- Assist with the creation of the program’s annual budget and manage, coordinate and approve expenditure of program funds.
- Consult with other CGS personnel so that the program’s students receive excellent services from the registrar, library, academic support, counseling, career services and the campus pastor’s office.
- Convene and participate in committees necessary for program operations.
- Actively participate in service to the business department and university and fulfill other responsibilities of being a faculty member.
- Other duties as assigned.
Candidates must submit the following:
- a faculty application form found at www.cune.edu/jobs,
- a letter of intent,
- a curriculum vitae,
- a statement of educational philosophy,
- copies of all academic transcripts and
- three letters of recommendations with contact information.
Send application materials to:
Attn. Human Resource Office, Concordia University, 800 N Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434 (phone 1-800-535-5494, ext. 7222)
Anticipated Position Begin Date: As soon as possible.
Applications to be reviewed upon receipt, until position is filled.
Position posted 8/7/2013