Call for Applications and Nominationsfor the position of
School of Business & Information Systems (SOBIS)
Owens State Community College welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Dean for the School of Business and Information Systems (SOBIS). Th is is a full-time appointment available immediately; however, timing can be adjusted to the needs of a highly-qualifi ed candidate.
Owens is looking for a visionary, collaborative leader for this critical leadership position that includes administrative oversight of the School of Business & Information Systems for two campuses and two learning centers; guidance in program planning, assessment, and evaluation, budget planning and management, curriculum development, articulation and transfer; and development of community partnerships with business and industry.
With 24 full-time faculty members, the School of Business and Information Systems is a dynamic, progressive division, off ering approximately eighteen (18) degree or certifi cate programs on the applied business side, and fourteen (14) on the information systems side of the school. The culture is collaborative and student-centered, and opportunities for creative entrepreneurial program development abound.
Successful candidates will possess a master’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline related to business and/or information systems (Ph.D. preferred). Three (3) years full-time teaching experience or equivalent part-time teaching in an institution of higher education or similar setting.
Two (2) years full-time or equivalent part-time experience as an administrator of a teaching, training, and/or learning enterprise. Strong communication, planning, time management, and team building skills. Demonstrated success in creating both internal and external partnerships, competencies in distance learning, and a strong commitment to organizational excellence. Knowledge of ACBSP accreditation issues and practices. Th e successful candidate will exhibit a collaborative, flexible personality consistent with the competencies of a transformational, facilitative leader.
Tremendous Growth & Success. Originally founded as a technical institute in 1965, Owens Community College was fully chartered as a comprehensive community college in 1994. Through its relatively brief history, Owens has experienced such success and explosive growth that its enrollment has more than doubled since 1994. As such, the College now serves over 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year. Known for its innovative approaches to experiential education and more than 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Information Systems, Public Safety, Skilled Trades, Transportation, and Engineering Technology, Owens is now the fourth largest of 23 community and technology colleges in Ohio, with two campuses and two free-standing learning centers serving Northwest Ohio.
Focus on Continuous Quality Improvement & Value. Th e state is dedicated to increasing the number of degrees in Ohio, lowering the cost of tuition, making education accessible to more residents, and holding public institutions to a higher level of accountability to the taxpayers. Owens Community College is responding in unique ways to bett er serve the state’s mission of increasing college graduates in our area. At Owens, we strive to meet and exceed the state’s performance metrics in order to better serve our student population. Many of the metrics encompass areas we have already achieved, many we have improved upon, and these let us know that we are on the correct track. Owens also serves as a model in continuous quality improvement eff orts, having joined an exclusive group of institutions participating in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) sponsored by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accrediting body.
The Region. Owens Community College is just an hour’s drive from Detroit, half an hour from public access to Lake Erie, and a short 1.5 hours from Ann Arbor, Michigan (home of the University of Michigan). Whether you enjoy the arts, music, or outdoor adventure, Northwest Ohio/Southern Michigan have it all! Th e Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Zoo (consistently rated in the top 10 nationwide), Owens’s own Center for Fine and Performing Arts, and activities at the University of Toledo provide great entertainment opportunities. Boating, winter skiing, bicycling, and many other outdoor activities are all easily accessible.
Economically, the city is home to two Fortune 500 companies: Dana Corporation and Owens Corning. Another Fortune 500 company in the area is Owens-Illinois. Th e city’s location near the intersection of I-80/I-90 and I-75 (i.e. “Th e Crossroads of America”) has made it a popular hub location for transportation companies such as UPS and BAX Global. Toledo is also the nation’s third busiest rail hub, 15th-busiest air cargo hub, and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes.
Hiring Range: Mid $80’s with a highly competitive benefi ts package (low-priced health insurance, matching retirement contributions, and much more).
To Apply: Please visit our employment website at htt ps://jobs.owens.edu to apply. Position will remain open until filled.
Owens Community College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or discriminatory factors. In fact, Owens especially welcomes applications from candidates who want to become part of our inclusive culture that embraces and celebrates diversity!