Dean of the Cook School of Business

Dean of the Cook School of Business


The Dean of the Cook School of Business is responsible to lead the School in the development and effective fulfillment of its educational mission.  Activities for achieving these goals include the articulation of the school’s mission and the missions of its various academic degree programs;  defining the vision for the school and program graduates; identifying and aligning outcomes with curriculum; program verification through assessment;  curriculum evaluation and refinement; development of new academic programs in alignment with mission and vision; selection, supervision, and evaluation of faculty and instructional support personnel; program and policy development and modification; and development of internship and career opportunities for students.



  • Plan (strategic, tactical, operational) programs and activities conducted to achieve the educational mission and objectives of the Cook School of Business.
  • Assign, in consultation with program directors, faculty teaching, advising, committee and other load responsibilities.
  • Prepare annual budgets for all Cook School of Business programs; monitor expenses through the supervision of budget managers (program directors), and evaluate budget performance.
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of Cook School of Business faculty and staff.
  • Conduct assessment activities to improve institutional effectiveness and to insure continuing compliance with accreditation criteria.
  • Preside over or participate in meetings of standing administration and/or faculty committees, including the Cook School of Business faculty, University Faculty, the Academic Council, and others as needed.
  • Issue decision/rulings on matters of academic policy and/or procedure with respect to students and/or faculty circumstances.
  • Plan and schedule programs, courses, curriculum development and review, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable accreditation criteria regarding academic programs, curricula and faculty.
  • Cooperate with admissions personnel and others to promote enrollment in the programs of the School.
  • Cooperate with the President and Advancement Office in the development and cultivation of financial supporters for the School.



  • Knowledge of historic and current higher educational philosophy, curriculum, and practice, especially in the Christian higher education context.
  • Knowledge, skills, dispositions, and experience needed to teach within one of the academic programs within the Cook School of Business.
  • Ability to envision, articulate, and initiate programs and policies which will advance the Cook School of Business mission.
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct and lead others in strategic, tactical and operational planning
  • Ability to analyze data and other sources of input to assess institutional and program effectiveness and to devise solutions to problems and challenges.
  • Ability to secure cooperation from and foster cooperation among faculty, students, and leaders of other institutional units.
  • Ability to prepare and manage divisional and departmental budgets.
  • Ability to supervise Cook School of Business faculty and staff.
  • Ability to advise and counsel faculty, students and others in personal and professional matters.
  • Ability to speak informatively and persuasively to groups of faculty, students, trustees, accreditation representatives, and various constituent publics.
  • Ability to write clear and cogent reports, memoranda and letters, academic policies and procedures.
  • Ability to model or demonstrate servant leadership, a desire to grow spiritually, personal and professional integrity across all duties and relationships, and life long learning.
  • An earned doctorate in a field appropriate to the academic offerings of the Cook School of Business.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in higher education teaching with some administrative duties.



CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.


Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application.

Columbia International University
Cook School of Business
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

If you are applying for a Ben Lippen position and are unable to download the Ben Lippen application, please contact Human Resources at or 1-800-777-2227 ext. 5009.