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William Paterson Universty-Dean, Cotsakos College of Business
Title:William Paterson Universty-Dean, Cotsakos College of Business
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist William Paterson University - Wayne, New Jersey in its search for Dean of the Cotsakos College of Business.

William Paterson University - Wayne, New Jersey (WP) desires a dynamic, collegial, and experienced servant leader for the position of Dean for the Cotsakos College of Business.

This position is ideal for a cutting edge, student-centric, strategic leader with a proven history of successful growth initiatives, strong partnership and collaboration skills, and results-focused leadership. The successful candidate will coordinate the development and delivery of innovative, high-quality academic programs that meet the demands of today’s workforce and students.

The successful candidate brings a proven track record of working successfully across disciplines, community engagement, and excellent economic development skills. The location of William Paterson University provides excellent access to motivated community members and businesses.

This position offers exciting opportunities to provide strategic, and visionary leadership to faculty and staff in matters relating to curriculum and program development; accreditation, assessment and evaluation; recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students; community engagement; research, scholarship, grant-seeking, and fundraising.

As the Chief Academic Officer for the College of Business, the Dean reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides strong leadership and direction to a robust college of more than 40 full-time faculty members.

This is a full-time 12-month position with a starting date of July 2020.

  • Promote the reputation of the College and its programs by advancing and supporting relevant activities
  • Communicate College goals to internal and external constituencies
  • Lead program development and continuous improvement initiatives and activities
  • Collaborate with faculty and professional staff to secure external funding in support of programmatic initiatives, faculty development, and student scholarships
  • Drive the effort to enhance business education in the region
  • Seek new opportunities to support and develop the College’s collaboration with regional businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities and related professions

Required qualifications:
  • Earned terminal degree in a field represented at the College or in a related discipline
  • Five or more years of collegiate level teaching experience
  • Strong record of scholarship and service commensurate with an academic appointment in the college
  • Five or more years of successful administrative leadership experience within or relevant to higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence
  • Ability to develop and articulate a clear vision
  • Able to collaborate with faculty to build a case for change, drive need, and develop and execute plans for change
  • Clear understanding of the importance of and process for maintaining AACSB accreditation
  • Consideration will be given to individuals with significant corporate credentials who demonstrate a deep understanding of business education and academic values
  • Demonstrated successful fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated leadership style that fosters team-building and inclusive relationships among individuals with competing needs and wants
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred requirements:
  • Experience with online program development and delivery
  • Strong commitment to using technology in teaching and learning
  • Evidence of having worked successfully in a diverse environment

About William Paterson:
William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), they have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre- professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students.

About Cotsakos College of Business:
With more than 50 full-time faculty members appointed within the College, William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business is proud to be among an elite group of business colleges with international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The College offers undergraduate programs in accounting, finance, financial planning, global business, management, marketing, professional sales, and economics. Graduate students can pursue an MBA and choose concentrations in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, and, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Communication, music management. Each of the College’s programs provide students with an opportunity to excel in a 21st century global business environment.

Faculty at the Cotsakos College of Business are recognized experts in their fields with significant scholarly accomplishments and industry experience. The College is student-success centric and as such, offers a wide variety of internships, credit-earning practica, job shadowing, and mentorship programs that provide students with real world experience.

The College also supports a state-of-the-art Financial Learning Center with an active trading room. The Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales houses a sophisticated Professional Sales Laboratory.

Living in Wayne, New Jersey:
Located in the heart of Passaic County, New Jersey, less than twenty miles from midtown New York City, Wayne Township offers a balanced suburban community experience that includes lake communities loaded with recreational facilities and museums, exceptional school system, shopping and business centers. More information on the township of Wayne is available at

Application Information:
Academic Career & Executive Search is assisting William Paterson University-Wayne, New Jersey. Inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated confidentially.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vita. Please do not email applications. 

Inquiries, nominations, and questions should be sent to or call 860-740-2600

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
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