Director of CBE Graduate Programs

College of Business and Economics


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year around arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UWRF's 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science; Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: More information about CBE is available at

The Position: This is a full-time, non-teaching academic staff position. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills; high level of written and verbal communication skills; strong leadership, organizational and planning skills; strong project management skills; as well as strong expertise in the analysis and interpretation of complex financial and data sets. Appointment date: July 1, 2013.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 100%

  • Administration of the MBA (20%)
  • Support Student admission, advising, prior learning assessment and other activities (20%)
  • Recruiting of Students (15%)
  • Guide Program Development (15%)
  • Promotion of the MBA programs (10%)
  • Administrative support of Practicums (10%)
  • Review and revise the Academic Structure of the MBA in collaboration with department chairs and graduate committee (5%)
  • Chair of the Graduate Committee (5%)

Qualifications Required:

  • MBA or similar degree required
  • Minimum of six years' professional work experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership, organizational and planning skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Expertise in the analysis and interpretation of complex financial and data sets
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality when interacting with a diverse faculty and student population
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including some evenings and weekends

Qualifications Preferred:

  • University level experience

To Apply: Online applications are REQUIRED at:


  • Resume
  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
  • A separate diversity statement addressing – in full - your ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and identities (diversity statement).
  • An unofficial graduate transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
  • Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references).


Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Glenn Potts, Dean of the College of Business and Economics


Deadline to Apply: Review of Applications will begin on May 8, 2013. For full consideration, applicants must submit all required materials by this date. Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered.  The names of all nominees and applicants who have requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released on request. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidate.

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