Chairperson of the Department of Finance and Insurance

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7086100 (Ref.No. BSU27308)
Posted: September 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Serve as chairperson of the department; teach 9 hours during the academic year; engage in scholarship and service.

The Department of Finance and Insurance in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University is seeking an entrepreneurial professional to lead the Department.  The department chair reports to the Bryan Dean of the Miller College and is responsible for managing the academic, operational, personnel, budgetary, and student activities within the Department.  The ideal candidate will be a tenurable scholar and experienced administrator capable of advocating for the Department and effectively mentoring junior faculty.  This individual will exhibit innovativeness in identifying opportunities, and expanding relationships that will position our Department as a source of professional expertise, on campus and externally with our alumni, businesses, and community stakeholders.  This position offers an opportunity to work with energetic and collegial faculty and staff, expand on the utilization of the Bloomberg Professional Service (BPS) and the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), and align with current university and college strategic priorities, including growing the graduate program and developing executive education programs.

Job Function:

Serve as chairperson of the department; teach 9 hours during the academic year; engage in scholarship and service.

Minimum Education:

PhD with a major in Finance or related discipline or DBA from an AACSB accredited program.

Minimum Experience:

Minimum of five years of tenure-line faculty service and two years of administrative experience which could include, but is not limited to, course scheduling, faculty recruiting and mentoring, preparation of promotion and tenure documents, management of a department advisory board, service on college level committees, management of a departmental budget, curriculum management and faculty performance assessment.

Preferred Experience:

Experience with the AACSB accreditation process, professional engagement, fund raising, and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the department’s primary spokesperson and representative to the college, university, and external community.
  • Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of academic programs and curriculum within the department.
  • Engage in short-and-long range planning for the department, in cooperation with the faculty.
  • Assign faculty load.
  • Act as fiscal agent for the department and allocate funds and resources in a manner designed to achieve excellence. 

  • Support excellence in departmental teaching, scholarship, and service. 

  • Monitor departmental advising, including policies and written materials. 

  • Provide supervision of academic programs, faculty, staff and management of the department office, (e.g. supervision of promotion and tenure, departmental appeals, committee assignments, etc.) 

  • Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel. 

  • Teach 9 hours annually. Remain academically qualified as per MCOB policy and ensure department compliance with AACSB accreditation standards. 

  • Keep abreast of recent scholarly developments in the area and incorporate new learning into teaching. Conduct scholarly research and publish results of research in leading academic and professional publications. 

  • Actively contribute professional service to the Department, the Miller College of Business, Ball State University, and the local community. 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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