Program Chair/Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Stephens College seeks a dynamic and innovative academic colleague to serve as a faculty member and founding Program Chair of our new B.S. in Business Administration program. This position will begin August 2021.
The successful candidate will bring a proven record of administrative and teaching success, strong organizational skills, and an engaging, collaborative leadership style. This appointment carries a nine-month annual workload and the possibility of a multi-year contract that may be renewed.
The Program Chair will report to the Dean of the School of Integrative Studies and will work closely with the faculty and program chairs of undergraduate degrees in Communication Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, and Event/Convention Management.
The B.S. in Business Administration will require 36 hours in core business classes and offer 18- credit concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, E-sports Management, and Conference and Event Planning Management.
The successful candidate will:
• Provide vision, leadership, and disciplinary expertise in the development and strategic growth of the new degree program.
• Recruit, develop, evaluate, and retain a talented, innovative, and collegial faculty.
• Provide leadership in establishing and maintaining innovative excellence in the teaching, research, and service activities of the program.
• Contribute to the active recruitment of students by creating and maintaining a productive partnership with the Enrollment office.
• Establish collegial and collaborative partnerships with program chairs in disciplines contributing to Business concentrations.
• Develop, supervise, and evaluate the department’s curriculum and experiential programs.
• Develop and execute on assessment instruments, including program reviews.
• Oversee the program’s budget and allocation of resources, course scheduling and departmental facilities.
• Establish connections with professional organizations and leading practitioners in the field.
• Maintain active research, scholarship and/or creative professional practice in the field.
• Assist the Dean and Institutional Advancement in fundraising and advancing the program’s profile.
• Serve on faculty and campus committees; and
• Maintain a teaching load to be agreed upon with the Dean as other responsibilities allow.
Education: Terminal degree in Business Administration or a related field from an accredited institution, domestic or international.
Experience: Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of administrative and teaching experience at the post-secondary level, as well as experience in business or a related field. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong administrative and interpersonal skills, as well as strong intercultural competence and the ability to work with diverse populations.
Since its founding in 1833, Stephens has been offering innovative, career-focused programs grounded in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and health sciences. It is the second-oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college in the United States. Stephen’s is proudly located in Columbia, Missouri, home to a flagship public university and two private colleges. The faculty take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Graduates are prepared to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Stephens also provides graduate, online, and certificate programs to women and men as part of its commitment to lifelong learning. The College community prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty atmosphere and providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for all students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor, and vibrant programs of study that reflect the College’s mission: Learn. Grow. Lead. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate that makes Columbia, Missouri such a desirable place to live. Columbia was rated #33 in the Top 100 Best Places to Live as rated by livability.com, and the #21 Best City to Live in America by niche.com.