Department Chair of Business Administration

Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Emporia State University’s AACSB accredited School of Business in Emporia, KS is accepting applications for the position of Department Chair of Business Administration. The department chair occupies a faculty line with compensation and workload adjusted to accommodate the duties and responsibilities of the chair. 

The department chair appointment will begin January 2022. Qualified external applicants with credentials appropriate for appointment to the rank of associate or full professor in Economics or Marketing would start in a faculty position beginning August 16, 2021. Applications from internal candidates from any discipline within the School of Business will also be considered. 

Position Summary:

The Chair of the Business Administration Department provides leadership to the School of Business Marketing, Management, and Economics faculty. They lead academic programs that include the

  • BSB degree (with majors in business administration, management, and marketing)
  • BSE in Business Education
  • BA degree in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
  • MBA (traditional and accelerated online formats) 

The chair’s duties include

  • Preparing class schedules
  • Evaluating faculty and staff
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and promoting academic programs within the department.
  • Contributing to successful accreditation and assessment
  • Other duties as assigned. 

The Chair is a member of the leadership team of the School of Business. 

General Qualifications:

For the faculty chair position, a terminal degree from a professionally-accredited university is required. Qualified candidates may be considered for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position. Record of published scholarship in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to rank and a demonstrated commitment to an active research agenda is necessary. Demonstrated leadership skills appropriate for an academic program chair are required. Candidates must exhibit excellent teaching, be considered Scholarly Academic by AACSB standards, and be prepared to make contributions through service to the School of Business, ESU, and the community. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion and support of the Emporia State University Diversity and Inclusion Statements. Qualified candidates should be comfortable teaching online and traditional delivery methods to both undergraduate and graduate-level students. The School of Business has a robust graduate program that includes accelerated online programs. 


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. ESU offers a comprehensive benefits package.


To apply, electronically submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, current vitae, statement of teaching and research, summary of teaching experiences with evaluations (if applicable) and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three current or recent references at External candidates will also need to apply for either the Marketing or Economics faculty position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Dipak Ghosh, Chair of the Search Committee ( A background check is required.

About Emporia State University:

Emporia State University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 5,800.  The School of Business, with a faculty of 30, provides educational services to approximately 1000 students. The city of Emporia has 25,000 residents, a rich cultural heritage, a diversified economy based on agriculture, more than 30 manufacturing enterprises and major retail shopping and wholesale facilities.  The region is noted for the rolling expansive Flint Hills of east central Kansas with proximal major water recreation areas.  Emporia is centrally located between Metropolitan Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.