Chairperson of the Department of Finance and Insurance
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.
Inclusive Excellence Statement
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression
are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We
encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive
to learn more about our commitment and to
identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Benefits and Community
Length of Assignment
Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract
Serve as chairperson of the department; teach 9 hours during the
academic year; engage in scholarship and service.
PhD with a major in Finance or related discipline or DBA from an
AACSB accredited program.
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.
Authorization to work in the US
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Experience with the AACSB accreditation process, professional
engagement, fund raising, and a commitment to diversity and
Requires successful completion of a background check and education
Position Title(s) Supervised
Faculty and Administrative Coordinator.
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity
within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any
other legally protected status.
About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an
attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately
22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight
academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer
more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist
degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We
engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors
that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and
meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while
we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our
community, our state, and our world.
MCOB Deans Office:300010
The Department Chair is a fiscal year appointment and we prefer a
start date of July 1, 2022. Salary range is $206,000 to $219,700
depending on rank and experience. Indicated salary includes a
salary supplement for the chair position. We prefer that applicants
would meet expectations for tenure and rank of full Professor, but
are willing to consider senior Associate Professors. BSU
representatives will be available during the FMA meeting either in
person or via Zoom. Please contact Lois Largent at
LKLARGENT@bsu.edu to arrange an informal discussion about our
programs and the position.
Department Email or Phone Number
Duties & 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
Monitor departmental advising, including policies and written
Provide supervision of academic programs, faculty, staff and
management of the department office, (e.g. supervision of promotion
and tenure, departmental appeals, committee assignments,
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
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
Actively contribute professional service to the Department, the
Miller College of Business, Ball State University, and the local
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications Accepted Through Date
Open Until Filled
Information regarding transcripts
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official
transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required
at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification
will be conducted.
Special Instructions Summary
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please
provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would
contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning
community at Ball State University through your teaching, research,
and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when
possible. Word limit 500.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Inclusive Excellence Statement
- Doctorate Transcripts