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Chairperson of the Department of Finance and Insurance

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Title

Chairperson of the Department of Finance and Insurance

Additional Information

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 Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract

Position 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.

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

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

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Faculty and Administrative Coordinator.

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

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

Department Information

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 to arrange an informal discussion about our programs and the position.

Department Email or Phone Number


Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Serve as the department’s primary spokesperson and representative to the college, university, and external community.



Job Duty

Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of academic programs and curriculum within the department.



Job Duty

Engage in short-and-long range planning for the department, in cooperation with the faculty.



Job Duty

Assign faculty load.



Job Duty

Act as fiscal agent for the department and allocate funds and resources in a manner designed to achieve excellence.



Job Duty

Support excellence in departmental teaching, scholarship, and service.



Job Duty

Monitor departmental advising, including policies and written materials.



Job Duty

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.)



Job Duty

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.



Job Duty

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



Job Duty

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.



Job Duty

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



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Doctorate Transcripts

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