Chair, Department of Business Administration

Employer
Auburn University at Montgomery
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Other Business & Management
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number: F-00283 Position Title: Chair, Department of Business Administration Classification Title: Faculty Department: Business Administration Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline or have the equivalent in training and experience.

“Terminal degree” refers to the highest degree
awarded in a discipline. The doctorate is the terminal degree for most disciplines represented at Auburn University at Montgomery. Job Open Date: 09/23/2021 Job Close Date: Quick Link https://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/5025 Position Profile Link
School: College of Business Contract Type: Twelve (12) Months Tenure Track: Yes Salary Band: N/A Special Instructions to Applicant:
The Auburn University at Montgomery, College of Business, Department of Business Administration invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Professor (advanced Associate Professors may be considered). The department chair position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with a usual course load of four courses per academic year. This department chair position is being combined with the the Lowder-Weil Eminent Scholar such, that the teaching load will be a total of three courses over the academic year.

We seek a candidate interested in raising the College’s involvement with entrepreneurship to a new level. (Entrepreneurship is a relatively new major within the department). We are open to applicants from any business-related field within the department, but the applicant must qualify to be holder of the Lowder-Weil Eminent Scholar position. The Lowder-Weil endowment supports added salary, research, and travel funding. (Note: the Lowder-Weil scholar award follows a two-year, renewable award process such that the department chair and Lowder-Weil chair positions are separable.)

The appointment begins July 1, 2022. Candidates must have a terminal degree in Finance, Management, Marketing, or a closely related field. While specialization is open, ideal candidates will have knowledge of different fields within the department. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

We seek an individual with demonstrated evidence of:

• academic administrative experience,
• strengths in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including online teaching,
• excellence in scholarship and research as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications,
• a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion, and
• excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences.

Individuals meeting these requirements and with practical field experience promoting entrepreneurial activity and/or in one of the disciplines in the department are especially encouraged to apply.

The department chair’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• communicating and implementing college and university policies to the department, and advocating for departmental needs to the college and university,
• fostering and maintaining collaborative relationships with external entities,
• encouraging and supporting good teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development within the department,
• planning and executing a strategic direction for the department, building and staffing the schedule of classes, overseeing the department budget and other resources, fostering team building, managing the department and its staff, and working with diverse faculty and students in the department and across campus to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration,
• working with the faculty to develop and review standards, curricula, and procedures, which provide adequate preparation of graduates for professional or further academic endeavor, and
• leading student recruitment and retention efforts and ensuring department majors are appropriately advised.

How to Apply:
Visit www.jobs.aum.edu and complete an online application. Completed applications must include, 1) cover letter indicating qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement on leadership philosophy, 4) statement on teaching and research philosophy, 5) graduate transcripts (official transcript will be needed at time of hire), and 6) contact information for at least three professional references (will be contacted for final candidates only).

Screening of applications will begin as received with priority given to applications received by January 7, 2022. While the position will remain open until filled, AUM reserves the right once interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications.

Contact: Dr. Ross N. Dickens, Dean and Professor of Finance, rdickens@aum.edu, with any questions prior to January 7, 2022.

Contact: Dr. Scott Lane, slane2@aum.edu with any questions January 8,2022 forward.

Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

While this position is open until filled, Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right to stop accepting applications once interviewing has begun. About the University/College
AUM is the metropolitan campus of Auburn University with approximately 5,300 students and 200 faculty in five academic colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Sciences, Business, and Education. Located in the state capital, AUM serves a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional students. Montgomery offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, world-class museums, Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a ballet company, a natural habitat zoo, a chamber music society, an independent film theater, and the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team. Further Montgomery is the home of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Equal Justice Initiative.

The Department of Business Administration includes fifteen full-time faculty. The department offers BSBA majors in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Management, and Marketing and provides the majority of courses within the MBA and MHA programs. All degrees are AACSB accredited.

Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

While this position is open until filled, Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right to stop accepting applications once interviewing has begun.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement on Leadership Philosophy
  4. Statement on Teaching and Research
  5. Graduate Transcript(s)
  6. Professional Reference Sheet
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Supporting Documents
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