The Department Chair accepts the responsibility of providing
leadership and maintaining administrative operations of the
department in addition to performing the traditional academic
duties of teaching, research, and service. The chair should also
interact with the business and local community to create and
strengthen the ties between the department and external
constituencies including student recruitment and program growth of
the department. The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the
College. The workload balance between administration and
traditional academic duties will be determined by the Dean of the
College in conjunction with the department chair.
Knowledge of general academic policies and curriculum issues.
Knowledge of applicable accreditation standards and
guidelines. Ability to engage in constructive problem-solving
and conflict resolution to make sound decisions. Ability to
communicate effectively with faculty and staff within the
department, college, university and diverse campus and community
constituencies. Ability to treat faculty, staff, and students
with fairness, equity, and inclusion. Ability to work
collaboratively with the leadership of other academic and
administrative units to develop appropriate policies and/or
programs. Ability to promote student success and faculty excellence
in teaching, scholarship, and service.
1) A PhD in economics or finance from an AACSB accredited
2) Rank of Associate Professor or higher with at least 10 years
of academic experience.
3) A record of exemplary teaching, service, and significant
intellectual contributions commiserate with experience and current
4) The successful candidate should expect to maintain an active
program of teaching, service, and research.
5) Ability to work collaboratively within the Department,
College and University is essential.
6) Ability to teach economics or finance courses based on
Prior administrative experience.
Description of Job Duties
The Department Chair accepts responsibility for the following
functions, as determined in conjunction with the Dean of the
College: Maintain a collegial, scholarly, department
environment that supports and encourages faculty excellence in the
traditional academic areas of teaching, research, and
service. Creates a shared vision, sets goals and develops
unit plans. Provides mentoring and the professional
development of faculty. Serves as an advocate for department
interests. Attempts to ensure that space, equipment, and
facilities meet faculty needs. Participates in the
recruitment, orientation, and continued development of faculty and
staff. Coordinates fund raising and relationships with
external constituencies where appropriate. Creates a positive
and productive work environment for support personnel.
Maintains/establishes discipline accreditation where
appropriate. Prepares and monitors the budget. Provides
leadership for curricular development, planning, revision,
evaluation, and implementation. Such leadership denotes
responsibility and oversight for: Maintaining up-to-date academic
programs, academic standards, and program-related goals and
outcomes. Aligning curriculum with national standards
for discipline or specialization with a discipline.
Assessing and providing faculty development in the areas of
curriculum development, modes of teaching, student learning, etc.
Assigning, when appropriate, faculty to assist in management and/or
evaluation of programs and to propose curricular issues for faculty
discussion and action. Coordinating academic offerings to
provide programs that are pedagogically sound for all formats or
modes of delivery. Scheduling courses that meet student needs
and makes appropriate use of faculty expertise. Implementing
specific methods of improving instruction. Encouraging
interfacing of programs with other academic departments.
Assuring catalog information, websites, and other curricular
material are current and accurate.
Engages in the intellectual development of students through
classroom and extracurricular activities. Engages in growing
existing programs and envisions development of new programs.
Teaches classes. Advises and mentors students. Participates on
examination committees. Participates in recruiting high-quality
students. Encourages ongoing curricular review by the faculty
to ensure currency and relevance. Engages in scholarly
activity that is a Provides service to the academy, profession, and
public. Participates on college/university governance
committees/task forces and search committees. Participates in
outside committees and task forces. Performs leadership tasks
in professional associations/networks. Participates in
professional development activities. Establishes partnerships
with constituencies including, but not limited to other colleges
and universities, employers, not-for-profit and for-profit
organizations, and the like.
Supervises faculty and staff in the department. ·
Identifies/determines faculty roles, priorities and
assignments. Develops and mentors faculty and staff. Provides
feedback and performance evaluation to faculty.
Administers academic, human resources and legal policies.
All applicants must submit an online Employment Application.
Applicants must apply through eJobs at https://jobs.etsu.edu.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter
- Reference List. Names, telephone numbers, and email addresses
of three (3) referees who can provide a reference if called upon.
Confidential references will be solicited from those listed as
references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in
the recruitment process.
Candidates should contact Dr. Paul Sims SIMSJ@etsu.edu with questions.