Advertised Employing Department: Finance Department
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Chair for the Department of Finance, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Reporting to the dean, the department chair works with the dean and associate deans to coordinate the overall management of the department. The chair regularly interacts with university senior leadership, college level leadership, faculty members, staff, students, and external and internal constituents.
While providing leadership in multiple areas, the department chair also develops, administers, coordinates, and promotes the academic programs offered by the departments. The chair prepares course schedules, in consultation with the dean's office and faculty, and represents the department within the college, across the university, and to external constituencies. The department chair supports teaching, research and service, and conducts faculty advancement reviews, annual performance reviews, and pay evaluations.
The department chair is responsible for recruiting and retaining faculty members in cooperation with the faculty and the dean's office; assisting with career development; developing and coordinating external relationships with recruiters, alumni, and other groups; working with development staff on fund raising; and developing and communicating plans to advance the department's goals. The department chair plans and oversees expenditures to meet departmental goals. The chair supervises staff and coordinates outcomes assessments preparation for accreditation reviews.
As a faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the Chair is expected to maintain an active research program aimed at publishing in premier and high impact journals as recognized by the Department of Finance. Upon arrival, the successful candidate will meet with the dean to establish their PRS (position responsibility statement) to define responsibilities in the area of administration leadership, research, teaching, and service.
Required Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree in Finance or a related discipline, from an accredited institution.
Candidates must meet the university, college and departmental standards for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, including academic credentials and a strong research record and a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching in the Department of Finance of the College of Business.
Meet the college's standards to be scholarly academic qualified under the AACSB Accreditation Standards.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience in a formal leadership role within an academic unit or evidence of leadership in other professional environments.
Demonstrated potential to continue to perform high quality finance research.
The guaranteed consideration date for this position is February 11, 2018, however applications may continue to be submitted until the position is filled.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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