Chair, Department of Economics and Finance (Associate Professor/Professor)
East Tennessee State University
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee
Internal Number: 20112
Posting Number: F00477P
The College of Business and Technology invites applications for a Chairperson in the Department of Economics and Finance. The Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance 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 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.
The Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance is a 12-month Associate Professor/Professor appointment. The candidate would need to be qualified to receive tenure upon appointment. Faculty rank commensurate with education and experience. Candidates should contact Dr. Paul Sims (SIMSJ@etsu.edu) with questions.
The Department of Economics and Finance at East Tennessee State University provides students with the educational experience necessary to succeed in a competitive global environment. Students can earn a traditional Bachelor of Business Administration degree in either Economics or Finance or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Faculty
A PhD in economics or finance from an AACSB accredited university program.
Rank of Associate Professor or higher with at least 10 years of academic experience.
A record of exemplary teaching, service, and significant intellectual contributions commiserate with experience and current rank.
The successful candidate should expect to maintain an active program of teaching, service, and research.
Ability to work collaboratively within the Department, College and University is essential.
Ability to teach economics or finance courses based on departmental needs.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.