Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas United States

Associate, Full, Department Chair

    September 08, 2020

About Arkansas Tech:
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate degree programs and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Position Summary: 
The department is administered by the department head. The department head is responsible for implementing university policies and procedures at the department level. The department head, who reports to the dean of the college, works in cooperation with the faculty to ensure quality in educational delivery and compliance with AACSB accreditation standards. This is a full-time, twelve-month position, with a desired start date of January 1, 2021 or July 1, 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of the department head include overseeing annual faculty and staff evaluations as well as faculty promotion and tenure processes, developing and approving course schedules and faculty assignments, and providing overall leadership and management for the department. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop, teach, and assess undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the department. This includes engaging students in high-impact learning practices, providing effective advising/mentoring to students, assisting in the development of a scholarship program that seeks external funds, and providing impactful service to the department, college, university, community, and state. The department head must demonstrate precision and organization to perform all necessary position responsibilities and duties, and must have the ability to manage and work with a diverse group of staff, faculty, and administrators.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge: understanding of academic department personnel and culture
Skills: organization, diplomacy, leadership, team-building, writing, oral communication
Abilities: collegial, calm, creative, decisive

Minimum Requirements:
• Earned doctorate and professional accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, and service appropriate for faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor in one of the academic disciplines in the department. 
• Experience in an academic leadership role
• Demonstrated skills in communication, both written and oral.

Preferred Qualifications: 
• PhD or other credentials related to data analytics or human resource management.
• Demonstrated leadership skills in building collaborative relationships. 
• Evidence of the potential for fostering an inclusive environment for diverse populations
• Evidence of cooperative management style and good communication skills. 
• Commitment to the development of innovative teaching and instructional technologies. 
• Ability to envision new opportunities for the department. 

Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands:
Russellville Campus

What to Submit: 
Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, contact information for four references, and unofficial copies of all transcripts.

To be considered for the position of Department Chair, Department of Management & Marketing, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on 10/15/2020 before 6:00 pm central time. 

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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.