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Chairperson of the Department of Marketing

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

MCOB Deans Office

Chairperson of the Department of Marketing

Ball State University

The Department of Marketing in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University is seeking an experienced, senior-level professional to chair the Department. Candidate will possess a balanced record of teaching, administrative experience, service, and scholarship appropriate for tenured appointment at full or associate professor academic rank. The department chair reports to the Bryan Dean of the Miller College and is responsible for managing the academic, operational, personnel, budgetary, and student activities within the Department. The ideal candidate will be a tenurable scholar and experienced administrator capable of advocating for the Department and effectively mentoring junior faculty. This individual will exhibit innovativeness in identifying opportunities and expanding relationships that will position our Department as a partner and source of professional expertise on campus and externally with our alumni, businesses, and community stakeholders. This position offers an opportunity to work with energetic and collegial faculty and staff, and align with current university and college strategic priorities, including growing the graduate program and developing executive education programs. Prospective start date is July 2022.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD or DBA in Marketing or a closely related business discipline from an AACSB accredited graduate program. Minimum of five years of tenure-line faculty service and two years of administrative experience which includes, but is not limited to, course scheduling, faculty recruiting and mentoring, preparation of promotion and tenure documents, management of a department advisory board, service on college level committees, management of a departmental budget, curriculum management and faculty performance assessment. Evidence of leadership and communication skills; evidence of effective team building skills. Scholarship record commensurate with appointment at senior-level academic rank.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: At least ten years of experience in a tenure-line academic position at an AACSB accredited institution and a minimum of three years of administrative experience in higher education or equivalent. Skills in short and long-range strategic planning; demonstrated skills in hiring, supervising, evaluating, and promoting faculty and staff; demonstrates commitment to diversity and fund raising.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, inclusive excellence statement, and cover letter addressed to Russell Wahlers. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide a statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Salary available is $165,000-$195,000. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 6, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...