MCOB Deans Office
Chairperson of the Department of Finance and Insurance
Ball State University
The Department of Finance and Insurance in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University is seeking an entrepreneurial professional to lead the Department. 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 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, expand on the utilization of the Bloomberg Professional Service (BPS) and the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), and align with current university and college strategic priorities, including growing the graduate program and developing executive education programs.
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 with a major in Finance or related discipline or DBA from an AACSB accredited program. Minimum of five years of tenure-line faculty service and two years of administrative experience which could include, 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.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the AACSB accreditation process, professional engagement, fund raising, and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/256515. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, inclusive excellence statement, and cover letter addressed to Sushil Sharma. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence 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. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500. 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.
The Department Chair is a fiscal year appointment and we prefer a start date of July 1, 2022. Salary range is $206,000 to $219,700 depending on rank and experience. Indicated salary includes a salary supplement for the chair position. We prefer that applicants would meet expectations for tenure and rank of full Professor, but are willing to consider senior Associate Professors. BSU representatives will be available during the FMA meeting either in person or via Zoom. Please contact Lois Largent at LKLARGENT@bsu.edu to arrange an informal discussion about our programs and the position.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 1, 2021.
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 State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.