Summary of Duties: In consultation with the Dean, the Chair is responsible for the budget, faculty hiring, program development, curriculum, and managing department staff. As the strategic leader of the Department, the Chair articulates the vision and strategy of the Department while also initiating short- and long-term plans for continued growth and excellence.
With a new undergraduate curriculum launching in Fall 2019, the Chair will collaborate with faculty across the College on ongoing curriculum revisions with an emphasis on more experiential learning and soft skills. The Chair will also work with faculty to grow and strengthen support for PhD students in Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship. The Chair will teach one, three-credit course per semester, in the area of management, information systems or entrepreneurship that best fits the Chair's expertise and department teaching needs.
Required Qualifications: Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in Management or related field by the time of hire, and a strong record of teaching and research that is: a) requisite for an appointment as a tenured (associate/full) faculty at WSU; and, b) in the scholarly discipline of management, including macro, micro, or entrepreneurship, or in the field of Information Systems. Also required is relevant experience in leadership roles within an academic department, including university-wide committees, program direction, or active involvement in faculty recruitment and mentorship.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.