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Posting closes February 26, 2023

Southeastern Louisiana University invites applications for the position of Department Head in the Department of Management and Business Administration. The Department Head is the chief academic and administrative officer of the department, with a 12-month appointment. The Department Head is responsible to the Dean of the College, to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and to the President for the administration of the department. The Department Head is responsible for advancing a culture of academic excellence where distinction in teaching, research, scholarship, and service is expected and rewarded.

The Department Head is expected to provide leadership for curriculum development, implementation and the assessment of student learning. This position oversees all activities in the department, including but not limited to the promotion of undergraduate and graduate education, oversight of course scheduling, support of student and faculty development/recruitment, management of all departmental budgets, and evaluation of faculty in accordance with university and departmental guidelines. The Department Head is also responsible for coordinating, supervising, and executing departmental activities related to maintenance of accreditation. The Department Head is active in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and maintains a research program appropriate for a department in a college with undergraduate and master’s degree programs.

To be considered for the position, applicants must have an earned doctorate from an AACSB-accredited university in Management, Economics, or related field by hire date and must have (1) a record of very good teaching; and (2) a record of scholarship sufficient for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Previous administrative and leadership experience desired. Applicants must be committed to working with diversity.

The successful Department Head understands the role of administration and accepts administrative authority and responsibility and must possess personal qualities such as openness, integrity and objectivity. The Department Head must be effective in planning, communicating, coordinating, problem solving, negotiating, setting goals, and representing the department, college and University.

Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond, less than 50 miles from the metropolitan centers of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Southeastern has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 13,500. The Department of Management and Business Administration has approximately 25 faculty and approximately 950 undergraduate majors. Southeastern is an AA/ADA/EEO Employer.

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