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Chair, Finance & Economics

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Chair, Finance & Economics
Job Posting Number 20180024FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department Finance & Economics
Position Description

The Department of Finance and Economics in the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The department houses faculty teaching in the disciplines of finance, economics, and business law. The chair is responsible for the implementation of university, college, and department policies and the development, coordination, and administration of all academic programs and activities within the department. As a representative of the department, the chair is expected to articulate program aspirations, directions, standards and points of view to other groups inside and outside the university community.

In addition to teaching, scholarship, and professional service, the chair is responsible for budgetary coordination, strategic planning, and coordination of career counseling for faculty. The chair represents departmental faculty and staff in negotiations, considerations or discussions relative to policy decisions under consideration by other divisions of the university, particularly when those decisions will have a direct or indirect impact on academic issues. A comprehensive overview of department chair duties can be found at: http://www.provost.txstate.edu/pps/policy-and-procedure-statements/1-administration-organization/pps1-10.html.

Required Qualifications

Qualifying degrees:
Earned doctorate in business administration from an AACSB-accredited institution, with a concentration in either finance or economics;
Ph.D. in finance;
Ph.D. in economics; or,
J.D. granted by an ABA-accredited school of law.

A record of quality research, effective teaching, and service commensurate with appointment to associate professor or professor.

The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated effective administrative experience needed to manage an academic department housing multiple disciplines.

Evidence of effective leadership.

Ability to maintain collegial working relationships with other college administrators and within the home department.

Familiarity with grant writing and funding processes.

Experience with the AACSB accreditation process.

Experience working with external constituencies.

A distinguished record of quality research, effective teaching, and service commensurate with appointment to professor.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20172. To ensure full consideration for the position, online applications must be received by November 1, 2017. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. A complete application will consist of: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of references.

Prior to on-campus interviews candidates will need to provide complete graduate transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, student evaluations of instruction, and evidence of excellence in research and scholarly activity.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 11/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices

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Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference