Graduate Department Chair

The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business and provides leadership to program directors by taking an active lead in department meetings, strategic planning, implementation of department and university policies, marketing, student recruitment, and evaluating program and faculty effectiveness. Administrative Workload will be determined on the following criteria: Number of sections, enrollment per class, number of adjuncts, advising, enrollment management, course updates/rewrites, adjunct onboarding, authorizations, channel of communication complaints and grievances.

All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see https://www.umary.edu/about/mission-identity).

Responsibilities Include:

·       Provides vision and overall planning aligned with the University of Mary mission and the Gary Tharaldson School of Business philosophy, mission and vision

·       Interacts positively and effectively with faculty, staff, and students to improve program operating practices and outcomes

·       Assumes a leadership role in setting goals for academic achievement, student recruitment, and student retention, as well as in representing the Department in all professional settings

·       Leads and supervises ongoing program improvements based on accreditation standards and analysis of assessment (HUM 799 course) results

·       Ensures consistent implementation of advising and department policies/procedures for all program areas

·       Approves faculty assignments each semester in consultation with the Dean and Program Directors (MBA, MOL, MPM)

·       Conducts and mediates primary adjudication of student complaints and academic grievance in accordance with university policy and procedures

·       Authorization of course transfers and substitutions requests from registrar’s office

·       Maintain faculty credentials (full-time and adjunct) and administration of faculty evaluations in collaboration with the Dean

·       Overall evaluation of program assessment results for accreditation purposes

·       Appraisal of department curricula with regard to achieving GTSB school and program objectives

·       Advises students, teaches (primarily in DBA), and performs other duties as assigned by the Dean.

·       Review and respond to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester

·       Assist with retention as requested by Academic Affairs.

Additionally, Graduate chairs will be responsible for the following:

·       Provide applicant approval of all students

·       Assist in finding adjunct instructors for courses in all semesters

·       Adhering to the adjunct hiring process (see hiring process guidelines)

·       Updating courses, especially those taught by adjuncts (note: this will be managed by chairs and/or delegated as necessary)

·       Providing adjuncts with books/teaching resources, including printing needs (note: this will be managed by chairs and/or delegated as necessary)

·       Some travel may be required as part of this position

Qualifications and Requirements Include:

·       Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

·       Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities

·       Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The University of Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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How to Apply:

Click here to apply. Qualified candidates are asked to provide; (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) Cover Letter, (3) Teaching Portfolio, (4) Teaching Evaluations, (5) Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) Three letters of recommendation. Please upload the requested materials and click “submit application”. Confidential letters of recommendation, transcripts, and anything larger than 5MB can be sent to employment@umary.edu.

Review of application materials will begin immediately.  Position will remain open until filled.

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