The Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks applicants for the position of Chair of the Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods (MISQ) Department. The selected individual will appreciate and embrace each of the disciplines housed in the department, and will provide leadership and a vision for further academic, research, and service collaborations within the Collat School and across UAB. The individual will report directly to the Dean.
Key responsibilities include developing and implementing department-level strategy coordinated with the school and the university. Specific activities include shaping the future of the department in partnership with faculty and staff, developing and articulating a vision and metrics for indexing successes and impact, and building and expanding existing programs. The chair advocates and models principles of shared governance and fosters a hospitable climate that encourages engagement, participation, collegiality, inspiration, and innovation. The chair promotes high-quality teaching and learning, supports the enhancement of innovative pedagogies, and fosters a high-quality academic environment for faculty research and service leadership. The chair is responsible for departmental operations, including student advising and counseling, scheduling courses, and formulating and communicating recommendations for the hiring, retention, evaluation, and promotion of diverse faculty members and staff. The chair prepares budgets, establishes expense priorities, and administers department budgets fairly and equitably. The chair represents the department and builds support and visibility for the department both internally and externally with UAB, alumni, industry and business partners, professional organizations and associations, and government. The chair also identifies and facilitates revenue generating opportunities for the department and school, and participates in various alumni and development events related to fundraising.
About the Collat School of Business
The Collat School of Business is located in the heart of the City of Birmingham. The school moved into an award-winning and state-of-the-art building in fall 2018. The world-class facility is designed for innovative learning activities, for faculty and student collaboration, and features many high-technology support solutions. The school has approximately 2600 undergraduate students, 900 graduate students, 70 faculty members, and 30 staff members. UAB’s urban identity and location allow the integration of practical experiences from the ecosystem with classroom learning in powerful ways. The school is accredited at the highest levels of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for all of its business programs, along with an additional accreditation for accounting. The school is performing strongly and it plays a significant role in advancing UAB’s strategic vision for social and economic impact in the Birmingham region.
Information and How to Apply
UAB offers a very competitive salary and benefits package for this position, along with attractive benefits from the University of Alabama System.
UAB has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help with the search for qualified candidates. Submit a comprehensive CV, expression of interest, or nominations and references to Beth Schaefer and Josyanne Roche here: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/7219.
Specific questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Patrick J. Murphy, UAB Goodrich Endowed Chair and Professor, at 206-486-5163 or firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as Beth Schaefer at Koya: email@example.com.
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.