Chairperson, Department of Accounting & MIS

Newark, DE
Mar 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: Lerner College of Business & Economics: B&E Accounting & MIS
Location: Newark, DE

The University of Delaware seeks applications for the position of chair of the Department of Accounting and MIS. The chair will be appointed for a five-year term, beginning no later than Fall 2018. We seek an innovative and dynamic leader with a vision to advance the department's research and teaching and enhance its national and international reputation and visibility. This is a tenured appointment, preferably at the rank of full professor.

The Department of Accounting and MIS consists of 39 permanent faculty members, 31 of whom are tenured or on the tenure track. Academic programs include MS degrees in Accounting (78 students) and Information Systems and Technology Management (21), BS degrees in Accounting (390) and Management Information Systems (121), as well as minors in Global Enterprise Technology (22) and MIS (135). Programs in Business Analytics are being developed as well. The Department has a commitment to learning, scholarship, and engagement with the business community. More information about the Department is available at:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree; a vision for leading the department and promoting its continued growth and success; a distinguished record of scholarship; a commitment to excellence in instruction; and the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with faculty, professional staff, and the administration. The chair should be able to advocate effectively for the needs and interests of the department, foster a climate of collaboration and collegiality within the department and across programs, and support the scholarship and professional development of the department's faculty. The chair should also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinarity and to building and furthering ties with other units across the College and the University. The duties of a department chair are described here:

Application Instructions

Applicants should visit and upload the following content:

  • A cover letter outlining leadership experience and sharing perspective and vision for the future of the Department of Accounting and MIS within the Lerner College.
  • CV
  • If the candidate has served as a department chair or program director in the past, they are welcome to include a performance review, but it is not required.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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