Chairperson, Department of Accounting & MIS

Newark, DE
May 09, 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 Fall 2018, or sooner. We seek an innovative and dynamic leader who is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion; and has a vision to advance the department's research and teaching and enhance its national and international reputation. This is a tenured appointment. Strong preference will be given to applicants whose accomplishments are commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Professor, and who have prior administrative experience.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant must have: a Ph.D. received from an AACSB accredited university; 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 successful applicant must be a change agent with leadership ability to promote continued growth and success in the Department. Qualified applicants possessing leadership experience in stakeholder engagement and development will be highly valued. 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 at the University of Delaware are described here:

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Accounting and MIS is AACSB accredited and consists of 38 permanent faculty members, including 27 tenured or tenure track professors. The department faculty has published extensively in premier Accounting and MIS journals, such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Information Systems Research. 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. The Department is among the Public Accounting Report's Top 25 in Undergraduate Rankings (for schools with 22+ full-time accounting faculty). More information about the Department is available at:

ABOUT LERNER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS: The Lerner College of Business & Economics, which is accredited by the AACSB, is home to approximately 4,000 students, including 650 graduate students, and 140 faculty. The College offers 15 bachelor degrees, ten master degrees, and three doctoral programs.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Delaware is a tier-one research university. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University of Delaware is in the "Highest Research Activity" (R1) category. Founded in 1743, and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university of approximately 23,000 students and approximately 1,200 full-time faculty. The University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: The University is located in Newark, Delaware, a quiet, safe, and friendly college town of 30,000 residents. Newark is ideally located in the northeastern corridor. It is within commuting distance from Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD, and is also only two hours from Washington, DC and New York City by car or train. The Delaware beaches, ranked first in the nation by the NRDC for having the cleanest water quality, are just one and a half hours away.


Applicants should visit and upload the following content:
  • A cover letter discussing the candidate's
      • Motivation to apply for this position
      • Leadership experience
      • Philosophy regarding the importance of research and teaching
      • Perspective and vision for the future of the Department of Accounting and MIS within the Lerner College.
  • CV

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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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