The Department of Economics, Accounting & Business Administration (EABA) at the University of Mount Union is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to serve as the Program Director for the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program, scheduled for launch in August of 2018.  The RMI program will be part of a department that currently offers six majors and three minors. EABA majors represent 16% of the entire undergraduate student body. There are 10 full-time faculty members. The department is currently a candidate for accreditation by ACBSP.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Candidates should possess a graduate degree related to insurance and/or risk management. Some combination of corporate/entrepreneurial and higher education teaching experience is preferred, as is a related terminal degree and experience in launching new undergraduate programs.

Responsibilities of this position include: (1) overseeing the coordination and administration of all aspects of the risk management and insurance program, including planning and organizing outreach activities, industry conferences, and internship programs; (2) teaching courses pertaining to risk management and insurance, and in other business-related disciplines on an as-needed basis; (3) advising and mentoring students in their academic and professional development; (4) identifying and implementing appropriate certification opportunities for students; (5) conducting an appropriate level of academic or professional scholarship; and (6) service to the university and community.

Available:    August 1, 2018


Competitive, based on qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution by the University to TIAA/CREF after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; tuition exchange for qualified dependents.

Equal Opportunity:

The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Mount Union prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.

Academic Rank:

Position is open rank and tenure track possible (subject to candidate’s qualifications and the growth and development of the program).

Descriptive Information:

The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s 2,200 students can select from 62 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in physician assistant studies, doctor of physical therapy, and educational leadership.  Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty members, the vast majority of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields. Over the past 10 years, nearly $110 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a recreation center, apartment-style housing options, health and medical sciences facility and performing arts center.  Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh.  An additional 162-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center is located six miles away.  The University’s endowment is in excess of $142 million.

The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development.  Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.

Application Instructions:  

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to EABA Risk Management Program Director Search Committee c/o Human Resources.  Email: [email protected]   Please contact the search committee chair, Professor William Schweizer, at [email protected] with any questions. 

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