Departmental Chairperson - WCOB

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Posting Number F408P

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Working Title Departmental Chairperson - WCOB

Department Management

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate-leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The management department prides itself on maintaining a collegial environment. Our tenure track faculty currently includes Vikas Anand, Michael Cummings, John Delery, Alan Ellstrand, Nina Gupta, Jon Johnson, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Anne O'Leary-Kelly, Carol Reeves, Jason Ridge, Chris Rosen, Lauren Simon, Adam Stoverink, and Dan Worrell. Our clinical faculty includes Anna Gousevskaia, Sarah Lueke, and Denise Soignet. Our faculty regularly publish in top journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. In addition, our faculty have received best paper awards from journals and conferences, have obtained large research grants from public and corporate sponsors, serve on editorial boards of numerous top journals, and hold leadership positions in the Academy of Management. Our faculty have also won a number of teaching awards, including four campus-wide teaching awards as well as state-wide and SEC-level awards. We have a strong doctoral program with 12 full-time students currently. Information about the department is available at:

The Sam M. Walton College of Business is one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation and has a current enrollment over 6,000 students. In the last 20 years, the University of Arkansas completed fundraising campaigns that raised over one billion dollars in private contributions, with the Walton College receiving almost a quarter of those amounts in gifts and endowments. A new capital campaign is underway, with a number of transformational gift ideas in place that will benefit the Walton College. Funds from previous campaigns have been used to establish scholarships, endowed professorships and chairs, summer research support, and to install state of the art classroom technology in the College.

The College is located on a four-building business campus including the Walton College building, housing most undergraduate and Ph.D. education, Willard Walker Hall, home of our graduate programs, the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development and the J.B. Hunt Transport Center for Academic Excellence, site of our state-of-the-art behavioral research lab. In 2018 U.S. News and World Report recognized the University of Arkansas as one of its 10 "up and coming" public universities. The 2016 U.S. News and World Report ranked the Walton College's undergraduate program 27th among all public universities, and our college is among the top 50 of all public and private undergraduate business schools in the US. Our full-time MBA program was ranked 30th and our Executive MBA program was ranked 32nd among all public universities in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings. In 2013 our full-time MBA program was ranked 11th nationally by Bloomberg Business Week in terms of ROI.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with education and experience

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Walton College of Business

Summary of Job Duties

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is seeking applications from individuals to serve as the Chair of the Department of Management. The major content areas of this department are: Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management. The department seeks a collegial scholar who possesses a strong research record in any of the above areas that will be commensurate with appointment to a Full Professor.

The administrative component of the department chair role will include the maintenance of a conducive research environment, and in stewarding the departmental resources. The department chair is also responsible for leading the faculty in managing curriculum relating to the management major and oversees the scheduling of classes. In the latter part of his/her role the department chair receives support from the Assistant Department Chair. The Chair also serves on the College's Executive Committee and supports the Dean in evaluating and supporting college initiatives. The department chair position is a 50% administrative position. The teaching load is typically one course per year.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Professor rank or higher with tenure
  • Ph.D. in Management or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and research
  • Active research program

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous administrative faculty experience
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • An ability to lead the engagement activities of the department
  • Demonstrated excellence in research
  • Commitment to advancing diversity in the College
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to work closely with the executive leadership of the college
  • Ability to be responsible for all administrative, budgetary, curricular and engagement activities of the department.

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Stooping


  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please specify

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Departmental Administrative Assistant:
Lisa Frye
[email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by September 1, 2018, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants will be required to submit the names of at least three references who will be contacted to submit letters of reference. Note that members of the search committee will be available at the AOM meetings in Chicago for informal conversations about this position.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status





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Posted: 7/5/2018
Application Due: 9/3/2018
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