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Chair - Department of Business and Accounting
Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas
 
 
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Date Posted 04/02/2021
Category
Faculty-Business-Accounting
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job/Position Description
Chair - Business and Accounting Department


APPLICATION PROCESS AND HIRING TIMELINE INFORMATION

To apply for this position, you should submit an application, found at KWU Employment Application Form.
Applicants must also submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and
your salary requirements. Please email your application materials to HR@KWU.edu. In your cover letter please
pay special attention to matching your actual qualifications to the required qualifications listed in this Job
Description. Please make sure you reference the position title on the subject line of your email. Please no phone
calls.

The timeline for filling this job is:
  • Applications received until the position is filled.
  • Interviews will begin as qualified applicants are identified, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Hiring is expected to occur on or before June 1, 2021, and the position begins work August 4, 2021.

We will NOT check personal references or present and past employers without first notifying you of our intent to
do so. KWU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we will acknowledge receipt of your application as soon as we
receive it.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
JOB’S OPERATING GROUP: Office of the Provost
JOB’S DEPARTMENT: Department of Business and Accounting
OPERATING GROUPS MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The Office of the Provost is responsible for the development and

delivery of the entire academic program at KWU. This includes the determination and selection of all faculty,
the design and delivery of all academic curriculum, the design and delivery of all academic co-curricular
programs and activities, and the design and delivery of all support and information services required to
maintain university accreditation and increase student success in all academic areas of the university.

DEPARTMENT’S PURPOSE AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The Business and Accounting Department, using
hands-on rigorous instruction, prepares entrepreneurial-minded students to critically analyze and make
responsible, ethical decisions that lead to organizational and personal success

JOB’S DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Dr. Damon Kraft, Provost
DATE JOB LAST REVIEWED OR ANALYZED: March 2021, Dr. Damon Kraft, Provost; Becky Mathews, Human

Resources Specialist
JOB’S EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Staff, Exempt (Teacher Exemption), At-Will, twelve-month contract
JOB’S FACULTY RANK: To be determined at hiring based on the person’s highest degree attained, qualifications,

and experience.
JOB’S SALARY AND BENEFITS: Final salary is dependent upon the successful candidate’s experience and

qualification. Full-time benefits as outlined in the university benefits package found on the university’s job
web site.

JOB INFORMATION
JOB SUMMARY: This job is responsible for preparing and teaching management and/or marketing courses, as well

as leading the department in seeking ACBSP accreditation.
JOB WORKS WITH: The department is currently led by a Department Chair and currently also consists of four full-

time teaching faculty and one adjunct faculty. This job also fully interacts with the KWU student body in terms


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of teaching and advising. In addition, this job will interact with other faculty and staff regarding recruiting,
curriculum design, and other similar requirements of the department and university.

JOB’S STAFF AUTHORITY: Responsible for oversight and management of adjunct faculty in the Business and
Accounting Department

JOB’S BUDGET AUTHORITY: Responsible for budget oversight for the Business and Accounting Department
JOB’S PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Climate controlled office and classroom environment. Standing, sitting,

stooping, walking, talking, seeing, hearing, keyboarding, filing, and other similar physical motions and activates
are a usual part of the job.

JOB’S UNUSUAL HAZARDS OR WORKING CONDITIONS: None
JOBS EQUIPMENT USED: University phone and Learning Management System (LMS) system.
JOB’S WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible schedule arranged around a Monday- Friday teaching schedule.
JOB’S TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel for personal development may be required.

JOB RESULTS, BEHAVIORS, AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES
For a more complete understanding of the duties and responsibilities of faculty jobs, please read and review the
Faculty Handbook which will be made available to final candidates for the job.

JOB’S ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Teaching: Responsible for delivering in a student receptive manner the knowledge, skills, and experiences

each student needs to successfully achieve course learning outcomes as outlined in the course syllabus.
  • Student-focused educator committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion
  • Teach 18 credit hours per year, both undergraduate and MBA
  • Create engaging marketing or management curriculum, centered on institutional learning outcomes and

student learning outcomes; create syllabi; create appropriate course materials; design rubrics in an effort
to assess and measure student performance; maintain office hours;

  • Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit
grades and records by established deadlines.

2. Chairing: Responsible for leading business and accounting department through ACBSP accreditation process;
Responsible for Department Chair duties as directed by office of the Provost.

  • Collect, manage, analyze, and communicate assessment data to constituents to support decision-making,
continuous improvement, and accreditation and compliance reporting.
  • Works with senior administrators on the design and implementation of ACBSP accreditation.
  • Supports the decision-making of planning, assessment, accreditation, and compliance.
  • Develop and maintain a plan of accreditation requirements and dates to ensure compliance; regularly
communicate progress towards goals associated with accreditation requirements.
  • Manage adjunct faculty
  • Manage course scheduling process

JOB’S OTHER DUTIES:
• Assist the department and university to recruit and enroll students who are a good fit for our culture,

mission, and vision.
  • Evaluate and revise curriculum, course materials, and delivery methods as changes in the field and
teaching environments warrant.
  • Review, evaluate, and revise department policy, textbooks, and curriculum in conjunction with other

department members and the Department Chair in order to enhance student academic and career
success.

  • Serve on university committees to enhance department and university policies and processes which
enhance student academic and career success.


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  • Attend all required university events such as commencement, faculty meetings, etc.

JOB’S PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND STANDARDS: Actual performance standards for each measure will be set
at least annually after consultation between the job holder and their direct supervisor based on the job holder’s
existing qualifications and experience.

  • Course Learning Objectives, Syllabus, and Class Schedule posted as required.
  • Semi-Annual Student Course Evaluation Results
  • Annual Advisee Evaluation Survey Results
  • Annual Self-Evaluation Results
  • Annual Department Review
  • Accreditation Standing

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:

  • MINIMUM REQUIRED: Master’s degree—MBA, MS in Marketing, MS in Management, etc.
  • PREFERRED: PhD, DBA, or DM
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:
• MINIMUM REQUIRED: None
  • PREFERRED: None

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• MINIMUM REQUIRED: At least one year of college teaching experience in marketing or management;

experience with assessment in higher education with an emphasis in ACBSP
  • PREFERRED: None

NOTICE OF SPECIAL JOB OR EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
1. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT DESIGNED TO COVER OR CONTAIN A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL DUTIES AND

RESULTS TO BE PERFORMED IN THIS JOB. DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS MAY BE ADDED,
SUBTRACTED, AND/OR CHANGED BY YOUR SUPERVISOR AT ANY TIME DUE TO CHANGES IN DEPARTMENT OR
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS.

2. Unless exempt due to an employment contract signed by the President of the University, all employees of
Kansas Wesleyan are considered as an “at-will” employee.

3. All employees of Kansas Wesleyan University are considered to be “responsible employees” pertaining to Title
IX regulations concerning both the prevention and reporting of sexual assault or harassment situations. As such,
all employees must communicate with the Title IX Coordinator if they witness or hear about a sexual assault or
harassment situation.

4. Kansas Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with EEOC and ADA employment
requirements. It is and has been the policy of Kansas Wesleyan University to grant equal opportunity to all
qualified persons without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry,
ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or veteran status. In order to fulfill its mission as a United
Methodist affiliated institution, preference in hiring shall be given to persons who can affirm the Institution’s
mission.

5. All “offers of employment” are subject to a criminal background check prior to employment.

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