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Chairperson of the Department of Marketing
Ball State University

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Chairperson of the Department of Marketing
University Ball State University
Muncie, IN, United States
Department Marketing
Application Deadline Aug. 18, 2022
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2023
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Marketing


Chairperson of the Department of Marketing

Ball State University



The Department of Marketing in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University is seeking an experienced, senior-level professional to chair the Department. The candidate will possess a record of teaching and scholarship appropriate for tenured appointment at full or associate professor rank, and administrative experience which will support appointment as department chair. The department chair reports to the Dean of the Miller College and is responsible for managing academic, operational, personnel, budgetary, and student activities within the Department. The ideal candidate will be capable in mentoring junior faculty, advocating for the Department, and expanding relationships with alumni, businesses, and community stakeholders. This position offers an opportunity to work with energetic and collegial faculty and staff, and align with current university and college strategic priorities. Prospective start date is July 1, 2023.


At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.


Position Function: Serve as chairperson of the department; teach 9 hours during the academic year, and engage in research and service.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or DBA in Marketing or a closely related business discipline from an AACSB accredited graduate program.
  • Minimum of five years of tenure-line faculty service and two years of administrative experience which may include, but is not limited to:
    • course scheduling
    • faculty recruiting and mentoring
    • preparation of policy documents
    • management of an advisory board
    • service on college level committees
    • management of budgets
    • curriculum management and faculty performance assessment
  • Evidence of leadership and communication skills;
  • Evidence of effective team building skills;
  • Scholarship record commensurate with appointment at senior-level academic rank.


Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.


Apply online at: . Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, cover letter, and Inclusive excellence statement addressed to search committee chair, Manoj Athavale. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500. 


The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.


The available salary for this position starts at $165,000 with a maximum of $195,000.Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 09/18/2022.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:   



  • Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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