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Department Chair - Management Department
Oregon Tech

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Department Chair - Management Department
University Oregon Tech
Klamath Falls, OR, United States
Department Management
Application Deadline Jan. 23, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Technology & Information Management
    Management Information Systems - All
    General Management

Oregon Tech, the premier public polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest, and the Business & Technology Department (Management) invite applications for the position of Department Chair, which is a full-time, tenure-track position, to start August 2023.

Oregon Tech is a growing university with multiple locations including a rural campus in Klamath Falls, an urban campus in Portland-Metro, and a strong online presence, each offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Oregon Tech prides itself on delivering a high-quality, hands-on educational experience in a collaborative learning environment distinguished by low student-to-faculty ratios, and is consistently ranked among the top public regional colleges in the Western United States by US News & World Report. Oregon Tech offers a diverse portfolio of innovative and rigorous degree programs.

The Management Department is at an exciting time with many opportunities for growth, new programs, and increased research activity. The Management Chair, as departmental leader and champion, is a faculty member within the Management Department who acts as supervisor of the department and as liaison between the Management Department and the college and university administration. The new chair will lead collaborative initiatives in program development, enrollment growth, and funded research, while also working the Dean of ETM to achieve the strategic goals and vision for the department and college.

The Management Department at Oregon Tech is currently comprised of thirteen faculty members serving a student body of 450+ students. The department offers eight degree programs across three locations, including online.

The duties and responsibilities of the Management Chair include the following:

  • Execute the strategic mission and vision of the department which seeks to recruit a diverse student body, elevate student success through increasing student retention and graduation, enhance departmental revenue and opportunities through successful partnerships, contain costs effectively, and build the brand recognition of the department, college and university.
  • Lead departmental growth with respect to students, faculty, programs, resources and academic quality.
  • Ensure that clear, consistent course goals and objectives are established by the department for all campuses; that department programs are designed to achieve these ends; and those goals, objectives and programs are periodically evaluated so that they are suited to the needs of students.
  • Encourage and mentor faculty to engage students in research and other experiential learning activities.
  • Manage the department’s staffing and financial resources in consultation with the Dean, Institutional Research and the Academic Affairs Budget Director. Advocate for departmental needs with university administration.
  • Give thoughtful review and comments to department faculty in areas which encourage pedagogical improvement, applied research, and service including during annual faculty planning and evaluations, promotion and tenure review, sabbatical leave applications, and other internally funded activities.
  • Monitor and support student recruitment, enrollment and retention efforts within departmental programs and service courses, in collaboration with Institutional Research and Strategic Enrollment Management.
  • Work closely with the Dean and the Advancement Office on activities that involve or have the potential to involve fundraising activities.
  • Develop and expand ties and relationships with appropriate partners (including industry, Office for Sponsored Projects, and community organizations) in order to increase opportunities for faculty professional development, student professional experiences and employment opportunities, and equipment donations.
  • Teach courses in the chair’s discipline as time permits.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Dean based on strategic priorities of the college and university.

The Department Chair will be based in Klamath Falls, with an expectation of quarterly travel to the Portland-Metro campus in Wilsonville.

Oregon Tech’s Management Department is committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Department Information

The Management Department’s technology-infused degrees empower students through innovative, hands-on, and multi-disciplinary learning experiences. With degree programs in Accounting, Business, Cybersecurity, Health Care Management, Health Informatics, Information Technology, Operations Management, and Technology and Management, we are committed to developing future business leaders who are exceptionally well-qualified to manage in a rapidly evolving, global workplace.

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Qualification Requirements: Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree in a Business or Information Technology field, or a closely related discipline.

Experience: Prior management or leadership experience. An academic record to support the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience: Evidence of prior teaching in higher education and/or 3+ years of relevant industry experience.

Research: History of a current applicable research program through applied or empirical research. Experience with funded and unfunded undergraduate research.


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Initial review of applications will begin on January 23, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

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Then, upload the following elements to your application.
1. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
2. A resume/curriculum vitae.
3. A teaching philosophy.
4. A statement of your research interests.
5. A statement of how you view/promote diversity (please upload in the “other document” section of required documents).

  •  AA/EEO Statement:
    Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

    Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.

    To peruse other employment opportunities at Oregon's premiere polytechnic university, visit the Oregon Tech Job Board

    Oregon Tech proudly offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees; to learn more about the comprehensive offering of benefits Click Here!

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