Position Overview: In support of undergraduate and graduate enrollment growth, the Girard School of Business at Merrimack College invites nominations and applications for a Department Chair for the Department of Accounting and Finance. The candidate must be eligible to be a tenured professor at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The successful candidate shows evidence of teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels, strong leadership and mentoring abilities along with ongoing research and scholarly activities. The Chair is expected to provide mentorship to junior faculty, recruit and retain talented faculty, and be actively involved in the growth of the department.

The Chair offers a reduced teaching load, competitive salary and benefits and summer stipend.

Major Duties:

Mentor and support junior faculty in the research and publication of their work in quality journals and outlets. Lead efforts to build the department including future hiring in accounting and finance, continuous curriculum improvement, mentoring junior faculty for tenure success, assistance and input on implementation and development of undergraduate and graduate programs in Accounting and Finance. Contribute to the research and teaching agenda of the department and school. Collaborate with educational, professional and alumni colleagues in the finance or accounting field.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Finance or Accounting from an AACSB-accredited university. Currently an active, tenured faculty member with a distinguished record of achievements Ongoing record of scholarly publications. Evidence of active participation in academic community. Record of teaching excellence. Prior professional experience preferred.

Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values of leadership, community, awareness, scholarship, and service. The College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interest in building a culture committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

To Apply: Interested applicants must apply online through Academic Jobs Online. Application materials should include only:

Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and a current and complete CV including details on teaching, research, and service.

Other materials (e.g., copies of research papers, teaching evaluations, references, etc.) will be requested of finalists at a later stage – please do not include these at this time.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

About Merrimack College:

The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4800 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 220-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and is placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in this U.S. News category.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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