Eastman Chair of Business Leadership



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Job description

Department: Management and Marketing – 22350

Job Category: Faculty

Job Summary

The Eastman Chair of Business Leadership was established to support the development of leadership opportunities in the College of Business and Technology and the community.

The Chair will serve as a faculty member for the Department of Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the University’s mission by teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing leadership education programs for internal and external audiences, and researching/publishing in the area of leadership.

The Chair will report to the Chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain and also work with the Dean on external engagement opportunities. Candidates for this 12-month position should qualify for a tenure track/tenured faculty position OR be individuals who have made contributions to fields related to the appointment and qualify for a professor of practice position. The Chair must possess credentials and/or experience that merit appointment in the area of leadership and organizational behavior. Experience in building relationships within and among organizations is required, with experience in academic/business partnerships preferred. A portion of the compensation for this position will have an at-risk component funded by the revenue-generating activities of the Chair. For the first two years of employment, the at-risk portion will be guaranteed to allow the Chair time to build their external activity portfolio.

The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete an online application and submit the following items: a cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications for the position, curriculum vita with a minimum of 2 references who will be contacted.

The College of Business and Technology (CBAT) at East Tennessee State University is AACSB accredited. The CBAT employs approximately 100 full-time faculty members and serves over 2800 students. Undergraduate concentrations include accounting, computing, digital media, economics and finance, engineering, engineering technology, surveying, interior architecture, management, marketing, supply chain, and military science. Graduate programs include an MBA, an MS degree in Digital Marketing, an MFA in Digital Media, and MS degrees in Technology, Computer Science, and, Information Systems.

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Highly accomplished professional leaders who have made major

contributions in their field.

Ability to teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in areas such as strategic leadership and organizational behavior.

Required Qualifications

Qualification to be considered as a tenure track/tenured faculty 

  • Terminal degree in the field relevant to the requirements of the position.
  • Experience in teaching, research, and service appropriate for qualification as a tenured/tenure track faculty member.

Qualification to be considered as a Professor of Practice

  • 20+ years of professional leadership experience in areas relevant to the position’s requirements.
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience developing and building relationships among organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in building academic/business partnerships.
  • Engaged in leadership throughout the community
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Expertise in strategic management and business analytics

Posting Number: F00656P

Close Date: 03/23/2023

How to apply

Apply online

The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

Copies and/or unofficial transcripts will be acceptable for application purposes only. If hired, the candidate may be required to provide official transcripts upon hire.

ETSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

ETSU pursues its mission through a student-centered community of learning reflecting high standards and promoting a balance of liberal arts and professional preparation, continuous improvement, and based on core values where: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential ; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity, and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.