Core Faculty Chair Position, MBA Program

General Summary: The Chair of the MBA Program is responsible for administering all aspects of the MBA graduate degree program, including hiring and supervision of program faculty, leading program faculty and student recruitment and retention efforts, and, in conjunction with the MBA faculty, coordinating and implementing all phases of program assessment. As a member of the core faculty, the chair has teaching, advising, and committee responsibilities in the MBA Program as well as responsibility for program and course development. Together with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the faculty chairs of AUSB’s academic programs, the Program Chair participates in the leadership of Antioch University Santa Barbara’s academic efforts to continue building an excellent university environment for its adult student learners.  The Chair is expected to be professionally active in his/her field with an appropriate publishing record and a working knowledge of alternative delivery models including technology-mediated education. The position reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


A. Engagement in Student Learning:  Teaching load will be determined in consultation with the VPAA. Conducts workshops on topics as needed. Serve as faculty advisor and mentor to students.

B. Engagement in Scholarship and Creative Work:  Conducts academic research, publishes appropriately in the discipline, and makes presentations at professional meetings. Maintains membership in professional organizations and attends trainings, conferences and workshops to enhance professional growth and expertise.

C. Engagement in Service:  Participates in community service in local, statewide, and national professional organizations that furthers the interests of the community, the program, and the university.

D. Engagement in Institutional Citizenship:  Engages in service to the institution through non-teaching responsibilities that contribute to the operations of the university.  This includes promoting enrollment through public presentations, participating in curriculum development, grant writing, institutional research, and other initiatives. Participates in campus and university wide meetings. Serves as mentor to faculty colleagues.

E. Program Administration:  The Chair of the MBA Program is responsible for all aspects of the administration of the program.  Among the chair’s duties are:

  1. Curricular and academic planning and management for the program including the development and maintenance of a clear educational direction, program priorities, objectives, and overarching primary responsibility of academic quality for the program.
  2. Oversight and planning of the academic and technical aspects of the program including the planning and coordination of the course teaching schedule.
  3. Initiate and/or participate in program recruitment and outreach activities.  Collaborate with the Admissions Office in marketing initiatives and new student recruitment and retention strategies; admit students to the program.
  4. Participation in student retention activities, such as orientations etc., with appropriate university personnel (e.g. Library Director, Writing Center Director, ADA Coordinator, etc.).
  5. Involvement in all aspects of the MBA program including the development of workshops or special events, and student, alumni, and faculty surveys.
  6. Supervision of Program Coordinator and work study personnel assigned to the program office.
  7. Work with program faculty to develop and implement curriculum and academic policies.
  8. Recruit, hire, mentor, and evaluate core, affiliate, and adjunct faculty.
  9. Participate in scholarly, professional, and community activities and provide support for faculty efforts in these arenas.
  10. Conduct regular meetings with program faculty and promote collegial discussion and decision-making within the faculty.
  11. Coordinate and implement assessment efforts and facilitate the collection of data for program evaluation and accreditation processes.
  12. Assist in resolution of student and faculty grievances and appeals.
  13. Develop new program initiatives, with special emphasis on technology-mediated education.
  14. Develop and manage the program budget.
  15. Contribute to institutional advancement efforts.

F. Other Duties as Needed:  Participate in program development, program review, grant-writing, and other departmental initiatives. Performs other duties as assigned.

UNIVERSITY RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Chair of the MBA Program is a member of multiple campus committees, including the Academic Leadership Team, recruitment, and search committees as required.


a. Doctoral degree in Business Administration or related field and an MBA from a regionally accredited institution strongly preferred. Candidates with an MBA from a regionally accredited institution with extensive experience in higher education may be substituted for a doctoral degree.
b. 5-7 years of successful teaching experience at the university level.
c. Extensive experience in academic program administration in the areas of budget planning, administrative leadership, course and program development.
d. Record of publication and/or a professional portfolio showing experience in area of expertise.
e. Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in management education.
f. Experience with program evaluation, assessment and accreditation.
g. Experience in technology mediated education and information literacy.
h.Experience in working with adult students and a diverse faculty and student body.
i. Ability to get along well with others and be a positive member of the AUSB community.
j. Willingness and ability to collaborate with Program Chairs at AUSB and on other AU campuses.
k. Ability to work independently with a high degree of independent judgment and the ability to meet goals in a timely manner.
l. A strong commitment and understanding of the AUSB mission. An understanding of and commitment to AUSB students, especially adult learners and non-traditional students.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.  Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

HOURS OF EMPLOYMENTThis is a full-time, twelve-month position. The work schedule will be established in consultation with the Provost/VP of Academic Affairs.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary is based on the experience and qualifications.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or to hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, CV and three references to: Reference the job title in the subject line of the email.

Beginning Starting Salary: $61,000-$72,000/year, depending on experience and qualifications, plus a $10,000 annual stipend for the Chair duties.

Antioch University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial credit and/or motor vehicle history check.

Posted: 7/1/15

Closing Date: 8/31/15 or until position is filled

Position Starts: 1/1/16

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