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Department of Accounting, Chair

Company: Bethune-Cookman University
Location: Daytona Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Bethune-Cookman University

Sector: College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Department: Accounting

Job Title: Faculty Department Chair-Accounting

JOB SUMMARY: The department chair report to the Dean of the Academic College, and serves in administrative and academic capacities. Responsibilities, in addition to teaching and other faculty duties, are to assist the academic dean.


  • Serves in administrative and academic capacities.
  • Certifies the credentials of the faculty teaching in the Department.
  • Recommends faculty for hire who are qualified to teach in accordance with the SACS Criteria for Accreditation.
  • Supervises faculty members and students within the specific academic area.
  • Recommends qualified students for graduation.
  • Assigns faculty and student membership to represent the specific department on standing and ad hoc committees.
  • Supervises and assists with design, development, and implementation of courses and programs of instruction in specific department.
  • Prepares all reports for the Dean for the Department; (i.e., Annual Plans, Budgets, Assessment reports, Accountability reports, Teacher Evaluation Reviews, etc.)
  • Reviews and suggests revisions in departmental content of University catalog.
  • Supervises the development of class schedules and faculty teaching assignments within the department.
  • Monitors faculty workloads and class enrollments in accordance with University regulations.
  • Assigns students to academic advisors in the department.
  • Assists with selection, evaluation, and development of area faculty members.
  • Though recommendations for tenure normally originate with the appropriate dean, consideration of a faculty member for tenure may also be initiated by the Department Chair.
  • Manages the financial expenditures for supplies and equipment for assigned area.
  • Assists with appropriate selection of textbooks for courses within assigned area.
  • Convenes department meetings for faculty and students in assigned area
  • Assists with management of facilities in assigned area.
  • Maintains knowledge of all procedures and policies for designated programs within the College.
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for students, faculty, and others with questions/concerns related to the assigned area.
  • Manages grievances from faculty members or students and attempts to resolve concerns before taking the grievance to the Grievance Committee.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College, Vice President for Academic Affairs. And the President of the University.
  • Department chairs received a 1 course (3 hour) reduction in teaching load.


  • Doctorate or Master's degree in the teaching discipline or master's degree with a concentration in Accounting or closely related field (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline.)
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college level, including course and curriculum development; evidence of scholarly activity in the specific area; evidence of active involvement in ongoing research, including grants and publication.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.


  • An active Florida CPA license is preferred.


  • Working environment is a normal business office setting.
  • Demands normal manual dexterity and visual and auditory acuity.
  • Must be mobile throughout the campus.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Appointment of department chairs is not permanent and may rotate among qualified faculty in the department. Unless specified otherwise, department chairs hold 10.5-month appointment

Keywords: Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach , Department of Accounting, Chair, Other , Daytona Beach, Florida

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