Instructors in the Department of Business Administration in the School of Arts and Sciences collaborate to
provide general education credit offerings for undergraduate students and major specific offerings for
undergraduate students in the Business Major at Clarks Summit University. The Chair will supervise the
Business Administration department, scheduling, and assessment.
Lead the undergraduate Business Administration department and program
Teach Business Administration courses
Coordinate and manage the Business Department. Specifically, this will include:
1. Creation and adjustment of the Business Administration program’s course schedule
2. Review and revision of the catalog copy with regard to the Business Administration program
and other publications as requested
3. Development of the Business Administration budget
Be available for regular meetings with Administrators, Deans, Chairs and Faculty, as well as other
committees as necessary
Provide exemplary leadership for Department of Business Administration Faculty
Oversee Business Internship program, ensuring compliance with all University, state, and/or
Mentor and counsel students
Serve as an advisor for students as they plan and execute their course sequences
Participate in the life of the campus through attendance in chapel and special events
Fulfill faculty responsibilities as determined by the administration
Required Personal Attributes:
Displays a professional image at all times, even when facing significant job challenges.
Delivers on commitments made to others.
Takes ownership for resolving problems rather than allowing them to persist or simply pointing
them out to others.
Displays positive “Can Do” attitude.
Adapts quickly to changing situations. This includes last minute changes and disruptions to
Is receptive to new information, ideas, or strategies to achieve organization’s goals.
Anticipates potential reactions, or concerns of key players in a situation and prepares to address
Builds ownership for new initiatives, or changes by involving those responsible for implementation
in planning the details.
Avoids any action, or situation that would give the appearance of unethical, or inappropriate
Demonstrates the courage to do the right thing in difficult situations.
Holds self and others accountable for meeting high standards of the organization's integrity.
Leads by example.
Treats others with respect, fairness, and consistency (e.g., listen to, respect others' views, and
Demonstrates empathy and understanding when addressing student issues.
Adjusts communication style and language to most effectively connect with different/diverse
audiences and individuals.
Communicates information concisely and clearly.
Maintains frequent appropriate level of contact with department to keep them informed about
important, or controversial situations that may come up.
Ability to communicate professionally with all levels of employees in the organization.
Other Interpersonal Skills
High-level of effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal plus organization
and presentation skills.
Strong desire to be a part of a University with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fast paced, result-
Possess a PhD or other Doctoral level degree in a Business-related field from an accredited
university (Master’s degree accepted with significant teaching experience)
Possess a minimum of two years of undergraduate/graduate teaching experience
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of
individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Full agreement with the Statement of Faith and Standards of Conduct of Clarks Summit University
Ability to teach students, in-class and online effectively
Ability to direct and be in charge of two theatre productions a year
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area
circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees