Department Head, Departments of Economics & Finance


Department Head

Departments of Economics & Finance

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Head, Department of Economics and Department of Finance, beginning August 1, 2017. The appointment is for the academic year of nine months plus two-month summer assignment.

The successful candidate will serve as head of the Department of Economics and the Department of Finance; provide leadership at the College, University, state, national and international levels; advocate for Department and College interests; recruit, retain, and develop faculty; implement fundraising and scholarship initiatives; oversee department operations; and support the development of new curriculum, including a college-wide data analytics program.

Ph.D. in Economics required, with evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service that qualifies the candidate for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in the Department of Economics, and strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills. Preference will be given to applicants with administrative experience and an understanding of AACSB accreditation standards. Competitive salary based on qualifications and market conditions. Compensation for administration and / or teaching during the two-month summer assignment is paid at the rate of two-ninths of base salary. Position offers excellent fringe benefits, including TIAA or IPERS.

Candidates must apply online at by submitting cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy (two-page maximum), recent syllabus, and teaching evaluations from the most recent past three years. Applications received by February 20, 2017, will receive full consideration. Pre-employment background checks required. For additional information, please contact Dr. Mary Christ, Chair, Economics / Finance Head Search Committee, at 319-273-2394 or

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the University has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.

The University’s attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the “Best Midwest Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the park-like campus is situated on 940 acres.

The College of Business Administration ( is AACSB-accredited and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in five departments: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. MBA and MAcc degrees are also offered. The College has 66 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 2,100 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate students. The College is recognized as a “Best Business School” by The Princeton Review, is listed among U.S. News & World Report's top part-time MBA programs, and was selected for the Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015. The College has a strong international presence, delivering MBA programs in Hong Kong and China and maintains strategic alliances with several international business schools. In recent years, the College has successfully maintained its tradition of teaching excellence while raising its scholarly profile; actively contributed to Iowa’s economic vitality, secured alternative sources of funding; and established a distinct strategic identity.

The Department of Economics ( has 10 faculty members and approximately 130 undergraduate majors. The Department has a long history of teaching excellence as evidenced by the active engagement of students and many faculty teaching awards. Faculty are committed to high quality scholarship, are recognized in their fields, and support the College’s commitment to the teacher/scholar model. More than 30 percent of graduates go on to post BA education, and the Department has more than 40 alumni who have served as a college professor.

The Department of Finance ( has eight faculty members and approximately 500 undergraduate majors. The Department offers the only Real Estate program in the State of Iowa, has a successful CFA®-preparation program with students passing the CFA® Level 1 exam at twice the international average, and is embarking on a new financial planning program preparing students to sit for the CFP® credential.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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