Job Posting

Program Chair, MBA

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Faculty


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University invites applications for a full-time, year-round, Program Chair for its Masters of Business Administration program. Franklin University is a private, independent, regionally accredited, not-for-profit University located in Columbus, Ohio.

Faculty members at Franklin work in a highly collaborative environment; teaching, developing, and supporting courses for delivery by full-time and adjunct faculty. As the MBA program chair, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide overall academic program leadership.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department to promote the program.
  • Develop and revise curriculum and program objectives in alignment with standards of practice and certification requirements with regard to the appropriate accreditation bodies.
  • Develop Program Advisory Board(s) and regularly convene Advisory Board(s) meetings.
  • Complete an annual Program Assessment in coordination with the Assessment Office.
  • Provide leadership and supervision of program adjunct faculty including annual meetings and evaluations.
  • Participate in, and provide leadership for, program-related activities in support of College and University strategic planning/ implementation efforts.
  • Teach courses in the MBA program in accordance with the faculty handbook guidelines.
  • Cultivate a relationship between the program,the community, and engage in professional development activities.
  • Actively serve as a Faculty Senate Officer or as a member of one Faculty Senate Committee.
  • Develop and maintain courses in within a standardized curriculum model.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean.

Applicants for this full-time position must possess a doctoral degree in Business or closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. ABD candidates with substantial evidence of progress toward completion will be considered. The ideal candidate will have prior college teaching experience, industry experience with 5 or more years of practical management/leadership experience, strong communication skills, a research track record, and experience with curriculum development, adult education and online education.  Preference will be given to candidates possessing finance related designations with at least 18 graduate credits in Finance.  Candidate must possess the ability to identify and implement relevant co-curricular activities for graduate students that complement their classroom learning, leadership skills, and/or career aspirations. 

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.