The Michael A. Ruane Endowed Chair

Title: The Michael A. Ruane Endowed Chair

  • Employer: Providence College
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Job Description:

    The Providence College School of Business seeks to appoint an endowed Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with primary departmental affiliation in Accounting, Finance, Management or Marketing.

    The successful candidate for the Michael A. Ruane Endowed Chair for Innovation in Business Education will be an award-winning teacher with energy for innovatively engaging the contemporary business student and motivating the highest possible student achievement. The appointee will also be an educator with skills and enthusiasm for bringing students, faculty and other stakeholders together in a learning environment integrated into the academic core of Providence College. We seek a colleague with a collaborative approach to the work of organizational development and whose teaching and scholarship reflect a multi-disciplinary base and/or a broad view of the role of business in our world and that of future generations. The successful candidate must also possess a terminal degree.

    In the role of Ruane Chair the faculty member will teach two classes per year and help leverage internal and external resources to support innovative and effective teaching and learning. The faculty member will motivate a demonstrable increase in action-learning experiences in courses offered at PCSB such as multi-media elements like games/simulations; lab-type formats; bringing “live-cases” into the class-room; facilitating and overseeing student ‘consulting’ projects. The Ruane Chair appointee will build a culture of mutual support and reflection around faculty teaching and learning experiences that spans departments and will spur greater cross-school integration to support the mutual extension of disciplinary expertise across disciplinary boundaries through co-curricular activities, team-teaching, or other activities. The appointee will conduct and publish scholarship motivated to contribute to business or business education practice or otherwise contribute to understanding of the role of business and leadership in society.

  • Application Deadline: Until Filled
  • Other Info:

    Review of candidates will begin October 31. Interested candidates should refer to the College web site for application instructions at and should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), and the names and email addresses of at least three people who will submit letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four year Liberal Arts institution under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. An AA/EOE, the College specially encourages the application of women and persons of color.

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