Business Law Assistant/Associate Professor

Boone, North Carolina
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in business law at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning Fall Semester 2017. 

Qualified candidates will hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and be a member in good standing of a state bar association.  Successful candidates will provide evidence of college-level teaching experience in the areas of the Legal Environment of Business or Business Law, strong interpersonal and communication skills and professional or scholarly activities sufficient to meet faculty qualifications under AACSB standards. 

In addition to the above requirements, the following qualifications are desired:

  • The ability to teach in other areas of the department (e.g., insurance, real estate, finance, or employee benefits)
  • Five or more years of law-related experience in industry or the practice of law
  • Full course responsibilities in college-level teaching 

Appalachian State University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Qualified applicants should submit applications electronically in a single PDF file. The file must contain a cover letter, current vita including names, contact information for three references and copies of student evaluations or other evidence of effectiveness in teaching.  Applications must be submitted no later than March 27, 2017.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding. 

Please submit your application file electronically as a single pdf file to the Business Law Search Committee at

The cover letter should be addressed to:

Business Law Search Committee Chair

Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC  28608­

Appalachian State University is located in Boone, North Carolina.  Boone’s accolades include National Geographic Adventure magazine’s “Best Places to Live and Play,” Outside magazine’s top 10 “Best Towns in America,” and USA Today’s “10 Great Small Towns with Huge Backyards.” 

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen campus University of North Carolina. The university has been ranked consistently by US News and World Report as one of the top 15 among southern regional universities since the rankings first appeared in 1986.  There are approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Additional information about the Walker College of Business, the university, and the surrounding area is located at:

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Business Law Search Committee at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the Business Law Search Committee at