Instructor of Business Law and Management – R-0350

Hays, Kansas
Jun 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Date of Appointment: August 10, 2017

Rank: Instructor

Position Description: Full-time, non-tenure track

Responsibilities: The position is a 9-month non-tenure track position starting August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching 5 courses per semester with at least one course on-campus.  Normal annual faculty evaluation is based on teaching (70%), research/professional development (10%), and service (20%).


The successful candidate will have earned a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and obtained and maintained (or moved to inactive status) a license to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.  Experience teaching on-campus and online is preferred.

The candidate should be comfortable teaching courses in Business Law and Commercial Law. The successful candidate may also be tasked with teaching courses including Introduction to Business, Business Organizations and Government Regulations, Employment Law, and Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining.  The final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.


Faculty members generally teach five courses per semester. The division of work duties may be modified through negotiation between the faculty member and the Department Chair, when such a change in assignment will mutually benefit the faculty member and Department.

Undergraduate advising responsibilities may be assigned.


The successful candidate must exhibit on-going professional development such as maintenance of license and other professional certifications and continuing practice or consulting or if preferred, participating in scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and pedagogy. 


Service to the University, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, department, the region, and profession is expected of each faculty member.

Application Procedure: Initial review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit the FHSU Human Resource Office webpage at and click on Employment Opportunities.  Only electronic applications submitted through Human Resources will be accepted. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Management Instructor Search

c/o Caylan Harris, Administrative Assistant

Department of Management


About the Department: The Department of Management has 13 full-time faculty members with approximately 550 upper-level students enrolled in domestic degree programs. Functional business specialties of Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, and Business Law are included in the Department.  For additional information about the Department of Management, please see:

About Fort Hays State University:

Forward Thinking.  World Ready - Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China.  Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S.  It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students (Approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty.  Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships.   Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries.  The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Programs rankings,, Best Buys in Education, among others.  Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments.  FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas.  The website ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support.  The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances.  Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.

About Hays, Kansas:

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70.  Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America.  It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking.  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily.  The community has award-winning public and private schools.  With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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