Los Angeles County, California
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of the West is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian, co-educational university offering undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs. Since 1996, it has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Department of Business Administration at the University addresses issues of business and management in different cultural contexts. The programs in Business Administration rest upon the university’s cross-cultural expertise and service traditions and prepare students for management and professional positions in for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. The programs in the Business Administration educate students from a cross-functional, cross-cultural perspective, equip them with the intellectual tools they need to assume responsible positions in organizations, and develop them into well-rounded managers/leaders with a life-long learning capacity.

Job Summary: 

The department invites qualified applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor to serve as Department Chair. The Chair will be responsible for the shared governance of the department’s daily operations, management and growth, including oversight of the budget, strategic plan, program/curriculum assessment and improvement, accreditation compliance, and faculty recruitment and valuation. This is primarily an administrative position that includes some teaching.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily operation of the Business Department
  • Management of full-time and adjunct faculty
  • Develop and revise curricula of programs based on internal and external inputs
  • Recruit new faculty
  • Responsible for creating class schedule each semester
  • Organize faculty meetings
  • Assist with student recruitment
  • Advise students
  • Outreach to local communities
  • Represent the business department on university
  • Cooperate with other department chairs, deans, and other leaders
  • Others as assigned by the President and/or CAO


  • Ph.D. in business administration or related field; preferably from an AACSB accredited program
  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • A distinguished record in teaching, research, and professional and/or community service

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated capacity for participatory decision making and shared governance
  • Effective relationships with department chairs to enhance the department and University mission
  • Effective leadership with vision, integrity, multicultural awareness, global perspective, and good communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse environment
  • Strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching
  • Strong commitment to interdisciplinary education & research
  • Commitment to socially responsible and sustainable business practices
  • Demonstrated innovation in developing business programs
  • Strong track record of research and publications, as well as ability to provide guidance for research activities within the department
  • Experience in organizing and speaking at academic and professional conferences
  • Knowledge of and commitment to whole-person education
  • Knowledge of mindfulness and contemplative practices 
  • Knowledge and skills in accreditation compliance

 Review of applications begins November, 13, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references to:

University of the West, Human Resources

1409 N. Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, California 91770

Fax: 626-656-2140; or Email



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