Faculty Positions in Management, International Program at SIAS, Robbins College of Business and Entr

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: We anticipate four or more full-time non-tenure track faculty positions on annual international assignment for the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship (RCOBE), stationed at Sias International University (http://en.sias.edu.cn/) in Henan Province, China. Appoints may be renewed based on evaluations of the faculty performance and program continuity.

Nearly 15 years ago, FHSU and Sias became two of the earliest universities approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer dual Western/Chinese degrees in China.  Currently, the institutions offer several dual bachelor degree options.  Sias is located in Xinzheng, in the Henan Province of China. Sias is approximately 45 minutes by car from Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province.  Sias is a private university and was founded in 1998 by Dr. Shawn Chen, a dual citizen of the United States and the People’s Republic of China.  Sias supports the greatest number of foreign faculty of any university in China: more than 180 English-speaking, foreign faculty members teach at Sias.  This environment offers a unique opportunity for faculty members to interact with academic professionals from around the world.  Sias has a close relationship with the State of Kansas: Henan Province and Kansas are sister states, while Hays and Xinzheng are sister cities.

RCOBE international faculty members report to the FHSU Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s International Program Coordinator.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An MBA degree or a closely related Master’s degree with 18 or more graduate credit hours in management. Master’s degree holders should have significant and substantial professional experience in business management. Selected candidates should meet HLC’s minimum requirements to be qualified as an academic.

The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or be eligible for U.S. employment. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to work legally in China by obtaining a work permit in the Henan Province of China.  Currently, a minimum of two years of documented full-time teaching experience is compulsory for visa approval.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctoral degree in Management or an allied field. Exceptional ABD candidates may be considered as well.

Prior experience working abroad and teaching in the ESL / EFL environment is preferred. Strong teaching, communication, and cross-cultural skills will be valuable for this position. Experience with online instructional delivery and course design (Blackboard) is also preferred. 

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to communicate and interact well with students from other cultures, FHSU faculty members, FHSU administrators, and the administrators at our Chinese partner universities. 

RANK:  Typically, the appointments will be at the Assistant Professor rank. However, a higher rank could be negotiated based on academic qualifications and professional experience.

APPOINTMENT DATE: Approx. August 16, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Acceptance and review of applications begins immediately, on a rolling basis.  

SALARY:  Salaries and benefits are competitive for qualified applicants.  

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

In addition to a competitive salary, successful candidates will enjoy some of the following benefits:

Benefits Provided by Fort Hays State University:

  • Transportation to China to begin the academic year.
  • A stipend for return travel at the end of the academic year.
  • Health, retirement, and associated benefits package.
  • Administrative and cost assistance in attaining work permits for Henan Province, China.

Additional Benefits Provided by Sias International University (might change from time to time):

  • Free housing in the faculty apartment complex on the Sias campus.  Stipend for utilities.  Baths include Western-style toilets. Spouses and children are permitted to live with FHSU BBA faculty members stationed at Sias.
  • Meals are provided in the faculty dining hall and include both Western and Chinese selections.  Food service is available three meals a day, seven days a week during the academic semesters.
  • Holidays as stipulated by laws of China, as well as typical Western holidays.
  • Gym, indoor pool, spa, and other similar fitness facilities available for a small fee.
  • Sias-sponsored cultural and historic experiences in China.
  • Exposure to a diverse international community of faculty, students, and visitors.
  • These benefits are subject to change by Sias, but have been in place for many years.


FHSU offers a wide array of Management courses at Sias as part of its BBA (Management) program: these include MGT 101 (Introduction to Business), MGT 301 (Principles of Management), MGT 410 (Organizational Behavior), MGT 411 (Applied Management Skills), GBUS 204 (Business Law), MGT 611 (Human Resource Management), MGT 403 (Business, Society & Ethics), and MGT 650 (Business Policy & Strategy).  FHSU may add or remove courses or programs from time to time and we expect our faculty members to be flexible enough to adapt to such changes. Typically, a faculty member should expect to have two or more new course preparations per year.

All instruction, course deliverables, and other work is conducted in English, so familiarity with the Chinese language is not required.  Instructional workloads average 4 class sections each semester. 

The successful candidate(s) will exhibit a scholarly interest and a commitment to remain active in a scholarly manner throughout their career. The College recognizes scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and pedagogy. Joint publications are accepted and encouraged – particularly in collaboration with students.  Service to the University, College, department, the region, and/or profession is expected as well.

Instruction is typically face to face and is supported with the Blackboard learning management system.  If need arises, faculty will be required to teach domestic distance learning courses in the US instead of courses taught in China. Likewise, service responsibilities may be added to ensure workloads of four courses per semester for all faculty members.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS.  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Babu George, International Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785 628 4778

Mission:  The Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment.  Our focus is on instructional engagement. Faculty add value to student instruction and the community through scholarly activity and ongoing professional engagement. The College provides service that benefits the university, our disciplines, and the greater community. (Adopted by COBE Faculty on May 4, 2016).

Description:  The college consists of four large and growing departments:  Applied Business Studies; Economics, Finance, and Accounting; Informatics; and Management and consists of more than 50 full-time faculty supported by key staff.  In addition to a wide range of undergraduate programs, it has a significant sized Master of Business Administration program and also offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Human Resource Management and varying areas of Informatics.  On-campus students majoring in these academic areas number approximately 800 and domestic distance learning students number 1370.  The COBE is housed in the historic, but recently remodeled McCartney Hall and newly constructed Hammond Hall.  In addition to on-campus offerings, the college offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees on-line.  It also participates in joint degrees with two partners universities in China.  Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall which opened with the 2016-2017 academic year.   Website:  http://www.fhsu.edu/rcob/ 

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, GetEducated.com, 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 StateUniversity.com 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.

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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Posted: 1/14/2018
Application Due: 3/15/2018
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