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Assistant Professor of Business Law

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Job Purpose:  The Department of Management and Marketing at Winthrop University is seeking a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business Law to teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate business administration programs.

Degree programs in the College of Business Administration are designed to give students a broad-based business education with the flexibility of a wide variety of choices to customize their experience. The College is proud to be accredited by the top accrediting bodies in the nation. Having been accredited since 1979 by AACSB-International, the highest achievable business school accreditation, makes our programs some of the top in the world. Other accreditations include ABET, which sets the standards for computer science programs, and AUPHA, which sets us apart as the only certified undergraduate healthcare management program in South Carolina.  For more information, please see http://www.winthrop.edu/cba.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Assist with curriculum development, accreditation, program planning, student recruitment and advisement
  • Participate in service to the program, department, college, and university
  • Provide service to the profession
  • Teach traditional classroom, as well as online, evenings and summer as needed

 Employment Conditions:  A nine-month, full-time non-tenure track appointment with faculty rank. Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications.

Work Environment: This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to have the ability to work with the outside community, other universities, and international schools/companies/partners.

About the College of Business Administration
Winthrop University’s College of Business Administration (CBA) is the academic home to three departments; approximately 1100 undergraduate students majoring in business administration, computer science, and economics, as well as those majoring in the interdisciplinary programs of digital information design and integrated marketing communication; and approximately 140 graduate students in the MBA program and one post-baccalaureate certificate program. The College currently has 42 full-time faculty and 15 part-time lecturers, practicing professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area. The College of Business Administration’s academic programs are nationally accredited by AACSB.

About Winthrop University
Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its four degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-ten public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.



Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in management or J.D. with an emphasis in business law or a related discipline*
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at the department, college, university, and community levels

* Near terminal degree candidates may be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Business Law, Labor/Employment Law
  • Knowledge of  Contracts, Negotiation/Arbitration, Estate Planning
  • Business experience
  • Teaching experience

Background Check Statement:  Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a student loan default check, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Position Availability: August 16, 2018


Application Instructions

Application Timeline and Procedures:

  • Review of applicants will begin on March 12, and continue until the position is filled.  For more information, please see https://apply.interfolio.com/48300
  • Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/48300
  • Required materials:
    1. Cover letter, evidence of responsibilities and qualifications
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, if available, of at least three persons who know the candidate professionally
    4. Transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved
  • All materials should be submitted electronically.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/7/2018
Application Due: 4/3/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications