Instructor of Management (R-0816)

Hays, Kansas
Feb 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Date of Appointment: August 9, 2018

Rank: Instructor

Position Description: Full-time, non-tenure track

Responsibilities: The position is a 9-month non-tenure track position starting August 2018. 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%).

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have earned a graduate degree in a management related discipline or a Master of Business Administration.  Experience in management is highly preferred.  Candidates with experience teaching on-campus and online are also preferred.

The candidate should be comfortable teaching a variety of courses in the Department of Management. Depending upon the candidate’s credentials, the Instructor of Management may teach the following courses:

  • MGT 101: Introduction to Business
  • MGT 301: Management Principles
  • MGT 411: Applied Management Skills
  • MGT 602: Production and Operations Management
  • Operations Management Electives including Supply Chain Management, Lean Systems, Total Quality Management
  • MGT 650: Business Policy
  • ENTR 301: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 350: Opportunity Development and Creativity
  • ENTR 401: Opportunity Evaluation

Instruction: 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 will be assigned.

Scholarship:  The successful candidate must exhibit on-going professional development such as maintenance of professional certifications and continuing practice or consulting.  If preferred, candidates may also participate in the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and pedagogy in management or management education. 

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

Consideration of Candidates: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018, and will continue until the search has been successfully concluded.

Required Application Documents: Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, student evaluations, and a teaching philosophy.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted. 

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

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 is one of four departments in the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship and offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction.  It offers degree programs and certificates on-campus, through distance learning, and through the university’s partnership programs in China.  It also provides a key portion of the BBA and MBA core coursework.  For more information visit:

About the College: 
Mission: The Fort Hays State University Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship 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 1150. The RCOBE 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 partner universities in China. Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall that opened with the 2016-2017 academic year. Website:

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 private education at a low state price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Ed as one of the fastest growing universities in the U.S. It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students and over 380 full time faculty. Bachelors, master’s and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five Colleges, the Graduate School, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships. Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to over 9,000 students. 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 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 20,000, located half-way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays 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, Smokey 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.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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