Assistant/Associate Professor Of Business

Ferrum, Virginia
Apr 02, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at Ferrum College is currently seeking to appoint a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Business.  The Business program at Ferrum College is innovative and interdisciplinary, and is one of the largest at the college.  The Business program works particularly closely with the Accounting and Computer Information Systems programs.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take a lead role in this program and develop courses in his/her area of expertise as we continue to explore and develop new and relevant areas of focus such as Data Analytics and Health Care Management as part of a strategic vision.  The candidate will also help guide the program in preparation for ACBSP accreditation as well as in the development of graduate degree programs.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. or DBA in Business or a related field, and possess expertise and/or experience in data analytics/management/marketing or related areas. The ability to teach a range of courses is expected. A demonstrated record of college teaching experience is highly desirable. 

Responsibilities: TEACHING: The dynamic faculty member will teach courses in Business Policy, Investments, Management Science, Personal Finance, and other elective and core courses in the Business curriculum (available at:  Our faculty serve as mentors and advisors to our students, and supervise internships.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal studies education. SCHOLARSHIP: A successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, publication, and/or presentation activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students. SERVICE: Our faculty fully participate in leadership activities and fulfill leadership roles pertaining to faculty governance at the College-wide, School, Program, and disciplinary level.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately; unless noted otherwise in the description below, the position will remain open until filled.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of scholarship and research
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • THREE recent letters of recommendation

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to [email protected]

Completed applications may be submitted to: Office of Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088.

Please Note: A background check is required.

About the College

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides lifelong learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty. A four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, Ferrum offers nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs, ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice; campus-wide wireless Internet; small classes; and a dedicated faculty.  Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum College is located in southwest Virginia approximately 35 miles south of Roanoke, VA, and 75 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The area boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor recreation and cultural enrichment.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.  In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.

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