Assistant Professor - Business Law - #000167 and #160747
Posting Information: The School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law (AFIB) invites applications for up to two fixed term positions (renewable) in Business Law at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall semester 2018. Teaching responsibilities include four courses (face-to-face or online format) per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level. The successful candidate(s) will possess the ability to teach diverse legal topics and their business applications. Intellectual contributions are expected in one or more of the following areas: technology, international law, business associations, contracts, environmental law, employment law, ethics, marketing and ADR. Moreover, teaching and service duties may require a 5-day per week presence on campus. Primary duty assignment will be the main campus in Cullowhee. However, the duty assignment may involve distance and/or online delivery methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations, and fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Western Carolina University is AACSB accredited and the College of Business has over 65 faculty members. WCU is a regional comprehensive university located in Cullowhee, NC, a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, serving the people of North Carolina from its main residential campus in Cullowhee, 50 miles west of Asheville, NC and 2½ hours north of Atlanta and resident credit centers in Asheville and Cherokee. The quality of life here is optimal with natural beauty, stimulating climate, central location with good transportation. WCU recognizes the Boyer model of scholarship and creative activity as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place conceptual model and promotion of integrated student learning. Faculty members are expected to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement to enhance the cultural enrichment of the University, surrounding region, nation and world. The College of Business prepares BusinessReady® graduates. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the Business Administration and Law program in providing students with the skills needed to address the challenges of contemporary business. The position is renewable on an annual basis. A demonstrated record of achievement in teaching at the college or university level is preferred. A commitment to teaching excellence and innovation and the responsibility of four undergraduate classes per semester are required. A willingness to teach online courses is also required. Additional service responsibilities may include advising students, advising a student organization and other service assignments as designated by the School Director. Moreover, the candidate must meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding academic qualification of college of business faculty. The AACSB requirements for academic qualification mandate a minimum level of relevant research and publication.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The minimum of a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional post graduate degree in a business-related field. Teaching experience. Publications in a business-law related field.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application deadline is April 27, 2018. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Hard copy application materials will not be accepted. To be considered, you must apply online. Applicants should attach a curriculum vita, a cover letter, graduate transcripts, and a list of 3 references (including complete contact information). For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. AJ Grube at [email protected]