Assistant Professor of Business / GWC Chair (Clinical or Tenure Track)

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Business Faculty Position / Chair (Williams Bay, WI)

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.

BUSINESS: Tenure-Track or Clinical-Track Assistant Professor and Chair, George Williams College

Applications received by November 12, 2018, will receive full consideration, though review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

George Williams College (GWC) of Aurora University and the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy invite applications for a tenure-track or clinical-track Assistant Professor and Chair of Business (located at the George Williams College campus) with appointment to begin in August, 2019.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in management, marketing, accounting, economics, finance, business research, entrepreneurship, and/ or strategic management. As the Chair of the GWC Business program (reporting to the Dean and GWC VPAA), the successful candidate will be responsible for both teaching and leading the business program at George Williams College. This includes supervising faculty in the GWC business program, developing and maintaining industry relationships and internships, leading program evaluation and assessment, and support recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.

While most courses are for the undergraduate program, opportunities for graduate level teaching in the MBA program may be possible. The position will also entail the teaching of interdisciplinary courses for Aurora University's General Education program. A faculty member in this role may also be asked to consider advising student organizations.

As participating members of the faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the activities of the School and George Williams College, including service and student mentoring. Professional activity as defined by the faculty appointment is required.

Teaching and work experience are highly valued. Prior higher education teaching experience preferred. Ph.D. in Business or related discipline is required for tenure-track appointment (A.B.D. candidates will be considered). Masters in Business or related discipline with significant industry and professional experience is required for clinical-track appointment.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:
[email protected]

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 11/26/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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