Assistant Professor of Management/Human Resources

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School of Business Administration

Position: Assistant Professor of Management/Human Resources

Stetson University’s School of Business Administration seeks applicants and nominations for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment in Management/Human Resources at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The individual will be located at Stetson’s DeLand, Florida, campus but teaching responsibilities may include teaching at other campuses within the Stetson system, as well as teaching courses online or in a hybrid format. 

The Stetson School of Business is an entrepreneurially-minded School dedicated to delivering an innovative and comprehensive business curriculum and experience to our students.  Applicants interested in developing distinctive courses and programs that leverage interdisciplinary collaborations and experiential learning within the School and across the institution are preferred. 


The University seeks a candidate capable of collaborating with current faculty to design and launch an undergraduate and graduate program in Human Resource Management.  Candidates should be willing to work on a startup program and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with multiple constituencies with diverse backgrounds. 

A PhD or other research doctorate with an emphasis in Human Resource Management or a related field from an AACSB accredited institution is required.  Candidates with earned degrees will be given preference, but ABDs who will complete the degree by August 1, 2019 will be considered. 

Experienced Assistant Professor candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellent teaching performance in human resource management courses such as foundations of human resource management, compensation and benefits, training and development, selection/staffing, and strategic human resource management, and have an established record of scholarship that includes publications in the human resource management field. 

Entry-level Assistant Professor candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for effective teaching in human resource management courses and general business management, and should demonstrate scholarly activity that leads to publication in peer-reviewed human resource management journals.  All candidates must demonstrate and maintain scholarly activity sufficient to receive Scholarly Academic status consistent with AACSB and established School of Business guidelines by having an active research stream with a record of publishing in academic journals in the field of human resource management.  All candidates must also be able to contribute to teaching general business management courses. The teaching load is three (3) courses per semester.


Stetson University tenure-track faculty typically teach three unit courses each semester. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s disciplinary expertise and may include offerings for the University’s requirements in General Education. Additional responsibilities include: undergraduate advising; student recruitment; engaging with university, school, and departmental committees and meetings; and building partnerships with both Florida-based and national practitioners and potential employers. Potential exists for teaching at the graduate level. Engagement in multidisciplinary collaborations with other faculty is anticipated.

All candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching and must maintain appropriate academic/professional qualifications consistent with AACSB and Stetson’s School of Business Administration standards.  For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website:

Stetson University is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to ethnically and racially diverse faculty candidates, who are capable of fostering educational opportunities for underrepresented groups.  Diversity is a fundamental value at Stetson University and we value faculty who are able to diversify pedagogy to meet multiple interests, or be a mentor for minority and majority students.

The Department:

The Management Department ( is the home to the following majors/programs: management, entrepreneurship, family enterprise, and international business.  Further, the Management Department coordinates school-wide general business course requirements such as business ethics and professional communications. Department programs are heavily anchored in behavioral and social sciences, and stand out among the rest.  Students receive a strong foundation in management and leadership, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge in applied behavioral science.  Students learn to integrate theory and best practice into everyday experience. The program is distinguished by its focus on hands-on, experiential learning and individualized development.

The School of Business Administration:

Stetson's School of Business Administration ( is one of less than 190 elite business schools that has both business and accounting programs accredited by AACSB International.  The School's programs are based at three of the University's four locations:

  • The DeLand campus hosts all undergraduate programs in the Lynn Business Center, a state-of-the-art classroom and computer lab facility. The DeLand campus is also home to all accounting graduate programs.
  • The Stetson University Center at Celebration, located in Celebration, FL, a planned community near Disney World, offers the Executive MBA program.
  • The Gulfport campus, home of the College of Law, hosts all components of the JD/MBA program.

The School of Business Administration is well-known for its academically rigorous learning environment.  In small classes and beyond, faculty mentors help students to achieve their academic and professional goals.  All members of the University community share a commitment to social and ethical responsibility, leadership development, and lifelong learning. The School offers a bachelor of business administration, a master of accountancy, a master of business administration, and an executive master of business administration, as well as several distinctive programs including the Joseph C. Prince Program in Entrepreneurship, the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, the Family Enterprise program, the Centurion Sales Program, and the summer Study Abroad Program in Innsbruck, Austria. The School sponsors chapters of both Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Elementary Education – Education for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:                                Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:               August 2019 or as negotiated.


Applicants must send the following materials for consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing teaching and scholarly achievements.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference, at least two of which include an evaluation of teaching ability.
  • Graduate transcripts—photocopies are only acceptable for screening purposes.
  • Offprints or websites with publications or other relevant documents.

Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Application materials may be submitted electronically to [email protected] While electronic submissions are preferred, application materials may be mailed to:

Dr. Jon Carrick, Search Committee Chair


School of Business Administration
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8398
DeLand, FL 32723


All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence.  The Search Committee will immediately begin reviewing applications, and finalists will be invited for campus interviews in the spring 2019 term. The Search Committee will review applications until the position is filled.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/14/2018
Application Due: 2/12/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive