Assistant/Associate Professor of Business Administration - Strategic Management (October 2019)

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Business Administration - Strategic Management (October 2019)

Lexington, VA
Open Date:
Oct 14, 2019

The Department of Business Administration in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics & Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in strategic management beginning July 1, 2020. Candidates applying at the Associate Professor level should have at least two years of successful teaching experience at an AACSB accredited institution. ABD candidates must present evidence that their dissertation will be defended by July 1, 2020.

This position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We seek candidates with expertise in strategy interested in teaching a capstone Strategic Management course and management electives in topics of their choosing, preferably with focus on international business, management of big data, or sustainability. We also value candidates who have extensive industry experience. We are interested in candidates who value interdisciplinary studies and can seamlessly integrate business with the liberal arts. The teaching load is 5.5 courses per year over three terms. The half course is most often a course offered every other year in our unique 4-week spring term. The school calendar consists of two 12-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, and the 4-week spring term.

We seek candidates that demonstrate the capacity to conduct ongoing scholarly research that is consistent with the rank sought and who are enthusiastic about making service contributions to the W&L community. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

About Washington and Lee University: Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university with approximately 1860 undergraduates, located in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. It is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics offers a business education within the university’s larger liberal arts curriculum. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. To learn more, please visit


A PhD in Strategic Management or Management and demonstrated teaching effectiveness in Strategy at an AACSB accredited institution is required.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Teaching philosophy
  4. Student evaluations
  5. Representative syllabi
  6. List of courses taught
  7. Writing sample
  8. Names and contact information for three recommendations

Application review begins October 30, 2019 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Drew Hess, Chair of the Search Committee, [email protected]




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Posted: 10/15/2019
Application Due: 11/23/2019
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