Faculty/Regional Director High Desert - School of Business and Management

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Faculty/Regional Director High Desert - School of Business and Management

Tracking CodeF700 Job Description

Position Title: Business Regional Campus Director and Full Time Faculty- High Desert

Position Tracking Number: F700

School/College: School of Business and Management

Department: Business and Management

Location: High Desert Regional Center, CA

About APU:

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is honored to have earned the status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) for another year. This is a federal designation, granted to universities based on the percentage of Latino students enrolled and the quality of services provided. APU is 1 of only 7 Coalition of Christian Colleges & Universities institutions and 291 schools nationwide to earn this designation. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


The School of Business and Management (SBM) advances the mission of Azusa Pacific University by cultivating professional programs of excellence in business and economics; fostering a culture of scholarship among faculty and students; and preparing students to transform how business works. It houses 13 undergraduate majors and minors and three graduate degree programs (MBA, MBM, MAcc) with a combined enrollment of around 1400 students on the main campus and at several regional campuses throughout Southern California. The school is professionally accredited by the IACBE and is seeking accreditation with AACSB International.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

The School of Business and Management invites applications for a position as Regional Campus Program Director for the High Desert Regional Campus, located in High Desert, CA. The Director works collaboratively with the School of Business and Management leadership team and oversees development and implementation of undergraduate and graduate business programs at the High Desert Regional Campus. This position involves participation in program assessment and instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses in business, along with maintaining an active research program and scholarly activities. Position subject to final funding.

Specialization: Business Management


  • Facilitate connections with the business community, governments, and nonprofit organizations within the regional campus catchment area
  • Promote the business degree programs offered at the campus
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate business students
  • Participate in the development of new degree programs, certificate programs, and courses at regional campuses
  • Meeting all Recruitment and Enrollment Goals for the School of Business and Management programs at the Regional Centers
  • Coordinate the selection of adjunct instructors at the regional campus and facilitate scheduling of courses
  • Proactively impact the enrollment funnel for business students at the regional campus, whether in-person or online students. This may include outreach activities in conjunction with regional campus personnel and enrollment staff, assisting prospective students with the application process, and advising.
  • Establish articulation agreements with local community colleges, MOUs with local businesses and organizations, and assist with the admission process for regional campus students
  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate business courses in the area of specialization at the Inland Empire regional campus, online, and at other campuses as needed Curriculum and program development, program review, and accreditation reporting
  • Maintain an active research program and scholarly activities consistent with the faculty member’s AACSB qualifications level
  • Participate in program, college, and university affairs
  • May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.

Level: Appointment, rank, and salaries are dependent on qualifications.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Earned Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Business with completion anticipated July 2020 will be considered (closely related fields will also be considered).
  • Academically qualified and/or professionally qualified by current AACSB standards.
  • A clearly demonstrated primary focus in teaching and research in International Business.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of quality teaching and a commitment to scholarly research.


  • Evidence of excellence in working with students from highly diverse backgrounds.


    Excellence in university teaching, a strong evangelical Christian commitment, experience in service to a university, evidence of scholarly research and publications are expected. Significant business experience or enrollment management experience is a plus.


    Full-time position, the load will be divided among director duties and teaching duties.

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:

    Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations. Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University’s Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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Posted: 2/19/2020
Application Due: 5/21/2020
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