Assistant/Associate Professor - Management - #000531

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Management - #000531


Econ, Mgt, Proj Mgt

Position Summary:

Western Carolina University’s College of Business invites applications for a 9-month tenure track position in management beginning in August 2021 at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Rank will be determined at the point of hire. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching at the college or university level in Strategic Management. The review of applications will begin on or about March 24, 2021, and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the department programs’ mission in providing students with the skills needed to address the challenges of contemporary business. A demonstrated record of achievement in teaching at the college or university level is preferred. The expected teaching load is 18 semester hours per academic year. Some teaching responsibilities may be at off-site locations and/or during evening hours.

This position requires teaching face-to-face and online courses, advising, and service activities as designated by the school director. Moreover, the successful candidate must be willing to meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding the college of business faculty qualification. A commitment to active engagement with professionals in the regional business community is expected. The AACSB requirements for academic qualification mandate a minimum level of relevant scholarship and publication.

The university has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We seek candidates who can contribute to the academic community’s diversity and excellence through their leadership, research, teaching, and service.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or ABD in management or an appropriate business field from an AACSB-accredited institution is required.

Applicants who are ABD with a dissertation defense date and completing all degree requirements on or before August 31, 2022, will be considered.

The applicant must have completed 18 graduate credit hours in management from an AACSB-accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

An established record of scholarship in the field of Strategic Management.

Teaching experience at the graduate level.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of candidates will begin on or about March 29, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

To be considered, you must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.

Applicant must attach a current vitae, a letter of interest, unofficial transcripts from terminal degree, an example of a recent scholarship publication (publication date of 2018 or later), and a list of at least three professional references (include names, addresses and complete contact information).

For additional information contact Dr. Drew Carnes at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 2/27/2021
Application Due: 4/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time