Instructor - Operations/Quant - #001426

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Instructor - Operations/Quant - #001426


Econ, Mgt, Proj Mgt

Position Summary:

Some teaching responsibilities may be at off-site locations and/or during evening hours. Position is primarily located on the main WCU Cullowhee, NC campus.

The School of Economics, Management, and Project Management, one of three schools in the College of Business, invites applications for a nine-month fixed term faculty position in Management beginning in August of 2021. Rank will be instructor. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach in at least two of the following areas: business statistics, quantitative methods, and operations management. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the department programs 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 24 semester hours per academic year. Some teaching responsibilities may be at off-site locations and/or during evening hours.

This position requires teaching both online and face-to-face 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 qualification of college of business faculty.

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:

At a minimum, the applicant must have a master’s degree and have completed 18 graduate credit hours in management and quantitative methods courses from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or ABD in an appropriate business field or a terminal degree in a closely related business field from an AACSB-accredited institution is desirable.

Applicants who are ABD with a dissertation defense date and completion of all degree requirements on or before August 31, 2021, will be considered.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must submit the following documents online:

1)a letter of application, including specifics of experiences teaching online courses
2)curriculum vita,
3)contact information for three professional references and
4)copies of transcripts from graduate program(s).

For questions or additional information, please contact: Dr. Jon Marvel at jhmarvel or 828-227-3632. Please do not email application materials as they will not be accepted for consideration.


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: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time