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The Charlotte and Walter Kohler Chair in Business

Lakeland University
Plymouth, Wisconsin

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Faculty Jobs
Professional Fields, Business & Management
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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LAKELAND UNIVERSITY, an independent liberal arts institution located in east central Wisconsin, invites applications from a diverse group of exceptional candidates for the the Charlotte and Walter Kohler Chair in Business. The Kohler professorship is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Administration, to begin August 2022. Lakeland seeks a candidate committed to serving a diverse student community who could teach a wide range of courses in economics, finance, and/or accounting to undergraduate students with varied experience and ability levels; teach other courses in our business offerings as needed; teach business courses in our online graduate programs (MBA and MS-LOD); serve as faculty advisor for business program students; supervise experiential learning opportunities for students and serve as liaison between the student and employer.


This is a full-time, renewable, tenure-track position, with a ten-month contract period. A terminal degree is required for the ranks of assistant or associate professor and for tenure. Acceptable terminal degrees are as follows: Doctor of Philosophy with a concentration in Economics, Finance or Doctor of Business Administration. The ideal candidate will have at least three-five years' experience of teaching and working in leadership roles in an academic institution. This teaching role is focused more on introducing the application of work experience to students rather than research but includes external and business community engagement requirements associated with the endowed position.



All Lakeland employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission.
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University.
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community.
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals.
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed.
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the university community.
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect.
  • Act in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principles of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) - show respect, communicate, and be positive.
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.



  • Teach undergraduate courses in economics, business/finance, and/or accounting, and graduate level business to students of varying ability levels.
  • Advise students as assigned.
  • Advise students in experiential learning assignments.
  • Teach in both traditional and hybrid learning environments.
  • Teach within and support the university's general education program.
  • Participate in educational assessment activities.
  • Hold regular office hours on a weekly basis.
  • Respond in a timely manner to calls or emails from students, colleagues, or supervisors.
  • Participate in institutional service opportunities as assigned.
  • Use university technology as directed.



  • Ph.D. in Economics, Finance, or Doctor of Business Administration is required for rank of assistant or associate professor
  • Three to five years' experience in a teaching/academic context post graduate degree conferral



  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk
  • No or very limited physical effort required
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment



  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience and a comprehensive benefit program is offered.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio of professional and student work, and three current letters of recommendation. For additional information on Lakeland University, please visit our web site at


Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

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