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Assistant Professor of Business Administration – Organizational Behavior (2023)

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

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Assistant Professor of Business Administration – Organizational Behavior (2023)

Lexington, VA
Open Date:
Jun 26, 2023

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 as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration with a specialization in organizational behavior. The appointment will begin July 1, 2024.

The person in this position will teach an introductory undergraduate course in management and organizational behavior. We seek candidates who are also able to develop and teach topical electives in areas such as leadership, teams, organizational theory, artificial intelligence, intercultural management, inclusiveness in the workplace, or other subfields that could serve as the basis for undergraduate business courses. We also value candidates who can help students understand the real-world relevance of organizational behavior topics, as well as candidates who have industry experience.

This position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who value interdisciplinary studies and can integrate their course content with the liberal arts. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise or experience with diverse pedagogical techniques are likewise encouraged to apply. 

The school calendar consists of two 13-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, along with our unique 4-week spring term. The regular teaching load is 5 courses per year. New hires teach a 2-2 load in their first year.

In addition to a passion for innovative teaching, we seek candidates who demonstrate the capacity to publish scholarly research in business and related fields, 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.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. 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 1800 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. To learn more, please visit

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.

W&L’s Business Administration department offers an undergraduate major in Business Administration and supports minors in Entrepreneurship and Data Science. In addition to this new line, we are also hiring two tenure-track faculty in Ethics, Business, and Society for the 2024-2025 academic year, with several additional searches underway in other departments within the Williams School.

Lexington (population 7,000) is a warm, welcoming, and historic town located between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Lexington is 40 minutes from Staunton, VA (home of the American Shakespeare Center), one hour from Charlottesville, VA, and three hours southwest of Washington, D.C.


A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Business, Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Industrial-Organizational Psychology) and teaching experience in management/organizational behavior are required. ABD candidates must present evidence that their dissertation will be defended by July 1, 2024.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal at

  • Letter of Application (summarizing your teaching interests and experience, your interest in a liberal arts environment, your scholarly contributions or plans, and your ability to work with a diverse student population) 
  • CV 
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (including a teaching statement, representative syllabi, list of courses taught, and course evaluations. Please note: “Selected comments” are not considered a substitute for full course evaluations)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references 

This is a repost of an earlier job listing. Candidates who applied in July/August 2023 are still under consideration and do not need to reapply.

Application review will begin January 11, 2024, and may continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 


About W&L
Washington and Lee University is a nationally ranked, private liberal arts institution located in
Lexington, Virginia. W&L integrates the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts
curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and
a graduate School of Law. Our academic units are strengthened by meaningful collaborations,
all in the service of the university’s mission.
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to
find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L is committed to
institutional citizenship. We regard liberal arts education as an important public good, of value
not only to our students and alumni, but also to the larger communities in which we live.
Our Mission
W&L provides a liberal arts education that develops students’ capacity to think freely, critically,
and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be
prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others,
and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.
Our Community
W&L is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is located in the scenic
Shenandoah Valley. We are a modern university located on a beautiful and historically
significant campus.
Our most valuable asset is the quality of our vibrant and welcoming community. Our faculty are
devoted teachers and scholars who uphold the highest academic standards and take a personal
interest in the lives of their students. Our staff takes pride in knowing that each individual
makes important contributions to the success of the university. Our alumni are extraordinarily
loyal and generous to their alma mater.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. The university is committed to the recruitment,
enrichment, and retention of faculty and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points
of view, interests, and identities.

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