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Open Rank Tenure-Tack Faculty

University of South Carolina
Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and achievements

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Open Rank Tenure-Tack Faculty

University of South Carolina

Department: DMSB International Business

Advertised Salary Range: Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and achievements

Part/Full Time: Full Time

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Advertised Job Summary
The Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina invites applications for two (2) tenure track positions in International Business (IB) at the ranks of Assistant or Associate Professor.The primary mission of the Sonoco International Business Department is to be the leader in developing high-impact scholarship on global business. The department includes faculty with diverse functional and disciplinary backgrounds, including management, strategy, finance, marketing, economics, sociology, anthropology, international affairs, and political science, who share a passion for studying international business phenomena from multidisciplinary and multilevel perspectives. Faculty research spans a wide range of topics such as global strategy, MNC management and organization, institutional context and embeddedness, corruption, entrepreneurship and innovation, non-market strategy, globalization, the digital economy, and many others. Our faculty includes four AIB Fellows, officers in AIB, AOM, SMS, and other professional associations, editors in major academic journals, and other acclaimed researchers.The Department offers a portfolio of innovative and top-ranked IB-focused academic programs at all levels. Our undergraduate IB major has been ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report for 25 consecutive years and includes collaborative degree programs with leading partner institutions worldwide. The flagship International MBA is ranked #1 in the nation for international business and has been in the top three graduate IB programs for more than 30 consecutive years. Our newest graduate program - Masters in International Business is growing rapidly and offers double degree partnerships with leading universities worldwide (e.g., Bocconi, Mannheim, ESCP, ESSEC, Aalto, Koc, and Shanghai Jiao Tong). Through our doctoral program, we train new scholars who impact the field and contribute to IB education and research in academic institutions around the country and the world.Our ambitious research and educational agendas are supported by exceptional resources available to faculty to conduct research worldwide, as well as to continuously innovate our academic program offerings. We are one of the original Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1988. Our outreach, communications, and thought leadership activities are buttressed by the Folks Center for International Business. In addition, we benefit from an endowment from the Sonoco Products Company, a successful South Carolina-based multinational.The Darla Moore School of Business is home to a world-class faculty and 12 major research centers. Located in the heart of South Carolina's capital city of Columbia, the Moore School plays an integral role in the region. While its cosmopolitan downtown offers many of the amenities of larger cities, Columbia is also known for its livability. Traffic is light, housing is affordable, and people are friendly and welcoming. With a metropolitan area population of approximately 750,000, Columbia offers a wide variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Attractions in the area include the Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, the State Museum, Lake Murray, Congaree National Park, Riverwalk Park, and Three Rivers Greenway. It is also a short drive to the Atlantic coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains.All faculty searches are subject to the availability of funding.

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in business administration or a closely related discipline by the start date of employment; in addition, applicants at the Associate Professor rank must have at least four years of relevant academic experience by the start date of employment. Applicants must demonstrate either potential for (Assistant rank) or a proven record of (Associate rank) excellence in research and teaching as evidenced by publications in top academic outlets and by a strong disciplinary and regional/country area of expertise applied to understanding international business phenomena at the organizational and/or institutional level.

Preferred Qualifications
High priority areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, global strategy, innovation, new technologies (e.g., digital platforms, AI, robotics), global value chains, sustainability (including stakeholder management or green finance) and business & society. Additional regional expertise in emerging markets, for instance, Southeast Asia or Africa, is appreciated.

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicant
For additional information, please contact the department administrators Danielle Funderburk, ( and Beth Busby ( or the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Sali Li (

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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Working at University of South Carolina

With more than 200 years of history and tradition, the University of South Carolina is redefining itself for decades to come. There's never been a better time to be at South Carolina, the state's flagship university and one of only 62 public universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation for research.

The University is located in the heart of South Carolina in the capital city of Columbia, which is the nexus of government, a thriving arts and culture center, a venue for big-time Southeastern Conference intercollegiate athletics, and a community that is reinventing itself with redevelopment projects citywide. Much of the development is tied to land along the scenic, slow-moving Congaree River. Working with government, business, and community leaders, Carolina has developed a unified plan that will allow the University to expand from its origins on the historic Horseshoe to its future-Innovista, a research and innovation district that will stretch to the banks of the Congaree.

Innovista represents a new vision for research by creating a vibrant, urban community where students and researchers, including those from private firms, will live, work, learn, and play. Innovista will represent the University's four core research areas-hydrogen fuel cells, nanoscience and technology, biomedical and public health, and the environment-but will include other initiatives and business partners that serve the knowledge economy. Innovista's first private tenant, for example, is a leader in software applications for the insurance industry and will create several hundred high-paying jobs.

By attracting similar companies and jobs-and by capitalizing on an attractive location for restaurants and residential and retail space-Innovista will help drive the economy and increase per-capita income in the city and state. Recreational space will include a world-class waterfront park along the Congaree River and a new stadium for the Gamecocks' nationally ranked baseball program. Greenway paths for biking, walking, and running already line much of the river area. Innovista's 8 million square feet will blend seamlessly with the Vista, the city's nearby entertainment district of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Chartered in 1801, Carolina began classes in 1805 with nine students and a single building, Rutledge College. As the campus grew and buildings were added during the next 50 years, a horseshoe layout was adopted. Today, the Horseshoe is on the National Register of Historic Places, with 10 of its 11 buildings dating to the 19th century. Those renovated buildings house, among other areas, the South Carolina Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions, representing much of the University's current and future lifeblood.

In fact, incoming freshman classes have never been larger or more competitive. The freshmen from fall 2006 set records for their size (more than 3,700) and SAT scores (1171 average). Freshmen enrolling in the Honors College had average SAT scores of 1398. Members of the University's prestigious scholarship programs, Carolina Scholars for in-state students and McNair Scholars for out-of-state students, had average scores of 1449 and 1477, respectively. Total enrollment at Carolina for undergraduates and graduates is more than 27,300, with some 350 degree programs to choose from. Since 1994, Carolina students have earned more than $9.9 million in prestigious national scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, and NSF scholarships and the Fulbright Fellowships.

South Carolina's student body is diverse. In fact, Carolina was recently recognized as the state flagship university with the highest percentage of African-American student enrollment in the nation. Research by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows African-American students made up 14.7 percent of enrollment in 2004, the latest year available. The JBHE also ranks Carolina eighth in the nation in percentage of African-American faculty at a state flagship university with 4.3 percent.

The University's faculty garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state, and private funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2005-06, and several key hiring plans will introduce more talent and expertise to the faculty ranks. An aggressive campus building master plan and the faculty recruiting initiatives will change the collective face of the University and the faces of many of its key teachers and researchers.

South Carolina is recruiting world-class faculty to be endowed chairs-and change agents-for a series of "research centers of economic excellence" in areas such as nanoelectronics, polymer nanocomposites, brain imaging, regenerative medicine, cancer therapeutics, drug discovery, vision research, hydrogen fuel cells, and travel and tourism technology. These centers, some in collaboration with other state research universities and health and hospital systems, are funded with $30 million annually in state lottery money, as well as private matching money. Carolina is in the midst of a faculty recruitment plan to hire 600 new members. The Faculty Excellence Initiative is recruiting 150 faculty, many in interdisciplinary clusters of emphasis, while the Centenary Plan will recruit 100 elite research faculty to lead the University's core initiatives. Additionally, 350 faculty will be hired across disciplines to replace retirees over the next few years.

The University has forged a number of international collaborations in research, and the University's global connections are also strong in academics, particularly in international business. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the Moore School of Business best in the nation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in international business; the undergraduate program is No. 1 for the 10th consecutive time, while the graduate program is No. 1 among public universities for the 18th consecutive year and No. 2 overall, continuing a streak of 18 years with a top-two overall ranking.

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