Ross Distinguished Visiting Professorship of Canada - U.S. Business and Economic Relations
About the University
Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The College of Business and Economics is considered a leadership unit within Western Washington University. The College is AACSB accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has more than 65 full-time faculty. The College grants an MBA degree along with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, and Economics. The College and the Department of Management support Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We welcome applications from diverse candidates interested in this position.
About the Position
The successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in teaching and scholarly activity on business and economic relations between Canada and the United States. In that regard, the candidate will be expected to teach one course per quarter of residency. The holder of the Ross Professorship will be expected to play an important role in communicating knowledge on Canada-U.S. affairs to audiences within and beyond the University. Research support and funding are available and compensation and scope of assignment are negotiable.
Substantial knowledge of Canada-U.S. business and economic relations
Doctoral degree or senior-level experience in government, business or a research organization
Effective communication skills
Strong publication record or record of significant professional accomplishment
Experience working effectively with diverse students, staff and faculty
Demonstrated ability to teach at the University level
Willingness to participate in community and outreach programs related to international economic issues
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
A complete application will contain a cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching and/or communication effectiveness and three letters of reference.
Applications will be received and reviewed on an ongoing basis by a standing screening committee. Qualified applicants will be placed in a pool and forwarded to the Dean of the College of Business and Economics for further consideration.
Inquiries or requests for further information about the position can be directed to members of the search committee: Steve Globerman, Steve.Globerman@wwu.edu (360)650-7708, or; Tom Roehl, Tom.Roehl@wwu.edu (360)650-4809.
Closing Date Notes
Position is open continuously
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.