Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Management or Related Field (Open Rank)
About the University
WWU serves over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school. It is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. In 2014, WWU on the Peninsulas was established in order to better serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Located on Olympic College's Poulsbo, WA campus, WWU on the Peninsulas provides a distinctive Western experience in programs tied to the unique strengths and needs of the communities west of Puget Sound. We respect and serve a broad spectrum of learners in high-quality degree and non-degree programs that are multidisciplinary, flexible, and rigorous. Additionally, we foster mentorship, collaboration, and equity through education.
About the Department
The CBE is considered a leadership unit within WWU. It is AACSB accredited and has over 65 full-time faculty members. The CBE grants MBA and MPAC degrees as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Business and Sustainability, and Economics. The Management Department, which will be the departmental home of the individual hired for this position, oversees undergraduate concentrations in general business, management, international business, and the interdisciplinary business and sustainability major.
The Management Department is a small, collaborative group of teacher-scholar faculty who have a passion for undergraduate education and who pride themselves on innovative, impactful, student-centered teaching. We are seeking a colleague who has similar professional aspirations and passions, and who is eager to positively contribute to the college, department, and general business program. That said, we are protective of junior faculty and are committed to providing strong support for individuals on the path to tenure.
This position will teach primarily in the general business program, and teaching responsibilities may include face-to-face courses in management, human resource management, or operations management. Additionally, there may be opportunities to each simultaneously to multiple locations using interactive television and to develop online courses. Although there are existing models for the courses in our programs, the individual who is hired will have freedom to determine how these courses are designed and taught going forward. The person will also work collaboratively with the other management faculty to regularly refine course content. CBE faculty members typically teach six in-load courses per year (two per 10-week quarter in fall, winter, and spring). They also maintain active research streams and publish work in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
About the Position
The Management Department within the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Western Washington University (WWU) invites candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position in Management or related field (open rank) beginning in September 2019 at WWU's extension site located in Poulsbo, WA. The CBE and the Department support WWU'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 encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ people, and others from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experience interested in this faculty position.
Teach a variety of undergraduate courses in management, human resource management and/or operations management
Conduct and publish impactful research in peer-reviewed journals on topics relevant to management, human resource management, and/or operations management
Work collaboratively on scholarly and curricular projects with other faculty within the Department, CBE, and WWU on the Peninsulas
Perform a proportionate share of department, college, university, and professional service (note that service expectations are modest for untenured tenure-track faculty)
PhD or ABD or equivalent in management, human resource management, operations management or related field; ABD candidates must have degree completed by June 2020
Demonstrated passion for and ability to effectively teach, advise, and mentor diverse undergraduate business students
Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach a variety of undergraduate management, human resource management, and/or operations management courses
Demonstrated competence in and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
Demonstrated potential for and/or record of conducting and publishing impactful research on topics relevant to management, human resource management, and/or operations management (scholarship record is commensurate with years since completion of the terminal degree)
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse colleagues
Ability and willingness to occasionally create and teach new management, human resource management, and/or operations management courses
Post-PhD undergraduate teaching experience and/or experience developing and teaching (as the primary instructor) undergraduate management, human resource management, and/or operations management courses
Relevant non-academic professional experience, particularly experience related to management, human resource management, and/or operations management
A research program that presents opportunities for collaboration with other faculty in the Management Department, CBE, and/or elsewhere within WWU
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
Candidates must upload the following: a letter of application addressing ALL of the required qualifications as well as any relevant preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae including the names and addresses of three references, a teaching statement that includes evidence of and/or potential for teaching effectiveness, a research statement, and a writing sample (preferably a working paper or recent publication).
Application materials should clearly evidence the candidate's preparation and motivation to teach courses in management, human resource management, and/or operations management as well as the candidate's familiarity with pedagogical approaches to effectively teaching a diverse student body.
Finalist may be asked to provide copies of transcripts as well as further evidence of scholarship and teaching.
Members of the search committee will attend the 2018 Academy of Management (AoM) meeting in Chicago, IL and will schedule a limited number of interviews with candidates. Individuals interested in participating in an AoM interview are asked to submit an application via Western PageUp by July 25. Please note that it is NOT required that you participate in an AoM interview to be considered for the position.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins July 25, 2018; position open until filled
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