The School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law (AFIB) invites applications for a tenure track position in Business Law at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Spring semester 2019 or Fall semester 2019. The successful candidate will bring areas of teaching and research that complement and integrate with those of existing faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations as well as fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Ability to maintain an active research agenda resulting in scholarship in refereed journals and/or law reviews is required. Candidates should have a strong record or show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the School, College, University, and the business community. Teaching responsibilities include three courses (face-to-face or online format) per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level. The successful candidate will possess the ability to teach diverse legal topics and their business applications. Intellectual contributions are expected in one or more of the following areas: technology, international law, business associations, contracts, environmental law, employment law, ethics, marketing and ADR. Teaching experience and research record should be commensurate with the rank sought. Moreover, teaching and service duties may require a 5-day per week presence on campus. The successful candidate must meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding academic qualification of college of business faculty. The AACSB requirements for academic qualification mandate a minimum level of relevant research and publication. Western Carolina University is AACSB accredited and the College of Business has over 70 faculty members. WCU is a regional comprehensive university located in Cullowhee, NC, a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, serving the people of North Carolina from its main residential campus in Cullowhee, 50 miles west of Asheville, NC and 2½ hours north of Atlanta and resident credit centers in Asheville and Cherokee. The quality of life here is optimal with natural beauty, stimulating climate, central location with good transportation.
WCU recognizes the Boyer model of scholarship and creative activity as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place conceptual model and promotion of integrated student learning. Faculty members are expected to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement to enhance the cultural enrichment of the University, surrounding region, nation and world.
The College of Business prepares BusinessReady® graduates.
WCU embraces its role as a community-engaged university designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement. Potential candidates who demonstrate a commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship are highly encourage to apply.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
JD degree from an ABA accredited law school is required.
Meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding academic qualification of college of business faculty
Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience. Established record of intellectual contributions.
Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9
Open Date 08/22/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018. Application must be made online and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references. For additional information and questions please contact search chair Dr. AJ Grube via email at email@example.com.
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