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Instructor - Business Law at Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University


Mid Level

Not defined

27 Apr → 27 May


Job Description

The School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Business Law (AFIB) invites applications for a full-time fixed-term position in Business Law at the level of instructor. This position will begin in the Fall semester of 2023. 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. The 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 business community. Teaching responsibilities include four courses (face-to-face or online format) per semester. 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 law, international business law, business organizations, contracts and sales, labor and employment law, estates and trusts, bankruptcy, hospitality law, and/or business ethics. 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 the academic qualification of the College of Business faculty. The AACSB requirements for academic qualification mandate a minimum level of relevant research and publication in order to remain current in the field of teaching.

Carnegie statement
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Minimum Qualifications
JD degree from an ABA accredited law school is required. Meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding academic qualification of college of business faculty.

Preferred Qualifications
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
Posting Text

Open Date 04/20/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered, you must apply online. Applicant should attach:
1) a current vita,
2) a letter of interest,
3) unofficial transcripts, and
4) a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information).

For additional information contact Dr. Ken Sanney at [email protected].

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected].

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