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Assistant/Associate Professor - Business Law at Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University
27 Apr → 27 May
The School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Business Law (AFIB) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position in Business Law at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. 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 three 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.
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 04/22/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration.
Interested applicants must include the following attachments:
1) letter of application;
2) curriculum vita;
3) unofficial transcripts from graduate degrees; and
4) research statement
4) a list of professional references (including full contact information)
Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information and questions please contact Dr. Ken Sanney via email 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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
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].