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 beginning Fall semester 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected.
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 or hospitality law.
The successful candidates 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.
Primary duty assignment will be the main campus in Cullowhee. However, the duty assignment may involve distance and/or online delivery methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations, and fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Ability to maintain an active research agenda resulting in scholarship in refereed journals is expected. Scholarship should pertain to the areas of teaching.
Western Carolina University is AACSB accredited and the College of Business has over 65 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 Business Ready® graduates.
The minimum of a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school is required.
Five years' undergraduate or graduate teaching experience. Established record of intellectual contributions.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Hard copy application materials will not be accepted.
Please attach a curriculum vita, a cover letter; a list of 3 references (include complete contact information with names, addresses, and telephone numbers) and a copy of the JD transcript to complete the application.
For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Todd Creasy at 828-227-3600.
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.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.