Assistant Professor, Management


Location: Hickory, North Carolina

The Lenoir-Rhyne University College of Business and Economics seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment begins August 2023.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Teaching responsibilities include coursework for both undergraduate and graduate students in the fall and spring. Terminal degree in Management or a closely related field is required (ABD will be considered).

Preferred candidates will possess credentials and experience in Management, with a preference for candidates with Strategic Management and Business Policy expertise. Teaching may include courses in Strategic Management, Policy, and other Management related courses. Evidence of exemplary college teaching experience, the ability to develop and deliver courses utilizing online and other non-traditional pedagogies is required. Successful candidates will display a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, collaborative work and scholarly and professional engagement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusiveness are integral to the college’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in research and teaching.

Application Process

While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a:

  • Letter of Application specifically discussing how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position
  • Curriculum Vitae including the names and addresses of three references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy which also includes a discussion of how collegiality is essential to the mission of teaching, scholarship, and service to the college and university
  • Statement of diversity, equity and inclusion detailing how you have supported DEI in your academic work and/or how you plan to at Lenoir-Rhyne University

The university’s mission, vision and values statements may be reviewed under the About section of the Lenoir-Rhyne University website. The position is open until filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to the search committee chair, Tom Turner, Ph.D., at tom.turner@lr.edu

About the College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics provides contemporary knowledge and practical skills that prepare students for a successful business career. The college offers 14 undergraduate degrees: accounting, finance, international business, general management, human resource management, project management, supply chain management, marketing, professional sales, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, economics and international economics. At the graduate level, the college offers an MBA with an option to concentrate in eight focus areas: accounting, business analytics and information technology, entrepreneurship, executive management, global business, health care administration, innovation and change management, and social impact.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion and natural sciences with 55 undergraduate majors and more than 20 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last eight years, the institution now enrolls over 2500 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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