The Management Department within the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Western Washington University invites candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Management with a specialization in diversity and inclusion beginning in September 2018. The CBE and the Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBT people, and others from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this faculty position.
About the College/Department:
The CBE is considered a leadership unit within Western Washington University. It is AACSB accredited and has over 65 full-time faculty members. The CBE grants MBA and MPAC degrees as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Business and Sustainability, and Economics. The Management Department, which would be the departmental home of the individual hired for this position, oversees undergraduate concentrations in management, international business, and the interdisciplinary business and sustainability major.
The Management Department is a small, collaborative group of teacher-scholar faculty who have a passion for undergraduate education and who pride themselves on innovative, impactful, student-centered teaching. We are seeking a colleague who has similar professional aspirations and passions, and who is eager to positively contribute to the college, department, and management program. That said, we are protective of junior faculty and we are committed to providing strong support for the individual on the path to tenure. The teaching responsibilities for this position include courses in the management concentration, namely our course on diversity and inclusion as well our core principles of management/org. behavior course. Although there are existing models for these courses in our program, the individual who is hired will have freedom to determine how these courses are designed and taught going forward. The person will also work collaboratively with the other management faculty to regularly refine the content of our other courses. CBE faculty members typically teach six in-load courses per year (two per quarter in fall, winter, and spring), and within those six, management professors typically teach only two to three different courses per year. We also maintain active research streams and publish our work in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
Teach the required core principles of management/organizational behavior course and an undergraduate elective course on diversity/inclusion; some MBA teaching may be possible, but most teaching will be at the undergraduate level
Conduct and publish impactful research in peer-reviewed journals on topics relevant to diversity and inclusion or related areas of study
Work collaboratively on scholarly and curricular projects with other faculty within the Department and throughout the CBE
Perform a proportionate share of department, college, university, and professional service (note that service expectations are modest for untenured tenure-track faculty)
PhD or ABD or equivalent in organizational behavior or related field; ABD candidates must have degree completed by June 2019
Demonstrated passion for and ability to effectively teach, advise, and mentor diverse undergraduate management students
Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach the required core principles of management/org. behavior course and an undergraduate elective course on diversity/inclusion
Demonstrated competence in and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
Demonstrated potential for and/or record of conducting and publishing impactful research on topics relevant to diversity and inclusion or related areas of study (scholarship record is commensurate with years since completion of the terminal degree)
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse colleagues
Ability and willingness to occasionally teach other existing or new management courses
Post-PhD undergraduate teaching experience and/or experience developing and teaching (as the primary instructor) undergraduate management, OB, and/or diversity and inclusion courses
Relevant non-academic professional experience, particularly experience related to diversity and inclusion within organizations
A research program that presents opportunities for collaboration with other faculty in the Management Department, CBE, and/or elsewhere within WWU
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouv...er, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.