Assistant Professor, Strategic & Organizational Management

Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Job description

About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU’s main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

The Gordon Ford College of Business is AACSB accredited in both business and accounting and currently offers undergraduate majors in Entrepreneurship, Management, International Business, Accounting, Information Systems, Economics, Finance, and Marketing. There are also several minors within the College including Entrepreneurship, International Business and Business Administration. Graduate programs include a Master of Arts in Economics, Master’s in Accountancy, and a comprehensive MBA. The Management Department houses the largest number of majors within the College, and is one of the largest programs on campus.

Job Description:

Applications are being sought for a tenure-eligible position at the Assistant Professor level (ABD, entry level or advanced) in Strategic Management/Organization Management, commencing August 15, 2018. Anticipated teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management, organizational management, and other related areas. The successful candidate will have demonstrated capability for high-impact scholarly research and excellent teaching in an environment where collaboration and collegiality are valued. Service to the department, college, university, and the profession is expected. Business and related experience, applied research, and grant/fund raising capabilities are valuable assets.


Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. or nearly completed Ph.D. degree from an AACSB accredited institution in a field such as strategic management, organizational management, or related field.

Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

How to apply

The following items must be submitted by visiting by March 15, 2018, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.