Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (International Business)



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Position: The Auburn University Harbert College of Business seeks applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible full-time teaching faculty position in International Business Operations starting in August 2023. The contract is renewed annually based on need, funding, and performance. The position can be filled as a lecturer/senior lecturer depending on the background and experience of the candidate. This nine-month position is designed to support the International Business Program of Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this position is to teach undergraduate and graduate international business courses, assist in developing and delivering study abroad programs, and support the growth of international linkages with elite institutions world-wide. The successful candidate will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology, and leadership to their international courses.

Candidates with an industry or governmental agency background with a teaching record in international business operations or related field are strongly preferred. Under typical circumstances, the teaching load for the position will be three to four courses per semester, which includes course development and course management activities. In addition to instructional duties, successful candidates will be expected to help develop, promote, and deliver study abroad programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should be comfortable in teaching different modalities including face to face, online, and hybrid face to face & online. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

About the Program: The International Business Operations courses support all undergraduate majors and graduate programs in the Harbert College of Business. At the graduate level, the course is attached to a study abroad experience. At the undergraduate level, the course is an elective that stands alone and has the potential to serve all Harbert College students. The International Business Operations course(s) is also embedded in all summer study abroad programs. Further, the undergraduate course supports Auburn University’s Strategic Plan to Internationalize students by being offered to all majors. Harbert’s International Study Abroad Programs began 27 years ago and have been delivered on six continents in over 35 countries. Programs range from 10 days for graduate programs to 12 weeks for undergraduate programs.

About the College and University: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. In addition, the Harbert College has raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent “Because this is Auburn” campaign. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction.

The Auburn family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. The University’s alumni have enjoyed success in a myriad of fields.

Location: Auburn, Alabama is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South and Money magazine named Auburn as the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, an outstanding K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as swimming and boating opportunities. Auburn’s historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings including multiple breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with multiple shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest of Auburn. Beaches and mountains are only a 3-4 hour drive.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. More information on Auburn can be found here.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

Minimum Qualifications

Job Qualifications: Because this is a teaching intensive position, candidates must have a record of high-quality teaching experience and/or significant industry/government experience focusing on international business operations. Candidates must have a record of successfully developing and delivering study abroad programs. Successful candidates will be required to possess a Master’s degree or higher in business or an appropriate related discipline area at the time employment begins. Candidates with a Ph.D. desired. Selected candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the term of employment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with a Ph.D.

How to apply

Apply online

Review of application materials will begin May 29, 2023 and continue until qualified candidates are recommended for appointment. To be considered, interested candidates must submit a cover letter with statements of interest in the position and teaching philosophy, curriculum vita/resume, a copy of all relevant transcripts, and contact information for three references.

All application materials should be submitted to: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/38167

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our Fall 2012 semester enrollment was 25,134. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.