The Department of Business Administration in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics & Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a position as an assistant professor in business communication. The position requires teaching experience in communication and/or writing and a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The appointment begins July 1, 2023. ABD candidates must present evidence that their dissertation will be defended by July 1, 2023, and must have some teaching experience.
We seek candidates with a background in communication who are passionate about empowering students to craft effective, engaging, and ethical professional messages through multimodal communication. This new line will add to our curriculum’s growing emphasis on business communication. Course expectations may include both upper-level courses and first-year courses in business presentations and in business writing as well as the possible opportunity to create workshops or electives based on the candidate’s areas of interest. Candidates with a strong background in oral, technical or visual communication are encouraged to apply. We value candidates who have experience in the industry, though this is not a requirement.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
This position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who value interdisciplinary studies and can integrate their course content with the liberal arts. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise or experience with diverse pedagogical techniques are likewise encouraged to apply.
The teaching load is 5.5 courses per year over three terms. The half course is most often a course offered every other year in our unique 4-week spring term. The school calendar consists of two 12-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, and the 4-week spring term.
We seek candidates that demonstrate the capacity to publish scholarly research in business and related fields that is consistent with the rank sought and who are enthusiastic about making service contributions to the W&L community. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program.
About Washington and Lee University: Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university with approximately 1800 undergraduates, located in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. It is the only top-tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics offers a business education within the university’s larger liberal arts curriculum. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.
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