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Instructor of Management -- Western Kentucky University

  • 1.  Instructor of Management -- Western Kentucky University

    Posted 10-28-2020 09:45

    Dear colleagues,


    The Department of Management in Western Kentucky University invites applications for a Management Instructor position.


    The Instructor rank position is a nine-month, non-tenure track position starting in August 2021. This is a one-year appointment. Continuation is dependent upon annual evaluation of performance and budgetary funding/need. 


    The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on administrative discretion and institutional needs.


    • Teach four (4) undergraduate courses per semester, consisting of business communication, principles of management, and other management-related courses based on departmental need. A typical semester would likely include a combination of any of these courses in either face-to-face, online and/or hybrid modalities.
    • Prior university-level teaching or corporate training experience as an instructor is highly desirable but not required. Applicants should mention any corporate training they have conducted as an instructor as a form of "teaching."
    • Assist with student activities and recruitment at various recruiting events.
    • Departmental, College, University, and Professional Service are required.


    • Candidate must have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA), or master's degree closely-related to the field of Management and demonstrate excellent communication skills.
    • Candidate must have a minimum of three (3) years' work experience in a business-related field.
    • Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate students.   


    We especially encourage applications from candidates who can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus and our undergraduate student population.


    Application Instructions:


    Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the website http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=125947 .   


    The following items must be submitted by November 18, 2020, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

    • Cover Letter addressing how your background and experience relate to the position description
    • Curriculum Vita
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Interests
    • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (if applicable)

    Submission of a recorded teaching demonstration will be required for finalists. 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.


    Additional Information:

    The Management Department currently has 15 full-time faculty members. The department supports four undergraduate concentrations-business administration, human resource management, entrepreneurship, and international business-and an MBA program. (https://www.wku.edu/management/)


    The Gordon Ford College of Business is AACSB accredited in both business and accounting and currently offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various business majors. The Management Department houses the largest number of majors within the College, and is one of the largest programs on campus.


    Western Kentucky University offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment. The main campus is located on a hill overlooking the City of Bowling Green, a vibrant community with moderately priced housing and abundant entertainment, cultural, and recreational activities. 


    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 (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. 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, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

    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). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

    The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at deborah.wilkins@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.

    Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php

    Helen Liang
    Associate Professor
    Western Kentucky University
    Bowling Green KY