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University of Memphis Position Opening - Assistant/Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Workplace Diversity & Inclusion (CWDI)

  • 1.  University of Memphis Position Opening - Assistant/Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Workplace Diversity & Inclusion (CWDI)

    Posted 09-02-2021 19:10

    Fogelman College of Business and Economics
    University of Memphis


    The Department of Management in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor with a research specialization in diversity and inclusion (D&I), effective fall semester 2022, pending available funding.


    Effectively teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining a stream of high-quality research, participating in activities of the department, and fulfilling professional and university service responsibilities. Included in the latter is serving as the Director of the College's Center for Workplace Diversity & Inclusion (CWDI). As the CWDI Director, the new hire will work with faculty to raise visibility of the center, build community partnerships, and enhance on-campus collaboration.

    The Department of Management is an academically diverse, research-oriented group with 16 full-time faculty positions. Academic specializations include: OB/HR, D&I, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. The Department offers degree programs at all levels, including an active doctoral program, and is fully accredited by AACSB International. For more information, see: http://www.memphis.edu/management. 


    Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a concentration in management or closely related discipline, a record of effective university teaching and commitment to teaching excellence, and evidence of a strong research program targeting leading management journals (e.g., JAP, JOM, AMJ, SMJ, JOB, PPsych, JBP). Primary research can be in OB/HR, strategic management, international management, etc., but must have a clear D&I emphasis. Demonstrated experience in obtaining external research funding and/or center leadership is a plus but not necessary. While we prefer candidates who are already tenured at a comparable institution, advanced Assistant Professors with strong research records are also encouraged to apply.


    This is a 9-month appointment and offers competitive compensation, research support, and an attractive benefits program. The CWDI director role entails additional compensation.

    The College

    The Fogelman College of Business and Economics has become a leading business school in the Southeast. Degree programs offered include the BBA, MBA, MA and MS, and PhD. The academic programs of the College are fully accredited by AACSB International. The College faculty of approximately 95 serves over 3,600 students, with approximately 2,400 undergraduates, 1,000 master's students, and 60 doctoral students. The highly-qualified faculty are recognized for scholarship and publications in leading academic and professional journals.

    The University

    The University of Memphis is emerging as one of America's great metropolitan research universities. Founded in 1912, the University is a state, tax-assisted institution with an enrollment of more than 22,000 students. The University is one of two comprehensive doctoral-granting public institutions in Tennessee, offering a broad array of degree programs at all levels. The modern and beautifully landscaped campus is centrally located in the attractive residential area of East Memphis. For additional information about the University, visit the Web site at: http://www.memphis.edu.

    The Community

    Located in southwestern Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi river, Memphis is one of the South's largest and most attractive cities. The population of Memphis is about 650,000, with over 1.3 million in the metropolitan area. Memphis is home to many nationally and internationally known companies, including three Fortune 500 companies: FedEx, AutoZone, and International Paper. As a primary medical, education, communication, and transportation center, Memphis offers a full range of research opportunities and cultural experiences. The city, known worldwide for its musical heritage, has many fine restaurants, theaters, and museums, as well as one of the nation's largest urban park systems. Memphis has one of the lowest costs of living among metropolitan cities of 600,000 or more and enjoys a mild climate.


    Applications should include a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, an updated curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, and be submitted online at: https://workforum.memphis.edu. All inquiries should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kristen Jones (kpjones4@memphis.edu). Screening of applications begins October 1, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are urged to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.

    Kristen Jones
    Assistant Professor
    University of Memphis
    Memphis TN