Assistant/Associate Professors of International Business


The Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina is conducting a search to fill two tenure-track positions.  Rank is at the Assistant or Associate Professor, although exceptional candidates at higher rank may be considered.  The start date is August, 2013.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

A completed doctoral degree is required, as is expertise in international business theory and multinational strategy.  An additional requirement for one of the positions is expertise in innovation and multinational enterprises.  For both positions strong preference will be given to candidates with a strong disciplinary base, research focused at the organizational level, and a specific geographic area of expertise. We are interested in exceptional scholars, with demonstrated outstanding research and teaching in the area of international business. 


The primary vision for the international business department is to take a leading role in the development of high impact theory and research on global business. The department is unified by its interest in understanding the multinational enterprise (MNE) and the institutional context within which the MNE operates.  The department includes faculty with diverse disciplinary backgrounds. This combination, a shared focus on the MNE and diverse perspectives, facilitates collaborative efforts to support multidisciplinary, cross-functional, and/or multilevel perspectives.  Tenure-track faculty in the department are: Nancy Buchan (Wharton), Marc van Essen (Erasmus), Randy Folks (Harvard), Omrane Guedhami (Laval), Tatiana Kostova (Minnesota), Chuck Kwok (Texas-Austin), Gerald McDermott (MIT), Lite Nartey (Wharton), Robert Rolfe (Oklahoma), Kendall Roth (USC), Martin Roth (Pittsburgh), and Andrew Spicer (Wharton).


The Darla Moore School of Business is recognized for its innovative international business programs, including an undergraduate international business major, joint undergraduate international business program with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, international master in business administration, master of international business, a global executive MBA program in Guadalajara, Mexico, and an international business major at the doctoral level.  For the past 22 years the graduate program in international business has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2. The undergraduate international business program has been ranked No. 1 for 15 consecutive years. Given that the Moore School has adopted strategic themes related to international business, innovation, and sustainable enterprise and development, candidates whose research and teaching interests lie in these areas will find colleagues with similar interests across the school.  The University of South Carolina is located in the city of Columbia, a rapidly growing metropolitan area of over 700,000 people that offers excellent quality of life including outstanding schools, various entertainment opportunities, and strong support for the arts.


The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See our website: for information regarding this and other positions.


Please send/e-mail a cover letter, CV, brief research and teaching statements, and the names of three references to:  Beth Busby, Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 ([log in to unmask]).    

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