Assistant/Associate Professor of International Business, University of South Carolina


The Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina is conducting a search for a tenure-track position.  Rank is at the Assistant or Associate Professor, although exceptional candidates at higher rank may be considered.  The start date is August 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

We are interested in an exceptional scholar with demonstrated outstanding research and teaching at the intersection of innovation and international business.  Strong preference will be given to candidates with a strong disciplinary base, interest in institutional theory, and a focus on one or more emerging market areas. Some specific but not exhaustive examples of potential expertise related to innovation and multinational enterprises include national innovation systems; public-private economic models and initiatives; labor practices; regulatory environments; technology diffusion and transfer; knowledge generation and networks; born global enterprises; and forms of corporate governance. A completed doctoral degree is preferred, though candidates at the ABD stage may also be considered.


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), Randy Folks (Harvard), Omrane Guedhami (Laval), Tatiana Kostova (Minnesota), Chuck Kwok (Texas-Austin), Sali Li (Utah), Gerald McDermott (MIT), Lite Nartey (Wharton), Robert Rolfe (Oklahoma), Kendall Roth (South Carolina), Martin Roth (Pittsburgh), Andrew Spicer (Wharton), Hildy Teegen (Texas-Austin), and Marc van Essen (Rotterdam).


The Darla Moore School of Business is recognized for its innovative international business programs, including an undergraduate international business major, joint undergraduate international business programs with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Universidad de Chile, international master in business administration, master of international business, a global executive MBA program in Guadalajara, Mexico, and international business and finance majors at the doctoral level.  For the past 22 years the graduate program in international business has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 among public universities. The undergraduate international business program has been ranked No. 1 for 16 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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