The Department of Management in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Strategic Management, effective fall 2014, pending budgetary approval.  Responsibilities include developing a stream of high-quality research, effectively teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (2-2 teaching load), and fulfilling professional and university service responsibilities.

The Department of Management is an academically diverse, research-oriented group with faculty specializations in human resource management, organizational behavior, strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, organizational research methods, and business communications.  Faculty members regularly publish their research in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Research Methods.  The Department offers degree programs at all levels and is fully accredited by AACSB International.  For more information:

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics has become a leading business school in the Southeast.  Globalization is a strategic emphasis of the College.  Degree programs offered include the BBA, MA (Economics), MBA, Executive MBA, International MBA, MS, and PhD.  These academic programs are fully accredited by AACSB International.  The College faculty of 100 serves nearly 3,000 students, with approximately 2,450 undergraduates, 450 master’s students, and 80 doctoral students.  The highly qualified faculty is widely recognized for scholarship and publications in leading academic and professional journals.  The College outreach units include the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and the Robert Wang Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).  For more information:

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 approximately 23,000 students.  The University is the flagship of the Tennessee Board of Regents system and is one of two comprehensive doctoral-granting public institutions in Tennessee, offering a broad array of degree programs at all levels.  The University has 24 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other Tennessee university, and five state-approved Centers of Excellence.  The modern and beautifully landscaped campus is centrally located in an attractive residential area of east Memphis.  For more information:

Located in southwestern Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi river, Memphis is one of the South’s largest and most attractive cities.  In 2012, the population of Tennessee’s largest city was estimated to be 660,000, with over 1.2 million in the metropolitan area.  Memphis is home to many nationally and internationally known companies, including four Fortune 500 companies: FedEx Corporation, AutoZone, International Paper, and ServiceMaster.  Memphis is a major distribution center and boasts the world’s second busiest cargo airport.  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.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a concentration in management or closely related discipline (advanced ABDs will be considered if degree completion is imminent), evidence of development of a strong research program targeting leading management journals (e.g., ASQ, AMJ, AMR, JAP, JIBS, JMS, JOM, JOB, OBHDP, ORM, OS, PPsych, SMJ), and a record of effective college teaching and commitment to teaching excellence.  Applicants with research and teaching expertise in strategic management along with related areas such as entrepreneurship, organization theory, international management, organizational research methods, or multilevel research are highly desired for this position.

At this point, formal applications cannot be accepted via our university's online application system.  An updated job ad will be posted on this list as soon as we receive final approval to search.  However, we will be conducting informal interviews at the Academy of Management meeting in Orlando.  To be considered for an interview at AoM, please email a letter of interest and updated CV to Dr. Chuck Pierce at [log in to unmask] no later than Wed July 31.

The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution, 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.

Charles A. (Chuck) Pierce, Ph.D.
Great Oaks Foundation Professor of HR Management
Chair, Dept of Management
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3120
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