International Business and Strategy

Assistant Professor

About the Position: A full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level is available at Western Washington University in International Business and Strategy.  The starting date is September 2016.

About the Department and University: The College of Business and Economics is considered a leadership unit within Western Washington University.  The College is AACSB accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has more than 65 full-time faculty.  The College grants an MBA degree along with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Manufacturing Management and Economics. The position is in the Department of Management. 


The College of Business and Economics and the Department of Management support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  As a public institution in a state where students of color make up a growing proportion of high school graduates, Western is strongly committed to effectively serving our increasingly diverse student body.  We are proud that a growing number of students of color and other diverse students are making Western their school of choice, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates interested in this faculty position.


The University is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.  With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities.


Position Responsibilities: Initial teaching responsibilities will include two courses, the international business management course for senior IB students and the capstone strategy course.    The ability to teach advanced specialty courses in international business would also be attractive. Most teaching will be at the undergraduate level, though some MBA teaching may be possible over time.  The person selected should have a commitment to working with a four-person international business group to further develop a strong international business program.  The candidate should be comfortable working with, and searching for collaborative research opportunities with, the IB faculty and the wider group of teachers and researchers interested in international topics throughout the College.


Required Qualifications:

·                PhD or ABD or equivalent in an international business relevant field.

                 ABD candidates must have degree completed by June 15, 2017.

·                 Evidence of potential for high quality research in international business, strategy or related areas

·                Ability to effectively teach the international business management and capstone strategy courses


Preferred Qualifications

·                PhD in International Business / International Management

·                Commitment to International Business as a program of study

·                Commitment to working effectively with Western’s increasingly diverse student body

·                Potential to do joint research with existing international business faculty and other faculty colleagues

·                Ability to teach specialty international business courses at the advanced undergraduate level

·                Some Post-PhD teaching experience


Academic Emphasis: International Business and Strategy

Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Salary: $95K to $100K commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington


Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  Please log in at and use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system.


Candidates should upload a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, resume, and summary evidence of ability to be an effective teacher and show high promise of scholarship (e.g. research paper(s)).  Please have three letters of reference emailed directly to Dr. Tom Roehl at [log in to unmask]


Finalists will be asked to provide copies of transcripts and teaching evaluations (if available).  Please address any questions about the position to Dr. Tom Roehl at [log in to unmask] or 360-650-4809.


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Job Posted: 4/27/2015  Recruitment #: 150178


Closing Date Notes: Application review begins October 15th, 2015; position is open until filled



Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

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