San Francisco State University
College of Business
Department of International Business

The Department of International Business at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Business to begin in the fall of 2016.


A successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of competence in teaching and researching in the field of international business. Special consideration will be given to those with expertise in emerging economies. A research and teaching focus on International Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership is a plus.


The International Business Department is one of the largest and oldest International Business programs in the country with nearly 600 undergraduate students in the concentration. There are also emphases offered in International Business in the graduate programs. Both the faculty and students are highly diverse groups of people, reflecting the special nature of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Rim. 


The College of Business is accredited by the AACSB at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The college offers graduate and undergraduate degrees and serves approximately 400 graduate and 6,000 undergraduate students. Courses are offered both day and evening. There are approximately 100 full-time tenure-track faculty members. 


Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in Business (closely related fields will also be considered) from universities accredited by AACSB or EQUIS.

Candidates are preferred who demonstrate competence in International Business in a geographical area in the Pacific Rim, Europe, or Latin America, although special consideration will be given to those with expertise or a commitment to emerging and developing economies.

Candidates should have a strong background in international business and related areas of teaching and research, preferably having a track record of published research in international business and evidence of excellence in working with students from highly diverse backgrounds.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of international business as well as potential and willingness to develop and deliver new courses in specialized topic areas.

Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area as well as evidence of excellence and potential in research and intellectual contributions. Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated.

Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body. Candidates are preferred who have experience in multicultural settings.

Other qualifications that are preferred include the ability to work cooperatively, and evidence of interpersonal skills and collegiality


The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in International Business, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program (including a program of scholarly work, international learning experience, curriculum development, etc.) in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, names and contact information of three references, three letters of reference, sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy and student teaching evaluation (if applicable), and description of research interests all electronically to [log in to unmask]. Reference letters can be sent either electronically or as hardcopies to Dr. Nini Yang, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of International Business, College of Business, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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