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App State Sustainable Business Tenure-Track position opening

  • 1.  App State Sustainable Business Tenure-Track position opening

    Posted 10-14-2021 14:11

    Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainable Business and Management

     The Management Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position(s) at the rank of Assistant/Associate beginning Fall, 2022. A research, teaching, and/or service focus in the area of sustainability in business is required.  Professional experience in sustainable business will be taken into consideration. 

     Candidates for this faculty position will possess an orientation towards breaking down functional silos, boundary-spanning, and developing innovative and applied solutions to connect our future business leaders to a rapidly changing business environment. We are seeking faculty who are enthusiastic and engaged, and who embrace sustainability and multi-stakeholder value creation. 

     Appalachian's leadership in sustainability is known nationally, evidenced by its Strategic Plan entitled "The Appalachian Experience: Envisioning a just and sustainable future."  Further, "The Walker College of Business at Appalachian is committed to advancing sustainable business practices that promote responsible management of economic, social, and natural resources." The Walker College is an AACSB-accredited business school, and in 2019 was featured in The Princeton Review's edition of Best Business Schools.

     The College's Department of Management is the largest department within the Walker College, which itself has the largest business school enrollment in the 17-campus UNC system (approximately 3,000 students). The department offers a host of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and is proud to direct the university's Sustainable Business minor program.

     Candidates must have potential to be excellent teachers dedicated to student learning, active researchers publishing in refereed journals, and participating members of the university, professional, and local communities. Candidates for Associate Professor must have an established record of excellence in teaching, engagement in service, as well as scholarly activity.  

     As sustainability becomes more imperative in business strategy and operations, the ideal candidate will also have experience and interest in curriculum (re)design and development, whose purpose is to further sustainable theory and practice to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders across the department's offerings.

     A Ph.D. in Business or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by the effective date of the appointment. Instructional duties and responsibilities include three classes per semester.  Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities.

     Please send your application materials (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching and scholarship effectiveness, and contact information for three references) to Jim Westerman, Search Committee Chair at

     As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we will be conducting a "blind" initial screening of applicants for this position.  Official transcripts of all graduate level work, although not required with the application, will be required prior to appointment.  A review of completed applications will begin on October 18, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 

     Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

     Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all.  The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference.  As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. 

     Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. 

     Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture.  We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness.  Learn more at

     Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.  Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. 

    Jim Westerman
    Appalachian State University
    Boone NC
    (828) 262-7475