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Auburn University Faculty Position Search (Strategy & Entrepreneurship)

  • 1.  Auburn University Faculty Position Search (Strategy & Entrepreneurship)

    Posted 06-13-2024 10:04

    *Apologies for cross-posting*


    Position: The Department of Management & Entrepreneurship within Auburn University's Harbert College of Business seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Strategic Management at the assistant professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2025.


    The Department is committed to conducting top-tier research in Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship.  It offers an undergraduate major in Management with concentrations in Organizational Leadership, Human Resources Management, and Entrepreneurship.  Departmental faculty contribute to the college's multiple MBA programs and oversee the development of future scholars in the departmental Ph.D. program.  Successful candidates for this position will join a team with sixteen tenured/tenure track faculty and eight non-tenure track faculty.


    Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a doctorate in Management before the date of employment. Candidates' academic training and research programs should be in the area of Strategic Management. Candidates with secondary research interests in Entrepreneurship are desired.  Applicants must provide evidence of excellence in research and teaching. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.


    Candidates must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. when the appointment begins and be able to continue working legally for the term of employment.


    Responsibilities:  The person hired will be expected to maintain a consistent publication record in elite scholarly journals as defined by the Department's journal list, demonstrate teaching proficiency, and provide some institutional service. The person hired will primarily teach undergraduate courses in Strategic Management with an initial annual course load of three (3) courses. In addition, participation in the Department's doctoral program is expected. Participation might include working with doctoral students on research papers, mentoring doctoral students, recruiting doctoral program applicants, or serving on dissertation committees. 


    About the College:  The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practices. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation's best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College of Business has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple master's and Ph.D. options. The college pioneered online master's and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has also invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction.


    About Auburn University:  The Auburn family values tradition yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn's commitment to active student engagement, professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health, and societal impact. Auburn University is one of the best places to work in the state of Alabama, according to the 2022 America's Best-in-State Employers list released by Forbes magazine.


    Location:  Auburn, AL, is a vibrant, thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South, and Money magazine named Auburn the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the 'Loveliest Village on the Plains,' Auburn offers a high quality of life, including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, national award-winning chefs and restaurants, a K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and boating opportunities. Auburn's historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings, including multiple breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with numerous shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north, and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest. Beaches and mountains are only a 3–4-hour drive. Beautiful Lake Martin, which has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, is only 45 minutes to the north.  Auburn University is understanding and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.


    Application Process: Application review will begin August 15th, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled, although applications received by this date will receive priority consideration during the review process. Candidates must submit (1) a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted only via the online application system.  All application materials should be submitted to: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/45804


    Questions about the position and search process can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Miles Zachary, at (mazachary@auburn.edu).


    Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.



    Miles A. Zachary, PhD
    Associate Professor of Management & Dean's Research Fellow
    Department of Management

    Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
    405 W. Magnolia Ave

    Auburn, AL 36849
    P: 806.433.1185
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