Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Business - Business and Society/Global Environment of Busines

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 14, 2019
Oct 03, 2019
Full Time
Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Business - Business and Society/Global Environment of Business

The George Mason University School of Business seeks applicants for a Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Business with a specialization in teaching multidisciplinary topics (i.e., "Business and Society" and "Global Environment of Business" courses) to begin August 2019. The initial appointment is for one academic year (nine-month contract); subsequent renewals are based on performance, programmatic needs, and budgetary constraints. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This position primarily involves teaching Business Foundations courses in the School of Business which combine liberal arts thinking and perspective with business fundamentals. The "Business and Society" course is offered to both undergraduates who enter the university through traditional channels and multilingual students who come to the university through the INTO Mason Pathways program. The "Global Environment of Business" course is geared toward helping students understand the global context of business. These courses help develop students' critical thinking and writing and oral communication skills, while analyzing the role of business in American society ("Business and Society") and exploring the changing global landscape in which businesses operate ("Global Environment of Business").

The standard teaching load for this position is 24 credits per year (4:4). A lower load may be possible if the candidate's qualifications meet relevant criteria in the school's workload policy. Summer teaching for additional compensation may be available upon successful renewal of term contract. Additional responsibilities include service to the Business Foundations area, the School of Business, the University and the profession, which may include student mentoring, serving on committees, and interfacing with students and the local community.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work in business or a related field; * Strong intercultural communication skills and experience teaching multilingual students in the U.S. or abroad; * Experience teaching interdisciplinary and cross-cultural topics; * Collaborative teaching skills and the ability to work well with colleagues. Preferred Qualifications: * Ph.D. in business or a related field; * Experience teaching global affairs, global business or courses in a related international field; and * Experience with multi-modal teaching.

Business Foundations Area: Faculty with multidisciplinary backgrounds within the Business Foundations area teach undergraduate courses that engage students with a range of contemporary business contexts, using a liberal education approach, and provide a foundation for success in the major courses and in the professional work environment. This is an area focused on teaching excellence and collaboration.

Foundations courses provide context and skills in the following areas: * How to succeed in college * The role of business and its impact on society * Career development skills * Professionalism and preparation for the workplace * The global environment of business * The legal environment of business

The School of Business: Dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and part-time M.B.A. programs by the U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities; and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice.

George Mason University: George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, business, organizational psychology, health care, and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy, and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7051z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by April 2, 2019; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, summary teaching evaluation scores from each course taught over last five years, and list of three professional references with contact information. The department will contact candidates directly should additional materials be required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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