Assistant/Associate Professor - Project Management#182766

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Posting Information

Posting Number FAC198P
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Classification Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Project Management#182766
Department Econ, Mgt, Proj Mgt
Position Summary

The School of Economics, Management and Project Management, one of three schools in the College of Business, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Project Management, effective Fall 2018. This position requires teaching project management courses at graduate (on-line) and undergraduate (face-to-face) levels, scholarly research, advising, and service activities. A commitment to active engagement with professionals in the regional business community supporting economic development is expected.
The normal teaching load is 18 semester hours per academic year. Some teaching responsibilities may be at off-site locations and/or during evening hours. Because the Master of Project Management degree is offered in a trimester format, faculty members teach two of the three trimesters per year.

Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university located in Cullowhee, NC, in a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Cullowhee is 50 miles west of Asheville, NC where many faculty choose to live. The Project Management graduate degree program is the first of its kind in the US and the first program to be accredited by PMI-GAC.

Western Carolina University recognizes and rewards all legitimate forms of scholarly activity described by Ernest Boyer: scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a business discipline or a terminal degree in a related discipline is required.
Applicants who are ABD with a fixed dissertation defense date and completion of all degree requirements on or before December, 31, 2018 will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who have on-line teaching experience, applicants with at least a year of work-related project management or management experience, and applicants with a PMP certification.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9

Posting Text

Open Date 09/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply on-line at and submit a formal letter of application, a curriculum vita, copies of graduate transcripts (copies acceptable during screening process), and the complete contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) for three current references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Yang Fan, Search Committee Chair, at


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of references
Optional Documents

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