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Assistant/Associate Position at University of Arkansas

  • 1.  Assistant/Associate Position at University of Arkansas

    Posted 07-12-2019 04:47

    The Department of Management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the
    University of Arkansas seeks applications from interested candidates for an assistant or
    associate professor tenure track position in strategy (also attached is a separate
    position announcement in entrepreneurship). The expected start date for the position is August 2020. Salary is
    competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate (or expect to complete their
    Ph.D. by August 15, 2020) in management or related disciplines from a nationally or
    internationally AACSB accredited university.

    Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong research
    records or the potential to publish in top-tier journals, have the ability to provide an excellent
    learning environment in the classroom, value collegiality, and contribute to the diversity of our
    college and programs. Instructional duties may involve teaching at the undergraduate, masters,
    and doctoral levels.

    The Department of Management is currently comprised of faculty in all areas of management.
    In spring of 2020, the department will be transformed into two separate departments – one
    focusing on human resource management and organizational behavior, and the other focusing
    on strategy, entrepreneurship, and venture innovation. As the scope of the department has
    grown over time it has become apparent that moving to this new structure will benefit us as we
    engage stakeholders and develop new and innovative curricula at both the undergraduate and
    graduate level. The current position will be an additional tenure-track line in the new
    Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation Department. The tenure track faculty who
    will reside in this department include: Vikas Anand, Michael Cummings, Alan Ellstrand,
    Jonathan Johnson, Carol Reeves, Jason Ridge, and Dan Worrell. Our faculty have consistently
    published in top journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of
    Management Review, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal in addition to
    a number of other top outlets. In addition, our faculty have received best paper awards from
    journals and conferences, have obtained large research grants from public and corporate
    sponsors, and serve in editorial positions of top journals. Our faculty have also won a number
    of teaching awards at the college and university levels. We also have a strong doctoral
    program with our students being placed in Research I universities. The Walton College offers
    new faculty a competitive teaching load and a very supportive environment for conducting
    research targeted at top tier journals. Information about the department is available at:
    The Sam M. Walton College of Business, founded at the University of Arkansas in 1926 and
    accredited by AACSB International since 1931, has been ranked as a top 30 public business
    school for 15 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News currently ranks Walton
    College 27th. Four Walton College graduates serve as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and
    nearly 30 Walton alumni occupy executive offices at Fortune 500 companies. In 1998, the
    Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave the Walton College an endowment of $50
    million, at that time the single largest up-front cash gift to a business school.
    The Walton College is one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation, with a Fall 2018
    enrollment of over 6,000 undergraduate and over 300 graduate students. The University of
    Arkansas is in the midst of Campaign Arkansas, a fund-raising effort that is more than 85% of
    the way to its $1.25 billion goal. Campaign funds in the past have gone to establish several
    scholarships, endowed professorships and chairs, summer research support, and to install state
    of the art classroom technology in the Walton College. Recent fund-raising efforts have
    resulted in the establishment of the McMillon Innovation Studio, with a generous gift from
    Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and his wife Shelley, and the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship
    Hub, an interdisciplinary collaboration venue, co-working space and training space for early
    stage entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas. Entrepreneurship is a central pillar of the College's
    strategic plan and has strong support from the surrounding corporate and entrepreneurial
    ecosystem. The formation of the new SEVI department is a reflection of those priorities.
    The college is located on a four-building business campus including the Business Building,
    housing most undergraduate and Ph.D. education, Willard Walker Hall, home of our graduate
    programs, the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development and the J.B. Hunt
    Transport Center for Academic Excellence, site of our state-of-the-art behavioral research lab.
    We are located in Fayetteville, which offers an idyllic rural/urban mixed environment and is
    nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. The area is part of the rapidly growing Northwest
    Arkansas Region with a population of about 500,000. In its latest rankings, U.S. News &
    World Report ranked Fayetteville as a top five place to live in the U.S. for the third
    consecutive year. Fayetteville was voted number seven in USA TODAY's 10 Best College
    Towns. The Fayetteville region boasts an outstanding public school system, a low
    unemployment rate, and a low crime rate. Growth in the region has been propelled by the
    presence of large corporations such as Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., and Tyson
    Foods. In addition, the area has emerged as a major hub of Wal-Mart retail suppliers-more
    than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies have a physical presence in the area-which has
    created a thriving environment for entrepreneurial startups and also creating many job
    opportunities in the region. Walton College students have been part of teams that have won
    many national and international business plan competitions. The Northwest Arkansas
    Regional Airport offers 40 non-stop flights a day to 18 major U.S. cities. The area features a
    variety of outdoor recreational activities with excellent hiking, canoeing, and biking
    opportunities. The area also features many cultural amenities including two symphony
    orchestras, an outstanding regional theater group, a comprehensive trail system, a botanical
    garden, and the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. For more see
    Where to apply? Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita by
    September 1, 2019, to receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the
    position is filled. The search committee will interview select candidates at the Academy of
    Management meetings in Boston in August 2019. If interested in being interviewed at the
    Academy meetings, please apply by July 31, 2019. Applicants who have not yet completed
    their Ph.D. but who expect to complete their Ph.D. by August 2020 should send a brief
    description of their dissertation and the expected timeline for completion. Completion of the
    doctoral degree is expected prior to employment for the position offered. Initial applications
    should be sent to Professor Dan Worrell (, Interim Department of
    Management Chair. Application materials will subsequently need to uploaded via our
    recruitment site at a later time. Applicants will be sent a link to that site after initial reception
    of their application materials. Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of reference.
    For search related questions, please contact the head of our search committee:
    Professor Jonathan Johnson (
    Walton College Professor of Sustainability
    Department of Management
    Sam M. Walton College of Business
    1 University of Arkansas, WCOB 402
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving
    diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the University is especially interested in applications from
    qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The
    University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy),
    national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status,
    military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant
    information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act
    and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of