Assistant or Associate Professor of Business / Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina Assistant or Associate Professor of Business / Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

College of Business

The Position:  The College of Business is searching for a Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Business and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies to start in August 2021.  

Minimum Qualifications:  The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a doctorate in a business discipline or a directly-related field from an accredited business school.  Previous administrative experience as a coordinator or director of an existing graduate program in business is also preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Evidence of scholarly and administrative accomplishments involving online graduate program development and growth in graduate student outreach and initiatives, including working with diverse faculty, is highly desirable.

Faculty Responsibilities:  This position carries responsibilities in college administration, teaching, scholarship, and service.  Faculty members typically teach four sections per semester, advise students, serve on university and college committees and engage in professional development activities.  Teaching assignments will align with the qualifications of the individual and the needs of the college. This position must qualify as Scholarly Academic under AACSB standards.

Administrative Responsibilities: The Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies provides leadership in all issues pertinent to graduate business education. The particular duties are to (a) ensure the admission of highly qualified and diverse business graduate students, (b) ensure that the College of Business online graduate program delivers an innovative and forward-looking curriculum that meets the highest standards of academic excellence, makes a positive societal impact, and confirms its success through robust program assessment, (c) represent business graduate education to external stakeholders, (d) oversee the development and implementation of graduate assistantships, (e) develop college graduate enrollment and marketing plans consistent with the university and college’s strategy, (f) oversee and manage graduate online course development, quality, and instruction, and (g) perform other duties as assigned by the college dean.  

Salary:  Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The College:  The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with seven emphasis areas:  Accounting, Financial Services, Health Care Management, Sports Management, Hospitality Management, IT Management, and Management/Marketing.  The college also offers a fully online Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration.  The graduate program includes an online Master of Science in Management program and is currently seeking approval of a fully online Master of Business Administration program. The primary focus of Lander University is teaching, and the College of Business emphasizes a student-centered learning environment.  The College of Business is AACSB accredited. The University offers an excellent benefits package.  The college and university support scholarship through research incentive programs, professional and pedagogical travel support, access to databases, and professional development funds.  Lander University is located in Greenwood, South Carolina, in the Piedmont region, which is only two to four hours from the beautiful South Carolina beaches or the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Closing Date:   Priority will be given to candidates whose files are complete by March 1st, and reviews will continue until the position is filled.    

How to Apply:  All applicants should submit the following:

  • A cover letter clearly stating the candidate’s graduate administrative experience, teaching experience and interests, research interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all graduate-level transcripts
  • The names of three professional references, with accurate contact information

Candidates being considered for campus interviews must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness before being invited to campus. Electronic submissions are highly preferred and should be addressed to the College of Business Search Committee and e-mailed to

Please direct all nominations, inquiries, and hard copy application materials to: Kayla Davis, College of Business, Lander University, 320 Stanley Avenue Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099.

Lander University is a tobacco-free campus.  All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.

Lander University is committed to equal opportunity employment and being an employer of choice. Lander believes that corresponding differences within the faculty and staff, whether based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, or other experiences, are tremendous assets to the role of Lander as an educational institution and within the community, region, and state. Moreover, Lander is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. As a result, it is the policy and commitment of Lander that it will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other protected characteristics. AA / EOE / ADA / Title IX/EO/AA Employer

For more information about the University and Greenwood, SC, please visit the following address.



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