Assistant Professor for Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior (Tenure Track, F0177A)

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Management in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University invites applications from qualified candidates for one (1) tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2021.

Job Description: Responsibilities include high-quality research that is publishable in top-tier journals, teaching management courses (such as Human Resource Management and/or Organizational Behavior) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as service to the university, the local community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum required qualifications for the position include: (1) a Ph.D. (by August 2021) in Management or a related discipline with an emphasis in Human Resource Management or Organizational Behavior, preferably from an AACSB/EQUIS accredited institution; (2) evidence of strong scholarly contribution and demonstration of ability to publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed management-focused journals; and (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness in management-related courses.

Preferred Qualifications: Strome College and ODU have recently launched several initiatives to engage with local businesses and the broader community. The Management department plays a critical role in supporting these initiatives, including organizing an annual Strome-SHRM Workforce conference, and workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest and/or experience in using their professional knowledge and skills to support these or other community-focused initiatives.

About ODU: Old Dominion University (ODU) was founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, and became an independent institution in 1962. ODU is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution (“Higher research activity” using the Carnegie classification) with a student enrollment of nearly 25,000, including approximately 5,000 graduate students, and nearly 1,500 international students. The university has more than 800 faculty, of which more than 40% are female. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through it research, teaching, service, and community engagement. In 2017, ODU was recognized by Forbes as one the nation's top midsize employers, as well as one of the top 15 universities for African-American Student Success by the Education Trust.

The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, the cultural hub of the region and home to the world’s largest natural deep water port, the Atlantic headquarters of NATO, and Naval Station Norfolk, which houses the U.S. Navy and U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Norfolk has been named a ‘Best City for Entrepreneurship’ by Entrepreneur Magazine and in the Top 5 of ‘America's Favorite Cities’ by Travel and Leisure. Norfolk is one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. The Hampton Roads region is experiencing a surge in entrepreneurial culture, and has the largest relative population growth of millennials in the nation according to the Urban Land Institute.


Strome College of Business: The college was named in June 2014 as part of the Strome Family Foundation’s gift to establish a multi-pronged approach to nurturing entrepreneurship throughout the university. AACSB-accredited in both business and accounting, the college offers a wide range of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. More than 100 full-time equivalent faculty serve more than 3,000 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, including approximately 100 doctoral students. The college also offers both its MBA and undergraduate programs online.


Management Department: The Department of Management has 13 tenure-track faculty, many of whom have leadership positions within the university, scholarly journals, and the Academy of Management. They currently include: Andrew Bennett, Emily Campion, Li-Wei Chen, Martin Goossen, Kris Irwin, Sheila Keener, Elko Klijn, Ryan Klinger, Soo-Hoon Lee, Shaomin Li, Anil Nair (Chair), Jay O’Toole, Rob Pidduck, and Jing Zhang.

The department is actively involved in instruction at the undergraduate level as well as the graduate level (MBA program and doctoral program). The Department of Management has a very collegial and supportive environment, which oversees a doctoral program in Strategic Management. The department plays a vital role in supporting the college’s strategic focus in international business and entrepreneurship.

Application: Interested candidates should submit materials electronically through the ODU HR system site at:  At the site, click on “Faculty and Administrative Opportunities” and find the Management position.

Applicants must attach the following documents:

  1. A Cover Letter
  2. A Current Curriculum Vitae that:
  • Demonstrates research accomplishments
  • Provides evidence of courses taught and student feedback,
  • Includes three references with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and
  • Includes a dissertation completion date (actual or expected).
  • Contact Information for Three Professional References (Name, Phone, Email Addresses)
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript
  • To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 22, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.

    Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Please direct any inquiries to Ryan Klinger (email: or Anil Nair (email:

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