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Assistant/Associate Professor of International Business

Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 8, 2024

Assistant/Associate Professor of International Business

The Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina invites applications for two (2) tenure track positions in International Business (IB) at the ranks of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The primary mission of the Sonoco International Business Department is to be the leader in developing high-impact scholarship on global business. The department includes faculty with diverse functional and disciplinary backgrounds, including management, strategy, finance, marketing, economics, sociology, anthropology, international affairs, and political science, who share a passion for studying international business phenomena from multidisciplinary and multilevel perspectives. Faculty research spans a wide range of topics such as global strategy, MNC management and organization, institutional context and embeddedness, corruption, entrepreneurship and innovation, non-market strategy, globalization, the digital economy, and many others. Our faculty includes four AIB Fellows, officers in AIB, AOM, SMS, and other professional associations, editors in major academic journals, and other acclaimed researchers.

The Department offers a portfolio of innovative and top-ranked IB-focused academic programs at all levels. Our undergraduate IB major has been ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report for 25 consecutive years and includes collaborative degree programs with leading partner institutions worldwide. The flagship International MBA is ranked #1 in the nation for international business and has been in the top three graduate IB programs for more than 20 consecutive years. Our newest graduate program – Masters in International Business is growing rapidly and offers double degree partnerships with leading universities worldwide (e.g., Bocconi, Mannheim, ESCP, ESSEC, Aalto, Koc, and Shanghai Jiao Tong). Through our doctoral program, we train new scholars who impact the field and contribute to IB education and research in academic institutions around the country and the world.

Our ambitious research and educational agendas are supported by exceptional resources available to faculty to conduct research worldwide, as well as to continuously innovate our academic program offerings. We are one of the original Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1988. Our outreach, communications, and thought leadership activities are buttressed by the Folks Center for International Business. In addition, we benefit from an endowment from the Sonoco Products Company, a successful South Carolina-based multinational.

The Darla Moore School of Business is home to world-class faculty and 12 major research centers. Located in the heart of South Carolina’s capital city Columbia, the Moore School plays an integral role in the region. While its cosmopolitan downtown offers many of the amenities of larger cities, Columbia is also known for its livability. Traffic is light, housing is affordable, and people are friendly and welcoming. With a metropolitan area population of approximately 750,000, Columbia offers a wide variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Attractions in the area include the Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, the State Museum, Lake Murray, Congaree National Park, Riverwalk Park, and Three Rivers Greenway. It is also a short drive to the Atlantic coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains. All faculty searches are subject to the availability of funding.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in business administration or a closely related discipline. Applicants must demonstrate either potential for (Assistant rank) or a proven record of (Associate rank) excellence in research and teaching as evidenced by publications in top academic outlets and by a strong disciplinary and regional/country area of expertise applied to understanding international business phenomena at the organizational and/or institutional level. In addition, applicants at the Associate rank must have at least four years of relevant academic experience. High priority areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, global strategy, innovation, new technologies (e.g., digital platforms, AI, robotics), global value chains, sustainability (including stakeholder management or green finance) and business & society. Additional regional expertise in emerging markets, for instance, Southeast Asia or Africa, is appreciated.

If interested, please submit your application online at (FAC00038PO24). For additional information, please contact the department administrators Danielle Funderburk ( and Beth Busby ( or the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Sali Li ( Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.



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