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Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Department of Management, Gary W. Rollins College of

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Assistant Professor of Stategic Management

Department of Management, Gary W. Rollins College of Business

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Management with primary teaching responsibilities in Strategic Management. Salary and benefits are competitive with peer institutions. Responsibilities include teaching nine credit hours per semester, research leading to quality refereed journal publications, and service at the Department, College, and/or University level. The Gary W. Rollins College of Business at UTC has long-standing AACSB accreditation at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serves approximately 2,400 students, and has a highly productive, collegial faculty.


Qualified applicants must possess or will complete by August 2025, a doctoral degree in Management or closely related field, from an AACSB-accredited business school, as well as a strong research portfolio in strategic management and demonstrated teaching ability in undergraduate and/or graduate level courses. Proven experience or ability to provide instruction in a variety of modalities including online is required. Interest in teaching International Management or Project Management is preferred.

Application Procedures

For full consideration, applicants must prepare and submit all of the following information within our online application system:
  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • CV with current contact information
  • Summary of Teaching/course evaluation scores
  • Statement of research focus including current and planned research (1 page)
  • References: list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three (3) professional references.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site . Preference will be given to applicants who apply before August 11, 2024 . Initial interviews will take place at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, or via Zoom. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews will be required to give a teaching presentation and research presentation.

Questions regarding the position may be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Deborah Mullen, .

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is August 2025.

Program/University Information

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest campus in the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has established a reputation for excellence built on a unique blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. Today, UTC brings a passion for excellence in all pursuits and is dedicated to making a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

At UTC, we welcome and cultivate diverse perspectives and populations—whether shaped by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, intellectual diversity, political beliefs and other life experiences and ideologies—and embrace equity and inclusion. UTC is a university distinguished by respect for the dignity, uniqueness, and value of every individual. We foster a campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all. We value diversity in our workplace and learning environments, benefiting from the varied backgrounds and abilities of our campus community. The diversity of our voices and experiences is vital to our pursuit of excellence and fulfillment of our mission.

UTC is in the heart of Tennessee’s fourth-largest city, located in the southeastern part of the state near the border with Georgia and at the junction of four interstate highways. Conveniently situated within just a two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham, Chattanooga, offers the opportunity to live and learn in an exciting and enchanting environment. Dubbed the ‘Scenic City,’ and endowed with incredible vistas and popular area attractions, the city has been recognized nationally for its downtown renaissance and a revitalized riverfront that has become the blueprint for other cities to emulate. Chattanooga achieved the first gig internet capacity in the country, and today has the nation’s fastest internet service with a 100% fiber network that links every residence and business in a 600-square mile area.

The city is home to companies such as Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, and Amazon, and a number of tech startups attracted to its blazing fast internet and low cost-of-living. Thousands of visitors are drawn yearly to the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center—Chattanooga African American Museum, Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Riverbend Festival, and the weekly Nightfall Summer Concert Series held in the heart of downtown. Chattanooga also has a long and rich history interwoven with the Civil Rights movement and Native American heritage. The Trail of Tears National Historic Route runs through the city and is on the traditional territory of Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East).

Whether it’s Chattanooga’s ideal geographical location with comfortable temperatures year-round to suit an active lifestyle, its cultural and culinary diversity, reasonable cost of living, world-class healthcare facilities, reputable educational institutions like UTC, or countless other reasons, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing to make Chattanooga their home.

Abo ut the Rollins College of Business

The College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga received the largest philanthropic gift in the history of UTC from Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta. The $40 million gift established the Rollins College of Business as the first named college at UTC. Mr. Rollins was a graduate of the business school and is vice chairman and CEO of Rollins, Inc. a NYSE corporation with holdings that include Orkin, the world’s largest pest control company.

The mission of the Rollins College of Business is to provide innovative educational programs that develop academically prepared and business-world ready professionals for a competitive business environment . The Rollins College of Business at UTC has long-standing AACSB accreditation, and the Department of Accounting is separately accredited by AACSB. The Rollins College of Business has approximately 2,000 undergraduate students in accounting, business analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, marketing, and management, and over 300 graduate students in the MBA, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Data Analytics, and Master of Accountancy programs. The college also offers minors in business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance, promotion, and sales. The Rollins College of Business is organized into five Departments (Accounting, Finance and Economics, Management, Data Analytics, and Marketing and Entrepreneurship) with more than 60 full-time faculty. The Decosimo Success Center in the RCOB provides outstanding support to students in the areas of academic advisement, experiential learning, internships, and career development.

Additional information on the Rollins College of Business, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Chattanooga can be found at the following links:


The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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