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Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior (Tenure Track, F0237A1)

Old Dominion University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University

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 July 2022.

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 (pre-tenure faculty have a 2-2 teaching load), 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 2022) 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

At the undergraduate level, the Management department has a strategic focus on human resource management. Preferred for this position is a candidate with the desire and ability to teach human resource management or organizational behavior courses, help with the SHRM student organization, and potentially teach in the ADP Human Capital Management Academy. In addition, the Strome College of Business 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 leading multiple 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 Old Dominion University

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 (classified in December 2021 as “R1 – Very high research activity” using the Carnegie classification). The university has a student enrollment of nearly 25,000, including approximately 5,000 graduate students and nearly 1,500 international students. ODU has more than 900 faculty, of which 28% are minority and 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. ODU has been recognized by Forbes as one the nation's top midsize employers, one of the top 15 universities for African-American Student Success by the Education Trust, and one of the top 4 in the nation for reducing inequality by the Times Higher Education. Learn more at

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.

About the 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 offers its MBA and undergraduate programs in both classroom and online environments.

About ODU’s Management Department

The Department of Management has many tenure-track faculty holding leadership positions within the university, scholarly journals, and professional societies. Faculty in Fall 2022 will include Andrew Bennett, 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, Max Siangchokyoo, 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, transitional entrepreneurship, maritime/supply chain, economic resiliency, digital transformation, and inclusive wellbeing.


Interested candidates should submit materials electronically through the ODU Human Resource system site at:

Applicants must attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A current curriculum vita that:
    1. Demonstrates research accomplishments;
    2. Provides evidence of courses taught and student feedback;
    3. Includes a dissertation completion date (actual or expected);
  3. Teaching statement;
  4. Research statement;
  5. Unofficial transcript;
  6. Reference list (at least 3 individuals, with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers) - References will be prompted to submit a recommendation letter via the applicant tracking system

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 22, 2022. Review will continue until position is filled.

Please direct any inquiries to search committee chair Andrew Bennett (email: or department chair Anil Nair (email:

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.

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