The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University (ASU) invites applications for an open rank nine-month tenure-track faculty position in international business beginning in August 2010. Preferred secondary areas of expertise are Marketing, Economics, or Computer Information Systems but other secondary areas will be considered. The Walker College of Business is comprised of over 100 faculty members across six departments: Accounting; Computer Information Systems; Finance, Insurance and Banking; Economics; Management; and Marketing. The successful applicant will be housed in one of these departments depending on training and background. The faculty member’s primary responsibilities will be to provide excellent instruction at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, maintain an active program of scholarship, and participate in service activities consistent with the rank of appointment. Instructional activities will include teaching internationally oriented courses in her/his specific functional area as well as leading short-term study abroad programs and supervising international internships for students. Instructional duties may also include on-line instruction and/or instruction at off-campus sites.


Necessary qualifications include: (1) PhD or equivalent in appropriate area of study from a recognized accredited program, (2) excellence in teaching and peer-reviewed research, and (3) experience in and enthusiasm for developing and extending international programs within the college. Experience in international business and in leading study abroad programs is strongly desired.


Appalachian State University is a member institution of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina. ASU has built a national reputation for providing outstanding academic programs and is consistently recognized as a leading comprehensive regional university in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best College Guide. ASU has approximately 16,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the university and surrounding area is located at The Walker College of Business is AACSB International accredited and is regularly included in Princeton Review’s edition of Best Business Schools. The college has more than 2,200 students enrolled in ten undergraduate programs. It offers a major and minor in international business and requires all business students to fulfill an international experience requirement prior to graduation. Roughly 25% of all undergraduate business students participate in study abroad programs. The MBA program offers an international business track.


Applications should include: (1) a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position at ASU, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience, (4) evidence of research accomplishments, and (5) contact information for three professional references knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. A review of completed applications will begin as they are received and will continue until March 31st or until the position is filled, whichever is later.


Applications should be sent to: Martin Meznar, Search Committee Chair Dean’s Office Walker College of Business ASU Box 32037 Appalachian State University Boone, NC 28608 Electronic applications will be accepted, but must be submitted in pdf format.


Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the search committee chair. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists who are invited to campus for an interview.