Director of the Master of Business Administration Program (Assistant/Associate Professor in Business)
Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate faculty position to serve as the Program Director in our new Master of Business Administration Program. The ideal candidate will be responsible for program leadership and associated administrative functions, in addition to teaching. The position begins August 2022. A high priority will be given to candidates with administrative experience and evidence of success. TLU is a teaching-focused institution that offers select graduate degrees. The new MBA program will be administratively housed within TLU’s Department of Business and Economics.
We seek candidates who meet the following requirements:
- Ph.D. or D.B.A. in a business-related field
- Competency and interest in teaching a variety of business courses
- Leadership experience in higher education (department chair, program director, dean)
- Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in business
- Expertise in online, asynchronous teaching (using Brightspace is a plus)
- Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advisement of graduate students
- Strong organizational skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to teach classes online, nights, and weekends
- Work collegially with other faculty members in the department and across campus
- Understand and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University
The MBA Program Director’s responsibilities include:
- leading the MBA program
- teaching a two-two-three load (fall, spring, summer)
- engaging in curriculum development in the MBA
- assisting the department chair in hiring and mentoring adjunct faculty and course staffing
- providing direct contact to newly admitted students
- advising students
- other duties as needed
This is a 12-month, tenure-track, on-campus director position in Seguin, Texas which requires leading the program, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in a variety of instructional modalities. More information about the Department of Business and Economics can be found at https://www.tlu.edu/programs
Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African-American presence as well. Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. For more information, consult our web site at http://www.tlu.edu.
To be fully considered for this position, each candidate should submit the following materials as a single electronic file (pdf preferred):
- Letter of application addressing the above criteria,
- Current curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement of research interests
- Statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.
- Contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers).
Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience.
Please send your submissions electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Fernando A. Garza, Jr., associate professor and chair, Department of Business and Economics.
Review of applications will begin July 1st and will continue until the position is filled.
Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking first on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the seventh consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings, once again returning to the No. 1 spot. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility — the third year
the university has appeared in this category. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.