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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Business Law

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Business Law
Boone, NC

Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full

Position Number: 083161

Department: Finance, Banking & Insurance - 255200

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, be a member in good standing of a state bar association, and have experience teaching coursework at the college level as the instructor of record. In addition to these requirements, the following qualifications are desired:
* Willingness to teach Business Law and other courses (e.g. insurance, real estate, employee benefits)
* Three-plus years of legal experience in business or the practice of law

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Teaching needs include Business Law and may include other courses (e.g., insurance, real estate, banking, employee benefits)

License/Certification Required

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
Member in good standing of a state bar association.

Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor beginning Fall Semester 2023. This position will include teaching Business Law and possibly other courses. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research and scholarly activities sufficient to meet faculty tenure requirements.
The Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance includes 20 full-time finance,
insurance and law faculty serving approximately 350 undergraduate majors. The
department also provides classes for the MBA and other graduate programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty typically teach three classes per semester and serve on department, college,
and university committees. Successful candidates will provide evidence of an ongoing
commitment to excellence in student instruction and engagement, produce quality
research, and maintain strong relationships with professional organizations.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a sincere commitment to promoting
advocacy, diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and social justice. For more information about
the Walker College of Business, Inclusive Excellence statement click here.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at the university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Date: 10/14/2022

Closing Date

Open Until Filled: No

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/01/2023

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach:
  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Names and Contact Information for Three References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Copies of student evaluations or other evidence of effectiveness in teaching
  6. Research Statement
  7. Diversity Statement: Diversity statement, describing plans to promote diversity issues and inclusive excellence in teaching, service, and/or outreach.
Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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