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Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant or Associate Professor - Women's Leadership
Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah
Date Posted 08/13/2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Women's Studies
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The AACSB-accredited Woodbury School of Business (WSB) at Utah Valley University invites applicants for a teaching/research position in organizational leadership with an emphasis in women’s leadership Fall of 2020. The WSB, averaging over 5,500 students per semester, is Utah’s largest school of business and Utah Valley University is the largest university with over 40,000 students enrolled. The WSB has a very strong emphasis in engaged learning. The holder of this position will play an important role in planning and implementing women’s leadership initiatives for the university’s internal and external communities.

Teaches undergraduate courses in leadership and management, particularly leadership theory and application and women’s leadership, with the ability to teach other department courses (e.g. individual action and corporate responsibility, introduction to business) in a variety of delivery modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, hybrid). Prepares instructional materials (e.g., syllabi, teaching materials, exams). Maintains student-centered approach to learning. Provides service, including community outreach to facilitate student learning and community engagement, as well as committee work at all levels (department, college, and university). Excellence in teaching, research (with an emphasis on women’s leadership), and academic and professional service will be expected. The person in this position will coordinate with stakeholders across campus on women’s leadership initiatives such as brown bag research sessions, a research fellow program, or a speaker series. The role also involves coordinating with government and educational leaders and other stakeholders in the state on women’s leadership issues and opportunities.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a PhD in leadership, business administration, or a closely related field required. ABD will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of and demonstrated competence in leadership theory and application with an emphasis on women in leadership. An established publication record in the area of women’s leadership or the ability to establish a research agenda in women’s leadership.

Demonstrated skills and experience in developing and coordinating undergraduate student programs and activities. Skilled or willingness to develop skill in providing high-quality engaged learning in courses. Evidence of well-developed, collegial, and collaborative communication skills.

Ability to generate, integrate, and facilitate campus, community, and state-wide connections focused on women’s leadership. Ability and willingness to provide expert classroom instruction, curriculum development, and program assessment. Demonstrated ability to teach across a spectrum of organizational leadership courses.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of well-developed, collegial, and collaborative communications and commitment to service and the pursuit of a research agenda are required.
  • Successful candidates should have teaching experience in organizational leadership, and specifically women’s leadership content areas.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a well-developed background (or strong aspirations to develop a teaching record) in engaged learning. Experience in online/hybrid teaching is also beneficial.
  • Pragmatic teaching applications and approaches ideally informed and enhanced by industry experience.
  • An interest in and commitment to interacting effectively with the local business, government, and higher education communities in the region and state.
  • An interest in and commitment to helping build women’s leadership initiatives on campus and in the community.
  • Strong evidence of high quality research capabilities in leadership and women’s leadership, particularly research with industry, community, and student success impacts.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, and other comparable experience.

Physical Requirements

Physical ability to perform manual work.

EEO Statement

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Benefits Summary

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


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