Assistant or Associate Professor of Business and Leadership
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Main Campus - Harrisonburg, VA
Assistant or Associate Professor of Business and Leadership


Eastern Mennonite University, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, seeks to hire a multidisciplinary faculty to advance a strategic goal for inclusive excellence. Known for its emphasis on peace and justice, EMU is dedicated to promoting and working for justice and social change. As a community striving to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive, EMU welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and provides opportunities for faculty collaboration across disciplines and communities. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high quality teaching and enthusiasm for mentoring and advising students, particularly those from underrepresented/underserved populations. Additionally, successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and service, both on and off campus. More details about EMU’s cohort hiring initiative are available at this link.

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Business/Leadership or Economics: Applicants with extensive academic background may be eligible for Associate Professor rank. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty role in the Business and Leadership Program, which emphasizes balance among people, planet, and profits, and leadership for the common good. Teaching is in the core business curriculum or economics, or both; capacity to teach multiple subfield areas of business is desired. Teaching is in-person, and full time faculty generally maintain a physical presence in the department during weekday work hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD, DBA, or other terminal degree (ABD may be considered) in business, management, administration, leadership, economics, or related field. Industry experience is critical, notably in organizational leadership role(s). Teaching experience is preferred, and ideally at the college level. Publication record or evidence of scholarly ability is expected.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time member of EMU’s Business and Leadership Program, including teaching, service, and scholarship. Teaching will primarily be at the undergraduate level but may also include one or more graduate courses. Service will include student advising and other program-level responsibilities in addition to university-wide engagement.

POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract, 24 semester hours per year. Salary level is determined by education and experience. EMU uses a tenure with post-tenure review contract system.

APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions begin mid-August 2022. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.

INQUIRIES: Application review begins November 1, 2021 and is ongoing. Select applicants will be asked to respond to questions relevant to EMU’s faith-based mission. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted here. Informal inquiries may be directed to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professions David Brubaker at Follow the apply now instructions at the top of this page.

Eastern Mennonite University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process. EMU seeks faculty who show promise of or have demonstrated

  • teaching excellence in a Christian liberal arts environment,
  • a commitment to ongoing scholarship, and
  • familiarity with and respect for Anabaptist/Mennonite Christian faith practices.

EMU pursues creativity, innovation, and excellence in all educational programs and invites students to follow Christ’s call to witness faithfully, serve compassionately, and walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace.