Warren Wilson College
Asheville, North Carolina United States
Asheville, North Carolina United States
Warren Wilson College invites creative and innovative applicants for a junior faculty position in Business. The distinctive Business program is deeply rooted in the liberal arts and the College’s values of social justice, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion are woven throughout the curriculum. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach courses in areas such as: sports/outdoor management, small business management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and eco-tourism. We are seeking someone who can also provide out of classroom instruction for work crews who are engaged in student-driven enterprises while cultivating partnerships with broader regional businesses. Candidates will also work collaboratively across departments. This is a full-time, continuing faculty position in an extended contract system. All faculty at the College teach within their expertise and, as appropriate to the department, teach courses that contribute to general education. In addition to their teaching, all faculty are expected to demonstrate their continued engagement in scholarship and/or creative activity and to engage in collegial institutional service.
The major is designed to graduate business leaders who can critically assess, develop, and promote a sustainable future. Student interest is high, and we seek candidates who are excited about collaborating with existing faculty to continue to grow an innovative, regionally engaged business program.
Candidates will have demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and demonstrated success with developing interdepartmental and external partnerships.
About the College:
Warren Wilson College is located on a beautiful 1,135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. We enroll approximately 750 undergraduates and 100 graduates. Rooted in liberal arts education, the College provides educational programs that foster students’ curiosity, empathy, and integrity to prepare graduates to engage in groundbreaking scholarship and creative work; to to pursue meaningful careers with professionalism; and to lead purposeful lives dedicated to fostering a just, equitable, and sustainable world. The College utilizes an innovative educational approach that intentionally integrates academics and experiential learning (through campus work and community engagement) for a rich, challenging student experience. Our students matriculate through deliberately scaffolded courses and signature capstone experiences that combine intellectual foundations with experiential skill development and problem solving.
To fulfill this mission, the College, through its Strategic Imperative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is unwavering in our commitment to the dignity of all people-particularly those populations who have been both historically oppressed and continue to experience systemic oppression. As we value the breadth of diversity necessary for a rich campus culture, we also recognize the particular challenge and opportunity for growth and leadership around race, noting that such a focus necessarily intersects with deepening efforts around other aspects of identity (such as ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, class, and worldview). We are committed to a culture of educational access and to ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. We seek and support an academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff with a genuine interest in our innovative approach to education and focus on inclusive excellence, as well as a willingness to fully participate in the life of the College. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (e.g., people of African, Latine, Indigenous, and/or Asian descent) and individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter which includes a discussion of your demonstrated engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion in learning spaces. Applicants should also describe how their teaching, research, and/or practical business experience connects to Warren Wilson’s distinctive learning approach and community. First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 11, 2022. Electronic submission is required.
Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Warren Wilson College desires a faculty and staff that reflect the diversity of the American culture; encourage a range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and lifestyle perspectives; and reflect a global outlook. The College particularly seeks to include as candidates in its search processes women and members of underrepresented minority groups.