Augustana College

Rock Island, Illinois United States

Assistant, Associate, Full

    July 26, 2023
    September 15, 2023

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts and sciences college of 2,400 students, including 18 percent first generation college students, 21 percent Pell Grant eligible students, 23 percent students of color, and 15 percent international students.  Our beautifully wooded and largely residential campus is located in Rock Island, IL, a diverse Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago. 

Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with an interest in fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body. Details about Augustana College, faculty life, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.   

Job Description:

The Department of Business Administration – Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions, rank open, to begin August 2024. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in Marketing and/or International Business.

The teaching load is typically six, four-credit courses per academic year (which faculty may fulfill through a combination of teaching and advising). Additional responsibilities include departmental planning and programming, engaging with our campus community, and maintaining a research agenda commensurate with a teaching-focused institution.

The Business Administration department at Augustana College is a well-established and dynamic program focusing on effective undergraduate teaching within a strong liberal arts setting. The department houses two majors: Business and International Business. Each major includes options for a concentration: Management, Marketing, and Finance. The Business major also offers concentrations in Business Intelligence and International Business. Student demand for business coursework is robust; the majors offered by the business department are the most highly subscribed on campus. The department also oversees two minor programs in Entrepreneurial Studies and Nonprofit Leadership Development. As over 90 percent of majors complete an internship, we welcome candidates with a desire to develop relationships with the business community. 


A terminal degree in a related field is strongly preferred; candidates enrolled in but who have not yet completed a terminal degree in a related field will also be considered for an entry-level tenure-track position. Applicants with a master’s degree in a related field and distinguished professional experience will be considered for a non-tenure track position. Professional experience in the field of expertise is strongly preferred for all applicants.

As part of a liberal arts college, we are specifically interested in candidates who can both appreciate and integrate the role of business in the context of the larger society and its concerns. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, teaching excellence, engagement with the community, and a commitment to fostering equity and inclusion. A strong candidate will demonstrate a commitment to creative and engaging undergraduate teaching.  

Additional Information:

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Augustana College provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include a: cover letter; curriculum vitae; copy of graduate transcript(s); statement of teaching, service, and professional activity; evidence of teaching effectiveness; sample of professional expression (for tenure-track applicants, this should be of a scholarly nature); and contact information for three references. Current courses offered by the department are listed in the college catalog; please describe your background in scholarship and/or teaching of any of these classes in your cover letter.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Ann Ericson, Co-Chair of the Business Administration Department, at For full consideration, applications should be submitted by September 15, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.