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Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice in Business Economics, School of Business

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Location: Winston Salem, NC

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Job Description Summary
The Wake Forest University School of Business is seeking qualified candidates for a Teaching Professor/Professor of the Practice in Economics (clinical position) starting Summer 2022. This individual will be expected to teach graduate introductory courses in Managerial, Macro, and Applied Business Economics. Candidates should have a master's degree (or higher) in Economics or a related field, plus a minimum of five years' experience in university-level teaching or in relevant work experience in the areas of instruction. With either experience profile, evidence of prior teaching effectiveness is required. The position offers a highly competitive package of compensation and benefits.
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Job Qualifications

Wake Forest University has a long tradition of excellence in market-relevant teaching, and the ideal candidate should demonstrate an ability to contribute to the teaching quality of the School of Business. The School of Business focuses on educating the whole person, with our faculty members facilitating student acquisition of deep conceptual knowledge, their attainment of a broad set of professional competencies, and their development of a clear sense of professional identity and character. Therefore, we seek a student-centric colleague who subscribes to this holistic educational philosophy, serves as an exemplary role model, and can demonstrate a commitment to teaching courses that develop students in all three of these areas.

Moreover, we also seek an educator who is dedicated to four central foci in the School of Business' educational mission - that is, who have a track record of developing the following strengths in others:

Impactful - Our graduates are able to make immediate, meaningful contributions to their organizations through their ability to think strategically, act practically, and communicate effectively.

Professional - Our graduates create value for others; embrace a professional identity and understand and commit to stewardship of the honor, traditions, and productive and innovative culture of their professions; and work to strengthen their community using the skill and expertise of their professional training.

Honorable - To achieve high levels of performance while maintaining the highest standards of individual character, our graduates lead ethically and exhibit personal strengths that enable success with integrity.

Global - To effectively lead across cultural and geographical boundaries, our graduates leverage diversity and demonstrate a global mindset.

Because we are preparing students to succeed and flourish in the profession, we seek to hire colleagues who understand the marketplace, desire to be deeply connected to it on a continuing basis, and are committed to supporting our students as they prepare for and embark on fulfilling career trajectories. Applicants with demonstrated ability to design and deliver educational experiences that are valued by industry will be preferred.

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities according to U.S. News & World Report. With over 5,400 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate and professional students, the student[1]faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since its founding, the University has adopted the motto Pro Humanitate, which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Click here for quick facts about the University.

Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts and innovation scenes. Residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family. Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (

Wake Forest School of Business

The AACSB-accredited, nationally ranked Wake Forest University School of Business offers undergraduate academic programs in Accountancy, Finance, Business and Enterprise Management, and Mathematical Business as well as graduate programs encompassing the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Courses are offered at the beautiful home campus in Winston-Salem, the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, and/or online depending upon the chosen program.

Wake Forest University continues to rank as a top school for undergraduate business education (ranked #13 by Poets & Quants for Best Undergraduate Business Programs in 2021). For 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked the part-time MBA Program #1 in North Carolina and #22 in the nation while The Economist ranked the MSM Program as #1 in Career Opportunities and #3 overall in the U.S for 2019. In the MSA Program, Wake Forest students have earned the #1 CPA Pass Rate more than any other school in the past 20 years.

Farrell Hall

Wake Forest University business programs and faculty are housed in Farrell Hall, the inspiring, four-level, 120,000-square foot home of the Wake Forest University School of Business. Farrell Hall features state-of-the-art technology and groundbreaking design to create an environment in which faculty-student engagement and interaction thrives.

Application Procedure

For more information about the School of Business and Wake Forest University, click here to visit the School of Business website. For online application instructions, click here to visit the Wake Forest University Careers site and select Faculty Openings. Required materials include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and any recent course evaluation results, including raw data and comparative benchmarks. (Note: Formal transcripts will be required before a hiring offer can be made.) Inquiries about the position should be addressed to (see application details).

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications that include all required information and are submitted on or before October 31, 2021 will be given full consideration

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

Time Type Requirement
Full time
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
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