California Lutheran University — Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Posting Details

Position Title	Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Position Category	Faculty
FLSA	Exempt
Position Status	Tenure-Track
Location	Thousand Oaks

University Background	
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person's dignity.

Basic Function
The School of Management in California Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Strategic Management with the appointment starting in Fall 2022.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual dedicated to teaching, scholarship, collaborating with, and mentoring a diverse student body. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Specifically, we seek someone with experience in meeting the needs of our growing LatinX student body (currently representing over 38% of all undergraduate and graduate students) and other underrepresented student groups. Candidates, from all faiths, who advocate for justice and fairness for all people are encouraged to apply for this position.

This position includes teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs with an emphasis on close interaction with our students. The successful candidate will have demonstrated competence in both teaching and research in a broad area of strategic management. Teaching responsibilities are primarily in strategic management and international business, but may also include principles of management, organizational behavior, or other areas of management as needed. Also, the successful candidate will work closely with the relevant Associate Dean and is expected to serve the School of Management and California Lutheran University.

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), California Lutheran University is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. Cal Lutheran is Located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, our 225-acre campus is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students from 61 countries. The School of Management, which offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, is the largest of the professional schools at the university. Approximately half of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups. The mission of the School of Management is to prepare students for success with integrity in their professional and personal lives through scholarship, diverse learning experiences, and community engagement in a global context. For more information, visit

Representative Duties
• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
• Performs related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of	
• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
• Principles and best practices of effective teaching
• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
• University curricula
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Modern computing technology
• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications	
● Ph.D. in Strategic Management or Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution. ABD with a dissertation defense date and completion of all degree requirements on or before August 2022 will be considered.
● Be proficient at teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate strategic management and international business courses.
● Have an active scholarship agenda and publication record.
● Be effective at advising and mentoring diverse student bodies.
● Willing and able to participate in service at the school and university levels according to institutional needs.

Preferred Qualifications	

Licenses and other requirements	

Working Environment	
Indoor classroom environment; seated for extended periods of time; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Posting Number
Number of Vacancies	1
Desired Start Date	08/22/2022
Position End Date	
Open Date
Close Date	12/01/2021
Open Until Filled	No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions
Interested candidates should submit each of the following as a separate document:
1) Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran and its designation as an HSI.
2) Curriculum vitae (CV).
3) Statement of teaching (including teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and/or motivation to teach and mentor underrepresented and first-generation students.)
4) Statement of research and scholarly activities.
5) Statement of diversity.
Hiring Range: $80,000 to $90,000, and will be commensurate with prior experience and profile of the candidate

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University's policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1.	How did you hear about this posting?
	◦	Chronicle of Higher Education
	◦	Inside Higher Ed
	◦	Cal Lutheran Website
	◦	Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
	◦	Hispanic Outlook
	◦	Women in Higher Education
	◦	Department Specific Site (MLA, APA, etc.)
	◦	Minority Postdoc
	◦	Other
	◦	Personal Recommendation

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
	1	Resume/Curriculum Vitae
	2	Cover Letter
	3	Teaching Philosophy
	4	Statement of Research/Creative Activities
	5	Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
	1	Other
	2	Other #2
	3	Other #3

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