St. Mary’s College of Maryland — Inaugural William Seale Professor of Business

The Inaugural William Seale Professor of Business

St. Mary's College of Maryland invites nominations and applications for the Inaugural William Seale Professor of Business. The successful candidate will bring an innovative and strategic mindset to build and grow a business program, have a commitment to effective evidence-based teaching, be able to work collegially with faculty colleagues across disciplines, and develop and maintain relationships with enterprises in the College's region.

St. Mary's College, located in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region 75 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 97 miles south of Baltimore, has been engaged in efforts over the last several years to elevate its position as the premier public liberal arts honors college, and with this, the College has completed several initiatives, including changes in its academic programs. Among these initiatives, the College has created a task force with trustees, faculty, and staff that resulted in the development of four new, market-tested degree programs, including Business Administration. As a part of the anticipated creation of a Business Administration degree program for fall 2022, the College has established this Inaugural William Seale Professor of Business to lead the program.

The Inaugural William Seale Professor of Business has an exciting opportunity to develop the business program from the ground up and in doing so create a dynamic curriculum, consistent with the high quality of instruction and teaching currently offered at St. Mary's College, that will attract business-oriented students who will flourish in SMCM's intellectually challenging collaborative learning community. It is important for the successful candidate to support the College's academic mission and to actively engage in expanding and strengthening community and industry partnerships as St. Mary's College of Maryland works to enhance the visibility of its programs and student opportunities for internships and post-graduate careers, as well as increase funding prospects. The Inaugural William Seale Professor of Business must champion a liberal arts education and bring innovative vision and strategy to promote academic excellence. The successful candidate will also demonstrate collaborative leadership and the capacity to work closely across departments with faculty colleagues and staff in the design of interdisciplinary opportunities. As St. Mary's College's culture places significant importance on education as a transformative experience for learners and instructors, responsibilities of the position will include teaching each semester as well as engaging in service activities that serve the broader institution.

The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in Business Administration or a business field (e.g., Marketing, Management, or Business Economics). A strong record of teaching and administrative experience in undergraduate business studies and of scholarship that merits appointment at associate or full professor are required.

St. Mary's College of Maryland is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins at or Andrea Cowsert at This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 21, 2022, can be assured full consideration. To learn more about the College, the position and desired attributes, as well as how to apply, click here.

Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination; medical and religious exemptions may be considered.
St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.